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Budget Inn

140 Emmet Street North, Charlottesville, VA 22903-1729
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Charlottesville hotel prices have been rising steadily over the past few years and it is nice to find a small hotel which does not make a hole in your wallet. This is it. Much nicer than expected I paid for 3 nights what it would have cost me for one elsewhere in town. Rooms were basic but clean. Free internet... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

It sucked. Never staying here again.... Even if it was the last place on Earth to stay. I would rather sleep on rocks than that bed. I might as well stand right next to the train tracks all day. It was good in location though. I can definitely see why they call it the Budget inn.

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INCAAM, Manager at Budget Inn, responded to this review

Dear ReviewMaster999, I thank you for the review and apologize for not meeting your expectations. I welcome your "Bad" - Stayed Sept 2013 review (received 09/01/14) however, your concerns would have been appreciated at the property level but you choose otherwise. Please contact me at 434.293.5141 to further discuss your experience. General Manager Budget Inn Charlottesville More

State College, PA, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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... More

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We stayed in Charlottesville on day 7 of a 11 day tour of Virginia. It was the only hotel not booked before the start of our trip but rather a reservation made the night before our arrival based on our fluid route. We were very happy with our choice. Upon arrival our room was ready and the desk clerk was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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164 reviews 164 reviews
44 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I don’t know if it’s all rooms, but ours had a super nice shower and a pleasant green view complete with cuddly groundhogs out back. There was a microwave, mini fridge, and motion-detecting ventilation in the bathroom. Clean, friendly, and walkable (if you’re fit) to campus attractions. Happy with our choice.

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River Vale, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This poorly kept hotel is right next to University of VA campus. Called them from campus and the manager in broken poor English could not give me directions. Fortunately (Or not) a student told me where to go. Upon arrival the desk clerk(again hard to understand) told me my rooms were not what I had booked. Instead of 2 single... More

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INCAAM, Manager at Budget Inn, responded to this review

Dear wjones239, I thank you for the review and apologize for not meeting your expectations. I welcome your "Budget Inn from hell " - Stayed August 2014 review however, your concerns would have been appreciated at the property level but you choose otherwise. I personally assisted you at check-out and would have appreciated the opportunity to address your concerns. With... More

Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We were touring UVA and needed a bed for one night. This is virtually ON campus. Rooms are fairly dated and a/c is really not great. But it was clean. The staff was as friendly as in any great hotel. And the breakfast (a new offering, apparently) was surprisingly good. Don't think UVA is the school for my daughter but... More

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Washington
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70 reviews 70 reviews
54 hotel reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Good option for budget visiting to UVA students as was our case. Over 4 years this was one of our favorites. The hotel is conveniently located and has very fast internet. In the scheme of budget hotels in Charlottesville, it’s probably one of the better ones.

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Missoula, Montana
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Near the corner of Emmett and University, this motel's location is its greatest attraction. Travelers who stay here are within walking distance of the UVA campus, the Corner, the downtown pedestrian mall, and the Barracks Road shopping center. The cleanliness of the rooms and friendliness of the staff seem very valuable, too. It is clearly a budget motel, probably best... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

So, this was a last minute, just go for whatever's cheap, reservation. Got in very late, but the staff was friendly, patient, and courteous. The room was small, but very clean, neat, and the bed was comfortable. I looked out and saw a train going by and I thought, oh no, I won't get any sleep. But it was a... More

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Address: 140 Emmet Street North, Charlottesville, VA 22903-1729
Location: United States > Virginia > Charlottesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 38
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