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“How quaint” 3 of 5 stars
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Wyndham Patriots Place
2.5 of 5 Resort   |   220 House of Burgesses Way, Williamsburg, VA 23185 (Formerly Fairfield Williamsburg at Patriots' Place)   |  
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Ranked #38 of 79 Hotels in Williamsburg
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“How quaint”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2009

my wife and i stayed in a studio style unit where the bedroom, kitchen, living area was all in one area, no separate room except the bath.

Pros:

1. nice grounds
2. friendly staff
3. easy check in
4. nice furnishings
5. kitchen utensils are quality items

Cons
1. Studio design is way too small
2. no dishwasher
3. no exhaust fan in kitchen
4. oven is inadequate
5. raised stains on blankets
6. no countertop space
7. refrigerator is too small
8. heating /AC causes studio to tremble.
9. no accessible washer/dryer unit
10. had to pay for wi-fi internet

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2009

We were apprehensive about our condo after reading some of the reviews about Patriot's Place regarding the noise level and cleanliness, but found it to be the opposite. We were checked in within five minutes and never called to attend a TimeShare offering. Our one bedroom condo was recently renovated with granite countertops, washer/dryer, 2 showers, and new carpet. We found the location to be convenient to all the attractions and felt the condo was the best part of our vacation. We purchased our condo on Skyauction.com for a very reasonable price. Our recommendation would be to purchase a city map of Williamsburg and locate the grocery stores, restaurants, etc. before you start exploring. We went on the tour bus to Washington, DC for a day through Tidewater Tours (Wyndam bus tour was sold out) and had a wonderful day and it is well worth the price of ticket, which included 2 meals and all fees at Arlington Cemetery. Internet service was easily purchased through WAYPORT and provided excellent service for $30 for a week.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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TriCities, WA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2009

The next door neighbors were very noisy even after midnight from children knocking to be let inside, and what sounded like vaccum cleaners going on. The doors did not allow privacy, as you could hear the noise that went on from the neighbor's. If you want any sleep at night, do not stay at this place... as you will not get any rest. The studio room had a sofa, but was not a sleeper sofa like most had. The kitchen was quite small and had no pans for cooking in, except for a pot to cook with. The refrigerator was quite small with just enough room for some soft drinks, or maybe yogurt, but not for frozen.
The bathroom was nice with no complaints. The only problems were the neighbors who were extremally noisy, and loud. The other problem was the door was not sound proof enough, and left around 2" (My estimation)on the bottom of the door where a large amount of the noise came through, including bad smells such as burned food. These problems which were not addressed by the staff very well, as they said it was the last week of vacationing, and they were completely booked with no extra rooms available anywhere. They also did not address the complaint of the noise level either. The problem of noise interfered with our vacation to the extent that we did not get very much rest, and because of this slept in. We had a time schedule to be able to see everything such as Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Busch Gardens, and the lack of sleep interfered with us having a good vacation.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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VA
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5 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2009

We stayed here in August of 2009. This place is part of a timeshare group owned by Wyndam. The buildings and grounds are very well maintained with a lot of land surrounding everything. The buildings and parking areas are nice and the crews keep the outdoors areas very clean.

Inside, well, that is not so great. The rooms are dark and dreary and after about 2 hours in this place and the white socks we were wearing were dirty - this was from the carpeted areas. Deters you from ever going barefoot.

The noise levels in this place in the evenings is off the charts. Unlike a hotel where you can call the front desk if you encounter loud unruly guests - at Patriots Place you are stuck if you get other families in your building who have no consideration for others. We hit the jackpot. We were below what sounded to be 500 pound gorillas with bowling balls that they dropped every 5 to 10 minutes. The folks next door weren't that much better. There were 3 units in our building. 2 of them appeared to be occupied by people who knew each other because they spent from 7 pm to 11 pm each evening running back and forth between the rooms and slamming the door each time they exited and entered. They seemed to have no clue that someone else was in the building because they often had loud conversations with kids, etc in their party while standing in front of our door.

