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Marriott's Manor Club at Ford's Colony
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   101 St. Andrews Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23188   |  
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Peaceful week in a beautiful area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

My husband and I traded our time share for a week at this beautiful, well cared for resort just north of Williamsburg, Virginia. Its setting in the middle of the Ford Colony area is very quiet and tranquil. The condo-style units are housed in 3 storey brick buildings split into two sections. We chose a 2-bedroom unit in the Jefferson House which is a renovated older section. The rooms are very spacious (we have never been in such a roomy unit) and well appointed with virtually everything needed for the week including a full-sized washer and dryer. I have heard that the newer buildings across the road (in the "sequel" area) are not as roomy, but we did not see any of those. There are two outdoor pools with hot tubs, one indoor pool with hot tub, a weight room and a gym as well as a spa. The only negative thing we found was the "Marketplace" which was very poorly stocked. Perhaps this was due to the time of year (early October), although I would think the autumn would be a preferred time to travel for many, especially those without children. They will print out a trail map for you at reception (excellent staff here) showing 3, 4 or 5 mile trails throughout the Ford Colony area. We walked the 3 and 4 mile trails several times and found them very pleasant as they passed by ponds, a lake, the golf courses and beautiful housing areas.
There is shopping nearby but not within walking distance and Richmond Road (rte 60) has many restaurants to choose from. Colonial Williamsburg is well worth devoting a day to, but we were disappointed due to not being able to visit Jamestown or drive the scenic Colonial Parkway because of the US government closures last week.
I would certainly recommend this resort but due to the distance from our west coast home, I doubt that I would return again.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We stayed for one week and loved it. Beautiful area, rooms were very clean and comfortable. 2 adults and 2 kids. We all enjoyed the amenities. Great little movie theatre, would have liked to taken advantage of more activities going on but were out at the many sites in the area most days.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

This hotel/timeshare is situated on a gorgeous development with a beautiful golf course and architecturally appropriate buildings. The setting is pristine and my room was comfortable and looked recently renovated. The check in staff were super professional, efficient and yet friendly. I stayed as a hotel guest in October and could not have been more impressed with the value for the money. Although I am here for a relatively short business trip, I cannot wait to return with my family for a real vacation in this charming and historic place.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

My husband and I exchanged a week through Interval and did a "Staycation" in our home state where we were able to enjoy all of the great amenities this resort had to offer and just relax in this beautiful area of the Commonwealth.
The resort itself is immaculate and we had ample room in our 2 bedroom unit which was tastefully decorated in Colonial furnishings. The staff was very helpful when needed and we were blessed with gogeous weather which allowed for use of the outside pool in late September and early October as the water is heated.
This resort is conveniently located and once you learn your way around not far from the restored area of Williamsburg, the outlets, the Pottery and the major highway taking you to Jamestown, Yorktown, and other places of interest.
If you are a golfer you won't be disappointed and neither will shoppers, history buffs, or those who just want to relax in lovely surroundings.
It was a hassle free, easy vacation, enjoyed at a very nice property i would not hesitate to recommend.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

As Marriott timeshare owners, we have now used Interval to twice trade a week for one at Marriott's Manor Club In Williamsburg. It came with 6 free rounds of golf on the three Ford's Colony courses. The two bedroom unit was in good condition, as expected, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff was wonderfully helpful and the grounds are beautiful. If you are not familiar with Virginia weather [we live in Charlottesville VA], the weather is at its best in October - shirt sleeves during the day and a light jacket at night.

We had two issues with the stay.
(1) We invited friends to join us for a few days, including free lodging and free golf. Unfortunately, we found out that we could only use two of the free rounds per day, leaving us to pay for our friends golf.
(2) It is a no-smoking facility, even on the porches and patios. I disagree with the patio/porch ban. Marriott placed a lovely bench and ash tray outside each building. The chances of someone smoking on the porch is about 20% (pct of those who smoke), but by placing the bench and ashtray out side the building entrance, the chance of smoke drifting into your unit increases to 100%. I brought it to the attention of the property's manager. Let's just say it did not go well. He simply did not want to hear the logic.

Still, we would highly recommend the property. It got us great discounts all around Williamsburg, including very low fees on the great Golden Horseshoe courses.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Centerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

A visit to Williamsburg following an Interval International search will reveal eight very nice properties (http://www.intervalworld.com/web/cs?a=1502&areaCode=232.) All properties are cited as “premium” or “select” properties. It may be difficult to make a selection that is less than congenial for your visit.

Williamsburg like Orlando seems to have overdeveloped the timeshare market, and the odds of an exchange are excellent. We enjoy the sweltering Southern summers at the beach with an air-conditioned condo, but June, July, August, and September may not be the best months to enjoy the historical museum of Williamsburg.

Our family has exchanged nearly ten times into Marriott's Manor Club at Ford's Colony (http://www.intervalworld.com/web/cs?a=1503&resortCode=MMC&parentResortCode=MMC or 101 St. Andrews Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23188, 757-258-1120.) We find the drive from Ohio to be enjoyable, and sometimes we will fly into the Richmond or Norfolk airport.

