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The Historic Powhatan Resort by Diamond Resorts

Newport News, VA, US (PHF)

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Based on 1833 reviews
The Historic Powhatan Resort is not just a family friendly vacation resort that is loaded with tons of fun but the perfect time to learn about the U.S
Room & Rates
2 Bedroom Condo Downstairs

2 Bedroom Condo Downstairs

1 King Bed and 2 Twin Beds
1280-sq-foot (119-sq-meter) room, balcony with courtyard views

Layout - Bedroom, living room, and dining area
Entertainment - Free WiFi, premium channels, and DVD player
Food & Drink - Kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave, cookware/dishware, and coffee/tea maker
Sleep - Premium bedding
Bathroom - Private bathroom, a hair dryer, and a shower/tub combination
Practical - Sofa bed, free newspaper, and iron/ironing board
Comfort - Air conditioning
Need to Know - Weekly housekeeping
Non-Smoking
Room is accessed via exterior corridors
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Condo, 3 Bedrooms (2 Queen bed 2 twin beds Queen sofabed)

Condo, 3 Bedrooms (2 Queen bed 2 twin beds Queen sofabed)

5 Twin Beds
1350-sq-foot (125-sq-meter) room, balcony/patio with courtyard views

Layout - Bedroom, living room, and dining area
Entertainment - Free WiFi, premium channels, and DVD player
Food & Drink - Kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, cookware/dishware, and coffee/tea maker
Sleep - Premium bedding
Bathroom - Private bathroom, a hair dryer, and a shower/tub combination
Practical - Sofa bed, free newspaper, and iron/ironing board
Comfort - Air conditioning
Need to Know - Weekly housekeeping
Non-Smoking
Room is accessed via exterior corridors
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Suite, 1 Bedroom (Bedroom Downstairs)

Suite, 1 Bedroom (Bedroom Downstairs)

1 Queen Bed and 1 Full Sofa Bed
750-sq-foot (70-sq-meter) room, patio with courtyard views

Layout - Bedroom, living room, and sitting area
Relax - Fireplace
Entertainment - Free WiFi, premium channels, and DVD player
Food & Drink - Kitchenette with refrigerator, stovetop, microwave, and cookware/dishware
Sleep - Premium bedding
Bathroom - Private bathroom, a hair dryer, and a shower/tub combination
Practical - Sofa bed, washer/dryer, and free newspaper
Comfort - Air conditioning
Need to Know - Weekly housekeeping
Non-Smoking
Room is accessed via exterior corridors
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2 Bedroom-2 Colonial Williamsburg Tkts

1 King Bed or 1 Queen Bed
Features a private balcony

Layout - Bedroom, living room, and sitting area
Relax - Fireplace
Entertainment - Free WiFi, premium channels, and DVD player
Food & Drink - Refrigerator, microwave, and coffee/tea maker
Sleep - Premium bedding
Bathroom - 2 bathrooms, a hair dryer, and a shower/tub combination
Practical - Sofa bed, washer/dryer, and free newspaper
Comfort - Air conditioning
Need to Know - Weekly housekeeping
Non-Smoking
Room is accessed via exterior corridors
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Suite, 1 Bedroom (Bedroom Upstairs)

Suite, 1 Bedroom (Bedroom Upstairs)

1 Queen Bed
900-sq-foot (84-sq-meter) room with courtyard views

Layout - Bedroom, living room, and sitting area
Entertainment - Free WiFi, premium channels, and DVD player
Food & Drink - Kitchenette with refrigerator, stovetop, microwave, and cookware/dishware
Sleep - Premium bedding
Bathroom - Private bathroom, a hair dryer, and a shower/tub combination
Practical - Sofa bed, washer/dryer, and free newspaper
Comfort - Air conditioning
Need to Know - Weekly housekeeping
Non-Smoking
Room is accessed via exterior corridors
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2 Bedroom Condo Upstairs

2 Bedroom Condo Upstairs

1 King Bed and 1 Queen Bed
1230-sq-foot (114-sq-meter) room, balcony with courtyard views

Layout - Bedroom, living room, and dining area
Relax - Fireplace
Entertainment - Free WiFi, premium channels, and DVD player
Food & Drink - Kitchen with refrigerator, stovetop, microwave, and cookware/dishware
Sleep - Premium bedding
Bathroom - 2 bathrooms, a hair dryer, and a shower/tub combination
Practical - Sofa bed, washer/dryer, and free newspaper
Comfort - Air conditioning
Need to Know - Weekly housekeeping
Non-Smoking
Room is accessed via exterior corridors
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The Historic Powhatan Resort by Diamond Resorts
3601 Ironbound Rd, Williamsburg, VA US 23188

Why Stay Here

  • Stunning Scenery
  • Fireplaces
  • On-Site Activities

Resort Details

The Historic Powhatan Resort is located in Williamsburg. This historic town of Williamsburg has been restored to its original English condition. This beautiful resort also gives Guests a taste of the colonial history with restored Manor House. The Historic Powhatan Resort is not just a family friendly vacation resort that is loaded with tons of fun but the perfect time to learn about the U.S history.

The 18th century Colonial Williamsburg is a living breathing museum. It is compassed of 256 acres of a restored and re-created Revolutionary War-era city. There are many things to do in this colonial town from visiting a blacksmiths shop, the historic area around Duke of Gloucester Street, the American Revolution at Yorktown Victory Center, Bush Gardens Williamsburg, or Water Country USA. There is also abundance of nightlife, entertainment, and dining.

DC is a city full of culture and history and offers numerous free activities. However, for those exciting activities that you don`t want to miss you can purchase your tickets in advance through BookIt.com when you book your accommodations.


