This was in the perfect location, within walking distance of the historic Williamsburg locations, and reasonably near a bus stop of the shuttle.
The rooms were comfortable, although the pillows seemed a bit tired. And perhaps there wasn't quite the cleaning done that we're accustomed to at the price level of this B&B.
Breakfast was listed as only one hour (8-9) which meant that early risers, as well as late risers, were out of luck. Breakfast each morning was some sort of breakfast bread pudding casserole, plenty of fresh fruit, and canned biscuits, some with Virginia country ham, some plain, and bacon. The orange juice was of the high quality, not from concentrate, sort.
They had tea bags, hot chocolate mix and instant coffee for any time you wanted it, with a hot water spigot to make them. And lemonade and chocolate chip cookies always available.
The couple who owned it were extremely pleasant and helpful about the sight-seeing options, restaurants and other area information.
Our stay, as as I said, was pleasant. But one caveat...there's a flight of steps that you have to climb, and I don't think it was mentioned in the website. A year ago, after some leg surgery, I might not have been able to navigate it. But you still will have to carry luggage up those steps...and we were on a two week trip so we had plenty of luggage!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Historic Williamsburg's only downtown lodging. The Fife & Drum is adjacent to the shops and restaurants of Merchants Square and just a short walk from the heart of historic Colonial Williamsburg. William & Mary, the country's second chartered college, is across the street. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fife & Drum Hotel Williamsburg
- Fife And Drum Inn