4.2 on October 06, 2014
Great location and very friendly host.
4.4 on September 20, 2014
Polly is amazing and went out of her way for a request I made. I wanted to surprise my boyfriend with a cheese tray and wine presentation when we arrived! Wow! She did an amazing job and e en put other snacks which made it even more special!!! I also got the opportunity to meet Polly 's husband Sean and her parents! What a nice family!!! Thanks again Polly for a most amazing memorable Labor Day weekend in " The Cellar "
5 on August 28, 2014
My boyfriend and I stayed in the Cellar Room on Sunday 8/17/14. I can't say enough good things about this B&B. My first impression when I walked in the door was "WOW". The suite was spacious, extremely clean and beautifully decorated. The innkeepers obviously know what they are doing and strive to make their guests stay memorable. I actually didn't want to leave. When you walk into the suite, you see the adorable kitchen. It was stocked with numerous snacks for all tastes and preferences. There were breakfast items in the fridge which included fruits, yogurt, pastries, breads, cereals, etc. There was a Keurig on the counter with coffees, teas, and hot chocolates. The living room area had comfortable couches and club chairs, books to read and a dish of chocolates. The bath had ample soft towels and face cloths, Shampoo, conditioner and bath gel. The bedroom area had a small makeup table with mirror and lighting. The bed was decorated beautifully and very comfortable and there were soft robes for our use. Another thing that impressed me was the thoughtful addition of umbrellas in the event of rain, flashlight in the bedroom, an iron, and pretty much anything we could possible need during our stay. I want to say don't stay here so that any dates I might want to come back would be available, but that would be unfair. :) I plan to return as soon as possible and I hope that this suite is available. As a side note, don't miss eating at the Bamboo Cafe. A locals joint with fantastic food and good drinks. It was just down the block and across the street.
4.6 on August 24, 2014
the one b and b, is gorgeous and very clean. i am a very picky hotel/b&b customer and i loved this place. cary town is very cute with lots of delicious restaurants and shops. Sean and Polly were available when we needed them, but otherwise we had the place to ourselves. we will definitely visit again if we find ourselves in the Richmond area.
5 on August 19, 2014
Be ready for the "Garboons". They're everywhere and most wonderful! :):)
5 on August 16, 2014
The One is a fantastic place to stay. It is close to many things, including excellent dining and museums. I have stayed there a few times, and my most recent visit was when the owners were out of town and had someone else taking care of guests. She was very friendly and did a super job as a stand-in. I highly recommend The One.
5 on August 09, 2014
We were in Richmond for my son's wedding. We stayed in the Cellar and my brother and his girlfriend stayed in the Dream Suite. It was so comfortable for the 4 days we were there. The kitchenette is stocked with snacks and drinks, more than I could have imagined. Polly is so friendly and delightful to talk with. I would definitely stay here again on a return trip!
2.8 on July 25, 2014
Our check in time was at 3:00 p.m. Check in was very easy as they already had my info and had sent me e-mail conformation and supplied me with my entery code to the front door. The room was clean and what I had expected it to be, the parlor held light snacks and drinks. The one thing that I had a problem with was during our stay we had never met our host's. They were not there upon our arrival and at no point during our stay did we have the chance to meet them.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We are glad that you were happy with the accommodations, but sorry that we didn't get a chance to meet you during your stay. Our property is unique in the fact that our guests have a private entry. Many people enjoy the privacy and flexibility and ease of checking in when they like. Unfortunately, due to our schedules, as well as that of our guests, we sometimes have a hard time connecting when we are all here at the same time. We do our best to provide for our guests needs regardless of if we're able to meet in person or not, so we are happy you enjoyed the extra amenities in the Parlor during your stay! We hope you will visit us again should your travels bring you to Richmond and we hope for opportunity to meet in person!
4.0 on July 17, 2014
Great location, a block off of Cary Street and close to many attractions. A great experience for those would prefer to not be bothered - innkeeper seems very hands-off, you get an entry code via email which is all you need to get in - no need to hit a particular check-in time. Breakfast is continental but tasty and served for a nice long chunk of the morning, good for us late-risers. Be aware that there is a public hallway between your room and your bathroom.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are happy that you enjoyed your visit and the accommodations and location of our B&B. We hope you will come back to visit again soon!
4.2 on June 23, 2014
Wonderful place with so much charm and character! We loved using the parlor and the balcony. Really good location in downtown Richmond. Everything was so great!!
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our B&B! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit and hope you will come see us again in the future!
4.4 on June 12, 2014
Polly and Sean are wonderful and really put themselves out to give us an extra night..We will definitely go back ..
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our B&B! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit and hope you will come see us again in the future!
5 on May 20, 2014
LOVE this review!! Simple and straightforward...thank u so much!!