International Spy Museum
Madame Tussauds Washington DC
Monuments by Moonlight Night Tour
Georgetown Food Tour
Washington DC Duck Tour

Accommodation Details

Come and make yourself at home in one of these spacious condos featuring fireplaces. The condos feature a fully equipped kitchen, full size refrigerator, stove, microwave, sleeper sofa, television with cable, telephone with voicemail, washer/dryer, and bathroom amenities.

Pools & Spas

Outdoor Pool/ Indoor Pool

Entertainment & Activities

The Historic Powhatan Resort has so many recreational opportunities. These include an outdoor pool/ indoor pool, spa tub, basketball court, fitness center, tennis court, volleyball and much more. There is also a business office for your business needs.

AMENITIES:
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • ATM Machine
  • Barbecue Grills
  • Business Center
  • Coffee Shop
  • Exterior Corridors
  • Fireplace in Lobby
  • Game Room
  • Gift Shop on Property
  • Indoor Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Picnic Area
  • Poolside Bar
  • Spa Services
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 1833 reviews
from Chesapeake, Virginia
Submitted on 23-05-2016
I found a great last minute deal on Groupon for this property. My husband and I have stayed here once before in November and really enjoyed it. I want to thank staff members Cody and Britnee for helping us with our reservation and check in:) They were awesome! We had a one bedroom suite and let me say,amazing! Our room had been recently renovated and we were very presently surprised! We had the same type of room in November but these updates are great! Everything was new and wonderful! Last tim... Read more
from Charlottesville, Virginia
Submitted on 23-05-2016
This property seems to regularly offers rooms at discounted rates, which was was the case when I made my reservation for a single room. Upon checking in I was upgraded to a two-bedroom condo style apartment. It was well appointed and could've comfortably accommodated over four if you considered the fold out couch. There was a full kitchen and washer/dryer in the unit as well. The daily resort fee of over $25 wasn't noted when the room was reserved at the discounted rate on the third party websi... Read more
from York, United Kingdom
Submitted on 24-05-2016
Stayed here for 10days and was really impressed with all aspects of this resort. Possibly the best kept Diamond resorts we have visited with its lawns, ponds and waterfalls( one of which we found had turtles in it). Had a tour of the old house with a great guide, had coffee and pastries in the Historic Grounds Coffee House which was originally the kitchen for the house. Pools were good, bar and grille served delicious food with great service and the store sold everyday necessities. Apartment was... Read more
from Ireland
Submitted on 24-05-2016
we where due to drive to Virginia beach, but i was tired so we stopped here for a night, we got a little town house which was brand spanking new, it had bedroom, lounge, kitchen, bathroom, conservatory, washer & dryer, i have to say i was genuinely surprised and impressed, highly recommended foe a family to use this as a base to explore this region, i did ask at reception how could we be sure of getting such accomadation in future, well you cant, the cabins are being renovated and it's hit and ... Read more
from
Submitted on 25-05-2016
This was a nice resort. The condos are spacious, nicely decorated and clean. The playground and miniature golf werefun for kids. Only one complaint was we went to the indoor pool and there were a lot of people in there as the outdoor pool was not yet open. The pool looked dirty to me so I did not even get in it. Other than that we'd visit again.
from Williamsburg,
Submitted on 31-05-2016
We arrived a night early for a vacation in Williamsburg and needed a place to stay. We were able to find a great deal on a room at Powhatan. We arrived close to 10 at night and were surprised to find such an incredible place. We were sent to our accomadations which we thought would be a regular hotel room only to find it was more like a condo. My 3 year old son lit up "it's a house hotel, dad." Great room, great resort, great location. We had fun before departing the next morning driving around ... Read more
from New Bern, North Carolina
Submitted on 31-05-2016
We've been there on two different occasions, and on both occasions it was just okay. There first trip we took, we stayed in an area that the geese must have really loved, because they were all you could smell. The smell was terrible the whole time we were there. The second time we stayed, we entered the room, and there was a giant spot on the carpet where something was spilled. Both times we were in rooms that were a bit dated. The place reminded me of a cheap hotel. The plus to this place was i... Read more
from
Submitted on 04-06-2016
The Historic Powhatan Resort truly lives up to its name in every respect. Our suite was spacious and immaculate. Furnishings were up-to-date, and kitchen well stocked. The grounds were beautifully manicured with fountains and geese to make you smile. Amenities such as indoor and outdoor pools, fitness facility, miniature golf, cafe and general store allow for an active experience. In short, when planning a trip to Williamsburg, you can't beat the Historic Powhatan Resort.
from Durham
Submitted on 07-06-2016
Visited Powhatan for a short 2 day stay. Check-in was simple and easy. They even accommodated our request at check-in to have a ground floor condo. Two bedroom condo with King room, Twin room, Queen sleeper sofa in the living room, as well as 2 full bathrooms and a full kitchen and dining area. This condo could easily accommodate 6 people with plenty of space to spare. Flat screen TVs, a huge extra sunroom with skylights, and a large patio round out the layout of the condo. There are plent... Read more
from Atlanta, Georgia
Submitted on 07-06-2016
We arrived here so that we could do a quick tour of Historic Jamestown tomorrow. This is a terrific place to stay. Normal rates are around $200 per night, but we found a coupon for $125 per night. For that, we got a beautiful, family-friendly resort, along with a condo that had two bedrooms, two baths, a kitchen, a dining area and a living area. Wow -- all that for $125 (or regularly $200) per night. Amazing.
from Northwood, Iowa
Submitted on 17-06-2016
A group of friends spent 7 nights here in two adjoining condo units. The place is spotlessly clean; the resort has plenty to do if one just wants to stay on site. It is located conveniently to Jamestown, and Colonial Williamsburg. Yorktown is about 30 miles away but good roads and not much traffic. The staff was great but....they will ask you to sit in on a "vacation opportunity update" presentation (i.e.sales pitch). We received Visa gift cards for listening (but not buying) however the experie... Read more
