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“Adequate room, good breakfast, horrible bathroom and parking”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of UVA Inn at Darden

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UVA Inn at Darden
Ranked #13 of 35 Hotels in Charlottesvill...
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Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
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“Adequate room, good breakfast, horrible bathroom and parking”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

We stayed here two nights while visiting the UVA Law School. The cost was quite reasonable. The room was very clean, the bed comfortable and the employees very friendly and helpful. However we are senior travelers and found it to be a bit of a hike from our room to the parking lot. Also the one elevator was in the not easily accessible (in middle of building). The bathroom was such that one could not open of close the door if someone else was inside unless the person inside was in the shower aka VERY small!
The continental breakfast was good; although the area where one got ones food was small and crowded

Room Tip: Ask to be close to the Gatehouse!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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BUP1224-11, Director of Sales at UVA Inn at Darden, responded to this review, May 7, 2013
We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. I will certainly pass along your wonderful comments regarding the cleanliness of your room and the friendliness of our employees to our staff. Please request a room near or next to the elevator on your next visit. We look forward to seeing you again!
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

We were scheduled to stay there this weekend, but work got in the way. I couldn't call till after business hours, so was a bit late (but still two calendar days ahead) canceling. They wouldn't grant me even a couple hours' grace period and never called me back. So I paid for a room I didn't use. Their rigid and unresponsive approach is unacceptable; even the big chains will forgive an hour or two.

  • Stayed April 2013
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BUP1224-11, Director of Sales at UVA Inn at Darden, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
We would like to discuss options with you. Our cancellation policy is 48 hours prior to arrival date as is stated on our website. We would be happy to apply your charge for one night’s room and tax to a future reservation with us. Please contact us at your convenience in order to make your future reservation,
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

I went on a business/pleasure trip over the weekend and found the Inn to exceed all my expectations. Room was comfortable, bed was great and rooms were clean. They even serve breakfast. For the price, it is a true bargain and beats nearby more expensive lodging. The rooms are much better appointed than the photos in the review. Parking can be a bit of an issue as the spots outside the door are usually full so you have to walk to the parking garage. It is tranquil and still close to the Grounds of UVA. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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BUP1224-11, Director of Sales at UVA Inn at Darden, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
+Thank you for your review. We are proud of our location on the campus of the Darden Graduate School of Business and are pleased that you found our location to be convenient for your recent stay with us. Having a comforable bed it always a pleasure when one travels and we are glad that you were able to get a good night's sleep while here. We look forward to your next visit with us.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

We found ourselves looking last minute for accommodations in Charlottesville, VA. After checking out several well known chain hotels I ran across a review of the Inn at Darden where the property was highly rated and about 30% more cost effective than similar properties. The Inn is located on UVA property, very convenient and attractive. We enjoyed a great Easter weekend exploring UVA and Monticello returning to a comfortable room and excellent bed. The simple cold breakfast was adequate and convenient. We will be back.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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BUP1224-11, Director of Sales at UVA Inn at Darden, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Being located on the Campus of The Darden Graduate School of Business does make us very convenient to visits to the Unversity of Virginia, as well as other historical sites in Charlottesville. We have just replaced our mattresses and are glad you found them comfortable! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Charlottesville.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

I can't give a full evaluation of the Inn because we only stayed five minutes. The building is lovely, staff very nice and the room was pleasant looking. The problem? The heavy chemical smell in the halls and our room was intolerable. There was a dehumidifier going full blast in our room (I've never seen that in a hotel room before), so I wondered if there was a problem with mold remediation. We really, really wanted to stay there; the location was perfect and the price extremely reasonable, and finding a new place on an hour's notice was very challenging.

Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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BUP1224-11, Director of Sales at UVA Inn at Darden, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
We are incredibly sorry for your experience at The Inn at Darden. Our General Manager would like to talk with you regarding your review. Please call 434-243-5000 and ask for Gene Meoni. Thank you.
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012

We had family come to town for my daughters college graduation and were in need of several rooms. I researched the hotels in the area in an attempt to find a hotel that was clean, convenient and nice, while still being a good bargain. The Inn at Darden turned out to be all of these things. My guests were thrilled with the accommodations. They found the accommodations to be clean, convenient, and charming. It is not your typical hotel, located on the campus of The University of Virginia, it is attached to the Darden School of Business. I knew that it was there but had always thought it was for use by the business school for visiting speakers, professors and guests of the university. I was not quite sure what to make of it when it popped up on the list at Expedia.com. We will definitely be sending all of our guests there in the future. In addition to the other positives, they serve a continental breakfast ans the price was very good, quite a bot less then any other hotel in town.

Room Tip: When arriving pay close attention to the signs, all of our guests drove past it the first time!
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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BUP1224-11, Director of Sales at UVA Inn at Darden, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
We are thrilled that the guests for your daughter's college graduation found our hotel to be comfortable, clean and charming. We strive to provide excellent customer service! Although we are located on the grounds of the Darden School of Business, we are open to the public. We appreciate you sending your future guests to stay with us.
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Roanoke, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2012

We planned a last minute visit to Charlottesville to see Dave Matthews and visit UVA we initially had a hard time finding a place to stay overnight as everything was booked. I called the Inn at Darden and they had space! From my first conversation with Jane to our check-out...everything was great! The customer service was first rate and we couldn't have picked a better spot to stay for the weekend! It was lovely staying "on campus" and felt like a more bed and breakfast than a hotel! We loved it!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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BUP1224-11, Director of Sales at UVA Inn at Darden, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
We are so glad to read that you had a wonderful stay with us. I will certainly let Jane and the rest of our front staff know about your comments. We strive to have a home atmosphere here and your review affirms that. We look forward to your next visit with us.
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Property: UVA Inn at Darden
Address: 100 Darden Blvd, Charlottesville, VA 22903-1760
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Location: United States > Virginia > Charlottesville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #13 of 35 Hotels in Charlottesvill...
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Hotel Class:3 star — UVA Inn at Darden 3*
Number of rooms: 177
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the University of Virginia Inn at Darden in Charlottesville, Virginia offering historic and gracious on-Grounds hotel accommodations. The Inn is an ideal property for individuals, groups and conferences, close to shopping, downtown Charlottesville and many local attractions. Relax and enjoy our dignified traditional hotel offering an excellent location, outstanding service and convenient amenities. Guests at the Inn may choose from 177 charming accommodations featuring a traditional Jeffersonian décor and numerous amenities including complimentary Wi-Fi, microwave and mini-fridge and complimentary lighted guest parking seven days a week. ... more   less 
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