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.
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 overlooking the Downtown Mall
Flat Screen TV with Apps/Local Channels
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: 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!!
Reviewed: Nov 20, 2017
I received checkin emails and didn't have any face-to-face interactions.Property
I enjoyed the ease of using the property - the location was good and the use of key codes to get in and out was easy. I liked that the property, though called a hotel, felt more like a B&B given its small size. The ability to access the Common House was a major plus that I should've taken advantage of more, with a bonus that the staff there being super helpful.
Reviewed: Nov 7, 2017
Very nice property, excellent location
Reviewed: Nov 5, 2017
We only communicated online. We picked our room online, paid by credit card, received access codes for building and room via email. It really worked perfectly. Everything was exactly as stated on website.Property
We really enjoyed being so close, as in walkable, to shops and restaurants. We also enjoyed being a close drive to Monticello, which was one reason we were visiting Charlottesville. Over all we got what we were looking for in a clean bed and bath in a very convenient location!
Reviewed: Oct 19, 2017
New York, US
Reviewed: Aug 12, 2017
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Reviewed: Jul 22, 2017
Charming boutique hotel, and a room with a lovely private balcony, in a location on the Pedestrian Mall that could not be better.
Reviewed: May 25, 2017
Virginia Beach, US
Reviewed: Apr 4, 2017
The staff at Stay Charlottesville were very accommodating and friendly. They allowed me to book a 1 night stay during the week so I could enjoy the Townsman. They made it very stress free for me.Property
I loved how my room was decorated. I would stay here again for my next trip to Charlottesville. I loved that it was a 2 minute walk to the Jefferson Theater for a show I came to town to see. I do wish the restaurants had been open later during the week for after the show but otherwise it was really convenient!
Reviewed: Mar 22, 2017
They were all helpful and lovely to work withProperty
This review applies to all four rooms which we rented. It is wonderfully located, the beds are extremely comfortable, all was beautifully decorated and maintained.
Washington , US
Reviewed: Mar 15, 2017
Reviewed: Feb 10, 2017
friendly team membersProperty
Great location with easy access to everything you want in Charlottesville.
Reviewed: Dec 19, 2016
Anna Quillon is a gem.Property
Very nicely designed. Sound machine was a nice touch. Great lcation.
Reviewed: Nov 16, 2016
It was a very easy, seamless experience.Property
Great location, especially for the Virginia Film Festival since one of the venues was directly across the mall from our front door. The free trolley was also a great way to get around town. The free parking was also a huge asset.
Falls Church, US
Reviewed: Nov 4, 2016