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The Colonies at Williamsburg

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5380 Olde Towne Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The property is very nice. The kids had a ball. We would've gave this place 5 stars if I didn't get bit up by bed bugs. we actually caught one and took it to the front desk. It was still alive...they took pics of my bites and told me that I would be contacted by the insurance company...welp, it's been... More 

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vacationvillage, Guest Relations Manager at The Colonies at Williamsburg, responded to this review

We’re truly sorry for the experience you encountered during your stay at The Colonies of Williamsburg. Unfortunately, no hotel or resort is immune to a bed bug infestation but on those rare occurrences we have a policy in place to combat the problem. Once the guest leaves the room, the unit is placed out of order and an exterminator is... More 

Hurlock, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked this for a week long vacation through the Interval Exchange. Our stay was from May 2nd through May 9th. We arrived early and were pleasantly surprised that the very friendly front-desk staff checked us in early. Upon arrival to our two-bedroom "suite" we were very pleased with the decor, cleanliness and overall atmosphere. The only downfall was that we... More 

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vacationvillage, Guest Relations Manager at The Colonies at Williamsburg, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this great review about our resort. We are thrilled to know that you were pleasantly surprised with our friendly and professional front desk staff, which was able to help you check in early. We are happy you were satisfied with the 2-bedroom unit you were assigned. We apologize for the outdoor pool... More 

Mechanicsburg, PA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice resort close to things in Williamsburg. I liked the location - close to the premium outlets and Richmond road. It was easy to get to restaurants, have takeout delievered, etc. We had a 2 bedroom bottom floor unit and it was new and nice. The outdoor pool was closed because it was March so we used... More 

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vacationvillage, Guest Relations Manager at The Colonies at Williamsburg, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are very happy to know you liked the location of our resort, the nice unit that you stayed in and how easy it was for you to get around. We apologize for the inconveniences you’ve encountered and the little incident with your child; however, we’re glad to know that he didn’t get hurt badly... More 

Downingtown, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at The Colonies at Williamsburg for a week; we were drawn by the "pet friendly" label we saw on their web site. We have two small dogs and didn't want to leave them for a week. The Colonies are clean, well maintained, have a nice pool, lots of restaurants/shopping nearby and are a 5-10 minute car drive to... More 

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vacationvillage, Guest Relations Manager at The Colonies at Williamsburg, responded to this review

Wow! It is great to get another 5-star review from one of our guests/owners. Thank you for sharing all the positive aspects of our resort that helped make your vacation better. We are pleased you were satisfied with our pet-friendly policy, our cleanliness, our resort location, and our great staff. Thank you for recommending our resort to others. We appreciate... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would stay here again but it would not be my first choice. Everything is nice enough but just not top notch. Pools are great especially for the kids. Good calendar of activities. Layout of unit is good but only once you are finally inside it. Have to use your card key in three different doors to get in. Weird.... More 

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vacationvillage, Guest Relations Manager at The Colonies at Williamsburg, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments on our resort, based on your recent stay. We’re happy to know that you liked the pools, the good calendar of activities, and the room floor plan. We’re sorry our beds were not as comfortable as you would have liked it to be. We hope you give us another chance... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at The Colonies at Williamsburg the last week in May 2015. Check in was easy and courteous. We booked through Interval and have stayed at many time shares before. We had a second floor room with an in-unit washer and dryer which was great. Our kids are 5, 2 and 1. We used the mattress off the couch... More 

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vacationvillage, Guest Relations Manager at The Colonies at Williamsburg, responded to this review

Thank you for this detailed review, Jeremy R. We’re glad you were satisfied with the fast check-in and the washer & dryer that was available in your room unit, as well as the kitchen, jetted tub, and the full schedule of kids/family activities that were available during your stay. We’re sorry the outdoor pool was not warm enough to use... More 

Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
13 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My family stayed here for 1 week and loved it. It is close to everything. Less than a mile to outlet shopping and restaurant row. Less than five miles to Williamsburg. Eight minutes drive to Jamestown Settlement. Short drive to Busch Gardens. Out rental offered two full featured bedrooms with full baths, stocked kitchen utensils and full fridge. The whole... More 

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vacationvillage, Guest Relations Manager at The Colonies at Williamsburg, responded to this review

We take a lot of pride here at The Colonies at Williamsburg and we are so excited when our guests are pleased with all of our efforts. We appreciate the time you took to share all the positive aspects of our resort that made your vacation with us more enjoyable. Thank you again for your review and we look forward... More 

Boise, Idaho
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Easy check in and very nice desk clerk. Great 2 bedroom condo. Plenty of space, well furnished, very clean and well maintained. Very nice bathrooms and showers. Good kitchen layout and well stocked with pots, pans and utensils. Great pool, with lots of fun things to do. Employees very helpful in planning visits to local attractions. Had discounted tickets available... More 

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vacationvillage, Guest Relations Manager at The Colonies at Williamsburg, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback on our resort, based on your recent vacation stay. We are happy to hear you say that you think The Colonies at Williamsburg is a “Great place to stay.” We are also thrilled you liked the easy check in and our nice front desk clerks, as well as the 2-bedroom unit and the kitchen layout. You... More 

Aiken, South Carolina
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13 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We arrived at the Colonies around 5:30. The traffic getting there was heavy due to graduations at various colleges and universities. Check in went smoothly. The only thing we didn't like about check-in was that they sent you to a different desk for your parking pass which was really an excuse to try to get you to take a time... More 

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vacationvillage, Guest Relations Manager at The Colonies at Williamsburg, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you for another 5-star review. We are so pleased to know that you had a great time at our resort and that you consider it to be a “Peaceful Oasis.” We’re thrilled to learn that you liked the spacious 2 bedroom unit that was assigned to you during your stay, the full size kitchen in your unit, as... More 

Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Don't settle for the chain hotels. Take a look at this property first. Located within easy driving distance to Colonial Williamsburg and William & Marry University, it's a great place for families. Good restaurants close by.

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vacationvillage, Guest Relations Manager at The Colonies at Williamsburg, responded to this review

Thank you for this great 5-star review on our resort. We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback on your recent stay at The Colonies at Williamsburg. Thank you for recommending others to come to our resort because it is within reasonable driving distance to Colonial Williamsburg and the William & Marry University. We are happy your family... More 

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