satellite or cable TV
The Faulkner Room blends modern touches with the atmosphere of a more romantic era. Staying here is like settling into a private sitting room filled with literary ramblings and evening plans.
The Townsman is the newest concept in hotel accommodations. Instead of charging you for things you’ll never use, we’ve pared ourselves down to the essentials. Incredible locations. Beautiful rooms. Great prices. Once you book with us, we’ll give you a code that grants you access to the hotel and your room. After that, all you have to do is show up. No check-in. No hassles. Just a boutique hotel, steps from the places you most want to be.
Where are you located exactly?
We’re at 211 West Main Street, right on Charlottesville’s historic Downtown Mall. The location can't be beat in the middle of the downtown action! We like to note to future guests that this is a popular area (especially on the weekends) and the noise level on the Downtown Mall may be higher particularly on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Where do Townsman guests park?
One parking pass is emailed to each Townsman guest for The First and Market Parking Lot behind our event hall, Old Metropolitan Hall, which is a short block and a half away on the Downtown Mall. The front door to The Townsman is on the pedestrian mall adjacent to Downtown Grille. Guests must print their parking pass for use; Stay Charlottesville does not have an on-site office and The Townsman does not have a front desk.
How does the code work?
Our front door and the door to your room will feature a keypad into which you’ll enter your personal code. The code we give you when you book is given to no one else and only works for the duration of your stay.
What services do you offer?
What we offer is a room you’ll love in a downtown location that can’t be beat. To keep our prices where you want them, we don’t have an onsite staff, front desk, room service or amenities you may not need; but we do have Charlottesville’s downtown walking mall, restaurants, coffee shops, a movie theater, and local boutique shopping just steps away.
Do you have Internet access?
Yes! The Wi-Fi code will be in your room.
Will there be a phone in my room?
We do not have phone service but the building does have good cell service, so bring your phone and stay connected.
On the second-floor landing you’ll find:
A refrigerator available to all guests
Complimentary bottles of water & coffee
Advance one night reservations are available Sunday - Thursday only.
Friday or Saturday nights may be booked for one night as soon as the Wednesday before a weekend. Note the rate for Fridays/Saturdays.
This specific property includes exclusive access to Common House during your stay. Common House is a local membership based social club that offers a unique space to work, dine, and engage. There is a co-work space available during weekdays, a full service restaurant offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as a roof-top terrace with sweeping views of Charlottesville. Simply show the concierge confirmation of your Stay Charlottesville reservation for access.
In your room, you’ll find:
A private balcony on the alley side overlooking Common House
Twin Sleeper Sofa (let us know if you will use the sleeper sofa!)
Flat Screen TV with Apps/Local Channels
Iron & Board
Soap & Shampoo
Third Floor across from the Secretariat Room
Accessible by Stairs Only
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Stay Charlottesville Management Group:
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Reviewed: Jul 20, 2019
Reviewed: Jul 16, 2019
Richmond , US
Reviewed: Apr 4, 2019
Very helpful and accommodatingProperty
Great property in a very convenient location. Loved that we could walk over to Common House and use their facilities.
Reviewed: Feb 20, 2019
Glen Burnie, US
Reviewed: Dec 17, 2018
Good email exchanges for minor problems.Property
We really enjoyed being on the Downtown Mall where we could walk out for breakfast, dinner, and shopping. We liked the spaciousness of the room where we could "live" for the week.
Reviewed: Nov 1, 2018
Reviewed: Oct 28, 2018
Reviewed: Oct 4, 2018
They were very helpful and made booking our stay very easy.Property
Reviewed: Sep 19, 2018
Reviewed: Sep 13, 2018
Excellent team- responded to me quickly and were very friendly.Property
Lovely place to stay- close to everything.
Reviewed: Aug 27, 2018
Very clear info from the beginning.Property
The room was lovely, excellent value and location. We stepped out for dinner and breakfast, and there were loads of immediate choices.
Reviewed: May 31, 2018
Great walk score to the downtown mall! We loved it!
Reviewed: May 2, 2018
Reviewed: Apr 16, 2018
I had a great stay, the room was clean and comfortable, the location could not have been better, the coffee machine was a great perk.
Reviewed: Apr 15, 2018
Harbor Springs, US
Reviewed: Apr 14, 2018
Reviewed: Apr 12, 2018
Exactly as advertised! Great place, excellent location
Reviewed: Jan 6, 2018
Great location! Everything was great about the accommodations.
New Hill, US
Reviewed: Dec 18, 2017
Walkability to the downtown mall area is the key with this place. Much more affordable than the Omni but equally as conveniently located.
Reviewed: Dec 15, 2017
Great location and room.
Reviewed: Nov 4, 2017
Both people I spoke to before booking the room were incredibly responsive, friendly, and helpful.Property
The bed was amazingly comfortable. The TV was top notch. We loved the space and set up of the room in general. Its location over the Mudhouse on the downtown hall was exactly what we were looking for - we walked to the ACAC gym, dinner, for coffee, etc. Parking was incredibly easy too. The cleaning service came at a great time each day (approximately mid afternoon). Overall, a great stay for the price point.
Reviewed: Oct 3, 2017
Reviewed: Apr 3, 2017
Friendly and efficientProperty
Loved the location, design, ease of the process (except having to call to book a one-night stay)
Reviewed: Mar 29, 2017
Very pleasant and helpful.Property
Love, love, love this concept. Wonderful room for much less than the nicer hotels would charge. We definitely did not miss any of staffed features a typical hotel would have. In fact this was all around much easier. Loved the furnishings. Also we enjoyed the balcony - the view wasn't the best, but it didn't matter. Very convenient to parking, and perfect for enjoying the downtown mall on foot. We will definitely stay here again the next time we are in Charlottesville.
Virginia Beach, US
Reviewed: Mar 26, 2017
I was able to book the property easily online.Property
We loved the location of the Townsman - it was conveniently located less than two blocks from the Jefferson Theater where we were seeing a concert that evening. We enjoyed walking on the mall, getting a meal, etc. without having to worry about parking. Our room, The Faulkner, was well decorated and quiet for the evening. It also smelled wonderfully of coffee, thanks to the coffee shop next door!