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“The Inn is George us, but Providence Hall is not so divine” 3 of 5 stars
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Providence Hall Guesthouses
305 South England Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185   |  
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Ranked #56 of 80 hotels in Williamsburg
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“The Inn is George us, but Providence Hall is not so divine”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012 via mobile

The Inn itself is lovely, and the staff is welcoming Nd responsive, but Providence Hall, until it finishes its scheduled refurbishment, is a bit disappointing. There are no elevators, so hauling stuff up to the second floor is a bit of a pain. The rooms feel a bit musty and the air conditioner is so loud that I as forced to choose between not sleeping ell due to noise or due to heat. The Lodge, across the street, is MUCH nicer.

Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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East Berlin, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

We have returned from our weekend in Williamsburg where we stayed at the Providence Hall Guesthouses. Our room was on the side of the building toward the pond and was so quiet we could hear the birds instead of traffic. In fact, if you like peace and quiet on vacation instead of listening to the traffic whizzing by, this is the place for you.

The king bed room was huge, with a sofa and wing chair besides a table and two more chairs and a desk and chair. The balcony had four chairs and two tables and wasn't crowded with all of that. It overlooked the pond and trees. We had two separate vanity areas as well as a dressing room with a closet in which was a safe and frig. The TV was a huge flat screen hidden behind the oriental wall cabinet.

We had left home at 3AM in order to beat the rush hour traffic around DC, so we arrived at 8AM. When we spoke to the front desk person to ask about an early checkin, he told us we could have our room right away. Unheard of!

Even though Providence Hall is a quiet retreat, it is still close enough to walk to the restored area. I would choose it again, even over the lodge and the inn.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the pond side of the buildings (there are two buildings). The other side faces th...
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Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

This was our first stay at this particular property of the Williamsburg Inn. We have stayed at the Houses and Inn on several occasions and always longed to bring our four legged kids each and every visit. An obscure post tipped me off that this WI property does indeed, allow dogs.

In all of the years visiting I had never noticed this hotel building off of the pathway just to the left of the parking lot at the end of the wing of the Inn directly across from the tennis courts. It is a more modern looking structure, located on a quiet pathway off the golfing greens with a lovely pond and lots of egrets, turtles and croaking frogs.

Our unit was located on the bottom level with a patio that opened to the pond and allowed us to walk in and out with the 'kids'. There are strict rules for pets and the price is rather steep at $50 per animal per night, but we appreciate being able to traveling with our dogs, and despite the fees, are cheaper than pet hotels. However, we appreciate and reward hotels that permit dogs, and are glad to know the WI has this option for the future.

The room was large and included a sitting area with full size sofa, coffee table and chair and dining table and chairs. We had the King bedroom. Bath and bed were comfortable and nicely outfitted. The rooms included a large safe; small refrigerator and a coffee maker with the pods.

Housekeeping was able to bring extras of all amenities we requested and we ordered room service which was prompt. There is a large lounge room in one of the two buildings that has office related services and coffee all day.

The one point I would make is there is no elevator in this building. It made carrying our usual car load of dog and people stuff a bit of a hassle, however, the porters carried it to and from our auto so was not a big deal. I inform so that anyone that may require wheel chair access should inform the hotel when making reservations.

The hotel had access to all of the Inn's amenities. We traveled over Memorial Day weekend. The crowd was sparse and there were multiple weddings in the Regency Room. We ate in the lovely bar for dinner and had room service on occasion. We spent our time hanging out at the 'quiet' pool. The rest of the time, I spent at the fabulous spa! I highly recommend the scrub and massage treatment! It's worth the trip alone!

The staff at the Inn, as always, were attentive punctual. I would recommend to folks needing to manage a larger brood, or for couples that want to disappear into the woods.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

My friend wanted to share her Colonial Williamsburg college experience with us in this beautiful quaint town, and we had the most wonderful time. The Providence Hall Guesthouses served as the perfect slice of comfort for our weary feet after a full day of walking and exploring.

Since there were 4 girls sharing one of their 2 double-bed rooms, one would be nervous of it being a bit snug for space but in fact it was the complete opposite. Spacious, light, and clean and there was even an extended bathroom area which for 4 girls getting ready for a nice evening meal was a great perk!

Breakfast from room service and front desk service was also top notch and made us feel very special. Surrounded by trees it's a great little spot.

Room Tip: We were lucky enough to get a ground floor room with a patio so that we could enjoy the garden and s...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

My favorite place in the states just got a little better. If you want the ambience of staying in Colonial Williamsburg but can't afford the historic houses or the Williamsburg Inn, this is a great option. Just steps from the Inn, Providence Hall guesthouses provides a comfortable, nice hotel room with a lobby concierge that serves Kuerig Coffee all day long and provides a flat-screen tv, comfortable sofas and a computer station for internet and printing, just for your convenience. The rooms offer a balcony looking out over the pond and constant views of wildlife. Add a walk to the Inn for their buffet breakfast for a memorable morning. Being here gives you the opportunity to walk historic streets in the early morning or late evening, when the tourists have left and it is just you and history. A serene setting offering good food, good accomodations and peace and quiet. What more could you want! Just minutes away from grocery stores, chain restaurants, Busch Gardens and the newly-revamped Pottery, if you need more activity.

Room Tip: Try to get into the first building. Close to tennis courts and closer to historic area.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cleveland, Ohio
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

We've stayed many times at Williamsburg before, but we always stayed in the Lodge. My family stayed here during Thanksgiving 2011, and was somewhat dissatisfied with our room. It was a wheelchair accessible room, so we kind of felt like we were in a hospital. The room was also outdated, as in the furniture looked tired. Also, the exterior is very modern and clashes with the architecture of Colonial Williamsburg. Hopefully, next time we go to Williamsburg, the Lodge will be available.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

My family and I just spend several days at Providence Hall at Colonial Williamsburg and we really enjoyed the rooms and location. The rooms are very large with sleep sofas, garden patio’s looking over lovely gardens. We were on a breakfast plan had wonderful breakfasts at The Williamsburg Inn, but they also had morning coffee, newspapers, and Concierge service in a nearby Providence Hall lounge where they also had computers and printers, which were helpful in planning our day.

Providence Hall is within walking distance to the Historic area, dining Taverns, and the Merchant’s Square Shopping district. We also learned about a beautiful walking trail behind our building, called Bassett trail that we used for evening family walks, it’s about 1.5 miles and leads to The Golden Horseshoe Green course. It was beautiful and we were offered a ride back to our room by the golf staff after having a drink in the clubhouse.

I would give Providence Hall two thumbs up, especially for families.

  • Stayed February 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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Also Known As:
Providence Hall Guesthouses Hotel Williamsburg
Providence Hall Guesthouses Hotel
Address: 305 South England Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Location: United States > Virginia > Williamsburg
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#56 Top resorts Hotel in Williamsburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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