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1109 Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3315
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#8 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Williamsburg
Colonial Gardens is no longer operating as a full service bed and breakfast
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1109 Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3315
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Laurie wrote a review Dec 2019
Portsmouth, Virginia5 contributions
Stayed at Colonial Gardens Williamsburg for our 30th anniversary in 2017. Stayed at a different B&B in Williamsburg in 2018, and it was a disappointment (see review for Cedars of Williamsburg.). So, we decided to revisit Colonial Gardens this year. This is a lovely home, with lovely grounds, even in the winter. The public areas are warm and inviting, and the four guest rooms are elegant without being pretentious. When we arrived, however, it was somewhat strange to find a note on the front door with my name. The note included instructions and a welcome message. Apparently, we were the only guests for that evening, and the hostess was going to be a tad late. The note said to make ourselves comfortable, so we did. I must mention that we were upgraded to the Primrose suite, even though we specifically booked the Library on the first floor, because stairs are a challenge. We managed to climb the stairs without incident, and were very pleased with the Primrose. Found out later that contractors were behind on work on the Library, which is why we were moved. My only complaint, but more just a concern, is that I thought we shyhave been notified of the change, since I was very special to why we wanted to be on the main level. Within a short time, Salem, our hostess, knocked on our door and welcomed us. Salem is a lovely and charming young woman, and made us my favorite breakfast . . . eggs Benedict. Breakfast was perfect, and I pride myself on knowing perfect Eggs Benedict. Although part of the charm if a B&B is meeting other guests, it was a bit of a guilty pleasure to have the house all to ourselves. Wanted to book two nights next December, but the can only book nine months out. I will be calling Colonial Gardens next April for sure. Sorry for being so wordy, but know that this is a beautiful property and we strongly recommend you try it if you are in the Williamsburg area.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from I8041ERkarens, Owner at Colonial Gardens
Responded Dec 7, 2019
Thank you so much for your kind review. I'm so glad you had a lovely time. I am sorry about having to switch your room we did not find out until early that day that the room was not going to be ready and I did try to call you but no one answered. Anytime we have to run out to the store we leave a self check-in package in case a guest shows up early which was the case when you arrive before the 4 oclock check in, we always try to anticipate what a guest may need and thankfully it worked out this time with your early arrival. Salem is a great gal and she is a great cook I'm so glad she was able to nail your eggs Benedict. I hope we can earn a 5-star on your next visit. We look forward to it.
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Kaye Marie wrote a review Nov 2019
2 contributions3 helpful votes
Incredibly clean and neat rooms, delicious breakfast, and friendly staff! The inn is only a few minutes from the downtown area, which was perfect for us. My husband and I spent most of our stay touring the colonial area. Tons of great restaurants and shops nearby too, the innkeeper had quite a few recommendations. We would definitely stay again
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from innkeepercg, Owner at Colonial Gardens
Responded Dec 1, 2019
Thank you so much for your kind review!! We can not wait to see you again. Karen
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Katelin M wrote a review Sep 2019
Midlothian, Virginia3 contributions
My fiancé and I had never been to a B&B, and we are so glad that this was our first! The staff was so kind, very helpful, the breakfast was beyond delicious, and made you feel like royalty!! We loved the sunroom and the checker board that stays out for guests to play. We stayed in the Rhododendron Suite and it was so comfortable with plenty of space to just relax, and enjoy each other’s company. We will most definitely be staying here when we come back to Williamsburg! Thank you for providing such a wonderful place for people to come and visit!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from innkeepercg, Owner at Colonial Gardens
Responded Oct 2, 2019
Thank you so much for your 5 star review! We are so happy you loved it! We try so hard to make everyone feel special. Please visit again! Karen
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JerryBratislava wrote a review Aug 2019
Bratislava7 contributions14 helpful votes
This place looks very different from pictures presented on the web. It is a small house 5 minutes driving from center of Williamsburg. You definitely need a car! We stayed in a suite, king size bed was pretty comfortable, a cot provided for a third person not so. Bathroom was kind of outdated, as the whole furniture in the room. Shampoo and soap was not provided when needed if used (nit during our 7 day stay). Eventhough we were supposed to have a breakfast, we did not have one in 7 days, as we wanted to have it on our first day, but was refused to us with reasoning that it is served at 9.00. We came for breakfast at 9.25 though. Just strange... Our overall impression was that we would not stay there again if not forced...
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
2 Helpful votes
Response from innkeepercg, Owner at Colonial Gardens
Responded Sep 2, 2019
It is regrettable that you chose to vent your anger at your situation in this way. We understand you did not want to stay with a bed and breakfast from the minute you walked in and said you had meant to book a hotel thru booking.com. you said you wanted your money back. We explained you could leave but since you booked through booking.com we had no control over your booking and could not give you your money back so you stayed. We went out of our way the entire time you were there to make sure you had everything you needed and then some. Your breakfast was prepared every day! Everyday and you know full well it was as each evening we said will we see you at breakfast tomorrow and each day you said yes and each day we though it in the trash 1 hour after you left just in case you came back for it. The first day when you showed up an hour late we offer to make you a whole new breakfast and you were disgusted that it was not ready and waiting for you but it was! It was in the oven but we thought you would appropriate a fresh made breakfast. It was apparent that you were looking for every opportunity to find fault and when you could not you made it up. I understand that i am supposed to be professional in my responses here but you have gone to far. Our rooms are exactly what are on our web site with the same french furniture so if you thought it outdated why did you book it? Also the bathroom just went thru a complete remodel a year ago with marble and frame-less glass. Your housekeeper replaced your items everyday when she completely cleaned your rooms. As to being a small house it is 4300 square feet with 4 guest rooms living dining and sun-room. It is a bed and breakfast. I believe our guests would be better served to read some of our other reviews.
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madclvd wrote a review Apr 2019
Victoria, Virginia4 contributions1 helpful vote
From the moment we booked this room until we checked out it was a wonderful experience! We went for a mother/daughter getaway. The owner takes pride in the house and it’s history. The room was perfect. We stayed in the Azalea Suite which was perfect as there is a king bed and daybed in a separate room. So many comforts of home are provided. The location of the home is convenient to everything we wanted to do. Breakfast was delicious and served with our choice of coffee or tea. We would definitely recommend!
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
1 Helpful vote
Response from innkeepercg, Owner at Colonial Gardens
Responded Apr 17, 2019
Thank you so very much for your kind review!~ I hope we have the pleasure to host you again Cheers Karen
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Frequently Asked Questions about Colonial Gardens
Which popular attractions are close to Colonial Gardens?
Nearby attractions include The Goodman Home (0.5 miles), We Rock the Spectrum (0.5 miles), and Bodacious Lady Boutique (0.3 miles).
What are some restaurants close to Colonial Gardens?
Conveniently located restaurants include Old Chickahominy House, Carrot Tree Kitchens, and Spice Palace Indian Restaurant.
Are there any historical sites close to Colonial Gardens?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Colonial Williamsburg (2.4 miles), Bassett Hall (2.5 miles), and Historic Jamestowne (4.1 miles).