Unique yet understated design reflects the campus culture and local history
Convenient access to downtown, just a mile away, and steps from the UVA grounds
Free bikes, in kicky orange and complete with baskets, make for fun exploring
The Sheepdog coffee shop offers La Colombe coffee and pressed juices from the Juice Laundry, as well as cider donuts and artisanal breads, cheeses and honey
What To Know
The hotel is in the final stages of a renovation; some kinks are still being ironed out
The rooftop restaurant is scheduled to open in early 2016; there’s no on-site bar
Parking costs $7 per day; there’s no self-parking
Parking on site
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Handsome, college-inspired digs with modern amenities just steps from the University of Virginia
Talk about too cool for school. It’s hard to top the beautifully curated style brimming from this 135-room property, located just steps from the University of Virginia. A former budget hotel, the space has been beautifully transformed, starting with the eye-catching lobby, which is anchored by a card catalog turned check-in desk that also houses a vintage train display. On the second floor a decked-out game room with ping-pong and shuffleboard tables and an outdoor television invites laid-back lounging. The airy rooms and suites, meanwhile, feature unique decor that makes clever references to UVA and Charlottesville culture, from a vintage print of a raven (Edgar Allan Poe once attended the university) to the Wahoo sculptures hanging above the beds, a wink to the popular nickname of the school’s teams. A rooftop restaurant is in the works, scheduled to open in early 2016, but until then there’s the Sheepdog coffee shop in the lobby, which offers La Colombe coffee and pressed juices from the Juice Laundry, as well as cider donuts and artisanal breads, cheeses and honey.
In the Area
A history lesson sure to delight wine lovers can be found along the nearby Monticello Wine Trail, which features some of the best vineyards in Virginia’s exploding wine industry. Grab a picnic lunch of local cheese and charcuterie at the Salt artisanal market; a fitting spot to start tasting is at