Rodeway Inn Historic
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- Continental Breakfast
- High-speed internet in room (free)
- Breakfast Available
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Swimming pool
- Refrigerator in room
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Historical Traveler Reviews Rodeway Inn Historic Williamsburg
It's a bed
It's basically a rehabed motor lodge. The rooms were acceptible. Water in the sink backed up. The pull out bed in the couch smelled of mildew. The lobby had wifi but it was not always on. Had to sit on a bench next to the lobby to use it. In sum, for $70 if all you want is a bed, this is not a bad choice. Pancake house next door associated with the hotel was decent. Pool out front. Nice benches on the stoop. A bit of yard to play catch in the evening. Not great but then not paying great prices.
At least the parking lot was close
My boyfriend and I stayed here for a conference. It was convenient about seven minutes away from the highway but far away enough not to be too boggled down with tourists. The area was really nice. When we first drove up, I have to say that the hotel didn't look like anything great. If anything, it looked run down and old. I guess that was the theme. Just so everybody understands this isn't a "door located on the inside" hotel. It reminded me of a motel actually, so you do get the convenience of parking right outside your hotel room (if you like that sort of thing). When we walked into the room, there was a faint smell of pool water but the room looked clean and spacious. The bed was so comfortable I didn't want to get out of it in the morning. Bathrooms were small, which I didn't really like. And the major problem I had was that when I evaluated the room thoroughly I found a dead bug stuck on the wall. I personally thought that the cleaning people would have seen it because it in plain view when they were cleaning. Also, I found a couple of ants roaming around in the bathroom and right outside the door. If I were given the option to stay here again, I probably would only because the bed with a supple of my own bug spray of course!
We spent 4 nights at the Comfort Inn-Colony in July of 2003. The room was clean, and the staff was friendly and helpful. Busch Gardens is only minutes away and there are many places to eat nearby. We would definitely stay there again with no hesitation.
Perfect for what we needed, but...
My mother and I stayed at the Quality Inn Colony for two nights while I was on my school East Coast trip. When we first pulled up to the motel, I saw a relatively cute building with colonial decor, which was very conveniently located near "Colonial Williamsburg". My first impression was pretty good and pretty accurate. The lady on the night shift for the lobby was very kind and welcoming, and when my mom forgot her credit card at the desk, this women promptly brought it back to our room. The rooms are well sized and with very comfortable beds. The continental breakfast was not fancy but great if you are not picky.
Now for the not-so-good:
-When we boiled water in the coffee pot, we were dismayed to find mysterious substances floating around in the pot-YUCK!
-The bathroom is in need of a touch up, as it has peeling wallpaper and peeling baseboard. Outside something on the roof was faiining off which was strange. Still, they said that they are in the process of a remodel, so maybe the appearance will change.
In short, I would definately stay again. Although there were some minor issues, the Quality Inn Colony served the purpose that we needed at a low price. Great if you need a comfy, low key place to stay in Williamsburg.
In regards to the problems with the coffee pot we have instituted a new room inspection policy for our housekeepes and made personnel changes to remedy problems like this.
Room was clean but, this motel is VERY overpriced. The bed was very uncomfortable and the pillows were absolutely horrible.
The bathroom in our room was in need of repair, the door wouldn't close and the towel rack was coming off of the wall. I would not recommend this motel and I would not stay there again.
Spent 3 nights at the Quality Inn Colony. The rooms were very spacious and clean. Continenal breakfast was nice - not a huge variety between days but it definitely served its purpose. Was very pleased with the service of most of the staff - one night clerk wasn't very friendly and couldn't come up with an extra pillow the first night. I was stuck without one - not fun. In general, I'd definitely recommend!
Worst place we ever stayed
After reading reviews at this site we booked at this hotel. Our room had dirty, broken ceiling tiles, smears on door jambs and TV screen, mattress with no support, TV remote that barely worked, etc. Our jacuzzi suite was advertised as luxurious and spacious - what a lie! One of the club chairs has ripped cording and the mattress pad wrinkled so badly when just sitting on it that management just removed it. The room was dark, and opening the blinds was no help. The clerk who checked us in was very nice, others seemed to be bothered when I complained. We moved to a Comfort Inn, and although noisier, at least it wasn't depressing to be in our room.
Clean, Quiet, Comfortable and Economical!
I had made reservations online for my visit to Williamsburg.
Unfortunately, the hotel I chose was horrible! It was midnight and a gentleman at the Embassy Suites suggested the Quality Inn Colony. The staff was fantastic - very curteous. The motel had just been remodeled - it was very clean and spacious. I will definitely stay there again.
We were a little nervous when we pulled in and saw this was a motor lodge with some age on it. But we were pleasantly suprised when we opened the door and went in. Yes, it is an older motel, but it was one of the cleanest we have ever stayed in. The towels were even still warm from the dryer. The continental breakfast was average, but we had a fridge in the room so we had our own snacks and breakfast foods anyway.
I'd sacrifice the breakfast for the cleanliness! VERY convenient to attractions! Good deal for a budget-conscious family.
It was a great value
We were very pleased with the Quality Inn Colony in Williamsburg. It was so convenient to walk to Colonial Williamsburg. There is a great restaurant, 2nd Street, just across the street. The food was excellent and very reasonable. The Quality Inn Colony staff was very helpful and personable. The room was spacious and very clean. If you want a good deal on a clean, convenient and quiet place to stay, Quality Inn Colony is the best choice for you.
TripAdvisor Reviews Rodeway Inn Historic Williamsburg
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Today's stop was Colonial Williamsburg. It was a step back in time to the 1770's where we could experience what it was like to live in this Revolutionary city. Our favorites were touring the Governor's Palace and listening to the mistress of the Bray School share her experiences educating the slave children. We visited the coffee shop and had a chance to sample sipping chocolate as they would ...
A full day at Busch Gardens with Blake as we rode every ride (except the kiddie rides) in the park. Well, all but the Tempesto Roller Coaster which broke when we were just two spots away from riding in the front car. Oh well. The Naval Yard tour? Never happened as the little king ruled it out to get to the park quicker...
All the roller coasters were great, the water rides were also a big hit ...
... it, but she went in and scouted everything out.
By the time she got back, I was feeling better, and we made a plan to go in the next day.
Sunday, June 7:
As planned, I was feeling better (yes, that was the plan), and we went into Colonial Williamsburg. It’s a very interesting place. The town is built on the original site when Williamsburg was the capitol of the Virginia colony (around 1760). Most of ...
... lovely US Gov’t campground near the Cape Hatteras lighthouse which we will check out tomorrow. This campground is set amongst the rolling dune land with scrubby grass and bushes… very quiet and peaceful!
April 26: Day 21. Norfolk, Virginia
A couple of very interesting stops today, and then an interesting historical campground this evening. The weather started out cloudy and cold on Hatteras, and deteriorated to a real cloudburst for ...
... this did not make them free. Matthew Ashby had to go to the court and ask for their freedom. He told the court that his wife had be a good and faithful wife. Saying this provided her and his child their freedom from being slaves. In the afternoon we took a carriage ride around the city. We learned that Williamsburg use to not have any trees. Trees were for farmers and lower class workers. Williamsburg was considered to wealthy to display trees. Carriages back then were ...