from Williamsburg, Virginia
Submitted on 18-06-2016
First the check- in was extremely long when they do pre registation over the phone. Next I called asking if they gave discounts to Busch Gardens or should I get my tx before hand. I was told yes for $44 after a 90 minute sales pitch. Okay fine,so the lady,Tammy, scheduled me for an agreed date and time. then I was called a week later asking who was travelling with me, I was Never told that since my husband wouldn't be going that now I didn't have to attend the meeting and two, that I could not r... Read more
from Douglassville, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 19-06-2016
Upon arrival at resort, saw a gate with a security guard on duty...great! Long drive into resort takes you past the historical manor house....and there was a Fife and Drummer out front playing colonial-like tunes. Really set the mood!! Check in was fast; all charges noted up front ($100 refundable deposit; $10/day resort fee); then they send you off to gather your welcome packet -- ie, try to get you to the timeshare presentation. No pressure -- simply tell them "No thanks". We stayed in Bu... Read more
from
Submitted on 21-06-2016
First of all this is a big area. Many units. I booked this through Airbnb and got a pretty good deal - Thurs - Tues (5 nights) for about $133 per night. This included taxes, fees, etc. - similar to a decent hotel. Unit was clean and beds comfortable. Pretty quiet for the most part. As other reviews will tell you, you will get a call on a timeshare presentation - in the words of Nancy Reagan - Just Say No. Didn't get a bunch of pressure to attend. Some starter Laundry detergent, Dishwasher... Read more
from Central Florida, Florida
Submitted on 22-06-2016
As we entered through the gate of the resort we were in awe of the beautifully landscaped grounds. Flowers in full bloom and trees of many varieties welcome you home as you travel to the registration building. Once inside we were met by a very friendly front desk staff that was ready to ensure we had the best experience possible. We arrived a little later than we thought we would, around 7:30pm and we were hungry. So we made our way to our building set our belongings down and heading over the th... Read more
from Louisville
Submitted on 29-06-2016
I was very impressed by the cleanliness and great upkeep of this property. Its location near the historical attractions was wonderful while maintaining the seclusion of a resort. My friends and I booked a 1 bedroom unit that had just been renovated. It was stocked with every thing we needed to prepare meals in the kitchen, included a private patio, and also a sun room. The four of us stayed comfortably in the one bedroom unit by utilizing the large sofa bed. After touring all day, we enjoyed the... Read more
from Moodus, Connecticut
Submitted on 30-06-2016
Our family enjoyed this Beautiful resort. Comfortable spacious 2 bedroom with pull out couch housed our group of 6 very well. Room was well insulated and quiet. Liked having washer/dryer in room - Resort was quiet and well maintained. very convenient to colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown. Loved mini golf and dive in movie. Beautiful grounds
from Charlottesville, Virginia
Submitted on 30-06-2016
We are in the fourth day of a six-night stay at the Historical Powhatan Resort. It's been my sense since checking in and seeing the unit we are staying in that the management of this property cares very little about their guests. I am going to list just some of the experiences our party of four has dealt with or are dealing with that lead to this very low rating....probably the lowest I've ever given a hotel/motel/resort: 1. The check-in process was TERRIBLE. It took over a half hour (and o... Read more
from Asia
Submitted on 01-07-2016
MAKING my way to Williamsburg I drove past the forests of Virgiinia, the FBI Academy and the USMC base at Quantico. "The Farm" where the Company trains its Officers and Black Ops personnel is also near but that is another story...I took Exit 234 to arrive at the Powhatan Resort on ironbound Road. The resort is huge and has lovely landscaped grounds. The only thing historic about it is the Manor House in front so the name is misleading. It used to be a plantation in days of yore. At check-in, th... Read more
from
Submitted on 01-07-2016
Where to begin this place is absolutely terrible after driving 7 & a half hours due to bad weather and traffic for the holiday to the resort my family and I reached the resort at approximately 8:30 p.m. to find a Lobby of at least 30 to 40 people waiting to get checked in despite so many people being in line only three staff were checking people in while eight other staff just sat around talking laughing eating and playing with their hair. When one of the guests waiting to be checked in made a c... Read more
from Binghamton
Submitted on 04-07-2016
The staff was excellent although undermanned. Really tried their best to accommodate you. The units (two of them ) were ok. Building 38, Units 137 C and D. No bugs, mattresses were firm, and as clean as you can make tired surroundings appear. I realize that you are 40% through a complete renewal but why do I always get the 60% that needs help. Grounds were immaculate, the restaurant on site was very good and everyone was very friendly. I was there for a week along with six additional gues... Read more
from Leeds, United Kingdom
Submitted on 05-07-2016
An attractive resort but the rooms could do with a bit of TLC. Had breakfast and dinner in the restaurant and both were good but they could do with extra staff, plenty of restaurants within easy driving distance. Easy drive to colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown.
from northern virginia
Submitted on 05-07-2016
Don't get me wrong, this is a great place to stay, but it has some serious flaws. I went on vacation with the family to Williamsburg and decided to stay here again (this is my third time). Upon arrival, the front desk guy had an attitude and took a long time to find a place for us to stay. I asked him would he like me to come back and he said he has over 300 rooms to look at so its going to take some time. We received our keys and were asked to go to guest services (which I already know is to si... Read more
from Westchester County, New York
Submitted on 05-07-2016
The Good: I got a really sweet deal for this "hotel" on Groupon. Totally felt worth it, because the cost was so low. The Okay: Don't be fooled by the manicured lawn and sparkling water fountains you see as your enter the property. That's as good as it gets. My rooms did not have the same elegance. The Bad: No matter what you do, if you must talk to the Concierge (and I recommend you avoid talking to them) do NOT let them play you for a sucker with some sort of "special deal" about a futu... Read more
from
Submitted on 06-07-2016
