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Williamsburg Sampler Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #3 of 21 Williamsburg B&B and Inns
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Raleigh, NC
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Reviewed June 1, 2005

We just returned from celebrating our 1st anniversary in Colonial Williamsburg. When trying to decide where to stay, it came down to two B&Bs. We almost chose the "other one", but thankfully my intuition told me to pick the Sampler. It was absolutely perfect. The decor consists of not only antiques but also interesting pieces from around the world. (You should see all the roosters in the kitchen.) Ike, the owner, is fantastic and really knows how to make his guests feel welcome. By the time we left, we felt like we had been staying with family. His "Skip Lunch" breakfast is fantastic and includes his delicious homemade muffins. At the end of the day, the best place to unwind after a day of sight seeing is the basement. It has a huge televison, pool table, dart board and slot machine (with tokens). We are not great at pool, but we still had a blast. There is also a great workout area in the carriage house out back, but we never had the time to use it. I could go on for hours about how much we loved the Sampler, but you should go and check it out for yourself. We will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: May 2005
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Reviewed April 9, 2005

My wife and I stayed here as part of our honeymoon in the DC and VA area. The Sampler is set in a beautiful period building with the historic area a pleasant 15 walk, which passes by William and Mary College.

The house itself is a fabulous mix of colonial/civil war memorabilia on the ground floor and, downstairs, an area with plasma screen TV, real one-arm bandit and a pool table. Our room, the Lord Nelson, was small but very well equipped with a huge, comfortable bed and a shower to die for.

But the Sampler is so much more than all this: the proprietor Ike Sisane is genuinely warm and friendly. He cooks a superb breakfast and, wonderful though this is, the real pleasure is lingering over the meal with the other guests - there is only one sitting for breakfast - and recapturing some of that 'family' atmosphere so often lost these days.

To spend too long in the Sampler would be to miss out on the historic area of Williamsburg, but if you're staying in the area it adds a certain touch of class to your visit. It cannot come more highly recommended.

  • Stayed: April 2005
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Toano, VA
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Reviewed March 18, 2005

My husband and I had the opportunity to stay at the Williamsburg Sampler the week before closing on our new home in a nearby location. We loved everything about the Inn from its convenient location to the very comfortable atmosphere that the owner maintains. We were able to spark up an old friendship, since we found out the Ike Sisane had been our neighbor 26 years ago in the Poconos. If you are looking for a great vacation place, one that offers comfortable and immaculately clean accommodations, with a lovely breakfast, we recommend the Sampler.

  • Stayed: January 2005, traveled on business
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Kensington MD
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Reviewed March 7, 2005

We had a great romantic stay at the Williamsburg Sampler Bed and Breakfast. The accomodations were lovely and the food was delicious. The Inn keeper Ike was very personable and he made us feel right at home. We would not hesitate to stay there again

  • Stayed: February 2005
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Reviewed December 31, 2004

We were in Williamsburg, VA on Dec 10, 2004 for the first night football game at the College of William and Mary. We stayed at the Williamsburg Sampler. It was great -- plenty of parking for all of us. And it was an easy and safe walk through campus to the football stadium. As has been said, the breakfast at the Williamsburg Sampler is more than enough to get you through the day right up to dinner time. Staying at a Bed and Breakfast is charming -- but this place has facilities you would only expect find at hotels. The exercise facility is like having a private gym. We enjoyed the big screen TV in the sports basement - we loved seeing the highlights of the game we had just attended. I can certainly recommend this Inn.

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Chicago, Il
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Reviewed December 13, 2004

This Inn, The Williamsburg Sampler, is exac tly what their website writes and pictures. I believe it is 7000 square feet of just pure joy. The house from the front looks smaller ten that footage, cause it goes back and then up. Fantastic. From the moment the front door opened and saw the warm, cosy, wonderfully furnished home, Alice and I know we have choisen the best B&B in town. Our room with a lovely four postered bed was a dream to sleep in. The breakfast was outstanding, and next to my wife's the best I have ever tasted for the next two days.
Nothing boring at this Inn, wonderful antiques, a professional Gym, we played billiards, watched a 60" TV, an intereisting innkeeper, great location. I gfuess you got the idea, we loved the Inn....and I am sure you will too when visiting this historic location.

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Oak Hill, Virginia
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Reviewed October 23, 2004

The Williamsburg Sampler Bed and Breakfast was a real delight. Ike (the owner) does the cooking, which was elegant and delicious. He is a wonderful host; sets a beautiful table and the food is very gourmet. We had a wonderful time - met wonderful people at breakfast. Ike's B&B is very, very pretty - grounds are beautiful. He just finished his basement installing a huge wide-screen TV and a pool table. In the garage outside, is a full state-of-the art gym and sauna. TV and music are also available in the gym. He is a collector of many different artifacts and loves to shop and travel. A wonderful place to stay - there are two suites and two bedrooms - all have private baths. We plan to return to this wonderful B&B!

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Address: 922 Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3917
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Location: United States > Virginia > Williamsburg
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Williamsburg
Price Range: $166 - $218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Williamsburg Sampler Bed and Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
18-century plantation style 3-story brick colonial. Located within walking distance to historic Colonial Williamsburg. Governor' "Inn of the Year" in 1995. Famous for "Skip Lunch" (R) breakfast. ... more   less 
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