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Woodlands Hotel & Suites - Colonial Williamsburg
Ranked #5 of 74 Hotels in Williamsburg
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Bethesda, Maryland
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85 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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“Good for families”
Reviewed 30 May 2012

We were there for memorial day weekend. The hotel is very conveniently located. If you have kids with you it's easy to walk to the expansive visitors center and make you reservations of activities for the day, and then hop on the shuttle that circles around the settlement to the area of your choice. Kids enjoyed the shuttle ride as much as anything else we did that weekend.

The hotel is good with all you need for group or family trip. I would not book this for couples get away. You would be disappointed. B'fast is ok. The servers seems to work fast to clean up so table can turn over quickly, but it was just so busy it felt like a cattle rush.

For dining we went into town each day so can't speak to the restaurant on premise. The pool was sine too. The first day the towels took forever to come. And when they did, the staff just put them behind a column so it took awhile before any of us realized they were there. That was bad customer service.

Other than that, it was a fine visit. We noticed only families and people on family reunions there. I think it's great for that.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 May 2012

We recently spent four nights at the Woodlands. Our room had two full size beds, three comfortable upholstered chairs, a small dresser, a coffeepot, a TV, but no fridge. The room had a view of the courtyard where you rarely saw anyone. The bath was large with the sink separate from the tub. There was adequate closet space. There was a continental breakfast included in the rate and the choices varied each morning. The eating area was large but could become congested with four at a table. On a nice morning, you could eat outside.
There were a few school groups staying as May is a busy month for field trips.

The Huzzah restaurant is across from the hotel. The visitor center is a short walk. Two stores in the visitor center are open in the evening. You can walk to Colonial Williamsburg or ride the shuttle. Hotel guests can purchase admission at reduced prices.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the courtyard. The first floor is convenient.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2012

This hotel provides great access to the historic area with just a few steps to the Visitor Center and then over the bridge to the past or hop on the buses which are included in the access pass. It is not of the quality of the Inn or Lodge, but perfectly good for families and couples. Staying here avoids all the tourist traps of RT 60 plus you're able to take advantage of the special pricing for historic area tickets. Just park your car and leave it until you leave or go outlet shopping. We paid $29.95 each for our access tickets for all three days. Rooms are large and very clean. Staff is very helpful and friendly. Does include continental breakfast and if you stay away from the freeze dried eggs and stick with the fresh fruit, frozen waffles and hard boiled eggs, most will be satisfied. Very nice breakfast area inside and out. Very large pool and some recreation opportunities on site such as a driving green and volley ball court.

Room Tip: When you reserve ask for a woodland view. Very pretty and green.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Cumberland, Maryland
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Reviewed 27 May 2012

We stayed here from May16 thru the 20th and could not have been happier with this hotel. It is adjacent to the visitor's center where we picked up the shuttle to the historic area. Shuttles seemed to run frequently, we never had a long wait. There is also a path you can take from the visitor's center to the historic area which was a nice 15 minute walk. The shuttle to Busch Gardens picks you up right on the hotel property. It was right on time both going and coming. The breakfast was also a plus with everything from cereals to eggs and sausages, waffles, bagels and sweet rolls, good coffee and fresh fruit. The staff in the dining area kept things clean and replenished as needed. Staff at the front desk could not have been more welcoming and helpful. We parked our car on arrival and didn't need it until we were ready to depart for home!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 May 2012 via mobile

My husband and I stayed ay The Woodlands and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We stayed in a king suite which was nice and roomy, clean, and quiet. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was good even if they did start cleaning it up too early. Once parked there we didn't need to drive until our day trip to Jamestown (which we could have taken the shuttle if we wanted). We plan on using the Woodlands when we make our next trip to Williamsburg.

Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 25 May 2012

The Woodlands Hotel is the perfect place to stay while going to Colonial Williamsburg. It is literally a 3 minute walk to the visitor center, so very convenient. The hotel itself is nicely decorated in a neo-colonial style. The rooms are nice, although there is not much room for walking around. We had two double beds, a pullout arm chair, a table with two chair, dresser, and nightstand. I especially liked the Williamsburg Spa shampoo, conditioner, lotion and bar soap which was provided in the rooms. The hotel also includes a small souvenir shop in the front lobby. Breakfast was ok. Everyday it included yogurt, cereal, grits, oatmeal, juice, tea, coffee, various breads (bagels, slices, pastries, waffles). There was a schedule posted outside the breakfast room of what what being served as the hot item for each day of the week. These included biscuits with sausage gravy, scrambled eggs and ham, and pancakes with sausage. These were all ok, nothing great, but it is "free" (although the eggs make me feel a bit sick). It was quiet, except for the last day when there seemed to be a conference so people were talking loudly in the hallways. Overall the hotel is nice, convenient and comes at a good value if you can get it with a Williamsburg package.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Waynesville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 24 May 2012

This was such a nice hotel, the people made it such a nice place to stay. the staff welcomed our students and made it a great trip. I like it because it is so easy to just walk where ever we wanted to go. I will plan to stay at this hotel again.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Property: Woodlands Hotel & Suites - Colonial Williamsburg
Address: 105 Visitor Center Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Region: United States > Virginia > Williamsburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in Williamsburg
#11 Romantic Hotel in Williamsburg
#12 Family Hotel in Williamsburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Woodlands Hotel & Suites - Colonial Williamsburg 3*
Number of rooms: 300
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Colonial Williamsburg Hotel, the Woodlands Hotel & Suites is located adjacent to the historic area and set amid landscaped grounds in a tranquil, park-like environment. The Visitors Center is short walk away and offers complimentary shuttle service around Colonial Williamsburg, tickets to programming and events, costume rental, multiple gift shops, and a cafe serving sandwiches, soups, snacks, and beverages. Hotel amenities include free Wi-Fi, a business center, fitness center, complimentary full breakfast, an outdoor heated family-style pool, free mini-golf, and a variety of summer family activities and games. The newest addition is a pirate ship themed Splash Pad complete with water cannons, double bucket water dump, ground sprays, a mini slide, and a wading pool for our youngest guests. Huzzah! BBQ Grille, a family-friendly, full-service restaurant is just steps away and is open 5pm - 9:30pm daily. (Tip: be sure to try the slow-cooked BBQ and let the kids make their own pizza!) Travel info: easy access to I-64; 20 minutes to Williamsburg/Newport News International airport; 5-6 minutes to Amtrak train station ... more   less 
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