I had reservations after reading some reviews on here but I was very happy with the accommodations. We stayed in a 2 bedroom on the second floor and it was wonderful. Nicely decorated, modern, clean, and lots of space for our family of 6. The indoor pool is a little meh, but we didn't come for the pool. After check in simply decline the "welcome package" which is a sales pitch and you are good to go. I also unplugged all the phones so they couldn't make sales calls. I would definitely go back b... Read more
from Wilson, North Carolina
Submitted on 09-07-2016
This is a great place to go for a family trip. There is a lot of space and areas for family activities. They have an on site restaurant which is delicious. They also have great activities planned throughout the week.
from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 10-07-2016
After reading some of the negative reviews I was a little worried our stay would be a positive experience. I'm happy to say we had a fantastic vacation in Williamsburg and the Powhatan Resort was perfect for our family of 4. Check in time is 4 o'clock and it was busy! There were six staff members checking in guests behind the counter and two greeters at the door to help organize and line people up. I don't think they could've squeezed more staff in there to help! I don't know if people are unfa... Read more
from Rochester NY
Submitted on 10-07-2016
We checked into the historic. Yes, I agree with the others saying the check in process is slow, but the staff was fantastic! It was a Tuesday night around 10:00pm. It was a 20-25 min process to check in. We were guests of friends who own Timeshares at Diamond Resorts International. Our rooms were not as we had reserved. We needed two handicapped rooms and only had one assigned to us. We made a mistake in our reservation. The handicapped room was newly remodeled and beautiful. (I don't have many ... Read more
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Submitted on 10-07-2016
We checked in around 10pm and it took about 20-25 mins. Then when everything was settled they told us the keys aren't working for any of the rooms, security will open the door for yoh and you'll get your key the next day. Little weird but not a huge prob. We booked our condo for 6 people. When we got there, there were no extra blankets, had to wait 30 Mina for them to arrive. The room/condo was really nice. Clean, had two spacious bedrooms and 2 clean big bathrooms. One bathroom had a tub but no... Read more
from Weare, New Hampshire
Submitted on 11-07-2016
We just spent 4 nights at the Historic Powhatan Resort and we were really happy with the accommodations! We were upgraded at check in, so instead of a unit with 2 twin beds we got a 2 bedroom unit with a queen and a king. The units are really big, with plenty of room for our family of 4 to spread out and relax. The air conditioning felt like heaven after hot days spent at Colonial Williamsburg and Busch Gardens! The unit did show a bit of wear - the carpeting could be replaced and one of our t... Read more
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Submitted on 11-07-2016
When entering this Resort the grounds are beautiful! The pool is wonderful as well. When my husband when to check us in they immediately wanted us to schedule a timeshare presentation. We have 3 children and were only going to be there for barely 2 days it made no sense to spend 2 hours doing this. Also I'm glad we hadn't because when we checked into our (1st) room it was awful! It was falling apart, the floors were not vacuumed, the bathrooms were dirty, the televisions looked like the televisi... Read more
from
Submitted on 12-07-2016
We stayed at the Powhatan Resort for one week and found the location to be perfect for all of the attractions that Williamsburg has to offer. The location is also conveniently close to restaurant and grocery stores. We stayed in a 2 bedroom unit (king and two twin beds). The condo was spacious enough for our family of 4. The condo could use some remodeling as the whole unit was very dated (especially the bathrooms). There is absolutely no room for food storage in the kitchen so if you are l... Read more
from Philadelphia
Submitted on 13-07-2016
This resort is gorgeous. The grounds are amazing, complete with a historic property, beautiful ponds, a coffee house and a lovely pool. My friends and I were shocked when we arrived to see the size of our room. We stayed in one of the newly renovated lofts... It was complete with a full kitchen, washer and dryer, a living room with flat screen TV, a master suite with a king sized bed, a flatscreen (YES! Also in the bedroom!), a closet, a bathroom. Then there was ANOTHER full bathroom. It had an ... Read more
from New jersey
Submitted on 13-07-2016
This is our first time here. It has potential to be a great resort however needs major updates. The wifi is awful and our room was so outdated I think the last time it was ever painted or cleaned for that matter was in the 80s. Our two bedroom two bathroom unit had only one shower the size of a shower in an RV. There is a tub in the master bathroom only however there is not enough hot water to fill the tub. The first night our keys never worked and we were required to show our ID and get a ... Read more
from Atlanta, Georgia
Submitted on 13-07-2016
The Resort, when you first pull in, is charming. Colonial Williamsburg-style buildings, with a fife-and-drum serenade at certain times of the day, an original Taliaferro manor house first built in 1745, and restored in 1948, and 845 1,2, 3 and 4 BR units tucked in small clapboard buildings arranged on "village-y" streets. Security at the front gate. We were in a 2-BR/ 2 BA unit, one with a king-size bed, and the second with twin beds. Kitchen was reasonably well stocked, and there was a smal... Read more
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Submitted on 16-07-2016
I purchased this stay from Groupon and it was definitely worth the price . I read a lot of reviews and it scared me half to death. I must say I understand what a lot of the negativity was directed towards but overall I had an average stay condo was not properly checked prior to us checking in and we didn't have linens for the pull out and we had to call for those and there was no tv in the 2nd bedroom also we had chips under the pull out and on the sofa the deck handle was broken overall it wasn... Read more
from Baltimore, Maryland
Submitted on 17-07-2016
We stayed the entire week at this resort. I loved the spacious rooms. They were clean but not extremely clean. I found socks next to the bed from the previous occupants. I also found other items in the room from them as well. They don't clean daily which is something I enjoy on vacation also. The wi-fi was terrible. .The workers were very kind, friendly and accommodating. The outdoor pool was fantastic. The gym was clean and very good as well. The restaurant on the premises was good as... Read more
from New Jersey
