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Governor's Inn - Colonial Williamsburg
Ranked #32 of 73 Hotels in Williamsburg
Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
39 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Nicely located and inexpensive”
Reviewed 4 November 2008

For the price of this place, I really can't complain. There was a few hiccups like the stain on the carpet and they had to fix our hot water the last day but that's it. Otherwise this place is well worth what you pay for it. It was located within walking distance of Williamsburg. Warning it is nice walking to Williamsburg in the morning but walking home after a long hot day is not fun because you're exhausted. On the plus, once you get back they always had juice and coffee in the lobby for free to drink. In the morning they had a very nice, large continental breakfast included. Tip, don't eat in the lobby, it gets extremely crowded. I suggest to go up the stairs in the lobby, there is a whole other area with the same breakfast and seating and alot less crowded. Another bonus is because your staying at a Williamsburg hotel, you get a discount on the night time tours which we took advantage of. Another tip is to buy the refillable mug. You can buy them right in the hotel's lobby and it gives you free refills the whole time your in Williamsburg. The place isn't spectacular but reasonably priced, clean with lots amenities in a good location.

  • Liked — breakfast, location, discount on tours in Williamsburg
  • Disliked — older rooms, stained carpet
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
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65 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2008

This hotel was a great find. It is the "budget" hotel for Colonial Williamsburg, so I was expecting it to be a little "Motel 6ish", but once getting there I was pleasantly surprised. It wasn't fancy, but it was clean, and plenty of room for a family of four. I got a great deal, $59 a night, and if staying 4 or more nights they added free Colonial Williamsburg passes for the length of our stay. It also included breakfast. It is about 5 miles from Busch Gardens, and Water Country USA, and very close to tons of restaurants and shopping malls. I would stay here again and recommend it if you are looking for a basic hotel.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with family
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Freehold, NJ
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46 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2008

After reading the reviews on TripAdvisor, I decided to give this place a try. We were a family of three on a budget and staying at this hotel gave us free passes to Williamsburg (for one week) and daily continental breakfast. The hotel room was pretty nice (think of a Holiday Inn) and the breakfast was ample (juice, muffins, danishes, hard boiled eggs, English muffins, bagels, fruit, yogurt, instant oatmeal, fruit, coffee, tea, hot chocolate). The pool was pretty nice as well. The location is right next to Colonial Willimsburg and 10 to 15 minutes from Busch Gardens/Water Country. I was well pleased with the room. The staff was helpful and friendly. Some people have complained about the train,but we didn't hear it at all. If you're not happy with the room, the staff will help you out (i.e. change the room). If you are on a budget, I would definitely recommend this hotel. Call 1-800-HISTORY to book.

  • Liked — central location, budget friendly
  • Disliked — no refridgerator in the room
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
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Miami
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2008

If you are used to Hampton Inns and Hiltons, this is not the hotel for you. I booked a room because it seemed very close to the Downtown Williamsburg area (which it was) and because the hotel offers a very attractive admission ticket price to Colonial Williamsburg. However, I was disappointed at the facilities. It is just like a Motel 6 or any inexpensive hotel. Actually I have seen Motel 6's that were better than this. The room was clean in general. The curtains were worn out (you could see the light come through the holes). The blankets were worn out. Really it would not take that much money to make it look decent. The other down side is that is right next to the train station. We could hear the train at night and my husband kept waking up. Since we were just there for three nights and stayed out most of the time, we decided to just ride it out. But for the price, you are better off to stay at another location, park your car at the visitor's center and ride the buses.

  • Liked — Proximity to attractions
  • Disliked — The train waking us up at night
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled with family
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Sugar Land Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 July 2008

Yes it is an older property but it is well kept and in a peacefull location. We walked to the historical area which was only two blocks away. The room was nice and clean and the staff and breakfast were very good. Be aware that the buildings do not have elevators so if you have problems with stairs, be sure to ask for a handicapped or first floor room.

  • Stayed June 2008, travelled with family
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NY
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2008

EXCELLENT! Enjoyed our stay, very clean, friendly staff, enjoyed our breakfast, will return again and again!!

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Marietta, Georgia
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33 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2008

We stayed at the Governor's Inn during a visit to Colonial Williamsburg from June 22-24th. We booked this room as part of a package deal through the CW website.

The Inn looks like an old Motel 6 or Best Western. Nothing fancy but the room was clean (2 double beds, chair with table, small TV and bathroom) and served the purpose.

You can drive from the Inn to the CW Visitor's Center and take the bus to the Colonial sites but there is really no need because your only about 2-3 blocks from the site and the walk is very pleasant.

The hotel staff was nice and free breakfast (danish, fruit, hard boiled eggs, cereal, bagels, toast, etc.) is offered daily. There is also a pool onsite and my kids enjoyed it.

A nice stay for the price.

  • Liked — location, free breakfast
  • Disliked — dated rooms
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled with family
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Property: Governor's Inn - Colonial Williamsburg
Address: 506 N Henry St, PO Box 1776, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4118
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Region: United States > Virginia > Williamsburg
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Williamsburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Governor's Inn - Colonial Williamsburg 2*
Number of rooms: 200
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An official Colonial Williamsburg Hotel, the Governor's Inn is a low-rise motor inn located in the heart of Williamsburg, just 3 blocks from the restored area, Merchant's Square shopping district, the College of William & Mary, and a short ride from Revolutionary City. It offers comfortable, economy accommodations and features an outdoor family-style pool, complimentary continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi, a business center, and discounted admission tickets to programs and events in the historic area. Guests at the Governor's Inn have access to unlimited use of our shuttle buses which run at regularly scheduled intervals from the Visitors Center (near the Woodlands Hotel & Suites) and operate throughout the historic area. Travel info: easy access to I-64; 20 minutes to Williamsburg/Newport News International airport; 5 minutes to Amtrak train station ... more   less 
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