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Holiday Inn Charlottesville - University Area
Ranked #28 of 37 Hotels in Charlottesvill...
Reviewed April 19, 2014

Stayed here for the second time (prior visit in 2008), and saw noticeable improvements. Rooms, lobby, bar area, etc. All nicely upgraded. Very comfortable stay if visiting the Univ of Virginia and Charlottesville. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Del S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Charlottesville - University Area, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2014

We are glad to hear you had a comfortable stay, that is certainly one of our most important goals. And we are glad to hear that you found us convenient to the University and other attractions in the Charlottesville area. And we are excited that past improvements were well received. We are optimistic that you will enjoy the improvements that we have planned for 2014. So come back and check out our progress over the next several months!

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Reviewed April 18, 2014

The room was clean and pretty nice, except the phone and two of the lights were not working. Didn't ask to change room since we were only staying one night. There were two buses full of HS students checking in after us, so I guess this place tends to cater to travelling school events. The hotel is located near restaurants and a Trader Vic's as well as a bunch of shopping malls, so it's pretty convenient if you are tired and don't want to drive around looking for a place to eat.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Del S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Charlottesville - University Area, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2014

We are happy to hear that you found us convenient to shopping and restaurants (most notably our own Emmet's restaurant). While we occasionally host some student groups, most of guests our families (leisure) and corporate travelers; so we work hard to ensure that our hotel would meet your needs!
We are very sorry that that we did not ensure that all the lights/phone were working properly in your room. We have reminded our team that that should be part of our daily routine when preparing guest rooms. We realize that you have multiple lodging choices, so we will do a better job ensuring a more consistently comfortable stay experience.

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Reviewed April 14, 2014

we had a room around the corner in a nook. despite a bachelor's party in the main hall, we never heard a sound even though it was a Friday night and the hotel was full. breakfast was a choice of buffet or full service either of which was excellent.b

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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Bruce K
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Del S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Charlottesville - University Area, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2014

Thank you for this valued feedback. Our team is dedicated to delivering great service to every guest and we are glad that your stay reflects our effort. We are especially glad to hear that you enjoyed our Holiday Inn Best-for-Breakfast experience. You can even reserve a special rate stay that includes breakfast!

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Reviewed April 13, 2014

We booked through Hotels.com and were placed in a smoking room. They said they had nothing else available and they would not issue a credit or refund for the second night so that we could move elsewhere. The room was in the basement and disconnected from the main part of the hotel. Dirty, dingy and horribly stinky. Nor was our room cleaned in a timely manner - we arrived back at 5pm and it still had not been cleaned. Do not stay at this hotel.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Del S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Charlottesville - University Area, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2014

We are sorry for your experience. I will work with our Housekeeping leadership to ensure our smoking rooms are in better shape and the smoke smell cleared after each guest departure. We are looking forward to guest room redecoration projects beginning later this summer to all rooms, that will especially upgrade our few smoking rooms.
Additionally, we encourage guests to book reservations through the hotel, our website, or Holiday Inn reservations; where you can take advantage of the Best Price Guarantee. Moreover, we will confirm a non-smoking room at the time of booking, if that is your preference.

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Reviewed March 22, 2014

I came down to Virginia for a lacrosse game. I was impressed with the staff from the start. I told them that there was a glitch in the dates that I reserved and Mike the manager solved the issue in about 30 seconds. I also needed to check in early, Again, not an issue, solved immediately. When I arrived, there was a issue involving my room, and they immediately moved me to another room. Finally, I wanted (and needed) a late check out, not an issue once again, I was able to check out at the perfect time. The rooms at holiday inns are not overwhelmingly different from one to another, but the friendliness and professionalism of the staff in Charlottesville will rival any hotel staff in the country.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled solo
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Del S, General Manager at Holiday Inn Charlottesville - University Area, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with valued feedback. Our team works very hard to provide great service to our guests and your review affirms their effort. Thank you especially for acknowledging Mike, one of our valued team leaders. Accommodating special requests is our pleasure and we are happy you found your stay satisfying.
To enhance the guest experience, we will soon begin redecorating our guest rooms. We invite you stay with us this Summer after the first of our redecoration projects concludes. We hope to receive your feedback again!

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Reviewed January 14, 2014

We stay here every February. Our work takes us here for a month. The hotel staff is wonderful, the rooms are clean and comfortable. If you have a problem just talk to someone on their staff and they will do their best to fix it. We will not stay anywhere else. It is like staying with family with out the family.

Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 2, 2013

My family stayed at this hotel for 2 nights over Thanksgiving weekend. No complaints whatsoever. It was clean, comfortable and convenient to where we needed to be. The hotel accommodated my request for two adjoining rooms so my mother could stay next to us. Breakfast is not included in the rate, and we did not eat at the restaurant, so I can't comment on that. Bodo's is right down the street, though, and we love their bagels! I did not get a chance to use the pool, but it looked nice.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Charlottesville - University Area

Address: 1901 Emmet St N, Route 29 South, Charlottesville, VA 22901-2814
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Location: United States > Virginia > Charlottesville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #28 of 37 Hotels in Charlottesvill...
Price Range: $92 - $240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Charlottesville - University Area 3*
Number of rooms: 170
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Charlottesville Hotel- University Area and Conference Center. Our hotel is conveniently located on (Route 29) Emmet Street. The University of Virginia is located within one mile of the hotel. Nearby attractions include the University of Virginia, Monticello, Ashlawn-Highland, Wineries, Michie Tavern, Montpelier, and various boutique shops and galleries. Nearby companies and government offices include State Farm Regional Office, GE -Fanuc, Northrop Grumman, Lexi-Nexis, Klockner, Sprint, PRA, National Ground Intelligence Center, J.A.G. School, UVA Health Systems, and Biotage Technologies. Our newly renovated, spacious rooms include free high speed wireless Internet. We also offer a business center, fitness facility, pay per view movies, coffee/ tea makers, room service, guest laundry, free USA Today on the weekdays and complimentary shuttle service to the Charlottesville Airport. During your stay we invite you to dine at our Lobby Cafe'. We are the ideal location for your wedding, banquet, meeting or any special event. The Holiday Inn University area offers facilities to accommodate up to 300 people, with over 4,900 square feet of meeting space. Let our expert staff work for you in accommodating your every need. ... more   less 
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