The One Bed and Breakfast Reviews


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

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5 on August 10, 2017

My anxiety with staying at inns is that I have to be let in, interact with people, sit at a huge table for breakfast and make small talk when maybe I don't want to talk. This inn is perfect for me and my social hang-ups. You let yourself in, you go to your room which is open. Key is on the wall, and your stay begins. At breakfast, the food is out, you get it yourself, you sit on a couch or at a tiny table or take it with you. Even though the structure is old, the rooms and common area are immaculately up-kept. Everything down to the tiny trashcans are clean and "real - like, heavy and a real piece of furniture, not an after-thought purchased at a dollar store. I'll probably be making several trips to Richmond in the year to come and I would love to stay here again.

A lovely place to stay in Richmond

5 on July 26, 2017

I surprised my husband with an overnight at this B&B for our first anniversary! We loved it. The rooms were adorable and everything was comfortable and clean. The owners were so sweet and even had roses in our room for the occasion! We'll definitely be back.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your comments about your visit! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and hope you will come see us again should your travels bring you back to Richmond!!

- Sean and Polly (owners)

Great location and darling rooms!

3.8 on June 29, 2017

This place is in the historic district in an excellent - walking distance to the museums and to Carytown. We stayed in the Serenity Suite, which is by itself on the other side of the shared parlor from the other rooms. The bed was exceedingly comfy with great pillows. Coffee and other drinks and snacks are available all the time - a really nice touch. The breakfast was fruit, hardboiled eggs and breads/pastries. We were in Richmond for a special event , so didn't get to see much of the city. We look forward to returning again to The One Bed and Breakfast!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your comments about your experience at our B&B! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you will return should your travels bring you back to Richmond! All the best!

- Sean and Polly (Owner)

Super Cool and Comfy!

4.4 on June 02, 2017

Such a wonderful and cozy spot, near Cary Street shops and restaurants. Great walkable and historic neighborhood! This wonderful home is neat, clean and very thoughtfully detailed and designed. Owners seemed nice, saw them briefly but it was a friendly quick meeting. They don't bother you but you feel they're there if you need them. Serenity Suite was the cutest, cozy and romantic, has everything you need (accept the community iron, which is in the parlor closet). Serenity Suite has the ensuite bath, so it was great. There's a skeleton key to enter your room (in the room upon your arrival to use during your stay), and a unique code you punch to enter the main house from the street. A designated off street parking space for most suites (they give you a parking pass), but also street parking, which didn't look too bad. The exterior of the house is very nicely maintained and landscaped. Parlor is stocked with drinks (alcoholic and non), popcorn, microwave, fridge, toaster, cookies, chips and fruit. As well as, any dishes and utensils you may need and all available 24/7. The continental breakfast is yummy, with pastries, bagels, english muffins, boiled eggs, ham, fruit, juice, cereal and everything needed in the way of accompaniments. They serve it in covered dishes in the adjoining parlor and is served from around 8-10:30am each morning. Definitely try and get a reservation to visit this place, it's wonderful and is surely one of the places that give Richmond a great name!

The One is First Rate

5 on May 08, 2017

Our stay was delightful...well located to RMFA, restaurants, easy drive downtown. Fresh Continental breakfast provided,,,more choices than expected. The one surprise is that the bathrooms are outside the rooms...not more than 2 steps away, though.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay. We want to make certain we set the expectations up front, so there are no surprises for our guests. Our room descriptions on our website for those suites that do not have en suite bathrooms states "This suite has a private bathroom located next door to entrance to the suite". We try our best to provide our guests with all of the details regarding their stay. We hope you will return to stay with us again should your travels bring you back to Richmond! All the best!

- Sean and Polly (innkeeper)


3.8 on May 03, 2017

My partner and I had a wonderful one night stay at The One. Would stay there any time again. Polly is an excellent host and we felt very welcome.....Thanks for a beautiful experience! That the rooms have an outdoor seating area, which was very cozy and inviting, just very homy!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit with us and hope you will return to stay again on your next visit to Richmond! All the best!

