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Fife & Drum Inn

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441 Prince George Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I arrived apx 7:30 pm knowing the office closes at 5pm, but there was no place to park... I ended up 2 blocks away before I could find a spot for my car. Checked in and went to bed - room was nicely furnished. As for the highly vaunted "cookies", there was a plate with 2 lonely chocolate chip cookies... More 

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Billy S, Owner at Fife & Drum Inn, responded to this review

We are very sorry we did not meet the expectations of this guest. Many of our guests do arrive after we lock the door at 5pm. We always send late arrival information with the guest confirmation. The information includes a parking pass and directions to the Inn parking lot. To date, we have had little problem with this process. We... More 

Lynchburg, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you've graduated from William and Mary, and you've wanted to really be back there, guess what? You can do it! The secret is to stay at the Fife and Drum Inn, upstairs across from Brown Hall on Prince George Street. The location is perfect, the vibe is comfortable, and it's not just clean...it's really clean everywhere. The sheets smell... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Fife and Drum is an excellent establishment. It is very clean and well appointed. We stayed in the Yorktown room which sleeps 3. The beds are nice and comfortable and the private bathroom is great. The breakfasts are fantastic and they provided home made cookies every afternoon/evening. The owners are extremely kind, friendly and helpful which made our stay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed one night while looking at William and Mary. Walked to the college and around Colonial Williamsburg. No need to move your car which was a plus as parking is tight. Good hearty breakfast. Not inexpensive but worth it. Would definitely return.

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Hyannis, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a delightful stay in the Webster Hitchens room over Christmas. The room was well decorated, had a very comfortable bed, lots of storage space and was very quiet. The bathroom while small was well appointed with a very powerful shower with hot water always available. Coffee, tea, and juice were available all day as well as homemade cookies... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The host was very friendly and helpful. The rooms were lovely. We were really pleased to have an upgrade. We really enjoyed the chocolate chip cookies. My sister and I were there to visit my son who's a student at William and Mary. This was the fourth time I spent a weekend in Williamsburg, and The Fife and Drum Inn... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This B&B was so charming! I came with my daughter on a school tour. It was cute and cozy. We loved the breakfast and evening cookies. The owner was super friendly and helpful. It was conveniently located within walking distance of the W&M campus. We didn't see any other guests at night so it felt like our own personal house.

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Laytonsville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My wife and I really enjoyed staying here! Close to everything, impeccably clean, nicely decorated (in colonial motif). The bed was very comfortable, and to my surprise, the shower was large and very modern plus a nice shower head with strong water flow! The lounging area always had fresh cookies, fruit, coffee and tea! The owners were very friendly. And... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Fife & Drum Inn is a gem in Williamsburg. The owner is so friendly and knowledgable of the city. The buffet breakfast is great...hot food + fruit + juice, coffee/tea. Snacks are left for the guests, including chips, lemonade and baked cookies + 24/7 coffee/tea. The rooms are lovely and clean. The Inn is located steps from Duke of Gloucester... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Daughter and I only spent one night, but we were pleased overall. I agree with some of the minor quibbles posted earlier; freshly cooked eggs, maybe cottage cheese and yogurt, and bottled water would be a nice addition to breakfast ( though the quiche-y casserole and fresh fruit was quite good today). Room temperature does continue to be an issue... More 

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