Omni Hotel in Charlottesville, VA

July 20, 2012

Though flying is right out during “no fly July,” driving to Charlottesville to see wilco is OK. We joined some dear friends for an evening in the hook, a great concert and some memorable food at Citizen Burger (which has a decent bar) and Mas Tapas (which stays open until 1am).

Sadly, the Omni in Charlottesville is an Omni. Just like the one in Atlanta. These hotels were designed in the ’70s and feel like Hyatts. They all have the strange triangle design with rooms overlooking a triangular cavernous lobby that smells of chlorine. But the Omni is on the downtown mall and walking distance to the Pavilion and it has a small crowded pool that is almost refreshing on a hot summer day.

Uninspired rooms stick to hotel standards worldwide. The widow at the end of the room (number 414) overlooks the lobby.

The bed dominates the room and pays homage to the TV.

The lobby as seen from the room window.

Nice ’70s architecture.

The bathrooms are the problem. Small, cramped and crummy. Don’t even think about sharing this bathroom. And yes, plastic showers.

non-luxurious towel pile. Curvy shower rod over tub.

Flourescent lighting tops it all off.

So stay at the Omni only because its location rocks, wilco is great, and everyone else is staying there already. Three shower heads and a wish for a real boutique hotel in Charlottesville.

One Response to “Omni Hotel in Charlottesville, VA”

  1. […] went to see wilco in Charlottesville this week with Bill and Em and Steve and Celeste.  Great show.  The Pavilion is a nice venue and […]

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