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“Best B&B we have stayed at in Williamburg” 5 of 5 stars
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Williamsburg Sampler Bed and Breakfast
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   922 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185   |  
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Mint Hill
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85 reviews 85 reviews
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“Best B&B we have stayed at in Williamburg”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

The Inn is easy to find on Jamestown Rd. The housekeeper is very attentive and an incredible hostess. The breakfast food is delicious and the presentation is artistic. The Inn is filled with antiques and collectors items from all over the world. It is within walking distance of Colonial Williamsburg and other local restaurants. The owner, Ike, is easy to talk with. He has books all over the place and likes to read. Ike collects stories and enjoys sharing stories back and forth. He is collecting stories to publish one day. His children own/run B&B's in the Williamsburg area. There is at least one who has a catering business and fed Queen Elizabeth and most reciently the Dali Lama.

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  • Stayed December 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

At first we were disappointed to be staying at the Williamsburg Sampler because we had booked with their sister Bed and Breakfast and were moved at short notice. However, we really enjoyed our stay at the Sampler.

The house and its owner have character. The rooms are very comfortable and spacious. The location is perfect. For us the only downside was the coffee machine commented on so positively by other reviewers. It looks out of place in a house full of antiques and the decaf coffee and tea were truly disgusting. Anyway that will not stop us wanting to come back to Williamsburg and the sampler.

  • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

This B and B is fantastic. It is beautiful, clean, roomy and run by a very nice gentleman. The food was excellent as well as other treats and drinks available. Breakfasts were fun with the other guests and sometimes the owner. Also, the B and B is located close to Colonial Williamsburg as well as William and Mary College

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  • 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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St. George Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Upon entering the Williamsburg Sampler B&B we felt right at home only better! The Inn is beautifully decorated from top to bottom with antiques appropriate to the location. Our room was spacious, clean and beautiful. The bed was so comfortable and the bath was sparkling clean and large. Our breakfast each day was well prepared and delicious. We have been to Williamsburg several times but enjoyed visiting with Ike, the Innkeeper and learning about all the new things Williamsburg has to offer.

We will return hopefully in the near future.

Ann & Francis
St. George Island, FL

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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Beavercreek, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Our second stay at this B & B. House is nicely done with many interemting items of furnishing. Bed was very comfortable. TV in room was appreciated. Very friendly company at breakfast. Both Ike and Lisbeth very warm and affiable. Great coffee machine. Will return.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Ike is a wonderfully warm and gracious host. Don't miss breakfast at 8:30 -- it's your chance to spend a pleasant meal with other travelers, and sets a relaxing, familial tone to your stay. Housekeeper Lisbeth is also warm and gracious (and prepares an outstanding breakfast!) The house is filled with antiques and has several rooms to retreat into and read, listen to music, or socialize. From a visitor perspective, staying here added a social dimension to our trip that we did not expect but made the trip so much more memorable. I highly recommend this B&B.

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  • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

We stayed two nights at the Sampler while visiting Colonial Williamsburg with another couple. Ike and his housekeeper were excellent hosts, very friendly, great conversation. Breakfasts were absolutely delicious, with many very well-prepared options, such as freshly-baked cranberry muffins. We had the King William suite with the sitting room and the balcony we shared with our friends' suite, which was a great place to share a bottle of wine after the day's activities. The King William was beautifully decorated, very clean and well-maintained. It's a very good value. We will stay here again the next time we are in the area.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
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Additional Information about Williamsburg Sampler Bed and Breakfast

Address: 922 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Location: United States > Virginia > Williamsburg
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Williamsburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Williamsburg Sampler Bed and Breakfast 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
18-century plantation style 3-story brick colonial. Located within walking distance to historic Colonial Williamsburg. Governor' "Inn of the Year" in 1995. Famous for "Skip Lunch" (R) breakfast. ... more   less 
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