We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Excel Inn & Suites

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Management photos
Excel Inn & Suites
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"]},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

146 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
There are newer reviews for Excel Inn & Suites
See the most recent reviews
Showing 143: English reviews
Cincinnati
Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for an acceptable, inexpensive motel close to the UVA campus, this is the place for you. It is steps away from UVA. The room was small and very dark. It is supposed to be updated but I think all they did was add a new layer of dark paint and new flooring. The furniture was pretty...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank KenwoodTraveler
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Reviewed 15 November 2015

The room we had was basic. The owner’s have done a lot of work to bring this motel up-to-date. For that, we applaud them. They would do well to put towel bars in the bathroom…there was no place to hang our towels for reuse.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank FrequentTraveler696
Wrea Green, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2015

Very good bedroom which was larger than the normal one offered on rest of my tour across the east USA . The bedroom was quite narrow e.g. couldn’t walk down room if door open. I slept well as offset from the road but there was chaos at 6.45 possibly because of delivery but no one slept through it. Adequate breakfast.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Larry M
Reviewed 9 October 2015

Great stay at this hotel. It was an Excellent value. They have done an impressive job renovating. New bathroom, new carpet, comfortable mattresses, modern look. And they are convenient to UVA and the Historic Downtown. Breakfast did include eggs in addition to waffle maker, cereal, bagels, pastries, yogurt, fruit, juices, coffee, etc. They had a business center but I did...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank LoveLife75
Zanesville, Ohio, United States
Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

One of the most affordable hotels in the area where many are $150+ per night. Not far from a large selection of restaurants and the UVA campus. We were in room 24 and it was very quiet even though hotel is near the road. Beds were comfortable and water pressure good.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jamie M
Charlotte, NC
Reviewed 1 October 2015

I stayed here last night and although it’s not fancy, it definitely gets the job done. It’s about a mile from “The Corner” and right on the UVA school grounds so you’re close to it all if that’s what you’re looking for. It’s a motel style and older but modern amenities have been added. The walls are newly painted. The...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Anu M
Ohio
Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

A friend became very ill in Charlottesville VA. I drove her daughter there to be with her. Hotels in the area are very over priced especially on UVA campus. This is a small inn located about a mile from the hospital. Simple, clean, no real amenities. But I found service to be very good. The staff was kind, and the...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Pizzagirl542
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Reviewed 28 August 2015

This hotel has had a recent update. It's still an old school layout with tiny bathrooms, but the decor reminds me of budget hotels in Europe with modern, but no frills design. The beds were comfortable and linens in good condition. The cleaning staff had done a great job. Breakfast was very basic with the ubiquitous Belgian waffle maker. Nobody...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Patrick G
Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 26 August 2015

I was in Charlottesville for a night just to visit UVA. The hotel is well located, about 5 minutes walking to The Lawn. The room was big and comfortable with two queen beds. The bathroom was small but clean. The breakfast was very simple but I was not expecting anything great so it was fine. Everything correct for a motel.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Isabela89
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

Had two nights here, staff were very nice and the manager made us very welcome and let us check in early. Room was a bit small and so was bed but we coped. It was clean and convenient for downtown, probably a mile walk but there's a free shuttle which you can get over the road. It takes you right...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Claire T

34 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (14)
Viewed
Room/Suite (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (9)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (20)
Viewed
Room/Suite (8)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (7)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Charlottesville hotels
0.2 km away
Cavalier Inn at the University of Virginia
Cavalier Inn at the University o...
#27 of 35 in Charlottesville
477 reviews
2.2 km away
Red Roof Inn Charlottesville
Red Roof Inn Charlottesville
#26 of 35 in Charlottesville
172 reviews
1.2 km away
Courtyard Charlottesville - University Medical Center
Courtyard Charlottesville - Univ...
#22 of 35 in Charlottesville
155 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
3.4 km away
Sleep Inn & Suites Monticello
Sleep Inn & Suites Monticello
#16 of 35 in Charlottesville
235 reviews
1.4 km away
Hampton Inn and Suites Charlottesville - At The University
Hampton Inn and Suites Charlotte...
#4 of 35 in Charlottesville
687 reviews
2.2 km away
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Charlottesville - UVA, VA
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson,...
#18 of 35 in Charlottesville
62 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located at the University of Virginia, we at Excel Inn & Suites (formerly Budget Inn Charlottesville) welcome you to Charlottesville and Central Virginia! Our central location is ideal walking distance to University of Virginia (Rotunda, Grounds and The Corner), JPJ (John Paul Jones) Arena, Scott Stadium, Klockner Stadium and Barracks Road Shops and Dining. A short drive will place you at Monticello, Ash Lawn, Michie Tavern, Vineyards and Historic Downtown Mall. The University of Virginia Hospital and medical facilities are a short dive distance. Our Excel Inn & Suites is a SMOKE-FREE facility offering Standard and Suite room types. Complimentary to our guests...Hot Continental Breakfast w/ Waflles, Coffee and Computer Lounge. In room amenties include LDC TV w/ cable, USB charge station, free Local & Long Distance Calls (USA & Canada), Microwave / Fridge, Iron & Iron board, Safe and Hair Dryer. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Excel Inn & Suites

Address: 140 Emmet St N, Charlottesville, VA 22903-1729 (Formerly Budget Inn)
Region: United States > Virginia > Charlottesville
Price Range: €60 - €218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Excel Inn & Suites 2*
Number of rooms: 32
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia and Hotels.com so you can book your Excel Inn & Suites reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Budget Hotel Charlottesville
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Excel Inn & Suites staff and other travellers.
5 questions
Ask a question
cincinnati oh
Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
over a year ago

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Excel Inn & Suites staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“King room, upper floor”
 of 5 bubbles m98cox, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
“ask for ear plugs (or bring ear plugs) if you think the trains will bother you”
 of 5 bubbles daddy00, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room in the 26 to 29 range”
 of 5 bubbles 914martinm, 8 May 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on Emment St. have more traffic noise.”
 of 5 bubbles Hdrake757, 1 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Second floor seemed very quiet, but the stairs are pretty narrow.”
 of 5 bubbles Brad342, 22 Mar 2016 | Read review
5 of 5