4.8 on May 09, 2014
We were One and you can be One also. The One B&B was so special that it made for One great place for us and our good friends to meet and have a home away from home for a few days during our visit to Richmond. The one thing we look for in a B&B is; does it make us feel at home. We would have to rate The One number one in this feeling. Polly Brooks greeted us with a welcome that is only expressed by people who love people and love what they are doing. We were so taken with the place that we spent a lot of time just visiting in the “friends’ room”. The One is the best experience we have had at any B&B we have stayed in over the past 25 years. Bud and Suzanne Edwards Solomons, Maryland
5 on May 08, 2014
The One is # 1! It is flat out terrific. My wife and I and dear friends stayed there early May, 2014. First time in Richmond. What a find. It is interesting, charming, fun, and very practical. The rooms, like many B&BS are great. The location is excellent, a couple of blocks to Carytown and many neat restaurants, Maymont (worth visiting), The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Monument street etc. But its driving force, Polly, and what she has done with the The One makes it stand out. Polly and her husband created this place in their good sized Historic Site home. It just has a few guest rooms so there is a real sense of intimacy. There is a great sitting room stocked with complimentary snacks, beverages, juice etc. And a unique and healthy continental breakfast. Throw in a couch, sitting table, music, art and neat and numerous knick knacks and we gabbed about why anyone would choose to stay at a motel or hotel if they knew about The One. But there is more: Parking, a neat porch off our rooms with comfortable chairs and a settee, and an innkeeper who goes way beyond what we typically think of as customer service. Polly, in addition to being a top notch tour guide, flitted by from time to time to make sure things were going well. She sparkles with life and energy and is a joy to be around. Her colleague, Amanda, is a small treasure. I could go on but you might think we were on The One payroll. Actually, I seldom write reviews. But I have a great appreciation for places and people who make things special and provide excellent service and a bang for your buck. That describes The One.
5 on April 15, 2014
BEST BEST BEST EVER Bed and Breakfast my husband and I have stayed at. Polly and Sean are wonderful people and it was such a pleasure meeting them both. The Cellar was MAGNIFICENT and the decorationns were amazing. Would recommend to ANYONE wanting a great laided back experience with the best hospitality I have ever experienced. We have stayed at many Bed And Breakfasts and this is my favorite. Thank you both for such a wonderful stay and experience :)
5 on March 26, 2014
This was a GREAT TIME!! Very nice my Wife and I loved staying here, Will do it again text time we have reason to stay over night in Richmond. Thank you so much Sean and Polly. Rick and Kelly
5 on March 07, 2014
We needed this lovely relaxing stay after our day's worth of driving. We loved the place and felt at home. The bed was great and had a great night's sleep. Amanda was so sweet and accommodating, we again felt right at home.
5 on February 19, 2014
I needed a warm, cozy place to stay for two nights during the Valentine's holiday (I am a florist and live 40 minutes from my shop & it was snowing). I stayed at the One B&B and was totally please with my experience. It was clean, cozy, warm, and quiet. I felt at home and it is nice to have your own space not within the owner's home. Very private and well kept. No complaints! Would definitely stay there again!!!
5 on January 26, 2014
My boyfriend and I wanted to visit our old home of Richmond, and decided to stay at the One so that we could experience the Fan like we used to when we lived there. The One was absolutely perfect for what we wanted out of our B&B. The location was perfect, centered between Carytown and the bars on Main St and the continental breakfast was simple, satisfying, and convenient. As we wanted to spend most of our time outside enjoying Richmond, the unobtrusiveness allowed us to explore on our own schedule while having a home base to come back to. We would recommend the One to anybody looking for a home away from home in the Fan.
5 on January 14, 2014
My fiance and I drove down from ny to drop my little brother at school and we're so happy we stayed at The One. Once at the B and B, we didn't have to get back in the car. We walked everywhere we needed to go - all around Cary town and the fan district. The room was clean and well decorated and the bed was very comfortable. We had our morning coffee on a small, sun drenched balcony that was right off our room. Fantastic experience. We will return.
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property! We are thrilled that you were happy with the accommodations and look forward to your next visit to Richmond!!
5 on January 06, 2014
The One was absolutely perfect - the attention to detail and service provided is the best in Richmond. They helped make our wedding night the best it could be!
5 on January 03, 2014
I surprised my wife for her birthday and booked a room at The One so we could be close to restaurants and shopping (We only live 25 minutes away). What a great choice! The attention to detail in the rooms, the bathroom and the Parlor were outstanding! We met Polly who made us feel right at home. We walked to several locations in Carytown without any issues.I highly recommend for others to stay here.
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our B&B! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and hope you will return for another "staycation" with us in the Fan soon!! :)
4.6 on December 29, 2013
Sean and Polly make staying at the One B&B more like visiting with family than staying in an inn. Not only are the bedrooms comfortable with everything you might need provided, but the parlor makes for a comfortable sitting area that allows you to feel at home. The parlor is also well stocked with drinks and snacks 24/7, letting you help yourself as you want. We would recommend the One B&B for anyone who wants to stay in the Fan area--easy walking distance to the stores and restaurants of Carytown as well as the free museums in the area. A great value.
There is no greater compliment than to hear our guests say they felt like family during their stay with us!! We are thrilled you felt at home here and look forward to an opportunity to host you again in the future should your travels bring you back to Richmond! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and we wish you all the best in the New Year!
5 on December 09, 2013
I stayed here the weekend of the Richmond Marathon, also my wedding, and we were able to rent the entire B&B for me and family from out of town. I live in Richmond and this was the most perfect place for me to get away from the hosting we were doing at our home for Friday night and to chill out pre-wedding. Polly and Sean were such amazing hosts and truly went above and beyond to make sure our stay was cozy and fun. The location is absolutely perfect being so close to all the fun-ness of Carytown and was great for us - also walkable to our Saturday salon appointments (walk-ability was "key" marathon day!). The B&B is charming, comfortable, relaxing and I honestly want to stay there again even though I live just a few miles away! I checked out other B&B options and this was the best fit for my group, no doubt!