Submitted on 17-07-2016
we own a condo here and it's lovely to stay. the pool is huge (there are three, not counting the hot tub and indoor pool). the condos are nicely updated and extremely clean. the resort has great history and is really nice to stay at. if you're looking for a great place to stay in Williamsburg, definitely considering coming here!
from Nashville, Tennessee
Submitted on 18-07-2016
My wife and I spent a week here and really enjoyed our stay. Since it was just me and my wife we rented a single bedroom suite. The suite we stayed in was recently renovated and was very nice and comfortable. The property is well maintained and the staff were very friendly. If you have kids, there are several activities through out the week to keep them entertained when your not touring the area or visiting the local parks. We would recommend Powhatan to anyone spending vacation time in Wil... Read more
from Virginia Beach, Virginia
Submitted on 18-07-2016
I had to leave the resort to write this review from another public wifi, because the wifi at the resort isn't even marginally useful. The unit is dated, designed sometime 25 years ago, and could use a couple hours of real housekeeping. When we reached out to resort GM Johnson for all of this, he was full of excuses and no solutions. He really didn't seem to want to be bothered. So we just won't bother to come back.
from Mullica Hill, New Jersey
Submitted on 18-07-2016
Gorgeous resort..3 pools- indoor and 2 outdoor-1 child area pool- crafts-lots of great activities- you can book a trip to Washington through the plantation...Spacious rooms- they have a store- a restaurant on premises, the old plantation manor is still center of this beautiful resort..We wouldn't think of staying anywhere else- we come back year after year...Busch gardens and water park close by... Lots of shopping- restaurants close also...
from
Submitted on 19-07-2016
We just left this resort and it was disgusting. It might look nice on the outside but it is gross on the inside. We arrived there 6 hours after check in and we were told there was a maintenance issue with the place we had booked so we had to wait and hour for them to find another unit for us. The place they put us in was GROSS. I find it funny they leave a note that says they clean under the bed yet they don't clean the showers!!?! They clearly never clean the shower. We complained and they jus... Read more
from Cleveland, Ohio
Submitted on 19-07-2016
I stayed here several years ago with a friend. While the resort is older, the 2 bedroom/2 bath condo we had was very neat and clean, and had everything we could have needed for our stay. It was too cold when we were there to use the outdoor pool, and we did not use the indoor one. They still had the units with the private hot tubs, which was nice to have, though I understand they took those out since I have been there. The grounds were very well kept, and the tour of the house is a nice touc... Read more
from Chandler, Arizona
Submitted on 20-07-2016
This was our second time to the Powhatan Resort! Few minor issues: 1. Bed mattress was turned 90 degress to the bed frame! 2. Bath drain was clogged! 3. Door deadbolt lock did not lock, but was fixed very quickly when called! 4. Facility landscaping was awesome! 5. Pool managers cleared the pool when lightening and thunderstorms moved in!
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Submitted on 20-07-2016
I traveled here as a group for a family vacation. The resort itself is very nice and pretty, however, the condos need severe work. From the pain to the decorating, everything needs updating. Also, the rooms could use a good, deep clean. The air conditioner also seemed to be a problem during our trip; it would work for a while and then seem to stop working until we shut it off for awhile and started it again. Again, I think that probably has to do with the fact that the condos are in dire need o... Read more
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Submitted on 24-07-2016
I found a great deal on this place and jumped on it. It was only after I booked that I saw a bunch of negative reviews... I got really nervous... I had planned a trip for 12 adults and was becoming unsure if the resort would be as fun and relaxing as we had hoped. I was pleasantly surprised constantly after my arrival. The check-in process was quick and easy and so informative (I also skipped out of the "welcome package" meeting so we were not bombarded with timeshare pushes). The rooms were... Read more
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Submitted on 24-07-2016
We stayed in a two bedroom, two bath condo and it was very nice and conveniently located for all the sight seeing we planned in the area. The resort itself is very nice and offers lots of amenities. The condo was very clean and the kitchen had all the appliances, cookware and dishes we needed to have a meal or two per day in the condo. The check-in process was very easy and smooth. We were given the opportunity to hear a sales pitch, but politely declined and nothing else was said, no pressu... Read more
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Submitted on 24-07-2016
This is a Diamond Resorts timeshare that has a high standard. However, the Internet is intermittent, and our room was not clean when we got in. I will say that the staff acted very swiftly to correct the problems. There is not much to do on the resort itself, but it is in the middle of a very historic area that includes Yorktown, Jamestown, and Colonial Williamsburg. I have stayed here twice and would again.
from Haslett, Michigan
Submitted on 25-07-2016
This resort is nestled on an historic plantation, which is neat to walk through. However, we found both of our stays to be simply okay. There are activities to do for the family, and a nice enough pool area that is very good sized. However, the rooms and grounds do not stand out in any other decernable manner. Since its in Williamsburg, it is near many activities and historic areas, so that is certainly a bonus.
from ripley wv
Submitted on 25-07-2016
We just spent a week at the resort. I found the grounds to be gorgeous and very well maintained. The activities and amenities are extensive, especially for the price we paid, which was VERY reasonable. They did ask a couple of times about time share pitch and we just said no. It wasn't pressure at all. The pools were nice even though the family pool did get crowded. The adult pool was great! The gym could use some expansion, it was really too small for the number of guests trying to use it b... Read more
from Shenandoah
Submitted on 26-07-2016
Stayed here in March 2016. No problems with check in(they did not pressure us to listen to the time share talk!) Beautiful grounds, flowers, etc. We had a two bedroom 2 bath room on the second floor. It was immaculate!! (I am VERY fussy about cleanliness) Kitchen fully ready to use with coffee, sugar, dish soap, laundry soap, The unit was very comfortable with a small outdoor deck, living room and dining area. We were there off season so had no problem with noise, etc. Very convenient to... Read more
