Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites - Historic Gateway, Williamsburg
Reviews - Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites - Historic Gateway
- Age Group: 60plus
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Mature Couple
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites - Historic Gateway
Nice hotel...great locationfrom GigemAggie
The hotel was in a great location. You are a couple of minutes from "restaurant row" and colonial Williamsburg was less than 10 minutes away. Both Bush Gardens Europe and Water Country USA were within a 15 minute drive.
I guess what really matters is whether or not we would stay here again, and we definitely would.
Nice hotel with minor flawsfrom jenlev
New, modern hotel in Williamsburgfrom KristenCheeks
Excellent Propertyfrom NYtrav
While a place like the Williamsburg Lodge affords the opportunity to be within a few blocks of Colonial Williamsburg, this Holiday Inn provides far larger and more comfortable accommodations imho within just short driving distance to the Visitor Center shuttle where you can quickly gain access to the Colonial Williamsburg. There is no comparison between the cramped accommodations of the Woodlands vs this Holiday Inn aside from the direct access that Woodland's guests have to Visitor Center.
I am normally not a fan of what are often dingly old Holiday Inns that dot the countryside and I usually opt to stay away from them. But anytime I hear of a new property, I generally check them out because they are clean and modern. That's the situation at this Holiday on the Bypass Road. I think the place is great with not only clean and modern rooms, but SPACIOUS rooms. This is the age of the large home and I hate going to a hotel room that's smaller than my master bedroom suite. These newer hotel properties recognize the traveler's demand for more space.
We've stayed twice at this Holiday Inn - once for a week in the 2 bedroom 2 bath suite and another time for a week in a 1 bath King suite with a separate pull out couch in the living room area. If you have a large family, the 2 bedroom suite is hands down the best (a little pricey), especially if you want some quiet time with the spouse while the kids are sound asleep on the other side of the suite (wink, wink).
A few minor criticisms:
I didn't like the hotel's restaurant for breakfast or dinner so dont bother getting the meal ticket plans. Anyway, why would you come to Williamsburg to eat at a hotel restaurant?!?!?!? Part of the Williamsburg experience is dining out and there are a plethora of mouth watering pancake houses for breakfast and great restaurants for dinner.
The wireless internet is dead slow. I have a wireless card from my mobile phone provider which took care of that problem. There are two computers in lobby area, but i noticed kids usually hogging it up during the evenings.
Swimming pool was clean.
While one doesn't come to Williamsburg to watch television, and I don't watch much of it anyway, I was impressed by the 36" flat screened picture tube tvs in the room. There were 3 tvs in our 2 bedroom suite. TV overkill, but after a long day, if you like to watch the boob tube, you'll be pleased.
If you don't like the color green stay away. I don't mind green, and the room carpet and walls is in a green motif at this place. Pastel green.. not hospital wall green, but it may be unsettling for some.
Service was great for what little service I needed. I thought the staff was very nice. We stayed for a week and within a few days we were addressed on a sir name basis by the staff at the front desk. The housekeeping was fine and prompt. I don't understand the gvetching over 'service' when the basic concept is to check in and enjoy your vacation. You should want to be left alone with your loved ones and should have little need for attention from the staff, or to bother the staff since the place is completely self service and modern. The staff was great.
Great hotelfrom cotrichmond
The restaurant was excellent. The food was delicious and the service was great. We enjoyed dinner and breakfast with made to order omlets.
The staff was friendly and curteous.
Great hotelfrom merkb
Suspect better places to stayfrom LK_MB
Choose Another Accommodationfrom Emporiactrics
Great Rooms, Restaurant Questionablefrom VAPrgal
Nice hotel - mediocre stafffrom Elisabeth129
The guest rooms are nicely decorated and laid-out well. We stayed in a one-bedroom suite which had ample room for 3 of us.
My big complaint was with check-in. The first clerk finished checking in one family, giving a complete explanation of guest services and their locations. He then took a phone call, completely ignoring us. After 5 or 6 minutes, another clerk finally asked me if I had a question, and when I said I was checking in, she brusquely completed my transaction. I found out later that she didn't enter my Priority Club information and also neglected to give me a gift bag that they provide to PC members upon check-in. Then the room keys weren't programmed correctly - twice! The hotel staff deals with guests quite unevenly.
The location of the hotel is close to everything in the area - lots of restaurants and activities nearby (miniature golf, etc.)
The hotel itself is nice, but the staff needs more training.
Top Local Tips for Williamsburg
Restaurant Sal's by VictorGreat family Italian restaurant. Very good food and service
Local Attractions Busch Gardens, Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown
williamsbeurg you got to visit worth it the day we were there they were filming a move of john adams the place is great and the people are friendly the place to eat a great breakfest is momma steves they are verey frendly and the food was fresh and service fast
Other names for Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites - Historic Gateway
- williamsburg holiday inn
- holiday inn williamsburg
- Address: 515 Bypass Rd - Williamsburg - Virginia - 23185 - United States
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