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The One Bed and Breakfast

1 N Blvd , Richmond, VA 23220 USA (Show map)
4.7
88 Reviews
$155 - $235
per night

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Historic Charm with all the Comforts of Home! Enjoy all of the comforts of home on Richmond's historic Boulevard. In the heart of Richmond's historic Museum District and Fan District, The One is surrouned by some of the cities greatest attractions all within walkking distance! Journey only a few blocks north of The One and you'll find the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, The Virginia Historical Society and historic Monument Avenue. Venture out a few blocks south of The One to experience Richmond's most unique shopping district, Carytown, featuring eclectic shops and a variety of restaurants and neighborhood pubs. Just a couple of blocks south of Carytown on the Boulevard, you'll find Byrd Park. Rolling between residential neighborhoods and the James River, Byrd Park features lush lawns framed with trees, man made lakes, monuments, tennis courts and summer concerts in the outdoor amphitheater. Within steps of The One you'll find many neighborhood restaurants and pubs to enjoy both casual and fine dining. Or simply enjoy one of the great neighborhood traditions of simply relaxing on the porch while watching life on the Boulevard!

Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.5

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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.

Innkeeper Response
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!


Nice B&B, Great Location

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.

Innkeeper Response
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!


Great Get Away

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!!

Innkeeper Response
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!


A great place!

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 ..

Innkeeper Response
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!


Outstanding...

5 on May 20, 2014

Simply outstanding.

Innkeeper Response
LOVE this review!! Simple and straightforward...thank u so much!!


Great Experience

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


Top Shelf

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.


BEST EVER ¿

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 :)


Excelent night stay

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


Loved the Place

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.


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Location

Location Type

The Museum District, The Fan, Downtown

Airport

Richmond, VA (RIC)

Directions to property:

From the airport: Take 1-64 W. At exit 190, merge onto I-195, the Downtown Expressway. Take the Boulevard exit which will put you on Robinson. Take Robinson to Main Street and take a left on Main. The One is two blocks up Main on the right hand side.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Picnic area, Religious Services

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, Board games, Copier, Telephone, Washer/dryer , Covered guest porch off of the guest suites, Covered front guest entrance porch

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Museums, Dining, Parks and Recreation, History, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 12:00 pm
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: No Deposit Required.
  • Cancellations: Cancellation required within 24 hours of arrival date. Failure to cancel will result in a charge for one night stay.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Sean and Polly Brooks

Resident Pets

2 Dogs

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental

  • Time Served: 7 - 10 am
  • Serving Location: The Parlor

Details

BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection

1 N Blvd , Richmond, VA 23220 USA (Show map)

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