by Courtney Elko
Located in the heart of downtown Richmond, this hotel is situated near the Virginia State Capital and the Governor’s Mansion. There is no need to leave any four legged family members at home during your Richmond visit, because this hotel is pet friendly. Pets are welcome for a night fee. The spacious and comfortable guestrooms feature a king or two double beds, a microwave oven, mini-fridge and coffee maker. Some rooms feature a sleeper sofa and a beautiful view of State Capitol Park. Complimentary Wi-Fi access is also available so the entire family can stay connected to work, home and school while traveling. The onsite restaurant, Maxine’s Cafe, serves delicious breakfast and dinner. Valet parking is available for a nightly fee.
Our Editor Loves
- Pet friendly
- Downtown Richmond
- Governor's Mansion nearby
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
We originally had a different hotel booked, but upon finding the "last minute getaway" deal the Commonwealth was offering, we changed our reservation. I'm glad we did! It was a great stay - friendly staff, spacious room (even though we were in the "comfy" king), very comfortable bed & pillows, and clean & modern bathroom. We ate dinner at Reuger's. It was good and the server/bartender was very friendly.
I wish the Commonwealth would reconsider having guests pay for parking. The additional $25 feels like a burn given we're only in Richmond.
The Commonwealth's room was one of the nicest we've stayed at in a while. We booked the Marshall room (suite?) on the second floor and it was enormous. Frig included, with little freezer, too. Since breakfast is not included, we shopped the 7-11 around the corner and had food in the room. This hotel sits right at the foot of the Capital and its park. We didn't have a car, walked to all the sites we needed, and even took the 7 bus to the airport (an admittedly slow process, but direct). The immediate area is kind of dead at night.
We ate 3 dinners at the hotel restaurant, since we didn't feel like wandering around looking for other places. After the first dinner, we just kept going back. The meals were terrific; I had about the best burger ever, cooked slowly and not burnt or raw inside like a lot of places. Roger, the manager/chef, does a great job, and Jackie, our waitress, was delightful too.