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Holiday Inn Express Williamsburg Busch Gardens Area

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480 McLaws Cir, Williamsburg, VA 23185-5646
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 20-11-20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20-11-20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 71 hotels in Williamsburg
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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Williamsburg, Holiday Inn Express Williamsburg Busch Gardens Area is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its family-friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Holiday Inn Express Williamsburg Busch Gardens Area makes it easy to enjoy the best of Williamsburg.

As your “home away from home,” the hotel rooms offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and air conditioning, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

Guests have access to 24 hour front desk, newspaper, and baggage storage while staying at Holiday Inn Express Williamsburg Busch Gardens Area. In addition, Holiday Inn Express Williamsburg Busch Gardens Area offers a pool and breakfast, which will help make your Williamsburg trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Williamsburg, Holiday Inn Express Williamsburg Busch Gardens Area is located a short distance from Bruton Parish Episcopal Church (4.4 km) and Governor's Palace (4.4 km).

While in Williamsburg be sure to experience local lobster favourites at Second Street Bistro, The Trellis Bar and Grill, or The Whaling Company.

Plus, during your trip, don’t forget to check out some of the popular historic sites, such as Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown Settlement, and Bassett Hall.

Whether you’re travelling for business, pleasure or both, Holiday Inn Express Williamsburg Busch Gardens Area is sure to make your visit to Williamsburg one worth remembering.

