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Williamsburg Plantation a Good Place to Stay
We were pleased with the Williamsburg Plantation accommodation. The unit was spacious and clean. We did not use the outdoor pool because it was so busy but the indoor one was fine.
OK, but there's better places to stay
I've been to Williamsburg several times, each prior time staying at Ford's Colony, just a few minutes away from Williamsburg Plantation. This year, Fords Colony was booked up. The location of Williamsburg Plantation is good- near area attractions, near good outlet shopping and a nice Ukrops supermarket (Food Lion will do in a pinch). Basically, I found this place adequate, but hardly a 5 star resort it bills itself as. The pools are OK, and the indoor pool is very nicely sized. The apartments are also reasonably sized, but the layout is odd. No one in my family could figure out which was the master bedroom. Was it the bedroom with the jacuzzi bath, but two smaller beds and no phone, or the other bedroom with the queen bed, phone, but standard tub. Front desk staff was pleasant, but relatively inept. Pluses- easy apartment access from parking lots, I had no problem with internet service (28.8 was OK); VCR for the kids, everything in the kitchen worked, and the place was clean. Bottom line- try to get into Fords Colony if you can, but if you can't, and you really are using the place to sleep and will be out most of the days, this place is OK.
No way this is a five star accomodation!! the pool water was more briny than the Atlantic, the TV remotes did not work, the kitchen had ant infestation, there was no adult only anything, every scream/howl/rant/tantrum from the family's 2 children in the unit above us was plainly audiable, the in room jacuzzi tub never had enough hot water to fill up above the jets, and there was no internet access for dsl customers. I specifically called ahead before my trip and was told internet was available.
I called the front desk repeatedly about the ants, they never fixed it. I reported the filthy pool water and received blank stares. I told them there was unacceptable noise levels from upstairs starting at 7am thru 11pm, they had no response. The two useless women behind the customer service desk coul only give me the "deer in the headlights" look. The solitary "adult only" area of the resort is the spa adjacent to the indoor pool, which was overflowing with kids the entire time and no enforcement of the adult only policy. I don't think it's fair that as an owner i should have to be the bad guy and correct someones misbehaving child when all I want on my one lousy week of vacation is to just sleep in a little bit, relax in a clean swimming pool, and enjoy some peace and quiet. there was no relaxation to be had in this environment. My friend and I checked out 3 days early. We left repeated messages for the General Manager (Judy) which have yet to be returned. I also have written a letter to Interval International. Hopefully, my exchange week to Las Vegas next year will be better-- it can't get much worse than Williamsburg Plantation.
Wonderful Place to Stay
I just returned from a two-night stay at the Williamsburg Plantation. I was extremely impressed with our two-bedroom, two-bath suite. It was very comfortable and spacious and included a large TV/VCR in the living room and a TV/VCR in each bedroom (along with complimentary movies that can be borrored from the lobby area). The full kitchen was well-equipped and clean. There is also a beautiful outdoor pool. I would highly recommend this place to anybody planning a trip to Williamsburg.
Great Place, Good Times
I have stayed for two years at Williamsburg Plantation, in their condo's. They are amazing. The space that each condo has is wonderful.
Our last unit was equipt with a large spa tub and sauna. This is a great place to stay.
We went to Williamsburg this past February school vacation. We stayed at the "Williamsburg Plantation". Great place to stay, clean, spacious, great indoor swimming area - a definite go back to. We also visited Williamsburg plantation, had a great time there although not all programs/places were running/open. Still, nice time to go to avoid crowds.
Terrible place, terrible people
The worst weekend away I've ever had. The Williamsburg plantation resort looks like a cheap and tacky getto apartment complex. The staff are rude and annoying. They don't care if you have a good time if you are not there to buy a time-share. Prisons have a more up-beat atmosphere. We left wishing we'de just stayed home.
Great Resort -- Great Amenities -- Jacuzzi and 60" TV
Williamsburg Plantation was a truly great place to stay. Great rooms with Jacuzzi and 60" TV. Great pools and exercise rooms and a very helpful staff. Had a great stay and will go back.
Williamsburg Plantation was awesome
Williamsburg Plantation was beautiful. Nice Pools. We had a suite overlooking a pond which was very relaxing. The room was well equipped with a beautiful large jaccuzi. I reccommend this resort.
Glorified Hotel Room
The Williamsberg plantation is a timeshare "resort" but a resort it is not. The pool area was under constuction, which was not told to us when we book the resort. They allowed the ajoining apartment complex use the pool. Why? There was no supervision by any staff but the pool (indoor or outdoor). The fireplace in the room was turned off for the summer, it was gas operated. The master bathroom was located in the room with the 2 twin beds! The W/D was located on the second floor, we were on the 1st floor, we also had to share the W/D. Security was from 11pm to 7am but when we returned at 11:30pm no one was there. The staff in the lobby were not friendly, when we asked for directions the acually got upset! The room was clean, everything worked. The word resort did not come to mind. I Thought it was basically a hotel room. If you wanted to spend the day at the "resort" you would have been bored very quickly. I would say not to waste a week there.
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... Washington's arrival and a rousing speech imploring Williamsburg's residents to join the revolutionary militia. The girls were thrilled to see the cannons firing, emitting a sulfurous odor which reminded us of Rotorua (see Big Trip v.1). Touring the governor's palace and capitol building, we gained an appreciation for the tensions that led to Lord Dunmore's fleeing the colony with his family, and the growing movement to break away from the Crown. ...
... t realized it was the last battle. We visited the beautiful, and tiny, town of Yorktown and all the battlefield sites as well. And we have enjoyed the beautiful campus of William and Mary, the second oldest university in our country and the university of both Washington and Jefferson. Tomorrow morning we will be driving to Dunlap, Tn to visit my sister-in-law who just moved and built a house there. It is a 10 hour drive so we will try and leave very early. On ...
... quarters, Mulberry Row, to reflect the "enslaved servants" who worked for one of our most esteemed founding fathers. Very interesting! Tomorrow it is back to Williamsburg. PS Thank you to all who have mentioned the Giants. We have been keeping up and haven't seen all the games but have caught many. My last two blogs have been done watching the World Series. Last night was great, but now they are 5 behind, 7th inning and it's almost 11:00. Games get late here on the east coast. Go ...
... see it. We walked over and noticed that all the gravestones were women. Finally we found the statue of a nurse and below it row upon row of women who had served their country as nurses at some time in their lives. Some were as far back as the Spanish American War. There may have been male nurses as well but we only saw female names where we were. We then headed out over the 200 acres to find the family graves. We had the map and the numbers and thought we could ...
... Master" was quickly approaching and that they all needed to speed up the tempo of their work. The code name for their master was opossum. Opossums have white faces, just like master's skin color. We participated in a song and dance that helped to teach us timing for working in the fields. The older slaves would teach this song to the children so they could use it as a game. They hoped that by them playing it as a child, it would help them to know the timing in the ...