from Alexandria, VA
Submitted on 27-07-2016
We stayed there one night in mid July. We chose this property because it had 2 bedrooms, so with the pull out couch it slept 6 people. There are 3 pools, the water is quite warm, there was a live band in the evening which was loud, but pretty good music. The 3 little ones we had with us swam and then we walked back to the condo. We ordered dinner for pickup from the bar/grill. It is dark and felt dirty although I am sure it was clean. We ordered salads, they were fine. The property manage... Read more
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Submitted on 27-07-2016
Went to the time share presentation in order to get cheaper Busch gardens tickets for the family. We were told it would be 90min but it was more than 3 hours. Not worth it for the tickets, they were extremely pushy and unpleasant. Otherwise, the place was fine.
from Manassas, Virginia
Submitted on 27-07-2016
I purchased this trip on Groupon and planned a Mother's Day Trip for my Mom, sister and I, and my 2 cousins who are like sisters to me and their mother. We checked in on Friday afternoon. They had plenty of people working at the check in desk and although they were busy the line moved fast. The staff was very friendly and made us feel welcome. Our condo was very nice, clean and comfortable. There was plenty of room for all 6 of us ladies and we had a Mother's Day weekend together we will rememb... Read more
from Edinburg, Virginia
Submitted on 28-07-2016
This resort could be amazing. There is plenty to do and its not too far from all the activities of Williamsburg. I was only staying for two nights so maybe I was not a priority. I checked in for a relaxing time before another business trip. My tv was not working and at nearly 100 degrees outside I was not venturing out. It took 2 hours for maintenance to get to me and then they just said it was a problem but they couldn't fix. I was never offered another room so basically I had to watch tv on my... Read more
from Maggie Valley, North Carolina
Submitted on 29-07-2016
We have been to this resort a few times. This past stay in June showed what a remarkable transformation is continually occurring there. The unit was clean, comfortable and pleasant. The staff was welcoming and friendly.
from Placencia, Belize
Submitted on 30-07-2016
Let me first say that I like this property. We stayed here previously at the end of June and although we did not get the size room we thought we were getting we enjoyed the property and the maintenance and housekeeping staff were responsive and friendly. We decided to come back this month for a family weekend getaway. Check in went smoothly. The problem was that there was large group of rowdy drunk people above us that woke up my wife and the kids. Security came out twice and the mosque didn't s... Read more
from Huntington, New York
Submitted on 31-07-2016
We stayed here in early June. Two bedroom unit was very clean and well equipped . Kitchen was small as are the bathrooms but they are nicely maintained and very clean. Furniture was good but could use updating. Beds very comfortable. Odd connection to a sunporch made it hard to totally darken the bedroom but not so bad that it kept us awake. Beautiful grounds. Best pool setup I have encountered at a smaller resort and really nicely maintained. Lovely grounds for walking and a bucolic setting but... Read more
from Havre de Grace, Maryland
Submitted on 01-08-2016
Since I couldn't give this 3 and a half stars, I figured my experience is closer to 3 than 4. Overall my vacation here wasn't really bad, but there were some things that need to be addressed in the future. We checked in on a Friday around 4:30 and hearing from other reviews, expected to wait a very long time in line. Well, there were only 7 people in front of me and the front desk had 6 people working, so I waited at most 7 or 8 minutes. This was a huge plus. Another plus was the service receive... Read more
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Submitted on 02-08-2016
We were in the area mainly to enjoy Busch Gardens and Water Country. Nice condos, even if the bed was pretty darn hard/uncomfortable. Great area near many things to do and see. Especially enjoyed its proximity to Duck Donuts!
from White Marsh, Maryland
Submitted on 02-08-2016
My whole family spent 8 days and 7 nights on this beautiful resort, the grounds were beautiful and clean, pools were awesome with may feet options and an adult pool which was very romantic, lots of activities, the units are very nice and well maintained, its nice how you can connect the units to form one big house if you have a large family. We cant wait to return.
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Submitted on 03-08-2016
We're returning guests of the Powhatan, been here a few times. So I think I have a balanced perspective on the place. There are many things that are EXCELLENT about it: * The activities center has fun and very inexpensive things for the entire family to enjoy. We painted clay piggy banks/vases. It was only $5 each and they had a large assortment to satisfy boys and girls. We etched glass on a different day, very cool process, made some NICE mementos of our vacation, also only $5. * The poo... Read more
from South Windsor, Connecticut
Submitted on 04-08-2016
Been going to The Powhatan for years. Love it there. Always clean update rooms. This year I used the gym for the first time and it's has nice equipment but seem alot of people like to use it as well. It could use it being a little bit bigger so people and move around more comfortably. The activities staff is great had a nice time making tye-die shirts and enjoyed all the pool events. My only complaint was on one of our days there it was very hot and tons of people were trying to cool down in the... Read more
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Submitted on 04-08-2016
Check in was no problem. It was about 5pm..do no issues. We were given a 2 bedroom 2nd floor on an older unit. It was clean but outdated. Dudnt really care as we never cooked a meal or watched tv on the old tube units It's vacation time..too exhausted to do more than crash at the end of day. The 10 Day resort fee wasn't worth it for us. I would have gladly turned it down. That is the only weird catch. I shouldn't have to pay 70.00 to use the pool for the week. Resort should understand that... Read more
from Exeter, New Hampshire
Submitted on 05-08-2016
My husband and I spent a week in April accompanied by our 2 year old daughter. The grounds were pretty, the pools were nice and clean, but the condo was in need of repairs, everything was very worn out, stained and some items dangerous. The sheets were clean enough, but we put towels down when we sat on the furniture. Some of the gardens on the grounds were nice and the ponds were attractive to look at but stagnant. Several times our assigned parking space was taken and we had to find another s... Read more
