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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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... quiet town on this Monday evening.
Today we are relaxing at the dock, did a little grocery shopping, and enjoying the good internet service to catch up on correspondences. This is the furthest south we will go in this trip. We wanted to do more but will need to return another year to do that. We are heading back to the Great Wicomico River this afternoon and then onto Annapolis later in the week.
... to stay in accomodation with at least 2 star each night. (..some of our accodations on this trip were nil-stars...)
Would I do a trip with the same crowd? Yes probably!. At the end they felt sort of 'comfortable' in an most unexpected old shoe kind of way....
From here, it's time for me to visit the Smithsonisn Air and Space museum, then fly home at the end of this week.
Was it a great way to see the country? Hell ...
... colony, today a whole town live museum of history. Lots of activities for the kids, demonstrations of army gear.
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 ...
... for breakfast with them and then to Colonial Williamsburg. The day was just perfect and it was interesting to learn about the Virginia Colony. There were people that dress in colonial clothing and gave commentary and re-enactments. The pictures will describe some of what we saw.
Said "goodbye" to Courtney and Mark and we wish them the best for their upcoming marriage. ...