I booked a room here because my boyfriend and I were traveling through VA and looking for an inexpensive place to stay. Once we got there, I realized (being unfamiliar with C-ville) it was a little further outside of downtown than I thought it would be, but that was not a big deal for me since we were really just looking for a place to sleep before traveling more the next day. It's on a main thoroughfare and easy to find.
The staff was friendly, and the room was small but nice. The furniture had a bit of wear and tear, but it was tasteful looking, and the flat screen TV mounted on the wall was an unexpected bonus. The shower had great water pressure (which I always appreciate!), and the wifi worked well. The complimentary breakfast was nothing too exciting, but it was still more than I expected (scrambled eggs and a waffle machine, plus other continental items). One tip for coffee drinkers: on my visit at least, the coffee in the coffee lounge was better (stronger) than the coffee in the room where the breakfast was. I was happy to find this out this on my second cup!
If you are looking for the Ritz Carlton, you are bound to be disappointed with this hotel. It has imperfections and shows wear in places. But if you're looking for a good deal and a place to sleep with some of the amenities that many other budget hotels do not have, this is a very good place for you.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Budget Hotel Charlottesville