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Duke of York Hotel
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Yorktown
Charlottesville, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
550 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
“Great stay”
Reviewed February 13, 2012

We stayed one night in early Feb., and hope to return again when the weather is a little nicer. The hotel had a great view of the river and bridge. We had a room right over the reception area, with it's own balcony. Yorktown was very quiet when we were there, but sightseeing on foot was enjoyable even in the light rain. I'm sure it is a very pretty place in the summer. We got the room at a very reasonable price by calling directly to the hotel. The room was older, but well kept up and clean. We had a small fridge and microwave, everything a person needs for a short stay. Breakfast at the hotel restaurant was good, and reasonably priced. The staff were friendly, as were all the other locals we came in contact with during our short visit.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2011

This is a quick trip from RIC. Duke of York has a great view of the York River, is a minute's walk to Yorktown Pub, plenty of places to walk to with a view of the river. Maybe not somewhere to go for more than a few days, but relaxing. The Duke of York rooms are BIG. Not modern, but definitely decent. Would stay there again. (And breakfast in their restaurant was good. Slow service, but pleasant wait staff.)

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Richmond, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2011

We stayed here the weekend of Oct. 21-23. We got married in Yorktown, at the Watermans Museum on that Saturday. The months preceding the big day, I worked closely with the manager, Ruth. She and I spoke frequently to make sure all of the guests were getting appropriate rooms ect. Upon arrival, she greeted us with a very warm welcome! Throughout the stay she ensured that every one of my guests were taken care of! Even on the final day, we didn't want to leave ( I think she had fun with us too ) we had such a fabulous time! From the location to the nice clean comfortable rooms, everything was perfect and cozy. Watching the sunrise and sunset was spectacular! The restaurant down stairs has amazing delicious breakfast, now it took a little while to get it, but they fix everything fresh! It was Sooo good! I would definitely recommend this hotel to everyone!! We will be back for sure!! Again, Ruth thank you so much for going above and beyond!

  • Stayed October 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2011

When I called for my reservation I was reserving a room for a wedding I would be attending. The women I spoke with on the phone was not very friendly and seemed very un-accomodating. However once I arrived at the duke of york the young man at the lobby desk was very helpful and friendly. The rooms are outdated and beds kind of uncomfortable but the view was beautiful. Overall if we had to spend more time in the rooms I might rate it an average rating but because of the friendly service and nice view I will give it a very good.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Monticello, New York
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Reviewed October 24, 2011

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Duke of York while visiting our son at the US Coast Guard Training Center. We do alot of traveling along the east coast of the US and the atmosphere at The Duke of York was in keeping with an appreciation of the spirit of America, a welcomed change from the sterile chain hotels. Our room was lovely, very clean and very comfortable and the staff was personable. The hotel was filled with guests but it was very quiet. We had a spectacular view of the York River (all rooms do) and when we weren't relaxing in our room or sitting on our balcony enjoying the sights, we went right across the street and enjoyed walking, sight seeing, shopping and dining in a friendly, historical and beautiful setting (all without getting in our car!) They have a charming restaurant. Although we didn't take advantage of their dinner menu we enjoyed delicious breakfasts. The location and value of this hotel is very amazing. We highly recommend The Duke of York and we cannot wait to return in December.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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VA, USA
Level 5 Contributor
28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed September 19, 2011

The rooms were very clean. A little "dated" but otherwise nice. The private balcony made for a nice extra touch. Had it not been pouring rain it would have been perfect for coffee in the morning. The beach, the dock, shops and pub just a few steps away make for a perfect weekend getaway.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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New York City, New York
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 22, 2011

This is our 4th year staying at The Duke of York. Everyone is friendly and helpful. The Manager is a lovely woman who makes sure everyone feels welcomed. The view of the beach, river and bridge are simply beautiful. Great place to relax.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Duke of York Hotel

Property: Duke of York Hotel
Address: 508 Water Street, The Only Hotel in the Historic Village of Yorktown, VA, Yorktown, VA 23690
Location: United States > Virginia > Yorktown
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Yorktown
Number of rooms: 57
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are family owned Hotel located in Yorktown, Virginia. We are the only hotel located in the historic village of Yorktown. All rooms have a beautiful view of the York River, from either private balconies or wide, open verandas. Large courtyard area with shade trees overlooking the river. All rooms have single cup coffee makers, refrigerators and microwaves. 20 Minutes from Colonial Williamsburg and Busch Gradens, and 30 minutes to Jamestown. Locally famous restaurant on premises with many other dining choices within walking distance. We look forward to having you as our guest! ... more   less 
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