6 of the Best Downtown Richmond Hotels for Meetings

Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, your hotel is an important part of your visit. The Covington Meeting & Events (CM&E) team, along with Anne Marie and Lisa from our Business Travel Services team, had the pleasure of touring a few of downtown Richmond’s best properties. Meghan Butcher, CM&E meeting planner compiled their inspection report, along with observations from her colleagues. They will review other Richmond hotels in future posts.

Homewood Suites and Hampton Inn & Suites

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While the Homewood Suites and the Hampton Inn & Suites are literally in the same physical location, there are notable differences between the two hotels. Each property offers its own style and overall experience. The Homewood Suites and Hampton Inn are both great for a wide variety of meetings and events. A great value property with a fun mix of youth, this hotel makes a great backdrop for your next downtown stay.

“It was interesting to see how the dual-branded properties shared common areas yet maintained their individuality. After touring these hotels, I now realize how seamless and easy it is to move between the properties, and that they present a blended experience to the guest.” – Anne Marie, corporate account manager

Homewood Suites: 700 East Main Street Suite B, Richmond, Virginia, 23219

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in all guest rooms
  • 100 guest rooms
  • Six available meeting rooms
  • Complimentary hot breakfast
  • Complimentary evening social Monday through Thursday
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Homewood Suites and Hampton Inn & Suites are dual-branded Richmond hotels that share public spaces like the Kabana Rooftop Bar.

Hampton Inn & Suites: 700 East Main Street Suite A, Richmond Virginia, 23219

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in all guest rooms
  • Complimentary hot breakfast
  • 144 Guest rooms
  • Two meeting spaces

Available at both properties:

  • Kabana rooftop bar
  • Rooftop pool
  • Belle southern cuisine restaurant.
  • Complimentary 24-hour fitness center with great views of the river and downtown.

“The Kabana Rooftop is a great space for a networking reception or special VIP cocktail party. The Conrad and Bristol rooms would be good for an informal panel discussion when you want to engage the audience in discussion. The Capital Ballroom is large enough for a general meeting session, reception or dinner event.” – Lauren Moore, CM&E meeting planner

Courtyard by Marriott Richmond Downtown and Residence Inn by Marriott Richmond Downtown

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These two properties are conveniently located on the historic cobblestone streets of Shockoe Slip, making some of Richmond’s best restaurants and activities easily walkable. Between the two brands, you will find unmatched style and flexibility. The Courtyard has modern rooms overlooking some of Richmond’s liveliest streets on the weekends. Looking to stay awhile? The Residence Inn provides kitchenettes in every room and plenty of space to settle in. The lobby offers the coziness of your own living room. So kick back or join the party at either of these beautiful locations.

Courtyard by Marriott Richmond Downtown: 1320 East Cary Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in all guest rooms
  • Two meeting rooms, with floor to ceiling windows and modern design

The Courtyard by Marriott Downtown and the Residence Inn by Marriott Downtown are neighboring sister hotels in Richmond.

Residence Inn by Marriott Richmond Downtown: 14 South 14th Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219

  • Free Grocery shopping service
  • Full kitchen in the room
  • Pet-friendly
  • Complimentary daily breakfast
  • Two meeting rooms

Available at both properties:

Complimentary 24-hour fitness center

  • Outdoor patio which can be used for event and cocktail hour space
  • Valet parking
  • The Bistro, located in the Courtyard lobby

“Because of its full kitchen facilities, The Residence Inn Downtown is often used by extended-stay customers such as film crews, and training teams. Guests that stay for a week or more sometimes enjoy eating in. Courtyard by Marriott Downtown appeals to clients who want to be within walking distance of restaurants and nightlife after hours.” – Christi Ruddy, CM&E manager

Best of all, these two side-by-side hotels share amenities such as the restaurant, fitness center and lounges. According to hotel sales manager, Nikki McCarthy, “We do have a lot of corporate travelers that love both sides, even when not extended stay.”

Delta Hotels by Marriott Richmond Downtown

555 East Canal Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219

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This Richmond hotel is uniquely located to maximize views of both the James River and Downtown Richmond. With many options for meeting and event space, this hotel can service a wide range of guest needs. The renovations of this property are nothing short of a transformation. Looking to host a larger meeting? The Delta has a ballroom that can be used in a variety of ways. If you need to host lectures, wedding receptions, or large presentations, this space is perfect.

  • The Delta Hotel in downtown Richmond has been completely renovated.

    Complimentary Wi-Fi in all guest rooms

  • Pet-friendly
  • Indoor pool
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Spirits Restaurant, serving daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 285 guest rooms and 15 suites
  • Eight meeting and event spaces
  • Onsite banquet staff and onsite catering

“Rave Reviews are in and the new Delta Hotel Richmond is a smash hit! The newly renovated guestrooms are fresh with a microwave & fridge in each one. The spacious indoor pool and fitness center are open daily. The lobby is open and inviting with several beautifully decorated and comfortable areas where guests can gather and relax. The meeting space is well thought out with plenty of options for all meeting sizes.” – Dee Dee White, CM&E meeting planner

Omni Richmond Hotel

100 South 12TH Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219

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This full-service downtown Richmond hotel is sure to impress with their elegant touches, attentive staff, and welcoming hospitality. Located at a premier address for business (9-minute walk from the Virginia State Capitol) and leisure (convenient to Indie shops and contemporary art galleries), it overlooks the James River and the cobblestone streets of Shockoe Bottom. The Omni sums up Richmond’s modern elegance with minimalistic décor and classic Richmond touches. With a wide variety of meeting and dining spaces, the Omni can cater to large and small events.

  • The Omni Richmond Hotel has the capacity to host large meetings and events.

    The onsite restaurant, Trevi’s Italian Trattoria, is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner

  • In-room dining available
  • Full-service Starbucks
  • 359 guest rooms
  • 14 meeting rooms
  • Indoor pool
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Onsite banquet and catering staff

“At the Omni Richmond, the juxtaposition between historic Richmond and modern amenities in newly renovated guestrooms gives guests an authentic feel for the local flavor of the River City. Southern opulence is at its finest at the Omni, where guests from near and afar can experience the rushing rapids of the James River while being only minutes from fantastic restaurants, historical attractions, and more. Having such a vibrant and varied community in which to host your next meeting is sure to make it a success.” – Melanie Bianco, CM&E meeting planner

If your travels bring you to Richmond or you have need of meeting space here, we hope you consider these fine hotels in some of the best locations around the city. Stay tuned for part two of our Richmond hotel inspections in the spring.

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