For an alumni trip down to William and Mary, my friends and I were looking for an inexpensive, convenient place to stay. We ended up booking the Westgate in spite of the reviews because we couldn't find anything better, and I'm SO glad we did. FYI if you book ahead online you can get a great rate- or if possible use the VA resident discount.
Beginning with check-in, the staff was friendly and accomodating. We had separately booked 2 rooms and didn't expect them to be together, and without being asked the staff said they could give one group of us a closer room if we waited about 1/2 hour. They also gave us extra parking passes.
We had zero complaints about the rooms- they were clean, spacious, and came with WAY more amenities than we'd been expecting (full kitchen, housewares,etc). All of our friends staying elsewhere were jealous of both the quality and price. Also there is a serious penalty for smoking in the rooms, so it smelled absolutely fresh, not the smoke-covered-up-with-fragrance smell that a lot of hotels have.
The hotel is situated within walking distance of the WM campus/colonial williamsburg (about 20 minutes), which is great if you know how difficult parking can be on holiday weekends. It's also right near a Dunkin Donuts- don't judge, everyone needs caffeine.
Overall I wholeheartedly recommend this hotel and will be staying there if I ever take a group trip back to the 'burg again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ideal Choice for Your Williamsburg Vacation Getaway Westgate Historic Williamsburg Resort in Williamsburg, Virginia, provides guests all the comforts of a fully furnished home, all within minutes of area attractions such as Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA. Accommodations at our Williamsburg, VA hotel range from cozy studios to spacious one- and two-bedroom villas with fully equipped kitchens, queen sleeper sofas, separate living and dining areas, satellite TVs with DVD players and full baths with jetted tubs. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Westgate Historic Williamsburg Hotel Williamsburg
- Westgate Historic Hotel Williamsburg
- Williamsburg Westgate Historic Hotel