- Sean and Polly (innkeeper)

Best B and B I've Ever Been To

5 on March 31, 2017

We have been to many bed and breakfast places over the years and this is hands down the best we have ever been to. Clean and fully stocked with everything you would need and more. Located on a beautiful street one short block from Carytown.

Really very pleasant

4.4 on March 10, 2017

Was not sure what to expect from a B&B in downtown Richmond, but this was really nice. The continental breakfast was exceptional, the complimentary snax and drinks were really nice, and the location was great. We'll be back.

Weekend with "The S. C. Girls"

4.6 on January 06, 2017

Sat.Two of my friends and I met in Richmond for a Happy New Year/Birthday Party. The Fan District is an ideal location. The owners of The One Bed and Breakfast have their business down to a science, from the private entrance with passcode, to the central parlor with soft music, and the presentation of their Continental Breakfast in a variety of covered antiques dishes. All was so cozy and well planned for a delightful stay.

Museum district B&B

4.6 on November 30, 2016

Convenient and comfortable B&B

Wonderful...looking forward to my next stay.

4.8 on November 28, 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at The One Bed and Breakfast. Polly and Sean were very attentive to my questions and needs. The Slumber Suite is so welcoming and comfortable, lovely. And its private bath has a nice deep tub. Soft towels, crisp sheets on the bed. I slept so well. A downtown establishment, it was nevertheless quiet. A very peaceful and welcoming B&B. And it's in such a great location: it's close to everything. Looking forward to our next visit.

Perfect Getaway

4.2 on November 05, 2016

Great location. We were in Richmond to see the Faberge exhibit at the VMFA. The One was in walking distance. There were many restaurants nearby also. Great place to stay.

Wonderful weekend away!

4.4 on October 24, 2016

The staff was super friendly any time we ran into them, going above and beyond offering us suggestions and making sure we had everything we needed. The hosts were delightful. The neighborhood is a gem, especially if you love walking to places! We spent two nights there and already booked another visit for next year by the first night! Can't wait!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback on your stay! We are thrilled that you enjoyed the accommodations and our fabulous neighborhood! We look forward to your return visit!

- Sean and Polly (innkeeper)

A Most Happy Place

4.4 on October 19, 2016

I had a truly good stay at The One Bed and Breakfast. The owners had thought of everything that would make a guest smile, from cheerful sayings and bright colors to helpful staff. There are so many extra touches, like book lights and plentiful bed coverings for a chilly night. Plus a fan if you're warm natured and a heater if you tend to be cold. The housekeeping is excellent. If you're a tea drinker, you might want to bring your own.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property! We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope you will come visit again soon! I'm always happy to pass along kind words to our amazing housekeeping staff! They do a fabulous job and we're lucky to have them! Just a note to others reading this review - we do have a large variety of both coffee, decaf and teas that are available for our Keurig machine in the guest Parlor. They are displayed on a spinning display and sometimes if people don't spin it around, they miss the side that has all of the teas! :(

- Sean and Polly (innkeeper)

We had a great stay at The One Bed & Breakfast

5 on October 12, 2016

The room and common room are beautifully appointed a real pleasure for a relaxing stay in Richmond. Polly was a gracious hostess. We enjoyed dinner and a stroll in Carytown which is just a block away. I enjoyed a morning run in the park, including mountain biking trail which is just a few blocks away. It was a wonderful place to stay for our first trip to Richmond.

The best place to stay in Richmond.

4.8 on October 04, 2016

Loved our time in The One!! Will definitely stay again !!

Only place for us!

