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Budget Inn Williamsburg 2.0

Williamsburg, Virginia, United States

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  • One of the most affordable hotels in town
  • Less than a mile from the heart of Colonial Williamsburg 
  • All rooms come with microwaves, mini-fridges, and coffeemakers
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Plenty of restaurants and shops in the immediate neighborhood 
  • Free Wi-Fi and parking            


  • No free breakfast (but a guest discount at the pancake restaurant next door)
  • No hotel restaurant or room service 
  • Rooms have generic, dated motel decor and old box TVs 
  • Some rooms lack closets 
  • No fitness center or business center 
  • Cleanliness of rooms is inconsistent            

Bottom Line

This 27-room, no-frills Budget Inn is one of the most affordable places to stay in Williamsburg. A prime location within walking distance of the colonial area makes this motel an excellent value -- but don’t expect much more than a dated guestroom and (seasonal) outdoor pool.   

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Classic budget motel with an outdoor pool

Situated on a four-lane road just outside Colonial Williamsburg, this traditional budget motel consists of one-story brick buildings wrapped around a parking lot. At the center of the lot is a swimming pool surrounded by a chain-link fence. It’s far from beautiful, but with rates at half the price of the competition, it’s hard to complain. The management clearly makes an effort to spruce the place up with shrubbery, hanging plants, and small flowerbeds.

A tiny, fluorescent-lit reception office is loaded with tourist pamphlets, decorative plants, and American flags. A figurine of the Hindu elephant god, Ganesha, is perched on a ledge in the corner, and a faded sticker of another Hindu god greets guests as they walk in the door. (The accented staff members at the motel are, presumably, from India.)

Many guests remark on the cleanliness of the rooms, but we found the opposite to be true during our visit. We spotted bits of dirt on a bedside table, what looked like a plastic syringe cap in the bathroom floor, and cobwebs on the patios.


Central location next to Colonial Williamsburg

Located just off Route 60 in Williamsburg, this Budget Inn is bordered by a four-lane road, pancake restaurant, and forest. Plenty of shops and chain restaurants are within a three-minute drive, and guests can walk to the heart of Colonial Williamsburg in less than 15 minutes (if they don’t mind walking along a busy road). Popular theme parks are less than 10 minutes away by car.

  • Three-minute drive to Colonial Williamsburg
  • Nine-minute drive to Busch Gardens and Water Country USA 
  • 13-minute drive to Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport 
  • 19-minute drive to Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown
  • 42-minute drive to the Richmond International Airport     


Dated motel rooms with mini-fridges, microwaves, and coffeemakers

The rooms at Budget Inn have one king bed or two double beds, with a maximum capacity of five guests (rollaway beds are available). Highlights include basic coffeemakers, mini-fridges, and microwaves. Decor-wise, they are about as typical as budget motel rooms get -- patterned polyester bedding, generic flower paintings, bland wooden furniture, and plastic flowers. Old box TVs and worn furniture also add to the dated feel of the rooms.


An outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi, and not much else

The best feature at this Budget Inn is its outdoor pool, which is decent-sized with an eight-foot deep-end (it was closed for the season during our visit). The motel also has an ice machine, vending machine, free Wi-Fi, and offers 10-percent discounts on breakfast at the pancake restaurant next door.

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800 Capitol Landing Rd, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185-4325, United States

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