The One Bed and Breakfast

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


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 walking 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!



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.3


4.4 on September 29, 2015

It was just lovely and they provided everything we needed. I would have loved to stay longer. I will most certainly be staying there again.

The One . . . And Only Choice for Your RVA Trip

5 on September 19, 2015

The One is aptly named. Or it could be renamed The Only One. Because it is the only place you should stay in RVA. Not available on your preferred travel dates? Change your dates, then, before looking elsewhere! I have. The location is ideal - a beautiful neighborhood in the Fan, within easy walk of numerous restaurants and just minutes from Carytown's fantastic array of retail and restaurant offerings. Off street parking is a luxury. The inside is impeccably appointed, immaculate, and soooo comfortable. The snacks, drinks and breakfast foods are ideal and so delicious. You simply won't want to leave. And I promise you'll come back.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review! Nothing makes us happier than to hear from happy guests! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and can't thank you enough for sharing your feedback!


4.2 on September 11, 2015

We stayed in the serenity room and it most certainly lived up to it's name. It was quite a unique experience. The owner, Polly, could not have been more helpful. She was there to help us with our needs and questions. She also offered a lot of advice about the area.

everything was thought of!

4.2 on September 09, 2015

this was our first stay as a couple at a bed and breakfast and my fiance was impressed! he kept noting that the One Bed and Breakfast thought of everything! the snacks and drinks available 24/7 was fantastic, the rooms extremely clean and nicely decorated, and it was the perfect location. i would only suggest slightly better pillows! thank you for the great experience!

A peace of heaven

5 on August 31, 2015

Hi, we would highly recommend this b&b. The owners cant control the noise around it, be it students or fire engines but what they can control they do brilliantly. It is a special place located very close to Careytown and the centre of Richmond is a short car ride. Definitely worth a stop over for a night or two.

Great location, private and relaxing

4.2 on August 26, 2015

Very well located near to VMFA and Careytown restaurants and shops. Bedroom and bathroom were spacious and well-appointed (including plenty of bath towels). Really enjoyed the comfortable balcony off the bedroom. The communal parlour was well-stocked with snacks and drinks and a very nice coffee machine with a wide variety of coffee and tea choices. Looking forward to our next visit.

Long Weekend Trip

4.6 on August 22, 2015

My wife, my son (11 yrs. old), and myself stayed in "The Cellar"….It was FABULOUS. The Cellar is in the basement and just like any old home, the floors above can be a bit squeaky, but overall, I would recommend this location and definitely stay there again, if traveling to Richmond. The breads and drinks in the fridge were perfect when returning for the evening and for breakfast before going out for the day. We stayed 3 nights and could have stayed longer, it just felt like "Home" to us. Thanks for everything Sean & Polly, you are top notch hosts.

Weekend stay

4.0 on August 15, 2015

My wife and I, our daughters, and their spouses stayed at The One for a weekend. We had the three rooms on the second floor, which was a nice arrangement. The rooms were fine. The breakfast was more than adequate--lots of fruit, yogurt, breads and pastries, boiled eggs, ham, and cereal were available. Lots of snacks and drinks were available for us throughout the day. We would return to this B&B.

The One

4.2 on August 08, 2015

Theplace is pretty, well located for fun walking adventures. Staff is very friendly, rooms are very pleasant, common room is really well stocked and easy. Just a nice fun place!

Great stay but too short!

4.6 on July 19, 2015

We dropped our daughter at VCU for freshman orientation and snuck across town to The One. What a great location--we walked thru Cary Town which is just a few blocks away. The art museum is just a few blocks in the other direction and we hope to see it the next time we are in town. Sean and Polly provided every amenity we needed. Breakfast is light but was plenty for us (ham, breads, fresh fruit, OJ, etc.). We do plan to return and hopefully spend two nights.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your stay with us! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to your return!

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Rooms & Rates

The Dream Suite

The Dream Suite is located on the second floor and features a king sized bed with cozy cotton quilts, luxurious linens and oversized pillows. The suites huge windows create a beautiful, bright atmosphere, while the room darkening shades allow you to sleep in as late as you like. The Dream Suite has a private bathroom located next door to entrance to the suite, that features a spacious walk in tile shower and glass enclosure. Guests access the Dream Suite through a private, secured entrance separate from the main house.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

The Slumber Suite

The Slumber Suite is located on the second floor and features a king sized bed with cozy cotton quilts, luxurious linens and oversized pillows. The suites huge windows create a beautiful, bright atmosphere, while the room darkening shades allow you to sleep in as late as you like. The Slumber Suite has a private bathroom located next to the entrance to the suite, that features a tub/shower combination with a glass enclosure. Guests access the Slumber Suite through a private, secured entrance separate from the main house.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

The Serenity Suite

The Serenity Suite is located on the second floor and features a queen sized bed, with luxurious linens and cozy cotton quilts. The suites three huge windows, create a beautiful, bright atmosphere. This peaceful room also features an en suite, private full bath with a spacious walk in tile shower. Guests access the Serenity Guest Room through the private, secured entrance separate from the Main house.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

The Cellar

The Cellar is a bright yet cozy space that features 750 square feet of living space with 5 windows and a glass entry that offers tons of natural light. Snuggle up in the king sized bed for the most amazing rest! Guest can enjoy a private living room with queen sleeper sofa and kitchenette equipped with coffee maker, microwave, toaster, refrigerator, wet sink and a small bistro dining table. The private entrance only for Cellar guests conveniently adjacent to the off street parking area is an added perk only for guest of The Cellar! The large bedroom has an additional sitting area and desk, as well as a closet and large dresser…great for extended stays.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $235 - $255

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Location Type

The Museum District, The Fan, Downtown


Richmond, VA (RIC)

Directions to property:

The One Bed and Breakfast, named for its unique location at 1 N. Boulevard, is located on the corner of Boulevard and Main Street in the heart of the historic area of Richmond. We have complimentary off-street parking for our guests behind the house accessed via the Main Street side alley. You can also find street parking on Main Street next to the guest entry and porch.

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, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

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

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  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: No Deposit Required.
  • Cancellations: Cancellation required within 14 days of arrival date. Failure to cancel will result in penalty.



Sean and Polly Brooks

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