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A Good Place to Stay
We just returned from a 4 night stay in Williamsburg. We stayed at the Governors Inn and got a package deal which included passes into Colonial Williamsburg for our length of stay. I was at first kind of leary to stay here, because of the past reviews. The hotel was not bad at all. Our room was clean and the hotel staff was very friendly. It does look like they renovated the rooms because the bathroom was clean with no mildew at all in the shower and the carpets in the rooms were very clean and had no stains. We stayed on the second floor corner room and heard no noise, or maybe we were just tired when we got back to our room. Just kind in mind that you do park in front of your rooms and they have no elevator service if you happen to be on the second floor. The only problem was the beds, they were just a little to soft for me. Also I wish they offered king size beds because the Double beds took a little to get adjusted to, since we are used to sleeping on a Queen at home. They did have continental brekfast which include cereal, oatmeal, toast, bagels, fresh fruit, juice and coffee. They did have a employee filling up the items and cleaning the tables, so it was pretty decent. It held us over until lunch time. The hotel did provide a shuttle that took you to several different locations in the Historic parts and to the visitor center. So we did not have to drive only when we went out to eat along richmond road. Overall I would stay here again and the price was very reasonable.
Great price, great location
This is the least expensive of the Williamsburg motels. Although on the outside, it looks like it used to be a rather charmless apartment complex, the room was very clean and recently redecorated. Front desk staff was very friendly and helpful, breakfast was good, in a small sunny room. No internet access. Nice outdoor pool. The best thing about this was that you get discounted tickets to Williamsburg and Williamsburg activities when you stay there, and you can walk easily to the west end of Williamsburg from the motel-- no waiting around for the buses. If you don't want to walk, there is a shuttle.
Wasn't that bad at all!
If I had read personal reviews on the Governor's Inn, I probably wouldn't have stayed there but we wanted something "on the premises" and inexpensive. The place is billed as being very close to Colonial Williamsburg within walking distance but I don't see how you could walk there unless you liked hiking. The Inn, however, provides a van which will take you there and pick up on the 1/2 hour - that worked well and the drivers were very accommodating. Our room turned out to be clean, quiet and reburbished. Beds were very comfortable too. Continental breakfast was more than adequate with coffee and fresh fruit available througout the day. It's certainly not as fancy as the other on-site properties, but you get a good deal for the price. One reviewer said the light you'd flip on just inside the door was burned out ... it was for us too...odd! We found it difficult to find this property even following the maps but maybe that was just us. All of a sudden, after driving around and around searching, the Inn would just pop up! Overall, the Governor's Inn wasn't bad at all and we'd stay there again if price was a consideration. Keep in mind though that you are off the main drag of hotels/restaurants but once you get the lay of the land, it isn't hard to find them for the nightlife.
Nice, economical place to stay.
We wanted to visit Colonial Williamsburg so we went to the official website - -------. On that website, there are affiliated lodging choices that offer specials and deals for Williamsburg visits. We chose the Governors Inn because we didn't want to spend a bunch of money on a hotel and the kids wanted a pool. We ended up calling a Colonial Williamsburg representative from a phone number on the website. We described what we were looking for and the representative recommended the Governors Inn as a clean, affordable hotel/motel with a pool.
When we arrived at the Governors Inn, it was exactly what the representative described. The Front Desk clerk was extremely friendly and helpful. The room was average, but was clean and comfortable. The continental breakfast was more than we expected. It contained a wide variety of cold foods and was very good. We were not expecting this, so it was a bonus!
Since we visited in late May, the weather wasn't overly warm. In fact we had rain and drizzle for a day. When we used the pool, it was really cold, but I'm thinking on a hot Virginia day, that would be just fine! The pool was of good size and was well maintained.
The hotel/motel was exactly what we were looking for our Williamsburg trip, so overall we were very pleased with our stay at the Governors Inn.