Marriott's Manor Club at Ford's Colony is an older, but excellent Marriott property. The developers were mindful of the architecture of Williamsburg, and Marriott's Manor Club at Ford's Colony certainly affords a couple or a family much greater creature comforts than the various Williamsburg inns of the 1700’s. Because the developers linked the property to an upscale golfing community, there is a serenity that is almost bucolic.

Many Marriott properties provide balconies and Marriott's Manor Club at Ford's Colony provides a screened porch with various garden, fairways, and water views. Morning coffee on the porch may be enjoyed during much of the year. We recommend the two bedroom /bathroom units. The furniture is colonial elegance, and includes state of the art media as well as in-unit laundries. The website photos are accurate in portraying your holiday experience at this property.

The reception area is very professional with timely check-in and advice concerning visiting Colonial Williamsburg as well as other nearby activities. We have often visited during the Christmas season, and find the Colonial exterior and interior home decorations to be inspirational. We have adopted several of these colonial decorations for our own home. The December temperature is around 50 degrees and sometimes reaches 60 degrees.

The Internet provides several sites for Williamsburg, and the site to visit is http://www.history.org/. The town of Williamsburg provides several period dressed docents, but will not often have as many period docents as featured on this website. Remember, Williamsburg is not another trip to the “mouse.” I remind readers of this because several docents repeat the question from unprepared tourists, “where are the rides?”

A visit to Williamsburg requires some reading preparation for the family. Williamsburg is an important gift to the nation. It is sometimes difficult to compete with the gadgets of modern society, but if parents are prepared to delve beyond the superficial, Williamsburg is a splendid family educational experience.

While the development of Williamsburg is due to an endowment from John D. Rockefeller Jr. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colonial_Williamsburg#Dr._Goodwin_and_the_Rockefellers) and others, operating expenses are dependent upon ticket sales. Visit the following site to learn more about ticket purchase:

http://www.history.org/visit/planYourVisit/ticketPlans/#capital.

Yes, a family may wander the streets of Williamsburg at no fee, but an education will come at a relatively small price. Visit http://www.colonialwilliamsburgresort.com/dining

for much more information on Dining in the 18th Century

* Christiana Campbell's Tavern®

* Chowning's Tavern®

* King's Arms Tavern®

* Shields Tavern

The Williamsburg Inn may provide a special dinner for a couple. And there are some very nice restaurants that the local population will select. We have never been disappointed with dinner at the Trellis (http://www.thetrellis.com/.)

No visit to Williamsburg is complete without a visit to the Historic Triangle (http://www.historictriangle.com/.)

The Historic Triangle gave birth to the United States, and a huge nation grew from a tiny place in Virginia. In that same tiny place, Europeans, American Indians, and Africans first lived together and became the seed of the American people.

The first permanent English settlers sent by the Virginia Company of London were at Jamestown. The ideas of revolution were fanned at Williamsburg. Independence was won in the final victory at Yorktown.

Representative self-government started in the Historic Triangle, as did civilian control of the military and the right to private ownership of property. If even one of those concepts, any one, had been missing, the United States would be a completely different place. It might not even be the United States.

At times before our independence, the Dutch were to the north, the Spanish to the south, and the French to the north and west. If the Jamestown settlers had given up or the revolutionaries in Williamsburg been less intent or the British had won at Yorktown, what nation might have moved in?

Washington, D.C. is within an easy driving distance, but my advice is to focus for a week on the Historic Triangle. There are two Jamestowns to explore. The first Jamestown is still somewhat controversial concerning the actual location, and the Disney film, Pocahontas fabricated a relationship between Captain John Smith and Pocahontas that is deplored by historians.

Virginia restored a second recreation of Jamestown for the 400th anniversary in 2007 with a guest appearance by President Bush and Queen Elizabeth. Be certain to visit http://www.historyisfun.org/ for very accurate information concerning Jamestown and Yorktown. Unfortunately, few U.S. citizens know the powerful role of the French in winning the battle of Yorktown and ultimate American victory in the revolutionary war.

Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown are important to American history, and it is important that Americans differentiate the various time periods that each of these locations represent.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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west yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

this is a lovely resort on the outskirts of Williamsburg that is ideal for golfers. it is about a 15 min drive to Williamsburg downtown and not too far from the freeway. there are other places to stay closer to the centre but we liked the peace and quiet after a busy day. we had a good rate on a double room which was spacious and had microwave, fridge etc. there was a free washing machine and dryer in our block. no where to eat on site but snacks available.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 101 St. Andrews Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23188
Location: United States > Virginia > Williamsburg
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Williamsburg
#3 Family Hotel in Williamsburg
#11 Romantic Hotel in Williamsburg
#13 Business Hotel in Williamsburg
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Marriott's Manor Club at Ford's Colony 3.5*
Number of rooms: 276
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Vacation Villas set in Ford's Colony community; minutes away from Williamsburg, Busch Gardens & Water County USA. ... more   less 
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