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Hotels in Petersburg near Fort Lee

Fort Lee Virginia Introduction

Home of the Combined Arms Support Command, Fort Lee Virginia is a United States Army Post, army training base, and community for hundreds of military families in Fort Lee, Virginia. Founded as Camp Lee in 1917, the post has a daily population of over 26,000, and houses the Army Logistics University, the U.S. Army Ordnance School, the U.S. Army Quartermaster School, and the U.S. Army Transportation School. Fort Lee has 2 army museums, the U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum and the U.S. Army Women’s Museum. It is situated alongside the Tri-Cities of Virginia – Petersburg, Colonial Heights and Hopewell.

Hotels near Fort Lee Virginia

The majority of hotels near Fort Lee are in adjacent Virginia cities, between 2 and 7 miles away. You’ll find plenty of mid-range, family-friendly hotels offering pools, fitness centers, and family rooms. Some offer kids’ clubs and playgrounds. There’s also a good selection of budget hotels, inns, and no-frills motels. Most properties in the area include free breakfast. The best time to travel for a hotel bargain is in mid- to late-spring and in the fall. Summers are hot and humid with more tourists visiting and higher hotel prices. Winters are very cold with a possibility of snow.

Where to stay near Fort Lee Virginia

Petersburg is an industrial city and an important transportation hub. Downtown Petersburg has a rich history with several historic, preserved buildings and districts. It’s an attractive area for tourists and families with several nearby notable buildings and landmarks, a good variety of restaurants, speciality shops, theaters, and live music venues. Across the Appomattox River, the city of Colonial Springs is home to various historical attractions, parks, river trails, restaurants, and the Southpark Mall shopping area. Chester is a city in Chesterfield County with a significant cultural and historical past and a host of family-friendly outdoor activities.

Things to see near Fort Lee Virginia

You can visit Centre Hill Museum, an 1823 historic home in Petersburg. The museum hosts a ‘Ghost Watch’ each year, as it’s said to be haunted. It's a 15-minute drive from Fort Lee. Also in Petersburg you’ll find Old Blandford Church, an important site during the American Revolution, which has 15 Tiffany stained glass windows commissioned in memory of Confederate soldiers. Southpark Mall in Colonial Heights is about 6 miles away. Families can enjoy hiking and swimming in Pocohontas State Park, where you'll find Pocohontas Island Black History Museum here, about 6 miles from Fort Lee.

How to get to Fort Lee Virginia

Fort Lee is located along Petersburg, Colonial Heights and Hopewell, off the I-95 Southbound and Northbound, and the I-64 Eastbound and Westbound. Visitors are required to check in at the Visitor Control Center for a background check and an access pass. There’s an Amtrak rail station in Petersburg, about 8 miles from Fort Lee. The Greyhound bus service also stops at Petersburg. The Petersburg Area Transit operates transportation from Fort Lee to the city and its surrounding communities. Richmond International Airport is a 40-minute drive away. Taxis are available to and from the airport.