What Makes Us Different?

What Makes Us Different?

The Townsman is the newest concept among Charlottesville, VA, hotels. In fact, it’s so unique, we call it the unhotel. Our four individually themed rooms give you a one-of-a-kind experience each time you visit. Instead of charging you for things you’ll never use, we’ve pared ourselves down to the essentials: incredible location; beautiful rooms; and great prices. There is no front desk and no staff onsite. Once you book with us, we’ll give you a personal code that grants you access to the hotel and your room. After that, all you have to do is show up. No check-in. No hassles.

Where are you located exactly?

211 West Main Street
Charlottesville, VA
(434) 260-7145

We’re located on Charlottesville’s historical walking mall in between Mudhouse Coffee and the Downtown Grille.

How does the code work?

Our front door and the door to your room will feature a keypad into which you’ll enter your personal code. The code we give you when you book is given to no one else and only works for the duration of your stay.

What services do you offer?

We offer a beautiful room you’ll love in a downtown location that can’t be beat. For those of you traveling for business looking for a cool space to work, we have partnered with the Common House, which is free for our guests.

To keep our prices competitive, we don’t have staff onsite or a front desk. What we do have is an online concierge with recommendations for places to eat, drink, shop, workout, and more. Click below to help you plan your stay and explore Charlottesville.

The Townsman unhotel Charlottesville, VA

Do you have Internet access?

Yes! It’s fiber, fast and free, so bring all of your devices. The Wi-Fi code will be in your room.

Will there be a phone in my room?

We do not have phone service, but the building does have good cell service, so bring your phone and stay connected.

Is there free parking?


What in-room amenities do you offer?

In your room, you’ll find:
Soap and shampoo

On the first-floor landing you’ll find:
A refrigerator available to all guests
Complimentary bottles of water

Is there an elevator?

Like most charming, older buildings, our unhotel is not equipped with an elevator. All of the rooms are walk-ups, accessed by the stairs.

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