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“April 26, 2013 Busch Gardens Trip” 3 of 5 stars
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Quality Inn Historic Area
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   600 Bypass Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185   |  
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Ranked #56 of 79 Hotels in Williamsburg
Reston, Virginia
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“April 26, 2013 Busch Gardens Trip”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We arrived late in the evening. We have seasons passes to Busch Gardens and this was an affordable hotel so we gave it a go.

We were traveling with a four year old. I am thankful he was asleep when we arrived. But, the neighbors were super loud and drunk. I am not sure the staff wanted to deal with this. Thankfully they must have passed out! The Wifi is super spotty and we couldn't find a network that worked consistently in our room. The breakfast says eggs, but it is hard boiled eggs, not scrambled! This is an issue for us because our little guy is a picky eatter and this was a let down for us when we know he will consistently eat scrambled eggs! Our room was the last nonsmoking room in the hotel so we were placed on the ground floor near the front of the hotel. This was a prime spot for hearing all the teenage girls and their gossip around 11 or 12 at night. Other than this most everything worked smoothly (ON THIS TRIP).

Room Tip: Ask to not be close to the front. Any group of athletes or bands competing or going to Busch Garden...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

The lobby looks good. The room... our ceiling was spotted with mold marks. Yes it is very humid out there in Virginia, but there must be a way to get rid of that stuff. Maybe damp-rid? No fridge and the towels were thin. The ice machine was broken on our floor. There are other hotels around for the same price.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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4 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We travel to Williamsburg a lot and this was always our go-to hotel because of its great rates, free breakfast, and proximity to all of the attractions. We will not be back, though, until they put some money into this place and rennovate. On check-in, we were greeted by a dead roach/palmetto bug in the lobby. I can't tell these bugs a part but I am not a fan of either one! The first room we were given was on the first floor. The hallway smelled like it had survived recent flooding, but the room reeked of mold and mildew; it was difficult to breathe in there! The front desk staff was very accomodating and gave us a room on the 4th floor. That room smelled better but was definitely showing its age: wallpaper pealing up, carpet separating from the floor molding, caulking in bathroom missing in spots, etc. The mattresses were very uncomfortable and in need of replacing.

Room Tip: If you must stay here, ask for a room above the ground floor. Both halls smell moldy and the left ha...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights. The ice machine on the 2nd floor was broken; the one of the first floor worked but it looked like it was 25 years old. We found old french fries under the bed shirt. The shower had nasty stuff in some of the grout lines. I wiped it with a wash cloth and it came off so the cleaning crew must not have even tried to clean it. Didn't go in the pool. Breakfast was okay the second day because there was actual meat (bacon).

I agree with other reviews that the beds were small...me and hubby had a hard time getting comfortable.

On a positive note the ladies that did breakfast worked hard at keeping the food stocked and the area tidy. They get an A!

Would not stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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christiansburg
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We found this hotel after deciding not to stay in the original motel we had booked. It was clean, staff was nice and the free breakfast was quite good. This was a trip to bush gardens with my adult daughter.

  • Stayed July 2013, 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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Alexandria, Virginia
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14 hotel reviews
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We've stayed at numerous hotels in the Williamsburg area but this Quality Inn is not one to which we will return. The hotel presents well ... Fairly new, modern appearance, great access tothe historic area, Busch Gardens, WaterCountry, restaurants, etc. Once inside, things start to fall apart in the most annoying ways: the beds are small (full size not queens); further, the beds are so hard, only Fred Flintstone or someone recently released from prison would find them comfortable; no refrgerator but substituted is a tacky little ice bucket; the bath towels are small, cheap, and treadbare maybe better to bring some Bountynpaper towels; the breakfast area is spacious and bright but the TV for the large space is less than 32" and at least 20' from the middle of the room might asl well watch the morning news on your phone if the WiFi worked; the WiFi was acceptable in the rooms (satellite service so not lightening fast but OK just not for the news) but the range of the routers did not reach the breakfast area so download your mail and the morning paper before you leave your room for breakfast; breakfast itself was very nice ... waffles, danish, yogurt, and the perfunctory SOS that is offered in every hotel in the South. I do have to comment on the breakfast staff: I typically find these hardworking ladies very accommodating to my one piccadillo: fresh hot water for morning tea rather than pumped from the urns that have typically been contaminated with coffee. At this Quality Inn, the staff was outwardly rude and aggressively unaccommodating to my request for fresh hot water. I appreciate that the profit margins might be thin but 8 or 16 ounces of hot water is an unreasonable request?

My criticism of this Quality Inn should not be extended to others. We've stayed at others, including in the Williamsburg area, and they are a very good value for the money ... Just not this one.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Room felt 'damp' - we were in an end room but it was the wall adjoining another room that had condensation! Wallpaper was coming away at the seams and had not been reapplied, also border was becoming detached.

Bathroom looked very tired and air vent was thick with dust!

Bed linen, although clean, looked very old and worn.

Someone had obviously at some point tried to pull the 'decorative' curtain and it had become detached from its rail but had not been repaired.

Simple caretaking issues that could have been corrected but they obviously couldn't be bothered.

BUT the worst part of our stay was the breakfast experience. The breakfast room was inadequately sized -the hours they allowed for breakfast meant everybody seemed to be there at the same time. There were not enough tables/seats and the room was very stuffy. When we finally managed to get something it wasn't actually really worth the effort either!

Our experience of other chains is that upon departure you are asked if you enjoyed your stay - this was not the case at this hotel. I wonder why!!

Stayed for 2 nights and following this experience cannot imagine we would ever stay in any of this chains hotels again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 600 Bypass Road, 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 Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #56 of 79 Hotels in Williamsburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Quality Inn Historic Area 2*
Number of rooms: 141
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Five-story Brick Hotel centrally located 1/2 mile from Colonial Williamsburg & 5 minutes from Busch Gardens. ... more   less 
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