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The push was on today to complete the final two days of our ride across America. For most folks it is all about seeing the Atlantic Ocean. I remain more engaged with each day and the sights, sounds and history along the way. Today began by riding through a Richmond suburb and then older parts of the city ...
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... the farming area to find ourselves in to township of Colonial Williamsburg. Through the maze hedges in the gardens of the Governors Palace the girls frolicked. We didn't go inside the palace. This required us to sit through and be part of a guided tour. We had two male members of our family who, although we had paid the tickets to see these thing, complained about doing so. Had we had had more information, we would have realised that it was free ...
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My husband and I just returned from The Kingsmill Resort. You are treated like Kings and Queens.
The newly remodeled room was wonderful.
Service excellent, room cleaned to perfection.
We ate in the Bray Dining Room for breakfast daily and the service and food were beyond our dreams. The food is outstanding.
Every inch of the resort is beautiful, service outstanding and food delicious.
A exceptional place to stay and visit.
We loved every minute
My wife and I stayed at Kingsmill during memorial day weekend of 2004 and we loved every minute of it. The room was newly renovated and very cleaned. The staff was nice and very helpful. Even the residents were very nice and friendly. We also rented bikes and rode around the bike trail. We really enjoyed ourselves and would recommend this resort to anyone.
We loved it!
We just returned from 4 nights at Kingsmill. We had a package that included unlimited access to Busch Gardens and Colonial Williamsburg, shuttle service, breakfast every morning and suite accomodations. We were blown away by the suite, the cleanliness and the staff. The suite was newly renovated, beautiful and very CLEAN. We ate breakfast our first morning at Eagles- order off the menu- included in the package.
The next day we discovered The Bray Dining Room for breakfast and ate there every morning after. They had the most amazing FULL breakfast buffet- from fruit to sweets to meats to made-to-order omelettes- delicious- and included in the package! We signed up for first in the park at Busch Gardens and entered the park before 10:00am. The shuttle service was great- no parking hassles. The indoor pool was wonderful as was the gameroom for the kids. I highly recommend Regatta's Restaurant on the grounds if you are travelling with kids. Our suite was not ready when we arrived which was a little disappointing BUT they sent us for dinner on them while we waited. I would highly recommend the Kingsmill Resort and am definately planning another trip soon.
Your room ready in a minute - 4 hours later bad room
arrived 3pm. told room would be ready at 4pm. at 4pm told just a few more minutes. at 5pm, just a few more minutes, please wait nearby. gave them my cell phone number. at 7pm still no call. went to desk. the room is ready. room not designed for woman (or man). Bathroom has no counter space. Closet is postage stamp. No drawer space - i'm glad i'm not staying long. no window coverings in the kitchen. living room nice.
access to spa bad. view of parking lot. bedroom faces street. this is a primo resort and we paid primo prices (380) for a suite. Sofar, not good!!!
restaurant (eagle) was good. because of delay on entry, I wasn't able to play golf - can't tell you if the course is good.
A lot of money for not much
A lot of money for a disappointing stayRun down accommodations and an AC system unable to cool the room to a sleepable temperature. Moved to a new room which had the same problems.
Three Times, We're Out!
We have stayed at the Kingsmill Resort 3 times. The first two times were fine, but this last stay was very disappointing. This resort is advertised as one of the best and it was far from it. We stayed in a suite the first two times which was very nice. We decided to stay in the guest room this time and found it to be almost too small to navigate. The rooms are certainly not soundproof. Upon check-in, the front desk neglected to give us any information except directions to our room. Schedules and places for the shuttle bus had changed from the year before which caused a few problems. Guest service in our room was terrible. Upon arrival, we had no glasses, ice bucket, enough towels, no ashtray in a smoking room, etc. It took a few hours to get glasses, and towels. It took two days to get an ice bucket. The ice bucket was never emptied and the old water was never poured out. One day our room was never touched. It was not cleaned and the beds were not made. The facility itself is very nice, however, for a first class resort, it does not deserve it's ratings.
Very Nice Place to Stay!
We just got back from a 6-day stay at Kingsmill resort and had very nice time.
First the negatives... After driving 8 hours from Long Island, we tried to check in at 2PM and were told that our room wouldn't be ready until 4PM (official check-in time). We drove around and hung out until 4PM when we once again tried to check in. Our room was STILL not ready, and the person at the desk couldn't even give us an estimate as to when our room would be ready. We noticed a family checking in before us experiencing the same problem. When we said we wanted to speak to the Manager, a call was placed and our room was suddenly available. We stayed in what is called "Guest Room" accommodations. These are very small hotel rooms with two double beds and a bathroom. We had to move one of the chairs in the room and turn another in order to easily walk past the beds and have a place to put our suitcases. A screaming, disfunctional family in an adjoining room kept us up past midnight the first night - forcing us to call for help from the front desk. Despite assurances that Security would be sent over, Security never showed up.
