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“Cute and historical, but not a B&B!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Linden Row Inn

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Linden Row Inn
Ranked #7 of 81 Hotels in Richmond
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San Diego, California
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“Cute and historical, but not a B&B!”
Reviewed March 22, 2012 via mobile

This hotel is in a good spot, walkable to the Capitol and some other sites, and some cool restaurants (penny lane British Pub was fun and if you like beer try capital ale house, and if you have $$$ Lemaire and Julep looked good!). It's cute inside the hotel and the king room was very nice. Breakfast is a little lame, but I can't really blame them for that since it does say it's "continental". We parked on the street, there were spots less than a block from the hotel every evening where you can leave the car until noon the next day, and since quite a few sites in Richmond are a bit spread out (and we found free parking at pretty much all of them) we skipped the $12 for valet and drove around instead. Overall this is a nice, potentially overpriced hotel that you probably won't be unhappy with if you stay here- but I think in my mind I was hoping for a smaller, more intimate and friendly feeling B&B type place.

Stayed March 2012
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LindenRowInnMgmt, Manager at Linden Row Inn, responded to this review, April 4, 2012
Thank you for sharing your positive experience at the Linden Row Inn. We are happy to hear that you had a chance to try some of our favorite local restaurants during your stay with us. We hope to see you again soon!
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Reviewed March 21, 2012

They don't make such "Inns" anymore, and so for a taste of Southern hospitality, you should try Linden Row when in Richmond. I checked in for a business overnight and was immeidately impressed with the friendliness of the staff, the charm of the lobby layout, and the feeling that i had entered another time zone. The rooms werre situated off a porch overlooking a courtyard. There were sitting parlors throughout. Rooms had colonial decor...and yet the rooms had wi-fi, cable and all amenities. Breakfast was ample and tasty and included. Parking was ample on the street or they had valet service. A shuttle was ready to take you downtown. The room was clean, updated and generously proportioned. Location was great. But the best part was the incredible value--this Inn is half the price of the chain hotels and motels where things are 'cookie cutter'--so why pay more and get less?

Room Tip: Rooms 234 and 235 are set off from the main hallways in a closed door enclave at the end of the hall...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
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LindenRowInnMgmt, Manager at Linden Row Inn, responded to this review, April 4, 2012
Thank you for your flattering review of the Linden Row Inn. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our services and amenities during your brief stay. Please do visit us again soon!
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Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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Reviewed March 17, 2012

We rode the train into Richmond for college visit at VCU. The hotel picked us up at the station and stowed our bags. The desk clerk gave us several suggestions for restaurants within walking distance. A pub two blocks away was great! The hotel gave us a ride to and from VCU. We checked in and were very pleased with the room. It was spacious and welcoming. The courtyard was a nice quiet place to relax and check email. For dinner we took another recommendation and went to Beauregard's Thai Room. Again just two blocks away and excellent food. Slept great and had a very nice breakfast with other guests. We had to check out but the hotel was kind enough to stow our bags and provide transportation to Cary town for shopping and to the train station when we had to leave. We hope to return soon. We enjoyed the city and the Lindon Row Inn!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Thanks for taking the time to share your experience at the Linden Row Inn. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Richmond!
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Reviewed March 15, 2012

No, this place is not grand. If you love old homes and literary connections with comfort and hospitality thrown in, this IS the place for you. I just returned from two restorative nights at this welcoming place - and I was on business!
The Inn is an old home, or series of homes on one of Richmond's grand streets. The outside gives little hint to what is inside - comfortable and reasonably priced rooms situated around a courtyard where, as legend has it, Edgar Allan Poe courted the love of his life! Who could ask for more. Not only that but also the Inn is on the National Register of Historic Places!
This is not a Marriott. This is not a Hilton Garden Inn. This gem aspires to be different, and it is. The front desk staff is unfailingly helpful, the shuttle driver is on time and a great source of info about Richmond, the maintenance staff greets you with a cheery, "Good morning!"
My room, a garden room, was small but not too much so. The bed was more than comfortable, the bathroom was up to date with granite and the works, the free wi-fi was easily accessed, the breakfast was more than ample and served in a spacious setting with the option to take your food to the courtyard. What more is needed?
My room was $50 less per night than the rate quoted by the Marriott for the group I was in Richmond with. Who would believe an oasis like this is still available in today's cookie-cutter world?

