Colonial Houses-Colonial Williamsburg

Address: 136 East Francis Street, Williamsburg, Virginia, 23815, United States | Hotel
 
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Location

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

    Great Wicomico and Rappohanock Rivers

    A travel blog entry by mgsaulis on Jul 28, 2015

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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.
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    We arrive at the Atlantic Ocean

    A travel blog entry by techboy10 on Jul 20, 2015

    3 photos

    ... the ride. Strangely, the riding wasn't the hardest part. For me, it was the daily logistics of packing cars, herding people, early-morning alarms, applying sunscreen and trying to stay fed and hydrated... I forgot to mention the constant battle of washing; both ourselves and our poor clothes.

    Would I do the same trip again? Heck no! However, I'd do another bike trip, perhaps with shorter days and more luxury. For example, at ...

    Day 17 - Historic Williamsburg

    A travel blog entry by joergw on Jul 12, 2015

    2 comments, 10 photos

    ... colony, today a whole town live museum of history. Lots of activities for the kids, demonstrations of army gear.






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    Jury Duty

    A travel blog entry by eightydaze on Jul 06, 2008

    15 photos

    ... Williamsburg, near the University of William and Mary School of Law, around 12:30 and found ourselves driving in circles to find the town and then find parking. This is strange as Clark was reminiscing about his parents getting turned around here and driving by the sign for William and Mary College over and over and over again (in an RV) to the point they took a picture of the sign they had seen it so many times. We finally found a ...

    Funk, Fire, Formals, Colonial Fun and Food

    A travel blog entry by shim on Aug 12, 2006

    7 photos

    ... George Washington and Thomas Jefreson any chance they get... I'll just let the picture speak for themselves. The other thing I did a lot of today is eat. We had a buffet lunch and a buffet dinner and I pretty much ate like a cow. I'm actually contemplating of committing a act of blasphemy and going to gym... (ye it's that bad). Anyway, it turns out we're going diving again tomorrow with Dave and Tim, which is another classmate ...