Hotels in Downtown Richmond, Virginia

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Situated on the banks of the James River, Virginia’s Richmond is a treasure trove of historical and cultural gems, with Downtown Richmond at its heart. A hub of political intrigue and historical progress, Richmond was once the capital of the Confederate States, and retains a strong sense of pride in its fascinating past. Combining historical highlights with a lively appreciation for the contemporary arts, Downtown Richmond’s renowned past and progressive future merge to create a dynamic district that’s just waiting to be discovered.

Hotels in Downtown Richmond

From fashionable 4-star accommodation to comfort on a budget, hotels in Downtown Richmond have something for everyone. The fashionable 4-star Berkeley Hotel, Richmond and the popular 3-star Courtyard by Marriott Richmond Downtown are ideally located for visitors who want to explore the best of the area’s museums and attractions, and are both within walking distance of the district’s famous Edgar Allan Poe Museum. Sticking to a budget? Enjoy a central location and excellent accommodation at one of the many budget hotels in Downtown Richmond, such as the Holiday Inn Express Richmond Downtown—the perfect port of call for thrifty travelers.

Things to see in Downtown Richmond

Downtown Richmond is home to a wealth of important museums such as the Science Museum of Virginia, the Virginia Aviation Museum, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and the Edgar Allan Poe Museum. These excellent institutions boast exhibits and showcases to appeal to enthusiasts of technology and science, air travel, art, and literature alike. For the more politically inclined, tours of The White House and Museum of the Confederacy and the Virginia Capitol Building take visitors on a journey through the history of the city’s political climate, while the Virginia Holocaust Museum and the Virginia War Memorial serve as a poignant reminder of the tragic events of WWII. While away an afternoon appreciating the Victorian splendor of Maymont, a 19th-century estate that features a stately mansion, breathtaking gardens, and a fascinating wildlife center. As dusk falls, head to the bright lights of Carytown where you’ll find the best of Downtown Richmond’s charming bars and eateries.

Good for history lovers

The eclectic collection of attractions in Downtown Richmond provides the ideal vacation destination for history enthusiasts. Dig deep into the past at the Hollywood Cemetery, where monuments and mausoleums mark the final resting places of army generals and presidents, and don’t miss a visit to St. John’s Episcopal Church, the location of Patrick Henry’s famed “Give me liberty, or give me death!” declaration in 1775. Today, you can walk through the grounds, attend a service, and enjoy a blast from the past with revolutionary re-enactments that are sure to delight and entertain history aficionados of all ages.

How to get to Downtown Richmond

Take a flight to Richmond International Airport, located less than 20 minutes’ drive from your Downtown Richmond hotel. With private transfers, taxis, the Virginia Airlink shuttle, and GRTC buses all available at the airport, catching a direct ride to Downtown Richmond couldn’t be easier. The city is connected to neighboring areas by train and bus, with 2 Amtrak stations and Megabus and Greyhound services. The Greater Richmond Transit Company runs the local GRTC bus network within the city, providing hassle-free transport to the most popular landmarks in Downtown Richmond. For transport with a twist, take a canal boat cruise on the James River and explore the hotspots of Downtown Richmond from a waterside perspective.