From family-friendly resorts to rooms fit for royalty, these are the best places to stay near Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia – all bookable on Culture Trip.
Experience the early days of the United States with a visit to Colonial Williamsburg, the largest living history museum on the planet, with original architecture, centuries-old art and a cavalry of costumed interpreters. Whether you prefer walking around the distinguished College of William and Mary campus or stepping softly across hallowed grounds during a ghost tour, these hotels will keep you close to it all.
You can’t beat the location of Hampton Inn & Suites on Highway 60. The Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center is only 1mi (1.6km) away, giving you practically instant access to the many museums in the area. Use the reclaimed travel time to dive into the indoor and outdoor pools at the hotel or shred it in the gym. If the kids aren’t as enthralled with the authentic farming practices as you are, Busch Gardens, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, and Go-Karts Plus are within a 10-minute drive.
We don’t need to convince you that the Williamsburg Inn is among the finest hotels in the area; we’ll just let the fact that it was the overnight choice for Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip on two separate occasions do that for us. From the bellmen handing you complimentary tickets to the historical area to the pro shop sliding you the best advice on how to conquer the 18th at Golden Horseshoe Golf Club, the royal treatment isn’t just reserved for the aristocracy.
If you’re the type that likes to squeeze as much as humanly possible into your vacations, you’ll love the fact this hotel is right next door to the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center. Open your spreadsheet and finalize your schedule in your homey suite, getting the kids down to the lobby for a continental breakfast before jumping on the complimentary shuttle around the historic area. The Great Hopes Plantation and Windmill are right across the street, allowing you to tick off two more sites without even trying.
For a fun-filled base the kids will love (especially after a day touring restored grain silos), you won’t do much better than this family-friendly resort. One- to three-bedroom suites mean you can bring the whole family, and while the grandparents keep an eye on the kids, with an arcade, games room, mini-golf course, playground, and swimming pool at their disposal, you can get some well-earned alone time on the Historic Jamestown Bike Trail.
Dream of living in Colonial Williamsburg? Stay at Fife & Drum Inn and spend your days hunting for colonial-era homes along the dreamy W Duke of Gloucester Street. Once you’ve lined up a target, take note of the high-end amenities at Fife & Drum Inn to fill it with, such as the European shower massage in the bathroom and the heavenly Simmons back-care mattress. Of course, having the College of William and Mary as your neighbor is a big ask, but why not dream big?
Aaaand, relax. Leave your modern-world hangups behind when you check into the Griffin, surrounded by leafy, landscaped grounds. An 18th century-inspired colonial herbal massage at the spa and a walk along the Basset Trace Nature Trail will put your body and mind at ease. As for your eyes, the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg is a half-mile away and features early American antique and colonial folk art.
Add a mix of modern fun into your visit to Colonial Williamsburg when you stay at Hampton Inn & Suites. Breakfast is ready and waiting in the lobby each morning; all you need to do is choose your adventure. Follow Capitol Landing Road 2mi (3km) south, and the Benjamin Powell House will welcome you into the historic area. Then, ride your steed just a few minutes farther south, where the Griffon’s 205ft (62m) drop will welcome you to the Busch Gardens amusement park.
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