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Woodlands Hotel & Suites - Colonial Williamsburg
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   105 Visitor Center Dr, Williamsburg, VA 23185   |  
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Ranked #15 of 78 hotels in Williamsburg
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“Always wanted to stay here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012 via mobile

We live in the area and have seen this hotel as we go to Colonial Williamsburg it is literally across the street ( parking lot ) from the Visitors Center. Always wanted to stay but thought it was costly. I was there for a conference and the conference center is beautiful as the sitting area has a window with a view to the Forrest and changing leaves. You have to use your room key to get into the hotels parking area. There truly are not enough parking spaces near the rooms themselves. The rooms are clean and nicely decorated , lg tv on wall, sitting area and desk. no fridge or microwave and a coffee machine. my only problem and reason for the three rating were the thin walls. I heard the persons tv loud and clear and at night snoring as clear as anything. I had to turn the heat on higher to drown out the noise. They offer a nice continental breakfast that does include a tasty ham and not so tasty scrambles eggs. The rest is typical hotel fare. The coffee was great. The staff were friendly and helpful

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

After a conference at Hampton, we opted to spend an extra day and see Colonial Williamsburg. We were easily accommodated at the last minute by a professional and friendly staff. Our room was clean and comfortable. Staff was very helpful in getting us oriented and information concerning the historic district. Workout facility was nice. We went to breakfast early and had it to ourselves at first but it filled fast. Food was acceptable, staff was pleasant. We were able to get nourishment without additional expense. We hopped a bus right next door at the visitor center for a late night visit to the firing in the brick yard and took the last bus back to the hotel. We took the first bus out in the am and was in the historic district in less than 10 minutes without cranking a car or looking for parking. I will stay here again and very soon.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012 via mobile

Great accommodations and amenities close to visitor center and access to Historic Village. An added plus, breakfast buffet included with many healthy choices. Price point a great value including discounts in the Village. Would highly recommend and repeat visit at this hotel location. Try it, you'll like it!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Location, location, location! The equivalent of staying at the Grand Californian at Disneyland...just not as nice. The rooms and linens were clean; the beds not so good...like sleeping in a hammock. Included breakfast buffet was good but very busy with tour bus groups.
If you can plan ahead you can probably find a great deal. Our rate seemed almost too good to be true; about $120/night and included breakfast and tickets to Colonial Williamsburg for our family of four.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Fairfax, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Clean and well maintained but even though you are near the visitor's center you don't have any sense of really being in The Historic District. Its not a far walk but not something you'd want to do at night. You might as well stay at any of the chains on Richmond Road.

Staff ranged from helpful to far more interested in her cell phone than me. Hot part of breakfast dreadful and greasy but fruit, cereal, etc perfecty fine. Pretty room with windows that actually open. VERY uncomfortable bed and pillows and a dreadful acryllic blanket.

If you really want the "Colonial Willliamsburg" experience, spend the extra money and stay at the Lodge or, better yet, in one of the Colonial Houses.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

We stayed here this week while we were in Colonial Williamsburg. They serve breakfast every morning and alternate the hot items they serve. You won'leave hungry. Our room was very nice and clean. The staff was helpful and friendly. We are close enough to walk to Williamsburg and since we were right next to the visitor center we could also take the bus when we wanted to. You will enjoy your stay here.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Defiance, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

This was a perfectly located hotel for anyone visiting Williamsburg, as the visitors' center is just a short walk away and the shuttle stops there for those who want a ride into the colonial village. The hotel itself was clean and the rooms more than adequate. The breakfast, I thought, was under par, however. The first day, our pancakes were cold and the eggs runny. The pastries were dry and not appetizing either. The breakfast area has a good layout with stations of some sort in several corners of the room, so many people can partake of breakfast at the same time. I've just had better. We would stay here again, however, because convenience was everything when spending a day or two at Williamsburg!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 105 Visitor Center Dr, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Location: United States > Virginia > Williamsburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Family Hotel in Williamsburg
#13 Romantic Hotel in Williamsburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Woodlands Hotel & Suites - Colonial Williamsburg 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Contemporary Motor Inn set amid landscaped grounds, adjacent to the historic area; near Amtrak station; 17 miles from airport. ... more   less 
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