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“Exquisitely comfortable”
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Linden Row Inn
Ranked #8 of 81 Hotels in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
Washington, DC
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79 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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“Exquisitely comfortable”
Reviewed 11 November 2012

I could go on for ages about the charm of this small boutique hotel. I looked at it when another place failed to respond to my email enquiries. The ease of reserving the room I wanted was my first clue to this place's suitability. When I checked in, weary and mussed from miles of trudging, receptions gracious welcome further warmed me to the Linden Row Inn. It was my room that did the trick, though; a spacious room with the tv sequestered in a tasteful armoire really charmed me.

The queen bed was comfortable, the shower was hot, and the water pressure strong. The breakfast provided with the cost of the room was tasty and unfussy. The location in Richmond was also a great asset, and the free shuttle to the train station provided the perfect touch for an idyllic stay. I will gladly return to this inn.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
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LindenRowInnMgmt, Manager at Linden Row Inn, responded to this review, 27 November 2012
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at Linden Row Inn with the TripAdvisor community. We are pleased that you found our boutique historic hotel to be "exquisitely comfortable." We look forward to your next visit!
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Reviewed 8 November 2012

Now, your taste in hotels might not be the same as mine, so let me state upfront that this I tend to prefer staying in a hotel that is not cookie-cutter, that has historic or unique qualities, that really gives one a "sense of place" of the town in which it's location. This is the Linden Row Inn, in spades! Very unique, historic, well-renovated hotel. I found my room nicely furnished and the bed & mattress & pillows super comfortable. Front desk staff was always pleasant and helpful.

Although they offer valet parking, I found it much more convenient to just park on nearby streets (just make sure that for overnight parking, you park on a street that isn't marked no parking during morning rush hour!) and I found it very easy to get from here to various other places around the city.

Many of the rooms face onto a nice courtyard.
The room rate was quite reasonable relative to the quality of the lodging.

Room Tip: I liked staying on the second floor but do keep in mind that you access the 2nd floor rooms from an...
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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LindenRowInnMgmt, Manager at Linden Row Inn, responded to this review, 27 November 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review of your recent stay at the Linden Row Inn. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our property's unique qualities.

We also appreciate your recommendation on being cognizant of the street parking signs. As the City actively enforces the street parking regulations in Downtown Richmond, we generally encourage our guests to take advantage of our valet parking service.

We hope to see you again soon!
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Reviewed 6 November 2012

We went to Richmond for a wedding and decided to stay downtown. It is an Inn staff were very nice, shuttle service available within 2 miles radius of the Inn. Valet parking available, we parked on the street. We were in a very nice room but the rooms do vary considerably.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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LindenRowInnMgmt, Manager at Linden Row Inn, responded to this review, 27 November 2012
Thank you for staying at the Linden Row Inn during your recent visit to Richmond. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our services and amenities. We hope to see you again soon!
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Reviewed 5 November 2012

I just returned from an overnight stay at the Linden Row Inn while in Richmond for a wedding. I'd stayed there once before, many years ago, and nothing has changed. LRI doesn't pretend to be a Relais & Chateau property, and as long as your expectations are kept in check, it is a good alternative to the large downtown hotels. It reminded me of some of my favorite 3 star, European hotels in my younger travel days.

The Inn is well located--within walking distance of many of the historic downtown sites and a long but pleasant walk to the restaurants and bars of Shockoe Valley. They also have a van that will shuttle you to locations within 2 miles of the Inn (I didn't use the service so cannot comment on it). I didn't take advantage of the breakfast because one of my favorite diners, Perlys, is right around the corner (get the biscuits).

The room was very large and very basic. The television reception was poor, and both the smoke detector as well as the bathroom fan/light were not fully attached to the ceiling. But the bed was comfortable, and the room was clean, as other reviewers have noted.

This is an old property, and the "renovations," such as they are, are primarily surface cosmetic touches. The floors and the plumbing are creaky, and it's wise to keep one hand on the shower control, as the water temperature seems to have a mind of its own (at least at 8:00 a.m., which is probably peak usage).

In summary, the LRI has its own charm and a great location. Children (particularly under 17) might find it a little creepy, but if the Jefferson Hotel is too expensive (or booked), it's certainly preferable to the chain hotels right in the downtown area. I'd go back.

