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.
Nicely updated rooms, with well chosen decor. Lots of choices to eat in the area. Staff is very friendly![Less]
I always stay at this hotel when travelling to Richmond. It's a great place to stay. Clean and quiet.[Less]
Clean and great stay
Highly recommend his location,great staff and very clean![Less]
Great clean place. Used when we needed to eat and stay the night after flight cancelled[Less]
Travel requires government per diem rates and IHG always complies so I use IHG exclusively on business travel. This property is conveniently located two miles from airport terminal, clean[More] comfortable rooms and friendly staff. Everything you expect from IHG properties.[Less]
Great hotel. Staff was friendly, bed and room was clean, great location, staff was very helpful. Comfortable bed. Would definitely stay again. I would definitely recommend this hotel to friends and[More] family[Less]
Great front desk staff comfortable rooms
Hotel is right off I 95 close to McDonalds and Subway. There is a city bus that stops across the street and can get you downtown. The room was clean and comfortable. Lobby needs a little updating,[More] great value for Richmond.[Less]
Good job of making well rested. Good job of making well rested[Less]
Comfortable and convenient
By Lee G
Great location for our trip itinerary. Excellent service from staff. Room and lobby were clean and spacious[Less]