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Paris, France
Reviewed 1 December 2014

Just stopped one night there while crossing Virginia. Classical motel, however easy to reach and nicely located close to University (you may reach UVA by foot). Rooms somewhat oldish, but clean and operational (just a problem with the door very difficult to open). Parking places available. Good breakfast.

1Thank Knar-NP
Missoula, Montana
Reviewed 27 November 2014

We return to the Charlottesville Budget Inn whenever we're in town and recommend it for its location close to downtown and the University and for its very helpful staff. The housekeeping team is both efficient and friendly as are the people at front desk. The beds are very comfortable. The other furnishings are basic, but, for us, everything we need...

1Thank A_Saunterer
Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States
Reviewed 31 October 2014

I made arrangements a month in advance for a band playing at our son's evening wedding reception in Charlottesville to stay at the hotel at our expense. I then stopped by the morning of the wedding to make sure all was ready for their arrival. When the band arrived, the person at the desk knew nothing about it and refused...

3Thank seasonedtraveller815
La Grange, United States
Reviewed 29 October 2014

this is a very small hotel on the edge of U of VA. So close that a practice field was out our back window. Only problem we had was the marching band practicing 2-3 hours when we first arrived. Made it difficult to nap. Thankfully that stopped by the time we got back from dinner. Room was smaller but adequate...

2Thank Jann S
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 20 October 2014

Charlottesville hotel prices have been rising steadily over the past few years and it is nice to find a small hotel which does not make a hole in your wallet. This is it. Much nicer than expected I paid for 3 nights what it would have cost me for one elsewhere in town. Rooms were basic but clean. Free internet...

1Thank BRADY772
Reviewed 31 August 2014

It sucked. Never staying here again.... Even if it was the last place on Earth to stay. I would rather sleep on rocks than that bed. I might as well stand right next to the train tracks all day. It was good in location though. I can definitely see why they call it the Budget inn.

Thank ReviewMaster999
INCAAM, Manager at Excel Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Dear ReviewMaster999, I thank you for the review and apologize for not meeting your expectations. I welcome your "Bad" - Stayed Sept 2013 review (received 09/01/14) however, your concerns would have been appreciated at the property level but you choose otherwise. Please contact me at 434.293.5141 to further discuss your experience. General Manager Budget Inn Charlottesville

State College, PA, United States
Reviewed 25 August 2014

I booked a room here because my boyfriend and I were traveling through VA and looking for an inexpensive place to stay. Once we got there, I realized (being unfamiliar with C-ville) it was a little further outside of downtown than I thought it would be, but that was not a big deal for me since we were really just...

2Thank Angela W
Warwick, Rhode Island
Reviewed 22 August 2014

We stayed in Charlottesville on day 7 of a 11 day tour of Virginia. It was the only hotel not booked before the start of our trip but rather a reservation made the night before our arrival based on our fluid route. We were very happy with our choice. Upon arrival our room was ready and the desk clerk was...

1Thank vermonter05655
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 August 2014

I don’t know if it’s all rooms, but ours had a super nice shower and a pleasant green view complete with cuddly groundhogs out back. There was a microwave, mini fridge, and motion-detecting ventilation in the bathroom. Clean, friendly, and walkable (if you’re fit) to campus attractions. Happy with our choice.

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River Vale, New Jersey
Reviewed 11 August 2014

This poorly kept hotel is right next to University of VA campus. Called them from campus and the manager in broken poor English could not give me directions. Fortunately (Or not) a student told me where to go. Upon arrival the desk clerk(again hard to understand) told me my rooms were not what I had booked. Instead of 2 single...

1Thank wjones239
INCAAM, Manager at Excel Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Dear wjones239, I thank you for the review and apologize for not meeting your expectations. I welcome your "Budget Inn from hell " - Stayed August 2014 review however, your concerns would have been appreciated at the property level but you choose otherwise. I personally assisted you at check-out and would have appreciated the opportunity to address your concerns. With...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located at the University of Virginia, we at Excel Inn & Suites (formerly Budget Inn Charlottesville) welcome you to Charlottesville and Central Virginia! Our central location is ideal walking distance to University of Virginia (Rotunda, Grounds and The Corner), JPJ (John Paul Jones) Arena, Scott Stadium, Klockner Stadium and Barracks Road Shops and Dining. A short drive will place you at Monticello, Ash Lawn, Michie Tavern, Vineyards and Historic Downtown Mall. The University of Virginia Hospital and medical facilities are a short dive distance. Our Excel Inn & Suites is a SMOKE-FREE facility offering Standard and Suite room types. Complimentary to our guests...Hot Continental Breakfast w/ Waflles, Coffee and Computer Lounge. In room amenties include LDC TV w/ cable, USB charge station, free Local & Long Distance Calls (USA & Canada), Microwave / Fridge, Iron & Iron board, Safe and Hair Dryer. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Excel Inn & Suites

Address: 140 Emmet St N, Charlottesville, VA 22903-1729 (Formerly Budget Inn)
Region: United States > Virginia > Charlottesville
Price Range: $92 - $255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Excel Inn & Suites 2*
Number of rooms: 32
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“ask for ear plugs (or bring ear plugs) if you think the trains will bother you”
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“Second floor seemed very quiet, but the stairs are pretty narrow.”
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“A/C work really good.”
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