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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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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English first
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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70 reviews 70 reviews
55 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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New York City, New York
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I checked in to this hotel, found immediately that the bathroom sink did not drain and the drain cover in the center of the floor was loose. When I returned an hour later after asking that the problems be fixed, I discovered that the drain now worked--the floor drain cover was still disconnected--but that the entire wing of the hotel... More

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New Jersey
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Ugh....this room was the size of a walk in closet. It was dark and dingy and had a tv with about a 20 inch screen. I just about got to sleep after the soccer game on the lighted field ended behind the room when a freight train with about 100 cars came by (seemed like it was about 50 yards... More

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Jupiter, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Nothing fancy. The rooms are small, but they are clean and comfortable and the employees were friendly and helpful. The heat worked fine. The train is noticeable, but not too bad. We walked to the Afghan restaurant nearby and had a great dinner.

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Dublin, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The 3 of us stayed March 5, 2014. The room was ice cold when we arrived. Immediately turned heat/ac unit on high heat. Left to give room time to warm. Came back 3 hrs later, room still not warm. No heat at all in bathroom. Heat unit finally got room warm. Did get a portable heater to go in bathroom.... More

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Floyd, VA
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 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... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 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.... More

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Address: 140 Emmet Street North, Charlottesville, VA 22903-1729
Location: United States > Virginia > Charlottesville
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Welcome! Located at the University of Virginia, the Budget Inn welcomes you to Charlottesville and Central Virginia! Our central location is ideal walking distance to University of Virginia (Rotunda, Grounds and The Corner), John Paul Jones (JPJ) 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. The Budget Inn offers complimentary Continental Breakfast, Wireless Internet, Local & Long Distance Calls (USA & Canada) and Cable TV. Fax and copy services available. ... more   less 
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