Enjoy the history and cultural roots of America with a stay at the Clarion Hotel Central in Richmond, VA. This Richmond, Virginia hotel, conveniently located near the Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike, provides easy access to many of the area’s attractions including Historic Tredegar, the Edgar Allan Poe Museum, the Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, and the Museum and White House of the Confederacy. All spacious guest rooms offer cable TVs, pillow-top mattresses, coffee makers, hairdryers and ironing facilities. Some rooms offer microwaves, high-definition flat-screen TVs, refrigerators and sofabeds. Guests of the Clarion Hotel can enjoy the outdoor seasonal pool, exercise room, and on-site restaurant and lounge. Other amenities include free high-speed wireless internet, a hot breakfast (fees apply), free weekday newspaper, pet friendly facilities (fees apply), and free local calls. Business travelers to the Clarion Hotel can appreciate conveniences, such as the business center, computer with internet, teleconference service, and access to copy and fax services. An on-site banquet/meeting facility is able to accommodate up to 368 people for various events. The Plaza Ballroom is more than 5,200 square feet and can accommodate up to 600 people. A guest laundry service is available as well as plenty of parking. The Clarion Hotel is Richmond's most central convention site and is the closest hotel to Richmond International Speedway. It is also less than two miles from Virginia Union University and less than three miles from Virginia Commonwealth University. The home of the Richmond Flying Squirrels, a minor league baseball team, is within walking distance.