Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown all make up some of Virginia's most popular historic tourist sites. Some of Williamsburg's most popular activities are historic areas like the Governor's Place, Bassett Hall, and the Colonial National Historic Park. A Busch Gardens is located near Williamsburg, and wineries, aerial adventure parks, and water parks make up other fun attractions in the area.
When to Visit Williamsburg, Virginia
Williamsburg is beautiful in every season, and no matter when you visit you'll experience many fun historical activities. That being said, Williamsburg's peak season is summer when kids are out of school. If you do need to visit in summer, aim for June when the weather isn't as scorching. Fall is gorgeous in Virginia, and if you visit in October you'll catch some lovely fall foliage. Crowds won't be at summertime levels, but other foliage hunters may cause a bump in tourism. Winter will have the lowest hotel rates, and if you can stand chillier temperatures, just imagine how lovely Colonial Williamsburg looks under pure white snow.
Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Williamsburg, VA:
Williamsburg by Star Rating
Below we've posted 3 graphs demonstrating mean nightly cost patterns by star rating class in Williamsburg, VA. You can use these illustrations to determine the most cost effective seasons to book in Williamsburg for upcoming travels.
Luxury Hotel Options in Williamsburg, Virginia
4 Star Average Prices: $144.06
Stay at the 3 1/2-star Kingsmill Resort to be at a property situated on a private beach, featuring a golf course, tennis courts, an outdoor pool, an indoor pool, and a sauna. As soon as you arrive, you can lounge poolside with a drink from the pool bar, or book your favorite body treatment at the full-service spa. The kids can play in the children's pool, or you can pay a little extra to engage the hotel's babysitting service for some valuable (and relaxing) kid-free hours. Your mornings are tranquil when you sit with your coffee near the lobby fireplace or out in the garden. If you need some pampering that will make you look good, go to the on-site hair salon.
At Colonial Williamsburg's Williamsburg Lodge, you'll have access to all your favorite resort amenities. This 3 1/2-star property offers a full-service spa and a hair salon, so you can relax and look your best for your Williamsburg vacation. Babysitting services give you a chance to book an appointment at the full-service spa, and once you've relaxed, sit on the terrace or in the garden with the family. A free area shuttle and the free train station pick up make it easy to get wherever you want to go without renting a car. If you visit during summer, enjoy the outdoor pool, the golf course, and the tennis courts. In winter, take advantage of the indoor pool.
For suites with whirlpool bath tubs and fireplaces, stay at the Great Wolf Lodge. This three-star property has amenities the entire family will love. The kids will love the children's club, the children's pool, the lazy river, and the waterside. Adults, doesn't grabbing a drink at the poolside bar and getting some sun sound awesome? A massage or a facial at the full-service spa or an appointment at the hair salon will relax you even more. When you stay here, you get free water park access, too, making it perfect for families.
Affordable Options in Williamsburg, Virginia
3 Star Average Prices: $103.99
When you book a room at the Motel 6 Williamsburg 316, you'll find extremely budget-friendly prices. Rooms with one queen bed sometimes go for lower than $32 a night, and rooms with two full beds are often under $36 a night. The Motel 6 offers free local calls, laundry facilities, non-smoking rooms, an outdoor pool, and free HBO. Pets are welcome, and unlimited Wi-Fi is $4.95.
The Howard Johnson Inn Williamsburg offers room rates starting as low as $38 per night, depending on when and how you book. Located just a few miles from the center of town, the Howard Johnson is near the Williamsburg Botanical Gardens and Williamsburg Freedom Park. At the facility you'll enjoy amenities like free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, a fitness center, an indoor pool, laundry facilities, and a sauna.
The Super 8 Williamsburg/Colonial Area is located in central Williamsburg near many of Williamsburg's popular historic sites. When you stay, you'll be treated to amenities like a 24-hour front desk, laundry facilities, free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking, and an outdoor seasonal pool. If you need a rollaway bed, they're available for just $10 a night.