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441 Prince George Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3619
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Williamsburg
Travelers' Choice
Historic Williamsburg's only downtown lodging. The Fife & Drum Inn is adjacent to the shops and restaurants of Merchants Square and just a short walk from the heart of historic Colonial Williamsburg. William & Mary, the country's second chartered college, is across the street. Our guests consistently tell us we are the perfect cross between a small "boutique" hotel and a bed and breakfast. Inn keepers and owners Sharon and Billy Scruggs were born and raised in Williamsburg and are most adept at helping you to make the most of your visit. Some of the best restaurants in Williamsburg (maybe Virginia) are located with in a block. Convenient to most everything you could want in Williamsburg
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle tours
Walking tours
Children's television networks
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Parking garage
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Board games / puzzles
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour check-in
Private check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
Wardrobe / closet
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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catherine e wrote a review Yesterday
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We absolutely loved our stay at the Fife and Drum. We took a much needed getaway with just my husband and I are being stuck at home for several months due to COVID, and we could not have picked a better hotel for our stay. There were bars and restaurants right outside of the hotel, and all museums and colonial buildings were about a block or two away. They offered a great COVID friendly continental breakfast, and our fave, fresh cookies available all day! The room was so lovely and because of the small number of rooms, it was always very quiet. Billy and Sharon were so kind and knowledgeable about the area and offered plenty of suggestions of things for first timers to do. We cannot wait to get back to this wonderful hotel!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
vacationjones2017 wrote a review Nov 2019
Washington DC, District of Columbia2 contributions1 helpful vote
Property's Favorite Review
The Fife and Drum is excellently located and a joy to visit. The room was wonderful, breakfast was fantastic and the staff was incredibly kind and helpful. We have stayed in numerous locations throughout Williamsburg and this will definitely be our new go-to for future accommodation needs.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Sleep Quality
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Response from Billy S, Owner at Fife and Drum Inn
Responded Nov 25, 2019
Thank you! We are glad you found us and hope you will be back soon!
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Jaye B wrote a review Oct 18
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My husband and I (along with my mom and dad) spent two nights at the Fife and Drum Bed and Breakfast and we could not have been more happy with our accommodations. The F&D is right in the heart of downtown and exactly where you need to stay if you want to be a part of old-time Williamsburg. We were steps away from the best restaurants and from the nicest shopping. So much fun! My dad can't walk very far, but the convenience of where we stayed made it possible for us to easily make reservations and walk to our dinner. The inn was comfortable and VERY clean. We felt safe with their Covid protocols and were happy with their amenities. If you're looking for a quick get-a-way and nice place to stay, then check out Williamsburg and the Fife and Drum B&B!
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Date of stay: October 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: The Conservancy Room was extra cute with a tub area in the room.
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Jcllm2519 wrote a review Oct 15
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We planned a last minute trip and arrived late. Billy had everything waiting on us to get in and settled. The room was beautiful! The muffin tops were delicious! Billy had suggestions to get most out of our trip.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
CoCoTulsa wrote a review Oct 14
Tulsa3 contributions
We stayed at the Fife and Drumm to see the local attractions. The location cannot be beat, with shopping, restaurants and Colonial Williamsburg literally just steps away. Close, free parking was a huge perk. The innkeeper, Billy, was so Accommodating and knowledgeable, and he gave great recommendations for food and entertainment. We would definitely stay here again. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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$169 - $234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fife and Drum Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Fife and Drum Inn?
Nearby attractions include George Wythe House (0.3 miles), Governor's Palace (0.3 miles), and Colonial Williamsburg Capitol Building (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Fife and Drum Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and baggage storage.
Which room amenities are available at Fife and Drum Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Fife and Drum Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Fife and Drum Inn?
Yes, a parking garage and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fife and Drum Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include A Chef's Kitchen, Fat Canary, and Rick's Cheese Steak.
Is Fife and Drum Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Williamsburg.
Are there any historical sites close to Fife and Drum Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Colonial Williamsburg (0.7 miles), Bassett Hall (1.1 miles), and George Wythe House (0.3 miles).
Does Fife and Drum Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.