I honestly almost backed out of staying at this place when I read some of the reviews the night before we left for Williamsburg. I finally decided that we would give it a try but I did pick out a couple back up resorts we could book last minute if we needed to. As soon as we got in our place, I looked around and realized it didn't look like a horror story, so we settled down. Overall the place is spacious. We had a second floor 2 unit bedroom and I liked the high ceilings in the master bathroom because there was lots of light. The beds and bedding were decent (I took my flashlight out and inspected for bed bugs before hopping in to check it out). In theory it was nice to have the fireplace, but we had a wood burning fireplace that was pretty dusty looking. Next to the fireplace and mantle there was some sort of wet bar that confused me a bit. I guess they didn't know what to put there, but I think the extra space would have been fine. However, over the course of the couple of days we stayed there I did find things that bothered me a bit. The kitchen was usable but very outdated. The cabinets looked as if they would be falling down any day now. The counter was severely stained and falling off of the wall in some areas. Besides being stained, it was also very dirty. We scrubbed it down with a sponge and the sponge ended up filthy. The cleaning crew seemed to have been lacking. There were burnt incense sticks set up in the front of the fireplace, clearly visible to anyone who walked by (so why didn't the cleaning crew grab them?). Like I mentioned before, the counters were filthy. I found trash and cigar wrappers underneath all the furniture (also visible without bending down to look for stuff). There was dried silly string all over the banisters and out front of the unit. There was also broken glass on the sidewalk out front. When we first got there, there were bags of trash and possibly linens right next to the door and they were there for most of the next day as well. There was also stuff splattered and dried on the wall in a couple different places. One of those places was right next to the toilet, which really grossed me out. The toilet was also crooked, I don't know if it was installed that way or if something was wrong with it. Another thing I thought was odd and not the best idea was that all the knives and sharp cooking utensils were in the very bottom drawer. My daughter actually found them before I did. I also noticed that everything was dusty. The furniture had dust on it, but I realized that it was probably because the vent grates were covered in dust. I checked the utility closet and it was horrible! I'm talking like an inch of dust covering every single surface in there including the walls. There was a filter sticking halfway out of something and I could tell it was not installed correctly, but I'm not sure what it was. If it had anything to do with air circulation, that was definitely the problem. I don't know if the cleaning crew is responsible for that area, but somebody should be. If you have any sensitivity to dust mites, don't even think about going near this place. So overall, my experience wasn't horrible and the place was comfortable, but all these things added up to me most likely not choosing to stay here again even though the price was right. At first glance, everything seems great, but once you're there, you get a closer look and realize that nobody is paying attention to the details, which can make or break it for a lot of people. We didn't go to any of the amenities on site so I cannot review them.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Little Piece of American HistoryVirginia is one of the best places to visit if you are a history buff and want to learn more about the birth of a nation and see relics from days gone by. Williamsburg is a 170-acre historic town that has been restored to its original English condition. The Historic Powhatan Resort offers guests a little piece of colonial history with the restored Manor House (circa 1735). Nestled among 256 acres of beautiful woodland, this resort is loaded with fun things to see and do, and learn a little bit of American history. Rest, Relaxation, and a Whole Lot MoreIf you are looking for a resort that has all kinds of things to do, then you need look no further than The Historic Powhatan Resort. Here you can enjoy both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, an outdoor pavilion, and even a playground for the kids. Each three-bedroom suite has a fully equipped kitchen with a two-burner stovetop, a private balcony and a loft for the ultimate in relaxing vacations.If you are looking for a great meal, you can find it at The Historic Powhatan Bar & Grille, where you will find a casual family dining atmosphere for both breakfast and dinner. Open seven days a week, The Historic Powhatan Bar &Grille has an outdoor patio where you can enjoy a nice, cold drink while watching the peaceful pond (weather permitting, of course). During the breakfast buffet, enjoy being entertained by the resort's very own "first lady", Martha Washington, who will regale guests of all ages with amusing and entertaining stories.Whether you are looking for rest and relaxation, or fun and excitement, you can have it all at The Historic Powhatan Resort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Historic Powhatan Hotel Williamsburg
- Historic Powhatan Hotel
- Sunterra Powhatan Plantation
- Powhatan Plantation Williamsburg Va