The room and bedding were very clean, but we weren't very impressed with the cleaning staff's lack of interest in changing towels or replacing drinking glasses in the bathroom.
The positives... We feel we got a lot for our money. A sports center with indoor and outdoor pools, game room, exercise room, racketball court, basketball court, multiple restaurants, free breakfast, tickets and free shuttle to Busch Gardens. Most of the staff were very nice and accommodating. Keeping in mind that no place is perfect, all in all, the Kingsmill Resort is probably the nicest place to stay in the area.
The grounds look like something out of a postcard.
TIP: If the weather is rainy but warm, head to Busch Garden's Water Country USA. There will be short lines and plenty of rides down the slides.
Nice place to stay
We just returned from a 4 day stay at the Kingsmill property and I must say it was well worth it. I was able to get a free upgrade to a 1-bedroom unit, which was very useful with 4 children. The accommodations were very spacious. I am a graduate of the College there and have been to many properties in Williamsburg on a number of visits.
Kingsmill was built in the 1980s and the rooms are a little dated, but still leaps and bounds over most of the other properties on Rt. 60 in Williamsburg. For the money, this is well worth the price differential.
I read the last review of the person who complained about the cleanliness and would like to note that we had no such problems; in fact I found the staff to be extremely courteous and polite. The kids enjoyed the pool, game room and kids activities that are sponsored by the resort. Very close to Busch Gardens and the Colonial area. I would definitely return there when staying in the Williamsburg area.
Great weekend package !!!
After much research to find a nice golf/spa resort to have a nice getaway weekend within driving distance of Philadelphia we settled on the Kingsmill Resort and Spa/Williamsburg,VA. We made a booking on the 2 night getaway package for 2 for $459.00 total + 8 1/2 % tax This package includes 2 night stay, full breakfast including tip, and a 3 day park hopper pass good for Busch Garden and the water park. We check into the Kingsmill on Friday morning and were immediately impressed with the immaculate landscaping and the beautiful lobby of the resort. It put my fears of a 'bad hotel' at ease right away. The front staff was very polite and helpful. I upgraded my room to a suite for an additional $99.00 per night. The suite was nice, not world class by any means but nice, Colonial décor with kitchen, dining area, couches and chair with an armoire and TV, nice bedroom with down comforter and pillows. We ate breakfast at Eagles and as I said anything on the menu was included in the package. Our server both days were very nice. After breakfast we went to the outside pool area which I was concerned about because there were no pictures of the outdoor pool on the website. The pool was very nice, plenty of lounge chairs, pool bar, and view of the river. There is a nice indoor pool for winter time as well. After that we went to the workout center and that was very impressive. At night we went to the 'Deck at the Marina' beautiful views of the James River with entertainment and beverages of your choice (beer drinkers have no choice but Anheiser Busch products) we settled for Michelob Ultra which was good. We ate dinner at Eagles which is a Steak and Chop house at night, very nice setting overlooking the golf course and a very nice meal. After dinner we went upstairs to Moody's tavern, now if your going to Williamsburg for the nightlife find another destination. Moody's had a bad lounge act with 6 patrons in there on Friday and Sat night. Cool place pool tables, fireplace dance floor, but bad entertainment. Went to Busch Gardens Saturday night, the resort offers a shuttle every 2 hours to and from the park which is less than a mile away. The resort also has 3 championship golf courses and 1 executive course Bray Links. My wife and I played Bray Links both days we were, gold and clubs are included for resort guest at Bray Links. This is the best pitch and put course I ever seen, immaculate condition for a course that promotes family play for fun. All in all we had a great time and would defiantly go back. Although I would not probably upgrade to the suite again. Hope this helps, good luck! 4 of 5 stars
We have been to the Kingsmill resort two times in the past three years. We love the Williamsburg area, and the Kingsmill area, but we will not be returning. Both times we had a lot of trouble with the room being clean. We love the area, the on sight restaurants, the golf, renting bikes, etc. But the restroom was so nasty, I just can't bare to return. We complained to the staff, the rooms had not been cleaned before our arrival. I figured someone just missed it, that it would be cleaned the next day. The toilet looked like it had not been touched in several weeks, and with two small children, I didn't want them to touch anything. The bathrooms were never swept and the showers never cleaned. The floors weren't cleaned in other parts of rooms either. We complained and mid week, someone actually wiped off the top of toilet. but missed the disgusting sides and back. It was terrible, and we let them know were were checking out early. We were even offered a free night to stay, but turned it down, we don't live like that at home and especially don't want to pay a lot to live like that away. We love the Williamsburg area and want to return several times, but are now looking for another place to stay. Kingsmill did no follow-up, and considering we were returnin customers and had so many problems we were very disappointed. The love the resort, but two bad experiences have destroyed any hope of it getting better. The room was gross, worse than any place we have ever stayed, cheap or expensive.