4.8 on December 08, 2013
I rented this room for my brother to visit us during Thanksgiving. Everything worked out great and I was very satisfied. The room was lovely and I think they had a great time. They had breakfast each morning before heading over and enjoyed the wine and snacks at night. May have to be an annual tradition!
5 on November 12, 2013
Wonderful, well thought out. Great location.
5 on November 01, 2013
My wife and I only stayed one night but it was grate, we love Richmond and now have a grate place to stay as well. The room was plenty large furnishing were nice the bed was grate. The setting room was full of cool art, the snacks and breakfast were very nice and plenty of them a real treat. The back porch of the room was a grate place for the evening glass of wine to. Polly it was a pleasure see you again soon.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your stay with us! We are so happy that you were pleased with the accommodations and look forward to hosting your next visit to Richmond!!
4.6 on October 28, 2013
I met one of my best friends from home in Richmond for a night and we stayed at the One. We were both very impressed by the super cute, contemporary decor, the parlor where you can sit, have a glass of wine or beer (on the house!), listen to music and relax. There are two rooms, as of now, and both are well-decorated and very comfortable. We walked (just minutes up the street) to brunch spots, dinner spots, drinks spots and ice cream spots. We even went on a run on Sunday and the neighborhood was very cute, safe, and pretty. Polly and Sean gave great recommendations for food and drinks and we happily followed them all. It was very nice to have such a great home base when neither of us were either very familiar with Richmond.
5 on September 30, 2013
Now that I've stayed in the Slumber Suite I won't be sleeping in Richmond hotels anymore! The bed was so comfortable, and the room and bathroom were spotless. I was impressed with the attention to detail...room darkening shades, robes, earplugs, flashlight, etc. I loved having my morning coffee on the porch! Even though the innkeepers were out of town during my stay they immediately answered my call, making sure I knew how to reach them and that I was aware of who was on-site in their absence. The One B&B is a fabulous find!
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your stay with us! We are sorry that we missed you this time, but look forward to an opportunity to meet you in the future! Our housekeeper / innsitter, Amanda is the BEST and she makes sure the rooms are spotless and that our guests needs are attended to when we are away. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Richmond!!
5 on September 27, 2013
This was my second stay at "The One". This time I had the good fortune to stay in "the Cellar at the One". What a charming space. It had a comfortable and spacious living area, kitchen and bedroom area. The decor is fabulous. The bedding and linens are second to none. A very cozy sleep. I truly enjoy my stays at this bed and breakfast when I am travelling in the Richmond area. The attention to detail is amazing. I highly recommend this place to everyone. If you are a hotel goer and have never tried a B&B, this place will get you hooked on B&B's! Sean and Polly are wonderful and see to it that your stay is a truly wonderful experience.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! Of course we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to an opportunity to host your next visit to Richmond!! All the best!!
5 on September 19, 2013
Everything about our stay was full of wonder. All our ratings fell in the Outsanding categorys. We were visiting our son who lives nearby the One on Stuart. We especially enjoyed using the parlor for time to relax and enjoy conversations with the breakfast, snacks and drinks. There's lots of things to do in Richmond; we found our way to them with help for restaurants and sights to see. Thanks for going the extra mile trying to find "Il Volo" on TV! We would love to stay again at such a wonderul place. See you on our next visit in Richmond.
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property! We knew right away who this review was from by the Il Volo reference! :) So sorry we were not able to find it for you, but thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay despite missing your show! We look forward to your next visit to Richmond!! All the best!
5 on September 18, 2013
My husband and I live in Richmond, but wanted to stay somewhere nice, in the Fan area for our Anniversary. The One B&B was an awesome choice! Not only are the rooms beautifully decorated, they had so many amenities - like snacks, robes and even a little wine for us to enjoy! The location is superb as we could walk to Carytown and lots of local Fan restaurants from the B&B. We are late sleepers, so the later checkout time (of noon) and also the fact that they leave breakfast in the parlor for us to enjoy at our own time, worked out perfectly for us! I'd highly recommend The One Bed and Breakfast! Not only are the accommodations outstanding, the Innkeepers (Polly & Sean) are amazing people! We are already looking forward to our next stay!
Thank you SO much for taking the time to write a review! We always love hearing from our guests and are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us!! We hope to have an opportunity to host you again on your next "staycation" in The Fan!! :)
4.4 on August 21, 2013
For price, location, service, and amenities, this is the "one" B&B you don't want to pass by. Room and bath right next to room were spacious, gorgeous, and immaculate. Continental breakfast served in parlor on same floor was more than adequate, with numerous choices. We especially appreciated the fact that breakfast was not a sit-down affair with other guests. You serve yourself and then get on with your day at your convenience, not the innkeepers'. Snacks and beverages are available all day, too. The innkeepers can't do enough for their guests, yet you get plenty of privacy. Off-street parking and an ideal location in the Museum District, mere minutes from the major museums and all the shopping and restaurants on Cary Street, make this B&B a simply outstanding value.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for our property! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again should your travels bring you back to Richmond! Thank you for making the time to provide feedback. It is greatly appreciated!!
