Super 8 Historic in Williamsburg, VA – a review

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While Scott and I were in Williamsburg, Va, to visit Busch Gardens, we stayed in the Super 8 Historic in Williamsburg. It was the cheapest, and for the two nights we were there cost about $85 or so. Not too bad.

Scott’s mother had been unimpressed with past Super 8 experience, so we were pretty much braced for a not-so-great hotel. We also didn’t really care too much– it was, after all, just a place to sleep and shower between driving and theme-parking.

We got there after midnight and checked in. The one complaint from then is that, since we had paid through Travelocity, I could not get rewards points from Wyndham, which I have an account with. I hadn’t remembered seeing a place to put in my number when we booked, so I’m not sure if you just can’t get them when you use Travelocity? Not sure. Oh well, not a big deal!

We were given an upstairs room facing the small pool. The doors all open directly to the covered walkway outside. We drove over to where the room was, parked, and got into our room.

The room was pretty small– just enough room for a chair, desk, tv center with drawers, and a king-sized bed. There was a sink area and a place ot hang up garments and towels, as well as the typical coffee maker, iron & ironing board, and hairdryer– pretty well-appointed, but I guess that’s the usual. The bathroom had, of course, toilet, tub, shower. There was a heat lamp in there, too– neat. Extra toilet paper and a good amount of towels were available. The only thing missing was conditioner, but they did have soap and shampoo. I’d brought my own conditioner anyway.

So, the room was small, but everything we needed was there. The sheets were clean and the bed was comfortable enough, though the pillows (three) were a little wimpy. I’m not at all picky, though, so didn’t mind.

They served a complimentary breakfast in a nook by the front desk. The breakfast was real simple. Cereal (frosted flakes & raisin bran) and milk, coffee, apple & orange juice and water, donut holes, bananas, and bread were available, with a toaster and butter/jam/etc. Really basic, but it was fine for us.

The location was the best part of the hotel. It was literally about 10 minutes away from Busch Gardens– perfect! Also, it was next to a Mexican restaurant– South of the Border– which we ate at after our day in the theme park. It was really convenient to just be able to walk over to get a meal.

Overall, I would say that this was a perfectly acceptable little hotel for a trip like this. Especially if you’re plan is to get out and do things– sightseeing, theme park, whatever– the hotel was more than adequate as a place to sleep.

 

Super 8 Historic Williamsburg

304 Second Street

I-64 Exit 243B

Williamsburg, VA 23185 US

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