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“Wonderful Charm” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Berkeley Hotel

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The Berkeley Hotel
Ranked #8 of 81 Hotels in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
Frederick, Maryland, United States
Level Contributor
5 reviews
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“Wonderful Charm”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

We just spend two great days on a "Girlfriend" trip with our daughters. The hotel staff was wonderful, we arrived late but they were all smiles and ready to greet us. The rooms were spacious and clean.

Ms. Beverly and Starletta were so nice.

Room Tip: We wanted adjoining rooms and stayed on the 2nd floor. It was very loud because you are in the city...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Fairfax, Virginia
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112 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

Rated as a 4 diamond hotel. While nice, we found the bed was uncomfortable, the "business center" was just a computer in the lower level, and one of the keys given to us of the room door did not work. While the room size was decent, it was not spacious. The bathroom, on the other hand was spacious. Because the hotel is only 5 stories or so, and is next to other much taller buildings, there is no view of anything except other buildings. We had a balcony, which was shared with the room next door. There was a fair amount of street noise from the restaurant across the street (it didn't help that the Redskins were staying at the Omni and the Redskin groupies hung out at the Tobacco Company.

On the positive side, the staff was very attentive. The room and furnishings were pleasant. The air conditioning was easily controlled in the room and it was relatively quiet. The hotel,is in a great location for sightseeing in downtown Richmond.

Like some other recent reviews, we obtained a "Capitol Deal" /"travelzoo" deal ( which many referred.to,as a,Groupon deal. At the discounted price, we thought the price was appropriate. Glad we did not pay full price.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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South Hill, Virginia
Level Contributor
27 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Looking for a hotel in Shockoe Bottom and this was the place. Wonderful rooms with plenty of space. The cost was exceptional for a place this grand. The staff was accommodating and friendly. Excellent restaurants within walking distance.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Wooddog3
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Bethesda, Maryland
Level Contributor
111 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

We stayed in a King room on a Groupon deal on Friday 7/19/13. I had to change my reservation twice due to my husband's schedule and both times the receptionist was kind and accommodating
A very nice valet greeted our car when we pulled up and from that moment, each staff member we encountered was respectful and friendly. We were given a wonderful room with a balcony. Some mentioned it may be noisy on the street side of the hotel, but if you just set the room hemostat on to fan on rather than automatic, then the fan runs all the time and provides great white noise to block any noise from the street or interior of the hotel. The beds were very comfortable and had lovely linens and the bathroom was very large.
We ate dinner in the restaurant and the food was good although the portions ran small.
The most outstanding feature of this hotel is the wonderful way you are treated by the staff!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank cdefraites1
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Tamika Q, General Manager at The Berkeley Hotel, responded to this review, July 27, 2013
Thank you so much for the kind words. It is good to hear you were able to take advantage of the great deal from Groupon. I will definately pass on your comments to the staff. If is great to hear about a job well don.
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Chicago, Illinois
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76 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

great stay. the staff is super friendly. the hotel's location is perfect, surrounded by great restaurants and history. the rooms are very spacious and so are the bathrooms,, very comfortable overall.
the live jazz on the street was a nice free entertainment, and it stopped in time for bed.
unfortunately i didn't get to try the restaurant, but it sure smelled good!

Room Tip: there is one special room with a balcony, i hear.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Serena S
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Tamika Q, General Manager at The Berkeley Hotel, responded to this review, July 27, 2013
Thank you for the 5-star review. You will have to stay with us again and try the restaurant next time. Gladd to hear you had an enjoyable stay.
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Piscataway, New Jersey
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97 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

When we first pulled up to the hotel, we were greeted by a very supportive and friendly bellman. The staff at the front desk were very ready to serve with a smile, information about the area. They made me and my family feel right at home. The rooms were clean and beautifully designed. We stay for one night but would not have any problems staying there again. The price was such that it allowed us to stay at a f star hotel at 3 star prices.

The wait staff was very but it took a least a half hour to receive our food when we were the only customers (five family members) in the restaurant. The omelets were over cooked, the turkey sausage were cooked too hard. The hash looked like chunks of meat with a little egg on top. The pancakes were tiny a little bigger that a silver dollar and thin.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank nnewk1
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Suffolk, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

Props to The Berkeley Hotel for their inclusion in TODAY Shows' Oscar worthy destinations, totally worth it. In fact I am over due for a weekend get-a-way ;-) Solo this time.

I have stayed there with Family, friends, as a couple and solo, The Berkeley fits the bill every time

Room Tip: try to get a room with a balcony especially if you stay during warm weather months
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: The Berkeley Hotel
Address: 1200 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23219
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Location: United States > Virginia > Richmond
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Richmond
#9 Romantic Hotel in Richmond
#23 Business Hotel in Richmond
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Berkeley Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 55
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