I have been staying at the English Inn since mid-February and am scheduled to remain here until early May; I am taking classes at UVA law school. I am a little over a month into my stay at this property and have yet to be disappointed. The interior common areas of the property are well maintained, as are the rooms. The King Suite has a separate living room with a flat screen TV, a large desk, plenty of extra storage space and a small sink, refrigerator and microwave (which come in handy when you on a long stay). The king bed is comfy and loaded with pillows - a bonus after a long day! The bathroom is well lit and has excellent water pressure. The property also has a well maintained heated pool, gym and sauna. In addition, the exterior has impeccably groomed landscaping.
A couple of the extra bonuses from staying at this property are that the hotel provides a shuttle service to and from the airport. In addition, the hotel has also contracted w/UVA to transport me to and from the law school - this is a really awesome feature since it is difficult to find parking there. I also have free, high speed wireless Internet and HBO. In addition, each morning I get to a delicious hot breakfast buffet - this usually includes eggs, bacon/sausage, fresh biscuits, gravy, hash browns/grits, cold and hot cereals, bread/bagels and fruit. In the afternoon I am greeted by the smell of fresh baked cookies,the hotel serves them with high tea. Due to the breakfast and cookies I can't say I have lost any weight on this trip, which is the only downside!
The hotel manager, Mark M. and his staff has gone out of their way to be accomodating and friendly toward me and are always available to assist me with a request, whether it is giving me reccomendations on things to do around town, arranging van service for me or suggesting a place for dinner. The cleaning staff perform an excellent job each day and have even gone out of their way to wash up a few of my dishes that I have left behind during my morning rush. The property is close to UVA law school and not far from UVA's main campus (it is a huge sprawling school). It is also next door to a couple of good restaurants, Bogo Bagels, Savour and Lord Hardwicks. It is within walking distance of a large shopping area, Barracks Road Shopping Center, this is an outdoor shopping center with loads of restaurants and shops (boutique to Old Navy, chain restaurants and local). The location of this hotel couldn't be more convenient.
Although it can be hard to be away from home for such a long period of time I must say the English Inn is better than home! The staff is always glad to see you, a hot breakfast is given to you each day and you are always greeted home to a clean room and fresh baked cookies....truly, better than home!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 106 well-appointed rooms and suites. Enjoy all the pleasures of a fine Charlottesville hotel blended with the charm of a country inn. You’ll find the heart of the English Inn is our dedication to uncompromising quality and exemplary personal service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The English Hotel Charlottesville
- English Hotel Charlottesville