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Cancellation Policy

Flexible Cancellation Policy for reservations made by June 30, 2020

Cleaning Standards

Industry-Leading Cleaning Standards

Modified Breakfast

Modified Breakfast with "Grab-n-Go" & Individually Wrapped Items

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201 Bypass Road
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185-2920
United States


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Hotel Overview

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Welcome to the Best Western Historic Area Inn! The only Best Western in Williamsburg offering a free hot breakfast buffet included with your room. History buffs and theme park enthusiasts adore this Williamsburg hotel, nestled close to Colonial Williamsburg and featuring the best in hospitality.

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Take the family on a thrill-filled trip to Busch Gardens, or attend a special event at the nearby College of William and Mary. Jamestown and Yorktown are minutes away, ensuring that guests are conveniently located near all the top attractions. Ask a friendly staff member about discounted attraction tickets or for recommendations on shopping and dining to get a local's perspective.

An indoor heated pool and Jacuzzi® provides the perfect place to relax after a busy day. However, the proximity to Colonial Williamsburg, just 1.5 miles away, means a lot of guests are eager to explore. Walking distance to attractions, restaurants and shopping, everything you need for a weekend getaway or even an extended stay is close by. Prime Outlets provide unlimited shopping opportunities, while William and Mary sports events have fans and teams flocking to the region year-round. This Williamsburg hotel gladly welcomes groups and teams, featuring blocked rooms and competitive rates.

Every room has a microwave and refrigerator, ideal for longer stays. Vacation packages are available to all major attractions. Employees of local businesses love the peace and quiet of this hotel, whether guests have a meeting with Anheuser Busch® or Enterprise Rent A Car.

Where you stay, whether for business or pleasure, can make a big difference. Ensure quality amenities, knowledgeable staff on hand, and a location that’s close to everything from Camp Peary to Cheatham Annex.

Reserve your room at the Best Western Historic Area Inn today, and stay minutes from Colonial Williamsburg and the excitement of Busch Gardens.

Hotel Policies

Pet Policy
No pets allowed


Hotel location and the surrounding area

Hotel Reviews


Sleep Quality

Hotel Amenities


  • Complimentary full breakfast choice of breads, cereal, fruit, hot eggs, hot breakfast meat, other hot items, yogurt, juice and coffee.
  • 100% smoke free hotel
  • Indoor pool, heated
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Exercise facility, 24-hour a variety of cardiovascular machines are available
  • Stair stepper
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • Elevator
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundromat coin operated
  • Dry cleaning
  • Safe deposit box
  • Children's activities, video game room
  • Business center
  • Printer available
  • Fax services
  • Fax machine
  • Computer available
  • Photocopy machine
  • Dataports
  • Air-conditioning
  • Parking for the physically challenged
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor parking
  • Truck/RV parking
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • High-speed wireless Internet access
  • ATM on-site
  • Interior corridor
  • Free wireless internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms

Guest Room Mobility Accessible Features:

  • Accessible doors and doorways (at least 32-inches of clear width passage)
  • Accessible bathrooms and features, including shower/tub
  • Accessible room controls (e.g. HVAC and lighting)
  • Accessible clear floor space
More Amenities


  • Cable or satellite television
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron, ironing board
  • Desk/work area available
  • High-speed Internet access, wireless
  • Voice mail
  • Free local calls under 30 minutes
  • Wake-up calls
  • Sofa bed available, in all rooms with king bed.
  • Adjoining rooms available
  • Granite Vanities
  • Pillow top mattresses

Public Space ADA Accessible Features:

  • Accessible parking spaces and signage (car and van)
  • Accessible parking space that is 96-inches wide with an appropriate access aisle
  • An accessible route that allows for approaching and entering the hotel
  • An accessible lobby entrance door
  • Room signage: 60-inches to sign center above finished floor
  • Accessible table in eating area
  • Public restrooms accessible
  • Accessible business center
  • Accessible fitness center
  • Accessible indoor pool area
  • Accessible laundry area

Guest Room Communication Assist Features:

  • Closed-caption televisions
  • Visual notification devices for door knocks
  • Visual notification devices for telephones
  • Telephones have volume control
  • Visual fire alarms
  • Visual smoke alarms
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Nearby Attractions

Area Business

  • 2.00 mile(s) from Sentara Hospital
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Anheuser Busch Brewery, distributor
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Wal-Mart, distribution center
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Camp Peary, military training base
  • 9.00 mile(s) from Cheatham Annex, US Naval Base
  • 17.50 mile(s) from Fort Eustis, US Army Base


