As frequent B&B goers, this is definitely on the higher end of our experiences. The price was on par with hotels in the area and for the breakfast, location and cleanliness of the rooms it is definitely worth the price. Overall we definitely recommend this place if you are visiting Williamsburg or the surrounding areas. If we travel there again we would not hesitate to book there again!
-Fred and Jane are genuinely nice and gracious hosts. We wish all B&B hosts made you feel so at ease.
-Good coffee! This is a huge plus for us because 90% of the time it is too watered down. Breakfast is also delicious! There is always an egg option and a more bread based option (I never get pancakes/french toast unless it is really special and I chose the bread option almost every time). The sour cream and apple pancakes are to die for!
-The rooms are impeccably cleaned, tastefully decorated and have nice linens and towels.
-Proximity to Colonial Williamsburg (.5 mi / 10-15 minute easy walk) which drops you directly into Merchants Square for shopping, restaurants and a pub as well as the beginning of the pedestrian street (Duke of Glouchester).
-Great location off of Richmond Road (5 min from outlets and countless restaurants on RIchmond Road)
-Each evening they put out sweet items (like freshly baked cookies) and a bottle of wine.
Only 1 con:
-We chose the Captain John Smith room specifically because it said it had a tub (which I believe is the reason it the most expensive room there). There were no photos posted on their website but we assumed since it cost more that it must be a nice soaking tub. The tub, while clean and fine, was nothing that would invite you to want to take a bath in because it was simply too short. You could definitely bathe in it but I was expecting a soaker tub since it was more expensive. I should not have assumed anything but if it is stated as a special feature for selecting that room then I wish I had known the size first. I think the other rooms are basically the same size as this one but the price was more which I don't think is justified for the tub that is provided. Overall a minor thing but a major bummer since it really was the only reason why we selected this room over the others.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bentley Manor Inn is a charming classic brick colonial in the heart of historic Williamsburg, Virginia. The Inn combines traditional decor and craftsmanship with the modern conveniences guests have come to expect. Guests’ chambers offer light, airy rooms, all with private baths. Capture the timeless essence of Colonial Williamsburg with an unforgettable stay at the Bentley Manor Inn! ... more less