The Commonwealth Hotel, Richmond VA: As Close to the VA State House As You Can Get

VA State House Sunrise Richmond VA

VA State House Sunrise Richmond VA

Once the hotel of choice for government officials, The Commonwealth Hotel, Richmond VA, within steps (and with great views) of the Virginia State Capitol, has been newly renovated and updated as a cute artsy boutique for trendy travelers as well.

Commonwealth Hotel exterior Richmond VA

Commonwealth Hotel exterior Richmond VA

 

Joining the growing number of boutique hotels in Richmond VA (Quirk, Graduate Richmond, and Maven Favorite, Linden Row Inn), The Commonwealth is attracting a growing number of non-elected officials from all over the world.

First Impressions of The Commonwealth Hotel

You can’t get much closer to the Virginia State House: in fact, if you inch past The Commonwealth on Bank Street, you’ll hit the Capitol’s security barriers.

Lobby The Commonwealth Hotel Richmond VA

Lobby The Commonwealth Hotel Richmond VA

The lobby is full of light, thanks to casement windows and cream colored cushy couches that offset the cool black and white marble floor. The space, you’ll soon see after check-in, is much more sedate than the colorful room décor. Reception is uber friendly and quick – it’s a no-fuss kind of place.

 Rooms and Suites At Commonwealth Hotel Richmond

Art Mural Commonwealth Hotel Richmond VA

Art Mural Commonwealth Hotel Richmond VA

Guests are rewarded with eclectic art as soon as they exit the tiny (3-person) elevator: each floor corridor is graced with a different vibrantly painted mural. Guestroom doors are also “tattooed” with contemporary art.

View of VA State House from Commonwealth Hotel Richmond VA

View of VA State House from Commonwealth Hotel Richmond VA

Ask for a corner suite overlooking the Virginia State House and Capitol Square Park – a set of rooms larger than most NYC apartments. The view is unparalleled.

Suite Living Room The Commonwealth Hotel Richmond VA

Suite Living Room The Commonwealth Hotel Richmond VA

Rooms are painted in bold colors, and furnishings are Crate and Barrel modern, handcrafted by local Virginia artisans. Comfortable, clean beds are encased in white duvet and sheets.

Bathroom The Commonwealth Hotel Richmond VA

Bathroom The Commonwealth Hotel Richmond VA

Bathrooms are design-forward with marble tile floors, white subway tile showers, and plenty of light.

Dining at The Commonwealth Hotel

Ruegers Restaurant The Commonwealth Hotel Richmond VA

Ruegers Restaurant The Commonwealth Hotel Richmond VA

In-house Rueger’s (referencing the name of the first hotel on this site), offers Breakfast and Lunch.

Just the Facts

Rooms and Suites from $120-$250 per night. Packages with breakfast available.

Stuck for Things to Do in Richmond? You’ll find lots of ideas on this Getaway Mavens Post.

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Malerie Yolen-Cohen is the Author of newly released cross-country travel guide, Stay On Route 6; Your Guide to All 3562 Miles of Transcontinental Route 6. She contributes frequently to Newsday and New England Boating Magazine (formerly Offshore/Northeast Boating Magazine), with credits in National Geographic Traveler, Ladies Home Journal, Yankee Magazine, Shape.com, Sierra Magazine, Porthole, Paddler and dozens of other publications. Malerie’s focus and specialty is Northeastern US, and she is constantly amazed by the caliber of restaurants and lodging in the unlikeliest places.

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