Comfort Inn Monticello
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"Goin' places with smilin' faces!" The sun had finally come out as we packed our things ready to leave Washington DC. Much like New York it was much easier getting out of the city than it was getting in. We travelled west into steamy Virginia, past Manassas and Centreville to the top of the Skyline Drive, a 110 mile road that winds it's way along …
... e.g. "you're doing great, Keep it up. Wow, Way to go. Or my favorite: "Here, put your foot on my thigh and then you can reach it."
This hike also had a momma bear and her cub. We had an extended viewing time of the mom trying to get the cub out of the tree. Finally, she went up, grabbed the cub's tail and pulled it down.
We had a day of recovery and then went on a five mile loop on a Nature Conservancy trail. Wild life on this trail: ...
"Whoa check out her tits" Dorte pointing out people who were well endowed "Tits obsessed" Kasper naming Dorte. Truth. "Everyone sizes each other up. I did it to you. And I guessed. Kasper does it too" not the truth. But true for her. Trying to make it awkward but it wasn't. ...
We done a day trip to the historic village of Harpers Ferry which borders 3 states. A great little place for lunch and packed with tourists.
The next day we took a quick ride up to West Virginia so I could tick another state off on my bike then we headed for Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive.
Had an amazing ride along the ridge of the mountains with stunning fall scenery. Even saw a couple of baby bears in a tree which caused the usual 'bear jam'. ...
Today we went to Charlottesville and took our first look at the shops. This was good because they were all air conditioned which is useful being in a heat index of 104 F (40 C) which is a combination of the heat and humidity. In Culpeper there is a heat advisory today, and tomorrow there is an excessive heat warning as its getting so hot!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Comfort Inn Monticello Charlottesville
We were extremely pleased with the overall experience at this Comfort Inn. The staff were very pleasant and helpful, making us feel comfortable. The room was pleasant and clean, and the pool area was well maintained. The continental breakfast was very good. The price was reasonable. We would definitely return here if we visit the Charlottesville area again.
Nice Place to Stay
The Comfort Inn - Montecello was a clean and comfortable motel with a friendly staff. The motel is located on the outskirts of Charlottesville, VA within a 5 mile drive of the Thomas Jefferson home. The staff said this motel was a Ramada until early in 2005 when the property was completely renovated and changed to Comfort Inn. The room was clean and quite ... new carpet, bedding, furniture and bathroom fixtures made this older inn seem like a new facility. They have a standard but well stocked breakfast, a large/clean pool and a small exercise room with 3 pieces of stationary equipment. I stayed here in July 2005 and would stay here again.
Comfort Inn Monticello-great staff
I just spent 3 nights at the Comfort Inn Monticello in Charlottesville, VA. I must say, every single staff member I encountered went out of their way to help me. If I didn't need help, they were just all out pleasant and friendly.
I travel almost every week for work or pleasure and it gets tiring at times. It was wonderful to have such nice people taking care of me this weekend.
The hotel was previously a Ramada and they have done some remodeling. It was clean and I felt safe. If you're in the area, it's a must stay hotel!!!
Convenient but steep
It was okay. The room was okay sized and clean enough, but it was musty smelling. The continential breakfast was fine. And it was very close to Monticello (five minutes) and easy to find off the interstate. The front desk tried to be helpful, although our wake up call never came. This was the first night of a week long trip and the price was steeper than any others, including a much nicer oceanfront.
When our travel plans took an unexpected turn, my mother and I had to make last minute hotel reservations in Charlottesville, VA. After a few minutes of flustered calls to various hotels, we found availibilty at the "Comfort Inn Monticello". As we drove up to the hotel (conviently located near a freeway, but tucked away enough for the feeling of "seclusion".) its clean appearence reassured us that we had made the right choice. The lady at the front desk was extremely polite, and, after learning that we had not yet had dinner, she handed us a list of nearby restaurants. Once we went to our room we were pleasantly surprised to find it clean and well-sized. Unfortunately, I was not so pleased with the bathroom, as the toilet seat was cracked and dirty, and the shower had some hair in it-EWW! Also, the walls are not sound proof, so thumping footsteps and loud voices are easily heard. Still, since we just needed a place to rest, we decided to ignore these issues. In the morning, the continental breakfast was larger than most, and had plenty of tables to sit at.
In the end, I would recommend this hotel as a perfect place to stop if you just need a clean place to stay before getting back on the road. Despite minor issues, if I ever were in the area again, I would have no problem returning.
Handy location, quiet and comfortable !
I stayed here for 1 night and found the room to be very clean and comfortable, with a coffee maker and FREE Internet access. The staff were friendly, and the manager especially helpful trying to resolve my Internet access problem (MY fault, not theirs !). The hotel is right next to I-64, and as it is set away from the connecting access road it is EXTREMELY QUITE and peaceful ! However, it is very isolated so there are no nearby amenities (so you would have to drive for eating-out etc). The rooms are set along long corridors, so access to your vehicle can be lengthy. In short, an ideal stopping place for easy-access, comfort and cleanliness and it was VERY good value !
really nice and clean room, with high speed internet.
you need car. it would be better if the breakfast is not only cereal, donut and bagels everyday.
Great hotel, great staff
We stayed here one night then checked out to do some sight-seeing. At the end of the day, we decided to stay in Charlottesville again and went back to The Ramada. They just had a couple rooms left and the staff went out of their way to get us the kind of room we needed. We would definately stay here again.
The Ramada is the the place to stay in Monticello
My husband and I just stayed at the Ramada Inn last week...It has just been remodeled in the last month and was just great..The people from the manager to all the staff were very helpful in anything we asked them...the continental breakfast was great..and was kept fully filled and very clean..
It was very convenient to all the attractions in Monticello...
We would certainly stay there again if we visited the area again...
Excellent service High Speed Internet was available
We stayed at this hotel for one night in early July. A coupon for this hotel was in a discount hotel guide and we choose this place based on price and the fact that it had a laundry. Unfortunately the hotel didn't take the coupon at face value although this may have been because we didn't meet all the conditions (weekend stay).
The service at this hotel was excellent. We were given a room close to the laundry and the head housekeeper made extra sure that our room was clean. The room was clean and had a high speed internet connection for laptops. We actually had a chance to use the pool which was quite nice and looked after.
The complimentary continental breakfast was better then most.
The only downside was that the laundry dryer was a bit underpowered although we were told that new machines were going to be installed just after we left. The hotel is also fairly remote if you like walking to restaurants. Having said that there are plenty of places to eat only a short drive away.
This hotel also needs to update it's profile on Expedia. There are no photos on Expedia and no mention of the high speed internet service.
All in all I'd recommend this place for it's good service, excellent pool, and high speed internet service.