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Historic Powhatan Resort

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Why We Love It

  • The grounds are steeped in history -- the Manor House was erected in 1735
  • Villas start at 750 square feet
  • Splash in the indoor and outdoor pools
  • Plenty to do on site within the 256-acre plantation

78%
Enjoyed This
(41 Member Ratings)
"Mixology lesson! Marcus and Jessica were great!"
Anne
Oct 10, 2018
Richmond, VA, USA

Map & Directions

The resort is approximately a 30-minute car ride from Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport and approximately a 60-minute drive from the Richmond International Airport.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Surrounded by the historic sites of Williamsburg, Virginia, the Historic Powhatan Resort offers the comforts of home on 256 lush acres, including the Manor House, which was originally built in 1735. The resort is the perfect home base to explore this colonial town featuring 18th-century English architecture.

Immerse yourself in the culture of the Revolutionary City and explore the government buildings, houses and gardens. While walking through the city, keep your eyes peeled for flags outside of the buildings to see what is open. When you aren’t busy touring the area, splash around in the indoor and outdoor swimming pools or take the kids to the playground. Guests can also find tennis courts and mini golf on site. The Historic Powhatan Bar & Grille is open daily for breakfast and dinner. Spread out in 750-1280 square feet of space in guest rooms featuring full kitchens. 

The Historic Powhatan is a timeshare resort. Guests may be asked, though not required, to attend a timeshare presentation.

From the press:
  • "Today, Williamsburg's Historic Area is, for all practical purposes, one of the world's largest and best living history museums" -- Frommer's

Amenities

General Pool Details: Indoor Pool: Daily 8 am-10 pm Outdoor Pools: Open for swimming and sunning from Mid April through late October 8 am -10 pm, weather permitting. In the case of thunder, both indoor and out door pools close for a half hour after the thunder passes. Guests over the age of 18 may enjoy the fitness center.

  • Bar
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis courts
  • No pets allowed

Services

  • 24-hour security
  • Concierge service
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Internet access

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer

Parking

  • Complimentary parking

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Please note a fully refundable $100 incidental deposit is required at the time of check-in by major credit card and returned at checkout pending inspection. Cash is not accepted.

The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented at the time of check-in, along with a valid photo ID for verification. The name on the reservation must match the name of the guest who is checking in. If guest is unable to provide the credit card for verification, a credit card authorization form must be sent to the resort by the cardholder prior to check-in, or an alternative credit card must be presented along with a valid photo ID matching the cardholder name for verification. If an alternative card is used, any advance deposit previously collected on the credit card used to book the reservation will be refunded to the card on file and payment including the advance deposit will be obtained on the credit card presented by the guest at check-in. Failure to provide validation of payment will result in the cancellation of the reservation.

Any advance deposit previously collected on the credit card used to book the reservation will be refunded to the card on file and payment will be obtained on the credit card presented by the guest at check-in. Failure to provide validation of payment will result in the cancellation of the reservation.

Checkout: Standard Time is 10am.

Children and additional guests: Children welcome. Cribs and extra beds are not available.

Pets: Only service animals allowed.

Fees: A resort/facility fee of $15 plus tax, per night will be added to the total price of your stay upon check out.

The resort fee includes: Wi-Fi, pool access, fitness center access, business center/computer access, Internet access (may be limited), and self-parking.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pool Details: Indoor Pool: Daily 8 am-10 pm Outdoor Pools are open seasonally and weather permitting. In the case of thunder, both indoor and out door pools close for a half hour after the thunder passes. Guests over the age of 18 may enjoy the fitness center.

Please contact the property for any handicap accessibility requests or options.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

78%
Enjoyed This
(41 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Historic Powhatan Resort over the past 15 months.
4.2 Ambiance
4.4 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.0 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The grounds are beautiful and the location is good.
Other Comments
When the power went out for 18 hours due to Hurricane Michael, no attempt was made to check on people or provide any information about where we could buy food since the restaurants were closed. It wouldn't have taken long to put together an information sheet since we were visiting from another state.
Susan Oct 15, 2018 Greeneville, TN, USA
Other Comments
The pressure they put on you to go to the orientation about the resort, I think that 2 hours is to much time to spend listening to a high pressure sales pitch is to much, also with the hurricane coming we asked to change our reservation to the next week and they would not do it which caused us to leave after one day Most amenities (pool, store etc) closed.
Americo Oct 13, 2018 CarthageWhispering Pines, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
The lovely grounds. So peaceful!
Other Comments
McKinley did not give us our $25 voucher for food when we checked in and we did not know to ask. At breakfast we had to pay for our meal since we did not have the voucher. All of the other staff members were great though! And the omelets were delicious!
CATHERINE Oct 03, 2018 Virginia Beach, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Mixology lesson! Marcus and Jessica were great!
Other Comments
I book through Travelzoo or similar site as I am not interested in timeshare ownership. I don't like being asked multiple times if I want to take advantage of their "great $149 deal"
Anne Oct 10, 2018 Richmond, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Nice location to Williamsburg; beautiful grounds; could walk to to resort restaurant; very spacious accomodations.
Other Comments
The only complaint is that noise from upstairs level was a little annoying.
CRAIG Oct 06, 2018 Hillsville, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The room and the quality of the towels and set up in the kitchen. The other plus was the breakfast was outstanding!
Mary Ann Oct 09, 2018 Lakeland, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Was able to stay in a lovely condo without having to buy a timeshare.
Other Comments
Would like to stay at this location again - as long as we are not hassled to buy a timeshare.
Millard Dec 04, 2017 Spotsylvania, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The resort is clean and offers many amenities. The cost is extremely good and the location is close to almost every venue we visited. Even though renovations are taking place, it did not hamper our enjoyment.
Joan Jun 07, 2018 Danville, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Close to all the exhibits and parks. Looks nice when oyu first arrive and see the plantation home and grounds. The partial townhome was faded, shutters, front doors faded and all scratched up. chairs, sofa, coffee table stained and scratched. The linoleum in the kitchen was sticky and stained, couldn't walk on it without it sticking to your shoes. The pictures of the interior of this property have been altered to make it appear much nicer and newer than it actually is. Bad choice Travel Zoo
Other Comments
This is a time share property. Travel Zoo quests were given the oldest of the properties. Probably built in the late 80's early nineties. The furniture was old and beat up. The carpeting and linoleum was old and stained. The resort fees were very high for what we got. The pools were overcrowded with kids and the on site grill food was cold. The I ordered a chicken salad and the chicken was cold and cubed. I was not ediable. When leaving at check out, I was told that I got a free gift at the concierges desk. She took a call after I was there before it rand and stayed on the phone for 5 minutes, I then said excuse me can I have the free gift. She got angry and yelled "can't you see I'm busy?" I was a paying travelzoo guest? No one should be treated this way. This property is tired looking and although the time share portion is separate from the resort quests, I wish I never would have gone over to that side, only to be yelled at. Never again!
ANNE Aug 21, 2018 Baltimore, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
The value (with the $25 credit) is unparalleled. The room was very large with a balcony. There is an on-site restaurant as well as two pool, jacuzzi, etc. It is very family-friendly. There is almost no way to avoid the sales pitch after you book your room. They tell you to go pick up your welcome packet, which ends up in a 10-minute sales pitch. We actually DID avoid this by just walking out after checking in and a staff member came out the back door to try to bring us back in. We just said we weren't interested and it was fine.
Chris Aug 29, 2018 Silver Spring, MD, USA

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