satellite or cable TV
Designed for those who love classic comforts, the Secretariat room features antique woods, leather accents, houndstooth patterns and gold finishes that create a warm, Virginian retreat.
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 first-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.
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 private balcony overlooking the Downtown Mall
- Queen Bed
- Flat Screen TV with Apps/Local Channels
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Soap & Shampoo
- Third Floor across from the Faulkner Room
- Accessible by Stairs Only
Add to your experience
Stay Charlottesville Management Group:
Private Chefs | Private Yoga | Private Wine Tours | Concierge Services | Event Planning | 55 + Vacation Homes and Estates
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Reviewed: Jul 3, 2021
We booked the room and interacted though the website and email.Property
The design of the room and common space met our expectations, the bathroom is particularly nice for the price point of the room.
Reviewed: May 21, 2021
Very helpful over phone prior to stayProperty
Room itself was charming (Secretariat) Loved the little private patio Occitan toiletries, cold bottled water and coffee with mini moos was a nice touch
NEW YORK, US
Reviewed: May 17, 2021
we loved the location. best possible location. also, easy parking and appreciated the parking pass.
Reviewed: Feb 20, 2021
Quick and kind response from Leah when I had not gotten the details for checkin process in my email, as the waiver link didnt populate in the email correctly. Thanks for a great experience.Property
I had no idea what to expect but was pleasantly surprised with my stay in the Secretariat room. The location on the downtown mall is excellent and easily walkable to many areas of interest in the city of Cville. Loved the unique equine themed decor. I found the bed comfortable with nice linens and pillows. The glass enclosed shower is a definite upgrade from a standard hotel and very welcomed for any weary traveler. Happy to find a Keurig with coffee available in the lobby and a fridge with bottled water too. I am a Cville local and will 100% recommend this to family and friends.
Winston Salem, US
Reviewed: Dec 31, 2020
Very friendly and helpful when I calledProperty
Walkability was the most important thing for us! We parked our car at the start of our stay and didn't get in the car again until we left!
Reviewed: Dec 3, 2019
Reviewed: Sep 29, 2019
Everyone I spoke with at Stay Charlottesville was helpful and friendly. Their service was outstanding!Property
We loved our stay at the Townsman.
Reviewed: Aug 21, 2019
Easy access; can't complain about parking.
Reviewed: May 31, 2019
The Townsman is located in the most perfect spot in the heart of Charlottesville -- everything was walkable and we loved our stay. We were in the Secretariat and having a balcony was AMAZING -- something you so rarely get at a regular hotel. Would definitely stay there again.
Reviewed: Apr 20, 2019
I didn't speak with anyone directly but I loved it that way.Property
I loved having a cute quiet room. Not having a check in desk almost made it feel like coming home instead of staying in a hotel. We really loved the property.
Reviewed: Apr 19, 2019
Reviewed: Apr 11, 2019
Reviewed: Mar 20, 2019
Loved staying here!
Reviewed: Mar 18, 2019
Location was great. Access to Common House and amenities was a key part of our visit. Liked the parking setup as well. I would stay again and highly recommend to others.
Reviewed: Feb 13, 2019
Enjoyed our stay and the convenience of the location!
Reviewed: Jan 29, 2019
Communication was exceptional.Property
Great location to Downtown mall. Highly recommend to others..
Reviewed: Dec 2, 2018
Absolutely awesome place! Perfect location! Great concept! So happy we found you! We will be back frequently, as will family and friends!
Reviewed: Jul 17, 2018
Very convenient location, the Secretariat was very updated and clean, we were very pleased.
Reviewed: Jul 4, 2018
New York, US
Reviewed: Jun 20, 2018
Efficient, timely, excellent. Very relaxing because everything was taken care of by management. Loved the Scout guide.Property
Place was perfect. Nice, secluded terrace. Good bed, lovely room. Loved the bathroom. Excellent housekeeping. Location beyond perfect. Very easy to get in and out. Would recommend to others and happily stay again.
Reviewed: May 21, 2018
I called twice with questions and both members of your team were helpful, courteous and had a fabulous attitude.Property
The rooms and the property were exactly what I was expecting and I was satisfied.
Reviewed: Mar 19, 2018
Reviewed: Mar 7, 2018
I chatted with someone on the website (she was super efficient and kind and I apologize for not remembering her name) who was extremely helpful.Property
Perfect location & beautiful modern room
Reviewed: Mar 1, 2018
Reviewed: Jan 30, 2018
Your team was great!! I had forgotten my concert tickets at home and needed them printed. I called the office and they were printed and delivered to my room!Property
Loved everything about it!!! Very close walk to Jefferson Theatre, shops, restaurants, bar, simply perfect!!