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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.
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
Flat Screen TV with Apps/Local Channels
Iron & Board
Soap & Shampoo
Second Floor across from the Poe Room
Accessible by Stairs Only
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Stay Charlottesville Management Group:
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Reviewed: Aug 4, 2017
we loved it beautiful place liked the privacyProperty
Reviewed: Jul 26, 2017
The room is beautiful and amenities were high quality. The location is outstanding.
Reviewed: Jul 16, 2017
Lake Forrest , US
Reviewed: Jul 7, 2017
Incredibly easy working with Kate...she was able to book our room and get us all the information we needed for parking and entry to the property. She was very helpful and responded to my inquiries promptly.Property
We visited Charlottesville for a quick weekend getaway and the Townsman was the perfect place for us to stay - conveniently located right along the Historic Downtown Charlottesville pedestrian mall, parking nearby, clean, comfortable and spacious room. We would definitely stay here again as well as recommend the Townsman to friends and family.
Reviewed: Jul 2, 2017
The website was very easy to use and everyone on the phone and via email was fantastic. The customer service from your team was top notch.Property
Right on the Downtown Mall! The location could not be better. We went to a concert at the southern and hit up 2 nearby bars afterward. What a great location.
Reviewed: Jun 18, 2017
Easy and courteousProperty
Our stay was excellent. The directions and passcode for the hotel were accurate and easy to use. The location couldn't be better. The room was clean, well designed and decorated, had all the amenities needed, and relaxing. The entry way to the hotel was clean and welcoming. A great bonus was access to The Dommon House.
Reviewed: Jun 12, 2017
great email communication. I felt very prepared when arriving. I think the only thing that may help is some better explanations of where exactly it is located.Property
Great location,amenities, cleanliness, and experience. I was thoroughly impressed as soon as I walked in, and thought that it was much better than some of the more expensive hotels that I have stayed in, in the past. Even comparing this room to the Omni, I think I got the better experience. Thank you! If/when I come back in town I will be staying here again!
Cape Charles, US
Reviewed: May 15, 2017
Fantastic! This property was one of the nicest I have ever stayed in!
Reviewed: Apr 19, 2017
Very friendly Kate called to make sure I had printed the parking pass and that I had all the info I needed.Property
We enjoyed the Townsman very much. The parking and codes were easy. Very comfortable bed. We were there on Saturday night on the Mall with a band playing nearby and it was quiet. We didn't hear a thing. The Meriwether room was simply furnished, pretty shower, quiet-it faces the alley which is good for a Saturday night. Kerrigan coffee outside in the hall.
Reviewed: Jan 3, 2017
Reviewed: Jan 1, 2017
We had to call for a single night reservation, the woman I spoke with was wonderful.Property
Great location, an easy walk to the parking. The room is perfectly simple and cozy.
Reviewed: Dec 15, 2016
Apt. 303, US
Reviewed: Nov 3, 2016
Everyone was very kind and helpful given that our door did not close properly upon arriving. It helped make what could have been an issue a non-issue! We will be back thanks to our experience with your team.Property
The location is superb, as are the accommodations. Highly recommended to friends and family.
Reviewed: Oct 23, 2016
Reviewed: Oct 6, 2016
Phone & e-mail contact was greatProperty
The property was beautiful, parking worked well, and couldn't have been closer to the mall.
Mt. Airy, US
Reviewed: Sep 7, 2016
Interacted online once with someone which was fine.Property
Room was well-decorated and very comfortable. The location within the walking downtown was amazing. We were expecting slightly more of a kitchen (microwave, full-sized fridge)
Reviewed: Aug 20, 2016
Reviewed: Aug 17, 2016
Super convenient location and beautiful room.