The downtown Holiday Inn Express. 201 East Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23219.  The hotel has extended a rate of $119 for standard rooms or suites (suites available upon request and availability).  To receive these rates, visit the following link, which is dedicated to festival guests and the special rates above and input the following code: RFF  Book Hotel Here

Located in the heart of historic Richmond’s River District, the hotel offers corporate and leisure guests the best of the past and the future. The hotel is situated in the heart of downtown Richmond, close to The Byrd Theater and businesses such as Wells Fargo, the Virginia Biotechnology Research Park, Altria, Philip Morris, SunTrust Bank and Mead Westvaco, as well as other Fortune 500 companies. Virginia Commonwealth University is six blocks away. The Greater Richmond Convention Center is .4 miles.

The hotel is also close to the Virginia Capitol Building, the Children’s Museum and the Museum & White House of the Confederacy. Other nearby sights include the Carpenter Center, the Landmark Theatre and VCU’s Siegel Center.

The hotel offers deluxe amenities including a 24-hour fitness center and a free Express Start breakfast. The free high-speed, wireless Internet access will keep you connected. The 24-hour business center has print, copy and fax services.



Rooms: Garden Queen’s @ $109 + tax/night; Garden 2 Bed’s @ $109 + tax/night; Main House 2 Bed’s @ $129 + tax/night *Use Group Discount code below. *Complimentary Guest Shuttle Service within 2 Miles

We encourage you book at least 2 weeks prior to arrival as we anticipate they will sell out quickly.
To make a reservation at the Group Rate, follow these instructions:

  • Go to our Reservations Page at 
  • Select your Arrival and Departure Dates and Number of Adults
  • Enter the following Access Code for your Group to view your discounted rate:RIFF17

If visiting their website ( directly, click on Reservations and follow the instructions above.

Rooms booked using the Access Code above will receive the negotiated group block rate and will be included as part of the group block. Reservations made without the Access Code will be charged Rack Rates.

About the Linden Row Inn

Linden Row Inn is a 70-room boutique historic hotel located in the heart of Downtown Richmond. Conveniently located in downtown Richmond at 1st & Franklin Streets, the Linden Row Inn is just minutes away from all major attractions in the Capitol area. In a city where history abounds, the Linden Row Inn stands alone in offering its guests the “True Richmond” experience. We are a historic urban hotel with a European style that is designed to make your visit to Virginia’s capitol a completely gratifying experience. The hotel is comprised of seven row houses built in the mid-1800’s, and meticulously restored over the years. The hotel’s guest rooms and parlour suites are furnished with antiques from the middle and late 1800’s, and we are proud to be featured on the National Register of Historic Places.

Our guest rooms and event space open to an intimate, beautiful winding garden courtyard, capturing all the romance of a by-gone era while serving up the Southern hospitality for which Richmond is famous. Linden Row Inn offers its guests all of the modern conveniences and amenities that discriminating travelers expect. It’s no wonder that the Linden Row Inn is one of Richmond’s most popular gathering places for special events, weddings and corporate meetings. Among the many famous past residents of our property, Edgar Allan Poe spent his childhood playing in the garden that is now the hotel’s garden courtyard. In fact, local legend has it that the property is home to the “enchanted garden” that Poe mentions in his famous poem “To Helen.”



The Berkeley Hotel: 1200 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23219 US. With a stay at The Berkeley Hotel in Richmond (Shockoe Slip), you’ll be minutes from Richmond Old City Hall and Virginia State Capitol. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Virginia Governor’s Mansion and Virginia Civil Rights Memorial.

To get the RIFF discount, simply call the hotel and mention RIFF. Discount rates: $149 Premium Room; $159 Terrace View/Junior Suites 

Rec, Spa, Premium AmenitiesMake use of convenient amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and wedding services.

DiningSatisfy your appetite at the hotel’s restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business, Other AmenitiesFeatured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and express check-out. Planning an event in Richmond? This hotel has 3650 square feet (329 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms.