Who said this is out of the way? Of WHAT?!?!? You can walk to Col Wmsburg if you're not too lazy from there, right across the bridge if you like. You walk from the hotel to the Visitor's center, and pick up shuttles that take you all over the historic sites, free. It's VERY convenient. It's not the Inn or Lodge that are right there in Col. Wmsburg but I'm glad of it. If you are a guest at any of the on-site hotels you have charging privileges, discounts at shops and delivery of your goods to your room. We ate at the Lodge twice it was so good, and enjoyed the discount too. The rooms as others have noted are immaculate. Not a lick of dust on anything and no wear noticeable. I agree, the staff are fabulous. It was our anniversary and my husband had flowers delivered ahead of time that they unboxed and set up for him. Very nice. Yah, chintzy on the very yummy lotion/shampoos as mentioned by another poster that were not refreshed but for crying out loud, I bring my own anyway. Lots of towels too, and that's one of my pet peeves. If you know four people will be there, put in enough towels, and here there's enough of everything. It's the little things like that that count to me. Even with literal busloads of tourists (and I did groan when I saw the one full of teenage boys) it is QUIET and peaceful. We got a suite for our family of four and it was perfect. Nicely outfitted with small fridge and micro besides. Yes, as others noted- the mattress. Oh, horrors. It was not comfortable in the least bit, but we were only there two nights and it wasn't bug ridden, just not as supportive as you'd expect, if your expectations are the mattress is as good as everything else. The inside and outside are lovely, the landscaping is gorgeous, the pool is large. Huzzah! is a great place to eat. Unfortunately, I agree with others- the quality of the "free" morning buffet left a LOT to be desired. I literally had to spit out a danish that had the texture of fine gravel which was a shame, because it looked promising and I am not a fussy eater. Don't they realize what they're putting out? Ugh. It was so bad I felt like asking a manager to eat one as a dare. However, if you want to grab a cup of coffee, a banana and a yogurt they're all safe options. The eggs are those gross powdered things, and the staff in the breakfast area were NOT as great as the staff everywhere else. Also, on busy days you can be left with nowhere to sit and the tables aren't quickly cleared. It's true, I've had better breakfast experiences with the "included" breakfast at any Embassy/Hampton/similar, but really in any of those cases I don't expect much, I just expected better here, and I'd suggest they actually seat people. The free-for-all just doesnt work well here. If it's nice outside, eat there. Seating folks would be a simple improvement with existing staff that would make the place less of a bumble. Still these are minor things, just worth noting so your expectations are in order.
In other words, don't decide to stay here because of the fabulous free breakfast. However, don't decide NOT to stay here because it wasn't great. We would readily stay here again and again because I don't base my lodging on the gimmes (if you don't count BVLGARI at the Ritz. That's a bit different!). Unless I'm broke I will NOT stay near the outlets or the commercial part of town ever again and this is a trip we've made four times now. If you are military there are nice discounts available (they also run specials for locals, emergency responders, etc) IN ADVANCE. Also worth noting is that everything seems wheelchair accessible throughout the hotel and the parks for the most part.
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