from Virginia Beach, Virginia
Submitted on 06-08-2016
The resort itself is absolutely beautiful. Driving through the gate and seeing the historic home, the grounds - lovely! The room was clean and much bigger than I thought it would be. The furniture seems a bit dated, but nothing to complain about. We thoroughly enjoyed the pool, which had a movie playing one night, as well as the cabana and the service there (I forgot his name) was excellent. Now the negative, which was a big one for me. You go to check in, you're excited, ready to go to th... Read more
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Submitted on 06-08-2016
We just spent a week at The Historic Powhatan. I was really worried after reading all of these bad reviews and considered canceling...glad that I didn't! We arrived around noon on Monday and they had our room ready! We requested an updated room, which it was (kinda). 2nd floor 2 bd/2br with plenty of space, nice kitchen, clean bathrooms, etc. The couch was older and worn and uncomfortable. The sheets and towels were nice and clean. The bed was hard as a brick...ugh. My back is still sore. The ... Read more
from Lake City, Florida
Submitted on 07-08-2016
We just got home from a week at this resort. It was a family vacation with myself, husband, son and his family. I must admit I was a bit apprehensive after I booked our rooms when I read so many negative reviews. But we had absolutely no problems. We arrived at approx. 5 PM on a Saturday. Check-in was a breeze and we were soon in our units. We had two- two bedroom lock-offs so we had the downstairs and upstairs to ourselves. We were in renovated units. We found them to be clean and spacious. The... Read more
from Lynchburg, Virginia
Submitted on 08-08-2016
Facility and units seem to be well maintained but common areas show wear and tear. Pools in Rio looked clearer than this place. Lights will not work at mini golf. Units are very clean but poorly laid out. There are two and three stories to deal with.
from Easton, Maryland
Submitted on 10-08-2016
We recently stayed two nights and had a lovely time. I would caution anyone who has an upstairs unit and small children to bring a baby gate. There is no door at the top of the steps and if you have toddlers/small children an accident is waiting to happen. The checkout instructions could have been clearer too. But, I would stay again.
from Woodbury Heights, New Jersey
Submitted on 10-08-2016
Let me start out by saying we checking in at about 1am, everything went smooth, they were open 24 hours a day, I had read others that said this process took a long time. Our plan was to hang out at the resort as a family, and spend time together, that is what we did. Before I get into the resort, let's talk about the condo. We had an upstairs unit, it was very spacious and had everything that you could need In the kitchen, toaster, microwave,plates, cups, etc. There was 2 tvs, one in the livi... Read more
from Delmar, New York
Submitted on 10-08-2016
We took our two grandsons, age 5 and 3 for a family vacation. The pools are fantastic for all ages. There is a wading pool for the wee ones, another about 3-4 foot, a third for laps or fun - 3-6 ft. and then an adult only pool. We spent hours in the pool - so much fun. There is free mini golf. Spent a lot of time there too. We had both the downstairs and upstairs since our adult children were coming later. The downstairs had an area that was perfect for a playroom. (when my husband and ... Read more
from Albany, New York
Submitted on 10-08-2016
We actually got 6 units, including one handicap unit for a relative that had a recent operation. Powhatan was very helpful, arranged most units together and all of the non- handicapped units had been refurbished. The grounds were well taken care of.
from Ojai, California
Submitted on 11-08-2016
Check in was a breeze, accommodations what we requested. Rooms clean. Everyone friendly. Pools are great. Close to Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown. The only reason I didn't give it a 5? That rating is reserved for places like The Plaza in NYC or Fairmont in San Francisco. I would recommend to all. We live in Southern California, my son and his family are in North Carolina. I would definitely come back. It's truly beautiful. The photos on the website don't do it justice.
from Cary, North Carolina
Submitted on 12-08-2016
We stayed here on July 26, 2016 for one night...ice machine in fridge did not work at all and it was during a really bad heat wave in Williamsburg (over 110 degree heat index). Also, it's been almost 3 weeks and I still don't have my $100 hotel deposit back. It sounds like this is a hotel policy to hold money from customers and make the interest off of the charge for a couple of weeks before they return it. It should be returned the day of checkout (no exceptions and not acceptable)! So totally ... Read more
from Greenville, North Carolina
Submitted on 14-08-2016
I visited the Historic Powhatan Resort about three weeks ago for 4 days. My family and myself had a 3 bedroom unit. It was very spacious. LOTS of stairs but the kids were happy. There was a well stocked kitchen and an outdoor deck. There were many lakes and pathways to just explore. My son said that he found 6 Pokemons....The grounds are beautiful and well-kept. It was about a 15 minute drive to Busch Gardens and Water Country. Checking in was my least pleasant experience. There was a ridiculou... Read more
from Trinity, North Carolina
Submitted on 04-09-2016
The accommodations were clean and roomy. The location was easy access to eateries and attractions. My only complaint was that I had to call 3 times to get more towels as they did not come to refresh the rooms. Also, the indoor pool was not monitored as there was way more than 30 people in the pool who were not supervised by adults. Check in is at 4pm and check out at 10am. We tried to check in at 8pm and it was a huge line with a 45 minute wait. We came back an hour and a half later and was able... Read more
from Poughkeepsie, New York
Submitted on 05-09-2016
This is a beautiful resort. It is part of a time sharing group but you can book a room (actually mini apartments) on line. Views are great, pool and activities available and not far from downtown Williamsburg. Shopping nearby and lots of restaurants if you don't want to cook. Love this place!!
from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 05-09-2016
We stayed through the Diamond Resorts and were very pleased with our stay. Our condo was nice but a little dated. The grounds are beautiful. There are plenty of activities for families on the resort. There are separate pools for adults and children. Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. About 15 minutes from Colonial Williamsburg.
