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"Undergoing massive renovation so be prepared for a little dust but still a nice locaiont, clean room, will maintained. " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 25 Jan 2020

Hotel Description

3-star hotel near University of Virginia

In shopping district

Within 3 miles (5 km) of this hotel, you'll find John Paul Jones Arena and University of Virginia. Barracks Road Shopping Center and Klockner Stadium are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Free shuttle, parking

This hotel features a restaurant, an indoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 6 conference rooms, 24-hour business center, and free airport shuttle. Enjoy the 24-hour fitness center and perks like free self parking and a free area shuttle.

Free Internet, flat-screen TVs

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 170 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include room service, coffee/tea makers, and pillow menus.

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$95* Per night/room Jun 4 - Jun 5

Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Mobility, Bathtub)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Holiday Inn Charlottesville-Univ Area ratings based on 34 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Charlottesville-Univ Area

Everyone (2) Couples (1) Family (1)
5 out of 5
Undergoing massive renovation so be prepared for a little dust but still a nice locaiont, clean room, will maintained.

Posted by on Jan 25, 2020

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2 out of 5
The toilet was dripping and would periiodically refill. Noisy during the night. Way overpriced for the type of room compared to other hotels

Posted by on Sep 22, 2019

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4 out of 5
Could hear the person next door snoring! Otherwise it was a great experience. Very clean& friendly staff

Posted by on Apr 6, 2019

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1 out of 5

Hotel doesn't care about guests, only groups!

Checked in and noticed a lot of people in lobby. There were signs for a young AA conference. Apparently this hotel lets the groups have 24 hour meeting not only in the meeting areas but individual rooms as well. Complained multiple times but the front desk lady said they are a big group and she will get yelled at if she said anything. Got no sleep at all.

Posted by , from Washington DC on Jul 3, 2016

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2 out of 5

Rude, unfriendly staff at front desk

Pros: The pool.
Cons: The staff's demeanor.
Location: Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Regal movie theater, Monticello
I had just had a wonderful experience at the Holiday Inn Express in Greenville, SC, so I was expecting more of the same at the Holiday Inn in Charlottesville. VA. Er, no. The staff at the front desk were cold and unfriendly and didn't even look up when I came to the front desk. Really chilly, with chips on their shoulder. What gives? Don't they get that they need to be friendly and helpful to the guests? While my room had a nice view, the internet wifi only worked intermittently and the sound kept going off on the TV. Some of the wall outlets didn't work at all. Only one soap for the bathroom.. Fridge froze all of my food overnight and there was no place on the fridge to lower the temperature. Also NO FREE BREAKFAST like they have at Holiday Inn Express. Would never stay at this hotel again. The staff is too big for its britches and I don't know why.

Posted by on Sep 29, 2015

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4 out of 5

Good mid-range hotel.

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
Price was a little steep, but it was UVa's parents weekend. Other wise clean, large room with comfortable beds.

Posted by on Oct 30, 2012

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3 out of 5

Older hotel but clean. Air Conditioner cooled, but humid.

Pros: Close restaurants
This hotel is an older hotel, but rooms were clean. It was very humid while we were in Charlottesville and the air conditioner is an outside unit and it just brought all that humidity into the room. Staff was very courteous. Beds were reasonably comfortable. For purchase, the restaurant had a breakfast buffet -- menu did not vary.

Posted by , from Lake Mary, FL, USA on Sep 18, 2012

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5 out of 5

This hotel was clean and friendly

We booked this hotel for a traveling friend who is super allergic to everything and we were concerned with how well she would do. Are the non-smoking rooms truly smoke free. She slept like a baby, had no allergy issues and was truly overwhelmed by the superb level of friendliness she received from the staff.

Posted by , from Charlottesville, VA, USA on Jul 24, 2012

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4 out of 5

nice quiet hotel

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
Hotel was quiet and clean, nice friendly staff. Was disappointed in full size beds instead of queen.

Posted by , from gainesville, fl on Apr 21, 2012

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4 out of 5

Stayed Again, Enjoyed Again

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet
This hotel is just a few block up the main road from the main grounds of UVA. Very convenient to UVA and to the wealth of shopping and dining on rte 29. The staff is wonderful. The folks at the front desk treated us like we were home. The room was nice--not luxurious, but plenty large, with all the conveniences and amenities you'd expect. Certainly a good AAA 3 star quality. It's also nice to be able to use the health club across the street. We've stayed here a few times the last year and have been very pleased every time.

Posted by , from Delmar, NY, USA on Nov 16, 2011

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About the Holiday Inn Charlottesville-Univ Area

Location 1901 Emmet St N, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Property Features

Holiday Inn Charlottesville-Univ Area offers its guests an indoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. There are 6 meeting rooms available. The business-friendly Holiday Inn Charlottesville-Univ Area also features a vending machine, coffee/tea in a common area, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. A roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request) and an area shuttle are free. Free self parking is available. This 3-star Charlottesville hotel is smoke free.

  • 170 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • 7000 sq m of conference space
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Wedding services available
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Water dispenser

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free area shuttle
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Free self parking


  • Airport: Charlottesville, VA (CHO-Charlottesville-Albemarle) (11 km / 6.9 mi)
  • Train station: Charlottesville Station (4 km / 2.5 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle and area shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn Charlottesville-Univ Area offers 170 air-conditioned accommodations with video-game consoles and safes. A pillow menu is available. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. This Charlottesville hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Pillow options
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Gaming console
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast on weekends from 7 AM and 11 AM.

Emmets Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center.

  • Golfing nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available on request from 5:00 AM to midnight. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Airport shuttle service is offered on request from 5:00 AM to midnight. Fees may apply. For details, please contact the property in advance.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • No cribs (infant beds) available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 10.99 for adults and USD 10.99 for children (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Holiday Inn Charlottesville-Univ Area
  • Holiday Inn Hotel Charlottesville-Univ Area
  • Holiday Inn Charlottesville-Univ Area Hotel
  • Charlottesville Univ Area
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  • Holiday Inn Charlottesville-Univ Area Charlottesville
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You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.