As a guest at our Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Petersburg, Virginia, you'll have the opportunity to stroll cobblestoned streets in Old Towne and sample pulled-pork sandwiches in modest barbecue joints. This historic community on the Appomattox River is a gateway to Civil War battlefields.
It's a short drive from our hotels in Petersburg to the grassy fields of National Battlefield Park, site of the Siege of Petersburg, a bloody ten-month standoff that led to the collapse of the Confederacy. The Siege Museum in Old Towne chronicles the social history leading up to this epic battle. During the Civil War, Petersburg was a safe haven for many fugitive slaves traveling the Underground Railroad. A few blocks from Old Towne is the Pocahontas Island Historic District, one of the first communities in the country founded by freed slaves. Step in to folksy Pocahontas Island Museum, a diverse collection of African-American artifacts; admission fees are voluntary. Sunlight streams through fifteen Tiffany stained-glass windows in the 18th-century Old Blandford Church, close to our Petersburg hotels.
Spreading out from the scenic Appomattox River, the historic redbrick structures of Old Towne were built after an 1815 fire wiped out the city's wooden warehouses. Today the revitalized Old Towne has antiques shops, art galleries and cheerful pubs and bistros. On Saturday mornings farmers sell fresh produce and flowers at the Farmer's Market in an octagonal 1878 landmark. Our Petersburg hotels are convenient to several venerable barbecue joints doling out pit-cooked pulled-pork sandwiches at rock-bottom prices.
Book a room at one of our hotels in Petersburg to discover the laidback charms of this historic Southern city. Celebrate at the Fall Family Festival in October or stroll candlelit galleries on the second Friday of each month for Old Towne's Friday for the Arts.
Stay was pleasant and enjoyable. Would recommend this hotel to all large room, pleasant and knowledgeable staff. Look after my needs[Less]
Comfortable bed and great service.
My over all experience was excellent. The motel staff were very professional and willing to help in any way possible.[Less]
Excellent hotel and staff
Always the same and what should be expected. Never any issues as a frequent traveler.[Less]
Had a very pleasant stay.Hotel was very clean. Staff efficient and friendly. Slept very well.Internet worked very good.[Less]
By me too yes sir
Staff is great; bed soft and room was comfortable.[Less]
Bath Tub Safety
The bottom of the bathtub was inclined toward the center, on both sides, which contributed to an imbalance causing a near fall over the tub wall.[Less]
Overnight Business Stay - Got the Job done
Hotel is decently priced and very comfortable. Everything I needed from a hotel on a business trip. Will definitely stay here again when on business in Richmond VA[Less]
Excellent customer service
I was very satisfied with my stay. The room was clean and comfortable. The hotel staff was friendly. I was greeted by a staff member with a smile when I first entered the hotel. Everyone is always[More] pleasant.[Less]
I enjoyed my stay at this location. The price was a bit high at the time due to a local event. The wall paper was peeling off in some corners and water stains around the windows. The bed was a bit[More] too firm for me but decent. My Iron was broken. Breakfast was good for the package deal. Guest services were very friendly. The heated pool was perfect![Less]