5 on September 09, 2016

The in is close to Museums, Carytown and great restaurants like Rowland and Deco which is why we return. True, being a 100 yo + house it creaks but that is part of the ambiance. The street noise doesn't bother us and we have stayed in different rooms. While there is a lot of decor items to move around, we've never minded b/c all our needs are met in a delightful and whimsical way. The breakfast has 2 forms of protein along with healthy yogurt & fruit. During the day, the parlour is open to everyone to relax, read, have a FREE glass of wine, munchies, etc. The ONE B&B is a bargain compared to other places and unless booked, the ONLY place we'll stay! Leslie S and Luis F.

perfect location perfect place

4.8 on August 23, 2016

Visiting our daughter, who recently started working in Richmond and The One was perfect. It was almost next door, but even had it been some miles away, the combo of spacious room, quiet, and comfort would recommend it. Also, we enjoyed the stocked kitchen from which we could graze, rather than the standard fixed breakfast time. will definitely stay there next time.

Our stay

5 on July 28, 2016

We only stayed one night, as we were on the road to SC, but fell in love with the area. It seems like this part of Richmond is going through a revival. I enjoyed watching all the pedestrians, and many with their dogs. The B/B is located about 2 blocks from Cary street where all the cool shops and restaurants are. While the street seemed like a busy one, it did not interfere with our sleep. We stayed in the Dream Suite and it might have been the most comfortable bed we ever slept in. Would stay there again!

Charming room, bad food

2.8 on July 28, 2016

Creative decor, great location and a charming balcony are the attractions here. The breakfast food was bad--soggy, frozen pastries, distressed fruit, unrefrigerated meat. We had to go out for breakfast. This isn't really a bed and breakfast and should adjust its pricing and advertising to reflect that.

Quality Throughout this B and B

5 on June 29, 2016

From seamless check in with easy and clear directions for parking and entry, to the great fresh breakfast served. Being in the construction industry I look at things that maybe others might not. Quality of fixtures and construction. This historical property has been updated with top quality hardware and fixtures. The lighting, plumbing fixtures, toilets, shower, all the way down to the nice robes hanging on quality coat hooks. No detail is overlooked and the hosts are fantastic and friendly. You will not be disappointed! I will definitely stay here again.

All the comforts of home!

4.8 on June 28, 2016

June 26, 2016 Will definitely recommend The One B&B to all my traveling family & friends! The attention to detail is off-the-chain! We've stayed in our share of B&Bs across the nation, and NONE have reached the heights of creature comfort The One provides! Everything from snacks, sodas, beer/wine, a HUGE heavy Continental breakfast, room amenities, to bathrobes (for that quick duck-into the bath just outside our room). Loved the private side porch off our room...we hung out there well into the night people-watching (we could easily imagine living there!) I will say, while we enjoy the coziness of a B&B, we don't particularly enjoy the 'in-your-face' intrusiveness sometimes experienced by the hosts...this is where The One slams it out of the park! From reading the reviews beforehand, I learned their 'style' was more antonymous, as they tend to think of anything & everything you might need/desire during your stay, thus eliminating the need to be constantly underfoot. Their approach allows the guest to truly 'experience' the home as if it were their own...NAIL IT! Sadly, we were merely 'traveling through', and only stayed one night, but the location was perfect for a short stroll down to Carytown for shopping & dinner, then again for breakfast the next morning...what a great way to immerse yourself in the neighborhood. We are already planning our return, and will bring friends along to make it a 'party'...yee-haw! Ann & Brenda Virginia Beach, VA

Great stay! Great Location!

4.8 on June 27, 2016

Place feels like you are staying at an old friend's home. Walking distance to everything. Great beds. Very Clean. Personal bathrooms. Very Safe. Highly recommended! I will stay here again.

Where to stay in Richmond

5 on June 26, 2016

Conveniently located, the amenities are quite worth the price.

Interesting B&B

4.0 on June 21, 2016

Good location - quiet neighborhood - interesting décor and room setup.

Graduation Stay

5 on June 01, 2016

The rooms are very welcoming. It was nice to have the self check-in so we could just settle in when we arrived. This was a repeat visit for us and we enjoyed it as much as the first stay.

