Travel and Accommodations



The Charlottesville Albemarle airport (CHO), just eight miles from downtown, offers 50 daily non-stop flights to and from Charlotte, Philadelphia, New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, and Atlanta. For Summit participants, a free private shuttle will be available at peak arrival and departure times to bring you downtown.

Visitors can also fly into Dulles International Airport (IAD) outside Washington, D.C., just over two hours away whether by car, bus or one of the shuttle services serving Albemarle County. Both airports are accessed via Route 29.



The area is also easy to reach by bus or rail, with Amtrak (CVS station) offering daily direct routes (Crescent, Cardinal and Northeast Regional) to New York City’s Penn Station and Union Station in Washington, D.C.

The Amtrak and Greyhound stations are both conveniently located along the free trolley route across from the West Main shopping and dining district between the Downtown Mall and the University of Virginia. The Starlight Express downtown also offers daily bus travel between Charlottesville and NYC.


I-64 and U.S. Route 29 connect in the heart of Albemarle County, and by car, Charlottesville’s footprint is defined by a stretch of I-64 to the south and, to the north, by the upper bypass arcs of U.S. Routes 250 and 29.

Emmet Street (also US Rt. 29) serves as a major north/south path through the heart of city, roughly bisected by a corridor that begins as Ivy Road west of Emmet and becomes University Avenue east of Emmet, leading to West Main/Downtown.

You will not need a car for the Hometown Summit, but should you wish to bring one, parking is available at all three hotels listed above.

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Marriott Residence Inn Charlottesville Downtown


315 West Main Street
Charlottesville, Virginia
(888) 236-2427

The Marriott is across the street from Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall. It boasts fully equipped kitchens, complimentary grocery delivery, free internet, free hot breakfast, free on-site parking, and a fitness center.


You must use this link to book at Tom Tom’s special rate of $199. If you have questions or need help with the link, you may also book by calling reservations directly at 888-236-2427.

Omni Charlottesville


212 Ridge McIntire Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
(434) 971-5500

Adjacent to the historic Downtown Mall, the Omni Charlottesville Hotel blends the area’s unique history with modern luxury. Relax in guest room accommodations featuring contemporary comfort and a host of amenities. This luxury hotel, featuring a seven-story glassed-in atrium, is just 20 minutes from the Charlottesville Airport.

Use the code 45292934031 when booking online to obtain a 15% discount. Note that you must enter this code on the first page of the order form under Loyalty Awards > Corporate Code. If booking by phone, please reference Tom Tom Founders Festival to

Hyatt Place Charlottesville


2100 Bond St
Charlottesville, VA 22901
(434) 995-5200
This new hotel is just 10 minutes’ drive from Charlottesville’s historic Downtown Mall and the University of Virginia, and is within walking distance of the restaurants, shops, and movie theater at Charlottesville’s Stonefield Town Center. Hyatt Place Charlottesville is approximately 10 miles from the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport.

Hyatt Place Charlottesville
Use the code G-TT47 when booking online to obtain the group code of $179 per night. If booking by phone at 800.993.4751, please reference Tom Tom Founders Festival to receive this discount.

Stay Charlottesville


Multiple Locations
Charlottesville, Virginia


Stay Charlottesville offers guests the ability to stay in the area’s finest carriage houses, apartments, historic homes and estates whether it be for two nights or two months in rental properties.

Use the code “TomTom17” when booking, and visits of 3 nights or more will receive a 10% discount. Call 434-977-0442 or book online:

To see more of the city’s attractions, please visit our Charlottesville page.