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Colonial Capital Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #14 of 21 Williamsburg B&B and Inns
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We knew that the town was charming.....old colonial nostalgia was evident in those coffee table books with the pictures of the carefully maintained buildings at the Merchant square and the William & Mary college....but, what surprised us was the pleasant and restful stay we had for two nights at the Colonial Capital B&B....relaxing and reading by the fireplace in the lovely parlor, lazing till late in the morning in the comfort of the colonial bedroom (four poster included), the quiet walk to the center of the town, the breakfast at the Blue Talon, a gourmet delight.....and the R&B evening at the Triangle, just a few blocks away...we got far more than what we had expected with our stay at this quaint B&B....

Stayed: December 2016
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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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Additional Information about Colonial Capital Bed and Breakfast

Address: 501 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3537
Region: United States > Virginia > Williamsburg
Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #14 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Williamsburg
Price Range: RM609 - RM735 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We welcome you as our guests at Colonial Capital Bed & Breakfast, a prominent Colonial Revival Inn (c. 1926) In the heart of the Architectural Preservation District. We'll be your home in Williamsburg while you fill your days experiencing our three outdoor living museums: Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown and while enjoying the thrills and spills found at Busch Gardens and Water Country USA. All are just minutes from your Williamsburg accommodations. Antique furnishings and oriental rugs throughout the house create a rich blend of warmth, style and comfort. Our classic plantation parlor offers a perfect setting for relaxing conversation with friends, new and old. On cold winter evenings the parlor's wood burning fireplace blazes, while in the heat of summer our Inn is air conditioned for your comfort. The screened side porch, patio and deck provide out-of-doors pleasures. Each day tea and wine are offered as a welcome afternoon or evening refreshment. Also we recommend you visiting inkeeper, David Everett's DoG Street Pub, Blue Talon Bistro, The Trellis Restaurant and BlackBird Bakery. ... more   less 

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