We stayed the first week in January 2012.
The Inn is superbly positioned for the main area of Williamsburg – it is on the first floor with an unassuming front entry door (Photo 1).
Our name and room key was on the front door as we arrived somewhat late, and we let ourselves in. Drinks and cookies were available to help ourselves in the breakfast area.
We had the Jamestown Room (photo 3), although all the rooms are of a similar standard. The rooms are decorated in traditional style and are not for those that want wall-to-wall carpeting, but for us the Jamestown Room which overlooked the William and Mary College was excellent.
Breakfasts were all we could manage, and very good quality.
For those that need (free) wifi, the best reception is from bedrooms rooms nearest the breakfast area (not ours). Otherwise, you can sit in the breakfast area and get good reception from there.
There is a ‘student’ eating place just 20 feet away outside, which was excellent value and quality for us (hot apple cider on the cold January days was a favorite). There are plenty of other eating places within a short distance, but some were closed when we were there.
Williamsburg itself at that time (first week in January) was superb. We could get out from the Fife and Drum around 09.00 am and be walking down the main street three minutes later: there was hardly anyone about, apart from the Williamsburg guides and actors. It was easy to access the various attractions without any queuing (compare this to our summer visit several years ago when long queues were the norm).
We were able to have long conversations with the curators in the museum as there were so few tourists about, which was fascinating.
We would thoroughly recommend the Fife and Drum, and Williamsburg in general early in January, providing you don’t mind walking around in the cold – it is an excellent time of year to visit Williamsburg.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Historic Williamsburg's only downtown lodging. The Fife & Drum is adjacent to the shops and restaurants of Merchants Square and just a short walk from the heart of historic Colonial Williamsburg. William & Mary, the country's second chartered college, is across the street. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fife & Drum Hotel Williamsburg
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