I've lost count of the number of times I've been to Williamsburg. It's one of my favorite places. We always stay at the Colonial Houses or the Lodge. Although I prefer the Colonial Houses for their ambiance, the Lodge was more convenient for our girls' getaway. The location is wonderful. It's just a short walk to the historic area, and the spa is across the street. The Williamsburg loop bus stops right in front of the Lodge. There's also a bus stop for a shuttle service to a few non-Williamsburg attractions across the street.
We reserved two rooms, and were unable to get adjoining rooms. But the reservationist said she would request that our rooms be near each other. We arrived around 7:30 PM, and I'm sure most guests had already checked in, so I was a bit worried. But I shouldn't have worried. Colonial Williamsburg hotels know how to get it right. Our rooms were right next to each other.
We were in one of the new "guesthouses" across the parking area from the main building. Rooms here are beautifully decorated with folk art. My room had two queen beds with colonial-style coverlets. There was a wing chair and a comfy rocker for sitting. The desk was a good size, and a large armoire held the flat-screen TV, small fridge, and had some drawer space for clothes. One nice touch was a permanent shelf for a suitcase, instead of one of those folding things.
The beds were comfortable and there were plenty of pillows. There was turndown service (and chocolates!) in the evening.
The bathroom was large with a fantastic shower and plenty of counter space, even with part of it taken up by the coffeemaker (Keurig). There were plenty of towels, but they were a bit smaller than I'd like. I wish they'd use the towels the spa has, those are enormous! But they made up for the small towels by providing nice terry bathrobes.
Colonial Williamsburg's hotels are a bit pricey, but the service and location can't be beat. Another nice service is if you buy anything in the Colonial Williamsburg shops, your purchases will be delivered to your hotel. Plus, they help support Colonial Williamsburg, which is important to me.
Check out their packages. Some include a gift card, which you can use at their shops and restaurants.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Williamsburg Lodge, Autograph Collection is a relaxing escape in Colonial Williamsburg. We are a preferred choice of accommodations for travelers looking for luxury hotels in Williamsburg, Virginia. On our property, which sits in the heart of the Historic Area, you will find inviting spaces including a world-class restaurant and you can enjoy convenient access to spa and golf recreation amenities. We sit in the middle of all the action in Williamsburg, and we offer admission ticket discounts and special daily events as part of the exclusive benefits you'll enjoy as our guest. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Williamsburg Lodge-Colonial Williamsburg Hotel Williamsburg
- Williamsburg Hotel