Motels in Richmond, Virginia

by Mark Heidelberger Google
Virginia's capital city of Richmond straddles the scenic James River.

Virginia's capital city of Richmond straddles the scenic James River.

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The city of Richmond, Virginia is primarily populated with well-known, brand name motel chains that offer a sense of familiarity, comfort and reliability. Amenities are generally limited, although the lower priced room rates are ideal for travelers who are operating on a budget. Additionally, these properties commonly offer selected services for business travelers as well as easy access to area attractions, restaurants and highways.

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Quality Inn West End

The 190-room Quality Inn West End is located near several points of interest, including Virginia Union University, the Stuart C. Siegel Center and the Science Museum of Virginia. The property contains ample outdoor parking for trucks, RVs and buses as well as a seasonal outdoor pool, Wi-Fi access and a newsstand in the lobby. In addition, corporate travelers have access to fax/copy services and an unstaffed business center with PC workstation. All guests are treated to a fresh, complimentary continental breakfast each morning, while lunch and dinner restaurants like Picadilly's Cafeteria and Kabuto's Japanese Steakhouse are adjacent to the property. In-room amenities include pay-per-view movies, individual climate controls and irons with boards. Some rooms also have fridges and microwaves. In addition, well-behaved pets are welcome.

Days Inn Richmond VA

The Days Inn Richmond VA is situated in the heart of the city just minutes from the University of Richmond, Busch Gardens and NASCAR’s Richmond International Raceway. Guests can make use of amenities like express check-out service, ice machines, a laundry facility, conference room, 24-hour switchboard and front desk with safety deposit boxes and free toiletries. Those looking to nap in the sun can lay around the unheated outdoor pool, while a wake-up service is available for those who need to get up. A deluxe continental breakfast is laid out in the lobby each morning, while Caribbean Pot and Mia Casita are exotic eateries located right next door. Brightly lit guest rooms offer choice of king or queen beds as well as work desks, Jacuzzi tubs and 25-inch cable television sets with HBO. Also, pets are allowed to stay for an extra fee.

Super 8 Richmond Midlothian Turnpike

The Super 8 Richmond Midlothian Turnpike motel sits near the intersection of Powhite Parkway and US Route 60, with convenient access to the Virginia Capitol Building, Carpenter Center and Edgar Allan Poe Museum. Property amenities range from free car and truck parking to a complimentary light breakfast each morning to a conference room for business meetings. Local activities like tennis and golf are just a short drive, as are several shopping malls and restaurants like Lone Star, Red Lobster and TGI Friday's. Cozy guest rooms feature free high-speed wireless Internet, microwaves, refrigerators and cable TV with premium movie channels. Discounts are available for AAA members, government workers, military personnel and AARP cardholders. Additionally, Wyndham Rewards Points can be earned here and redeemed for gifts, free stays and airline miles.

Sleep Inn

The 72-room Sleep Inn lies in close proximity to area attractions such as the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond Coliseum and State Fair of Virginia. In addition, the Richmond International Airport is less than 15 minutes by car. The well-maintained property features interior corridors and Braille elevators along with free morning newspapers in the lobby, a guest laundry, valet cleaning service, and a copier and fax machine for guest use. A free continental breakfast is included in the room rate, while nearby lunch and dinner choices include Italian Villa, Aunt Sarah's and Ming's Dynasty. All guest rooms offer ultra-plush bedding, satellite TV, A/C, computer hook-ups and direct-dial phones with free local calling. This property is FEMA-approved for government travelers and allows guests to earn and redeem Choice Privileges Rewards points.

About the Author

Mark Heidelberger has been writing for more than 22 years, from articles and short stories to novels and screenplays. He is a consummate foodie, loves to travel and has run several businesses, all of which influence his work. He also holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from UCLA.

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