We also had the pleasure of having an adjoining door to the room next door in our bedroom so you could basically hear their tv, talking etc and again, it was loud. The a/c units - all 4 of them - sat outside our window so we were subjected to them going on and off - though sometimes they would drown out a tiny bit of noise. To show you how bad the noise really was - when my toddler sons went to bed, to drown out some noise, we had a sound machine at the highest level, the fan on in the bedroom and towels stuffed under the adjoining room door just to get it to a level so they could at least sleep for a little bit before the door slamming started again. Also the 1/2 inch or bigger space under the front door caused the bedroom door to stick - a nice added vacuum effect.

The swimming pool is a bit on the small side - sigh, no lifeguard, no one to monitor the kids who are throwing balls and running all over the place - because their parents sent them over for the most part unattended. There were no towels when we got there and we didn't stay long because we had to worry about being hit in the head by one of the many ill mannered children.

You get what you pay for. We were there as part of a family owned timeshare. I will never do that again and learned the hard way. Next time we will stay at Kingsmill or somewhere nicer and where sure, you pay for a nice place, but at least you can sleep at night. and your feet stay clean. I could go on and on.....

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rockland,Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2009

We ( A family of 3) purchased a 3 night stay on Ebay ($279) 6/22-6/25 and it was worth every penny. Check in good (sales pitch was offered but we politely refused) and that was the end of the pitch. Location not a problem finding the resort,yes sign was a little small, but we were on the look-out for it. Rooms were good they consisted of the entire 1st floor
bldg# 41-102,103 slept a total of 8 ppl. Very clean. No noise at all as some reviews complained about. only minor problems Toilet in 1 unit was not properly secured.
I would recommened this to others Busch Gardens 10 minute drive.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Florida
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77 reviews 77 reviews
38 hotel reviews
Reviews in 61 cities Reviews in 61 cities
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2009

Turn into the road that shows a sign for Ramada 1776. Small sign for Patriots place!!

We, family of 4, stayed at the Wyndham Patriots Place in the week of June 14th 2009. It looked to me as all renovations have been completed, the pool is open and all seems well. Check-in on Sunday at 3pm took about 5 minutes, good customer service upon (Randy) check -in. No push for additional tours and packages. They said that the place is full and I believe it. It is still quite all around. We had a 1 bedroom appartment with the sofa sleeper for the kids. The appartment is what you expect to get. It has all the essentials and you are given a refresh kit upon check-in.
Is it noisy? Yes, if you let your kids run around and do not control them, otherwise it is like any other appartment you have ever been in. So again, it is what you make of it. This is a family resort, expect some noise and you will be okay.
The grounds are well kept, everything is clean all around. There are not many amenities at the resort itself. For a gym and bigger pool, you have to go the the sister resorts down the street (5 min drive) There is not really a work out/walk trail or anything, again, the gyms are at the sister resorts. The unit could use some more plates, glasses, knives, forks etc., we had 4 of everything which means we have to run the (very loud) dishwasher frequently.
There were plenty of towels for a family of 4, if you are going to use the sleeper sofa, get some pillows, you will need them. No recycling opportunity, anywhere on-site. Unless you have a 2 bedroom unit, there are free laundry services at the pool.
Best grocery stores around are Ukropps (no alcohol sold) and Farmers Fresh(huge wine & beer selection) Really nice quality food/fresh fish selection. Walmart is a 15 min drive. Wifi is available via Wayport, you will need a code or be a member. Speed and coverage will be sufficient for most ( $30 for 1 week if you need to buy here, sign up online when here)
So, in short, if you need a good clean place to stay that is kid friendly while you are off during the day and come back tired and just want to hang out. It is what you need.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Orlando, florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2009

We just got back from our vacation at Wyndham Patriots Place and we already want to go back. As far as the previous review goes, I don't know what happened with the noise. It was so quiet, you could hear a pin drop the whole time we were there. You could be sitting on the balcony and shut the door, nobody could hear you inside. The grounds were exquisite and well taken care of. The pool was a little bit chilly, but very clean. The resort was close to everything. From shopping to theme parks to grocery stores, they were all a very short drive.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 220 House of Burgesses Way, Williamsburg, VA 23185 (Formerly Fairfield Williamsburg at Patriots' Place)
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Location: United States > Virginia > Williamsburg
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Green Hotel in Williamsburg
#7 Top resorts Hotel in Williamsburg
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Wyndham Patriots Place 2.5*
Number of rooms: 398
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