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Williamsburg Sampler Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 21 Williamsburg B&B and Inns
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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59 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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“Not just a B&B”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

Our two nights at the Sampler were clean and comfortable and mornings accompanied by hearty, tasty breakfasts. Best of all is the warmth of the host Ike and the wealth of objects and books in this house; we spent an evening enjoying the library and the homely sitting areas. Other nice touches include the pool table downstairs and the drinks and snacks laid out for you to help yourself. Note that breakfast is at a fairly fixed time but Ike does his best to accommodate!

Having a car is advisable, as the Sampler sits about a pleasant 15-20 min walk from Colonial Williamsburg (more if you are tempted to explore the William and Mary College Campus en route, on the other side of the road into town) but is well located for all attractions in the Historic Triangle if you have wheels.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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New Albany, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Williamsburg Sampler for three nights. It was a wonderful experience. Ike the Inn Keeper is a charming gentleman. He is a wealth of knowledge of what to see and do in and around Williamsburg.We stayed in the John Smith suite. It was outstanding. The bed was comfortable. Having our own sitting room was a plus AND there is a semiprivate covered deck that is off the sitting room. The breakfast that is served each morning is delicious. The Inn has an executive chef that trains the folks that cook for you each morning. I HIGHLY recommend this Inn. My husband and I plan on going back to Williamsburg and we hope to stay at the Sampler again!!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Avondale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

We spent three nights at the sampler. We, of course, read the other rave reviews before booking. We can only agree with what has already been said. The beds are very comfortable. The food was delicious and varied. We had three different local chefs make our breakfast. The common spaces are very nice and inviting. The 24 hr coffee maker was a great treat after a long day of touring. Ike was very helpful and had great restaurant ideas. I can truly say that the Sampler goes above and beyond. My husband left a pair of shorts behind by accident. We didn't even realize they were missing. The Sampler called us and offered to send the shorts to us. We got them a few days later. I can guarantee that wouldn't happen at a chain hotel. Lastly some people mentioned the road noise of the front guest rooms. We were in one of those rooms and it didn't bother us one bit. You would have to be pretty sensitive to noise for that to be a problem.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

My wife and I spent 3 nights there as we visited the Historical Triangle. We could not have been more pleased. Very nice room, incredibly comfortble bed, super breakfast, and Ike the host was truly warm and welcoming! They could have not done better!

Room Tip: Try the Captain John Smith room. Two room suite with balcony!
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Bellingham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

Everything about this bed and breakfast is wonderful. The rooms are very charming and comfortable. Our King size bed was such a great sleep. Every room in the house was decorated so beautifully and we felt right at home. The host was so nice and made time to sit down and chat with us. There was a chef who made breakfast for us every morning and the food was so delicious. It is within walking distance to Colonial Williamsburg although we drove because there was plenty of parking. It is quite unique with a recreation room in the basement and full workout gym for all the guest to use. We hope to get back here again for another great vacation. Thank you Ike for your kind hospitality and allowing us to be a part of your charming bed and breakfast. (From MA)

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

As first time travellers to the East Coast -- and first experience at a Bed and Breakfast -- we were truly awed by this property. Our room was very comfortable (the bed was far more comfortable than any of the hotels we would subsequently visit on our two week visit to Virginia), and the ambiance of the house was amazing. We loved the charm of the house; it was exactly what we came to Williamsburg to experience. Staff was always most courteous and helpful. We loved the 24/7 availablity of hot drinks, but the breakfasts were what stood out the most! Wow! Great food and the variety was amazing -- no breakfast was like the one we had the day before.

It was wonderful to have the benefit of local knowledge -- we were given great suggestions for local destinations to visit. The staff at this location really make your visit comfortable and interesting.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

Stayed here with 7 friends for a girlfriend getaway. All four rooms are well appointed and comfortable with high quality king beds and updated (but small) bathrooms. The two rear rooms with sitting areas and veranda access overlooking the trees were excellent. This B&B is very clean (despite the collections of pewter, roosters, etc..) Front rooms had street noise all night. The bathrooms lacked counter space or tables for toiletries. The breakfast was fine, not exceptional, and the staff preparing it was recently hired. Ike was welcoming and very helpful throughout our stay. The location is great for exploring the historic triangle.

Room Tip: Rooms on the back of the house are best.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Williamsburg Sampler Bed and Breakfast
Address: 922 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Region: United States > Virginia > Williamsburg
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Williamsburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Williamsburg Sampler Bed and Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
18-century plantation style 3-story brick colonial. Located within walking distance to historic Colonial Williamsburg. Governor' "Inn of the Year" in 1995. Famous for "Skip Lunch" (R) breakfast. ... more   less 
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