Great location, free snacks, charming rooms

4.4 on May 04, 2016

This was our second time staying at The One and we enjoyed it as much as the first. We especially like the lounge area, featuring free wine and snacks, plus a very adequate do-it-yourself breakfast. The hosts are lively, and knowledgeable about the area.

Nice B&B, we would definitely stay here again

4.2 on April 09, 2016

We loved that complementary soft drinks and snacks were provided. Polly was a great hostess. Room was not too spacious but cozy, cute and very clean. Breakfast was diverse and very good. We would definitely stay here again.

A wonderful stay

5 on March 01, 2016

We were in town for a show at the Altria Theater and The One was in the perfect location. The room was exceptional and the parlor was wonderfully relaxing with music and snacks and drinks complimentary. We will definitely be back!

Excellent location

4.8 on February 07, 2016

Had a nice stay. It's private, You get a code so no time wasting checking in. You can come and go as you please. Great continental breakfast and 24 hr, drinks and snacks, incl. beer and wine. It is the city, so there will be traffic noise and people on the street.

Enjoyed our stay

5 on January 31, 2016

My girlfriend and I really enjoyed our stay. It was our first little vacation together and the The One B and B was a great romantic setting.Polly was a very kind hostess and very helpful. When we returned to the Inn from our night out the complimentary wine was a great way to relax before bed.

Good experience even though it is winter now!

4.0 on January 21, 2016

We were in the Slumber Suite. Probably because it is close to the street, we could hear a lot of sound. Other than that, cannot think of anything else. Enjoyed our stay!

Great stay

4.2 on January 19, 2016

Loved the place. Great location and cheaper than a hotel. Also, if you are a jogger there is lots to see in the area. I'd go back again anytime.

Convenient and comfortable ...

4.0 on December 02, 2015

Close to family and activities in Richmond...will stay again

Great location

3.6 on November 17, 2015

Centrally located minutes from art museums, restaurants and shops in a charming residential neighborhood. A bit of traffic noise from our room, which was compact but satisfactory although I would have preferred a firmer nattress. The breakfast nook which is shared with 2 other rooms would be a bit crowded if all guests wanted to eat at the same time. Easy access with a key pad door code. Off street parking included.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to provide a review of our property. We do live in a charming neighborhood that offers our guests an abundance of dining, shopping and entertainment options within walking distance, but with that urban environment comes activity and street noise. In order to minimize the impact to our guests, we have installed storm windows on the entire house and provide sound machines in all our guest suites. Our communal parlor is a spacious gathering area and very accommodating, including complimentary snacks and beverages. We were a bit surprised by your comments and rating, as we spent significant time chatting with you and your friends during your visit with us and the feedback you provided in person was extremely complimentary. We provided restaurant, shopping and tourist recommendations and invited you into our home to meet our boys, Marvin and Eugene, when we found out you were fellow dog lovers. If you had mentioned any concerns during our face to face conversations, we would have been happy to address them, as guest satisfaction is our highest priority! Again, we appreciate your response and time taken in doing so.

- Sean and Polly Brooks (innkeeper)

Great One Night Stay

4.6 on November 16, 2015

Ideal location in the Historic District of Richmond. Blocks away from the museum and Virginia Historical Society. Also, if you're into Halloween and have kids, you are only 10 blocks from Halloween on Hanover, which looked like it would be pretty awesome. Carytown is also just a short walk from The One. We had a great room with a bathroom in the room. Two of the other rooms had their bathrooms in the hall just outside the room. Breakfast was a little disappointing because it was continental style, so no hot food, but everything available was good and timely. Thank you The One.

Great B & B

5 on October 27, 2015

I love staying here at The One Bed and Breakfast, which is close to my daughter's place, great restaurants, and the VMFA. The owners and staff are friendly and helpful. There are snacks available for munching and the breakfast is very nice. I wish them the best of luck in their endeavor and hope they will acquire other properties (just in case this place is booked).

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property! We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit and all of the great attractions in our neighborhood! We look forward to your return visit! The one B & B.