5 on August 15, 2013
Thank you for a wonderful stay in Richmond! The location, room, service, and food were wonderful. I had to leave very early in the morning and Polly accomodated me perfectly with breakfast. I loved the shampoo, conditioner and body wash dispensers in the shower. I had everything I needed. I felt like I was at my parents home, where my Mom takes good care of me!
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review!! This review really touched us, since we all know how pampered we feel when we are at our parent's home. Thank you so much for the lovely review! We look forward to hosting your next visit to Richmond!
4.8 on August 13, 2013
Polly was so helpful in getting me and my daughter acclamated to the lay of the land and provided snacks and drinks at our fingertips which exceeded our expectations. What a relaxing atmosphere and the location to shops and mom and pop eateries was perfect.
Thank you so much for taking the time to provide your feedback! One of the greatest joys of being innkeepers is hearing from happy guests, so we greatly appreciate your review! So glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your next visit!!
5 on July 23, 2013
Great B & B located close to Careytown (2 min walk), the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (5 min walk), and a five minute drive to The Diamond - home to the Richmond Flying Squirrels AA baseball club. Off-street parking was brightly lit and separate side entrance enabled us to come and go as we pleased. Great room with king bed that was very comfy. Balcony. Large private bathroom. Cool and hip lounge loaded with complimentary snacks and drinks (including beer and wine!). Continental breakfast that was plentiful and delicious. Something for everybody. Ham & Eggs. Cereal. Muffins. Toast. Jams & cream cheese. Cinnamon buns. You name it. Highly-recommended B&B. Ed & Linda from Canada.
Thank you so much for the wonderful review! There is nothing better than hearing from satisfied guests and we really appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback! Looking forward to your next visit to Richmond!! All the best!
4.6 on July 08, 2013
We enjoyed our stay in Richmond and found the inn to be very convenient in terms of location and walked to many local attractions. The off-street parking was great, as was the separate guest entrance. We enjoyed the balcony off our bedroom and the parlor stocked with snacks and drinks was a welcome treat! The morning breakfast was delightful and plentiful. Overall we had a great experience and would not hesitate to recommend "The One" to friends and family.
4.0 on June 24, 2013
Great location near Carytown. A little noisy at night, though.
4.4 on June 11, 2013
It was a wonderful experience. They only offer two guest rooms...this make it super cozy! Ammenities abounded. Snacks were plentiful and endless. Continental Breakfast was plenty and a nice selection. Closeness to our beloved Carrytown was just 2 blocks. Walking distance of 3 quaint cafes as well. The only thing to note if you are planning your visit...there is a flight of interior stairs to access your guest quarters and common area..
4.8 on May 03, 2013
If you are looking for an efficient, charming, well located, highly organized B and B essential to the museum district, Monument Ave., and other historic sights, The One Bed and Breakfast is a worthy first choice. The gracious historic home has off street parking and a top notch location. It is within easy walking distance to the fan district, good restaurants and the multiple historic sights located in Richmond. Our hostess Polly was attentive to our personal needs which included medical help at the local walk medical aid unit just 4 minutes away. Thank you Polly for being such a good hostess and friend. The travelers from Delaware
5 on March 20, 2013
Excellent place to stay! Nice rooms, comfortable, and Sean and Polly are great!
5 on February 10, 2013
The title of our review speaks for itself. As always, The One was great and our innkeepers, Polly and Sean, the best!
Thank you so much for your sweet review!! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to your next visit to Richmond!
4.8 on January 25, 2013
I went to this B&B without much research!! I was very pleased with the details. The room was just what I needed...downtime from life. Easy access to parks and the Fan spots. Great area for foodies. Polly knows where to send you! I liked the 24 hour treats.. Lots of attention given to the little things! ENJOY!
5 on January 24, 2013
A business partner and I were traveling through Richmond on a trip to North Carolina. Since I already had a wonderful experience straying at The One for a personal trip, it was an easy suggestion to see if they had availability on the night we would be traveling through Richmond. As always, Sean & Polly treat you like familiy with their outstanding hospitality. Although our stay was brief, we both got some well need rest and great start to our day as we continued on our trip. It is clear that whether you are staying one night or five, the experience at The One doesn;t change....it's simply great.
5 on January 23, 2013
A gem in the heart of Richmond, VA. Polly and Sean were great hosts with a true sense for Southern Hospitality. My wife and I felt like family. Proximity to the VA Fine Arts Museum, Monument Blvd, and Carey St can't be beat. Super value...super time. We'll be there again!
5 on January 22, 2013
I needed a place to stay for three nights in the Richmond area and checked various hotel reviews which were unremarkable except for this Bed and Breakfast. I had a wonderful stay! Very relaxed, charming B and B, and a nice change from a hotel. Polly and Sean were attentive to my needs, and understood me as a guest and I felt very relaxed there. Snacks all day and a nice continental breakfast. Plenty of refreshments. Clean as can be. Soft bed with lot's of pillows and little charming touches around the place if you look carefully. Polly and Sean enjoy running the B and B which showed. I had a lovely stay and would recommend this to anyone looking for a very hospitable, ultra clean, safe and nice place to stay. Again, a wonderful stay!
