Colonial Williamsburg is the crown jewel of an area in Virginia known as the Historic Triangle, which includes the Jamestown and Yorktown settlements. Visitors to the Historic Triangle are get an understanding of the lifestyle of colonists in the early days of the United States, especially after a walk through Colonial Williamsburg, with its authentically clad interpreters and restored 18th century houses. Lodging options in the Williamsburg area are plentiful and include a number of fine resorts and hotels.
When a hotel has been chosen to serve as accommodations for such heads of states as Queen Elizabeth II, Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and President Ronald Reagan, you know it must be a special place. Over the years, the elegant Williamsburg Inn, which sits adjacent to the grounds of Colonial Williamsburg, has played host to these and other luminaries. This gracious inn boasts large rooms furnished in 19th-century Regency decor with marble bathrooms.
Three championship golf coures, a spa, tennis courts are just a few of the amenities that this sprawling resort has to offer. Located on the banks of the James River, the Kingsmill Resort has 425 large guest rooms and one-, two-, and three-bedroom suites that are simply, but tastefully decorated and furnished. This resort has five on-site dining venues and also provides a complimentary shuttle that will take guests to Busch Gardens, Water Country USA and Colonial Williamsburg.
Great Wolf Lodge
After a day of visiting the educational sites in the Historic Triangle, your kids may enjoy a break for some pure fun and the Great Wolf Lodge can provide just that with its large indoor water park, arcade and other kid-oriented fun. This hotel's suites are large and decorated in Northwoods style. Some of the suites feature bunkbeds and there is also a loft suite option. Great Wolf also pampers adults with an on-site spa.
Westgate Historic Williamsburg
Westgate Historic Williamsburg is in the middle of Williamsburg, approximately one and half miles from Colonial Williamsburg and even closer to The College of William and Mary. This property offers studios and one- and two-bedroom suites. The spacious and nicely decorated suites feature fully equipped kitchens and fireplaces. Pets under 60 pounds are welcome in some units. There is a one-pet limit and guests will be charged a $75 non-refundable deposit at check-in, plus an additional $80 nonrefundable cleaning fee at check-out. Service animals are exempt.
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