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.
We had to stay at a hotel due to damage to our home, these folks made us (and our pups) feel welcome and comfortable![Less]
clean and comfortablr
this place is great. fair price and very clean with a great friendly staff[Less]
Nice staff. Maintenance could have been better.
This was our first stay at an IGH/Candlewood property. Our expectations were higher based on our previous experience with another brand; but the stay was a good value for the price.[Less]
very nice hotel
I was upgraded from 2 queen beds to 1 king bed suite. The room was spacious and clean, so we could feel comfortable relaxed. The staff was kind. I appreciated their kindness. I hope i could stay[More] there again.[Less]
This hotel was clean and comfortable. Close to shopping and dinning. The staff was very friendly and explained all details of your room to you.[Less]
I had just returned from Iraq and got in around midnight and I was leaving for Las Vegas the next morning on a 0615 flight. So my stay was very short but very pleasant.[Less]
Great stopover on our trips
We have stayed here before and we like the restaurant, it is nice not to have to leave to find something to eat or drink. The staff is pleasant and the rooms are clean, parking lot is well lit.[Less]
Great stay for business.
Friendly staff, great location, had everything I needed for a short business stay.[Less]
clean room, decent internet, breakfast was too expensive for what you got so I didnt get it. staff entered my room while I was gone and had the "do not disturb" sign on the door.[Less]