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Cavalier Inn at the University of Virginia
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

What a lovely change from cookie cutter chains. This inn looks rather dismal from the outside, so don,t be mislead by its exterior. This charming inn shows the effects of remodeling yet retains the charm that eludes the the standard and predictable others. We booked a room on orbitz for $63 per night. This included breakfast which was lovely, free parking and free wifi
what more can you ask for. Not the ritz, but delightful , clean comfortable and a bargain

Room Tip: Pillows are plentiful but tiny. Bring your own if that's important to you Ask for side that looks out on u v campus
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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CavalierInn, General Manager at Cavalier Inn at the University of Virginia, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2014

Hello west norriton, pa

We appreciate your taking time out of your schedule to write a review about your stay, we just got in new queen size pillows along with 300 thread count linen, and by spring the rooms will have new furniture, we hope you come back in the spring and experience all our new room amenities and luxury linen collection. Again thank you for your kind words, we look forward to having back to stay with us again soon.

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Reviewed 27 December 2013 via mobile

We stayed in room 304. Location is great. Outside looked nice and lobby nice. But the room was not as clean as what we thought it would be. Needed a good vacuum in the room. The exhaust fan in the bathroom did not work but could easily be fixed with maintenance. The room was hot and we could not adjust the thermostat. We faced east toward campus which had a panel to block the noise from the street. The ice machine on the 3rd floor was also not working but a quick trip to the 4th floor to get ice worked. U saw soda machines on every floor. It's a 5 min walk to the Thomas Jefferson Rotunda on campus and is beautiful. 10 min from all major stores like walmart, kroger and food. Breakfast was good. Typical waffle maker, pastrys, juices, etc. The staff was very friendly. It was hard to differ the cleaning staff from visitors but they were super nice. Parking is behind the hotel. Location Is great. Pool was closed because it is winter time. Gym was large nice and clean.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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CavalierInn, General Manager at Cavalier Inn at the University of Virginia, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2014

Hello Dhuebner3

Thank you for your comments, we use all our reviews that guest leave to improve our service, it is very helpful to have important comments like yours so that out staff can see how and where we need to pay more attention, comments like yours let us know when we are doing right and what we are missing, I sincerely thank you for taking the time, I apologize that we failed to meet with your expectation's, I hope you will try us again and give us another chance to get it 100% right.

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Reviewed 18 December 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights on a visit to the city to see some old friends. Don't book the Cavalier with any illusions about the property--it's an old building and is definitely showing wear. Our ceiling had water damage and some peeling, and the water temperature in the shower was a little more exciting than it really needed to be (surprise! cold water for 3 seconds! now scalding! lol ok, back to a normal warm shower...) but over all, everything was clean, fresh and comfortable.

That being said, you're not paying for a luxury room. You're paying for a personable and attentive staff, free wi-fi, full hot breakfast and a location that can't be beat.

Bring your own soap and shampoo though. That sliver they give you won't get the job done.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Deborah M
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CavalierInn, General Manager at Cavalier Inn at the University of Virginia, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2014

Hello Knoxville TN

beautiful area that you live in, I greatly appreciate your writing about your stay and letting us know what we did right and where we need to improve, we did exactly what you suggested, we up graded our amenities to a larger size and higher end product, thank you sincerely for your kind words and for pointing out our shortcomings, I hope you will come back later in the spring to try the high end amenities and experience our new luxury linen collections and furniture. We value your business and appreciate your input

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Reviewed 3 December 2013

We stayed overnight at the Cavalier Inn on a recent visit to VA Law School. The staff was nothing short of exceptional. The rooms are older and you can tell the property is a modified motel type facility but the location and the price simply can't be beat. The manager and his staff all went out of their way to personalize our visit offering assistance with any questions about the area, offering suggestions for dining and points of interest. Sorry we could not have stayed longer. Charlottesville is spectacular as is Virginia School of Law. I hope we will have many occasions to visit there over the next three years and we will certainly make Cavalier Inn our home away from home in Charlottesville.

Room Tip: Speak to the front desk staff about your preferences they will go out of their way to accommodate your wishes.
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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CavalierInn, General Manager at Cavalier Inn at the University of Virginia, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2014

Hello Aiken SC

We are very appreciative of your kind words, I share all our reviews with the staff and your generous comments regarding the staff is always nice to see and hear, we thank you for choosing to stay with us and look forward to your return

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Reviewed 28 November 2013

My husband had an appointment at UVA so we recently spent the night at The Cavalier Inn. This hotel is conveniently located to the campus, shops, and restaurants. We arrived early but check-in was not a problem. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Our room was comfortable, and very clean. It came with a refrigerator and microwave, which was a nice touch. An impressive and free breakfast was included. We did not use this service, but apparently they provide transportation as well. While not fancy, all our needs were met, and the rate was very reasonable. We would not hesitate to stay again.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
Thank G501
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CavalierInn, Manager at Cavalier Inn at the University of Virginia, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2014

Hello G501

We hope all went with your appointment at UVA, we appreciate you taking time out to let us know about your stay, we look forward to you retuning to Charlottesville soon maybe enjoy the mountains, Monticello, or some of the wineries in the area with no appointments to have to go to and just have time relax and take in the beautiful serene mountains.

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