- The One B and B (innkeeper)

Perfect location

4.4 on October 19, 2015

This was the perfect place to explore Cary Town and the Museum district. The Restaurant recommendations were spot on and very enjoyable. The hosts were extremely accommodating when my daughter was able to come down from DC at the last minute. The room my husband and I stayed in (Serenity? Audrey Hepburn everywhere!) was luxurious and charming, and the snacks and drinks provided were yummy! Really a great place to stay in Richmond.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit and all of the great attractions in our neighborhood! We look forward to your return visit! The one B & B

- The one B & B (innkeeper)


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.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property! We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to your return visit! The One B & B

- The One B & B (innkeeper)

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!

- Sean and Polly (innkeeper)


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.

Innkeeper Response
You are so kind to share your feedback on our review page! We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to the opportunity to host your return visit to Richmond!

- The One B & B (innkeeper)

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!

Innkeeper Response
We appreciate you sharing your feedback on our property! We try to think of the little things that will make our guests feel pampered. We realize that some people prefer fluffy pillows and some people prefer not so fluffy, so we actually offer a set of both in each of our guest rooms for that purpose. There is a sign on each nightstand informing our guests of the pillow alternatives. I’m so sorry that you missed it! We hope that will not deter you from coming to stay with us again!

- The One B & B. (innkeeper)

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.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to provide a review of our property. We do live in a charming neighborhood that offers our guests an abundance of dining, shopping and entertainment options within walking distance, but with that urban environment comes activity and street noise. In order to minimize the impact to our guests, we have installed storm windows on the entire house and provide sound machines in all our guest suites. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and hope you will visit us again should your travels bring you back to Richmond!

- The One B & B. (innkeeper)

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.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property! We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit to our charming neighborhood that offers our guests an abundance of dining, shopping and entertainment options all within walking distance. We look forward to the opportunity to host your return visit!

- The One B & B (innkeeper)

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.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property and The Cellar – which has become one of our most popular suites! We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit and hope you will look forward to your return visit!

- The One B & B. (innkeeper)

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.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property! We are thrilled that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us! We look forward to the opportunity to host your next visit to Richmond!

- THe One B & B (innkeeper)

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!

- Sean and Polly (innkeeper)

Staying at The One

3.4 on June 05, 2015

Very nice B & B. Lovely balcony to have a pleasant drink in the evening.

Great place for a girls weekend

4.8 on May 25, 2015

This is the second time Linda and I have spent the weekend at the One bed-and-breakfast in Richmond. Centrally located in the Fan; lovely and well appointed rooms and some great balconies to sit back and relax on. We always have a great time when we stay here.

Overall, expectations were definitely exceeded!

4.0 on April 23, 2015

Pros: Very convenient location Easy to enter the building (safely, with a code), didn't have to meet with anyone for check-in OR check-out WONDERFUL, generous assortment of snacks and beverages (including wine and beer and a Keurig machine!), in the common room. Lovely room, nicely updated, thoughtful touches like bathrobes and a flashlight plugged in (random, but smart) Cons: I called the day before to request early check-check-in and was kindly told that our room would be given cleaning priority, and we would receive a phone call when it was ready. Never got a call. No biggie, in the grand scheme! Not a traditional, hot, sit-down style Breakfast but that might be preferable to some people... it was a LOVELY assortment of continental breakfast type foods, set out at 8am for guests to enjoy when ready. Not really a con, come to think of it!

Second wonderful visit

4.2 on April 09, 2015

This was our second visit but our first staying in "the cellar", at my husbands request. Great set up, having both a bedroom area and a living area works perfect for us. Plus the location so close to Cary Street, the art museum and so many restaurants is fabulous. Breakfast, snacks and drinks are there waiting when you arrive. Perfect.

Wow - the best B&B we've stayed in yet

5 on March 20, 2015

This is a wonderful gem of a place. Polly is SO helpful with any small item we asked for, and has a very generously stocked kitchen and fridge for anything else. The showers are perfect and clean, the beds are big and clean, the rooms are huge and clean, and we will definitely return next time we are in Richmond. Thank you!!!!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of our property! We wanted to take the opportunity to give credit to our amazing staff, Rachel, Rose and Chris who do such a fabulous job of making this place sparkle! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your next visit to Richmond and The One!

