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901 Bank St, Richmond, VA 23219-3505
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 21-12-30 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21-12-30 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#5 of 91 in Richmond
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You may think you know The Commonwealth, as it has been a landmark hotel in Richmond for over 100 years. And much of what we have been known for—excellent service, spacious suites, and a location that can't be beat—remains. But we have totally reinvented ourselves, and now offer a uniquely Richmond experience. From the tattooed entrance doors on our suites (did you know that RVA is the 5th most tattooed city in America?), to furniture and art hand crafted from some of the area's most talented artisans, to java from Richmond's own Carytown Coffee, The Commonwealth will surprise and delight you at every turn. All guestrooms feature: Handcrafted furnishings and artwork from local Virginia artisans and artists; Beds with Simmons Beautyrest mattresses, luxurious cotton sheeting and your choice of pillow firmness; 50” flat screen TV with HD programming; Complimentary high speed wired & wireless internet; Clock radio with bluetooth music streaming; Refrigerator/freezer & microwave
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Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Centre with Internet Access
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Paid private parking nearby
Wifi
Breakfast available
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Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Elizabeth R wrote a review Jun. 23
Sumter, South Carolina131 contributions16 helpful votes
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I was traveling with my dog so I reserved a room at The Commonwealth and we loved it. There is a lovely dog friendly park just across the street, the rooms are spacious and beautifully furnished and the staff was welcoming & helpful. It was a win-win for me & Chica
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Kathryn wrote a review Nov. 2021
Fredericksburg, Virginia24 contributions30 helpful votes
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My husband and I just returned from a fabulous 1 night stay at The Commonwealth for a date weekend staycation and we had a fabulous time! We decided to book at The Commonwealth due to the great reviews, location of the hotel and we wanted to stay somewhere historical with some charm. Everything was great from check-in to check-out! There is construction around one side of the building and we weren't quite sure at first what to do with our car when we pulled to the front to check-in, but the amazing staff let us know that we could valet our car or find street parking for free since we were there no a weekend. We opted for street parking for convenience and found a spot a block away. The staff at The Commonwealth are absolutely fantastic. They are honestly some of the nicest people I've encountered at a hotel! Every single person we met at the front desk and valet were so hospitable, kind, helpful and full of fantastic recommendations. A+ service! One thing to note that I noticed in some reviews before checking in is that the size of the elevators are really tiny. This is a super historical 100+ year old hotel, so the hotel has some quirks like that, but it's all part of the charm! My husband, me and a luggage cart were able to fit in there without a problem. Our room was really great. We booked a 1 bedroom king suite and it was beautiful! We had a great view of the Capitol grounds on the 9th floor, it was very spacious, clean and quiet. We loved it! There were a few things in the bathroom that could be adjusted just in the shower with some wear and tear, but nothing bad. The location of The Commonwealth is unbeatable -- we were walking distance to all of the great restaurants, coffee shops, Shockhoe neighborhood and Capitol Grounds -- we even did a ghost tour on the Capitol grounds and it was so convenient to be right across the street. Overall, we had a fabulous getaway at The Commonwealth and would absolutely stay here again! Thanks for a fantastic time!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: Ask for a room on a higher floor and with windows with a good view of the state capitol grounds.
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Responded Nov. 2, 2021
Thank you, Kathryn C, for taking the time to rate and to write such a wonderful review about The Commonwealth. We appreciate all of your feedback as every observation helps us to improve upon our product and services when needed. We hope you will choose to stay with us again soon for another much deserved staycation - our staff will look forward to welcoming you home. Thank you for being our guests!
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Dwight C wrote a review Jun. 23
Alexandria, Virginia19 contributions8 helpful votes
The water for shower never got hot. The view was sickening and the AC unit sounded like a jack hammer. Glad I was only there for one night. I have attended political receptions here and they acceptable. I expected more.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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AustinCarroll757 wrote a review Jun. 18
Newport News, Virginia1 contribution
The set up of the suite was definitely grabbing. Big and spacious. View was alright, didn’t know there wasn’t a balcony or anything (understandable here) but the shower was super big and looked awesome until you try to turn up the water. The pressure was so little you could hardly rinse yourself off. My partner couldn’t wash her hair cause it was have taken her an hour to rinse it all out. The pubic hair in bathroom, bathroom counter and dresser is what did it for me. Was DEFINITELY NOT WORTH $333 at all. I could have gone to another hotel and stayed longer for that price.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 6 days ago
Thank you, AustinCarroll757, for taking the time to rate and review our hotel. We apologize that you were not happy during your stay with us. We would have liked to have spoken with you directly to learn more about your experience but we do appreciate your candid feedback as it helps us to improve upon our product and services. Thank you for being our guest.
