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Cary, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the Criswell Bucktrout House. It was a great experience. I found myself just sitting there thinking about how far we have come since the building was built. I really felt that I was experiencing Colonial Williamsburg in a way I have never felt on any of our other times there. It was really cool. You are just...

Thank Jan L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit Colonial Williamsburg often and enjoy it tremendously. Tried out a "tavern room" this time. It's wonderful to have a window overlooking a main street in the historical village. Very private and quiet. True to its description, the furnishings and decoration are influenced by what would have been around at the time and upon walking into the room, we...

2Thank Beulah T
Norfolk, Virginia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Williamsburg Inn closed for renovations; check-in at a small house. Staff very good: warm, engaging, most helpful. Accomodations mostly period accurate, with exceptions of modern conveniences (colonial Keurig?). Baths look as if from the 70's (the 1970's) but adequate. Bed very comfortable; room quiet. Great getaway; so close to Colonial Wiiliamsburg (Duke of Gloucester Street).

Thank deh99
East Coast
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We recently went to Colonial Williamsburg for a mid-winter break and were rather distressed by what we experienced. First, the Williamsburg Inn,a truly first-class property, was closed for renovations. So we decided to stay in one of the Colonial houses--a bedroom and separate sitting room in a reconstructed cottage. It was charming, if somewhat down-at-the-heel considering the price. Unfortunately, the...

6Thank DavidEastCoast
Northern Virginia
Reviewed 10 February 2017

We have stayed in the Colonial Houses several times (in different rooms in a few different inns/houses on Duke of Gloucester) and they have always been great. Our most recent stay was in the Market Street Tavern. Our room was very nice, with plenty of space for both of us. Although definitely having a period feel, of course, it also...

3Thank obxforus
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

If you have the cash, at least once in your life you should stay in one of CW's colonial houses instead of a regular hotel (although we've had great experiences in all of CW's hotels). This option gives you the opportunity to stay in a real 18th century house, full of repro furniture, right in the historic area. Rates during...

1Thank pvtsam1775
Reviewed 19 January 2017

First, the rooms are small, isolated, and do not include all conveniences of modern hotels (card scans, etc.), so if you want that don't stay here. But for a historic experience with modern necessities (i.e. electricity, running water) this is the best way to experience Colonial Williamsburg. It's also a plus that the place is overseen by the luxurious Williamsburg...

1Thank sconsi87
Cape Charles, Virginia
Reviewed 17 December 2016

What do expect for $325.00 per night. A uncontrollable heater with the room about 90. A multi-selection shower head with one working as a dribble of water exits. Consider a 1950's motel in rural Georgia that has not been renavated since 1965. You have good idea what this house looks like. What is it worth per night, about $65.00

2Thank mermaidcottage
Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Our whole stay in Colonial Williamsburg was fantastic! When we checked in, we were offered champagne or sparkling cider - to which I gladly accepted after traveling all day. :) Someone brought our luggage up to our room, which was very nice since we were up one flight of stairs and it was a narrow staircase. We stayed in the...

2Thank meganerbele
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 29 November 2016

I've stayed in several of the Colonial Houses and they're great if you're a family who wants to stay together. One of my favorites is the Market Square Kitchen. It has a large fireplace and the staff will come over a build a fire for you. The canopied bed and handicapped accessible bathroom on the first floor are wonderful Upstairs...

1Thank patd90

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Authentic reproductions of colonial houses with 18th century antique furnishings, set in historic area. Authentic period reproductions such as a canopy bed and a crackling fire in the hearth. Stay in the heart of the Revolutionary City with all the comforts of home. Enjoy access to dining, recreation, and spa amenities in addition to admission ticket discounts and exclusive guest-only offerings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Colonial Houses-Colonial Williamsburg

Address: 136 E Francis St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4271
Region: United States > Virginia > Williamsburg
Price Range: $235 - $331 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Colonial Houses-Colonial Williamsburg 3*
Number of rooms: 82
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“We were on the front of the house. I bet in the summer it would be a bit noisy.”
  • There was wood there for a fire if the weather permitted.
  • The room was painted dark brown and it was really peaceful.
 of 5 bubbles 70janl, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Colonial Houses offers a PDF on-line showing all the room options (GOOGLE "PDF of Colonial Houses Williamsburg")”
 of 5 bubbles JCF209, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Choose a house over a tavern room. It will be larger.”
  • The bath is all in one room no vanity.
  • Rooms are quite small and if you want 2 beds they are twins.
 of 5 bubbles CarleneK_11, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Call speak to a representative to get the best experience for you!”
 of 5 bubbles bquack, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
“You can book a room on line but be sure to call and request a location and floor level.”
 of 5 bubbles U9691GSjamesl, 30 Jun 2016 | Read review
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