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Arrived in Virginia at 9 in the morning with only about 3 hours sleep. I had to take a couple of hour nap in order to make it through the day, but it worked. I was able to go 9 holes of golf with my Son, Eric and my Grandson, Justin this afternoon.
A wonderful dinner of steak, mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus, all prepared by my grandson.
It was a great way to start this trip. I am looking forward to a great time with the family. ...
... gardens full of crops, fruits and vegetables. Obviously this is how colonists and Native Americans got most of their foods but we are both ready to go home and start gardens in our yards. While visiting the Jamestown settlement we were able to watch a blacksmith work with metal, see a demonstrations from a carpenter making a bench, and see a cook making 17th century bread. We even got to try on armor that colonists would have worn in ...
... 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 ...
... passing the Pentagon and negotiating all the roadworks and other roads that joined the highway. We finally arrived in Williamsburg and all in one piece and Steve was really pleased that we ended the journey with the same wing mirrors that we had started with! We had a lovely meal at the seafood restaurant in Colonial Williamsburg and then walked back to our ...
... to Williamsburg for dinner and to browse the shops one last time. Did I mention that Williamsburg is a college town? It is home to William and Mary College. It must be graduation time, because the town is crowded with parents and students. Tomorrow is supposed to be very wet and rainy. I guess its just as well since we'll be traveling again. Out plan is to visit Mount Vernon before stopping at Karen's niece's house for a visit. Until tomorrow, good night. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Williamsburg Inn-Colonial Williamsburg
Please note that some of the bad reviews on here are inaccurate... the reservation system is for ALL of historic Williamsburg. The person who complained about the receptionist was NOT speaking to someone at the Williamsburg Inn (where they will bend over backwards for you). And someone else reviewed the Williamsburg Lodge...which is NOT the Williamsburg Inn.
We stayed for 3 nights May 2-5, 2004. The pluses: great location, right in Colonial Williamsburg, very convenient. The Providence Wing was somewhat less expensive than the rooms in the Inn, and our room on the West (?) side, second floor, facing the pond, had its own deck overlooking very lovely view; the rooms on the other side of the hall would have had a view of the tennis courts instead--not nearly as nice. The room was large, and the bed reasonably comfortable. The reservation process through Colonial Williamsburg was great--they make sure that you book your "evening programs" and dinner reservations at the colonial taverns (if you want them) well in advance so you won't be disappointed.The negatives: it's time to refurbish the room itself. The carpet was coming up in one corner, the a/c was noisy, the baseboards were badly chipped...not quite what you'd expect for an over-$300/night room. But again, you're paying for the great location, and the money goes to the Colonial Williamsburg foundation for operations, so it's for a good cause.
A great retreat
Our original plan was to stay in one of Williamsburg's Colonial Houses, which was much better in the anticipation than the execution. As nice as the idea is, our lodgings just weren't all that comfortable. We then moved to the Providence Wing of the Williamsburg Inn for the remainder of our stay and were completely pleased. This area is separate from the Inn and considerably less expensive. Our room was huge, well appointed and even had a fireplace that the staff set up and lit for us each night. No doubt, considering the price, the Inn is nicer, but the Providence Wing rooms are excellent at any price.
The Lodge across the street
We stayed in the Lodge, which is the "family" section of the Inn across the street. We had our children 8 and 9 who loved Historic Williamsburg and the indoor pool at the hotel. The heat was broken on in our room and the repair crew took until the next day to repair it. Staff was unhelpful when we had a problem with the restaurant reservation system.
We has a 7:45 dinner reservation made through the hotel but when we arrived at 7:30 we were advise that we would not have a table until 9.
Thats a long time to wait with kids. The room was spacious, the bathroom small but ok. The hotel is nothing special but very close, 1/2 block to the Historic District. We would stay again.
Rude Reservation Desk
My family will be visiting CW for Thanksgiving. I should have known better, because I had dined here many years ago with a less than pleasing experience. But, I decided to try to make reservations for Thanksgiving Dinner in the Regency Room. Unfortunately I talked to the most rude reservationist. I apparently asked a question and disturbed her quiet morning. I had the nerve to not know that she arranges reservations for several restaurant in CW and they definitely did not have room for my reservation at the Regency Room on Thanksgiving Day. I will happily take my family for an enjoyable dinner elsewhere.
What A Treat!
My husband and I visited Williamsburg last December for a conference and had the best trip ever. We were treated like royalty when we arrived at the Williamsburg Inn. We were personally escorted to our room in the very quiet Providence Wing. We loved the privacy of this separate area of the hotel overlooking a peaceful little pond. It was somewhat cold and rainy when we were there, so coming back in the evening to our retreat with the Bose radio playing soft music, the bed turned down and thick robes waiting for us was very welcome.
Abbiamo soggiornato qui 3 giorni, 2 notti, e l'esperienza è stata fantastica.
Stayed 3 days and 2 nights and had an excellent visit.
Absolutely amazing. This place had my jaw on the floor the whole time. 24 hour room service. Very nice staff. Great location. Just the best accommodation in the area.
Assolutamente favoloso. Questo posto mi ha lasciato a bocca aperta per tutto il tempo. Servizio in camera 24 ore su 24. Personale eccellente. Posizione fantastica. La migliore sistemazione della zona.