Due to the fact that I live 10 minutes from WIlliamsburg, some may wonder why I am reviewing a hotel there. Conference. But my experience was well worth the money. The Governor's Inn is a great place to stay if you are planning a trip to Colonial Williamsburg, Yorktown, or Jamestown. It is one of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's properties, and as such you are staying right in the middle of all the action. You are just off the main road in the colonial park, and just across from the Magazine (where they stored arms and gunpowder). It was clean, comfortable, and well appointed. The staff is first-rate, and the concierge service is one you should take advantage of. because you are staying at a foundation hotel, you can also get you pass tot he park as part of your reservation, and the concierge service can get you appointments to dine at one of the taverns or for a carriage ride, and other activities.
There is fine dining, fine shopping, and much history to experience as the living historians throughout the park are both engaging and knowledgeable. Be sure to visit the Capitol, the Governor's Palace, Bruton Parich Church (where I am a member - so I am a bit biased here), and Merchant Square. If you are into golf, they have world-class courses. If you really want to delve into history, be sure to visit Yorktown (where the British surrendered to Gen. Washington) and Jamestown settlement - the oldest English settlement in America - est. 1607 it pre-dates Plymouth in Mass. by a number of years. NO - the Pilgrims were not the first English in the new world!
It is certainly not a low budget endeavor staying here, but if you have the ability to do so, you are really missing out on a world-class hotel experience. But be sure to visit www.history.org and www.colonialwilliamsburg.com to look at the range of hotel accommodations and pricing for the Williamsburg Inn, or one of their other hotels. The Woodlands is a great value at a good price and is perfect for families with kids, the WIlliamsburg Lodge is nice, and for the budget minded check out the Governor's Inn.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gracious Country Estate-style Inn situated in heart of historic district. Experience true luxury at the Williamsburg Inn. While you might not be a Rockefeller, we'll treat you like one with our attention to detail and gracious southern hospitality. The Williamsburg Inn features a selection of unique rooms in an unforgettable setting, just steps from the Revolutionary City. Enjoy access to world-class dining, recreation, and spa amenities in addition to admission ticket discounts and exclusive guest-only offerings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Williamsburg Inn-Colonial Williamsburg Hotel Williamsburg
- Williamsburg Hotel