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BEST WESTERN PLUS Governor's Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   9826 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23235-4812   |  
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Ranked #13 of 81 hotels in Richmond
Vienna, Virginia
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Surprised with such great comments!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

After reading so many excellent reviews from other customers who have stayed at this hotel, I was very disappointed when I arrived at the Best Western Plus Governor's Inn. The person who greeted me was not enthusiastic and she did not provide a warm welcome. The room was big; however, the hotel is old. The hallways were very wide,but the carpet was stained and there was a stale smell of smoke, even though it was a non-smoking floor. I had dinner at Tripp's, which I highly recommend, Breakfast at the hotel was mediocre. I would not recommend this hotel for the price.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney Australia
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354 reviews 354 reviews
60 hotel reviews
Reviews in 150 cities Reviews in 150 cities
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Pretty hard to fault this place for a good restful stop and great value at $80 a night ! It is located a fair distance from downtown and in a semi industrial area but it is set back from the main drag and quite. Keep your eyes open for the sign , it creeps up on you !!The rooms are fairly huge and have everything you require. There is a bar/restaurant downstairs but was slow on our two nights but good for a cold beer in seclusion. There were several choices for food nearby, all in walking distance (the Olive Grove was good) and a nearby shopping centre had a great liquor store (Total Wine and More ) and a bar and Chinese ! Great breakfast with a large selection and friendly staff ready to help and advise except for the GM who admitted he hadn't been downtown for twenty years , Shame on You !! Richmond is Great !

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Teaneck, New Jersey
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

From the warm greeting by general manager, Joseph Joyce, to the large, clean, spacious room, this is a travelers dream. Clean throughout. Comfortable bed. The room is huge: there was enough room to put a dining table in the corner or full size sofa. Flat screen tv. Lots of mirrors. Well done hotel. Joseph recommended Tripps restaurant, and he was right on. Upscale TGIF or Applebees. Ask the desk for a coupon and you'll receive an out of this world spicy shrimp appetizer for free. It's not even on the menu, a special deal for BW customers. The food was great. Quiet atmosphere with nice booths. All in all, we enjoyed this stay!

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Joseph J, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Governor's Inn, responded to this review, March 10, 2013
Dear Hillary J,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and for your glowing review of our hotel. I am glad that you found your stay here with us pleasurable and we are pleased that you enjoyed the comfort and amenities we have to offer. Our housekeeping staff prides itself on providing clean, spacious rooms for our guests and we truly appreciate your remarks. I am happy that we were able to provide you with a first-rate guest experience and we thank you for the recommendation.

We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

Sincerely,

Joseph Joyce
General Manager
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Like several other reviewers, we had difficulty finding the entrance (it's a driveway between the shopping center and an Asian restaurant). We chose this property based on other reviews and affordable prices. The rooms are large, clean and well-appointed. Staff at the front desk were very friendly and helpful. We plan to return in the Spring.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Joseph J, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Governor's Inn, responded to this review, March 28, 2013
Dear David B,


Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We're glad you eventually found us (..as we are a little off the beaten path..) and we're pleased that you found your stay with us enjoyable and the amenities to your satisfaction. Thank you for mentioning our clean and spacious rooms; we pride ourselves on our ability to provide comfortable accommodations for our guests. I'm also happy to pass on your compliments to our front desk staff. We're delighted to be considered "a hidden gem" in your book. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit in the spring.


Sincerely,

Joseph Joyce
General Manager
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the villages florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

It was a bit difficult to find the entrance to the motel, but once found a very nice stay Breakfast was also not the most available,the biscuits and gravy did not look too welcoming. The people that checked us in and out were very nice.



  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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St. Ignace MI
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Very clean, reasonably priced, friendly staff, excellent location for my needs. Have stayed there numerous times in the past. My intention is to return again in January for one or two nights and most likely again in April.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Christiansburg, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We recently stays at the Best Western Plus Governor's Inn in Richmond, VA and we were pleasantly surprised with the stay! When we walked into our room we were amazed at the sizeof the room. It was enormous! The room was extremely clean, including the bathroom. The hotel offers a complimentary breakfast including eggs, biscuits and gravy, waffles, and much, much more! The location was very convenient and yet it was slightly off the road, so no traffic noise to deal with. There was lots of exposed brick in the hallways which was very beautiful and charming.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about BEST WESTERN PLUS Governor's Inn

Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Governor`s Hotel Richmond
Best Western Plus Governor`s Hotel
Best Western Governors Hotel
Best Western Richmond
Richmond Best Western
Address: 9826 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23235-4812
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Location: United States > Virginia > Richmond
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Richmond
#9 Family Hotel in Richmond
#26 Business Hotel in Richmond
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Governor's Inn 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy a memorable stay at the Governor's Inn, where hospitality is second nature. Our friendly associates are always available to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Tastefully furnished in warm tones, rich woods, and stone masonry, the Governor's Inn creates an atmosphere of coziness and welcomed. Whether business or pleasure, you will enjoy your stay at the Governor's Inn. ... more   less 
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