The Best Western® Williamsburg Historic District hotel is located just steps away from where it all began! The hotel is within walking distance of Colonial Williamsburg; two miles to Busch Gardens® Europe and Water Country USA®; only minutes to Jamestown and other area attractions. The College of William and Mary is less than two miles. Williamsburg Premium Outlets® is less than five miles. Whether visiting the colonial capitol for sightseeing, golfing, or shopping, the Williamsburg Historic District hotel is the perfect choice for your accommodations.
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The Best Western® Williamsburg Historic District hotel features 140 contemporary guest rooms. Guest rooms have coffee makers, spacious work desks, hairdryers, irons, ironing boards, voice mail, cable television and include free local calls. Select rooms also have microwaves and refrigerators. Guest amenities include an indoor heated pool, hot tub, exercise facility, free wireless high-speed Internet, free parking, free coffee, free daily newspaper and onsite security. We are pet-friendly and a non-smoking hotel.
We have an onsite full-service restaurant and lounge. In addition, we have 3,000 square feet of flexible meeting/banquet facilities and a dedicated catering staff to ensure your meeting or banquet is destined to make history! Just choose from one of our pre-planned meeting or banquet packages and we will take care of all the details!
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Pets allowed based on the availability of pet friendly rooms. Up to 2 dogs per room with an 80 pound weight limit. Additional pet types (cats, birds, etc.) may be accepted at the hotel's discretion. Pet rate is $30 per day with a $150 per week maximum. A refundable cleaning and damage deposit of $100 is required upon check-in. If damage occurs or excessive cleaning is needed, the deposit can become non-refundable and the hotel may charge additionally to cover the costs of repair or cleaning.
Hotel location and the surrounding area
100% smoke-free hotel
Indoor pool Heated with a retractable roof. The pool heated in the wintertime to 88 degrees - open year round. It is surrounded with non-skid surface.
Exercise facility, 24 hours, free
Weight lifting equipment
24-hour front desk
Laundromat, washer and dryer with folding table available on the fourth floor of hotel.
Express check out
Late check out
Cable or satellite television. Cox® Fiber Cable with 200 channels, including HBO® and Starz® channels.
Petsitting service. A fee for services is negotiated directly with pet service. Ranked #1 by Fido's Virginia travel guide for pets.
Free wireless internet available in public areas; Free in-room wireless internet access; Free wireless internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
Business center, 24 hours, free
Photocopy, nominal fee
Audio/visual equipment and services
Meeting facilities. Five meeting rooms with a combined space of 3,860 square feet. Main room can be subdivide by existing walls to produce 2 more rooms giving a total of 7 possible meeting rooms.
Theater ticket desk. Front Desk can handle all tickets from Busch Gardens®, Water Country, and Colonial Williamsburg
Parking for the physically challenged, 24 hours, free
Free parking, 24 hours
Outdoor parking, 24 hours, free
Truck/RV parking, 24 hours, free
Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
1.5 mile(s) from Busch Gardens®, in Williamsburg, Virginia is the world’s most beautiful theme park, as voted year after year since 1990. Our theme is classic Europe with artfully landscaped villages, like the Parisian streets of France, the hamlets of Scotland, and the Oktoberfest celebrations of Germany. In all, we have nine villages centered around six countries for you to explore. Thrills and nature intersect at our park and provide a hidden adventure for all ages. Each year, Busch Gardens® provides something new and exciting for our guests. Learn about what’s new, including our all-new wooden coaster, InvadR ™.
2 mile(s) from Water Country USA®, cool off this summer at Virginia’s largest water park. Enjoy water slides and raft rides, or lounge in one of our pools or lazy rivers. We offer swimming lessons for all ages and levels, including parent and child aquatics. We also have lifeguarding certification and recertification classes. Water Country USA® is the perfect place to make memories in the sun. Customize your trip with a private cabana next to our wave pool beach, or reserve a lounger to relax in while working on your tan. Check out our KIDsiderate® site to learn which kid-friendly rides the family can enjoy together, and for tips about what to bring into the park with you. When you’re ready to dry off, head over to our sister-park, Busch Gardens® Williamsburg.
