On-Grounds Residency Accommodations

Consistently ranked among the world's best for food and accommodations by Financial Times, Darden's facilities include individual accommodations, rooms for discussions groups, a fully equipped exercise room, a recreation area and a pub.

You will stay at the Inn at Darden, a full-service center located on the Darden Grounds. Meals are served in the Abbott Center Dining Room, an elegant executive dining room offering a wide-ranging menu and local and organic cuisine. You can expect hospitality, comfort and convenience throughout your stay at Darden.

Inn at Darden

The Inn at Darden is adjacent to the Darden School of Business, located on the North Grounds of the University of Virginia.

The ADA-compliant facility includes a recreation center, a 24-hour service desk and a world-class support staff.

Inn at Darden

Each guest room includes:
  • Wi-Fi
  • Private bath
  • Queen-size bed
  • Alarm clock/radio
  • TV
  • Basic/premium cable
  • Coffeemaker
  • High-speed Internet
  • Hairdryer
  • Voicemail
  • Waffle-weave bathrobe
  • In-room safe
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air-conditioning

Amenities of the Inn at Darden include:

  • 38 spacious conference rooms
  • Free local phone calls
  • Fax service (free incoming faxes)
  • Fitness center
  • Game room (pool tables, ping-pong, air hockey) 
  • Do-it-yourself laundry available; detergent is provided
  • Free lighted guest parking
  • Darden Exchange (bookstore)
  • Pub

The Inn at Darden is a non-smoking facility. Pets are not allowed. (Please contact us if a service animal is required.)  

Abbott Center Dining Room


At Darden, Executive MBA students have most of their meals at the Abbott Center dining room, located next to the classrooms and adjacent to the Inn at Darden. The main dining room seats approximately 160 people. Guests can reserve one of six private dining rooms that can seat 20 to 50 guests.

The Abbott Center is known for excellent food, service and atmosphere. The Darden School of Business has ranked in the top five globally for food, accommodations and facilities throughout the past several years (Financial Times, Survey of Executive Programs).

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  • An MBA With a Convenient Schedule

    Asilia Dinkins

    "I chose Darden not only for its academics but also for its convenient schedule. Typically we come down for a residency on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday. What I love about this is that it’s only one Saturday away from my family so it affords me the opportunity to go to my children’s sports or school events, while still being able to fulfill my dream of achieving an MBA." - Asilia Dinkins, EMBA Class of 2014