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- Drycleaning onsite
- Shuttle bus service
- Tennis Court
- Minbar in room
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Historical Traveler Reviews Williamsburg Inn
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.
That being said.... we had afternoon tea at the Williamsburg Inn, then dinner in the Regency Room at the Williamsburg Inn. Unfortunately we did not stay here -- we definitely made a mistake! (We paid half the price to stay elsewhere...but received no where near the service & experience we would have had here!!) They truly treated us like royalty. The Maitre D' came to check on us several times & was just amazing!!! He knew it was our anniversary & sent us complimentary champagne & sent me 3 roses. :) The food was unbelieveable! (get the chocolate fondue for dessert!!) The dining room was larger than I expected and was quite full. Highly recommended!!!
Williamsburg Inn (Providence Wing) a mixed bag
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.
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As we left Bethesda, we headed south a couple hundred miles and back in time a couple hundred years... to 1775 in Colonial Williamsburg. As usual, we were late. Consequently, upon arrival, we realized that we weren't left with enough time to explore the apothecary, capitol building, governor's palace, and (most importantly)... the JAIL! So we needed to stay the night and continue our anachronistic hijinks into the next morning. We were fortunate enough to ...
... birthday is the 29th and we weren't sure exactly where we'd be, so we celebrated early. Tonight we took a tour, again in candlelight, called the Ghosts Among Us. It too had historical impetus as all of the stories involved actual residents of Williamsburg. We also explored Jamestown,(they've done a lot of new excavation) and were able to learn so many new things about America's first settlement. I knew that Yorktown had been a decisive battle in the revolution, but ...
... went to Colonial Williamsburg and got multi-day tickets. It is much larger than when I was here in 1977. So there is much more to see. Today it was rainy and Steve had never seen Monticello. So we drove about 100 miles, and out of the rain, to see Jefferson's home. Things have changed there as well. There is much more discussion about the dichotomy of Jefferson's position on the equality of all men and hatred of slavery, while continuing to be a slave owner. They are also rebuilding ...
... because the GPS seemed to either take naps at crucial times or was too slow in announcing a turn, but we finally made it.
We parked in the oversized vehicle lot and went to the welcome center. They had a computer that you can put in a name and it will locate a gravesite for you. Sheree was going to put in some random soldier named "Cook" to pay our respects to when Ted said, "Why don't you put in Rulon Gibb?" Sheree had no idea that his uncle, aunt and ...
... that she had notarized, so it is believed that she survived this trial, but the verdict is still up to the public to determine. It is 9:20 and we are off to bed early tonight. We are pumped about getting to bed before midnight tonight. We need all the rest we can get because tomorrow morning we head to Jamestown and Yorktown! We cannot believe that our trip is just a few days away from being over, but we are extremely excited to see our teammates and share all we have learned!