Stayed from 5-27-07 to 06-03-07.
We met with gate guard into the facility, we got in very late, the gate was locked after 10 PM. They checked us in and advised us to fully check in at the main building any time in the morning, provided us with an electronic door key, NO PROBLEMS.
Got up to the room (upstairs unit), looks like a townhouse, very nice, kitchenette, two bedrooms, two baths, big tub with jets. TV in main room and both bedrooms. A/C in the unit worked great (good thing is was almost always around 90 plus outside). There was a FAKE fireplace electric, looks real with glowing logs (remember it is 90).
Although it was late we were hungry, nothing real close! All fast food in downtown Williamsburg closes kind of early. There was a 7-11 around the corner, kinda sleazy though late at night, around midnight. Could not find a grocery store, but I found a Super Walmart within 5 miles or so and bought things to cook, eggs bacon...got back to the room and started putting things into the full sized refrigerator when we noticed, NO OVEN OR STOVE. It had a dishwasher, sink, microwave and pantry was fully stocked with pots pans and dishes. They did have a hot plate, but many of the things I bought required an oven, pizza's, chicken pot pies... That was the worst thing about the room NO STOVE OR OVEN. But a very nice room none the less.
You are not that close to anything (Not walking distance anyway).
Inside pool...hard to breath odor of chlorine so strong
Outside pool, too many kids. It did not appear there were many things for kids to do except swim. Our room was about as far as you could be from the pools and still be in the complex, you could walk, but better drive due to the heat and distance.
The tours offered through the Plantation were great. The Washinton D.C. tour was filled (Tue) we got on a standby and made it GREAT TOUR all day long, started too early though, 6 AM we were not back until 8 PM or so. Looong day but worth it. We had the guide from Hell, retired Navy guy that was upsetting my wife with endless jokes. You could tell he missed the Navy. He did know his history though. I believe this tour was 90.00 a person. I would do that again!!!
The second tour was the Norfolk area, same tour guide. We got a tour of the Navy base, tour of the bay on a three masted schooner (Best part of this tour). Board the Battle Ship Wisconsin. This was not such a great deal could probably do better on your own. I believe this one was 70.00 per person.
Biggest mistake of our trip was giving up our room at the plantation one night early so we could stay in Virginia Beach on the Beach. We stayed at a Days Inn BEACH FRONT as there were not a lot of openings, $200.00 a night, what a POS. The room was tiny, with an odor that would be best described as B.O. YUCK.
We sure missed our room at the plantation.
The only other downsides noted were having to carry our garbage to the dumpster ( A block away). You are expected to clean up after yourselves for the stay including the garbage. There is a clothes washer and drier that is shared by one other unit. You wash and dry your own towels, they are not replaced during your stay.
There you have it. Great place to stay after seeing Virginia and D.C. The weather though, OMG, good to be back in Monterey California...COOOOOOL
I WOULD RECOMMEND THE PLANTATION!!!
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