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Excel Inn & Suites

140 Emmet Street North, Charlottesville, VA 22903 (Formerly Budget Inn)
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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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Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel was downright awful. I wasn't expecting the Ritz, but for $165 I was expecting a room that was not in the basement and lacking a proper window. In addition to these lovely features, this "suite" featured an exposed light bulb, a warm fridge, a dirty ring in the toilet and a moldy/musty stench that left us congested. Of... More 

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FALLS CHURCH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is either currently ongoing renovations (hopefully) or just finished (hopefully not). Our room had new furnishings but the bathroom was missing shelving, there were no towel racks, the vanity was tiny, and there was a large iron burn on the tub... The location is perfect, though, as Charlottesville is not that big but being near the University allows... More 

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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Room #14 was very nice with 2 comfortable queen size beds, a single sink with plenty of space for 3 of us to have our toiletries on, a large shower with great water pressure. Refrigerator, microwave, and safe were also in the room. Our a/c was very noisy, and a tad bothersome. The free breakfast was nice (make your own... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Renovations are ongoing so take that into consideration. It's no fun when the water gets turned off while you are showering and shaving. It's a HUGE inconvenience when the batteries in the door lock are so low that you have to get new keys every time you come back to the hotel and the management knows about it but doesn't... More 

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Denver
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I got a great deal on this hotel through Booking.com so it's hard to criticize, but there are some concerns. The pros are the price I paid which was a total of $70 including tax. I tried to get a second night at that rate, but Booking couldn't help, and the rate went up to $119. There are two types... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is a great no frills, no-smoking hotel- all rooms have recently been renovated. New carpet, bathrooms, TV, frig, microwave. Clean fresh sheets, no smell in the room. Great shower. Free wifi in room. Wall receptacle plate beside bed with USB charging ports for your cell or computer. Hairdryer, iron, & board, small safe. Guest washer/dryer. Free trolley to the... More 

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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

For this class of hotel, I thought it was very good! Great location, right across street from UVA campus and near lots of restaurants and shops. Hotel was being renovated, but room was clean and quiet, and no questionable people hanging around, so we felt quite safe.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I requested 2 rooms next to each other thru Booking.com. when we arrived they had us on different floors. The manager was more then helpful to get it sorted out. So if you book thru 3rd party make sure you call The hotel for any special requests. The free breakfast was good. A lot of places to eat right down... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

While the hotel was cheap and convenient to a training I attended for work, I woke up after a one-night stay with several bed bug bites. I contacted management, not to request a refund (though I should have), just to inform them what happened and the room I stayed in (29) should be treated. Got no response. Clearly return customers... More 

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Jessup, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Booked a room, through Orbitz. Needed to cancel when event was cancelled. The hotel's posted cancel policy allows cancellation up to 4pm on arrival day, without penalty, If reservation not cancelled, first night will be charged. Started calling at 10am, and was unable to get an answer. Instead, put on auto hold for several minutes then it hung up. Tried... More 

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