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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
My husband and I stayed at the Kingsmill Resort on a random Thursday in May to be close to a work event. When I made the reservation I called to get the corporate group rate for us and my employee but was told the group rate was sold out. It happens. Online I then made a reservation and decided to upgrade the two rooms to a river view, which online is absolutely lovely.
When I went to check in the person at the desk told me that though my reservation was for an inexpensive room (she pointed on the map to building 22, the nose bleeds of the resort), my husband and I had a courtesy upgrade and were in building 7. Looking at the map I pointed out I had made a reservation for a riverfront room. She was totally dismissive and told me at the rate we were paying we should appreciate building 7. Nothing I said made a difference so she checked me in to 7.
As I was leaving I realized I needed a car pass for my husband so I got back into the check in line. While standing there it occurred to me I had an emailed confirmation. Sure enough, it clearly said "river". When I was helped I got the same woman and showed her my confirmation for a river room. She hemmed and hawed and typed and typed and finally gave me a "river" room. She played a cruel joke on me. The room was in building 17 on the west side. The view was a panoramic of the butt end of the pool building with the river somewhere beyond. During my stay I had awesome views of trash pick up at the pool building, the trash area and the entire pool back of house. I may have been able to see some of the river but the curtains were broken and only opened far enough to show the pool building. If I stood on the balcony, I got to see the water. Not exactly the upgrade advertised online.
The resort is clearly aimed at golfers, tennis lovers or perhaps larger families taking advantage of the condos. For me my room was dreary, the bath was tiny, the stair up to it tired. This is not a resort for business folks or anyone not in the aforementioned categories. The restaurant/bar/check in is in a stand alone building you have to drive to so anything like getting sodas, a meal or a drink is a serious effort.
Paying for an upgrade but getting a back of house room totally colored my impression of the place. I was unhappy with my room, with the distances to the restaurant, with the fact there is nothing like a convenience store anywhere near the complex. Even as I used the mirror in the bathroom the trash area of the pool was reflected back at me. I believe they over sold the night because I have gone online several times checking rates for river rooms and the rate I paid was standard for a river room. The check in gal had the option of upgrading me to a king room river view (no idea why this was a good bit more) or giving me a crap room. She chose the latter. Oh, and with my employee I upgraded they did not even pretend. They told him they were sold out of river viewa, gave him a remote room but charged the original corporate rate I was told was sold out.
Top rate for a tired, no view room a good distance from food and the bar...I would not recommend this for any business traveler who is not all about golf.
The grounds are gorgeous!! It's a beautiful place. My fiance and I booked a 3 night stay in a deluxe room. After unpacking my fiance took a shower. I went in after him and noticed there were towels hanging on the back of the bathroom door. I thought, "oh they hang towels on the door also now" but when I picked them up, I noticed immediately that they were dirty towels. My fiance said he almost used them. Yuck!! I was grossed out so I reported it to the front desk. They offered to have house cleaning come but I asked for an upgraded room. We were placed in a one bedroom condo overlooking the tennis courts. The room was nice with a fireplace. We thought to pull the pillows off the sofa bed and pull out the bed for coziness by the fireplace and saw blonde hair all on and between the black sofa pillows. Yuck! We enjoyed the atmosphere the most.
Had a great time, great facilities for the meetings we had. Food was awesome. Bee (our dedicated bartender 3/4 nights we were there) was amazing. She was one of the best servers I've had in this type of setting. Golf course was gorgeous and challenging. Facilities were roomy. Guest fitness center had a solid variety. Would absolutely recommend for business.
We had a one bedroom suite with kitchen and everything was great! We were welcomed with a personal note from Anicio Holmes-Brown and an anniversary amenity!!! Weather was fantastic while we sat on the back porch. We visited the pool and soaked our feet and then walked around to watch the sunset and everyone preparing for the PureSilk Championship. The flowerbeds transformed over the weekend to beautiful masterpieces. We had a great stay!!! Can't wait until next year!
My husband, 7 year old daughter, and I stayed three nights to have a staycation. Our stay had 5 star moments, but also some lesser ones. Overall, it was an enjoyable stay, but we are not likely to stay here again.
Arrival: very easy to get through the gate and to the main resort area. The grounds are beautiful and very well maintained. Tons of prep work being done for the Silk Championship.
Room: we stayed in a 1 br condo, standard view in building 34. We backed up to the tennis courts and were a 5 minute or so walk to all of the main buildings. As others have mentioned, the walls are THIN - as in, you can hear everything (including the bathroom) of adjoining rooms. Thankfully, most nights we only had one neighbor. The kitchen was sufficiently stocked if you plan to eat in. Shower was fabulous - great hot water and pressure! However, no single use amenities, other than lotion. Everything is community bottles in the shower. For some reason, that concept does not resonate with us, particularly in a 4 star resort. I'm all about cutting down on expense and plastic, etc., but this isn't something we like in a hotel. The bed and pull-out were very comfortable. The room had some bugs, but it is Virginia and in the middle of the woods so take that into account.
Room Service: hit or miss, literally. The hits: quick delivery, tasty huge portions, reasonably priced, friendly deliverers. The misses: TWICE we tried to order (breakfast and lunch) and could not ever get through. On hold forever and nobody answered.
Vending: this part was my fault, but FYI there are vending machines scattered through the community. I accidentally sent my husband on a wild goose chase for sodas one afternoon. After he returned I realized there was a Pepsi machine literally one building down and half the price of what he paid at the coffee shop. Note: the staff there also informed my husband they were in the process of doubling the prices of everything because of the golf tournament. Nice.
Pool/Marina/Spa/Game Room: Pools are nice, but the river pool was closed for the season. We enjoyed the sports club outdoor pool. My daughter loved the marina beach and was able to play in the water and collect shells. The game room is in the sports club and was fun - mostly claw machines, which thankfully I'm pretty good at :) My daughter ended up with 8 prizes...I had to cancel my spa appointment, but it looked nice. Some of the spa staff were taking a break out front on the benches and seemed to be complaining about spa life. It was just a bit awkward.
Kids Night Out: this was another high and low point. The lows: called several days in advance and made a reservation for Friday. I forgot to ask where to go. The Kingsmill website listed two different locations - the camp and the fitness center (two totally different buildings and not exactly close to each other). When I checked in on Wednesday, I asked the receptionist and she called and verified it was the kids camp location. Of course, we showed up at 6 on Friday to a closed camp. So, we trekked up to the fitness center (following the signs for Fitness Center....) and nobody. We further trekked to the main building to inquire. She called for us and they were in the members sports club (entrance on the right - not the entrance for the spa/pool/fitness center). Highs: my daughter had a blast. She was the only one, but got to play and eat pizza. Worth the $ so we could have a date night at Elements 1010 (great experience).