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BEST WESTERN PLUS Historic Area Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   201 Bypass Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185   |  
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Ranked #27 of 78 hotels in Williamsburg
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“Great Overnight Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

My wife and I stayed here one night. Front desk clerk was very welcoming and helpful. The hotel is well equiped and maintained. Amenities such as pool, hot tub and fitness center are very good and breakfast is excellent - an easy choice to recommend.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alexis W, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Historic Area Inn, responded to this review, February 1, 2013
Good Afternoon,

I would first like to say "Thank You" for choosing us as your choice of hotel as we know there are many to choose from. I am very pleased to know that you had a wonderful stay here, as we work hard to make sure that evey guests is satified when they walk through our doors. When and if you do decide to come back to the area please give me a call and I will be more than happy to help you with your reservation. Have a great day!!!!


Alexis Williams
Front Office Manager
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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
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Arlington, Virginia
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

We stayed one night and the hotel was nearly empty when we arrived.

It was a lovely room with 2 Q beds and a micro fridge. The micro/coffee maker/fridge were all unplugged. We figured out how to plug in the microwave but couldn't do the rest.

No problem the lobby has a very nice coffee machine that provided lovely cups of tea any time and there was plenty of ice up on the second floor for our cooler.

The wifi was the fastest I've ever seen in a hotel and the employees were excellent. We have mulitple food allergies but my husband enjoyed the breakfast bar and my kids loved the juice machine in the morning.

Our only dislike was the pillows and the air system. They were those funny little square things that alot of hotels have moved to lately. The room was the perfect temperature but there was no way to leave the fan running all night as white noise. My kids sleep better with a fan running but our room was nice and quiet even though we were right off the lobby.

I think this is the best hotel to stay in the Williamsburg area and will be our first choice from now on.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alexis W, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Historic Area Inn, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Thank you so much for the review of your stay and we are very pleased we made it enjoyable. We also look forward to being your choice when you return to Williamsburg. Thanks again and we hope to see you very soon.
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Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

This was the second time we stayed here in the last year. Great location, reasonable price and excellent service. My only suggestion would be a little more variety on a daily basis with the breakfast, otherwise, it was a great experience and we will come back again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alexis W, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Historic Area Inn, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Good Morning!,

I would first like to start off by saying "Thank you" for being a loyal guest to the Best Western family, we really do appreciate it. I am very happy to know that we were able to make your stay as enjoyable as the others. I would like to apologize about the breakfast variety, we are actually working on changing some of the breakfast items day to day so that our guest will have multiple varieties when they stay multiple days with us. When and if you do decide to be back, please give me a call at 757-220-0880 and I will personally assist you with your reservation. Have a great day!


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Manassas, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

My family and I stayed at this hotel over the Christmas Holiday because we attended Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. This hotel totally beat the Travelodge across the street we stayed at last year!! The staff couldn't have been more friendlier, the indoor pool was nice, the fitness center was nice, and there was a nice variety to eat for breakfast in the morning. Great coffee and there were even some complementary, homemade cookies at the front desk!! We rented two rooms and both of them were extremely clean, the beds were comfortable, and the bathrooms looked like they were very recently remodeled.

The one negative I could find about this hotel were the beds were double-sized instead of queen-sized. Still, my family and I slept great in them. I totally recommend this hotel to anyone who is visiting Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens, or just want to spend time in the city!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alexis W, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Historic Area Inn, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
We appreciate your response and we are glad we made your stay enjoyable. Come back and see us and we will make sure we get your queens beds. Thanks again!
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Blandon
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4 hotel reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

We stayed for two nights. We were pleasantly surprised on the cleanliness and helpfulness of the staff. The hotel is close to everything! Check in was fast and friendly. Staff called the first evening to see if the room was ok and it was. Our room had a refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. Maid did forget to retock the coffee. That was not a problem however as there was plenty in the lobby and at the continental breakfast. I am sure the staff would have been more than happy to replenish if we would have ask.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alexis W, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Historic Area Inn, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Thank you very much for your response! It is always good to hear positive responses and that we are doing things right. Please come back and see us again.
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Ocean City, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Stayed for three nights to spend Thanksgiving in Williamsburg. Hotel is about 1 mile from the Visitor Center. Check in was quick and easy, front desk clerk was equipped with directions and maps. Room had very nice amenities (coffee maker restocked with coffee each day, a microwave, and refrigerator). Plenty of places for dinner nearby, although something on site would be a bit more convenient, but really of no consequence. Breakfast was very nice...not a four course meal, but far nicer than a continental of muffin and coffee. Selection ranged from self serve eggs and sausage, cereal, muffins, toasts, yogurt, fruit, and juices. Breakfast room attendant was very efficient and cheerful. Didn't have an opportunity to use the indoor pool, but it did look very inviting. Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alexis W, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Historic Area Inn, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Thank you for your review and it is very good to hear you enjoyed breakfast. We have made some small additions and revised a few things so good to hear we are headed in the right direction. Thank you again, come back and see us soon
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Westminster, Maryland
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Brought a group here for overnight on a Williamsburg shopping weekend. Hotel was very comfortable after long day. Cookies at check-in. No complaints from 25 rooms that we occupied that night! That's good in my book.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Alexis W, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Historic Area Inn, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Thank you for your response regarding your stay. We appreciate the friendly comments and glad you enjoyed the cookies, hope to see you again soon!
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Address: 201 Bypass Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Location: United States > Virginia > Williamsburg
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Business Hotel in Williamsburg
#25 Family Hotel in Williamsburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Historic Area Inn 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the center of Williamsburg. The hotel is within walking distance to several restaurants. All rooms come with a microwave and refrigerator. Continental breakfast is included. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Historic Area Hotel Williamsburg
Best Western Williamsburg
Waller Mills Inn
Williamsburg Best Western
Waller Mill Inn Williamsburg Va

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