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A wonderful, beautiful sunny day - unbelievable after the torrential rain we had seen the last two days. Though I guess the bigger shock was discovering that the car had completely run out of oil. Eek! Though surprisingly enough its cheaper to get Wal-Mart to sort us out than buy the oil filter and the oil ourselves. This of course is the only …
Salutations from Williamsburg, VA! We have been having an amazing time just walking around the settlements and peering in buildings here and there. We arrived Saturday (11/10) and set up camp and cleaned ourselves up a bit before finally heading into town. We walked around as everything was closing up and actually quite enjoyed it that way. There weren't as many people which as a result ...
By: Hope Alexander
Here in Newport News, Virginia is one of many important buildings for the Department of Energy. Located here is the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, also known as Jefferson Lab or even the JLab. Until 1996, it was known as the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility, which is still a name commonly used for the ...
... to commemorate that occasion by building what they imagined was here. They not only got the house location wrong but also the style. Oh, well, the setting is beautiful and that is historically correct!
We also visited the Maritime Museum in Hampton, Virginia. It's been a long time since we actually closed a museum down. But that happened here and we were only ...
The American Revolution started with...shall I say....a tea party. The battle fought in Yorktown was the turning point for the American Revolutionary War. It was here, British General Corwallis surrendered to General George Washington with a little help from the French! The rest is history.
The Historic Yorktown Center is like a miniature England. It's time for the tour out with the National Park ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Days Inn Historic Area Williamsburg
We enjoyed our stay here.
The staff was friendly. The rooms were clean, the bed was comfortable. The lobby and pool and grounds are nice. The continental breakfast is not very good, but a bonus is that this hotel is right next door to the Gazebo House of Pancakes. Overall a good value. We would stay here again.
Run the other way!!!
My husband and I went to Williamsburg on our honeymoon. The Days Inn twice had no information on their computer about our reservations, even though we had a confirmation letter. They gave us a key to our room, and we went and found it. It was one of the dirtiest, shabbiest hotel rooms I had ever been in. There were stains on the walls, the toliet seat had urine on it, there were cracked windows, it was absolutely horrible. My husband went and complained, they gave us the room across the hall, which was even more horrible than the 1st one. It was so bad we didnt even want to sit on the bed. We asked someone who was staying there that we met in the hall if we could see their room, and it was much nicer, cleaner and newly remodeled. They had lost our reservation and tried to pass off the last 2 rooms in the hotel to us. On our HONEYMOON! We went down to the desk, got our credit card receipt and moved to the La Quinta. It was $5 more per day, we had a fridge, microwave and king sized bed. It was so much nicer. I'm upset because this was our honeymoon, and the people at the Days Inn were trying to take advantage of us, instead of saying I'm sorry we lost your reservation, please let us find you somewhere else (which would have been much more customer service friendly) they tried to rip us off. I have stayed at Days Inns before, but never again. I also will never recommend it to anyone, and will advise against them. Sorry I had to vent, just got back Sunday from our honeymoon, and I'm still ticked off!
Great hotel! To the lady whose car was broken into...
I stay at this hotel often for business and I love it. I was actually at the hotel when the lady who complained about her car being broken into was at the desk. I heard her mention givng a bad review at this website, which is why I am posting my own comments.
Several different hotels in the Williamsburg area had this problem, which doesn't happen often. Anyway, the woman came up to the desk in a nasty mood. The clerk on duty called the police and seemed very concerned. The lady was extremely rude to the police on the phone and to the desk staff. The manager came up and was very nice to the woman, asking what he could do to help. Obviously from the review, the lady seemed to have forgotten that in her anger. The staff did what they could to help, but I suppose that was not enough.
Normally, there are no such problems in this area. It's clean, quiet, close to the attractions, and very family-oriented. I think the staff and the rooms are lovely and I will continue to stay at the Days Inn Historic Area!
The worst hotel we have ever stayed in
I couldn't recommend this hotel to anyone, it is the worst place we have ever stayed. The rooms are very small, the mattresses are uncomfortable, they almost feel hollow. The staff was not very helpful. On our third night there our van was broken into while in their parking lot and everything was stolen, not one person on their staff offered any assistance. They didn't see if we needed anything or could help in anyway. I asked them if they could hang a sign to alert anyone if they saw anything suspicious and they never did. We returned one day to find our toilet clogged from housekeeping and when I called for someone to assist us they said they will see what they can do, after one hour I walked to the employee bathroom so my children could use it and brought back the plunger so my husband could fix it himself again no apologies. There is no coffee pot in the rooms and although they offer coffee 24 hours what they don't tell you is that it is 24 hour old coffee! Also their breakfast consists of doughnuts and toast. If it weren't for the fact that I didn't want to waste a whole day looking for another hotel I would have stayed somewhere else, but I didn't think that was fair to my children. Please don't waste your money on this hotel. Don't let the pictures fool you, the foyer is beautiful and the wrap around porch is nice too, but that's all its good for.
