Williamsburg Inn

Historic, classic, hushed

135 E. Francis Street., Williamsburg 23185


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At a Glance

The nicest option in Colonial Williamsburg, the Williamsburg Inn is a storied hotel with upscale amenities.

Indagare Loves

  • The property’s three pools, one for adults, one for families and an indoor lap pool with hot tub
  • Its location within walking distance to the colonial city
  • Traditional, classically furnished yet comfortable rooms that feel spacious and bright


Visiting Colonial Williamsburg takes guests back to the 17th and 18th centuries, when the country was in its infancy and talk was of rebellion from England. John D. and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller founded the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in the 1920s and it remains the United States' best living example of American colonial life.

The Williamsburg Inn, the city's best hotel, has hosted Queen Elizabeth II and several U.S. presidents. The 62 rooms are beautifully appointed with traditional American furniture, and each feature separate sitting areas. Luckily not everything is authentically 18th century: the Williamsburg Inn also has Wifi throughout, a fantastic spa, three swimming pools and access to three golf courses.

The hotel’s restaurant is excellent, as are offerings in the town’s taverns. Favorites include Shields (422 East Duke of Gloucester St.), King’s Arms (416 East Duke of Gloucester St.) and Chowning's (109 East Duke of Gloucester St.). For more refined fare, consider Fat Canary (410 W Duke of Gloucester St.), The Trellis (403 W Duke of Gloucester St.) or Blue Talon (420 Prince George St.).

To arrange for a bespoke visit to Williamsburg, including private tours, meetings with curators and special appearances from ‘founding fathers,’ contact Indagare's Bookings Team.

Who Should Stay

For a quick family trip that will feed an intellectually curious side, foster a sense of pride and patriotism and afford a fun and stimulating educational experience, Colonial Williamsburg is an ideal fit and the Williamsburg Inn is the best place to stay.

Getting There

Fly to Richmond, VA or Norfolk, VA (a 1.5-hour flight) and drive one hour to Colonial Williamsburg. Or consider an American History road trip: Williamsburg is just a 2.5-hour drive south of Washington, D.C.

Written by Amelia Osborne Scott

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