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About Williamsburg

Visitors come to Williamsburg to experience a slice of the Early American story. The city straddles the land between two rivers, the York and the James, home to early US colonists. As well as living history, Williamsburg boasts family fun and incredible scenery. The best places to stay in Williamsburg allow you to experience the life of the pioneering settlers, the thrill of white-knuckle rollercoaster rides or to explore the peace of country trails on foot, cycle or horseback.

First on the must-do list is Colonial Willliamsburg. Re-enactments and costumed tour guides bring beautifully restored buildings to life. Soldiers drill with muskets, craftspeople demonstrate their skills and visitors travel back in time!

Thrill-seekers head for world-class roller coasters at nearby Busch Gardens. Shows and child-friendly rides entertain all ages. Alternatively you can make a splash at the nearby Water Park USA with slides and rides from the high-adrenaline Colossal Curl to the gentler fun of floating down the Hubba Hubba Highway river adventure - swimsuits required!

The town is the ideal destination for all sorts of reasons and our pick of the best places to stay in Williamsburg are all well situated whatever you're here for. For sports enthusiasts golf, tennis and riding are nearby. Looking for culture? Two art museums and a music theatre await. Kids into science? Virginia Living Museum has a native wildlife park, interactive science exhibits, aquarium and a planetarium.

For Colonial Williamsburg

  • The Williamsburg Inn offers elegant accommodation and oodles of activities with its own golf course, tennis courts, swimming pool, spa fitness centre and free cycle hire. Shuttle buses run to historic Willliamsburg , Busch Gardens and Water Park USA

  • The Williamsburg Lodge is part of the same group. Here you'll find comfortable, charming rooms plus tennis coourts, swimming pool, cycling, golf, riding and horse carriage rides.

Intimate and Traditional

  • Bentley Manor Inn is a traditional red brick inn with just four rooms. Four poster beds, lovely antique furnishings - perfect for a romantic getaway!

Nothing here that fits the bill? Browse our list of the best places to stay in Williamsburg, expand your search to include all our recommendations in Virginia, or contact a friendly guru for advice.


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Best Hotels in Williamsburg

  • Williamsburg Lodge Williamsburg (310 S England St, Williamsburg, VA 23185) 323 rooms from £94

    Spa breaks
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
    Full of character

    1939 Williamsburg Lodge opened its doors and maintains the blue tiled floors, folk art and home-away-from-home atmosphere. Large, classically decorated rooms offer a respite from a day exploring the local history. From old-world taverns to modern restaurants, one is spoiled for choice. Spa days too! See More

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  • Bentley Manor Inn Williamsburg 4 rooms from £113

    Sights nearby  -  Visit the historical sights of Revolutionary city such as Governor’s Palace, Anderson’s Blacksmith Shop and Capitol building.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Barefoot Luxury  -  For total relaxation.
    Full of character

    An enchanting redbrick B&B in the historic town of Williamsburg. Traditional rooms with wooden beds, artisan lace and bay windows overlooking the charming ramshackle gardens. Intimate, cosy and inviting. See More

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  • Williamsburg Inn Williamsburg (136 Francis Street East) 62 rooms from £124

    Great walks  -  Around the golf course or around Williamsburg.
    Back to Nature
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel

    Neoclassical southern estate welcomes guests with pediments and arches, fireplace and high ceilings. Large, classically decorated rooms overlook the golf course, pool and Williamsburg. Regency Room serves award-winning dishes accompanied by fine wines. Relax at the spa or explore the local history. See More

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  • Williamsburg Colonial Houses Williamsburg 75 rooms from £148

    Local exploring  -  Situated in the heart of the historic centre. Step out the door and explore the city.
    Sights nearby  -  Immerse yourself in 18th century Williamsburg in the re-enactments in the Historic Area.
    Full of character

    A collection of 26 buildings set within 'the largest living museum in the world'. Get a taste of 18th-century life through the area's architecture, costumed interpreters, and historical re-enactments. Find elegant rooms with traditional furniture, wooden floors and sash windows. A unique stay. See More

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