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sjstillman14 wrote a review Jun. 13
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My friend and I loved our stay at the Commonwealth. The front desk clerk, Christina, went above and beyond to be helpful and was so friendly. We had a drink at Rueger's and the bartender there was also super helpful and friendly. Our room was spacious with lovely art. Beds were comfortable. A great experience!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you, sjstillman14, for taking the time to rate and review The Commonwealth. We appreciate all of your kind words and positive feedback. We agree that Christina is pretty wonderful - she's a keeper! We hope you will choose to stay with us again soon - our entire staff will look forward to it. Thank you for being our guest!
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Rex R wrote a review Jun. 12
Reisterstown, Maryland37 contributions37 helpful votes
We come to Richmond once or twice per year to see our daughter, and usually stay in the Hilton for the points. This year, with rates so high, we looked elsewhere and rolled the dice on The Commonwealth. And we won! This downtown hotel place right across from the capitol was a real find. We stayed in a king mini suite (The Franklin) which was huge! Staff here were great, friendly and helpful. Sarah at the bar took care of us after we got back from the Flying Squirrels game. And the valet team was always able to get our car quickly even with chaos around them. The beds are marvelously comfortable and the shower, though a bit short for 6’2” me was excellent. The hotel is near to everything downtown and getting here was fairly easy as it is close to the highway. Overall, good value for the money.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Saturdays are quiet downtown, so you can get in and out to the hotel easily. There is...
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you, thank you, Rex R, for taking the time out of your day to rate and review The Commonwealth. We appreciate all of your kind words and positive feedback. We are so happy that you found us and our whole staff will look forward to welcoming you home the next time to traveling to RVA to visit your daughter. Thank you for being our guest!
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w0rkz2much wrote a review Jun. 11
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The Commonwealth has renewed my confidence in the hotel industry. The place was beautiful, clean and well-staffed with friendly people. I cannot think of anything negative about this hotel. I will definitely stay there again while in Richmond.
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you, w0rkz2much, for taking the time to rate and review The Commonwealth. We appreciate all of your kind words and positive feedback. We hope you will choose to stay with us again when your travels bring you back to downtown RVA - our whole staff will look forward to it. But please, don't work too much while you are here. Take time to relax and enjoy. Thank you for being our guest!
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Juan wrote a review Jun. 10
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We stayed in a suite and from the moment we walked in until we left this place was amazing! Everyone on staff, valet, front desk, restaurant, housekeeping, were absolutely courteous, attentive and so detail orientated. The room was spectacular, roomy and beautiful. I will definitely return here when I come back. Totally made our trip an amazing one..
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you, H198BOjuanh, for taking the time to rate and review The Commonwealth. We appreciate all of your kind words and positive feedback. We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us. Our whole staff looks forward to welcoming you home the next time your travels bring you back to downtown RVA - please make it sooner than later! Thank you for being our guest.
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beprice wrote a review Jun. 9
Danville, Virginia1 contribution
Another great Experience at the Commonwealth! Great location, great room, great staff and perfect for my needs! I would highly recommend the venue for business or leisure travel, especially if you have business near the Capital. Very convenient to a great selection of food! Cannot wait to return!
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you, thank you, beprice, for taking the time out of your day to rate and review The Commonwealth. We appreciate your kind words and positive feedback. Our staff is already looking forward to your next stay with us when your travels bring you back to downtown RVA. Thank you for being our guest!
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8jtr16cnsj wrote a review Jun. 3
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Art Deco look and very comfortable beds. Good location for downtown sights and restaurants. Staff were very accommodating. Valet $30 per night, service is quick. Coffee shop one block over is very good. If you like a gorgeous hotel this felt like a luxurious stay
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you, 8jtr16cnsj, for taking the time to rate and review The Commonwealth. We appreciate all of your kind words and positive feedback. We hope you will choose to stay with us again soon - our staff will look forward to it. Thank you for being our guest!
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US$193 - US$284 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Commonwealth
Which popular attractions are close to The Commonwealth?
Nearby attractions include The John Marshall House (0.5 km), St. Paul's Episcopal Church (0.2 km), and The National (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Commonwealth?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at The Commonwealth?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Commonwealth?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Commonwealth?
Yes, paid private parking nearby, paid public parking nearby, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Commonwealth?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Tobacco Company Restaurant, Secret Sandwich Society, and La Grotta Ristorante.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Commonwealth?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is The Commonwealth located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Richmond.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Commonwealth?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Commonwealth?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Commonwealth offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.