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Best Western Historic Area Inn

201 Bypass Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2920
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 11/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#26 of 71 hotels in Williamsburg
Located in the center of Williamsburg. Hot Breakfast Buffet Included with your stay. Williamsburg's only Best Western "PLUS" with added amenities and higher quality standards. The hotel is within walking distance to several restaurants and convenient to all major attractions including Busch Gardens, Colonial Williamsburg and the College of William and Mary. All rooms come with a microwave and refrigerator and free wi-fi.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Game room
Kids stay free
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hot tub
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Kids club
Business Center with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Leigh V wrote a review Dec 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia33 contributions6 helpful votes
The staff at this property are very kind and professional folks. My experience told me that they truly care about the experience their guest have at their property. The hotel is kept immaculate, it is in a peaceful surrounding and there is a breakfast offered. The young man that checked me in was so nice and considerate to my pickiness. I wish I caught his name so that I could reference him directly. Thank you for having me as a guest and providing me with an exceptional experience.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: This is the better Best Western in Williamsburg. Avoid the other BW in town on York Rd due to...
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luigi B wrote a review Dec 2020
Fredericksburg, Virginia36 contributions4 helpful votes
The Good Close to everything Friendly staff Clean $56 for King room The Bad Hallways routinely smelled like drugs Covid breakfast stinks (You can’t get decent food,but you can self coffee and OJ with no mask compliance???) guest with no mask yelling he’s dehydrated while asking about weed and what time the liquor store opens on a Sunday morning. Staff said nothing and laughed!! Bed was badly worn and hard Room and hallways are too dark Sofa in room was really soft and uncomfortable Staff takes no ownership of problems that are evident. Example...Large Christmas decor out front laying on its side and the continued to walk past it for 2 days and don’t attempt to right it. Overall it’s a one and done. I couldn’t stay again if it was for free!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
surdidymus wrote a review Dec 2020
Hagerstown, Maryland81 contributions15 helpful votes
The hotel staff was amazing. They were always so nice and friendly. The room was a normal size and the area was quiet. The pool is large and the hot tub is very hot! The pool area was clean and the kids had fun there. While I really have no complaints about the stay and I would definitely stay here again, there are a few things that need to be updated or tended to. In the room, the couch that is a pull out sofa is pushed up against the wall and the air conditioning unit sticks out too far for the bed to actually be pulled out. (See photos) We had to pull the couch out in order to pull the bed out. Upon pulling the bed out we found that it wasn't cleaned and there was loose candy in it. I also found someone's deodorant under the couch. The only other problem area was the hallway to the pool. Again, see photos, the ceiling tiles are very black and moldy. Overall, I still rated this a 4 out of 5 because they were nice, the place was quiet and I felt safe. A few minor things, but definitely would stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2020
merry65heart wrote a review Nov 2020
27 contributions1 helpful vote
This hotel is located on Richmond Road in Williamsburg and is literally minutes from nearly any destination you might be interested in visiting. The hotel was clean and comfortable with friendly staff members. It is also very close to several great restaraunts.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Brittany wrote a review Nov 2020
Norfolk, Virginia4 contributions2 helpful votes
The only reason I am giving this review any stars is because of the helpful and patient staff at the front desk and the amenities available, which I was unfortunately unable to use. I arrived a few nights ago for a 3 week business trip and I checked into my room and noticed the main light inside the room was not working only leaving me able to use the lamps and bathroom light, I was moved into another room to find a very similar issue but the light was very dim and flickering non-stop, as I finally settled into a new room I noticed a bug on my laptop case and killed it immediately. After finding the bug, I quickly inspected the bed and pull out couch. I did not see any signs of bed bugs at this time but as I was beginning to wind down after eating dinner, I noticed a few bugs crawling on the pull out couch with several more starting to come out of the couch crevices. Luckily, my luggage with my clothes was still by the front door but my bag with my laptop/tablet/work materials was on the other side of the couch, which I quickly pulled off. I moved all of my belongings into the hallway and notified the front desk showing them pictures I had taken. They offered to move me to another room again (the 4th room within a few hours), but this time on the 3rd floor rather than the 4th floor like my previous rooms. The staff was very patient with me, as I have never had to complain about a room or switch rooms before and I travel at least once a year. I did check out of the hotel that night after receiving confirmation for other hotel arrangements from my company. Upon investigating with a friend who owns an extermination company, these were definitely bed bugs. It has been several days and I have had no signs of bringing them with me, however I can’t help but be extremely paranoid and stressed about the situation and am constantly itching and feeling like bugs are crawling all over me (I have not been bitten). Due to finding a bed bug on my laptop case, I did throw out my luggage and backpack as I have no way to wash or treat them effectively any time soon knowing pesticides do not always work and worried a hungry traveler or even eggs could be hiding somewhere. Regardless, I have been spraying everything daily, washing all of my clothes each night, and keeping my items in trash bags hoping to kill anything that could have come with me. It has been 3 days since the encounter, and luckily I have yet to see any evidence of them coming to the new hotel with me. I have never experienced anything like this in my life, nor ever had a bad hotel experience. However, I do feel that I need to share this with everyone for future reference. The hotel itself did not seem terrible and I know there can be issues, but bed bugs is where I draw the line. I am upset that the staff did not seem surprised or bothered, did not apologize at all, and did not attempt to try to keep me at their hotel after I discussed finding another hotel elsewhere. Again, I was booked here for 3 weeks. If you stay here, please check your rooms thoroughly!!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
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$69 - $151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Best Western Historic Area Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Best Western Historic Area Inn?
Nearby attractions include Silver Hand Meadery (0.5 miles), Whitley's Peanut Factory (0.3 miles), and Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Best Western Historic Area Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Best Western Historic Area Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Best Western Historic Area Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Best Western Historic Area Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Best Western Historic Area Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Food For Thought Restaurant, Le Yaca French Restaurant, and Aberdeen Barn - 1601 Richmond Road Williamsburg.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Best Western Historic Area Inn?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Is Best Western Historic Area Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Williamsburg.
Are any cleaning services offered at Best Western Historic Area Inn?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Best Western Historic Area Inn offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and meeting rooms during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Best Western Historic Area Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Colonial Williamsburg (1.1 miles), Bassett Hall (1.9 miles), and George Wythe House (1.2 miles).