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The Commonwealth

The Commonwealth welcomes pets up to 40 lbs for an additional fee of $100 per stay. Rooms that allows pets are located on the second and third floors. Both dogs and cats are permitted, and well-behaved pets may be left unattended. Treats are provided at the front desk and pet beds are available upon request. Capitol Square Park is located across the street from the hotel.
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Room Types
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    • 1 queen bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 2 double beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 2 double beds, 1 sofa bed
    • Up to 5 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 2 double beds, 1 sofa bed
    • Up to 5 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 2 double beds, 1 sofa bed
    • Up to 5 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
OUR GUARANTEE: Book a room now! Our canine concierge will make sure you’re assigned a pet-friendly room, so there aren’t any surprises at check-in.


Not your average hotel, The Commonwealth is a charming place in history offering spacious suites and upscale bedrooms. They are located across from the Virginia State Capital building and just a short walk to the financial and legal hub of the city. Richmond's famous entertainment districts Shockoe Slip and Shockoe Bottom are also within easy walking and offer an excellent variety of dining and relaxing options.

Health & Safety

Safe Stay: The Commonwealth has enhanced cleaning and safety measures in place. Masks and hand sanitizer are provided to guests, and rooms are disinfected between each stay. Social distancing measures are in place, and contactless check-in and check-out are available. Hotel staff are required to wear masks.


  • Television
  • Pet Friendly
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet Available
  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available
  • Parking Available
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Non-Smoking Property


BringFido Guest Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

The Commonwealth has received a rating of 4.9 out of 5 bones by 14 canine critics on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 by 566 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Maxine
    Oct. 3, 2022
    Great location

    Park right outside the hotel to walk dog!

  • James Randolph
    Aug. 16, 2022
    Delightful Overnight

    Wonderful visit. The staff could not have been more pleasure or helpful. Heartily recommend to anyone.

  • Alyson
    Aug. 4, 2022
    Thrilled with Our Stay

    Stayed for 1 night in the middle of a long ride with dog and 1 year-old. We couldn’t have been happier with the room and hotel overall. Friendly and efficient service, room was beautiful, spacious, and clean. Highly recommend.

  • Joel
    Jul. 10, 2022
    Wonderful stay

    Large, quiet room that the dogs loved. Literally steps from the Capital grounds. Could not ask for a better location. Staff was super attentive and doted over the dogs. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Jessica
    May. 16, 2022
    Friendly staff and location can't be beat!

    Staff was super friendly and helpful. Awesome location and the bed was super comfortable. Definitely staying here again, hopefully, the same exact room!

  • Kelly
    May. 16, 2022
    Great Location, Great Staff

    The hotel is right next to the state capital which has pretty grounds for walking your dog. The gates close at 9pm so you’re pressed to find an adequate spot for your dog to relieve itself later at night. The park has doggy bag stations and plenty of trash cans. I just wished there was another green space option after hours. The hotel is older but the suite we were in was well decorated and the beds were fantastic. There are many guests with dogs which is really nice to see in the heart of a city. The parking is by valet only, and they were more than willing to help. They even allowed my daughter to park her car in front of the hotel for an hour or two late evening without charging her the $30 parking fee. The restaurant looked nice but we had other dining plans. I would highly recommend the hotel.

  • Shannon
    Jan. 7, 2022
    Awesome location

    This was a great location and awesome stay. Staff were super friendly and the room was very well equipped. There was a great park just across the road for dog walks.

  • Rachel
    Aug. 31, 2019
    Great stay!

    This is our second stay here and we love it!

  • Chris
    Feb. 4, 2018
    Best pet friendly hotel I've ever stayed in!

    This recently remodeled boutique hotel offers huge modern rooms perfect for our furry friends. We stayed in a room described as "cozy" with our two goldens, it was very spacious, with separate sitting and sleeping areas. There is a park directly across the street, perfect for a walk. Nice restaurant in house, very attentive staff. A classy alternative to the strip motel you might often find yourselves in with larger dogs. Highly recommended! Note that the hotel is now known simply as the Commonwealth.

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The Commonwealth