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The Historic Powhatan Resort

3.0 of 5 Resort   |   3601 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188
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Ranked #44 of 80 hotels in Williamsburg
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Baltimore,MD
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First the grounds of the resort are great, but the resort didn't have enough amenities for the kids. I think some things need to be added. For example the need a larger activity center, larger playgrounds and more activities for the kids. The rooms were very clean but outdated, especially the kitchen and bathroom. Also the must have the hot... More

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diamondresorts, Manager at The Historic Powhatan Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. While we are glad you enjoyed our beautiful woodland resort grounds, we couldn’t be more disappointed that you didn’t enjoy the other aspects of your stay as much. We are sorry for your disappointment in your room’s quality and our activities department here. Delivering a great guest experience is our priority and we have shared... More

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So I was concern after reading reviews, however it was a great clean place. I traveled with 8 adults and 4 kids and it's wonderful for the price. Plenty of things for the whole family to do. It was close to Busch Gardens, food and shopping. The kids loved the pool, however they need to go lighter on the chlorine... More

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diamondresorts, Manager at The Historic Powhatan Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your thoughts about you and your family’s recent stay here at The Historic Powhatan Resort. We were glad to hear that our activities, accommodations, and location exceeded your expectations. Your feedback about the chlorine levels in our indoor pool is greatly appreciated. Please be advised that these levels are tested frequently to ensure the levels are... More

washington d.c.
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I reserved this place via a Certifikid deal and paid 249 for three nights. At the time of booking I was asked if I minded follow up phone calls. I said yes, please do not call me. Subsequent to me making that request there were approximately six follow up phone calls, two of which I answered. On the first call... More

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diamondresorts, Manager at The Historic Powhatan Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your honest thoughts. We apologize if you felt our contacts prior to your arrival were excessive. These calls are intended to help us gather information that will assist us in making our guest’s stays more memorable. Still, we regret any annoyance/inconvenience this may have caused you. It is common for guests to be contacted regarding a... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our family (with 3 kids) just spent 3 nights at the Powhatan Resort and enjoyed our stay. Checking in on a Sat afternoon, there was a decent line of people, but it moved quickly and the desk clerk was very helpful. We had set up 2 bookings (1 with Groupon for the 1st 2 nights, and since we couldn't get... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The lobby is beautiful. Rooms have been done over nicely. Indoor pool kinda less desired and locker rooms are old yucky. Staff is helpful and friendly. Great location near all parks. Overall pretty good for families

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diamondresorts, Manager at The Historic Powhatan Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your favorable review of our resort. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed our lovely lobby area and enhanced rooms. You feedback regarding our locker rooms and indoor pool have been forwarded to our Maintenance manager for further review. This being said, our team members will be very happy to hear you appreciated their diligent efforts. We... More

College Park, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I really liked it here! I was nervous to stay here because of all the nasty reviews here but there was an offer on Groupon for $59/night instead of the $139/night. My boyfriend and I received more than a warm welcome and not one person offered a timeshare presentation. It was close to Busch Gardens and Colonial Williamsburg. Everyone was... More

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diamondresorts, Manager at The Historic Powhatan Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing you and your boyfriend’s thoughts about your recent stay here at The Historic Powhatan Resort. We were delighted to hear that you were able to take advantage of the Groupon offer, and that our team members helped contribute to your wonderful stay. Your recommendation is greatly appreciated. We look forward to seeing you both again very... More

Reston, Virginia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked this through Travelocity for one night not knowing it was a time share. When we checked in we were taken to a back room where they kept my visa card and driver's license for several minutes in another back room. I don't know why they needed my license so long, pulling credit perhaps? I don't know. Then they... More

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diamondresorts, Manager at The Historic Powhatan Resort, responded to this review

We are very sorry that you were not fully satisfied with every aspect of your recent stay here and must advise that your review has come as a great surprise to us, as it is very rare that we receive negative reviews about the incidentals deposit. Please be aware that a prepaid deposit to cover potential damage(s) or theft(s) from... More

Buckhorn, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've stayed at Powhatan several times in the past, the most recent before now with friends where we were in an older shabby unit, which left a bad taste. As owners we expected better. This time we had a very nice updated unit. Everything was done at a very high standard. There was only one wobble. when we came down... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We checked in to the Powhatan Resort only to find a very outdated room. Old Formica tiles in the entranced gouged with deep scratches. Same tile in the bathroom permanently stained yellow around the toilet and back wall. Holes in the fabric of the armchair. Blinds have broken slats and one fell off when my daughter tried to pull it... More

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diamondresorts, Manager at The Historic Powhatan Resort, responded to this review

We sincerely regret to hear of the unsatisfactory room quality you experienced. Rest assured the concerns you mentioned, while uncharacteristic of our resort, are completely unacceptable. Your feedback has been brought to our maintenance manager’s attention for review and coaching purposes. Going forward, we strongly advise you notify a team member of any issues that may arise during your stay,... More

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Additional Information about The Historic Powhatan Resort

Also Known As:
The Historic Powhatan Hotel Williamsburg
Powhatan Plantation
The Historic Powhatan Hotel
Historic Powhatan Hotel
Sunterra Powhatan Plantation
Powhatan Plantation Williamsburg Va
Address: 3601 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188
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Location: United States > Virginia > Williamsburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Williamsburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Historic Powhatan Resort 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Little Piece of American HistoryVirginia is one of the best places to visit if you are a history buff and want to learn more about the birth of a nation and see relics from days gone by. Williamsburg is a 170-acre historic town that has been restored to its original English condition. The Historic Powhatan Resort offers guests a little piece of colonial history with the restored Manor House (circa 1735). Nestled among 256 acres of beautiful woodland, this resort is loaded with fun things to see and do, and learn a little bit of American history. Rest, Relaxation, and a Whole Lot MoreIf you are looking for a resort that has all kinds of things to do, then you need look no further than The Historic Powhatan Resort. Here you can enjoy both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, an outdoor pavilion, and even a playground for the kids. Each three-bedroom suite has a fully equipped kitchen with a two-burner stovetop, a private balcony and a loft for the ultimate in relaxing vacations.If you are looking for a great meal, you can find it at The Historic Powhatan Bar & Grille, where you will find a casual family dining atmosphere for both breakfast and dinner. Open seven days a week, The Historic Powhatan Bar &Grille has an outdoor patio where you can enjoy a nice, cold drink while watching the peaceful pond (weather permitting, of course). During the breakfast buffet, enjoy being entertained by the resort's very own "first lady", Martha Washington, who will regale guests of all ages with amusing and entertaining stories.Whether you are looking for rest and relaxation, or fun and excitement, you can have it all at The Historic Powhatan Resort. ... more   less 
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