When I can't get a room at the Boar's Head, I stay at the Omni. It is nice to be able to walk along the Mall to find a nice place for dinner. The rooms are clean and quiet. The staff is very helpful.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
Located at the edge of a pedestrian mall, which is convenient to several restaurants. The entrance took a bit to find by car with no GPS - it is across the street from the Staples at the top of a hill. Enter and take an immediate left to get to the hotel parking, which is free for guests. Interior atrium is pleasant and fitness room was supposed to be good but I never got over there.
It was quiet enough and the room was fine. I'm less than thrilled with the tendency to nickel and dime. Internet is free but only if you signed up with their club or whatever it is, one bottle of water free if you are in the club, but multiple bottles ok if you are the equivalent of a gold member. A bottle of spray starch in the closet that supposedly helps eliminate wrinkles that they will happily add to your bill for $2.95. A minibar with a pricelist hanging from it. I was wondering if I opened the fridge to put something in if there would be a charge there too.
Thank you for sharing your valuable feedback on TripAdvisor. We regret that you felt like there were extra costs associated with your stay. We always encourage membership in our Select Guest program which includes perks ranging from complimentary wireless internet to complimentary pressing of clothing. We are glad that overall your stay went well and we hope for a future opportunity to welcome you back.
Great location near the center of activity. Loved that it was across from the ice skating rink and close to shopping and outdoor dining options. The pool is small but has a nice hot tub and dry sauna in each of the locker rooms. The rooms were small but very clean, and the children enjoyed the nightly turndown service with milk and cookies.
We are glad you enjoyed your stay at The Omni Charlottesville and our great location on the historic downtown mall. Thank you for your review and we hope you will return soon.
Very nice hotel with a great location. Located at the head of the pedestrian mall, we walked out of the lobby right onto the mall to explore the wonderful shops and restaurants. Lobby was pleasant. Staff was very welcoming and helpful. Room was very comfortable and the decor was very nice. Bathroom was a little small, but that's typical. Everything was very clean. We utilized the indoor pool and hot tub. Also seemed very clean.
As we were traveling with our children (ages 5 & 8), being so close to everything was ideal. Free parking. No need to take the car to get to a terrific array of shops and restaurants and theaters. Not to mention that directly outside the lobby door, on the mall, is a public ice skating rink! We did a little skating there, as well, and that was a lot of fun.
We did not eat in the restaurant, but did order room service for breakfast one morning. Food was delivered on time, hot and was all very tasty and quite good portions. It's a fortune ($78 w/tip for 3 people), but that's to be expected with room service.
Would stay here again and would recommend to anyone without hesitation.
We are pleased to read that your family enjoyed their time at The Omni Charlottesville. Thank you for choosing us as your home base as you explored Charlottesville. It would be a pleasure for us to welcome you back again soon.
My husband and I stayed a this Omni for the first time on Valentine's Day. From the time we walked through the doors, we were made to feel special. Little did we know we would have a room on the top floor that faced the downtown mall. The room was v-shaped and gave us an almost panoramic view. If you stay here, ask for a room like this! I really liked the hotel decor. The atrium was beautiful.
The downtown mall, which is right outside the hotel, has so many one of a kind restaurants, and we were quickly overwhelmed about where to go for lunch. I decided we should go to a few places and graze throughout the afternoon. We started at a pizza place called Vita Nova and had a slice of pizza each. The crust melted in my mouth...delicious! We had eyeballed two other places, Cinema Taco and Dumplings. Both were excellent. I think Dumplings only has six items on the menu, and all are under four dollars. I wanted to check out a store/restaurant called Feast. We were able to walk to it. It was a great place with gourmet foods including cheeses and meats. The soup and sandwich menu looked appealing. There were plenty of samples, and the staff was extremely friendly. Feast was connected to other small shops as well. We decided to go to the South Street Brewery around five o'clock. All of their beers were 2.50 a pint for happy hour. The beers we tried were so good, and we loved the prices. They had Valentine's dinner specials, but it was too early for us. The only downside to the night is that we waited too long to go out to dinner. By the time we were ready the restaurants were crowded with fairly long waits. So we settled on Five Guys for burgers.
We purchased a breakfast package for our stay at the Omni. We had delicious made-to-order omelets along with all of the other traditional breakfast buffet items. Breakfast did not disappoint. We can't wait to go back to C-ville and stay at the Omni again. There is so much more to check out including performances at the outdoor Pavilion. We can't wait to try the restaurants we missed out on for dinner.
Thank you for choosing to celebrate Valentine's Day with us. We are glad your time at the Omni and in downtown Charlottesville did not disappoint! It will be our pleasure to welcome you back again soon.
I was pleasantly surprised by the updated decor and amenities at this hotel. Pleasant, professional, and efficient service. I've stayed 2 x within the last month and enjoyed my stay both times. The location on the Charlottesville Downtown Mall is great--great range of restaurants and other things to do. I really can't find anything to criticize.
Thank you for your complimentary review of The Omni Charlottesville. We are glad that all of your needs and expectations were met during your time with us!