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.
The East Cary Street Holiday Inn is comfortable and efficient, convenient to sites in downtown Richmond and provides a shuttle to the Main Street train station. I highly recommend it.[Less]
The hotel was nice for a relaxing night with my girlfriend who came to visit from out of town. Nothing luxury but still nice.[Less]
A GREAT PLACE TO STAY
All the properties in the Holiday Inn Express group are wonderful and this one did not disappoint. Lovely and clean and a great location.[Less]
Good experience in Richmond airport
The room is clean and big. The living condition is good. Can fall sleep easily. Hopefully, I can bring my girlfriend with me next time~~[Less]
Convenient and great service
Check in was a breeze, and the rest of my stay was just as perfect. Pleasant employees, clean room, short drive to work as well as dining. Very happy with this hotel[Less]
Friendly staff, well managed property
Many thanks to manager Amy P. for taking time to talk to us and make sure that we had an enjoyable stay.
We needed a one night stay at the Richmond airport prior to our return home the following[More] day. As usual, we like to stay at HIE because we know that we will have a quality room and good breakfast. The extra attention we received from management made this visit even better. Thanks![Less]
Richmond Crowne Plaza
Hotel was clean, staff was friendly, rooms had great views and made travel enjoyable.[Less]
Comfortable Hotel with a Nice View
14th floor view of of the river and downtown. Cute sleep kits and well appointed room with lots of outlets.[Less]
comfortable bed, great front desk
Attentive and friendly front desk, great room. Was upgraded to the Presidential Suite without added cost and appreciated both the communication and hospitality. Aromatherapy products were a[More] delightful surprise as well.[Less]