I loved this hotel. It was clean and the desk staff was so friendly. They have put in brand new carpets and now have a light breakfast (which they never had until recently). The outdoor pool is heated. There is coffee, tea, cookies, and mints 24 hours a day. They have a game room that stays open 24 hours a day. The rooms are so quiet and pretty. And everything is close! Colonial Williamsburg is a mile away, Jamestown and Yorktown are about 10 miles away, and Busch Gardens and Water Country are about five miles away. And shops, resturants, outlets, and the Pottery are just down the street. What more can you ask for?!
Despite the attractive wrap around porch and nice lobby area, we were so disappointed with our stay here -- especially after researching the area. Our rooms were so out of date, smelled badly and had carpet that was not only badly stained but was ripped from the wall in one area. In one room, the toilet seat would not stay on while the toilet would not flush in the other room. The bathrooms were white with lots of brown stains...they felt unclean. In the hallway, there was something spilled all over a tile floor (looked like ice cream...first thing in the morning, ugh). The air conditioning did not work welll, with one of our rooms not cooling off at all. We would not go back here, nor would we recommend it!
Beautiful Common Areas, But the Rooms Need Some Work
We stayed here, upon the recommendation of a friend for two nights in late July. The common areas of the hotel are very nicely done. The rocking chairs are a very comfortable touch. The pool was clean. The hot tub did not appear as clean as the pool, however. The rooms were ok, but the carpet was well worn and in need of replacement and the bathroom tub needed some cosmetic work. Our big issue was the A/C unit in our room. It seemed like a new one, because it was digital, but you could hear the water in it. I'm not sure if that was due to the humidity, but it sounded like it was raining in our room! We complained after the first night, and were told that maintenance would fix it. We then spent the day at Busch Gardens and arrived back very late. Nothing had been done. It still sounded like it was "raining". They offered to change our room, but we were too tired to move all of our stuff. Plus, we checked the other room, and that unit sounded like a truck with a bad muffler. There were four of us staying in the room, and on the second day, they gave us three towels. We also requested extra pillows which they did not provide in the room and at 8:30PM, they only had one extra pillow in the house because "housekeeping had left for the day". The Continental Breakfast was not bad. There were a lot of pastries, but it also included a variety of toast, apples, oranges, yogurt and breakfast bars. Cereal would have been a nice addition. We only paid $81 per night, which I thought was a good deal in the area. I would probably stay again, unless I got a better rate at one of the suite hotels (Hapton, Country Inn and Suites, etc.) Hopefully, they will replace the carpeting soon.
We were VERY disappointed in this hotel. When I initially called, I was told that the hotel was in walking distance to Colonial Williamsburg. When I arrived, the hotel did not seem to be within walking distance. I asked about it, and I was told that it would be a hard walk- over a mile and there were some areas on busy road without sidewalks. Strike one.
I was also told that there was a continental breakfast. It was more like donuts and coffee. There were no bagels- nothing even remotely healthy. Only donuts, dry pastries, coffee, tea and juice. No milk to be found. No cereal. No fruit. Just donuts and pastries. Strike 3.
The room was okay, but always seemed to be wet inside. The towels never dried out- and the first day, the wet towels were not even replaced. We had to call for dry towels. The shower had some rust stains, and the the sprinkler appeared to be entirely rusted out. The ice machine on our floor was broken most of our 4 night stay, and there was no ice machine on the floor above us.
This hotel is about a $59 a night hotel. We paid $109 (strike 3). WAY too much for this place. I only booked it believing it was in close proximity to Colonial Williamsburg, and we had to drive anyway. There are LOTS of hotels to choose from in the area, and I would not pay more than $59 a night to stay here. The only redeeming qualities of this hotel were the lobby and the rocking chairs on the porch.
Best Kept Little Secret in Williamsburg
My family and I just returned from our stay at the Williamsburg Days Inn Colonial Historic. I couldn't imagine why I didn't find any reviews on this property. It is truly one of Williamsburg's best kept little secrets. From the moment I entered the lobby I was taken. Yes, it looks just like the picture but it has a lot more. The rooms were cozy and quaint, the bathrooms clean. The beds were comfortable and there was plenty of hot water regardless of how many showers were running. We had a room with a microwave and fridge and it was above the main lobby. The hotel was packed yet we never heard a sound when we settled in for the night. Management serves fresh coffee and there is a lovely wrap around porch with white wicker chairs. We didn't have time to use the pool and jacuzzi, but the people who did looked like they were having a great time. I've always been concerned when I've read how people lose their belongings in certain establishments. So I was a little more than nervous when I found out my daughter left her jewelry on her bed. When we returned at the end of the day we rushed into the room to find all three rings sitting on top of a book on the dresser. Talk about honesty. I would recommend a stay at the Williamsburg Days Inn Colonial Historic. You won't be disappointed. We certainly weren't.
Stayed here previously a few times. Also tried to make reservations for a few other times, but couldn't because they were booked. So I booked a 3-night stay about 2 months in advance. Due to emergency, had to cancel the morning of check-in. Explained situation to manager, and was told that 24-hour notice of cancellation is required (this wasn't listed on confirmation), so I would be billed for 1 night's stay. Expalined that I was repeat customer, to no avail. I travel frequently, and most hotels, except the greedy ones, offer 6PM day-of-arrival cancellation. No one will be able to convince me that this hotel couldn't sell the room during the course of the day, considering its location and the time of year. So, instead, they lost a customer. Stay elsewhere!