satellite or cable TV
A black-and-white color scheme with bronze accents gives the Poe room an urban sensibility touched with a mid-century chic. It’s perfect for those who dream by day.
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?
Parking: Parking for guests is located at 300 Preston Ave. in Charlottesville. There is one spot for each room located directly to the left of the main sign for the parking lot. Each Spot has signage that has "The Townsman" and the corresponding name of the room on them. Please only park in the spot designated for your room.
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! And it’s fast, so bring all your devices. 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.
All guests of Stay Charlottesville receive 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.
- A view overlooking the Downtown Mall
- Queen Bed
- Flat Screen TV with Apps/Local Channels
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Soap & Shampoo
- Second Floor across from the Meriwether Room
- Accessible by Stairs Only
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Reviewed: Mar 31, 2022
Reviewed: Dec 22, 2021
You were very responsive.Property
My window overlooked the Mall. I felt like I could view the sights while maintaining a degree of privacy.
Reviewed: Jul 19, 2021
Mount Joy, US
Reviewed: Jul 19, 2021
The Stay Charlottesville team is exceptionally helpful, professional, and prompt in addressing questions/concerns. Thank you!Property
We had a great stay at The Townsman! The room was perfect for an overnight stay and conveniently located in the Downtown Mall. All instructions/parking directions made check in really easy.
Reviewed: Mar 5, 2021
Reviewed: Nov 5, 2020
Winston Salem, US
Reviewed: Oct 26, 2020
Reviewed: Oct 24, 2020
Locust Grove, US
Reviewed: Dec 5, 2019
Reviewed: Dec 3, 2019
Great location. Very clean and comfortable
Reviewed: Nov 13, 2019
Reviewed: Jul 19, 2019
I didnt have to interact in person with members of the team. The electronic interaction was excellent and efficient.Property
My stay was wonderful. The room was everything as advertised. I was not expecting to have so many things outside of staying there so close and accessible, which made it very convenient.
Reviewed: Jul 1, 2019
Didnt have to meet anyone face to face and it was awesome. Emails communicated everything clearly.Property
We stayed in the Poe room. The unhotel lives up to its moniker. We found the process from parking to checkout was very user friendly. Room was clean and quiet. Walk ability is second to none.
Reviewed: Jun 26, 2019
Everyone I spoke with was very pleasant and just knew how to take care of their customers.Property
It was an awesome stay, we were in the heart of the downtown mall, and it was great!
Huntington Beach, US
Reviewed: Jun 22, 2019
Great Location, Easy booking, Clear instructions, We loved it and would recommend this property
Reviewed: Jun 2, 2019
Very efficient method for booking and staying at a hotelProperty
Close to great dining
Reviewed: May 27, 2019
Reviewed: Jan 14, 2019
Brief but pleasant interaction with housekeeper; good email communicationsProperty
The Poe Room is a very comfortable, beautifully-designed accommodation: comfortable bed, good reading lights, beautiful bathroom, convenient device charging. The property is so convenient to downtown mall amenities. We especially enjoyed the complimentary guest membership at Common House.
Baton Rouge, US
Reviewed: Jan 7, 2019
Reviewed: Sep 3, 2018
Reviewed: Aug 31, 2018
Reviewed: Aug 8, 2018
We loved your property. There were 5 of us and we had 3 rooms. It was the perfect location. We will return on our next trip to Charlottesville.
McKees Rocks, US
Reviewed: Jul 30, 2018
Spring Grove, US
Reviewed: Jun 18, 2018
Reviewed: Jun 13, 2018