Gainsville, VA, Hotels

by Nicole Harms

Gainesville, Virginia, draws history buffs and business travelers alike. Its close proximity to the Manassas Battlefield Park, location of the first battle of the Civil War, makes it a prime vacation destination for those who love American history. Business travelers find Gainesville makes a convenient place to stay while attending conventions at the Gateway Center. In and around Gainesville, several chain hotels accommodate your sleeping needs.

Chain Hotels

Gainesville has one traditional chain hotel within the city limits, the Hampton Inn Gainesville-Haymarket. Its location just a half mile from the city center puts guests near the Virginia Gateway Center and the Nissan Pavilion. Accommodations include traditional rooms and suites, and all guests receive a full hot breakfast for no additional charge. Just outside of Gainesville in Manassas, located about five miles from Gainesville, stay in the Courtyard by Marriott. This business hotel sits close to the Dulles High Tech Corridor, and provides a hot breakfast to its guests each morning. Guest rooms have generous work spaces, and the hotel arranges network and Internet printing when needed.

Extended Stay Hotels

Gainesville’s Value Place caters to the needs of those staying in Gainesville for one week or more. The hotel sits across the street from the Virginia Gateway Shopping Center and close to the Buckland Historic District. Rooms have standard amenities with few frills, but provide sleeping space for up to four adults. All rooms have a full kitchen including a refrigerator, stove top and microwave, as well as color TV with cable. For amenities like dishes, high-speed Internet, linen exchanges and a coffeemaker, you must pay an additional fee. Those willing to stay outside of town and pay a little more may choose the Residence Inn Manassas Battlefield Park. This hotel has suites that have kitchens equipped with dishes and free high-speed Internet. The Residence Inn also has a complementary hot breakfast and a heated indoor pool with hot tub.

Hotels Under $100 a Night

If you are traveling on a budget, plan to stay just outside of town. As of 2010, the Best Western Battlefield Inn and the Four Points by Sheraton, both in Manassas, had rooms available for less than $100. The pet-friendly Best Western sits just off I-66 less than a mile from Manassas Battlefield. This hotel earned two diamonds from AAA. The Four Points by Sheraton provides amenities like in-room sofa beds, 250-thread count sheets, refrigerators and in-room video games for a value price.

Finding Discounts

To find a hotel in Gainesville at a discounted price, consider joining AAA. Four Points by Sheraton, Best Western, Hampton Inn, Courtyard by Marriott and Residence Inn all offer discounts to AAA members. If you are a senior citizen or member of the military, ask about any applicable discounts when you reserve your room. The chain hotels also offer package deals that could lower the cost of your entire stay. For instance, the Marriott chains, like Courtyard by Marriott and Residence Inn, may qualify for the chain’s package vacations including air, car and accommodations.

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