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Excel Inn & Suites
Ranked #27 of 35 Hotels in Charlottesvill...
Floyd, VA
2 reviews
“Nice stay for a good price”
Reviewed 19 February 2014

This is an older motel that has been well kept over the years and has a wonderfully friendly and helpful staff. I recently stayed with them while my wife had major surgery at the UVA Medical Center and received a special discount. Be sure and mention if you're a "hospital family". The room was always clean and it was nice to have the min-fridge and microwave. Now, if you're expecting something that will compare with the other hotels that cost 3-4 times as much, you're going to be a little disappointed (as most do that are that close to campus but for the price, this little place is hard to beat. The manager said they are planning to remodel the bathrooms this year (they did lack places to set or hang things).

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Reviewed 30 January 2014

The staff there are very friendly and helpful. Considering the price, the rooms are simple and clean. The one drawback is that the property is backed up against an active freight line. The trains move slowly by at night, and you can count the number of cars by the number of clanks as the cross the joint in the tracks. Take some Z-quill with you and you'll sleep through it.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Northern Virginia
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Reviewed 25 January 2014

If you are interested in a cheap rate compared to other Charlottesville hotels that are close to the JPJ Arena and within walking distance from UVa campus, then this is for you. But you get what you pay for. Trade price and convenience with quality. The rooms are clean, but very small and spartan. The bathroom is especially small with no shelving or vanity space for anything. The shower did not generate more than a few minutes of hot water enough for just one shower. And you will hear the train rolling by your window about twice during the night.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Dumfries, Virginia
2 reviews
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Reviewed 23 December 2013

This is a bare minimum hotel and priced so. Don't expect posh for the minimal charge to stay. It is clean, decent, and has friendly staff. You get a microwave and refrigerator, so that was an unexpected bonus. Bring your shower bag, as you will get only a shampoo bottle and a bar of soap. Breakfast is meager, but ok. If you are staying for a few days, supplement from Harry Teets just down the road. That's what makes the fridge so great. It is wonderfully located and allows you to explore the college by foot. Many restaurants are within walking distance (including The Corner and a diner right across the street) and many more a short drive along HWY 29.

Aside from the train track behind the hotel, I have zero complaints. Would definitely recommend it for bargain travelers.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Roanoke, Virginia
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

Great location--the property backs up to the Cavalier Marching Band's practice field and is an easy walk to Scott Stadium, JPJ and a nearby shopping center. Be aware, though, they jack the rates up on football game weekends (this past weekend was $188 per night with tax and had a 2-night minimum). The room was relatively clean but small; the bathroom had mismatched patches of tile from previous repairs; there was only 1 chair; the train track is just a few yards away; there wasn't even a box of tissues in the room; and while the desk clerks were nice it took 3 tries to get both our room keys to work. Long and short of it--this is a $70 per night hotel in a prime location.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Pittsburgh PA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2013

This motel is within easy walking distance of the Lawn the Corner, JPJ and Scott Stadium. Its not lavish by any means but clean and well run. My wife complains that there is no place to place your makeup and other devices in the bathroom while getting ready. Minor concerns when you consider that the room rates are much lower than most.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Yorktown, Virginia
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

I experienced my first and last stay (18 and 19 Oct 2013) at the Budget Inn on the grounds of UVA ,140 Emmet St. Charlotteville, Virginia. Upon walking into the room, I smelled a very musty odor. The carpet was extremely stained. The bathroom floor was not clean and the tub looked dirty. The tile in the bathroom was patched with blotches of puddy and the tile not replaced. There was one small bottle of shampoo and two extremely thin and small bars of soap. The soap was so small that one could hardly affect a soapy response. There were stink bugs in the room. Also, it was difficult to sleep due to an unusually loud roar lasting a very long time. It may have been a train but passed quite often during my two day stay. Upon leaving Sunday morning a neighbor complained of her mattress feeling as though she was sleeping on the springs.This room definitely was not worth $170 per night.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Excel Inn & Suites
Address: 140 Emmet St N, Charlottesville, VA 22903-1729 (Formerly Budget Inn)
Region: United States > Virginia > Charlottesville
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 35 Hotels in Charlottesvill...
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Excel Inn & Suites 2*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located at the University of Virginia, we at Excel Inn & Suites (formerly Budget Inn Charlottesville) welcome you to Charlottesville and Central Virginia! Our central location is ideal walking distance to University of Virginia (Rotunda, Grounds and The Corner), JPJ (John Paul Jones) Arena, Scott Stadium, Klockner Stadium and Barracks Road Shops and Dining. A short drive will place you at Monticello, Ash Lawn, Michie Tavern, Vineyards and Historic Downtown Mall. The University of Virginia Hospital and medical facilities are a short dive distance. Our Excel Inn & Suites is a SMOKE-FREE facility offering Standard and Suite room types. Complimentary to our guests...Hot Continental Breakfast w/ Waflles, Coffee and Computer Lounge. In room amenties include LDC TV w/ cable, USB charge station, free Local & Long Distance Calls (USA & Canada), Microwave / Fridge, Iron & Iron board, Safe and Hair Dryer. ... more   less 
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