5 on January 05, 2013
My wife and I spent two nights at this outstanding B&B on the 26 and 27 of December, 2012. Oh what fun we had. We have traveled extensively through North America and have spent a lot of time in B&B's across the countries. Our recommendation would be for anyone who has an opportunity to spend time in or around Richmond, VA to stay at "The One Bed and Breakfast". There are so many reasons to choose "The One" they are really hard to remember. There are so many places within walking distance, you might want to leave your car in their parking area at the back of this beautifully restored, and decorated, historic home. (off street and free) One of our regrets is we didn't allocate enough time to spend in Richmond. One full day is simply not enough. If you love beautiful museums you can easily walk to the "Virginia Museum of Fine Art". Admission is free and we would recommend making reservations at one of their beautiful fine dining restaurants in the museum. You could plan to spend the entire day and enjoy it. We were fortunate to be able to take a guided tour of of the historic state capitol. Check out the schedule for this free tour of one of the most historic capitol buildings in the USA. Give Sean and Polly a chance to help you plan your time in Richmond. They'll guide you to the right places and will probably have a brochure for your use. "The One" is absolutely unsurpassed in their rooms, service, value, cleanliness, and dining. Of course I rated them at the top in every category. The only reason I do this is because they deserve it. If you can get a booking for "The One", "just do it". You won't be sorry!
4.2 on December 11, 2012
A great find; I was looking for something more interesting that the city centre hotel in which I usually stay and 'The One' was a true find. Very friendly, good facilities, and splendid location. Thanks Polly and Seant
4.4 on November 17, 2012
What a great stress break to have stayed in such a lovely home. It was like visiting a close family member to have experienced such a comfortable, safe and carefree environment. We loved the wonderful blend of feeling like you were in the heart of all the enjoyable sites of the city while being in a very intimate space. We are looking forward to returning soon. Thanks again to our hosts.
5 on September 11, 2012
We were very pleasantly surprised by this B&B. The room was great and we really liked the outside entrance. Snacks and drinks were provided as part of the package. The Virginia Museum of Fine Art and many nice restaurants are within walking distance. We'll be back!
5 on September 07, 2012
We had a lot of fun at this charming, well decorated B&B! It was neat, clean and the lounge had variety of snacks and breakfast food to satisfy all! Location, location! Historical Richmond! Short walk to Carytown for great shops and restaurants. Sean and Polly are great hosts! We definitely look forward to another stay!
5 on September 03, 2012
What wonderful hosts, what wonderful accomodations and what wonderful experience.... shall never forget it and plan to return in the future... Thanks.. Robert
4.4 on August 21, 2012
This is a very fun and clean B&B in the heart of historic and eclectic Carytown in Richmond. It is easy walking distance to about 100 shops and restaurants and provided for a lovely home base for our exploration of Richmond. The lounge was constantly stocked with goodies and snacks (including some nice wine and beer). The breakfast was continental but fresh and full, and my wife commented on how nice it was to be able to not feel rushed to get down to breakfast and there was not the pressure to make conversion with other guest unless we wanted too. Overall it was a great price for the location and time of year and very comfortable. We will definitely be back.
4.8 on July 12, 2012
I am a Richmond native yet I had no idea about The One. Sean & Polly have done a wonderful job with the decor; it's modern and very comfortable. I couldn't imagine a better experience.
4.4 on July 12, 2012
Great location, a short walk from Carytown and the VA Museum of Fine Arts. Beautifully decorated house, pleasant and obliging hostess. The continental breakfast was just fine - plenty to eat, and it didn't tie us down to a schedule. Even though it's on 2 main streets, we didn't find it to be too noisy. The room was stuffy - probably had something to do with the hottest days of the summer, but it was hard to get to sleep. Maybe supplemental AC is needed?
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our B&B! Feedback from our guests is one of the things we love most about being Innkeepers! We are actually exploring the options of installing a unit specifically for the B&B space. It is really comfortable 99% of the time, but on those really sweltering days it is a challenge to keep the entire house cool. More to come on the outcome, but wanted you to know that your suggestion is already under review! :) Hope you'll come see us again!!
5 on June 05, 2012
My husband and I just spent a lovely weekend at The One Bed and Breakfast. The location is fantastic with stores and great restaurants within walking distance. The One offers a quaint coziness in the heart of Richmond. It is exquisitely decorated, and Sean and Polly, along with their beagles Marv and E, are pleasant and accommodating. We look forward to another stay in the near future.
4.6 on May 30, 2012
My wife and I stayed for two nights in May 2012 and enjoyed it immensely. Great location, just a couple of short blocks from Cary Street and lots of shops and restaurants. Our hostess was wonderful, and all the "treats" in the parlor were appreciated. We plan to visit again.
4.4 on May 08, 2012
We had a lovely time in Richmond mostly because of the incredible helpfulness of our innkeepers, Polly and Sean. They made sure that we knew of all the special things to do, see and eat. The inn is in a great location with easy access to shopping, museums, restaurants, and sights, such as Monument Blvd.
4.6 on May 08, 2012
Wonderful place. Central location. Hosts very helpful.
