The English Inn

2000 Morton Drive, Charlottesville, Virginia, 22903, United States | Hotel
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This hotel, located on 2000 Morton Drive, Charlottesville, is near University of Virginia, Downtown Pedestrian Mall, Virginia Discovery Museum, and The Glass Palette - Interactive Glass Art Studio.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsThe English Inn Charlottesville

    Reviewed by nickvicjohn

    Decent little place

    Reviewed May 31, 2013
    by (4 reviews) Sheffield , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Friendly staff, good location (fairly long walk to the centre but not too bad) quiet. pool and a little room with some gym equipment in it. Not bad for a few nights stay.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Historical Traveler Reviews The English Inn Charlottesville

    Great Price, Location, Etc.

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    This hotel was a very pleasant one to stay in while spending a few days in Charlottesville. If you are looking for somewhere right in the historic district or right by the UVA campus, this probably isn't the best location (although it is a very short, easy drive to both areas); however, for me who spent a lot of my childhood near Charlottesville so knew where major shopping centers, backroads, etc. are, this was a very central and extremely accessible location. It is located right by one of the premium C-ville shopping centers, Barracks Road, but it is very quiet and has views of a nice wooded area (including some pretty mimosa trees).

    I didn't want to stay in a big-name chain hotel for this trip, yet I wasn't willing or able to pay high prices for the more quaint locales. This was the perfect medium for my needs. With my AAA discount, the base price was about 82 dollars. As for the room we got for that price, it was decorated much like the nicer of the big chain hotels. Our room was more like a suite, so the foyer area was actually a little living room with its own tv and pull-out couch. There was also a little kitchenette area with a sink, fridge, and microwave. The tv in the bedroom area was a bit lacking in reception clarity, but that could've been solved by adjusting the cable (which I never bothered to do). The bathroom was roomier than most and the shower was great in that the water heated up very, very quickly and the pressure was excellent...plus the shower curtain rod was one of those that curves outward, so it appears to give you a little more room, which is always nice.

    The common areas of the hotel were quite nice. The lobby was very beautiful with a sunken sitting area complete with fireplace (cutely decorated with christmas lights during our summer stay to look like there is a twinkling of fire in there), and the whole atmosphere is, indeed, that of an old English inn. By the desk there is an offering of mini-menus of the local restaurants, which was helpful. The complimentary breakfast was much more than most, with an assortment of really tasty hot food (I recommend the biscuits and gravy and the sausage links). There is also cereal, english muffins, bagels, toast, juices, etc. The only thing there that was lacking was the scrambled eggs...our first morning they were a little runny, the second morning they were a bit dry. There is a very nice looking indoor pool at the hotel as well, though we didn't get a chance to use it.

    All in all, this was a very nice place to stay

    Just ok

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    First, the good news - really nice rooms. Nice size, clean and nice extras like fridge and microwave. Not so good news - surprisingly unwelcoming, bothered, unhelpful, disinterested staff. We were especially distressed when we witnessed the least hospitable front desk clerk training two others. The breakfast was stunningly bad and the rate was a bit high. If the service had been better, I would recommend the Inn but there are many other places to stay that are more convenient to downtown and campus, similarly priced with a more welcoming staff. Shop around.

    Very nice hotel

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    A very nice hotel. great breakfast and pool. Stayed one night and it was very cozy and quiet with oversize rooms, I wish we could have stayed longer. The pool got closed when we got there for a few hours due to an underwater light being knocked out. Went to the front desk and the staff was very helpfull. The kids had spent all day in the car and were looking forward to the pool. This hotel has privilages at a large local atheltic club up the road and he sent us there to use that pool. That huge place was great and the kids had fun. After we had supper and went back to the hotel, the pool was fixed and we went swimming again. The pool was very warm, more like a spa, very relaxing. I would stay there again, great bargain.

    Nice Hotel

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    The hotel was great! Clean rooms! Nice indoor pool! But they need to work on the staff! When we checked in the girl working.. ashley I think.. was not very helpful and never smiled. Later, after checking in, we asked her opinion on where to eat dinner. She was sitting down and said there's a rack over there of restaraunts. The next morning a man was working and was very nice and pleasant! I am the manager of a hotel and definatly would not want my staff behaving the way the night shift treated me!

    Our Favorite

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    We love the English Inn and stay here every time (unless it is booked) we visit Charlottesville - several times a year. The suites are perfect for a family, the breakfast goes beyond the standard bagels and doughnuts, the pool is large, the lobby is cozy and comfortable, and the staff is friendly and helpful. Plus there is now a traffic light at the exit so getting out is no longer so difficult.

    Great indoor pool

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    We enjoyed the indoor pool. No matter it was very cold outside, the pool was great. My 1 year old baby liked it a lot.

    Boar's Head for the Common Man

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    With it's faux tudor and English Hunt decor, the English Inn offers a reasonable facsimile of the Boar's Head Inn at a reasonable price.

    Indeed, the English Inn is much more convenient and easier to navigate.

    I found the staff very helpful and the intimate size of the hotel quite manageable, given the great amenities offered. The indoor pool was great, as was the breakfast, and continuous coffee / tea service. A woman travelling alone, I felt quite safe and sound and snug as a bug in a(n English) rug. Would have liked to try the AC/AC privileges, didn't get time. Will definitely return---and hopefully will get a suite.

    Recommend it highly.

    Good Value

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    Stayed 5/23 & 5/24/03. Price is good as is breakfast and staff. Room is ok. Location lacks a little but those with more convenient locations seem to have major parking problems. A left turn across the highway can cause concern about dying of old age before you make it. Structure seems a little past its' glory days.Overall I recommend it & Charlottesville is a lovely place to visit.

    Amazing value

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    The English Inn is a homey retreat in the middle of a great city. From the moment you walk into the lobby you are welcomed by the beautiful floral arrangements and sunken sitting area complete with working fireplace. The suites boast two televisions- one in the comfortable sitting area, complete with sofa, kitchenette table and wet bar with refrigerator. The second TV is located just down the small hallway in the large bedroom. To complete your get-a-way, the English Inn offers a daily hot breakfast buffet at reasonable hours. If you don't want to leave your hotel- there really is no need- you can relax in the year-round indoor swimming pool! The English Inn offers al the comforts of home and then some.

    Very Cozy English Inn

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    English Inn in Charlottesville is a very cozy hotel.

    Whether you are on vacation or a weekend getaway, I recommend English Inn. My family and I enjoyed the cozy lobby with the very cozy fireplace. Around us in the lobby were tables with puzzles, books and coffee always ready and hot. We really enjoyed utilizing their cozy lobby. My children really enjoyed curling up with a book in front of the fireplace. Rooms were very clean and all our needs were met. We enjoyed the indoor pool, exercise room and sauna. Breakfast was excellent also. We could not have asked for more from the English Inn. We have found our "getaway" even for just a night or a couple of days. It's worth it! Very convenient location to many attractions. Many Thanks for our wonderful stay ! We'll be back!

    TripAdvisor Reviews The English Inn Charlottesville

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding
     

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