- Sean and Polly (innkeeper)

very good place Great location

3.8 on March 18, 2015

Ideal location for Carytown. Snacks a real nice touch. Breakfast pastry and fruit could be improved.

Innkeeper Response
At The One we offer a hearty breakfast featuring gourmet cinnamon rolls, a variety of mufins and pastries, fresh breads, english muffins, and bagels. You can also enjoy an assortment of fresh fruit, hard boiled eggs, breakfast ham, cereals, oatmeal, breakfast bars and yogurts. The Parlor refrigerator is always stocked with a variety of juices, soft drinks, bottled water, milk and coffee creamer and there is an assortment of complimentary snacks to enjoy, as well. We offer a wide variety of coffees and tea available anytime of the day. If there are special requests for additional items, we are always happy to provide them to our guests.

- Sean and Polly (innkeeper)

Jennifer's Review of the One Bed and Breakfast

4.8 on February 28, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here! The One Bed and Breakfast is a beautiful place and the atmosphere is very relaxing. I did not want to leave.

Recent stay in Richmond

5 on November 16, 2014

Very nice place to stay. It's walking distance from the museum and in a beautiful neighborhood. Fellow travelers were interesting, everything was fresh and nicely presented. Rooms were clean and well appointed.

A great way to explore Richmond

4.8 on November 13, 2014

Very comfortable accommodations; good food and beverage choices available. in a share dining/living room. This B & B is 2 blocks from a great Art museum and in walking distance to a # of restaurants and retail area. I wanted to get a flavor of the city of Richmond, not the suburbs and that is what I received.

Great place to stay in Richmond!

3.8 on November 09, 2014

I really enjoyed my stay at The One - a nice place to stay in the city, and so close to all my reunion events. Thanks for the nice variety of breakfast options that were available!

Great Location!!

4.4 on November 03, 2014

We had a great stay at this bed and breakfast. We loved this part of Richmond. It was close to restaurants and convenient to the center of the city.

Basic BnB

2.8 on October 26, 2014

The One BnB provided a clean basic place to stay. Breakfast was simple. A few more options would have been nice.

Innkeeper Response
At The One we offer a hearty breakfast featuring gourmet cinnamon rolls, a variety of mufins and pastries, fresh breads, english muffins, and bagels. You can also enjoy an assortment of fresh fruit, hard boiled eggs, breakfast ham, cereals, oatmeal, breakfast bars and yogurts. The Parlor refrigerator is always stocked with a variety of juices, soft drinks, bottled water, milk and coffee creamer and there is an assortment of complimentary snacks to enjoy, as well. We offer a wide variety of coffees and tea available anytime of the day. If there are special requests for additional items, we are always happy to provide them to our guests.

- Sean and Polly (innkeeper)

Visit to Ryan

4.2 on October 06, 2014

Great location and very friendly host.

The most amazing bed and breakfast ever!!!

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 "

Fantastic B&B!

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.

loved this b and b!!!

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.

Dream Suite

5 on August 19, 2014

Be ready for the "Garboons". They're everywhere and most wonderful! :):)

The best bed and breakfast in Richmond!

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.

Best Place to Stary

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!

My rating scale of out stay.

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!

- Sean and Polly (Owners)

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!

- Sean and Polly (Owners)

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!

- Sean and Polly (Owner)

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!

- Sean and Polly (innkeeper)


5 on May 20, 2014

Simply outstanding.

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

- Sean and Polly (Owners)

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.


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.

Perfect Respite

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!!!

Absolutely wonderful weekend

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.

Great place

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.

Innkeeper Response
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!!

- Sean and Polly (innkeeper)

Best place in 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!

No Brainer

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.