Room Tip: Seems to me that any are good. I chose the least expensive garden room, and it had everything I need...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
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LindenRowInnMgmt, Manager at Linden Row Inn, responded to this review, April 4, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a descriptive review of your recent experience at the Linden Row Inn. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to hosting you again soon!
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Roanoke, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed March 7, 2012

We enjoyed our stay at the Linden Row Inn and thought it had a great deal of character. I believe the place was originally built in the mid 1800s as row houses and then around 1990 it was converted into a historical hotel. The rooms are smaller than regular hotels, but they are very comfortable and adequate for our stay. They have a shuttle to take you around Richmond as well and that came in very handy for us. The staff was very friendly and helpful as well. I thought it was a nice change from your normal chain brand hotels to stay in and the price was much, much lower as well. The breakfast is lacking, but good for something to grab on the go...they did have a waffle station though. If you want a neat place to stay with a great deal of character, I would recommend this to you.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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LindenRowInnMgmt, Manager at Linden Row Inn, responded to this review, April 4, 2012
Thanks for taking the time to comment on our rich history. The seven row homes which function as the Linden Row Inn were built in the 1840's, and have hosted well known historic figures such as Jefferson Davis (President of the Confederacy), Hetty Cary (Confederate spy and creator of the Confederate flag), Joseph Anderson (the owner of Tredegar Iron Company), and Nancy Astor (the first female member of British Parliament). By 1950, Mary Wingfield Scott (a noted architectural historian) restored the buildings after saving them from demolition. This paved the way for the seven row homes to be converted to an inn in 1988.

The next time you visit us, be sure to check out "Miss Pegram's Parlour" which has been called "the meeting place of the Confederacy." And, if you are looking for a larger room, we would definitely suggest reserving a Main House room or a Parlour Suite. We look forward to hosting you again soon!
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Reviewed March 7, 2012

This was a last minuet booking for a hotel in Richmond. Could not have been happier. The rate was great and the room was really big, clean, and comfortable. Had a good nights sleep and was refreshed in the morning.

The room was so big that it did feel a bit sparse in the furnishings. The television was a bit far from the bed and there was a lot of empty space in the room. Other than that it was a great stay.

We didn't eat or have any drinks in the bar but it did look pretty nice.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
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LindenRowInnMgmt, Manager at Linden Row Inn, responded to this review, March 21, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write about your refreshing stay at the Linden Row Inn. One benefit of our history is that our Main House rooms are quite spacious, especially for the price. For a cozier option, next time you might want to try a Garden Room. We look forward to seeing you again!
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Property: Linden Row Inn
Address: 100 E Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23219-2108
Location: United States > Virginia > Richmond
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Richmond
#10 Business Hotel in Richmond
#12 Family Hotel in Richmond
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Linden Row Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Linden Row Inn is an award-winning 70-room boutique historic hotel located in the heart of Downtown Richmond. The hotel is comprised of seven row houses built in the mid-1800's, and meticulously restored over the years. Many of the hotel's guest rooms are furnished with antiques from the middle and late 1800's, and the hotel is proud to be featured on the National Register of Historic Places. Edgar Allan Poe spent his childhood playing in the garden that is now the hotel's garden courtyard, and local legend has it that the property is home to the "enchanted garden" that Poe mentions in his famous poem "To Helen." Room rate includes free wireless internet throughout the hotel, access to a state-of-the-art fitness center, and complimentary in-town shuttle service. ... more   less 
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