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Lovely breakfast (toast, assorted breads and canteloupe), good coffee at the South Street Inn.
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Historical Traveler Reviews 200 South Street Inn Charlottesville
I visited this inn last in late August 2005 for a weekend. We paid $185+tax for a room which ended up being room 12 in the third level of the main house.
The reality of the 200 South Street Inn does not match the glossiness and comfort indicated by its web site. It's best understood as a pleasant, homey inn -- the kind you often find in college towns which enjoy a dependable stream of customers (parents, university visitors) and so do not have to vie competitively with top-of-the-line inns.
Very charming in the European way
I disagree with many of the reviews here. I have stayed at the Inn at least twice, the most recent time October 2003 and will again soon. My stays have been excellent. I have never heard a train at night! The place has the cozy lived -in quality of many B+Bs, especially European ones. It definately isn't in shabby shape or dirty. If one wants banal American perfection, a sterilized Mc-environment with state of the art bathrooms, and bag handlers one should stay at the Charlottesville Omni. The location is great for visiting downtown C'ville (in short walking distance) and the young staff people are friendly and helpful in a casual way. It is a small staff so one shouldn't expect hotel-style service.
The train is pretty loud there
We stayed in the 2nd house next door a few months ago. The owner and staff were very friendly. They upgraded our room at no charge because they were not full. The breakfast was very good with an assortment of breads, cakes, pastries, cereals, coffee, juice, etc. They also offer homemade cookies during the day at the front desk and wine and cheese in the afternoon. The part that we didn't like was being woken up in the middle of the night by the train which is just steps from their parking lot. Also, I definitely thought the website made the whole place look much nicer than it really is. The place needs a little work.
My husband and I were guest in early May. We had read some poor reviews so we were a little concerned, but after looking at other B&B websites felt 200 S. St. would be what we would prefer. Our room in the main house on the first floor was handsomely decorated and very comfortable. Most of the other rooms we looked at were lovely as well. The staff were friendly and helpful in every way. The breakfast served included a nice selection of fruits, breads and cereals, juices and excellent coffee. In the afternoon we would come in from our tours to find chilled wine and cheese which we enjoyed on the shaded terrace in their garden. The Inn is in a great location. Just minutes away from Monticello, which is a must see. The nearby trolley takes you on a free ride around town and directly to the University. Restaurants are just steps away! We enjoyed Bang across the street for cocktails at the bar and dinner on the patio. Zocalo on the mall is outstanding too. There is also a wonderful little farmers market to awaken to across the street on weekends.
This Inn is very misrepresented on their web-site. This Inn has dusty falling apart antiques, the room was dirty, especially the bathroom. The sheets felt like they must have been 50 thread count...they felt like sandpaper. Very disappointed! Way too much money for what you get.
Wife and I had a lovely stay at this antebellum establishment. Wine and cheese were served in the afternoon by pleasant staff, who were happy to assist with directions to Monticello (pronounced with a "ch" sound, not a "c" sound as we previously suspected). All in all, a fun weekend getaway!
Would not recommend!
Main property is a bit shabby on the outside and the 2nd house is under renovation. Room was just OK, but not for the price we paid. Dirty dishes from the continental breakfast were left to linger, nor was the only table cleared, while the attendent busied himself with computer games. Although there are 3 sets of stairs which can make luggage handling difficult, no offer of assistance was made. Nothing in the brochure or webpage mentions a train track located 20 yards from the back door with thunderous locomotive traffic day and night! It literally shakes the house! Will definitely not stay here again.
Very Nice and Relaxing
Spacious room with a Fireplace, canopy bed, full bath and large jetted tub. Very nice and friendly staff. Nice common areas and library.
Located just steps away from the bustling downtown of Charlottesville are twin buildings which comprise 200 South Street Inn. The first building was (lower your voice) a former brothel. Now, however, the red light has been extinguished and the welcome mat is out! This delightful setting features 24 rooms (12 in each building) with a charming array of antiques and eclectic decorating - a unique theme in each room. Most beds are sleigh and/or canopy, and many rooms have fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. Don't oversleep and miss breakfast - the breads are their specialty! Bountiful restaurants, shopping and friendly faces in this college town. And while home to the University of Virginia Cavaliers and the influences of Thomas Jefferson - there is nothing "Cavalier" about the way you'll be treated at 200 South Street Inn. The staff is eager to make your stay a pleasure.