The Townsman is unlike your typical hotel. That’s why we call it the unhotel. Poised just above Charlottesville’s bustling Downtown Mall with no staff and no front desk, it feels like a well-kept secret right in the center of all the action. Instead of charging you for things you’ll never use, we’ve pared ourselves down to the essentials: an incredible location; four uniquely-designed rooms; and great prices. 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?

211 West Main Street
Charlottesville, VA

We’re located on Charlottesville’s historical walking mall in between Mudhouse Coffee and Rockfish Brewing Company.

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 located in the middle of a bustling Downtown Mall that’s packed with restaurants, bars, shops, and more.

For exclusive access to a nearby business and social space, we’ve 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. Instead, we’ve put together an Online Concierge, so that you can explore the greater Charlottesville area and discover some of the best places to dine, shop, and relax. Be sure to check out our list of suggestions for local activities, wineries and breweries, and restaurants so you can enjoy less planning and more doing.

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:
Iron and ironing board
L’Occitane bath products

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, The Townsman is not equipped with an elevator. All of our rooms require access via stairs.

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