4.8 on April 27, 2012
My husband and I actually live in Richmond and stayed at this B&B for a night "away" from home. The bed was one of the most comfortable we've ever slept in, and the porch outside our room was fun (lots of city people watching!). The location for this B&B is ideal, and it happened to be restaurant week during our stay, so we could walk to dozens of the top restaurants in town. I was concerned about the potential for noise as this beautiful home is located on the corner of two major streets in Richmond, but the street traffic sounds weren't bad. The owner said he'd installed storm windows to drown the noise. My husband didn't totally agree with me on this point, but we both got a great night's sleep (and we were on the side of the house nearest the street). The owners were extremely kind and accommodating, allowing us to lounge until noon since there weren't any guests checking in. Breakfast was continental, and snacks were abundant. My husband was slightly disappointed that the breakfast was not a hot, cooked meal, but the beer and wine in the parlor were a surprise that more than made up for that upon arrival. I thought breakfast was just right, and I appreciated the details of fresh cream for the coffee among other things. All in all, we had a perfect stay and would recommend this place to anybody who comes to town.
5 on April 25, 2012
A native to Richmond (born, schooled etc) it is always nice to come home for a visit. It is made better by staying in comfortable accommodations. One couldn't have been better. Location, room, amenities, all the best. Already making plans for my return next month.
5 on April 17, 2012
'The One' exceeded our expectations. We chose it because of the close proximity to our son's apartment (just relocated to Richmond) in 'The Fan' district.... we will return because of Sean and Polly and their outstanding hospitality. The house is an absolute gem and is within walking distance of many fine restaurants and museums. We look forward to our return visit in the fall and beyond.
5 on March 19, 2012
I am delayed in writing this review, but my husband and I stayed at The One Bed and Breakfast after our wedding in May of 2011, before flying out of Richmond for our Hawaiian honeymoon the next day. We had such a great night at this B&B, we did not want to leave! We stayed in the Dream Suite and it was so comfortable and luxurious! Sean and Polly were so hospitable and friendly. They gave us great recommendations on places to eat and see. Carytown is such a fun area of Richmond and The One is in a great location for walking around and enjoying the artsy atmosphere! The parlor was fully stocked with snacks and drinks, which was nice if you got hungry. They serve a continental breakfast which was great for us! We enjoyed coffee on the balcony and then were able to grab food and go to catch our flight! The bathrooms are not connected directly to the rooms, but we were the only ones staying that night, so it was not a problem for us! We definitely are planning to visit again for an anniversary or getaway weekend and can't wait to go back!!
4.8 on March 13, 2012
The accommodations were fantastic. I have never had a night's sleep like that in all my travels. The bed and warm surroundings really made for a wonderful night's sleep. The wooden floors, brick interiors, and decorations throughout the building are like no other place I have ever stayed. Sean and Polly are extremely friendly and make you feel like the friends that you haven't seen since high school. The only thing that would make this B&B better, is if they offered airline miles or hotel points! A must stay when visiting Richmond!
4.2 on March 13, 2012
We stayed in the Slumber Suite and could not have asked for a better experience. This location is perfect for walking around richmond. The room, parlor area, hosts, bathrooms and overall stay where something we would come back for many times. I highly recommend for a great get away!
5 on March 09, 2012
Very pleased with the accomodations and Sean & Polly could not be nicer hosts. Great value and beautiful home in great location.
4.0 on March 08, 2012
We found the host and hostess to be very charming and accommodating during our brief stay at The One Bed and Breakfast. The bed was so comfy I wanted to stay there all day! We also enjoyed being so conveniently located that we could walk to the museums and Carytown. We hope to return in the near future! Barbara and Stan Bradley
4.6 on March 06, 2012
We could not have asked for a better place to stay while visiting Richmond. My boyfriend lived in Richmond for a couple of years and we were returning to the area to celebrate his birthday. Our number on priority was location, and The One was beyond perfect. It's within walking distance of Richmond's greatest museums as well as the popular Carytown neighborhood where we spent much of our visit. When we arrived, Sean and Polly weren't at home, but we were provided with an access code to get in to the guest rooms. We were absolutely floored when we walked in. The One only has two guest rooms, which makes it the perfect place for privacy. Our room, The Dream Suite, is located at the top of the stairs and is beautifully decorated in shades of deep red. My only very minor gripe is that the bathrooms are no located "en suite." Instead, they are directly outside the rooms. So while each bedroom does have its own bathroom, you do need to leave your room to get to it. Not a huge deal since there are only two guest rooms...but you can't traipse to the bathroom naked at 2am, either! The parlor is located across the hall from the guest rooms and is not only a comfortable lounge spot, but is also stocked full of snacks and beverages. This is also where continental breakfast is served in the morning. The spread is pretty standard- muffins, bagels, cereal, etc. It didn't particularly suit my fancy (way too carb-heavy), but it's the type of breakfast my boyfriend loves. Sean and Polly were fantastic hosts; very attentive and friendly. Honestly, they were the best B&B owners I have ever interacted with. You can tell that they truly love what they do. We can't wait to go back to Richmond to spend another night at The One. Thanks to Polly and Sean for a great stay!
4.8 on March 05, 2012
My wife and I had a great anniversary weekend in Richmond enhanced by our stay at The One Bed & Breakfast. This was our second stay in this charming historic home located near the museum district of Richmond. Polly was extremely helpful in planning our weekend by coordinating a variety of fun activities including a trip to the local spa, tickets for a show at the museum, and dinner reservations at a outstanding restaurant. We enjoyed the entire weekend and will be back soon.
