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Fife & Drum Inn
Ranked #1 of 22 Williamsburg B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 December 2017

The Fife and Drum is located right in the center of Williamsburg just minutes walk from restaurants and the historic center. Yorktown and Jamestown are no more that 20 minutes drive so this is ideal if you are visiting the wider area.
The rooms are charming, a lot of thought has gone into decoration and amenities. Car parking is no problem with reserved spaces just around the corner.

The staff are very helpful. You can buy admission tickets at the B&B at a slight discount which we took advantage of. They even lent us one of the self guided tour CD’s which was very helpful.

Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and cookies are available 24/7 which was very welcome at the end of a long day. My only criticism was lack of choice at breakfast. The quality and quantity of the food was very good. However, it would have been nice to have at least one other cereal on offer beside Granola. Also there were (delicious) biscuits but nothing else. In fairness a couple of slices of bread were provided on request but no toaster.

I guess the bottom line is whether we would stay here again if in the area and the answer is a definite ‘yes’. My comments on the breakfast didn’t really detract from our enjoyment of our stay.

Room Tip: We loved the Cedar suite though other rooms we saw all looked very nice.
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Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

We have stayed at the Fife and Drum many times. It is always great. The rooms are of colonial decor and each one is different. It is very clean and homey. There is always a plate of cookies and hot coffee and tea in the common area. There is a delicious buffet breakfast each morning which is included with the stay. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. It is in a fantastic location, just a very short walk to Merchants Square and the restored area. Give it a try, you won't be be sorry.

Room Tip: The Restoration Suite has an extra twin sized bed if you are traveling with a child or a snoring hus...
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

We stayed at the Fife and Drum for 4 days/nights over Thanksgiving weekend. The inn is simply charming -- decorated in 1776 period furnishings and so cozy. The bed was comfortable and the amenities simply perfect. The staff on hand were most helpful with special requests, local information including restaurants. They also assisted us with determining the best pass for the duration of our trip.

Location is also perfect. In the heart of Williamsburg and adjacent to the College of William and Mary.

In specking with other guests, many were there as repeat visitors. We hope to bring our grandchildren there on significant birthdays.

Room Tip: George Washington Room overlooks Prince George Street. It was not noisy but the College of William...
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  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Katherine M
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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stayed at Fife & Drum in November 2017. We stayed four nights so we could spend a day in Jamestown, a day in Yorktown and a full day in Williamsburg. Each night we spent in Williamsburg so we were able to fully emerge in the colonial experience. Billy and Sharon at the Fife & Drum were extremely helpful in guiding us to get the most out of our time, from how to do each location, what not to miss and to restaurant recommendations. The Inn is located in the heart of colonial Williamsburg so you can walk to everything there. I enjoyed early morning walks on the campus of William & Mary (Fife & Drum is next to the campus) to being able to explore Williamsburg without having to get in our car. The Inn accommodations were outstanding and the breakfast each day was varied, delicious and the perfect start to the day. We have already recommended to our friend who is visiting Williamsburg in January. Well worth choosing the Fife & Drum for location, value, innkeeper knowledge and friendliness as well as experiencing the colonial feel of this historic town.

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

We had a wonderful four night stay at the Fife and Drum Inn. The days included Thanksgiving. Billy and Sharon shared their knowledge of their hometown (Colonial Williamsburg) with us and told us of a few side trips to try. First thing Thanksgiving morn, there was a sight to behold. It was the Blue Talon Bistro Turkey Trot. 4000 runners/walkers convened on the street in front of the Inn. They were all waving to us in the second floor windows where we watched this event. The rooms are beautifully decorated and kept very nice by Rhonda and Brandy. We were in the Webster-Hitchens room which overlooked two streets. Parking was such a plus, no worries. The breakfast was amazing and a different casserole each morning. As we had no reservations for our Thanksgiving meal, Billy suggested that we try Berrett's. They did take some people in on a first come/first serve basis and we were lucky enough to get a seat there. I think this is a pretty popular place all the time. We tried two more nights to try to get a little bite to eat or drink and the bar/bar area were also busy. We also ate at Chowning's Tavern, DOG Street Pub and Christiana Campbell's. We did take the ferry over to Surry and Smithfield (and it's free) and ate at the Surry Seaford Company (again, suggested by Billy). We drove to some of the outlet shops for a few things. We then went on the Colonial Parkway and went across on the Coleman Bridge ($2) to the York River Yacht Haven and had a great lunch. Just can't say enough nice things about the Inn and the innkeepers. We booked our room in January 2017 for this trip - they fill up quick. The location is convenient to so much in the Colonial Williamsburg area.

  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Fife & Drum Inn

Address: 441 Prince George St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3619
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Region: United States > Virginia > Williamsburg
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Williamsburg
Price Range: RM 642 - RM 869 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Fife & Drum Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Historic Williamsburg's only downtown lodging. The Fife & Drum is adjacent to the shops and restaurants of Merchants Square and just a short walk from the heart of historic Colonial Williamsburg. William & Mary, the country's second chartered college, is across the street. ... more   less 
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