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Click wrote a review May 4
Knightdale, North Carolina7 contributions
I have stayed at this property before and I will likely stay again as it is convenient, clean, good value, and (usually) helpful staff. However, I was disappointed on my recent stay to learn that they do not service your room during your stay (less than 5 nights). They took away our soiled towels, but didn't leave any new clean ones, and the beds were not made. Is that the "IHG Clean Promise" i.e., just not clean the rooms during a stay? Wasn't that made clear when I booked? Um, no. And it isn't mentioned anywhere in the marketing blurbs on "IHG Clean Promise". Secondly, the breakfast is something I would have expected in the early days of the pandemic when they were scrambling to think of something .. anything .. to call "breakfast." However, more than a year into it, I would expect more creative and appealing options. No reason not to offer better choices, even if they were "to go." How about a breakfast item that you could stick in the room's microwave? A juice dispenser maybe? And why not offer limited, socially distanced seating .. the area restaurants do. Finally, I spoke with the manager on duty who deflected my concerns with literally the opposite of the "own the problem" principle of good customer service. Something about a nameless establishment that sets the policies so no use talking to him about it.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from M Management, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Williamsburg Busch Gardens Area
Responded 1 week ago
Greetings Kevin A, We are glad to know that you'll continue to stay at our hotel. However, It is disappointing to know that you were not satisfied with our breakfast and cleaning procedures. This is the IHG Clean Promise - We understand how important cleanliness is to you and as an IHG Hotel, we deliver the IHG Clean Promise. If your room is not cleaned to your satisfaction, please contact the Front Desk immediately - we promise to make it right - that is the IHG Clean Promise. Also, for your safety, we will limit entry into room and housekeeping will be performed every five days (or seven days for Extended Stay brands), unless requested. In regards to the Fresh Start Breakfast, we have been given guidelines which we continue to follow with modifications along the way. After speaking to you during your stay, it was clear that you understood the procedures although you disagreed. When asked for towels they were immediately given, plus an abundance without hesitation. A sincere apology was offered, even after humbly serving it was still not to your satisfaction. I hope that we can come to an understanding and continue to pursue business as we love hosting you at our establishment. Until then. take care and look forward to hosting you in the future. Best Regards, Divine
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Matt L wrote a review May 1
Richmond, Virginia27 contributions53 helpful votes
We had tickets to Busch Gardens on April 30th and reservations at this hotel for that evening. Got to Busch Gardens right when they opened at 10:00 a.m. Turns out BG had changed their schedule that day and decided to open at 3:00 p.m. instead. Thankfully a very nice person at the front desk prepped a room for us and allowed us to check in at 11:00 a.m. It was so nice having a "home base" for the next five hours. We could drop off our stuff, get lunch, and relax. Made it to BG at 3 and stayed at the Holiday Inn that evening afterwards. Great location, very clean and modern. Front desk is very nice. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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familyof5 wrote a review Apr. 2021
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We stayed two nights with kids, the room was clean, modern and no issues. Internet was good enough for zoom meetings. The gap underneath the door was enough that you can hear people next door coming and going, but that’s typical of many hotels. Shower was hot and good water pressure. Bed was on the soft side, we are used to very firm mattress at home. We got a room with double queen bed. The breakfast to go bag is a cup of juice and a sweet roll. There’s free coffee in the morning. So get your own breakfast if you need more food. It’s located very close to Busch Gardens, a McDonald’s, Taco Bell, KFC.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from M Management, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Williamsburg Busch Gardens Area
Responded 4 weeks ago
Greetings Sommartiden, We value all feedback, and appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Overall, we are glad that you enjoyed our hotel, and chose our location to be your host. If ever in the future you decide to travel to the area, do not hesitate to come and see us. Once again, thank you for staying with us at Holiday Inn Express Williamsburg Busch Gardens Area. Look forward to seeing you next time. Best Regards,
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The D wrote a review Mar. 2021
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I had an amazing time at this hotel and the staff makes it better. The staff was very helpful and every issue we had they was always there to help no matter what situation. They also made the place feel more safe and cozy along with making it feel like home.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from M Management, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Williamsburg Busch Gardens Area
Responded Apr. 10, 2021
Dozenaxe, Thank you for your review. We are glad to know that your stay was amazing; you enjoyed our facility and staff. Please do not hesitate to come and see us next time you’re in the area. Thank you again for your feedback and choosing our location to be your host.
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Bamberite wrote a review Mar. 2021
Forked River, New Jersey78 contributions27 helpful votes
I had called the hotel before I left to ask about the breakfast offerings and wanted to know what type of coffee maker was in the room. They told me it was NOT a Keurig. When I got to the room, that's all that was there. I called the front desk and asked about getting hot water for tea (at night) and was told to just pour it thru the Keurig. So my chamomile tea tasted like coffee. The king room was large but not very well thought out. There was no flow to the room. The door to the bathroom and the small refrigerator door are backwards. There are two TV's but only one mirror and that is it in the bathroom. Usually there's a floor length mirror somewhere so you can check yourself out but none was to be found. The bed was comfortable but only king size pillows which are cumbersome. However, the worst part was the train that went by at 3:00 a.m. each morning. When I checked in and we spoke about the room, I specifically asked for a quiet room. This one was by the highway so it also had road noise. I like a cool room to sleep in and I turned the heat off but it was 68 degrees all night which is not cool. Between the train and the heat I hardly slept.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from M Management, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Williamsburg Busch Gardens Area
Responded Mar. 26, 2021
Dear Bamberite, First we'd like to thank you for choosing our location to be your host. We are very appreciative of you taking the time to share your feedback, that way we may continuously improve. In regards to the inconveniences you faced during your stay, we are sadly disappointed to know such occurred. We strive to provide ALL of our guests with Excellent Quality Service, exceeding expectations. In this case it appears we did not meet your expectations. However, we are #2 of 71 Hotels in Williamsburg Virginia, and would love another opportunity to show you why. If possible, we'd love for you to come and stay with us next time you are traveling to the area. We will more than grateful to host you again. Warm Regards,
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US$78 - US$182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express Williamsburg Busch Gardens Area
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express Williamsburg Busch Gardens Area?
Nearby attractions include Colonial Escape Room (0.8 km), Operation Escape (0.3 km), and Virginia Gourmet Food (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express Williamsburg Busch Gardens Area?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Express Williamsburg Busch Gardens Area?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express Williamsburg Busch Gardens Area?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express Williamsburg Busch Gardens Area?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express Williamsburg Busch Gardens Area?
Conveniently located restaurants include Maurizio's Italian Restaurant, The Whaling Company, and The Sportsmans Grille.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Express Williamsburg Busch Gardens Area?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre and an outdoor pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Express Williamsburg Busch Gardens Area?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Holiday Inn Express Williamsburg Busch Gardens Area offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Express Williamsburg Busch Gardens Area?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Colonial Williamsburg (4.6 km), Bassett Hall (3.3 km), and George Wythe House (4.4 km).
Is Holiday Inn Express Williamsburg Busch Gardens Area accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.