7 Top Hotels in Charlottesville VA

When visiting Charlottesville, VA, there are a number of great hotel options to choose from. Below are some of my top recommendations for hotels in Charlottesville, VA, broken down by location: near Downtown Charlottesville and Outside Charlottesville. Many of the recommendations come from a friend who was a University of Virginia alumni, and who is very familiar with the best hotels in town. 

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Hotels in Downtown Charlottesville

Omni Charlotteville Hotel

The Omni Charlottesville Hotel is very convenient to many Charlottesville attractions. It features an impressive seven-story glassed atrium lobby. It is located right next to the Downtown Mall, which is an outside mall that features many excellent stores and restaurants. It features a sleek and modern decor and lobby that blends history and style with luxury. 

Features: 

  • Wi-fi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Two swimming pools (indoor and outdoor)
  • Fitness center
  • Hot tub
  • Pets are allowed

Distance From: 

  • City Center = 0.5 miles
  • Monticello = 2.3 miles
  • University of Virginia = 1.6 miles
  • Scott Stadium = 1.6 miles

Graduate Charlottesville

Graduate Charlottesvillle is a cute boutique-style hotel with a fun rooftop bar area. It also features a second floor game room. 

Features:

  • Wi-fi
  • Two restaurants on site
  • Bar on site
  • Fitness Center
  • Game Room
  • Pets are allowed

Distance From: 

  • City Center = 1.2 miles
  • Monticello = 3 miles
  • University of Virginia = 1.3 miles
  • Scott Stadium = 0.8 miles

Oakhurst Inn

Oakhurst Inn is a gorgeous property with many historic touches. It also features lovely grounds with gardens, terraces, a solarium, outdoor fireplace and swimming pool. 

Features:

  • Wi-fi
  • Heated saltwater swimming pool
  • Lush outdoor sitting areas
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Gardens
  • Terrace
  • Solarium
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Wellness activities such as yoga classes

Distance From: 

  • City Center = 1.6 miles
  • Monticello = 3.3 miles
  • University of Virginia = 1.4 miles
  • Scott Stadium = 0.3 miles


Inn at Court Square

The Inn at Court Square is a gorgeous historic building with beautiful rooms decorated in historic fashion that will immediately transport you back to the 18th century. It is also in an excellent, prime location right near the Downtown Mall. 

Features: 

  • Continental breakfast
  • Free parking

Distance From: 

  • City Center = 0.2 miles
  • Monticello = 2 miles
  • University of Virginia = 1.8 miles
  • Scott Stadium = 1.9 miles

Boar’s Head Resort

Boar’s Head Resort is a little further afield, but it includes many top notch amenities, including a tennis program, a golf course, miles of walking trails, and gorgeous sprawling grounds. 

Features:

  • Wi-fi
  • Several Restaurants on site
  • Swimming pool
  • Pool bar
  • Picnic area
  • Yoga classes
  • Fitness classes
  • Spa/Wellness Packages, spa facilities
  • Steam room
  • Movie nights
  • Live music events

Distance From: 

  • City Center = 3.8 miles
  • Monticello = 5.6 miles
  • University of Virginia = 2.3 miles
  • Scott Stadium = 2 miles

Hotels Outside Charlottesville

The following hotels are located further outside Charlottesville, however they offer an abundance of amenities and have the added benefit of providing lovely views of the surrounding hills and mountains plus a more tranquil escape from the city. 

The Farmhouse at Veritas

The Farmhouse at Veritas has a lot of history and charm. It was built in July 1839. It is a bed and breakfast that is part of the larger Veritas Vineyards complex. The property includes sprawling fields with sheep grazing and grape vines.

The Veritas Farmhouse has a charming design featuring sitting rooms with large cozy chairs and furniture. The Farmhouse also features a restaurant that is not to be missed. It has a limited nightly seating capacity. which creates a very personal experience. The meals at The Restaurant are pre-planned and feature 4 farm-to-table courses – an appetizer, salad, main course, and dessert. Each of these dishes also features a unique wine pairing to complement the dish. Breakfasts are also offered at The Restaurant for guests of The Farmhouse.

I have eaten at The Restaurant twice, and both experiences featured absolutely delicious and creative dishes, and I highly recommend making reservations to have a meal there. 

Features: 

  • Vineyard
  • Restaurant on site
  • Sunday Brunch
  • One and Four Day Retreats Packages, which include yoga classes, vineyard tours and classes, and an Appalachian Trail hike. 

Distance From: 

  • City Center = 24.9 miles
  • Monticello = 26.3 miles
  • University of Virginia = 21.2 miles
  • Scott Stadium = 21.3 miles

Wintergreen Resort

Wintergreen Resort is another retreat from Charlottesville that offers a great, scenic break from the city. During the Winter, as the name suggests, it is a popular ski resort.

Wintergreen is a great place to visit at other times of the year too, though. I traveled there with friends during July, and the weather was much more mild and less humid compared to areas in Northern Virginia or in the eastern part of the state. We were able to walk to a nearby  overlook with expansive views of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. 

Another benefit of Wintergreen is that it provides easy access to literally dozens of nearby wineries, cideries, and distilleries. 

You can book the resort directly through their website here, but you can also book one of the properties through VRBO and AirBnB. 

Features: 

  • Ski Resort
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Spa
  • Restaurant on site
  • Indoor and Outdoor Swimming Pools
  • Sauna
  • Steam Room
  • Fitness Center
  • Wellness Programs

Distance From: 

  • City Center = 42.3 miles
  • Monticello = 43.6 miles
  • University of Virginia = 38.5 miles
  • Scott Stadium = 38.7 miles


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