One of America’s oldest cities, the capital of Virginia is home to a huge number of Federal-style buildings and other historic landmarks. Cobblestone streets, river walks and several lively neighbourhoods help ensure that Richmond is more than merely a living museum, resulting in the city attracting large numbers of visitors each year.
When it comes to accommodation, Richmond is well set up for its bustling tourist trade. Pretty much every kind of hotel can be found here, from budget to luxury, ensuring there’s something for every requirement. If you’re dead set on staying in a hotel with an indoor pool, we’ve compiled a list of 5 of the best that Richmond has to offer.
Wingate by Wyndham Richmond Short Pump
From CAD $137/ night
This modern 2-star hotel combines excellent value with a secluded location 13 miles outside Richmond city centre. Amenities available to all guests include an indoor heated pool, a fitness centre, and a business centre, and there’s also laundry facilities and hot continental breakfasts served daily in the lobby area. Guest rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, a microwave, a refrigerator, a seating area and a work desk. A wide selectin of shops and restaurants are an easy walk away in Short Pump Town Center.
Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa
From CAD $192/ night
For a mid-range option with some excellent facilities, this Hilton hotel will be hard to beat in Richmond. There’s a steakhouse eatery on-site, as well as a state-of-the-art day spa, an indoor pool, a fitness room, a beauty salon and a convenience store selling snacks and everyday essentials. Guest rooms come with an iPod docking station, a coffee maker and a work desk. Notable nearby attractions include Ginter Botanical Garden and the Edgar Allen Poe Museum, both of which are a short drive away.
From CAD $203/ night
Situated in Richmond’s downtown district, this 3-star hotel is ideally placed for those keen to be at the heart of the action. As for the hotel itself, there are excellent leisure amenities, including an indoor pool, a whirlpool and a fitness centre, while an on-site restaurant serves all-day food and a sports bar shows live sporting events. There’s also a separate bar and a coffee shop. Guest rooms come with a TV and ironing facilities. For business travellers coming here for events, the hotel is connected to the Greater Richmond Convention via a skywalk. Richmond Airport is 7 miles away.
Hilton Richmond Downtown
From CAD $181/ night
Offering a convenient central location in Richmond, this Hilton property has plenty of handy amenities, including a 24-hour convenience store for snacks and daily essentials and a 24-hour business centre. For leisure, there’s an indoor pool with a hot tub and a gymnasium, while drinking and dining is available in two restaurants and a cocktail lounge, and there’s also an on-site coffee bar. All guest rooms come with a refrigerator, an iPod docking station and coffee-making facilities. If you’re seeking excursion ideas, Busch Gardens Williamsburg is just over 50 miles away.
Hampton Inn Richmond South
From CAD $163/ night
Nestled close to the Virginia State Capitol, the Canal Walk, the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center, this affordable hotel offers plenty of attractions nearby. As for the hotel itself, it has plenty of amenities, including an indoor pool, a fitness centre, a business centre and laundry services. Complimentary hot breakfasts are served each morning too. Guest rooms are equipped with flat-screen TVs, microwaves, mini-refrigerators, coffee makers and work desks. Slightly further afield, the Edgar Allen Poe Museum and Richmond Zoo are both a quick drive away.