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Williamsburg Lodge, Autograph Collection 3.5

Williamsburg, Virginia, United States

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Pros

  • Five-minute walk from Williamsburg Historic District
  • Colonial-style rooms with flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers; some have mini-fridges 
  • Two on-site restaurants and buffet breakfast
  • Two outdoor swimming pools and one indoor pool
  • Large spa and fitness center with exercise classes
  • Free shuttle around the perimeter of the Revolutionary City
  • Free on-site parking and (for a fee) valet service
  • Free Wi-Fi available throughout
  • Conference, meeting, and business facilities
  • Pet-friendly hotel

Cons

  • Buffet breakfast not included in room rates
  • Some features are not situated on the property

Bottom Line

Williamsburg Lodge, Autograph Collection is an upper-middle-range hotel situated within a five-minute walk from the Williamsburg Historic District. The hotel's central location is a huge highlight, and the free shuttle service around the area is another bonus. The 323 guest rooms feature traditional colonial interiors combined with modern amenities like flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, and free Wi-Fi; some have mini-fridges. There are two on-site restaurants; one serves a sit-down breakfast, or there's a buffet breakfast in the lobby (not included in room rates). Features are extensive and include three pools, a fitness center, and spa. There's a large conference center with 10 meeting rooms, as well as a business center. While further out from Colonial Williamsburg, The Historic Powhatan Resort is another colonial-style hotel with a broad selection of features to consider.

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Scene

Colonial charm with welcoming interiors and beautiful grounds

Playing off its proximity to Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg Lodge features typical colonial-style decor in its interiors. Expect to see oil paintings, antique furniture, wooden walls, and quirky antique decor pieces. While the building isn't historic, the interiors transport you back into the old American colonial-period. The red face-brick building is surrounded by beautiful gardens of lush lawns, fountains, walkways, and a collection of small bushes and large green trees. Inside, the lobby is a large, open space with antique leather sofas, large patterned carpets, wooden furniture, and antique decor. The on-site Traditions restaurant features a wide range of artifacts on display and an eclectic collection of furniture. Sweet Tea & Barley, on the other hand, is more of an upmarket restaurant, with a sophisticated look and feel. This hotel offers a lovely experience in Colonial Williamsburg, attracting a mixture of both leisure and business travelers.

Location

Situated within a five-minute walk from the Williamsburg Historic District

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Located in the heart of the historical Colonial Williamsburg, the hotel offers easy access to many of the area's attractions. The hotel offers a free shuttle around the perimeter of the Revolutionary City. The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg is right across the street from the hotel and the Williamsburg Historic District is just five minutes by foot. There are a few restaurants and shops located within the Historic District. The Golden Horseshoe Golf Club Gold Course is a two-minute walk and Williamsburg Inn Tennis Club is a nine-minute walk. The College of William & Mary is a 20-minute walk or four-minute drive from the hotel. It's a 12-minute drive to both Busch Gardens and Water Country. Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport is 25 minutes by car.

Rooms

Colonial-style rooms with flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers; some have mini-fridges

Each of the 323 guest rooms at Williamsburg Lodge were designed with inspiration from the Williamsburg's Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum. Decor includes traditional colonial-period elements: oil paintings, hand-painted lamps, traditional American bedspreads, antique furniture, a rocking chair, and an old-fashioned leather chair in the corner of the room. The rooms are cozy and welcoming, combining traditional decor with a decent selection of modern comforts. All rooms include air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, tea- and coffee-making facilities, telephones, desks, safes, iron and ironing boards, and free Wi-Fi -- some rooms include a mini-fridge. Family travelers can make use of the connected rooms as well as the larger Studios or Suites; some rooms include sofa-beds. Bathrooms feature a black-and-white color-scheme and come with shower/tub combos, hairdryers, and The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg toiletries.

Features

Two restaurants, three swimming pools, spa, fitness center, and large conference center

Guests at Williamsburg Lodge have access to an extensive list of features, though not all are located on the property. There are two on-site restaurants: Traditions serves Southern-style fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and Sweet Tea & Barley features burgers and sandwiches for lunch and dinner. There is also an express buffet breakfast in the lobby each morning, though it's not included in rates. There are three swimming pools: an outdoor family pool, an outdoor tranquility pool, and an indoor pool. 

Guests have access to The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg, across the street, which includes a large fitness center with a selection of modern cardio and weight-training equipment, along with daily exercise classes and spa treatments. Guests also have access to the Williamsburg Inn Tennis Club and the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club. The hotel staff can assist with purchasing tickets for various nearby attractions. A total of 10 conference and meeting facilities are available, as well as a business center. On-site parking and Wi-Fi throughout the property are free. A few additional features and services include a valet service (for a fee), shoe shining service, free shuttle around the perimeter of the Revolutionary City, bicycle rentals, a gift shop, and pet-friendly facilities.

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Address

310 S England St, PO Box 1776, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185-4266, United States

Also Known As

  • Williamsburg Lodge-Colonial Williamsburg

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