What We Love
- Family-friendly atmosphere
- Campus-style grounds — 2,900 acres in all
- The award-winning River Golf Course, host of the women's national PGA tournaments, is one of three golf courses
- Other activities include a sports club, Segway tours, Kids Kamp and more
- Free transportation to Busch Gardens and Colonial Williamsburg
What To Know
- The outdoor pool closes during the winter months and is set to re-open on Memorial Day weekend; the marina will begin selling gas in April
- Make a reservation at the spa, particularly on weekends
- The resort also has a conference center and is popular for weddings
- Get a suite for more room and a kitchenette (a nice perk for families)
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
When you stay at Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, you’ll be in the historical district and close to Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA. This family-friendly resort is within close proximity of Redoubt Park and Carter’s Grove Plantation.
Make yourself at home in one of the 425 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private furnished balconies. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You can get some exercise with a round of golf or enjoy a lazy day at the private beach. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). If you’re planning a day at a nearby theme park, you can hop on the complimentary shuttle.
Enjoy a meal at one of the resort’s dining establishments, which include 3 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access room service (during limited hours). While enjoying a refreshing dip in the resort pool, you can order your favorite drink at the poolside bar.
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, express check-out, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Planning an event in Williamsburg? This resort has 10,050 square feet (1 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center and meeting rooms. Free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
The place is lovely, but the condo units were poorly designed and constructed. The central staircase is next to the master bedrooms, making every trip up and down the stairs something a sound-sensitive person can't ignore hearing. And the between-unit insulation is so thin that I could hear my neighbors quite clearly. Likewise, I could hear the neighbors above as the kids ran up and down the length of the unit. So while I enjoyed the resort, the lazy river, the spa, the riverfront restaurant, the free shuttles, and the impeccable service, I would hesitate to stay there again if I was in search of some R&R.
I took my 12 year old twins over the 4th of July and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay!! My kids were impressed with how clean the resort was and how friendly everyone was. It took a little time to learn the layout since the resort is expansive, but the shuttles are convenient to call and are very prompt. You spend more money than when staying at an ordinary hotel; but I wanted more. And I certainly got more during this stay!!! We already are talking about going back next year!!!
Awesome time with the kids, tennis, golf, fishing, kayak, paddleboard, swimming, comfortable accommodatios. We loved the transportation around the resort due to the oppressive heat. The resort made it very easy to eat and drink at any of the various restaurants and charge it to the room.
I'll start off my saying that it is a beautiful resort on the river, but I did not feel like I got what I was expecting. It was a holiday week and maybe our expectations weren't reasonable, but the main thing we wanted to do on our quick jaunt away from work and stress was to go and sit by the pool and enjoy the lazy river. We got in there on July 4th and there were no seats at all at the pool and it was only 11am. We had to go to a table with no umbrella (it was warm) and sit and wait to see if we could get a seat by the pool. The lazy river had no floats available and when we got in finally it was wall to wall people bumping into each other. I got kicked and there were kids swimming underneath us. It was not relaxing.
The rooms were nice and clean, but we had housekeeping knocking at our door before 8am I think, on our second morning and I had to jump up and intercept that. I couldn't go back to sleep after that. Seems like there should have been some kind of system to know who had checked out and who had not...
Like I mentioned, maybe we just had too high of expectations for the resort, but I really didn't expect to run into these things. Maybe if not on a holiday it would've been better, but we treated ourselves to a resort thinking we could relax and it didn't quite turn out that way.
Resort was JUST what we needed. We needed a quick weekend getaway to celebrate my birthday. We have a 2 year old. The staff was phenomenal in anticipating our needs.
More importantly - my biggest WOW moment was prior to arrival. The front desk read my reservation commentary about wanting to be close to the lazy pool. So they called and emailed me to offer me the chance to upgrade to the cottage that would provide me just that. I took advantage of that opportunity and the location was PERFECT!! I have a 2 year old and proximity to the pool was key.
It gave me the impression that they really care. I'll be back again!! And next time I'm bringing more people to reserve their own cottages as well.
We had a one bedroom and it was very spacious and just a great feel.