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by Davis Murphy last modified Jul 30, 2014 by Dong-Chan Kim


The City of Charlottesville is located in west Central Virginia, approximately 100 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. and 70 miles northwest of Richmond, Virginia at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

The meeting will be held at the NRAO Headquarters at 520 Edgemont Road on the grounds of the University of Virginia.  Two of the hotels are 1.4 miles from NRAO (walking distance) across the grounds.  The Residence Inn is 2 miles from NRAO. Attendees are encouraged to carpool, ride the free trolley or walk.  Limited parking is available.


Charlottesville is accessible via the Charlottesville Airport (CHO).  Washington Dulles and Richmond International Airports are within 100 miles each.  In addition, Amtrak runs daily trains from Washington, DC and New York City.

Directions from hotels to NRAO


Hotel Accommodations

Courtyard Marriott University Medical Center
1201 West Main Street · Charlottesville, Virginia  22903

A newly-renovated, non-smoking hotel, the Courtyard Marriott is in the “Corner District” of Charlottesville near the University of Virginia and many restaurants, shops and bars. Each room features free Wi-Fi, 32” flat-screen TVs, and upscale bedding.  Parking is free for guests as well. There is a Bistro onsite which offers breakfast and dinner, and beverages from Starbucks and a full bar. In addition, there is a heated indoor pool, whirlpool, and fitness room.

Rates: $169/night, king

Group rates are guaranteed until August 1, 2014.

Note: They do not have any availability for Friday, September 5, 2014. You must check out on or before that day.

To make a room registration:

Call In:  Individual attendees may call the Hotel directly at 434-977-2600 or Courtyard by Marriott Central Reservations at 1-800-321-2211.  All reservations must be guaranteed with a valid credit card or accompanied by a first night room deposit. In order to receive your group’s special discounted rate, individuals are asked to mention NRAO when making their reservations.

Online: To book online use this link:


Red Roof Inn Charlottesville - Univ of Virginia
1309 West Main Street Charlottesville, VA 22903 

Located next-door to the Courtyard Marriott, they offer flat screen TV's in all rooms and free parking.

Rates:  Doubles $79.00/night for September 1-4 & $109.99/night for September 5.

Group rates are guaranteed until August 11, 2014.

To make a room reservation:

Call in: Call 434-295-4333 or 1-800-RED-ROOF (800-733-7663) and refer to the Block Name MegaSAGE group rate. Please also mention the arrival date of 9/1/2014.


Residence Inn Marriott
1111M Millmont Street Charlottesville, VA 22903 

The newly renovated Residence Inn Charlottesville, VA hotel is conveniently located just behind the Barracks Road Shopping Center. Guests feel at home in our suites that offer separate living, sleeping and dining areas. Each suite features fully-equipped kitchens, pullout sofa beds, a 42" flat screen TV, a large desk, and complimentary internet access. Enjoy free daily hot breakfast buffet, social hours, and 24 hour access to the hotel’s updated fitness center.

Rates:  $134/night + tax.

Group rates are guaranteed until August 11, 2014.

To make a room reservation:

Call 800-331-3131 and Ask for the NRAO group rate.

Online: Book using the group rate: NRAO Group - Sept2014