Virginia never compromises when it comes to Southern hospitality. The Old Dominion has one of the richest histories in the country, some of the most beautiful green spaces and unique neighborhoods that fly under the radar enough to stay as authentic as can be. Expect to be cared for with comfort and convenience here, especially when you check into one of these awesome hotels in Virginia – bookable on Culture Trip.
Sandwiched between the College of William and Mary and the Colonial Williamsburg Historic Area, the Fife and Drum Inn is exactly what you’d want to welcome you to Williamsburg. The cookies and lemonade available around the clock are a sweet treat – but it’s the European shower massage and Simmons back care mattress that provides the comfort that not even 24-hour tea can. With all of downtown Williamsburg right outside your doorstep, you’ll feel like a local in no time when staying at this Virginia hotel.
As if the private community wasn’t enough, Marriott’s Manor Club at Ford’s Colony takes seclusion to the next level with stunning two-bedroom villas. Spacious bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens and bathrooms with oversized soaking tubs will keep you sedated in solitude for days at a time. Venture out of your retreat only to grab a Williamsburg wine from Bistro 1699 or to sit in the sauna after a quiet jog through the fitness trails.
The Queen’s Room at the Williamsburg Inn will pamper you with the same royal treatment Her Majesty received. No worries if you didn’t pack a crown for a stay at this second-floor suite, though – the concierge will have any purchases from the Colonial Williamsburg shops delivered straight to your door. You may want to add a pair of gloves and a nine-iron to that list – the three golf courses on the property will tempt you to rule over the greens.
Take a break from Colonial history and let this place to stay in Virginia immerse you in the era of the Civil War. Original earthworks from the time are on display throughout the hotel – the grounds of which are right beside the Spotsylvania Court House Battlefield. Though these cabins and cottages were built back in the 18th and 19th centuries, you’ll feel right at home in the present with their modern full kitchens and luxurious linens in the bedrooms.
Whether you’re just a duo or bringing a family of a dozen, the villas at Parkside Williamsburg Resort will keep you all comfortable – for the time being, that is. There’s a good chance the gang will disperse at a moment’s notice when they realize what’s right around the corner. An outdoor pool and playground may distract the kids for a moment, but they’ll no doubt want to splash over to Water Country USA or Busch Gardens for the afternoon.
Your stay doesn’t need to be all about the wine at Wedmore Place, but it can be. This renowned winery and place to stay in Virginia has a collection of reds, whites, sparkling and dessert wines for you to uncork as you unwind. And if the wine doesn’t warm you enough, the wood-burning fireplace, rich tapestries and antique furnishings in your suite certainly will. If all else fails, an ultra-fine aromatherapy oil massage should do the trick.
The Waterside Inn is committed to keeping you under the sun as much as possible – even if that means spending less time in the super comfortable suites. The rose gardens and marina will tempt you to take a short stroll outside, where you’ll be immediately convinced to spend a spell in the solar-heated jacuzzi or gazing at the Chincoteague Channel from the heated swimming pool. Feel like casting a line or a net? Crabbing and fishing are always on the schedule from the private pier.
With an address in the Arts and Design district and its own curated art gallery, Quirk Hotel wants to give you an artsy intro to the RVA. Scope out one of the eight mural rooms and sleep under the brilliant brushstrokes of a local artist. Trace your way up to the rooftop bar and you’ll spot museums or galleries in every direction. Hop on a complimentary bicycle rental and pick out a new masterpiece to take home with you.
Feeling a little sporty in the Old Dominion? Boar’s Head Resort gets you in the game at the Sports Club. Golf, tennis, pickleball and squash – with so many sports available, you’ll be lucky to carve out any time for pampering your sore muscles in the spa. It need not be all fun and games if you’re searching for an alternative form of relaxation – killing time on the balcony or beside the fireplace until music and dinner in the Mill Room are perfectly acceptable activities, too.
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