Stayed from Saturday 8/11/18 to Tuesday 8/14/18 as part of the Time Share preview. 3/5 overall. Not bad, not great.
The pros: It was clean, safe, and the breakfast was on the better side for hotel
spreads. It had more options that were fresh, but still the "hotel" taste (you know, not quiet fresh, not stale) in liue of a homemade one. I liked it had pre-made waffles in the bread box so I could just eat one or two quarters of a normal waffle, not a whole one (I'd been on a low carb diet and couldn't handle a whole waffle.)
The hotel was in Williamsburg and close to the Colonial area and plenty of restaurants. One night I couldn't sleep; felt safe to walk to the 7-Eleven on the block by myself any buy sleep-aids.
Weird thing I loved, there was a refrigerator in the room. I recently stayed in 3 or 4 different hotels for other trips, and none of them had refrigerators in the rooms which was awkward as I packed food (the diet.)
The cons: The bed. I'm sure it's fine for most people, but ours was rough on us. When we first laid down, it felt extremely comfortable. But as we slept, it continued to sink. My partner has ongoing back problems and once the bed got soft it did not support his back and he was in pain the entire time we were in Williamsburg. We had to skip out on a few things because he didn't think he'd be able to walk around all day. It hurt my back too, I had back problems in the past but have healed - not sure if the bed affects me more then other people.
The bathroom -_- it may have been recent issues other guest failed to mention, can't confirm if the hotel is negligent. The tub didn't drain fast enough for the shower pressure. I finished my shower and saw hair that wasn't mine (not my partner's, too long) floating in the water so I guessed it came up from a clogged drain. Also, the fan didn't work so it way too steamy in there. That doesn't bother me personally, but the mold just starting on the walls and ceiling does. Also, the ceiling paint was starting to crack and peel so it is possibly going on for a minute. Both were in the very early stages, we told them about it towards the end of our stay.
Staff was curt throughout the weekend. But it looked like they were completely booked so maybe it was stress.
The time-share preview: For those who don't know - I paid at time of reservation and then was given cash and mail in rebate back for sitting through a sales pitch. I wasn't sure how it was going to go, thinking of the horror stories I've heard. It was actually ok. Started with a short movie and was directed to a sales person (David). Made it clear early on that I didn't have time at the moment for regular vacations. He did his job and gave us the spiel. It actually seemed like something I'd be interested in later in life. David was a good sport even though he knew we were a lost cause - gave a great recommendation for dinner (Park Lane Tavern). It was 2-4, but it took an extra 20 minutes to get out. Nothing overly pushy and everyone was professional. [Less]