Boars Head Resort
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Boars Head Resort in Charlottesville, you’ll be convenient to Birdwood Golf Course and University of Virginia. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Davenport Field and John Paul Jones Arena.
Make yourself at home in one of the 175 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have bathtubs or showers and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and coffee/tea makers, as well as phones with free local calls.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Enjoy recreational amenities such as a health club and an outdoor pool. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting/childcare (surcharge), and gift shops/newsstands.
Food & Drink
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel’s room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Planning an event in Charlottesville? This hotel has 22000 square feet (2044 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center and meeting rooms. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary at scheduled times.
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There was a lot to like, a few things to dislike that would benefit from attention but didn't detract measurably from the overall experience. This is a beautiful venue with generally excellent facilities; clean and very comfortable...except for the desk chair. It was terribly UNcomfortable! Loved the beds and spacious ADA room; but why is it the farthest one from the elevator?
Food was great in the restaurant; particularly enjoyed shrimp and grits for dinner as well as the bacon for breakfast.
Service was excellent; particularly bell and valet parking staff.
Disappointing was the lack of available staff on weekends for massage and laundry. I would think that weekends would be busy and demand for the services high at those times. Also the fact that there were stairs, no elevator to a suite wasn't prominently mentioned when reserving on line. Didn't find out until valet staff pointed that out when we first arrived (noticing my walker). Fortunately there was another room available.
Overall though rates a favorable recommendation.
I expected so much more from this resort. We stayed in the Jefferson Suite and what I assumed would be a luxurious experience turned out to be average at best. For the price we paid (over $700 per night), I was completely underwhelmed. The suite was drafty, outdated and looked like things hadn't been changed in about 30 years.
The suite was not cozy. It had a small couch, and an uncomfortable chair (with no ottoman) next to it. The bathroom did not have a built in fan, so after taking a shower, the entire room is steamed up.Upon arrival we found wrappers and garbage under one of the beds - obviously the maids don't bother to even look under them.
The maid left her checklist and a Styrofoam empty cup on the desk where our "welcome tablet" was. Hardly a nice welcome when the maid can't bother to take out her garbage. I told the lady at the front desk about the wrappers and the cup and she just grimaced - no "wow I'm sorry" nothing.
Don't bother with the spa. They do not have an indoor hot tub. The only hot tub is outside, looks old and clearly is for use for the entire resort - not private to the spa. After having a massage, I expect to be able to sit in a hot tub - and preferably one just for women, not some shared hot tub with entire resort. Their waiting area is a completely open, vaulted area. when I went to relax prior to my service, there were women in there gabbing away and everything was echoing.. The only other waiting area was a small cold room with "snacks". The snacks consisted of stale pretzels that had not been replaced in what looked to be about a month. I had the unfortunate experience of being put in the room closest to the waiting area. Common sense would tell you to have a door separating the spa rooms from the waiting areas - well no one has figured this out. So as I was trying to relax, I heard several loud conversations right outside my door and the clanking from the snack jar. It was not the relaxing spa experience I was hoping for. Find a spa offsite somewhere else, because this one is completely underwhelming.
The outdoor walking paths were nice, and we played tennis at the club. Those were the best parts of our trip. Honestly, I felt more comfortable at the Hilton Garden Inn in Charlottesville. How sad is that? You do not get what you pay for at this place. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be many other options for "resorts" in the area.
We came for a gathering and to visit dear friends who are members. Our stay was very comfortable and we had a lovely time . We look forward to staying again in the future. Our friends Jim and Amanda Daniero always speak so well of their club and We are so glad we got a chance to see it first hand?