Just because Scarlet didn’t actually fall down these red-carpeted stairs doesn’t mean that Richmonders can’t embrace this glorious landmark hostelry as its most beloved third space. Its multileveled lobbies are must-visits for out-of-town visitors. The Sunday brunch and popular eateries, T.J.’s and Lemaire, are as formal or informal as you want them to be. At Christmas, the rotunda is a tradition.
Second Place: Downtown Marriott
Third Place: Linden Row Inn