Colonial America lives and breathes in the beautifully restored and re-created 18th-century city of Williamsburg. Stay in our Holiday Inn Express® Williamsburg hotels and immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and flavors of 1770s America.
The heart of Colonial Williamsburg's 300-acre Historic Area is a living-history village where the industry of colonial life is re-enacted on a daily basis. Listen for musket shots in the distance as horse-drawn carriages clip-clop through cobblestone streets. Skilled tradesmen forge iron in the Blacksmith Shop and bind books in the Printing Office. The impressive brick Capitol building lies at the end of Duke of Gloucester Street; this is a likely spot to see revolutionary "firebrands" engaging in passionate street-theater scenes. Festive balls were held in the opulent Governor's Palace before the British were driven out for good in 1775. From our Williamsburg hotels, it's a short drive to Jamestown, America's first permanent English settlement, and the Yorktown Battlefield.
Enjoy a colonial-style meal in one of the restored taverns in the Historic Area, a short drive from our hotels in Williamsburg. At Kings Arms, Chownings or Shields taverns, sample such hearty 18th-century fare as meat pies and braised venison. Drink it down with a stout ale, much like the ones favored by the founding fathers. You can take home the beautiful crafts you see made in the shops, from handcrafted leather to willow baskets. Or hit the city's numerous outlet shops near our Williamsburg hotels, the biggest of which is Williamsburg Premium Outlets. You can spend the morning in an 18th-century bubble and then shop the afternoon away on 21st-century bargains.
Book a stay in our Williamsburg hotels and travel back to a pivotal time in American history, when the country was in its infancy and revolution was in the air.
The property was clean. The staff was friendly. The breakfast selections were great and the food was good.[Less]
I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express from 11 Sep - 16 Sep. The staff is what separates this from most, always friendly with warm greetings.[Less]
Good Value and Terrific Staff
From the moment I arrived, I felt welcomed and relaxed. Kyle, at the front desk, is terrific! Actually, all of the staff are wonderful. They're the reason I returned to this Holiday Inn Express.[Less]
Front desk staff and other staff was friendly and did jobs well. Whole hotel was clean. Breakfast had lots of choices.[Less]
clean room and great service
By Hotel guest 47
Nice hotel for business travel. Hotel staff was helpful. Was able to do work in the room.[Less]
We stayed here 4 nights of our 7 night vacation. Staff were all very friendly and helpful, they always greeted us when we came in or out of the building.
We were put up in this hotel for a[More] time-share offer and decided to extend our stay by one night in order to take in more of the Williamsburg history.[Less]
Nice stay...close to Busch Gardens
Not a bad stay. Breakfast was a bit below par but overall pretty good. Room was decently clean but could use a little extra care. Nothing to gross you out by any means but you could tell the[More] cleaning was rushed. Staff was extremely friendly. The concessions area was basically sold out. Kind of frustrating because we needed laundry detergent for the washer. Gas stations close nearby. Minutes from Colonial and Busch Gardens. Area seems to be safe, wasn't too overly concerned.[Less]
By DEB H
Attention from the staff was great. Just wish the jets in the pool bench were working properly.[Less]
My family and I had a wonderful stay at this Holiday Inn. The staff was pleasant, the hotel was clean, and the breakfast was nice. Thanks for a great stay![Less]