I had the opoortunity to stay here the night of September 12th 2013.
I decided to call and make reservations the night before for a motorcycle trip. I spoke to a gentleman who was friendly and set me up with a king room with a view of the river.
Upon my arrival, I met the manager, a very friendly and helpful woman who offered me a towel as it had just started to rain as I arrived on my bike. To my dismay however, she was unable to locate my reservation. After searching for some time, and me showing her that I had already been charged for the room we found that the clerk that took my reservation had the wrong night and I had been billed as a no show. Furthermore, all of the king size rooms had been booked and all that was left were two doubles. Not the way to start the night. I will say that the night manager was very nice and very helpful and did what she could to make me as happy as possible. So when you make your reservation, be sure to confirm the nights with the clerk that takes the reservation.
The hotel is in a beautiful location. The views of the river are superb and it is near the shops and across the street from a small beach. There is a pizza place next door which I didnt get to try and a pub two doors down which serves decent food. The hotel restaurant had a good breakfast menu with typical breakfast fare.
The hotel itself is rather old and is starting to show it's age. The rooms were clean, the bathroom was also clean but could use some work as the grout in the shower was starting to stain in spots. The beds weren't too bad as I slept well.
Overall, for the price paid for a room I think it was a great value, given the hotel's location and view. The hotel could use some money invested in it as upgrading the rooms would make it a top notch hotel. The staff was very friendly, but be cautious when you book the room as I was told it wasn't the first time reservations were messed up.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Duke Of York Hotel Yorktown
- Duke York Hotel Yorktown
- Duke York Yorktown
- Duke Of York Yorktown