Room Tip: Check the usual internet sites for deals. I booked through the Inn's web site and paid $161, ta...
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
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Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Linden Row Inn. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 5 November 2012

More like an upscale Inn than either a hotel or B&B. Decor and History on par with any decent B&B or boutique Inn. Size and overall feel of a small sized hotel. Beds were comfortable, we stayed two nights but they were split (Thursday and Saturday). Both times check in and check out was pleasant. They offer a shuttle that will take you to any restaurant or venue w/in 2-miles of the inn. That was a nice touch, since parking on the street is a premium and we coped a good spot that certainly would not have been there when we returned after dinner.

Staff is very nice and helpful. Rooms with period antiques, nothing too special, but more for your money than at a Hampton or Best West. Could have been more space for the laptop.

First evening was spent in a smaller room (carriage house) and our second night in the main house. Price difference is about 20 to 30 dollars less for the smaller room. If on a budget that is the way to do.

Breakfast was typical big-box continental breakfast.... was hoping for more than just ''hot'' oatmeal, but you didn't have to eat off of disposable Styrofoam either... coffee and danish were plated on china and you had silverware.

Would stay again. Didn't have to utilize the $12 valet parking as both evening we were able to park conveniently across the street from the main entrance (20 yards away).

Room Tip: Elevators available in main building. Uneven pavers in garden area, watch your step at night. On...
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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LindenRowInnMgmt, Manager at Linden Row Inn, responded to this review, 27 November 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review of the Linden Row Inn. We agree with your characterization of our 70-room property as an upscale inn rather than a B&B, and are happy to hear that you enjoyed the services and amenities offered during your stays with us. We look forward to hosting you again during your next visit to Richmond!
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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Reviewed 5 November 2012

We stayed for 2 nights in August for a family wedding. This is an area of historic federal style townhomes from the pre civil war time frame that has been restored and converted into a bed and breakfast. Very nice place with lots of history and charm. We loved it.

Staff was EXTREMELY helpful. Had a couple of minor problems, and the TVs were old CRT with limited channels but the manager responed that they are in the process of replacing the TVs and upgrading the cable.

There is very limited parking on the street so you pretty much have to use the valet with adds to the cost and the valet hours are limited so you have to plan ahead a bit for early departures or late returns.

We will stay there the next time we are in Richmond and need a place to stay!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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LindenRowInnMgmt, Manager at Linden Row Inn, responded to this review, 27 November 2012
Thank you for staying with us while visiting Richmond for a family wedding. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We are in the process of upgrading the TVs in our Main House rooms and we hope that you will get a chance to see the changes during your next visit to Richmond!
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Aberdeen, Washington
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Reviewed 27 October 2012

Linden Row Hotel met both my practical needs: location and comfort but was ideal in every possible way. I prefer to stay in smaller hotels, ones with history and character. This hotel had that "in spades".

The hotel was clean. Staff were helpful in every respect, including recommending the best restaraurant I've eaten in for quite a while: Tarrants.

Breakfast had variety and was served in a pleasant room.

And, because my trip was made for family research, best of all was the shuttle service that took me daily to the Library of Virginia and back as well as other places as needed.

This is my idea of a 5 star hotel.

Room Tip: Room 323 was spacious and comfortable. ..bed was great.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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LindenRowInnMgmt, Manager at Linden Row Inn, responded to this review, 27 November 2012
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at Linden Row Inn. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back!
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Property: Linden Row Inn
Address: 100 E Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23219-2108
Region: United States > Virginia > Richmond
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Richmond
#10 Business Hotel in Richmond
#12 Family Hotel in Richmond
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Linden Row Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Linden Row Inn is an award-winning 70-room boutique historic hotel located in the heart of Downtown Richmond. The hotel is comprised of seven row houses built in the mid-1800's, and meticulously restored over the years. Many of the hotel's guest rooms are furnished with antiques from the middle and late 1800's, and the hotel is proud to be featured on the National Register of Historic Places. Edgar Allan Poe spent his childhood playing in the garden that is now the hotel's garden courtyard, and local legend has it that the property is home to the "enchanted garden" that Poe mentions in his famous poem "To Helen." Room rate includes free wireless internet throughout the hotel, access to a state-of-the-art fitness center, and complimentary in-town shuttle service. ... more   less 
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