  • 0.5 mile(s) from High Street Movie Tavern, movie theatre and dining
  • 1 mile(s) from Colonial Williamsburg, America's largest living history museum visit to become part of the birth of a nation.
  • 1 mile(s) from Ripley's Believe it or No, the ultimate 4-D experience
  • 5 mile(s) from Busch Gardens, voted America's most beautiful theme park for 18 years,
  • 8 mile(s) from Williamsburg Winery, vineyards and winery where you can enjoy tours.
  • 8 mile(s) from Jamestown Settlement, see where the original English settlers landed in 1607. Become a part of history with interactive attractions.
  • 15 mile(s) from Yorktown, battlefield where independence was won, Riverwalk Landing with shops and dining along the York River.
  • 23 mile(s) from Virginia Living Museum, open air museum located in Newport News, Virginia that has many living exhibits of Virginia's indigenous species. The exhibits include aspects of an aquarium, science center, aviary, botanical preserve and planetarium.
  • 26 mile(s) from Mariners Museum, one of the largest maritime museums in North America
  • 47 mile(s) from Harbor Park-Norfolk Tides, Home stadium for the AAA baseball team Norfolk Tides (affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles)
  • 54 mile(s) from The Diamond-Fly Squirrels, The home stadium for the minor league baseball team the Richmond Flying Squirrels


  • Adjacent to Uno Chicago Grill, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, Chicago style pizza's and specials.
  • Across the street from Cracker Barrel, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Across the street from Dairy Queen, fast food, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • Across the street from Golden Corral, buffet, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Across the street from Peking, buffet, Chinese, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.5 mile(s) from Rocko's Smokehouse, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.5 mile(s) from Aberdeen Barn, full service, steak house, open for: dinner
  • 2 mile(s) from Applebee's, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 2 mile(s) from Baskin Robbins, ice cream/dessert, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 3 mile(s) from The Trellis, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, elegant dining and famed home of Death By Chocolate, The Trellis is an experience not to be missed!
  • 3 mile(s) from The Fat Canary, full service, American, Open for: dinner, named the number one restaurant in the Tidewater Region of Virginia by HR Magazine.
  • 3 mile(s) from Giuseppe's Italian, full service, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 3 mile(s) from Berrett's Seafood, full service, seafood, open for: lunch, dinner, Taphouse, Rawbar and fine dining located in Colonial Williamsburg
  • 3 mile(s) from Olive Garden, full service, Italian, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 4 mile(s) from Outback, full service, steak house, open for: dinner
  • 5 mile(s) from Captain George's Seafood, buffet, seafood, open for: dinner


  • 2 mile(s) from College of William & Mary

Nearby Cities

  • 10 mile(s) from Newport News
  • 15 mile(s) from West Point
  • 20 mile(s) from Hampton
  • 40 mile(s) from Norfolk
  • 45 mile(s) from Richmond
  • 50 mile(s) from Virginia Beach
  • 130 mile(s) from Washington DC


  • 0 mile(s) from Pirate's Cove, mini-golf and games
  • 3 mile(s) from Golden Horseshoe Golf Club, a golf magazine Gold Medal Award winner designed by Robert Trent Jones.
  • 3 mile(s) from Waller Mill Park, hiking, biking, canoe rentals and more.
  • 5 mile(s) from Water Country USA, The largest water park on the east coast and sister property to Busch Gardens.
  • 7 mile(s) from Go Karts Plus, go karts, games and mini golf
  • 10 mile(s) from golf, enjoy 14 championship golf courses all within 15 minutes including Kingsmill and The Golden Horseshoe.


  • 0 mile(s) from Kings Gate Plaza, shopping area including K-Mart
  • 2 mile(s) from Merchants Square, world class shopping in downtown Williamsburg featuring brand names and local boutiques.
  • 3 mile(s) from Prime Outlets, shopping with hundreds of name brand outlets including Coach, Ann Taylor, LL Bean and others.
  • 4 mile(s) from New Town, local village with popular shops and movie theatres.
  • 4 mile(s) from Williamsburg Outlet Mall
  • 4 mile(s) from Williamsburg Pottery Factory
  • 15 mile(s) from Riverwalk Landing, local boutiques, food and antiques along the York River.


  • 17 mile(s) from Newport News/Williamsburg Airport
  • 50 mile(s) from Richmond International Airport
  • 50 mile(s) from Norfolk International Airport
  • .2 mile(s) from Williamsburg