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Colonial Capital Bed and Breakfast
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Reviewed 23 December 2016

We were in Williamsburg in October, our first visit. The owners are not the same for most of the reviews even though the new owners have been there for 2 years. The new owners are not on site but available by phone or text. There is something about having on site owners that adds to the warmth of the experience. We were the only ones there so the lack of warmth was amplified.

There is no home made breakfast, I should have looked at the date of the reviews. There is a free breakfast at the Blue Talon, an upscale french restaurant that is about a 10 minute walk away, longer the first time since we didn't know where we were going. A map would have been nice, GPS was a bit sloppy with directions.

The new female owner is nice and said several times to let us know if we needed anything. She pointed out the free snack jars which were. The room was nicely decorated but the private bathroom needs updating.

It might have been nice to have the outside cleared of leaf litter so we could have sat in the yard on the patio furniture but we spent most of our time in the town anyway.

Overall it was nice but less than expected.

Room Tip: Only one room has a private bath and it needs some updating
  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled with family
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1  Thank Debbie S
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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Our room the St James was appointed beautifully, the location good close to the colonial city and William and Mary. The bed was excellent. However, we never saw a host or hostess so we never got to know the layout. We wish we had know there was a serve yourself coffee and there is no breakfast on the premises. The breakfast at a local bistro which was included was delicious but would have liked to have known this beforehand. Also the wifi did not work in our room it did in the rest of the property. The price is very fair but if we never saw a staff member ever on our trip

Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
3  Thank WinnieTavernier
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Reviewed 30 May 2016

My daughter found Colonial Capital online when searching for places to stay near Colonial Williamsburg. It is a few blocks away, and the walk back and forth is pleasant. In fact, walking around the neighborhood to look at houses was how we spent one evening. Colonial Capital is across the street from William and Mary College. We stayed five nights in the York Room and loved it. The furnishings were lovely, and the bathroom had a claw foot tub. The owner, Kathryn, is very nice. The breakfasts were to die for and different each morning. There are all kinds of candies in big jars in the kitchen for guests, and there is an honor bar if you wish. If there is a day that breakfast isn't served at the house, they provide a certificate for a free breakfast (anything you want) at the Blue Talon Bistro, also within walking distance. We got to see all of the rooms, and we thought they were all nice; each one is unique. We would definitely stay here again.

Stayed: May 2016, travelled with family
1  Thank Hyllbylly
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Reviewed 15 January 2016

We stayed 3 nights at this B&B. First, the positives - the breakfast here is the best and largest we have ever had and the location is great. David is an amazing chef and served an incredible breakfast. Now the not so positive. Before arriving we got a call to see when we would be checking in. When we told them our estimated arrival time, we were told there would be a letter waiting for us with our key. We didn't have any kind of personal welcome or explanation of what to expect, where to find things, etc. The best B&Bs we have visited also offer complimentary wine, cheese, etc. in the afternoon. Not so here. The truth is that David and Kathryn, who are both very nice people, also own 3 restaurants and a bakery in Merchant Square and this, I believe, makes them simply too busy for running the B&B, as well. In fact, we were given a voucher for breakfast at one of their restaurants on our last day because of other appointments. And, finally, if you go, be sure to ask them up front if you want your room cleaned daily. The room itself was just okay. We were surprised cleaning was not routine. But, back to the positives, food is fabulous and location is awesome. Would we stay there again? Probably not.

  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Susan M
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Reviewed 28 September 2015

Location is perfect for a visit to College of William & Mary and/or Colonial Williamsburg. Kathryn and David are lovely hosts. Breakfast is overwhelming and accompanied by Illy coffee. Comfortable and friendly.

Stayed: September 2015, travelled with family
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