We were just vacationers, and I was looking for a little boutique hotel in the the central part of town. As other reviewers have said, the hotel both suffers from the location on a very busy street, and benefits from the location in that it is across from UVA and the hospitals. Walking into the mall really isn't the best thing since you pass through a so-so neighborhood to get to the mall. The free trolley does stop right across the street, though.
I took the TA advice and got a room on the back of the hotel, so there was not a noise problem. The location issue pops up again -- the view from the back is into room of the Marriott. In other words, this is an urban location.
That said, the innkeepers were very friendly and the breakfast was quite good. The room itself was beautiful. However, the bed was very, very hard and uncomfortable. All in all, I would stay here again if I were visiting UVA, but would look around for a less expensive place because the setting is just not as peaceful as this pretty little (and kind of expensive) hotel deserves.
- Also Known As:
- The Dinsmore House Bed And Breakfast
- The Dinsmore House Hotel Charlottesville
- The Dinsmore House Hotel