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: Jun 1, 2018
I thought it was the easiest check in ever. I actually really liked the parking... Directions were super clear.Property
I loved The Townsman! It's a unique concept and that is the reason I wanted to stay there. The location is great and I really enjoyed using the codes and not worrying about checking in and out. The directions were very clear! I loved my modern room and bed and television. The bathroom was lovely. I so enjoyed being right on the Downtown Mall and the parking was great. Keep those prices down... it's a great place to stay and a great getaway in a funky setting. I plan to stay there again and recommend it to others. Thanks for an enjoyable stay! Loved the tea and water bar. I like the late check out as well... Very smart!
Falls Church, US
Reviewed: Apr 12, 2018
Reviewed: Mar 1, 2018
I didn't actually interact with anyone, but the correspondence that I got by email was all very clear and concise.Property
We were in town for one night on business. The hotel was right around the corner from where our meetings were, so it was incredibly convenient. We took a train into Charlottesville from DC so we didn't get in until about 7:30pm that evening. Being able to access the property and our rooms without having to worry about being late or having to check in w/ a concierge was really helpful. It was pretty easy to find the entrance to the space, and once we got inside, we could tell immediately that it was a very nice place. The stairs leading up were warm and inviting and the place looked well taken care of. I was in the Poe room at the top of the first flight of stairs. It was so easy to access and I loved not having to worry about room keys or anything like that. It was also really lovely that just outside my room was a table with complimentary coffee and water. The room itself was lovely and definitely exceeded my expectations. There was plenty of space and everything was perfectly decorated and well maintained. The bathroom was amazing and the shower was the perfect way to start my day, after waking up in the incredibly comfortable bed. And on top of that, there was a massive television fully equipped with Netflix and Hulu. Overall, I had an amazing experience. To be honest, I didn't really know what to expect and I have to say that my time at the Townsman definitely exceeded anything that I could have imagined. I would definitely stay here again!
Reviewed: Feb 27, 2018
Reviewed: Dec 1, 2017
Reviewed: Oct 7, 2017
They were there to guide us to the parking lot because we were very lost. Very efficient.Property
Everything was great. Nice room and clean. In the middle of everything. I'm definitely going to be back soon for a few days to explore some more.
Reviewed: Jul 10, 2017
Reviewed: Jun 7, 2017
The cleaning staff did a great job turning over the room each day and refreshing towels. Much appreciated!Property
This hotel was a perfect fit for our group of friends split between three of the rooms. I loved how close it was to everything and how easy it was to get in and out of the hotel. I will recommend to all my friends staying in charlottesville!
Reviewed: Apr 26, 2017
Everyone was great and the communications were clear and friendly. I had to adjust my reservation dates and you were most helpful and accommodating. Thank you.Property
This was a great place to stay - right on pedestrian mall and near other attractions. The room was lovely and had everything I needed. It can be a bit noisy at night until folks leave the pedestrian mall and some guests were not very quiet coming in at night, but it was not too bad. Parking was very convenient - I would suggest putting the name of the parking lot on your map - as there are several lots and it was a little confusing, but I called and a nice person confirmed I was in the right place. My last morning I noted the desk chair was broken and emailed to let you know, and again received a prompt follow up.
Reviewed: Mar 30, 2017
I appreciated the assistance of the team prior to the visit. They were professional and helpful.Property
Same comments as above. The room was beautiful, we loved the washroom, the view and the proximity to restaurants, shopping and other attractions, but the lack of sleep due to noise seriously affected our view of the property.
Reviewed: Feb 15, 2017
great customer service!Property
We LOVED staying at the Townsman. Location was unbeatable and loved the accessibility.
Reviewed: Feb 10, 2017
Kate was AMAZING!Property
Stay was fantastic. Only small downfall was constantly hearing the people above up walking or stomping or jumping of some sort. Additionally, some noise from the walking mall was distracting, but I was informed of that before renting the room. We really appreciated the noise maker.
Reviewed: Jan 24, 2017
The ladies who helped me book the room were very friendly, and helpful. Was an easy process and they even called to make sure we got checked in and everything was good. Amazing customer service.Property
Great location in that it is close to everything on the mall, and a quick ride to just about everything else in Charlottesville. The bathroom was roomy and beautiful. Had everything we needed. The bed was extremely comfortable. the sound machine was a nice touch, because the only drawback is the noise from the mall and surrounding buildings. We didn't notice the noise too much at night (because we were out late) but there was loud music in the morning that the noise machine valiantly tried to drum out. The lobby/landing area with coffee, water and glasses was clean and stocked. Overall it is a beautiful property in a great location.
Reviewed: Sep 26, 2016
Reviewed: Sep 14, 2016
Reviewed: Sep 10, 2016
Lovingston , US
Reviewed: Aug 20, 2016
Always a great experience!Property
Great location, parking set up is nice as it's hard to find parking in general downtown. I love the concept of this and the rooms are beautifully done as well as spacious.
Reviewed: Aug 17, 2016
Very good. Really!!!Property
Loved the view. Loved the feel.
Reviewed: Jun 29, 2016