We had reservations at this hotel, and I choose it for the proximity to UVA and the downtown district. Big mistake.
Pulled into the lot and the first we saw was a freight train rumbling by adjacent to the hotel. (Think My Cousin Vinny) It was downhill from there. The lobby was old, but rather quaint, and the desk clerk was very nice, but the elevator was dingy and dirty, the hallway to the room was worse, and the room itself was dark and dingy. Bathrooms needed updating and looked unclean.
We went back to the lobby and when we said we weren't staying, the clerk was actully very pleasant and cancelled our reservation without an argument.
Given it's location, this property would do well to update.
We found a beautiful hotel down Rt. 29, and had a pleasant stay for just a little more money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- NEWLY RENOVATED "September 2014" all of our guest rooms now feature 4 Star Hotel mattress bedding, pillows and luxury linen collection that extends to our bath linen and feature new bath amenities by Bath & Body Works. Cavalier Inn is located directly on UVA Grounds one block to the Admissions Office, Alumni Hall and the UVA Bookstore. Just 3 blocks to the new Battle Building Children's Hospital, UVA Medical Center, and only 2 blocks from The Jefferson Rotunda and the UVA Chapel. Our hotel is located in the heart of Charlottesville directly on UVA Grounds and only minutes from Monticello, Miche Tavern, Ashlawn Highlands, and a short drive to James Madison’s Montpelier. The hotel offers a Complimentary Deluxe Hot Breakfast Buffet, fitness center, seasonal outdoor pool, cafe patio, and for our business guests a self-serve business center with copy, fax and printer services. Complimentary Shuttle Sunday to Thursday 8am to 5pm must be scheduled in advance. The hotel is a 100% SMOKE FREE property. Our Hotel features deluxe 2 room suites, mini suites and business class suites. Each room features a refrigerator and microwave, iron & ironing board, electronic laptop size safe, free high speed internet and Free Wi-Fi in all guest rooms along with a 37” inch flat screen TV with cable in our standard rooms and 2 flat screens in our suites. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cavalier Inn At The University Of Virginia Hotel Charlottesville
- Cavalier Hotel Charlottesville
- The Cavalier Hotel