A house full of steel balls and games

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Premium bedding, free minibar, individually decorated
Premium bedding, free minibar, individually decorated
Premium bedding, free minibar, individually decorated

Overview of A house full of steel balls and games

A house full of steel balls and games

2.5 star property
Richmond family-friendly B&B with bar/lounge

9.8/10 Exceptional

34 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
Map
5120 Earlwick Rd, Richmond, VA, 23230
Main amenities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Air conditioning
  • Arcade/games room
  • Library
  • Lobby fireplace
  • Communal living room
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Fridge in a common area
  • Water dispenser
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Cookware, dishware and utensils
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area
  • Television
  • Garden

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Dumbarton
  • University of Richmond - 7 min drive
  • Richmond International Raceway - 10 min drive
  • Broad Street - 12 min drive
  • Virginia Commonwealth University - 12 min drive
  • Greater Richmond Convention Center - 9 min drive
  • Short Pump Town Center - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Richmond, VA (RIC-Richmond Intl.) - 20 min drive
  • Richmond Staples Mill Road Station - 6 min drive
  • Richmond Main Street Station - 10 min drive
  • Ashland Station - 21 min drive

About this property

A house full of steel balls and games

Family-friendly bed & breakfast in the heart of Dumbarton
You can look forward to free self-service breakfast, an arcade/games room and a library at A house full of steel balls and games. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities, such as laundry facilities and a fireplace in the lobby.
Other perks include:
  • Free self-parking
  • Wedding services, a water dispenser and bike parking
  • Secured bike storage, a TV in the lobby and barbecues
Room features
All guest rooms are individually furnished, and include comforts, such as premium bedding and Laptop workspace, as well as thoughtful touches, such as air conditioning and separate sitting areas.
More amenities include:
  • Children's dinnerware, children's books and musical instruments
  • Baths or showers, free toiletries and hairdryers
  • 30-inch plasma TVs with DVD players
  • Private gardens, separate sitting areas and separate dining areas

Languages

English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC), COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO) and SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 3 rooms

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 10:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 21
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • There is no front desk at this property
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; your host will greet you
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Children

  • Up to 3 children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets stay for free
  • Food and water bowls available

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free on-site self-parking
  • On-site carport

Other information

  • Designated smoking area (fines apply)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free self-service breakfast each morning 6:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • Bar/lounge
  • BBQs
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • Water dispenser

Travelling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Children's games
  • Toys
  • Art supplies
  • Children's books
  • Musical instruments

What to do

  • Pachinko
  • Free use of nearby fitness centre
  • Winery tours nearby

Services

  • Laundry facilities
  • Wedding services
  • Bike storage

Facilities

  • Picnic area
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • Communal living room
  • Arcade/games room
  • Bike parking
  • At least 80% of food locally sourced
  • Annual offsets purchased for at least 10% of carbon footprint
  • Humane treatment of captive wild animals
  • Locally owned and organised tours and activities
  • At least 80% of lighting from LEDs
  • Comprehensive food waste policy
  • No plastic coffee stirrers
  • No plastic drinking straws
  • No plastic water bottles
  • Reusable tableware only

Languages

  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Video game console
  • DVD player
  • 30-inch plasma TV

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Free stocked minibar
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Washer and dryer
  • Laundry detergent

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Garden
  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Bath or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Free bottled water
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils
  • Children's dinnerware
  • Dishwasher

More

  • Shared accommodations
  • Bulk dispenser for toiletries
  • Water-efficient showers only
  • Water-efficient toilets only
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • An effective city/local tax rate of 5.3 per cent will be charged

Pets

  • Pet deposit: USD 25.00 per stay

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of:

  • COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)
  • COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)
  • SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Policies

This property does not have lifts.

Long-term renters welcome.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does A house full of steel balls and games offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, A house full of steel balls and games does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at A house full of steel balls and games?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at A house full of steel balls and games?
Yes, pets stay free. A deposit of USD 25.00 per stay is required. Food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at A house full of steel balls and games?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at A house full of steel balls and games?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
What is there to do at A house full of steel balls and games and nearby?
A house full of steel balls and games has an arcade and a picnic area.
Are there restaurants at or near A house full of steel balls and games?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include TGI Friday's (2 mi), Ledo Pizza (2.1 mi) and Cook Out (2.1 mi).
Does A house full of steel balls and games have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a garden.

Overall score and ratings

9.8

Exceptional

9.8/10

Cleanliness

9.7/10

Staff & service

9.5/10

Amenities

9.6/10

Property conditions & facilities

9.1/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

1-night business trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Helena, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We really enjoyed our stay. The pinball machines were great fun, the kitchen was well stocked with breakfast items and our host was very friendly and welcoming. Came complete with Kat the cat who was an excellent greeter but stayed outside.We loved the eclectic decor. It's a home, not a hotel and you probably will be sharing the space with others but if you're OK with that give this place a try. Would definitely stay again
KimberlyHogan, 3-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Despite a hiccup at check in that left me in the heat and humidity for an hour, Pete went out of his way to make my stay as comfortable as possible including handling a fussy washing machine so my laundry could get done.
2-night business trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Pinballers Paradise
This was a sweet deal! If you are a pinball enthusiast this is like staying in a pinball museum, we’re nearly everything on display is playable. Add to that the overwhelming number of movies and books from the 70s and 80s, retro games, and the Pepsi dispenser with bottled craft beer selections (excellent Virginia brewery selections), you could practically vacation here. Breakfast options were wonderful. Bathroom was clean and everything worked well. Location is very convenient to the interstates. My only regret was we were attending a convention and needed to be in bed early and up early, so we couldn’t enjoy getting to know our guests and playing the games.
Steve, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Traveling
We were welcomed by a friendly cat and were able to get into the home easily. We had fun playing the pinball machines and even though 1 other guest, we never saw him and met owner in morning who was very nice. We helped ourself to bagels and oatmeal for breakfast. Quiet area.
Adam, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Pete has a large collection of vintage pinball machines that you can play for FREE! It's pretty awesome. He also has lots of breakfast/coffee options-Highly recommended!
James, 1-night trip
Verified Travelocity guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great stay, less than stellar booking site
I can’t say enough about how unique the property is. The pinball tables were all in perfect condition and were some pretty rare/fun tables. The beer machine is up to $.75 but the selection was worth every penny! There was confusion about the bathroom being private (it is not) but this seems like a problem from hotels.com’s end and we were compensated for the misinformation. I feel bad that it came from Pete’s pocket because we really did enjoy our stay.
SHANNON, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great experience, will throw you off a little when you get there. But great place to stay! Definitely would go back.
Diego, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Marc, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review