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211 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5033
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#11 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Charlottesville
The Townsman, located within steps of dining, shopping and nightlife, is unlike any of the hotels in Charlottesville, VA. Containing just four rooms, each ornately and uniquely decorated, it feels like a well-kept secret. High ceilings, hardwood floors, private balconies, and a 2nd-floor walkup provide an urban-living appeal for travelers wishing to immerse themselves in the local culture.
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Veronica F wrote a review Aug 2021
8 contributions2 helpful votes
Unfortunately, it was a very bad decision that we made to stay here. If you have luggage, there is no elevator - 2 floors are up one narrow flight of stairs and another 2 rooms are a flight above. You have to park about 2 blocks away as there is limited parking in the area, which has more than a handful of aggressive homeless people and street beggars around. When we got to our room, it was very hot. I noticed a makeup stain on one of the pillows and the shower looked dirty. The toilet paper dispenser was broken. At night, you could hear people down below on the plaza until 2am, and then construction began at 7am. Given the 5-6 page document Townsman asks you to sign, with no refunds given and no one to report any problems to, I would not encourage anyone to stay here. It seems like a good value but the place is not even worth it.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
malvagna wrote a review Aug 2021
Chapel Hill, North Carolina5 contributions8 helpful votes
We had a wonderful first trip to Charlottesville and could not have been more pleased with the central location of the Townsman. The room (Secretariat) is small but the high ceilings made it feel bigger, and the spacious outside deck provide added space. Nicely decorated. Unless you need to be near the university, where most area hotels are located, the pedestrian mall downtown, for us, is where the action was. Restaurants, bars, theaters right at our doorstep. The Omni was the only other hotel we saw in this area. This is a self-service lodging facility, which worked for us. Close to free parking lot. A little noisy at night with what seemed like homeless people yelling at each other. And, we would have preferred an in-room refrigerator and/or some available ice but otherwise a very nice stay. We would stay here again.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Pam G wrote a review May 2021
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Perfect location right on the mall. The room (Poe) was updated and decorated nicely. There isn’t anyone on site, but they are very responsive if you need anything. It was quiet. I would guess that it might get a little noisy on a Saturday night when the mall is full. Bring earplugs in case. They provide a parking pass for a nearby parking lot. You can go to a private social club as the townman has a membership. It is right around the corner. Really nice. We had dinner there on the roof top.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Departure243643 wrote a review Mar 2021
2 contributions2 helpful votes
This place looks great in the photos but when we arrived for a four-day stay there was still garbage on the deck that was never cleaned up. Over our entire stay, housekeeping never showed up. Yes, it was during the pandemic but we were never told that no one would ever change our towels or clean out the trash. The water bottles in the lobby fridge were never restocked. Neither was the coffee in the lobby which never had creamer or milk. The WiFi was slow. A couple having sex in the next room could be heard because the walls were so thin. And when the housekeeper finally arrived just before our checkout time of 11 a.m., she was abusive to my wife. We ultimately checked out 30 minutes late due to a work call on Zoom and were immediately fined an extra $35. Never again.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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George O wrote a review Nov 2020
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Great location in the downtown mall and close to the free parking lot provided. Rooms are very basic and do not have microwave or refrigerator. I had to reschedule my March trip until November because of COVID and was charged an additional $320.13 because they considered November to be a busy time. There was nothing going on in Charlottesville while we were there, the downtown mall was a ghost town. A 3 night trip for my original deal would have been well worth it, but would not recommend at the high price I paid for the room.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Room Tip: Top floor Secretariat Room had a nice outside balcony.
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$155 - $268 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Townsman
Which popular attractions are close to The Townsman?
Nearby attractions include Cville Escape Room (0.2 miles), Historic Downtown Mall (0.01 miles), and The Paramount Theater (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Townsman?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Is parking available at The Townsman?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Townsman?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fleurie Restaurant, Sultan Kebab, and Hamiltons' at First & Main.
Is The Townsman located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Charlottesville.
Are there any historical sites close to The Townsman?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Unlocked History Escape Rooms (0.7 miles), The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio (0.9 miles), and Monticello (2.3 miles).