This is the place I put up my friends, family and clients. It's centrally located, about 45 minutes to Richmond and 30 to C'Ville. It's in a rural area so not any city noise etc. It's right off Highway 64 so it's a quick on and off and easy to find. It's RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO iHOP! You can eat 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. iHop is a favorite night time stop for the State Highway Patrol and Sheriff's officers, so feel safe!
They recently (within the last year or so) remodeld the lobby, added a gift shop and have a really cool Native American vibe going on. The dining area (where they serve breakfast) is large, comfortable and equipped with wifi. The pool is clean, good sized for family fun, but you can get your laps in too. There are bathrooms off the lobby that are nice - clean. They have a large room you can rent/use for receptions, classes, events. Lots of parking and a covered entrance.
The rooms got a remodel too. Some are fantastic, some have had smokers puffing away so ask for a nonsmoking room rather than assuming. If you get one of the older rooms that hasn't been cleaned or remodeled, ask for a replacement and they'll oblige. The staff has always been good to great - friendly and helpful.
Rates are better if you reserve online. I save from $15 to $30 by reserving online. Joine their loyalty club (Free) and save even more money. It's hard to book a room on weekends there's a football or sports game, and in the spring during UVA's graduation month it's a nightmare. Reserve your room early! Wedding season, graduation and fall school dates tend to fill up fast.
There's a Walmart Supercenter across the road, along with a Wendys, Taco Bell, Arbys, and chicken place. Down the road about 2 miles is a McDonalds, so lots of fast food choices if you like that. But there are also several good restaurants within half a mile or less. I HIGHLY reccommend "Made in Asia" next to Subway and the 24hour gym. EXCELLENT Thai food and very, very reasonable prices. They also have takeout. less