Innkeeper Response
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!! :)

- Sean and Polly (innkeeper)

Convenient, comfortable and wonderful hosts

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.

Innkeeper Response
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!

- Sean and Polly (Owners / Innkeepers)

Perfect in town getaway for my wedding weekend!

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!

Very happy

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!

Special place, everything provided.

5 on November 12, 2013

Wonderful, well thought out. Great location.

A grate place and friendly

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.

Innkeeper Response
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!!

- Sean and Polly (Owners / Innkeepers)

Adorable gem in a fabulous location.

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.

Fabulous Find in the Fan!

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 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!

Innkeeper Response
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!!

- Sean and Polly (Owners / Innkeepers)

The "One" has all the comforts of home and more!

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.

Innkeeper Response
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!!

- Sean and Polly (Innkeepers)


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.

Innkeeper Response
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!

- Sean and Polly (Innkeepers)

The place to stay when visiting Richmond!

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!

Innkeeper Response
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!! :)

- Sean and Polly (Innkeepers)

This is the "one" B&B to stay at

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.

Innkeeper Response
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!!

- Sean and Polly (innkeeper)

Excellence in Richmond!

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!

Innkeeper Response
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!

- Sean and Polly (Innkeepers)

Relaxation just like the doctor ordered

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.

Innkeeper Response
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!!

- Sean and Polly (innkeeper)

Close to VMFA, Careytown, and the Flying Squirrels

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.

Innkeeper Response
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!

- Sean and Polly (innkeeper)

Great Location

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.

Great Location!

4.0 on June 24, 2013

Great location near Carytown. A little noisy at night, though.

Bounty at thisB&B

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..

One is the one

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

Great Stay!

5 on March 20, 2013

Excellent place to stay! Nice rooms, comfortable, and Sean and Polly are great!

"The One" - Our Place of Choice in Richmond!

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!

Innkeeper Response
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!

- Sean and Polly (innkeeper)

relaxing in a city setting

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!

Traveling trhough on Business Trip

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's simply great.

Great Get-Away at One B&B

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!

I had a wonderful stay

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!

A wonderful way to complete our Holidays!

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!

Very welcoming, and with high standards

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

Great time in Richmond 11/14/12

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.

Excellent Stay!

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!

Great Weekend Getaway!

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!

Super Bed and Breakfast

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

Easy and Fun

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.

One of Richmond's best kept secrets!!

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.

Great weekend

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?

Innkeeper Response
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!!

- Sean and Polly (Innkeepers)

Fabulous Fun At The One!

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.

Great stay...will visit again

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.

2 nights in Richmond, VA

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.

The One Bed and Breakfast

4.6 on May 08, 2012

Wonderful place. Central location. Hosts very helpful.

Southern hospitality at its best

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.

Home Again

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.

First trip to Richmond

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.

Amazing Stay!!

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!!

If this place was only a national chain!

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!

Excellent Stay in 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!

Comfortable / Clean / Great Location

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.

Charming and Convenient

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

Perfection in Richmond

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!

Anniversary Weekend

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.

The One is 'The One'

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

Great Weekend Away

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!

Destination Birthday

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

"We can't wait to go back"

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!

Very comfotable stay and excellent value!

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!

Like finding a pearl in an oyster

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'.

Great Location & Beautiful Room in a Modern B&B

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.

The One

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!

Like visiting old friends!

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

Great little secret...

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.

Great Location and Amenities!

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!

"The One Bed and Breakfeast"

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 !

Gem on Boulevard

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.

An absolute delight.

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.

Fabulous place to stay 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.

A true gem at the heart of everything in Richmond!

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!

The ONE B&B for me!!!

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!!!

It is the ONE!

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!

Best B&B in Richmond

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!

Very nice

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.

Fantastic Place!

5 on May 10, 2011

Loved everything about it. It's an experience my wife and I would like to repeat! Must try it!

"One" Warm and Friendly Visit

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!!

Loved it!

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!

"One" great experience!

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!

A great Time

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.

The One Bed and Breakfast


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