Meet the Historic Richmond Inns: Maury Place at Monument
“We arrived as strangers and left as friends”, wrote a recent guest of the lovingly restored Maury Place at Monument, a bed and breakfast located in Richmond’s Museum District. Southern Hospitality at its finest is combined with contemporary décor and period grace to provide a premium guest experience and home away from home.
Built in 1916 for Addie Sturdevant, Maury Place at Monument was probably never occupied by its intended owner. It became the home of one of Richmond’s first pediatricians, Dr. Weitzel, and remained in his family until the 1970’s. Innkeepers Jeff Wells and Mac Pence are the fourth owners of the building, which they renovated extensively and converted into a bed and breakfast in 2008.
The inn is named after the statue of Matthew Fontaine Maury which faces the building, which was erected in 1928. Nautical buffs will recognize Maury’s name as he invented the science of oceanography. The City of Richmond designated the area around the monument “Maury Place” and the third owners renamed the property accordingly.
Four suites accommodate guests with superior amenities and tasteful modern décor. Two of the rooms have private balconies, three have heated tile bathroom floors, and three have working gas fireplaces. All guest rooms have private en suite bathrooms and high definition flat screen televisions. The inn provides free high speed internet, pool and hot tub access, complimentary snacks including local biscotti, complimentary soft drinks and free off-street parking. It is the perfect retreat for vacationers and business travelers alike!
Enjoy a full gourmet breakfast served daily on Maury Place’s signature collection of replica Presidential china. Recipes feature the finest ingredients from local markets, including gourmet teas and herbs grown in the inns’ garden. Special diets can be accommodated and breakfast “to go” is available on request.
Maury Place at Monument is perfectly situated within walking distance of many of Richmond’s most popular attractions. The Museum District is the local cultural hub, with live theaters, night spots, world-class restaurants, eclectic shopping opportunities and institutions such as the Virginia Museum of Fine Art and the Virginia Historical Society. The innkeepers are eager to share the latest local happenings including traveling exhibitions, festivals and events.
If you are seeking a luxury guest experience with the comfort of home, amidst the best that Richmond has to offer, Maury Place at Monument is the perfect place to start. You’ll find more information on the inn’s website. Don’t hesitate – plan your next trip today!