5 on March 05, 2012
We stayed at The One on March 2nd and 3rd and were most pleased at what we found at this delightful B & B! Polly and Sean greeted us and from that point on we felt as if we knew them always. The room was comfortable, the breakfast was just enough and there is plenty to do in Richmond to keep you entertained. We highly recommend staying at The One! D and J
4.0 on February 13, 2012
We used to live in the Museum District, and were coming back to the area to celebrate a friend's promotion. It was a great opportunity to stay in the old neighborhood. We loved The One - very comfortable, very convenient, and very "Richmond" (my favorite part). Can't wait to come back!
5 on January 15, 2012
My Mother and I did a girl's weekend getaway at The One Bed and Breakfast last summer and loved it! As my Birthday approached this year, I wanted to go back to The One Bed and Breakfast with my Husband so that he could see how wonderful this place was. As always we absolutely enjoyed everything! The attention to detail is beyond reproach! Thank you! Katrina Drummond
5 on December 06, 2011
What a wonderful find!! We live in Richmond, and were just looking to get away for a night. We loved the "The One". The decor is so relaxing and beautiful! Our room was romantic and luxurious. The parlor was so nice to relax in. The location is fantastic, we spend the day exploring Carytown and the evening in downtown Richmond. Polly was so kind and she had a wonderful breakfast waiting for us when we woke the next morning. It was the perfect getaway. We cannot wait to return very soon. I highly recommend this B&B to anyone look for a relaxing stay! It was perfect! Thank you Polly and Sean!
5 on December 05, 2011
We stayed in the Slumber Suite on the weekend of 12/3/11 and were blown away with the amenities offered, well appointed room and comfortable bed. The room came complete with a balcony and seating to enjoy my morning coffee. The large fully tiled bath was nicely done and the tub/shower complete with exposed brick and jetted shower panel. The innkeepers were pleasant and happy to make us feel welcome in their home, yet gave us plenty of space & privacy. Much attention was given to the little details to make sure everything one could need was available. They even had a nice variety of snacks & beverages in the common area, all compliments of the house. If you are looking for a centrally loctated and beautiful historic place to stay in Richmond for business or pleasure, The One is a must!
4.4 on November 23, 2011
We were so pleasantly surprised with the decor and comfort of this great B&B find. Our room was exquisitely appointed and the bed invitingly comfortable. The parlor was very friendly and comfortable to relax in, read a book or magazine and enjoy a drink and snack. Our continental breakfast was perfect! Everything was so wonderful and a great place for us to enjoy a 'big' birthday. Perhaps the only comment was the small size of the bathroom: no room to put toiletries. In the real estate business, this is referred to as 'quaint'.
4.6 on November 13, 2011
This was a fantastic B&B! Probably the best I've stayed at. It is in a historic home but is decorated in a more modern way so it doesn't have that old dusty feeling that some B&Bs have. They were very thoughtful and have lots of small touches in the home. Breakfast is just continental to hold you over which I really liked because then we got to try the awesome breakfast and brunch at all the cute restaurants. The location of this B&B was perfect. We didn't use our car all day. We walked to the art museum and then walked around carytown with lots of great shops and restaurants. The owners were very nice and gave us good recommendations for how to spend our time and they even invited us over to a party they were having. We bought a bottle of wine one night and sat out on the porch connected to our room and drank wine and ate cheese. The common room has a great couch to lounge on with yummy free snacks, wine, and popcorn. If you are a light sleeper, you might want to stay in the red room because the blue room is closer to the street which can be a little rowdy on a Friday night.
5 on October 10, 2011
We've been visiting Richmond for over four years and decided to try something different. It couldn't have been a better choice. It was like staying at home (or event better), but Polly took care of everything! The service, amenities and proximity makes this a must stay!
4.4 on October 04, 2011
We were positively delighted with our accommodations and the location was perfect, but very best of all were our hosts - Sean and Polly! They have a sign posted which says "May all who enter as guests leave as friends." That is exactly how they treated us, and we will not consider staying anywhere else, should our travels return us to Richmond. J & N - San Diego
4.4 on September 28, 2011
We were in town for a wedding. The bride set us up in the guest house, and we could not have been more pleased. Location is perfect to explore a very historic, eclectic, and interesting part of the city. We were able to walk everywhere we needed to be. The inn borders a part of the city where the missus made childhood memories at her grandparent's house...many landmarks remain. The innkeepers were very gracious and friendly, and treated us to a tour of the main house - phenomenal. The inn also provides a peek into the lifestyle of the those built these grand houses around 1910 or so. Highly recommend to anyone.
5 on September 27, 2011
Sean and Polly are excellent hosts with a very convenient location in the Fan, close to the VMFA, legendary Fan District hangouts, Carytown, and only a 5 minute drive to Southside, Riverside Drive, and Forest Hills neighborhoods across the Nickel Bridge. Nice amenities include the Parlor room with 24/7 refreshments; each Guest Room has it's own private full bathroom, and there is free off-street parking in the back!
5 on September 26, 2011
Just a great Bed and Breakfeast ! Five star everything and Polly and Sean can't do more to make you feel like home...Would highly recommend and we will certainly go Back !
5 on August 09, 2011
We had a great weekend staying at The One. Polly and Sean made us feel at home and the two suites with a common parlor afforded us and our guests plenty of space for weekend slumber or relaxing with coffee. The One's location was ideal for a night out in Carytown and was only a short walk to several restaurants and bars. We'd definitely recommend it for a Richmond getaway.
5 on July 25, 2011
The place was absolutely awesome, corner property on "The Boulevard", a very choice neighborhood, w/in walking distance to VMFA (museum), eclectic shopping in Carytown and a huge variety of restaurants and cuisines, nearby. If stately brownstones fit your tastes, this ones for you. The decor and detail Polly and Sean gave to the space is greatly appreciated, not to mention their helpfulness, kindness, and knowledge of area. The Presentation of everything was SPOT on. Thanx again Sean and Polly for making my first visit to Richmond a memborable ONE.
5 on July 10, 2011
We felt like we were staying in a catalog! Beautifully decorated, tasteful to the nines, every detail was there -- every detail! Snacks, local magazines, maps and brochures abounded. I would have liked to have met the pups and/or Sean, but Polly was charming and I'm sure they are too. I can't imagine staying anywhere else in Richmond.
4.8 on July 09, 2011
If you would like a charming, immaculate, and well-located place, I can highly recommend The One. My room was beautifully appointed, with a balcony directly outside with wicker furniture. Innkeepers, Sean and Polly went out of their way to ensure that I had everything I needed, going out of their way to research which restaurants would be open over the holiday weekend. They provide a sitting room with snacks, cool drinks and a coffee/tea machine for when you simply want to relax. I was pleasantly surprised during breakfast: in addition to the cereals, yogurt, muffins and bread, they brought out a huge bowl of fresh fruit. My next trip to Richmond will definitely include a stay at The One.
4.8 on June 20, 2011
We are from the Midwest and stayed in the Dream Suite at The One over a long weekend as we looked for a new apartment in Richmond. The One was a great home base for everything we did in Richmond. Sean and Polly were very helpful in pointing out interesting restaurants, bars, museums, and shops in the area (many of which are within walking distance). They also were incredible about helping us navigate the different neighborhoods in Richmond and even sending us some housing resources in advance of our stay to make apartment hunting easier. Our room was very clean and comfortable and the parlor was great for taking one's time in the morning with a cup of coffee and a pastry, or popping some popcorn to enjoy in the evening. I loved the attention to detail in the decorations throughout the B&B, such as the mural of Richmond landmarks in the front entrance, and the colorful ornaments in the parlor. Sean and Polly were great about being attentive without being intrusive. This definitely will be the place I will recommend to friends and family who will visit us in Richmond in the near future!
4.0 on June 10, 2011
Sean and Polly were great hosts and very friendly. The ONE was very clean, fabulous and trendy. My husband and I love everything about it. I felt right at home immediately. Great location and was the best B&B I have ever stayed at. The "ONE" was "ONE" best choice I had made!!!
5 on May 24, 2011
Polly and Sean are very knowledgeable about the surrounding area and great hosts! Most everything you could want or need are within walking distance of The One. I even got to spend some time with my buddies Marv and E on the front porch watching the world go by! It is my place to stay in Richmond and I'll be back, thanks guys!
5 on May 13, 2011
The One is a fabulous place to stay! It is clean, comfortable, luxurious, and a great value. The owners, Polly and Sean are so nice and helpful. The One will be my "one" every time I am visiting Richmond!
3.8 on May 12, 2011
With a nice separate entrance, the accommodations are private; as if one is renting a room in a well furnished apartment by the night. I liked it.
5 on May 10, 2011
Loved everything about it. It's an experience my wife and I would like to repeat! Must try it!
5 on May 06, 2011
Thank you for the warmth and helpfulness. Our stay was most enjoyable!! The home is absolutely lovely and your friendly hospitality was amazing. We look forward to you being the number "One" B&B in the South!!
5 on April 28, 2011
My husband and I decided to try staying at The One Bed and Breakfast recently and found it to be a wonderful experience. The location is perfect as you are in walking distance to many restraunts, shopping, museums, and local clubs. The room was very clean and they wen't out of their way to make sure we were comfortable. Sean and Polly are great hosts and can give you a lot of suggestions of things to do and places to go in Richmond. I'm sure on our next trip to Richmond we will be staying here again. Thanks Polly and Sean!
4.6 on April 27, 2011
My wife and I enjoyed a fantastic weekend at "The One" B & B. We have been to the Richmond area on several occasions and decided to stay at a local B&B this time. Sean and Polly were very friendly and gracious hosts. They explained to us that their B&B was brand new and we were just the second guests to stay. This historic home has great decor and a southern charm. It is located close to the museum district as well a trendy area called Carytown, which offers many great restaurants and shops, all within walking distance. We stayed in the Dream Suite, which had a very comfortable bed, and access to a small balcony that was great for relaxing in the late afternoons. Breakfast was served ala carte in a parlor-type setting just across from the suites. We had many options to choose from including fresh fruit, pastries, and a wide variety of coffee and teas. "The One" may be new, but we were very impressed with the accommodations and hospitality. We will return soon!
4.4 on April 27, 2011
I think we were one of the first guests - but Sean and Polly really did their homework before opening the B&B. Great location, really nice rooms, and so close to so much to do in Richmond. We'd recommend it - and we'll be back.