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Governor's Inn - Colonial Williamsburg
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Reviewed April 20, 2008

The Governor's Inn is within easy walking distance to Colonial Williamsburg, several shops and restaurants and the William & Mary campus. It's nothing spectacular, and obviously hasn't seen a renovation since the late 80's/early 90's, but the staff is exceptional, the rooms are clean and the continental breakfast is a nice amenity. When we realized our iron was broken, we were quickly brought a new iron and offered several apologies. Would definitely stay here again because the price was great.

  • Stayed: December 2007, traveled as a couple
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Thank nicholebowers
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Reviewed April 18, 2008

Excellent location and free Continental breakfast !! We got a nice quiet room in the rear of the last building. Good sized room; separate toilet/bathtub and sink areas = easy to get ready in morning. Shuttle to Visitor's Center or 3 block well lighted walk from Merchant's Square. Highly recommended for budget travelers. Remember to get Triangle Pass with room rate for extra savings.

  • Stayed: April 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank catmomrusty
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Reviewed March 29, 2008

We booked this hotel for a long weekend because it was about the same price as other comparable budget lodgings (Holiday Inn) but was closer to "downtown", historic Williamsburg, and offered the $30 hotel guest passes.

I had stayed at this hotel previously and didn't have any complaints. However, in the interim they have added 2 or 3 new buildings of rooms. Our room was in one of these new buildings and the walls aren't built like they were in the original building. We were awoken every morning by loud & obnoxious kids in the next room and were kept up at night but loud adults in the room on the other side.

The room was a basic budget hotel- 2 beds, small table, sink outside of the toliet/shower area. Breakfast was an added bonus since it was free and had a good variety of food (but no hot dishes).

  • Stayed: March 2008
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Thank YuppieonaShoeString
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Reviewed March 27, 2008

We stayed 2 nights at the Governors Inn over Spring Break while taking advantage of the Revolutionary City Package offered through Colonial Williamsburg. For two nights for two adults and two children which INCLUDED the admission tickets to Williamsburg for all four of us for the entire length of our stay was only $254 (inc tax). You can't beat that with a stick!
There are some definite pluses to staying in an official hotel. You receive significant discounts on the carriage rides ($7 or $8 off per person), 50% off evening activities and if you make any purchases at official stores they will have the package delivered to your room instead of having to drag it around all day (didn't find this out until the last day! Drat!)
It was your very basic hotel that I would compare to a Days Inn or La Quinta. It was not luxury by any means, but it was clean and extremely convenient to the Visitors Center. We found the breakfast to be very crowded, but they opened up a second area upstairs with the same offerings which was very nice. The staff was extremely helpful and very friendly.
While we were there, we decided that while it was not anything other than a basic hotel, for the amount of time we spent at the hotel and the great price we received there is no other place we would stay when we come back. (which we DEFINITELY will!) This was a great value for families.

Stayed: March 2008
3  Thank carriemc95
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Reviewed January 1, 2008

This was a very nice hotel for our Cadette Girl Scout troop (9 girls and 5 adults). We had adjoining rooms and the staff was very nice. They provided a cot for our girls and a mini fridge for medical reasons. It was a nice short walk from the hotel to the Historic area and Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center. We walked back to the hotel after our ghost tour that ended at the Barnes and Noble in the Historic area. The breakfast that was included was really nice. It was crowded most mornings, but we found if we went earlier we could all sit together. There was 2 seating areas for breakfast, upstairs and ground level. They also had beverages available at night. Because
it is an official Colonial Williamsburg hotel, we were allowed to charge our meals from the historic area to our rooms (Chowning’s and Huzzah!). That was a great bonus for our troop. We were also able to park at the Woodlands Hotel and use their pool. We would recommend this hotel for an economical basic stay.

  • Stayed: August 2007
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7  Thank kaboarco_Emmaus
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