Colonial Houses-Colonial Williamsburg

Address: 136 East Francis Street, Williamsburg, Virginia, 23815, United States | Hotel
 
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This hotel, located on 136 East Francis Street, Williamsburg, is near Guardhouse, Shields Tavern, Wetherburn's Tavern, and Magazine - Ammunition Warehouse.
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      Historical Traveler Reviews Colonial Houses-Colonial Williamsburg

      Fun experience

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      It wasn't swanky. It wasn't chic. But it was charming and fun. We had 2 rooms and a bathroom - perfect for a family with older kids (although the rooms did not interconnect, but all 3 opened onto a hallway), We had the second story of the Morton house to ourselves. It was comfortable. We were able to adjust the A/C as needed. There was some traffic noise from the buses going by outside. We enjoyed the pool and Sunday brunch at the Williamsburg Inn. Also, ordered a room service dinner one evening, which wasn't bad. The location can't be beat. Overall, the 4 night stay was peaceful and relaxing.

      Una sistemazione unica

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      La camera tavern in cui ho alloggiato era ammobiliata con riproduzioni antiche, in sintonia con il periodo coloniale. Esci dalla camera e ti ritrovi nel 1700. Il costo è moderato e hai la possibilità di utilizzare i comfort da 5 stelle del Williamsburg Inn.

      Unique lodging

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      the tavern room, i stayed in, was furnished with antique reproductions,

      in keeping with the colonial period. you walk out your door, and you

      are in the 1700's. the room was moderately priced, and you are

      given use of the 5 star amenities of the williamsburg inn.

      Colonial houses made us feel like we were in the 1700's

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      The details in the colonial house made us feel like we were living in the late 1700's with the ammenities of 2005. Square nails in the floor, a fireplace, tools next to the fireplace, custom doors. Space was tight, but Housekeeping was good. We stayed in a 2-story house. The only drawbacks were that none of the inside doors closed securely, so we did not have the privacy we would have liked, and we had to walk thru the 1st floor bedroom (actually around the bed) to get upstairs....and we were unable to call the lower level room to confirm that we may come down (we had the same extension). They should have told us about that.

      Very convenient to be in the colonial area, just walk out the door & start enjoying the lovely view.

      Pricey So-So Accommodations

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      Being a history nut, I booked a room on site at Williamsburg in the Colonial Houses. A girlfriend and thought we would get a more complete colonial feeling by staying in the houses in Williamsburg. Well, we didn't know they were built in like the 1950s. The rooms were well decorated, but not truly built for comfort. The bathrooms were small and very 1950s. The room was not as clean as it should be for $200/night.

      The air conditioning was very difficult to regulate as it was ancient. We either froze or the air seemed too still in our room.

      I would say our stay was just okay, but definite NOT worth $200/night.

      It depends...

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      on what you are looking for. I would imagine maybe a child or a total history buff enjoying these accomodations. But they do NOT have the same amenities as the swanky W'burg Inn. In fact, the room we stayed in had less amenities than most "moderate" hotels. For instance our room had: no napkins for the coffee; paper cups; cheap tissues; old wool blankets; two small pillows; coarse sheets; and the room simply looked rundown (not quaint).

      The other review was correct, the rooms are really, really cold. This is esp. true if you have a fireplace, as they have no dampers to close out the night air.

      Again, the amenities are so lacking that you will pay an awfully high price to stay in a bit of history.

      Una fantastica esperienza nel 17° secolo

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      Abbiamo soggiornato al Colonial Houses per il giorno del Ringraziamento. Le decorazioni erano bellissime e ci sono un sacco di cose da vedere e da fare. Una cosa: l'isolamento è piuttosto scarso, se non inesistente, quindi quando ci svegliavamo la mattina potevamo vedere il nostro respiro. A parte ciò, è eccezionale.

      Great experience in the 17th century

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      Stayed in a colonial house last Thanksgiving. Beautiful decorations and tons of things to see and do. One caution very little to no insulation.

      So when we woke up in the morning we could see our breath in the air.

      Other than that exceptional.

      Fabulous Location in Heart of Village

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      It's the perfect place to stay in the heart of Colonial Williamsburg.

      The rooms are scattered throughout the village, so access is easy to rest your feet before walking more of the town. Houses are associated with the swanky Williamsburg Inn, so you get all the same excellent amenties and service. It's like a bed and breakfast without the breakfast. Private rooms, clean, historic, and quiet.

      Posizione favolosa nel cuore del villaggio

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      Questo è un posto perfetto in cui soggiornare nel cuore di Colonial Williamsburg. Le camere sono sparse per tutto il villaggio, quindi l'accesso a facile se eventualmente si vuol far riposare i piedi prima di continuare la visita della città. Le case sono associate all'elegante Williamsburg Inn, quindi potete usare gli stessi eccellenti comfort e servizio. È come un bed and breakfast ma senza la colazione. Le camere sono private, pulite, storiche e tranquille.

      TripAdvisor Reviews Colonial Houses-Colonial Williamsburg

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      Travel Blogs from Williamsburg

      Necessary roughness

      A travel blog entry by aprilshirish on Nov 05, 2014

      5 comments, 4 photos

      ... Washington's arrival and a rousing speech imploring Williamsburg's residents to join the revolutionary militia. The girls were thrilled to see the cannons firing, emitting a sulfurous odor which reminded us of Rotorua (see Big Trip v.1). Touring the governor's palace and capitol building, we gained an appreciation for the tensions that led to Lord Dunmore's fleeing the colony with his family, and the growing movement to break away from the Crown. ...

      Heading West

      A travel blog entry by lindagraves on Oct 25, 2014

      3 comments, 4 photos

      ... will begin our drive to Colorado. We will spend a few days with my cousin and his wife. And then on Monday, November 3, we will board the California Zephyr to arrive home on Tuesday afternoon. Since most of this portion of the trip will be quick driving and visiting family my posts may be diminished and of little interest to many of you. So thank you to all for your input and encouragement. We are finally heading west, heading home! PS And the Giants are ahead! Go ...

      Colonial Williamsburg

      A travel blog entry by lindagraves on Oct 22, 2014

      1 comment, 48 photos

      ... quarters, Mulberry Row, to reflect the "enslaved servants" who worked for one of our most esteemed founding fathers. Very interesting! Tomorrow it is back to Williamsburg. PS Thank you to all who have mentioned the Giants. We have been keeping up and haven't seen all the games but have caught many. My last two blogs have been done watching the World Series. Last night was great, but now they are 5 behind, 7th inning and it's almost 11:00. Games get late here on the east coast. Go ...

      A Few Slow Days and Some Old Places

      A travel blog entry by azcook on Oct 19, 2014

      2 comments, 19 photos

      ... we are sure there is an official name for his position but we missed it if he said it). The guard that is leaving is then also inspected and the two leave and the new guard does exactly what the previous guard had been doings hen we arrived. They seem to have an automatic clock and turns and clicks his heels about every 20 seconds. Very impressive and moving.

      When this was done we saw on our map that we were close to the Nurses Memorial and Sheree ...

      Golden Virginia

      A travel blog entry by pumpkinqueen on May 14, 2008

      ... as the visitor/welcome centre signs are all about catching shuttle buses to ferry you around, although it was only a 10 minute stroll down a leafy road to reach the town. There was a couple of areas which had been cordened off whislt various reenactments took place to be honest everyone was so loud you don't need to get that close to hear them! Some strolling later and we were ready to check out the Colonial Parkway; a fantastic stretch of ...