We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Good place to stay at UVA”
Review of UVA Inn at Darden

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 10 more sites!
UVA Inn at Darden
Ranked #14 of 35 Hotels in Charlottesvill...
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 15, 2013

I just happened across The Inn at Darden when looking for a place to stay close to John Paul Jones arena. It is a little difficult to realize you're there...no sign. If you see "The Gatehouse" sign, you've found it! There is a parking deck available (not free), but free parking is available if you can manage to find a spot in the circle. The hallways are a little confusing to say the least and the room was a little small, but nice overall. I would definitely stay here again. It is within walking distance to the arena and other UVA venues and a small shopping center.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank jennifera64
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
BUP1224-11, Director of Sales at UVA Inn at Darden, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2013

We are within easy walking distance to the John Paul Jones Arena which makes our hotel a convenient place to stay when coming to an event there. all of our guests have complimentary parking while staying with us, I do apologize for any confusion with parking. Being a University of Virginia property, we are required to follow the signage guidelines of the University. We are in the process of obtaining new signage for our property that will better direct incoming guests. We look forward to your next stay with us.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (320)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

280 - 286 of 320 reviews

Reviewed September 9, 2013

The Inn at Darden is a rarely mentioned but perfectly suitable place to stay in Charlottesville. The rooms are clean, modern and comfortable (on par with the Omni). We stayed at the Inn during a football weekend and everything was either sold out or in excess of $200 a night and the Inn at Darden was only $160 a night. The location may not be ideal if you are comparing it to places on or near the downtown mall or the corner but compared to all of the hotels up Route 29 that are more expensive and not as nice as the Inn at Darden, this place is extremely well situated. The only complaint I have is that when I arrived, my reservation was not in the system even though I booked online months in advance. Luckily they had rooms available so it was not an issue. I would highly recommend staying here and saving a little money compared to comparable hotels in Charlottesville.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Jason K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
BUP1224-11, Director of Sales at UVA Inn at Darden, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2013

Thank you for your review. We do apologize that your reservation was not in our system but are very happy that we could accommodate you for your stay despite this. We are located within walking distance the Scott Stadium so our guests can just park their park car and go to the game without the hassle of trying to find parking. We look forward to your next stay with us.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 21, 2013

Great hotel experience, we liked staying on campus and ended up at the Rotunda for a tour! Wish there was a pool. The breakfast was pretty good! I think it won't be long before the secret is out about this place

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank vjcjenn
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
BUP1224-11, Director of Sales at UVA Inn at Darden, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2013

We strive for all our guests to have a great experience with us and we have hit the mark with you during your stay. We are thrilled that you enjoyed our complimentary continental breakfast and our location. We hope that we won't be a "secret" for long either! We look forward to seeing you on your next stay with us.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 25, 2013

Based on reviews we booked for here for our one night in Charlottesville. When we arrived at 11:30 pm after a long drive, we could not find the sign for "The Inn at Darden." There is none. After driving in circles on the Darden Business School Campus we finally spotted a small sign for "The Gatehouse" where you check in. Wish this had been mentioned when we made the reservation. We were in no mood for a frustrating search late at night.

The inconvenience got worse when we got our room key and convoluted verbal instructions as to where to park (no where close to our room) and how to get to our room (prepare for the labyrinth). Go in that building, go down one hall, take an elevator, get off the elevator, go down another hall, go through a set of doors, take a left down another hall etc. etc. We felt like we were on a treasure hunt as we walked by endless (apparently empty) rooms and down countless corridors.

The room? On par with an average Holiday In - mediocre furnishings and thin walls. Hey, but you get free snacks at "The Gatehouse." Why bother staying here? There are better options in Charlottesville.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank travelmavensny
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
BUP1224-11, Director of Sales at UVA Inn at Darden, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2013

Thank you for your feedback regarding signage. Being a University of Virginia property, we are required to follow the signage guidelines of the University. We are in the process of obtaining new signage for our property that will better direct incoming guests.
We have addressed your parking/directions comments with our staff and are further training our staff to be aware of our guest needs.
We would hope that you would give us another opportunity to host you on your next visit to Charlottesville.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 25, 2013

This was the second summer I stayed in the East Hall at the Darden Inn while attending the Darden/Curry PLE program. The rooms are clean, updated, quiet, and comfortable. Rooms feature free wi-fi and a fridge/microwave. Lots of hot water for showers. The bottom floor of the Inn contains a laundry area, fitness center, and meeting rooms. Continental breakfast is provided in the mornings for those who need it. The Inn is close to Saunders Hall where the business school classes are held. The UVa grounds are beautiful and green. Many areas (maps provided by the Inn) for walking/running. A very nice shopping area including several places for quick meals is a short 15-minute walk down the hill. The staff is helpful and friendly. A perfect place to stay for those involved in classes at Darden, but I would love to come back sometime just to spend time visiting beautiful Charlottesville.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank grandmaB47
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
BUP1224-11, Director of Sales at UVA Inn at Darden, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2013

We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us for your second class with PLE. We are open to the public and would love to have your next visit with us be for pleasure.
We also provide complimentary snacks in our Gatehouse in the afternoons for all of our guests.
We look forward to seeing you on a future trip to Charlottesville.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 11, 2013

Rooms are clean and modern. Quiet location on campus. Hotel seems to be counter-cyclical to other hotels in Charlottesville; unless there is a school event, they often have rooms when other hotels are full. Good value. May have to park in a lot across the road from the hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank trip atkins
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
BUP1224-11, Director of Sales at UVA Inn at Darden, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2013

We pride ourselves on providing clean and comfortable rooms for all of our guest, we are happy that we have met expectation with you. We look forward to your next visit with us.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 24, 2013

When our usual hotel was booked for the night, we asked them for another recommendation and they sent us to the Inn at Darden. We were skeptical when we saw the price (only $120/night) but it was a great find! The room was clean and spacious. The location was quiet as we stayed here during the summer when classes at UVA were out. The location was great - less than 10 minutes from historic downtown Charlottesville! We will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Courtney7325
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
BUP1224-11, Director of Sales at UVA Inn at Darden, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2013

I would like to thank you for taking the recommendation and staying with us! We love referrals! We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us - please call us the next time you will be staying in Charlottesville.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Charlottesville hotels
1.0 mi away
The English Inn of Charlottesville
1.1 mi away
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Charlottesville - UVA, VA
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson,...
#9 of 35 in Charlottesville
250 reviews
0.9 mi away
Cavalier Inn at the University of Virginia
Cavalier Inn at the University o...
#29 of 35 in Charlottesville
520 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.1 mi away
Omni Charlottesville
Omni Charlottesville
#5 of 35 in Charlottesville
1,811 reviews
1.5 mi away
Homewood Suites by Hilton Charlottesville
Homewood Suites by Hilton Charlo...
#1 of 35 in Charlottesville
942 reviews
1.5 mi away
Graduate Charlottesville
Graduate Charlottesville
#13 of 35 in Charlottesville
317 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to UVA Inn at Darden? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about UVA Inn at Darden

Address: 100 Darden Blvd, Charlottesville, VA 22903-1760
Phone Number:
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 35 Hotels in Charlottesvill...
Price Range: $126 - $196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, TravelClick, Travelocity, Priceline, Orbitz, Expedia, Hotels.com, Hotwire, Cheap Tickets, getaroom.com, Cancelon and Evoline ltd so you can book your UVA Inn at Darden reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing