We spent 4th of July week at Kingsgate. We are Wyndham timeshare owners, and have used our points to travel to many different Wyndman and RCI resorts. Kingsgate was one of the prettiest resorts we have been to. It is beautifully taken care of from the landscaping to the pool area to the public building areas. No complaints there!
As owners who are perfectly happy with the amount of points we own, we have learned to be very stern when they try to talk us into the "welcome brunch" or anything else they call it to try to sell us more points. We only had to tell them no twice before we got our parking pass, and no one called our room bugging us the entire time we were there! That was a first!
Our unit was a 2 bedroom 2nd floor at the back of the resort. Our balcony faced a line of trees. We had several wildlife sighting including a deer, baby bald eagle, and possum wandering out of the woods. Unit was clean and decorated in red, white and blue. The building itself was 3 stories high, and I wish we had requested a 3rd floor unit, as the folks above us apparently had about a dozen children running around like elephants from early morning till late at night. Not a huge deal, but you can definitely hear from unit to unit.
Kingsgate could not be more conveniently located. It is easy to access from 64, and is no more than 5-7 minutes from the Historic Williamsburg Visitors Center and the Colonial Parkway, which links Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown. We could see the fireworks on the 4th from Historic Williamsburg, although they were partially blocked by trees. The main "restaurant row" is only 2 minutes away, and also has Walgreens, CVS, etc. The Prime Outlets are about 10 minutes down that same road. If you are a craft beer or wine fan, Alewerks Brewery and Williamsburg Winery are both a short drive away.
We did have 2 areas of concern during our stay. The first was the water situation. The resort is attempting to be eco-friendly, which I support, by using a tankless water heating system. They will explain this to you at check in. However, for the entire week, any time we ran water to shower or bathe, it smelled like cat pee. Pretty disgusting smell. Not sure if it is because of the tankless system or not, but it was definitely a negative. Smelled like it was straight out of the river. The other was the WIFI in the building. The only way we could access it was to walk out the front door of our unit and sit in the stairwell. The signal wasn't strong enough to reach into our unit apparently. That was a major inconvenience, since we are big on using things like Yelp to choose restaurants, etc. In this day and age it isn't that expensive or difficult to install WIFI, and I think they should definitely look into making that more usable in all units.
All in all a lovely trip, lots of history, good dining, and nice weather (Hurricane Arthur missed us, just a little rain.) Would go back again.
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- Wyndham Hotel Williamsburg
- Wyndham Resort Williamsburg
- Fairfield Williamsburg Kingsgate
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- Kingsgate Resort Williamsburg Va
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