What is the nearest airport?
The closest airport to our Inn is Richmond International Airport. Norfolk International Airport is the same distance but traffic is a bit heavier on the roads.
How far are you from the airport?
Our Bed and Breakfast is located 45 miles from both Richmond and Norfolk Airports.
Do you have someone to assist with luggage?
Unfortunately we do not always have someone available to help with luggage but if we are here, we are happy to assist you.
Are there coffee makers and/or refrigerators in the rooms?
We do not have coffee makers or refrigerators in the guest rooms. We have coffee and tea available each morning in the JFK Library beginning at 7am through breakfast time. If you should need a medication stored in the refrigerator we are happy to store it in the Kitchen. There are ice buckets in each guest room and will gladly fill them for you as needed.
What time is check-in and check-out?
Check in is between 3-6pm. Unfortunately due to errands and housekeeping tasks, we are unable to accommodate early check ins. Check out is prior to 11am.
Can I check in late?
We can certainly accommodate late check ins with advance notice.
If I am out very late, do I have a key to get back into the inn after hours?
All of our guests are given a room key as well as a key to the front door of the Inn. You can feel comfortable coming and going at your leisure.
Do you serve afternoon refreshments? If so, what?
(Deb, I know you included some of this in Best Available Rate, but it warrants its own question.) In the late afternoon, complimentary wine and a baked good of the day are available in the Reception Room. Daily Homemade goodies may include cookies, tarts or our guest favorite, Chocolate Raspberry Streusel Bars.
Do you provide housekeeping services?
We provide a daily housekeeping service for all of our rooms except for Christmas and Thanksgiving Day.
Are there any laundry facilities on the premises?
Due to the Dept of Health restrictions, guests are not permitted to use our laundry facilities.
Do you offer any special services for business travelers?
Do you have a conference room or area where I can have a meeting? The Inn is a Colonial Structure dating back to the early 1900’s and the common areas are designed for comfort and warmth. Unfortunately we do not offer any larger areas for meetings or conferences.
Do you host off-site business retreats?
Unfortunately the Bed and Breakfast is not designed for retreats.
Do you do weddings at the inn?
Due to current staffing shortages, we are unable to book any Weddings at the Inn. We hope that will change soon.
Can I rent the entire inn for an event?
We do not host events at the Inn but our happy to rent the entire Inn for family reunions and gatherings. A special cancellation policy is noted on our website for whole house rentals. Whole house rentals do not include the kitchen and only include guest rooms and common spaces.
Are there any discounts for long-term stays?
We do not offer long term stays due to zoning restrictions.
Do you offer ADA compliant rooms and/or features at the inn?
We are a historic home and due to the nature of the property, there are no first floor guest rooms that do not require steps.
Where is your Inn located?
Our Williamsburg Inn is located on Jamestown Road across the street from the College of William and Mary. Just a short 4 1/2 block walk to the beginning of the Colonial Williamsburg Historic Area and Merchant Square.
Can we walk to Colonial Williamsburg?
Yes, it is a beautiful safe walk down the well-lit street with the College of William and Mary Campus to your left for the entire 4 block walk.
Do you have onsite parking?
Yes, we have one parking spot for each of our guest rooms right on the property in the front the Bed and Breakfast. Should you be arriving in more than one vehicle, just let us know in advance and we can make accommodations for you.
How many rooms are in the Inn?
We have 9 guest rooms. All our rooms provide en suite bathrooms. We have standard Queen Size rooms, Queen Suites and 6 King Rooms. All designed with a Presidential Theme which appeals to many different styles.
What is included in our Best Available Room Rate?
With our room rate, you will enjoy the amenities of a boutique hotel and the comforts of home. A Full Complimentary Breakfast is served every morning except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day as well as an early morning self service coffee area. Afternoon wine and baked goods are complimentary in the Reception Room in the late afternoon. Free on-site parking, Wi-Fi, and daily housekeeping.
Does the Inn have Air Conditioning?
Yes, the entire Inn has central A/C and Heat.
What is your breakfast like?
Our daily full complimentary breakfast is prepared fresh each morning. Each evening of your stay you will be given a menu explaining our entrée for the next morning. Each day the entrée will change, alternating days with sweet and savory. We like to get your taste buds going in the morning with a starter which can be a variety of things such as baked oatmeal, yogurt parfait, fresh fruit or scones. Our entrees include Quiche Lorraine, Belgium Waffles with Bacon, Stuffed French Toast and Sausage and Gruyere Frittata. We serve in the Reagan Dining Room at a group table or in the JFK Library at tables for 2. Breakfast time varies based on occupancy.
Can you accommodate special diets?
We can do our best to accommodate food allergies if we are notified in advance but please understand we are a small Inn with one cook and up to 18 guests.
Can I bring my children and my pets?
Due to the intimate nature of the Inn, we gladly welcome all visitors over the age of 14. We love animals and have 2 dogs in our owners’ quarters on the premises. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate visitors’ pets due to potential allergies of our other guests. We welcome registered service animals.
Does the Bed and Breakfast serve dinner?
Unfortunately, we do not serve dinner but there are some fabulous restaurants located just a short walk down the street in Merchant Square. We do strongly suggest dinner reservation prior to your arrival.
What is your cancellation policy?
Due to the Size of the Inn, cancellations affect us significantly and therefore necessitates we maintain a business policy. Once you make your reservation, if you should change or cancel at any time, there is a $25 cancellation free. Should you change or cancel your reservation within 30 days of arrival, you would be responsible for the entire amount due. We will attempt to rebook your room should this happen and if we successfully rebook your entire stay, we will provide you with credit for a future stay. There are exceptions to this policy so please see our full disclosure under “policies” on our website. We cannot make exceptions to this policy, and we therefore suggest purchasing trip insurance.
Do we need a car?
Having a vehicle certainly makes it a bit easier. You can walk down the street to Merchant Square and the Colonial Williamsburg Historic Area but if you plan to visit other attractions you will need transportation. We do have taxis and Uber’s in Williamsburg so if you prefer to “leave the driving to someone else” that is always an option.
“We spent 2 days at A White House in Williamsburg, VA, with our daughter’s in-laws. John and Debbie are excellent hosts; the accommodations were cozy and spotless; the breakfast was delicious; recommendations for local restaurants were spot-on. We had a very pleasant visit, and we can assure others that they will have a similar experience.”
Comfortable, fun and interesting
“We stayed in the Lincoln Suite a couple of days ago and had a wonderful experience. The room was spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable. The historic nature of the house and the presidential touches are both enjoyable and fun for anyone with a sense of humor. Breakfast was excellent and served in the beautiful dining room. We enjoyed a fascinating conversation with our host John and the other guests. Unfortunately we only stayed for one night but will definitely return. Highly recommend.”
“What a perfect weekend in a lovely home with outstanding breakfast every morning and inviting conversation with the hosts and guests. Our hosts were welcoming and we especially appreciated their sense of humor. We stayed in the Washington room and loved the setup. We were also able to walk to the colonial area with ease.”
“Spotlessly clean and well maintained, superb breakfast. Debbie snd John are friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend. Situated a short walk from the main areas and restaurants. Johns map is very helpful.”
“We had a wonderful time at A Williamsburg White House. Five nights, a different yummy breakfast each morning. John and Debbie are excellent hosts, and went out of their way to make our stay pleasant. They happily accommodated my wife’s gluten-free dietary requirement. We stayed in the Washington suite, which provided a comfortable bed and a spacious sitting area. Downstairs was a nice place to connect with other guests. John was very helpful with suggestions on what to do in the area. We will visit again.”