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BEST WESTERN PLUS Historic Area Inn

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201 Bypass Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Williamsburg, VA, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The location is excellent for touring, with close proximity to many restaurants. Two small things bothered me - 1. The TV was not set up for High Definiton. 2. The eggs served for breakfast were from a carton, not a chicken.

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Alexis W, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Historic Area Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us. We are in the process of having all of our TVs checked to make sure they are set up correctly. We apologize for the inconvenience and we do appreciate it you making us aware of the situation. More 

Charlottesville, VA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We stayed here one night. For the price, this is a good option in Williamsburg. The only issue I really had was that I didn't find the mattress to be all that comfortable, but it was fine for a night. My son and husband didn't have any issues. The pool was warm, almost unusually warm but still comfortable, and of... More 

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Alexis W, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Historic Area Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We are actually in the process of completely renovating our pool so we are very excited to show that off soon. We have some changes coming in 2015 that we believe our guests will enjoy and appreciate. Hope to see you again and have a great new year! More 

Pennsylvania, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Dinning Area: We were told that there would be fruit and pancakes included in the breakfast and there were none. This is the first hotel where we've stayed that there were paper plates and plastic utensils. Also this is the first place where there is a tip jar sitting on the trash container in the dinning area! Walls in dinning... More 

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Alexis W, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Historic Area Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your review with us and we apologize for the items you listed, we will definitely follow up on those things you mentioned. We need to know where the areas of improvement can come, so thank you. We hope to see you again in the future, once again sorry for the difficulties you experienced during your stay. More 

Medford, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Visiting Colonial Williamsburg, this hotel is located so close. They can pre sell you tickets needed. Staff was excellent. Room was great. On check out we didn't know the refrig/microwave and bathroom hair dryer, it's shared circuit had tripped. Finally called front desk who gave us easy great direction to reset. Bed was comfortable for me who had a bad... More 

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Alexis W, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Historic Area Inn, responded to this review

Sorry to hear you had to spend an entire day inside but it sounds like your stay was still enjoyable. Come back and see us without a head cold so you can get out and enjoy the many attractions in Williamsburg. Thank you again and hope you feel better. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
14 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We stayed here over a weekend before Christmas and found the hotel staff friendly, the room clean and comfortable, conveniently located to the historical area and Busch Gardens. However, avoid the 2nd floor room (#209) located above the kitchen else you will be awaken around 7:00 AM with strong vapors of the breakfast for that morning (waffles/French toast, bacon/sausage) permeating... More 

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Alexis W, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Historic Area Inn, responded to this review

We apologize for the smell from the kitchen that you smelled in your room. We hope you enjoyed the breakfast items however. We have added a few things to the buffet and they seem to be going over well. Please come back and see us and we promise we will get you a room away from the kitchen, thank you! More 

Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This is our 3rd time here we like the setting, convenience, and the indoor pool/hot tub. The breakfast is good as well as 24/7 coffee/tea availability. We believe that we get great value for the amenities, and we would stay here again

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Alexis W, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Historic Area Inn, responded to this review

Good to hear you enjoyed your 3rd time and we hope to see you a 4th! We added the extra beverage station in the lobby for coffee, tea and hot chocolate and guest seem to love it. Thank you so much for your review and have a great new year. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Super Friendly Staff, Clean rooms, priced reasonably, breakfast included and super quick drive to historic Williamsburg. The downside which is minimal is that the area around the lobby needs to be dusted!!! I was eating my breakfast and looked over at the lovely flower arrangement and it had a thick coat of dust on the table. The beds are lovely... More 

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Alexis W, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Historic Area Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for making us aware of the dust issue which was taken care of right away. Its the items such as this why we read these reviews and take them so seriously. We have some great changes coming in 2015 and we hope to see you again soon. Thank you again and your business is appreciated. More 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This hotel has bed bugs. They were unresponsive and dismissive, and condensing with an email response. I had to cut my family's trip short and have spent hours washing EVERYTHING we took with us. Thoroughly disappointed in this hotel, and will never do business with them again.

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Alexis W, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Historic Area Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we do truly apologize for the difficulties you faced during your stay. We did inspect the room with a company and no activity at all was found. We are not sure what kind of bug this may have been but no bed bug activity was detected in anyway. Any report of this kind we... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Was greeted promptly and courteously by hotel staff. Lobby was decorated for the holiday. Stayed over Christmas and when returning from breakfast the was a present from the hotel. All hotel staff was friendly. Pool and Jacuzzi were clean. Needed towels which staff provided quickly. I would definitely stay here again.

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Alexis W, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Historic Area Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, glad you received the small gift for Christmas. We just like to let our guest know that we appreciate them especially during the holiday season. Sounds like our staff was welcoming and helpful which is always good to hear, Hope to see you again in 2015, thanks again!!! More 

Annandale, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We don't even consider staying anyplace else when we travel to Willamsburg. The hotel is so comfortable and clean. The kids love the indoor pool. The employees at Best Western Historic Plus are so kind, welcoming and helpful. We have come to feel like we are staying with family!

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Alexis W, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Historic Area Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much, what a great review! We have some changes coming to the hotel soon that we are very excited about. Hope to see you soon so you can check them out. Thanks again for the kind words. More 

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