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Holiday Inn Charlottesville - University Area

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1901 Emmet St N Route 29 South, Charlottesville, VA 22901-2814 See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Free Airport Transportation
3 Star accommodation
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swandive208
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
22276
Reviewed 3 days ago
When I checked in, there were two front desk people, but only one was actually checking people in. I had to wait while it appeared that the other person wasn't really doing anything. My room was clean and comfortable, no problems there. However, the walls were really thin. I could hear entire conversations through the wall and it wasn't as if they were yelling. I could also hear every word being said on their television. I was lucky that they went to sleep at a reasonable time. If they had been night owls, I would not have been able to sleep. Not sure I would stay here again for that reason alone.
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Dee_in_DE
Hockessin, Delaware
20657
Reviewed 5 days ago
We booked a block of rooms for my son's wedding. The elevator did not work for the entire time we were there (4 days). Housekeeping was marginal. The night of the wedding, Housekeeping did not refresh my room. So no towels when we arrived back to the hotel at midnight. The hotel charges for potential damages and incidentals ahead of time. I have not seen a credit yet since there were no damages or incidentals. NEVER STAY HERE! I am sorry our friends and family had to go through this. I asked for a room away from the busy street. Guess where they put me...right on the street where I could enjoy the truck traffic all night.
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jellyapple2002
20
Reviewed 1 week ago
A very comfortable stay. Everything is right there.. You have shopping, dining, movies, free parking. Everything is so accessible. For the money, you can't beat the location or the great service! I'd Its literally right off 29 South. Very easy to get there.
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ChamL
Lynchburg, Virginia
367152
Reviewed 1 week ago
I don't know where to start with negatives about this property. The first thing is the entrance is very tricky as regards traffic flow, then I stood in line for 20 minutes to be checked into my room. The room was marginal but smelled old. I understood there was shuttle service but that was a joke, the shuttle driver smirked when I asked about the service, there basically was no service. The final insult was the lobby bar closed at 10:00. I will never stay here again and suggest you do not stay here.
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omgitscodyy
Washington DC, District of Columbia
32
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Where to begin with the worst hotel experience of my life. I booked the Holiday Inn for my wedding block for September 2018 then booked five nights before our wedding. They charged $169 a night for the block and messed up just about everything imaginable. First, they only gave us 10 rooms instead of the 20 we requested, even though we had a signed contract sating otherwise. Then, once that got sorted out, our guests couldn't use the online booking feature, resulting in them calling the hotel. We got a unprofessional and terse note from the front desk asking us to stop having our guest call because of "how busy they are" even though that is their job and the link never fully worked. We complained to the hotel and they refused to comp our room (despite us staying 5 nights and filling out the block) but offered a room upgrade and for the kitchen to make us something special. Well, I had to complain the day of check-in for that room upgrade which they resentfully gave us and we got nothing from the kitchen because they forgot. We also had welcome bags that were not given out to guests as they came in. The only bright spot was our booking hotel block contact Madalyn who did the best she could but even she couldn't get the hotel straightened out. She was the only one that actually cares in the whole organization.

It should also be noted that the hotel itself is starting to really show its age - musty smells in the room, peeling paint and spotty carpets, and the worst service I have ever seen. The breakfast is not included and I don't recommend eating there anyway. I will never be back and I am telling everyone I can to stay far, far away.
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Response from IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Charlottesville - University Area
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello omgitscodyy, Thanks for taking the time to write a review of the property. It is very unfortunate that you were faced with many challenges from reservations to the hotel accommodation and level of service received. We are very sorry for we failed to make your memorable celebration more worthwhile. We take comments such as these seriously and would like to follow up with you. I have sent you a private message in an effort to obtain more information. I look forward to hearing back from you very soon. Best Regards, John O Case Manager IHGService
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About
Description
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Charlottesville Hotel- University Area and Conference Center. Our hotel is conveniently located on (Route 29) Emmet Street. The University of Virginia is located within one mile of More the hotel. Nearby attractions include the University of Virginia, Monticello, Ashlawn-Highland, Wineries, Michie Tavern, Montpelier, and various boutique shops and galleries. Nearby companies and government offices include State Farm Regional Office, GE -Fanuc, Northrop Grumman, Lexi-Nexis, Klockner, Sprint, PRA, National Ground Intelligence Center, J.A.G. School, UVA Health Systems, and Biotage Technologies. Our newly renovated, spacious rooms include free high speed wireless Internet. We also offer a business center, fitness facility, pay per view movies, coffee/ tea makers, room service, guest laundry, free USA Today on the weekdays and complimentary shuttle service to the Charlottesville Airport. During your stay we invite you to dine at our Lobby Cafe'. We are the ideal location for your wedding, banquet, meeting or any special event. The Holiday Inn University area offers facilities to accommodate up to 300 people, with over 4,900 square feet of meeting space. Let our expert staff work for you in accommodating your every need. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Room Service
Restaurant
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Microwave
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Self-Serve Laundry
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair Access
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Contact Information
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
170
Price range
US$93 - US$231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Holiday Inn Charlottesville - University Area Hotel Charlottesville
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Holiday Inn University Area
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Charlottesville Holiday Inn
Location
United States > Virginia > Charlottesville
Hotel class
Contact Information
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
170
Price range
US$93 - US$231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Holiday Inn Charlottesville - University Area Hotel Charlottesville
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Holiday Inn University Area
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Charlottesville Holiday Inn
Location
United States > Virginia > Charlottesville
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Squam66
6 August 2017|
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I don't know. Try MapQuest or Google Maps.
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Jenna M
27 January 2016|
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I have no idea, call the hotel
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27 July 2015|
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Response from Del S | Property representative |
Thanks for your inquiry. Parking is complimentary for guests on the night they are staying in the hotel. Our shuttle service is also complimentary for guests when staying at the hotel.
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"Avoid this hotel"
Dee_in_DE
5 days ago
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"Don't go here"
ChamL
1 week ago
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"Avoid at all costs, especially with a wedding block"
omgitscodyy
4 weeks ago
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"Any room will do!"
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19 Sep 2018
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