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Nia drove us from Asheville to Charlotte today. The countryside is beautiful with trees turning autumn shades and some great panoramic views through the mountains. We arrived at the hotel to check emails and write up some of our visit notes. Late afternoon we met Amber Burke, Centre Director at Velocity Sports Performance in Charlotte. Amber, who …
This is a great place to visit for the entire family. Full of history and fun. Monticello is the home of Thomas Jefferson. It sits on a hill above the University of Virginia which he founded. He is also buried there in the family cemetary at the foot of the property.
We left Charlotte around 8am with our shortest drive yet, ~7 hours if straight through. The drive up I77 has been beautiful through the mountains but the kids had a rough morning, they were probably tired. We stopped for lunch in Roanoke Virginia and checked out the second biggest man made star and a great overlook of Roanoke valley! Afternoon has been better and less than 160 miles to Baltimore! So far 1610 miles + (we started the odometer in Brenham, TX) and 9 ...
... she already knew).
Around midnight I heard lots of yelling and exclamations. Shortly thereafter,Betsy walked in with the cash spilling out of her pocket. She was the big winner! The wives of the men, who I met the next weekend at a joint family camping trip, were all thrilled to have a woman beat their husbands. Several of them said, "you know, our husbands are really competitive." I just smiled and said, "you haven't met Betsy, have you?."
... 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: ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Omni Charlottesville
Nice hotel with free parking in probably the best location in Charlottesville. On the downtown mall and 20 min walk ( or 3 min drive) to university. Staff was pleasant and helpful and room was spacious and nicely appointed.
My husband and I choose the hotel fro it's name and we had our room updated to a suite for the weekend stay. I was Very Disappointed once we walked in the room, I had thought the suite would have been one large room not two separate (the suite consited of an ajoining room with sitting area and bathroom). The decor was horribly outdated, I was almost mad of the appearance. The service we had was fine the rooms itself was awful. If you are looking for a nice hotel to stay in this is not it. Try the Boars Head Inn....
Great home away from home
I have stayed at the Omni for two weeks in late June for each of the last three years. Each stay has been excellent!
Not 4 Star Hotel
Not the 4 star hotel listed in AAA. We were givena hotel room above the pool. Smell of chlorine wasgoing through the air condition vent. They did makearrangements for another room. The 2nd room wasmuch smaller, and had a musty smell. The room hadan air purifer plugged in to clear up the musty odor, but definately not a 4 star room. Very disappointedin accommodations. Would not stay there again!!
Good place, great location
The Omni is a pleasant, if unremarkable, establishment. Pluses include its cheerful, accomodating staff, an ideal location at one end of Charlottesville's charming downtown pedestrian mall and free on-site guest parking. Minuses: We overheard conversations (not shouting) from an adjoining suite, and the breakfast buffet offered as part of our weekend package was just OK. Request a room with a view of the atrium, the mall or the Blue Ridge mountains.
Wonderful "Get Away" weekend
Could not have asked for better accomodations. Service, food and location were excellent. Thanks, Omni for a wonderful experience.
"Stay Somewhere Else" is insane. My room was perfect. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Food was excellent. Coming to C'ville? Stay here!
Friendly staff, excellent decor. Could never get the ac / heat to work in the room, but luckily didn't need it. Breakfast buffet pretty decent. Based on the excellent rate received, it's definitely a good deal.
I dont know what that other person had experienced but we just loved it. All the friendly people who worked there, you just know they love the job. From the housekeepers to the desk, just simply awesome...the other surrounding hotels would not even come close..do not stay at any other hotel..close to downtown mall, walking distance to rest. theater, and even an iceskating rink. The free trolley was perfect to tour the area, and it is 15 minutes from Monticello. Please dont listen to that other comment...go visit them
Stay Somewhere Else
The Omni Charlottesville is not one of the properties to uphold the Omni name. Given the reputation of the chain, the service is horrible and the dining is worse. The non-smoking room we were given smelled like smoke with a bit of air-freshener sprayed over the top of it. When we asked to move rooms (my wife is very allergic to smoke), we were told that we were already in a non-smoking room and our request was denied.
If you are coming to C'ville, stay somewhere else.