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Woodlands Hotel & Suites - Colonial Williamsburg
Ranked #4 of 73 Hotels in Williamsburg
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 23, 2014

It is not King's Mill, but it is half the price (roughly). The staff is womderful and handles requests with a can do attitude.

Rooms are not fancy, but they are clean and tidy. Size of rooms is good too. We enjoyed how quite our room was compared to other resorts we have stayed at.

The grounds are fun with 24 hour mini golf and shuffleboard, a great splash ground for little ones and a nice salt water pool.

My only gripe is breakfast could be greatly improved. The eggs were totally gross. I was told they are from a powdered concentrate. Yuk! The other food items were not so great either. I would suggest hard boiled eggs, healthier cereal options, fresh cut fruit (instead of soggy day old fruit) and better yogurts.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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woodlands76, General Manager at Woodlands Hotel & Suites - Colonial Williamsburg, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2014

Dear Winedreamer1.

Thank you for your review and for staying at The Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel & Suites. I am glad you enjoyed some of our amenities including the new Splash Fun Zone at the pool and our complimentary miniature golf.

I have passed on your comments to our Executive Chef about our complimentary deluxe breakfast. Our eggs are not powered, but I apologize that they were not acceptable during your breakfast. We do offer an array of breakfast choices including eggs, meats, waffles, fruit, and homemade muffins for our guests to enjoy.

Thank you again and I hope you will return to Colonial Williamsburg and The Williamsburg Woodlands in the very near future.

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Reviewed July 22, 2014

This hotel, located right next to the Visitor's Center for Colonial Williamsburg was an absolute delight! Built more like a compound, there is a restaurant, a great pool, mini-golf, and a fantastic pirate splash pad for the kids. We loved ending the day with delish food from Hazzah! (the brisket nachos are NOT to be missed) out at the pool.

Take out is easy and includes bar drinks. Breakfast was good but crazy-busy and more than a little hectic. Only sadness was that the coffee in the lobby was empty and our van was covered in someone's garbage, as if it had been dumped over the car, in the morning.

We will definitely, definitely be back!

Room Tip: The King Suite was fantastic with a separate king room with a tv and a sitting area with a queen siz...
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Reviewed July 22, 2014

We had a great time staying at the Woodlands for the Fourth of July. We arrived on the 4th and were early but they allowed us to check in early after only a short wait for the room. In between we went to lunch in Williamsburg. The room was roomy for the two of us. The breakfast was ok, but I will not complain because it was included in our price and it filled us up enough to last until lunch every day. The hotel is right next to the visitors center and the connected bridge to walk over to Colonial Willamsburg. There are also free shuttles to different points around the town. Woodlands is also about a 15 minute trip to Yorktown and shorter to Jamestown. For the fireworks people started camping out in CW hours before, so we watched them from the parking lot at Woodlands and we had a great view. I would stay here again.

Tips- Walk around Colonial Williamsburg before you buy tickets.
Make sure you go to at least one of the Taverns
If you go on the 4th- a great spot to watch the fireworks is right in front of the Woodland hotel in the front parking lot. They have it blocked off so only hotel guest can do so.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 21, 2014

We have stayed in Colonial Williamsburg properties before- including the colonial houses and love the service and amenities you get by staying with CW (and knowing that we're supporting the foundation to keep Williamsburg alive and vibrant). We wanted to get away to Williamsburg but needed a place we could bring our dog and when I called the reservation line they suggested the cascades. They told me the rooms were smaller and the buildings were older but that you got all of the Woodlands amenities and it was very quiet- it was PERFECT for our trip. The area is great for bringing your dog. There's a shaded area for walking, it's quiet and family friendly. Our room had plenty of room for us with 2 full sized beds a small table, desk, TV stand and armoire to stash away the suitcases and room to set up our 70 pound labradoodle's crate. The bathroom was small- but what more do you need than a sink, toilet and shower. Everything was clean, the beds were comfortable and had nice linens and the toiletries were the same we received staying in the historic buildings- treats from the Spa at the Inn. The Cascades had easy access to the playground, putt putt, Shuffleboard and the pool with it's new splash pad which the kids LOVED. It was also next to the conference center where the breakfast was held- which featured delicious coffee, normal cold items like cereal , yogurt fruit, but also several waffle makers, eggs, potatoes, sausage, ham and grits.

On top of it, you can get discounted admission tickets during your stay and have easy access to the historic area using the shuttle buses- never even have to move the car unless you want to venture out for ice cream (go to Lightfoot for Handels).

