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 Wetherburn's Tavern, Shields Tavern, Guardhouse, and Magazine - Ammunition Warehouse.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Colonial Houses-Colonial Williamsburg

    Fun experience


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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...


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

    Travel Blogs from Williamsburg

    Our Colonial History

    A travel blog entry by dlpool on Oct 03, 2015

    2 comments, 24 photos

    ... circumstances changed and in 1610, on orders from the governor, the town and crops were destroyed, 16 killed and the wife and children of the chief were captured. This next part is a little hard to tell: When they took them back to the ship, the children were thrown overboard and also shot in the head; the wife was executed. The chief was later killed in a skirmish near Jamestown and the rest of the tribe left the area in 1611.

    Three ships ...

    Joaquin in the Rain

    A travel blog entry by dlpool on Oct 01, 2015

    5 comments, 20 photos

    ... area. We finally got enough of a break to break camp but we both looked like drowned rats by the time we got in the truck and under way. Unfortunately, we must have hooked on to those storm clouds because they followed us all the way to Williamsburg. Dang it!

    I’m always telling you stories about things Wendell does, so I guess it’s only fair to tell one on myself every now and then. We were traveling in some heavy rains just east ...

    18th Century Williamsburg

    A travel blog entry by steveguy on Sep 14, 2015

    2 photos

    ... White House and Civil War Museum in Richmond, and you thought the Whitehouse was in DC..... Very interesting exhibit. So after along day of playing tourist we called into and American Indian Restaurant for a Roganjosh and a Vindarloo and Narn bread. Funny how Native American food has swept the world and is the staple food of the Sub Continent. ...

    Busch Gardens

    A travel blog entry by laorfamily on Aug 21, 2008

    37 photos

    ... with Carl Jr. (bought the photo for $16.99 which was our big purchase of the trip), the kids rode several times on a Clydesdale themed ride nearby and out we went, around 16:00 or so, not before we had to go through the 50 yards in 15 minutes exercise, but this time it was longer because our daughter had her eye out the whole time on a path which leads us through the bird area - it was worth it because we saw ...

    Getting There is Half the Fun

    A travel blog entry by mermaidfish on Nov 08, 2006

    2 photos

    ... cups of java ahead of me, but either way, this guy was a talker. He discussed the elections, the weather, where I was going, how interesting CA was compared to the rest of the world, how United Airlines was pretty good .. if you were going to Chicago, the flooding on the GW Parkway, bad driving, his wife and kids, the economy, Iraq, cats and dogs, and I'm sure a few other things that I just couldn't keep u with. Seriously folks, this guy talked me to near ...