A Good Value
Stayed here with 2 children on the Colonial Escape Package. Compared with staying at other area properties, this was a great value. The kids got their passes to Colonial Williamsburg for free, and I got mine at a reduced rate. They also have a van which takes you around the historical area for free and runs every 30 minutes. The drivers were very friendly and helpful. They even dropped me off at my car in the Visitor Center parking lot. The rooms themselves are pretty worn. The continental breakfast was good, but mobbed every morning. The elevator looked pretty beat up, as did the hallways. There is also a train which runs right next to the hotel. My son liked it, but I thought it was a bit noisy. All in all, though, a good place to stay for the price and a good value.
Basic Lodging, Great Value
My family of four (kids 6 & 8) stayed at the Governors Inn for two nights the weekend of June 24. This is basic roadside motel accomodations with a pool. Our room was clean, neat and functional though small. Ours was a "renovated" room which is only $10 more a night (I booked on the internet site which doesn't indentify the cheaper room option as "unrenovated", choose the higher priced option for the renovated), ask for a room in the back of the complex and you will avoid the noise from the street, railroad or pool (the pool was noisiest with the number of kids there). Get to breakfast early (7:30) to avoid lines out the door, the "dining room" is very small and cramped. Breakfast was commercial pastries, breads, cereals fruit - decent but nothing special. Hotel is easy walking distance - 3 blocks - to town. Main reason to stay here is to save $$$, escpecially with current package of discount tickets for adults and free tickets for kids. If you are going to be out touring all day, just need a basic place to lay your head at night and don't need a lot of frills, this is a good choice.
Good value at the Governor's Inn
We stayed at the Governor's Inn for two nights in June. We found the room to be clean and plainly average -- but it was clean and it was not "worn out" looking. The room was not very large, but the renovation/refurbishment to the rooms was apparent. The exterior left a little to be desired -- it felt a little dirty on the outside. Definitely the economic version of a Williamsburg hotel -- but the price was excellent, the room very clean and new, and the admission discount to Colonial Williamsburg that came in the form of a Hotel Guest Pass made it a great value to stay at the Governor's Inn. Nothing to complain about regarding the swimming pool. The continental breakfast had nice offerings but the breakfast area is very small and extremely overcrowed and the set up was very inconvenient. The arrangement there was just not sufficient for the number of hotel guests, but again, if you want to see Williamsburg on a smaller budget, the Governor's Inn should be considered. It was definitely a good value for us. Saved us at least half if not more if we would have done it differently.
Very Happy with Our Stay
my family of four, 2 adults and 2 children agaes 17 and 11 stayed here for 5 nights in June 2005. very friendly service. staff was wonderful and very willing to help with any questions about the area or their hotel. their breakfasts had a nice variety to choose from and the food area was always kept filled. I would have liked to see more seating in the breakfast area. mornings were very crowded and seats hard to come by at times. the rooms were clean and maid service good. loved the pool area and the pool towel service provided by the hotel. except when we went out in the evenings, we did not need to use our auto due to all the shuttle service to all the different historic areas. this is not one of those high cost, fancy hotels. I would highly recommend it for anyone looking for a low cost family oriented hotel.
Very Happy with Governor's Inn
We just returned from a wonderful 3 night stay at Governor's Inn. The room was clean and nicely decorated. We had 2 queen beds, a small table, 2 chairs, a vanity area, and a bath. Also a tv and chest of drawers. The room was an average size hotel room along the lines of a Holiday Inn etc. Our room was a second story near the pool. We were surprised at how quiet it was even though the hotel was very busy. The pool was nice and they provided towels. I always judge a pool by if my kids would enjoy it and if they were with us they would have. I did not care for it because the water was too warm but my husband loved it!!!The people were very nice and could answer all our questions about the Colonial Williamsbrug Area. The breakfast consisted of breads, danish, muffins, cereal, fruit cups, yogurt and some whole fruits. There was also juice, coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Get there early, around 7:00, because the room is smallish and fills up quickly!!!
The hotel was within walking distance to Merchants Square, about a 10 minute slow stroll. We did the walk most of the vacation, but also used the shuttle van that the hotel provided. We would stay here again, it was an enjoyable vacation.
great place for a budget
the governors inn is your basic motel, but the rooms were clean and the
staff was very friendly. it is also, in a great location.