Fairhaven Guesthouse puts you within a 10-minute drive of Virginia Discovery Museum and Downtown Mall. Free perks include continental breakfast, WiFi, and self parking. Also, Monticello and Rotunda are within a short drive.
Pros: Proprietors very friendly. Nice offering of self-made breakfast - eggs, local bread, fruits and jams.
Pros: The owner was friendlyCons: I did not realize it was a bed and breakfast in someone's house. We drove around for about a hour trying to figure out where our hotel was because the address was in a residential district with no sign.
This was just like staying at my house. While that might sound like a good thing, I too live in and older house in some need of updating and in a working class neighborhood well away from the center of things. That's why I don't plan on opening the place as a B and B anytime soon.Pros: Owner, Ravan, was nice and helpful when I decided at the last minute to bring family.Cons: Location. Room size. Room smell. Breakfast. Constant harping about payment in cash.
In a neighborhood near downtown Charlottesville. Nice place if you are up for meeting people while traveling, but if you want to be alone, go to a hotel. The couple that owns the place were very nice.Pros: Not a hotel and not a B&B, just a nice couple renting out some beds.Cons: The couple that were next door to the room where I was sleeping were up during all hours and not courteous, even at 3 am they acted like they were the only ones in the place :/ This isn't the owners fault.
Fairhaven is home away from home. They have thought of everything. Hosts, Flayme and Raven, are delightful and very accomodating. It was my daughter's birthday and they put lovely potted plants in our room to bring joy and color to an otherwise very cold evening. You will fall asleep immediately as the mattress is very good. Good neighborhood so limited noise from street. Other guests were fun and like minds. We have already arranged for a future stay. We highly recommend.Pros: We had a wonderful experience. Much better than the other guest house/hostel in Charlottsville. Accomodations were perfect. Hosts were delightful. Other guests were fun. We have already arranged for future stay. We highly recommend Fairhaven.Cons: Zero complaints or concerns.