20 mile(s) from Yorktown Battlefield, discover what it took for the United States to be independent as you explore the site of the last major battle of the Revolutionary War. Here at Yorktown, in the fall of 1781, General George Washington, with allied American and French forces, besieged General Charles Lord Cornwallis’s British army. On October 19, Cornwallis surrendered, effectively ending the war and ensuring independence.
5 mile(s) from Jamestown Settlement, near the site of the original colony, this tells the story of 17th-century Virginia; from the arrival of English colonists in Jamestown in 1607 to the cultural encounters and events that planted the seeds of a new nation. The world of Jamestown, America’s first permanent English colony, comes to life through film, gallery exhibits and outdoor living history. Expansive gallery exhibits and an introductory film describe the cultures of the Powhatan Indians, Europeans and Africans who converged in 17th-century Virginia, and trace Jamestown’s beginnings in England and the first century of the Virginia colony. Climb aboard re-creations of the three ships that sailed from England to Virginia in 1607, and explore life-size re-creations of the colonists’ fort and a Powhatan village. In the outdoor areas, costumed historical interpreters describe and demonstrate daily life in early 17th century Jamestown.
8 mile(s) from Go Ape, located just minutes from downtown Williamsburg in the historic Freedom Park, Go Ape is a unique and highly interactive treetop adventure. Upon arriving at the Go Ape cabin, participants are equipped with harnesses, pulleys and carabiners and given training before being let loose into the forest canopy, free to swing through the trees 40-50 above the ground! The course is made up of 38 crossings and obstacles which include, rope ladders, net bridges, trapezes, Tarzan swings and zip lines.
9 mile(s) from Go-Karts Plus, if it's fun it's at Go-Karts Plus, eight acres of family fun, featuring four exciting go-kart tracks! Strap yourself into our Super Stockarts for a race around a high-banked oval track in karts that look just like your favorite NASCAR® racer! Be the captain of your own Blaster Boat or sink a hole-in-one on our Gold Rush Miniature Golf Course. Plus Kiddie Land, Bumper Cars, The Disk'O' thrill ride, Water Wars, Python Kiddie Coaster, Gemstone Panning, a video arcade with prizes and more!
2 mile(s) from Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf, it be a hole in one we’re after! Welcome to Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf – where the family can go back in time to the 18th century and live the life of a swashbuckling pirate whilst trying to get that hole in one! Pirate’s Cove is the ultimate mini golf experience, with tales of pirate lure and streaming waterfalls follow you three different courses that you can choose from. That’s right – THREE! The family can choose the Captain’s Course, or try and take on the famous Blackbeard’s challenge. But if you want to REALLY test your limits, (and your hand-eye coordination!), then try out the 36 hole adventure!
Bourbon Street, on premises, Full Service, American, Open for: breakfast, dinner, Located on site serving American cuisine and many specialty Pizzas.
Bar and Lounge open 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday thru Thursday and 5 until midnight on Friday and Saturday providing a Karaoke experience.
1 block(s) from The Yorkshire Steak & Seafood Restaurant, Full Service, American, Open for: dinner,
4 block(s) from Shields Tavern, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, One of the best Colonial Restaurants - serving American cuisine.
4 block(s) from King's Arms Tavern, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, One of the oldest and best Colonial Taverns just a walk away from Hotel.
2 block(s) from Christiana Campbell's Tavern, Full Service, Seafood, Open for: dinner, A very nice Colonial Tavern
6 mile(s) from Rocco's Smokehouse Grill, Pub, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, Best smokehouse in Williamsburg - Just minutes from the hotel for BBQ or smoked brisket.
