satellite or cable TV
Inspired by a sense of adventure and yet grounded with a modern, Southern elegance, the Meriwether room lets you know you’ve arrived at a highlight of your travels.
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
Is there an elevator?
Like most of downtown Charlottesville’s most charming buildings, we are not equipped with an elevator. All of our rooms are walk-ups, accessed by the stairs.
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.
In your room, you’ll find:
A private balcony on the alley side overlooking Common House
Flat Screen TV with Apps/Local Channels
Iron & Board
Soap & Shampoo
Second Floor across from the Poe Room
Accessible by Stairs Only
All guests of Stay Charlottesville receive exclusive access to Common House and ACAC 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. ACAC is a local fitness center, health club and spa. Guests receive discounts on day passes and spa treatments.
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Stay Charlottesville Management Group:
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Reviewed: Jan 24, 2020
Every time I called to ask a question the staff was extremely friendly and helpful.Property
The Townsman was in a great location and easily accessible. Very clean with modern decor.
Reviewed: Jan 21, 2020
Reviewed: Jan 2, 2020
Everything was handled online. Quite efficient.Property
The room was clean and spacious. The location was exceptional!
Reviewed: Nov 19, 2019
Design of the room was very nice.
Reviewed: Aug 17, 2019
Reviewed: May 15, 2019
Reviewed: Apr 17, 2019
Reviewed: Mar 20, 2019
Everyone was very friendly, helpful, prompt to respond.Property
The rooms in the hotel are nicely done. Everything is up to date and very clean. The location is perfect, right at the downtown mall among all the shops and restaurants. We also used the Common House for our meetings and it was perfect.
Reviewed: Feb 3, 2019
Reviewed: Aug 5, 2018
Excellent location. Lovely accommodation. Easy access instructions. Loved Charlottesville!
West Springfield, US
Reviewed: Jul 15, 2018
location location location
Reviewed: Jun 30, 2018
Reviewed: Jun 22, 2018
Loved being on the downtown mall Room was spacious and comfortable
Spring Grove, US
Reviewed: Jun 18, 2018
Reviewed: May 18, 2018
Excellent. I had to call on Saturday (the day of the reservation) because I had neglected to do the paperwork in time and hadn't gotten check-in instructions yet. The team was incredibly helpful and took care of everything right away.Property
Reviewed: May 4, 2018
Reviewed: Apr 22, 2018
Great location. Elegant room. Comfortable bed. Parking closer than I imagined.
Reviewed: Apr 16, 2018
Reviewed: Apr 16, 2018
Very helpful and accommodating especially with matching the government rate for lodging.Property
I loved the design of the room, very elegant and beautiful.
Reviewed: Apr 11, 2018
Reviewed: Mar 18, 2018
Reviewed: Feb 19, 2018
Location was great! Our room was very clean and accomadating. Easy to use codes for keyless entry. We enjoyed our stay! Would definitely stay again.
Roanoke , US
Reviewed: Jan 24, 2018
San Francisco, US
Reviewed: Nov 29, 2017
Lake Forrest, US
Reviewed: Nov 13, 2017
Well decorated large rooms. Incredible location in downtown Charlottesville.