Regarded among the world’s greatest inns, the Williamsburg Inn is the crown jewel of the Colonial Williamsburg hotels, offering luxurious accommodations adjacent to the country’s most celebrated live interactive history museum. For many, the Inn is a destination in itself. Its whitewashed brick exterior, pediments, arches and columns highlight its neoclassical design, while the interiors effortlessly create the ambience of a comfortable Southern country estate. Gourmet dining, a spring-fed pool, clay tennis courts, award-winning golf courses, and a full-service spa complete with fitness center offer a memorable resort experience. Enjoy afternoon tea by the fire, dine on the terrace when the weather is agreeable or try your hand at lawn bowling or croquet.
The hotel was built in 1937 by John D. Rockefeller Jr., who wanted to provide the region with a world-class, European-style hotel that provided "only the finest" for his guests. In 2001 the Williamsburg Inn would surpass even Rockefeller’s aspirations; it underwent an extensive restoration, encompassing every aspect of its interior—the original furniture designed specially for this hotel has been refinished and reupholstered, chandeliers brilliantly refurbished and a new tearoom and bar lounge have been incorporated into the first floor, along with modest alterations to the Regency Room. Each of the 62 guest rooms and suites has been significantly enlarged to include elaborate marble baths. This careful evolution has resulted in a truly rare property, one that reflects three distinct centuries of style: 19th-century Regency decor, the 20th-century heritage of the original building and 21st-century amenities.
Williamsburg began as Middle Plantation, an outpost of Jamestown, in 1633 and served as Virginia's capital from 1699 to 1780.
Original Property Opened: 1937
136 E. Francis Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185
HHA toll-free reservations number (800) 678-8946
The Great Depression, 1929 ~ 1938
Regarded among the world’s greatest inns, the Williamsburg Inn is the crown jewel of the Colonial Williamsburg hotels, offering luxurious accommodations adjacent to the country’s most celebrated live interactive history museum. For many, the Inn is a destination in itself.
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