Knowing we have a place we know is clean and comfortable that we can travel with Russell will mean more visits to Williamsburg hopefully in the very near future.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 19, 2014

We just got home after staying 3 nights and I wanted to share my thoughts on the Woodlands Hotel & Suites. We had an awesome time. Everyone there was so friendly and accommodating. It was so nice and secluded and just all around beautiful. We played free mini golf our first night there and my wife was like don't we have to pay and I said nope and then the next day we swam in the pool and they also have a little water fun area for the kids too. Another great thing was the free continental breakfast only a short walk to the convention center which I thought seemed more like a buffet and was very good. The staff constantly made sure the food was fresh and plenty full and eating breakfast there saved us allot of money on breakfast. We stayed in a 2 double bed room and the room was nice and clean and the made service was spot on and they did it the same time each day so we knew when our room would be ready. Our room was room 5351 and our view was the parking lot but didn't really care cause there were trees in front of us and almost everyday there were robins and cardinals in the trees that were cool to see when we looked out the window. The room was also quiet. Its funny a person in the room next to us was playing an instrument and we thought that when we got in our room we would have heard it and we didn't.. So very quiet rooms.. So in a nutshell we loved it... Now the only thing that I had issues with and I would suggest fixing was the wireless internet. It would go in and out which I believe the router may not have been strong enough to cover the room. Even with the internet issue we have no issues with going back and plan on doing so either this fall or early next year... If your trying to decide on a great place to stay you will love this hotel.. One more thing.. Very easy to get to Busch Gardens and the water park. I think it took us about 15 minutes so very close. We didn't get to tour Williamsburg but plan on doing that the next time we are there.. We also ate at Huzzah restaurant which is just a a quick 2 minute walk from the hotel if that and the food and the service were amazing...Thanks again Williamsburg Woodlands for a great time... My wife and daughter and I love it there and we plan on coming back to see you all there soon... Thank You Vince

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woodlands76, General Manager at Woodlands Hotel & Suites - Colonial Williamsburg, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2014

Dear Vince M.

Thank you for your review and for staying at The Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel & Suites. I am pleased your family enjoyed our new Splash Fun Zone at our pool, our complimentary miniature golf and our complimentary deluxe breakfast.

We will look at the wireless signal issue you experienced, but hope you will return in the near future and visit and partake in programming in Colonial Williamsburg’s Revolutionary City.

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Reviewed July 18, 2014

Very nice hotel. 3rd time we stayed here. Perfect for touring Colonial Williamsburg. Staff was nice and helpful. The have added a breakfast since we came last and it is great. The only problem we had was the WIFI doesn't work. It connected but the signal was so poor we couldn't get it to work. But we were on vacation and maybe that was better.

Room Tip: We stayed in the back part of the hotel, WIFI might be better in the front is that is a priority
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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 18, 2014

We stayed here for a long (4 day) weekend. Room was extremely clean, comfortable and odor-free. Bathroom spic-and-span with sink outside toilet/shower area so one can get ready while other showers or p--ps. Beds are very comfortable, pillows in good shape, and sheets not top-notch but not cheapy either. The free WiFi has excellent reception throughout the sprawling building. Staff is very friendly especially the crew that run the kid programs in the lobby and at the pool. Our children loved the pool and the new splash area which were both very close to our room. There's inexpensive, clean laundry ($2 wash, $2 dry, $1 detergent) so we were able to wear our favorite clothes many times. AC unit was very quiet and no mildewy smell as is often found in summer.

The Huzzah restaurant nearby is like a notch up from a good Applebee's but with fresh food and a wide varied menu. We ate there a few times, and while waiting for food, there were games and toys outside for the kids to play with.

Unfortunately the free buffet breakfast is being run at the nearby conference center (I gather since the onsite dining area off the lobby is not large enough for summer crowd, so its a two minute walk outside). The food is that basic food-service quality stuff (e.g. you're making your own waffles, no-name brand tea, coffee, etc. that you'd expect in a Best Western) that is fine for kids but anyone with discerning tastes may be disappointed. Given its free, you might be OK, but there are no other breakfast options unless you want to drive about 20 minutes to nearby strip restaurants, which defeats the purpose of staying on-site so you can chow down at the hotel then wander over to the main Visitor's center. They need to figure this out as I think with this resolved, they have a top-notch property in every other regard. I would definitely stay here again if or when we are to return to Colonial Williamsburg.

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Address: 105 Visitor Center Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Location: United States > Virginia > Williamsburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in Williamsburg
#11 Romantic Hotel in Williamsburg
#12 Family Hotel in Williamsburg
Price Range: $121 - $243 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Woodlands Hotel & Suites - Colonial Williamsburg 3*
Number of rooms: 300
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Colonial Williamsburg Hotel, the Woodlands Hotel & Suites is located adjacent to the historic area and set amid landscaped grounds in a tranquil, park-like environment. The Visitors Center is short walk away and offers complimentary shuttle service around Colonial Williamsburg, tickets to programming and events, costume rental, multiple gift shops, and a cafe serving sandwiches, soups, snacks, and beverages. Hotel amenities include free Wi-Fi, a business center, fitness center, complimentary full breakfast, an outdoor heated family-style pool, free mini-golf, and a variety of summer family activities and games. The newest addition is a pirate ship themed Splash Pad complete with water cannons, double bucket water dump, ground sprays, a mini slide, and a wading pool for our youngest guests. Huzzah! BBQ Grille, a family-friendly, full-service restaurant is just steps away and is open 5pm - 9:30pm daily. (Tip: be sure to try the slow-cooked BBQ and let the kids make their own pizza!) Travel info: easy access to I-64; 20 minutes to Williamsburg/Newport News International airport; 5-6 minutes to Amtrak train station ... more   less 
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