Williamsburg Inn

136 E Francis St | Williamsburg, VA 23185  [SEE MAP]Williamsburg, VA  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Guests appreciate hotel's well-appointed rooms, historical ambiance and top-notch service
A stay here is expensive
This Williamsburg Inn has accommodations fit for a queen, literally – Queen Elizabeth II has stayed here more than once on state visits to North America. But it's a delightful choice for commoners as well. Recent visitors particularly appreciated the Inn's personal touches, such as the available itineraries of daily activities in Colonial Williamsburg. Guests also rave about the exquisite accommodations, appointed with marble bathrooms, plush robes, complimentary Wi-Fi access and sleek flat-screen TVs. Though some guests bemoan the Inn's high price tags, others say the outstanding ambiance and service are well worth the cost. When dinnertime rolls around, consider having your evening meals in the Rockefeller Room to enjoy views of the Golden Horseshoe Golf Course and to try delectable Southern-style fare. Prefer a more laid-back dining experience? Head to The Social Terrace. You'll find the Williamsburg Inn located on East Francis Street in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Williamsburg, VA
Hotel Class
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 62 rooms
Primary View
Traditional, Opulent, Historic
Best For
Couples, Families


  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating


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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Frommer's Exceptional
  • Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Awards
  • AAA/CAA Five Diamond Awards



Rooms come with such perks as morning coffee and afternoon tea, a daily newspaper, turndown service, and bathrobes.



Walk from the inn's back terrace to The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg for a swim in the indoor or outdoor pools, a workout in the gym or, of course, a relaxing treatment.



This Regency-style hotel was built in 1937 when Williamsburg was still being restored and it has hosted royalty and world powers. It treats all of its guests royally, too. The style is a little more ornate than the rest of Colonial Williamsburg: a few more tassels, a little more gilt, rich colors and patterns.

Travel + Leisure


The Regency-style main inn dates from 1937, with a new Sylvia Sepielli spa; easily the area's most atmospheric hotel.

Condé Nast Traveler


This 62-suite Colonial Revival hotel built by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. in 1937 is hardly tired or stale: Rooms in shades of custard and pale blue are decorated in the early 19th century Regency style, with carved wooden tables and damask upholstered Queen Anne sofas lending real, refined elegance rather than revolutionary kitsch.

Other Awards

  • Frommer's Exceptional
  • Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Awards
  • AAA/CAA Five Diamond Awards

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 841 have reviewed the Williamsburg Inn, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 841 reviews 4.5 (based on 841 reviews)

Guest Rooms

All of the Williamsburg Inn’s rooms are unique, featuring Regency antiques, period reproductions and custom draperies to transport guests to the 18th century. Standard rooms feature king-sized beds, sitting areas and marble bathrooms with soaking tubs and separate showers. Amenities in all guest rooms include complimentary Wi-Fi access, plush bathrobes and slippers, luxury bath amenities and minibars.
  • Some rooms have working fireplaces
  • All accommodations have dual vanities

Standard room size500 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Located on East Francis Street just steps from the historic area, the Williamsburg Inn offers luxurious accommodations in keeping with the English Regency style of the imposing whitewashed brick exterior and its commanding Ionic columns. Both the antique-filled interior and gracious service are a nod to the past, but the addition of a spa and an array of modern amenities combines the best of the old and the new. Owned by Colonial Williamsburg, the Inn offers special perks for visitors, including discounted admission tickets to Colonial Williamsburg, complimentary transportation around the historic area, free delivery of purchases from official Colonial Williamsburg shops to the hotel and complimentary use of the inn's bikes.
  • Historic area within walking distance
  • Golden Horseshoe Golf Club adjacent to Inn
  • Complimentary on-site valet parking
  • Located about 18 miles northwest of Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


The Rockefeller Room at the Williamsburg Inn features both classic American favorites and traditional Southern cuisine for dinner. Lighter fare is also available in The Social Terrace.
  • Relaxed dress code
  • Specialty room service menu for diet restrictions

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


    • Lap pool
    • Wading pool
    • Lazy river
    • Family pool
    • Infinity pool
    • Whirlpool/hot tub
    • Adults-only pool
    • Lifeguard on duty
    • Poolside service
    • Waterslide
    • Deck chairs or cabanas
    • Pool bar


      Services offered:

      • Massage
      • Facial
      • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
      • Salon services
      • Outdoor treatment area
      • Steam room
      • Sauna


      The Inn’s location within walking distance of the historic area, along with its complimentary shuttle, make family sightseeing easy.
      • On-site swimming pool available
      • Complimentary bicycle rentals and tennis
      • Teen spa services offered
      • Babysitting services available for an additional fee
      • Kids Club
      • Free Kids Club
      • Fee for Kids Club
      • Cribs
      • High Chairs


      A fitness center is not available at the Williamsburg Inn. However, guests have free access to a fitness center with standard equipment in the adjacent Spa of Colonial Williamsburg. Free loaner bikes and group fitness classes like Pilates, yoga and high-intensity interval training are also available at The Spa. Guests at the Williamsburg Inn also receive complimentary tennis court access, preferred tee times at the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club and access to free 30-minute clinics for tennis and golf.
      • Personal trainers available (additional fee applies)
      • Packages and wellness programs available
      • Weight equipment
      • Cardio equipment
      • Yoga mats
      • Free fitness classes
      • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


      Since the Williamsburg Inn is owned by Colonial Williamsburg, all meetings and events are booked and organized through the Colonial Williamsburg conference department. The Inn offers three event spaces and a business center, and company golf outings or tournaments with the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club are available for meeting groups.
      • Largest meeting room is the Rockefeller Room, which can accommodate up to 135 guests for receptions
      • East Lounge can also be used for events with up to 170 people

      Number of meeting rooms3

      • Business center
      • Meeting rooms
      • Meeting and event planners available


      The Williamsburg Inn welcomes up to two dogs for a daily fee of $50 per pet. Dogs must be crated if left unattended in guest rooms and leashed at all times on the property.
      • Limited number of pet-friendly rooms available
      • Pets allowed (with fee)
      • Dog walking
      • Pet-sitting


      The Williamsburg Inn’s 18th-century style and landscaped grounds offer elegant wedding venues for up to 200 guests. All bookings are handled through the Colonial Williamsburg conference concierge, and a variety of packages are available that can include spa services, golf outings and accommodations in several of the Colonial Williamsburg-owned properties.
      • Custom catering menus offered

      Maximum wedding guest capacity200

      • Hotel hosts weddings
      • Outdoor space for weddings
      • Wedding planners available

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