I had to book a room here because the conference hotel, the Omni, was sold out. It was right across the street, so it could not have been more convenient.
The lobby smelled a little dank when I entered the front door, but the dining room, bar, and rest of the hotel was not. The staff---every one of them--was unbelievably friendly and accommodating. The first night, I didn't realize everything in the vicinity closed early, with no convenience stores or delis. The hotel had only soda machines available to the guests, but the bell captain took me down to the employee lounge and use the snack machine. My late night working on my presentation was much more productive without the grumbling tummy.
The wifi was free and easy to use. The bed, bath, towels, robe, linens, were all top notch. The bar was friendly with a nice happy hour. I had an awesome dirty gin martini--the only problem was the $15 price tag, but that's the norm in this part of Richmond, it seemed.
If I am ever expected at the Omni again, I will try to book here. Low-key charm and comfort.More