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Econo Lodge Colonial
Ranked #47 of 74 Hotels in Williamsburg
New York
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42 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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“good deal for a overnighter”
Reviewed September 15, 2011

Spent the night on our way from New York to the outer banks. Spacious room and clean, great for a night or two, would stay again.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 30, 2011

We stayed here for one night on a quick trip to colonial Williamsburg.

The room was ok. It didn't seem as clean or as well-maintained as other Econo lodge hotels I've stayed in.

The hair-dryer didn't work but as we were there for only one night, I didn't complain so I can't comment on the staff's helpfulness in such cases.

Breakfast was basic and ok. The staff was pretty quick in refilling the muffin/toast trays.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Bensalem, PA
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Reviewed August 30, 2011

Most reviews I read on Trip Advisor were positive, but a couple frankly made me nervous. I have to say this hotel exceeded my expectations. We got a good value for a very clean, spacious room with king size bed, television, fridge and microwave. The bathroom was spotless. The bed was very comfortable and the mattress was clean. The carpet felt clean when I stepped on it barefoot (some reviews I had read stated the carpet felt scummy).

We had originally planned to stay 2 nights, but due to the hurricane our trip in this area was cut in half. It is in close proximity to a lot of great restaurants and Busch Gardens. I cannot speak to noise in adjacent rooms as the rooms were unoccupied and breakfast as we decided to head out instead. If we are ever in this area again, we will stay here. Overall, I recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Crystal Coast of NC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2011

We arrived early for our extended weekend trip to Busch Gardens and Colonial Williamsburg. We called ahead and asked if we could check in early to rest before going out to see the sights. The manager/owner stated they would most definitely have our room available and it was no problem. Big plus! When we arrived, check in was a breeze and we were given a room on the first floor. The hotel is half a block off a main thoroughfare, but it is still very quiet. We were able to park right in front of our room, which I like to be able to see our vehicle from the room! Our room had the standard, basic amenities: microwave, mini fridge (no extra charge), hair dryer, table/chairs, two double beds, flat screen tv. There was adequate space for the three of us. The room smelled fresh and was exceptionally clean. There was no indication of pests (we picked up the mattresses and checked the drawers). We checked out the pool area, with was nice and clean. We didn't have the chance to use the pool because we did so much sightseeing, but it was well maintained. Even though our room was near the pool, we were not bothered by any noise from the other guests. The bathroom was clean and sink had a nice granite countertop that was spacious. I have to say that the carpets were the absolute cleanest I have EVER seen in budget lodging! We walked around in our socks and not one hint on dirt! I couldn't believe it! The owners obviously take pride in their place and keep it very clean. I was not worried about my daughter playing in the floor. There was a continental breakfast offered but we didn't try it-- my husband wanted to take a tour of all the local pancake houses during our visit.
We were so happy with our stay that we extended it one more night. Went off to Busch Gardens for a few hours and talked ourselves into staying another night. We called and asked for another room and told them we had checked out a little while before. They of course remembered us and said they would hold a room for us-no problem. We arrived late after the park closed and was given a room on the second floor-a suite. This room had two double beds and a sleeper sofa. Was just as clean as the first room and bigger!
*My only gripe, if you could call it that, is both of our rooms had a door to the adjoining room. The only security feature was a deadbolt with a twist knob. The door was very thin and in both rooms, our 'neighbors' were testing out the door. I didn't feel unsafe at any time, but feel the doors should be a little more sturdy.
When we return to Williamsburg to take advantage or our season passes, we will most definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Burke, Virginia
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Reviewed July 22, 2011

For the money, this was a good place to stay for a night while my family was in Williamsburg. The front desk person was very pleasant and the rooms were clean. There was a bit of a musty smell in the rooms, but that was quickly taken care of by turning the AC on for a bit. The breakfast was a bit lacking, but they had donuts and cereal for the kids, which was fine.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed July 20, 2011

Stayed here for just one night whilst en route from DC to the South. Rooms are clean and comfortable, breakfast nothing more than adequate although with good coffee. Best thing about this motel is the pool - given the current heatwave it was bliss to unwind in here for an hour at the end of the day. Good lodging at a great price.

Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2011

Woke up in the middle of the night to find bed bugs crawling all over the pillows. Is there really anything else that needs to be said? After waking the manager up, he was rude and unwilling to do much. Had to firmly request another room which was finally given to us after lots of grumbling. We were told the next morning that pest control would be called but we will not be returning, ever.

Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Kambala, General Manager at Econo Lodge Colonial, responded to this review, July 12, 2011
Dear guest claimed to have been beaten by bugs. At that time only thing the hotel could could do was give her another room.The guest was not charged for the stay.

In the morning the exterminator could not confirm the existence of the bugs and necessary steps t
were taken .

While there is no confirmation of bugs we are sorry to guest in question about the incident.
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Property: Econo Lodge Colonial
Address: 216 Parkway Dr, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4534
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Location: United States > Virginia > Williamsburg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #47 of 74 Hotels in Williamsburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Colonial 2*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charming 2-story brick inn featuring interior & exterior rooms, central location - Downtown. ... more   less 
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