Hotels in Charlottesville
Charlottesville’s reputation as a quaint and comfortable college town is reflected in the range of hotels, inns and bed and breakfasts you’ll find scattered throughout the city. Several lodges and inns line Emmett Street, the main thoroughfare that connects Charlottesville hotels to the city’s boutiques, restaurants and historic sights. You’ll find hotels that plant you right in the heart of the action, conveniently located near the University of Virginia and the vibrant UVA-adjacent district known as The Corner. In downtown Charlottesville, meanwhile, you’ll find a selection of quaint boutique hotels, luxury retreats and budget-friendly chains, plus plenty of bed and breakfasts – some dating back 200 years – that offer up that unique Virginian charm. Hotels in Charlottesville fill up fast during UVA football season, so be sure to plan ahead if you’re visiting the city between September and November.
One of the best hotels in Charlottesville is the Boar’s Head Inn, a luxury property with 175 rooms located on 573 acres in the Virginia countryside, offering guests a golf course, tennis courts and a fitness club and spa. The Keswick Hall at Monticello is located outside the city proper but boasting exceptional views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, as well as an award-winning restaurant, Fossett’s. The Clifton Inn is an intimate luxury Charlottesville hotel with only 18 rooms and a view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Finally, the Omni Charlottesville Hotel is right near the Downtown Mall and a quick drive to Monticello, Ash-Lawn Highland, Michie Tavern and the University of Virginia campus.
At the intimate Clifton Inn, the decadent rusticity of the rooms—claw-foot tubs, Mascioni linens, fireplaces, but nary a ruffled window treatment in sight—is echoed in the innovative comfort food of its chef, Dean Maupin, who pairs perfectly seared quail with espresso-poached pears, and orange wi
Built by a master carpenter on the edge of the University of Virginia campus in 1817, the eight-room hotel retains its Federal-era charm with carved fireplace mantels and four-poster beds.
The foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, south and west of Washington, D.C., are a playground for the city’s old guard, their horses, and their beagles. With its laird-of-the-manor grandeur, no place evokes the regional esprit like Keswick Hall.
Reopened in October 2010 after a complete renovation.