3 mile(s) from The Whaling Company, Full Service, Seafood, Open for: lunch, dinner,
2 mile(s) from College of William & Mary, chartered on February 8, 1693, by King William III and Queen Mary II as the second college in the American colonies. Severed formal ties with Britain in 1776. William & Mary is the second Oldest College in the United States - 324 years in existence. It was first used by our Founding Fathers. Only 2 miles from Hotel College stands at the end of the Colonial Williamsburg itself. Our hotel is proud major sponsor with William & Mary athletics.
2 block(s) from Colonial Williamsburg, is the birthplace of our nation. Completely restored, Colonial Williamsburg offers an educational experience unlike anything else. See and participate in the actual forming of our nation. Educational tours are available for personal or groups.
25 mile(s) from Newport News, home to largest shipbuilding facility in country. Also home to the Mariners Museum where the ironclad monitor is displayed.
33 mile(s) from Richmond, capital of the State of Virginia
30 mile(s) from Norfolk, home to the largest Naval fleet in the world
39 mile(s) from Virginia Beach, large ocean front resort. Visit the boardwalk or bask in the sun. There is something for everyone at the beach.
2 block(s) from Quarterpath Park Recreation Center, is a 35,000 square foot facility providing both residents and non-residents with a wide array of recreational activities and amenities. Various instructional classes, athletic programs for youth and adults, sports camps, open gym times and special events are held throughout the year at this facility. The Quarterpath Recreation Center has 4 rooms available for rent for birthday parties, bridal and baby showers and corporate events.
5 mile(s) from Waller Mill Park, is a beautiful park, close to everything and a community favorite. Overlooking a 360-acre lake, the park provides a variety of outdoor activities for locals and visitors alike, boating, kayaking, canoeing, pedal boating, hiking, fishing, disc golf, picnicking and playgrounds. Boat rentals and some activity equipment is available.
6 mile(s) from Jamestown Discovery Boat Tours, the only river based tour boat on the James River at Jamestown Island. Enjoy the sights & sounds along the river and learn a more about our beautiful area. Our Spacious U.S.C.G. Certified pontoon boat can accommodates up to 28 passengers comfortably and provides guests with an amazing view from the vessel. We depart from the dock at Eco-Discovery Park located off Jamestown Road on the inside shores off Jamestown Island.
8 mile(s) from Go Ape, features two outdoor adventures so the whole family can experience treetop fun. Go Ape features 5 action packed treetop obstacle course sections, leading you higher into the forest canopy. Guests will navigate 37 exciting crossings like, the Big U, Trapeze, 2 Tarzan swings and 5 exhilarating zip lines. For Baboons, 10 years of age and younger, our Treetop Junior course offers junior appropriate challenges and a great time.
12 mile(s) from Go-Karts Plus, is Williamsburg’s premier family entertainment center and has been building family memories for over 25 years. With 8 acres of rides and games, there is something for everyone!
6 mile(s) from Williamsburg Premium Outlets®, find impressive savings here with over 135 stores including Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, J. Crew, Michael Kors, Nautica, and more. Conveniently located off Route 199 off of Richmond Road, the outdoor shopping destination serves the nearby areas of Williamsburg, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Richmond. So from the entire team at Williamsburg Premium Outlets, we hope that you visit us soon!
12 mile(s) from Williamsburg Pottery, they have offered original handmade Salt Glaze Pottery (we still make it on-site and have been the supplier to Colonial Williamsburg for over 50 years) since 1938. We are proud to offer the best quality items at the lowest prices, guaranteed. Always family-owned and operated, we stand by our products and by our community.
5 mile(s) from New Town® Center, is a 365-acre mixed-use "New Urbanism" community in Williamsburg, James City County, Virginia. It is the result of a unique joint venture between The Endowment Association of the College of William & Mary and C.C. Casey Limited Company.
20 mile(s) from Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport
45 mile(s) from Richmond International Airport
2 mile(s) from Greyhound Bus Station, located next to Amtrak train station. A straight route from the hotel.
2 mile(s) from Amtrak, a direct route from the hotel.