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Submitted on 06-09-2016
We stayed at this resort last year and liked the space provided however the tooms were old and dated and cleanliness was questionable. We decided to stay again because of the space and we are now traveling with a wheelchair bound amputee. Let me start by saying that we were overly impressed. The room was immaculate this time and everything was new! The room was 100% ada! The shower the doors the bed height everything. This room was perfect for our family size and ada needs. The same accommodatin... Read more
from Ashburn, Va
Submitted on 08-09-2016
We visited in July. We stayed in a 2 bedroom unit and it was very spacious and comfortable. We actually had additional guests join us and they slept on the pull out couch. Full kitchen, 2 full and spacious bathrooms, comfortable beds, 3 TV's , wifi and a balcony with table and chairs. We were in an upstairs unit which allowed a space by the down stairs entrance door for us to leave shoes. We visited the pools - there are 3 in one area. One is adults only, the other 2 are open to families. ... Read more
from Midlothian, Virginia
Submitted on 08-09-2016
I stayed for the Labor Day weekend and it was a great last weekend of the summer quick getaway. The units are VERY spacious. I stayed in a 2 bdrm bath ground level unit which was beautiful. Comfy king size bed in the master, 2 dbl beds in the 2nd bdrm, and a queen size pull out couch. Our unit had a "sun room" which we loved! The kitchen is stocked with EVERYTHING you need to cook (if you choose to) you just supply the food. There are several grills cleverly placed all throughout the property a... Read more
from Virginia
Submitted on 11-09-2016
This resort is spread over several hundred acres with duck ponds, swimming pools, "putt-putt" golf, tennis courts and in the evening historical crafts and lectures. The condos are split units with guests renting either the upstairs or downstairs unit. Each unit has two bedrooms, pull out couch, sitting area off of the "master bedroom", family area with a large TV, kitchen, refrigerator, dishwasher, stove, and small washer/dryer unit. The master bedroom has an attached bathroom; the second bedr... Read more
from Columbia, Maryland
Submitted on 13-09-2016
All I can say is from the moment we went through the main gate I felt like I was in the movie "Dirty Dancing" Great price for 1-day stay and of course Williamsburg is beautiful! the row houses are awesome, I felt like I was in my own home. Anyone going to Williamsburg should stay here. you will not regret it
from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 14-09-2016
Wasn't horrible but it wasn't the cleanest resort we've ever stayed at. The front desk was VERY pushy about the sales pitch for a time share, so we will never go back. It was relatively inexpensive and was close to everything we wanted to visit.
from Edgewater
Submitted on 14-09-2016
This is not a horrible place to stay, though other resorts in the area are better maintained for the same price. We had heard that some rooms had been renovated, but were unable to get one. The check in process was quick and the staff was friendly. The concierge was extremely adament on trying to get us to go to the sales meeting. After telling them three times that we did not want to attend, we politely thanked them for the welcome package and walked away. Wi-Fi service was sporadic. We used ou... Read more
from Chandler, Texas
Submitted on 15-09-2016
The resort was very nice. The grounds were amazingly clean and well kept. The resort was very secure and well monitored. We were in a two bedroom unit. It was really beautiful, clean and provided every amenity that you could need!! Great stay and looking forward to our next visit.
from cloverdale
Submitted on 16-09-2016
Stayed 6 nights on an Interval Getaway. Staff was wonderful. We had a problem with our tv and had a crack in a wine glass and they they fixed and replaced quickly. There was a bag of garbage left from downstairs unit near front door that took a couple of days to remove. Got a call to take timeshare tour even though we told them we had already done one with Diamond. Stay away from that. Several ponds are available for fishing. Private property and you do not need a license. Some decent bass are i... Read more
from london
Submitted on 16-09-2016
Chose this resort randomly through booking.com and was happy I did. Excellent accommodation with excellent amenities. Great facilities on site and reasonably priced. Huge grounds and touring the old house is very cool. Great facilities for kids. 10 min drive to Williamsburg. Good security. All round very good. Only dropped a star because flat wasnt as clean as i expected( stain on floor) and dishwasher contained dirty stuff from last occupier. Otherwise it would have hit 5 stars. that good... Read more
from Los Alamos, New Mexico
Submitted on 20-09-2016
This property is beautiful. The accommodations are excellent. Customer service was excellent. It is close to Jamestown with an easy drive to all area sights and locations to include the Newport News Intl Airport. This was a very nice timeshare with combo washer/dryer unit, gas fireplace, and nice deck area.
from Herndon, VA
Submitted on 20-09-2016
We came for a week in September 2016 on a timeshare swap. Powhatan Resort is a Diamond Resort which, we learned during a briefing, specializes in buying distressed properties and re-doing them. Our until was a 2 bedroom - one king and one set of twin beds. I give them credit for good mattresses, pillows and towels. However the furniture was beat up. The blender did not work - and to give credit - the housekeeping staff quickly replaced it and brought us a bag of ice when I discovered the ice mak... Read more
from Roanoke, VA
Submitted on 20-09-2016
We just got back today from a very nice stay for 5 days 4 nights in a 2 bedroom ground unit. We booked through a private individual, so not sure how we got the remodeled side. Everything was very clean and the furnishings were very nice. I would highly recommended staying here. Pools beautiful. Extras were a blessing, salt and pepper, dish and dishwasher soap, trash bags, scrub pad, laundry detergent, and some coffee, tea, sugar, filters to get you started. If you get a chance, go sit outs... Read more
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 21-09-2016
Traveled to Williamsburg, Va from New York City for a sibling weekend get together. After a busy traffic adventure we arrived at the resort. Upon entering the gates this resort and layout was just beautiful from the reception, our suite, to checkout was flawlessly presented. Next time in area it's the Powhatan for this family
from Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Submitted on 21-09-2016
Had upstairs unit by request, After resting from the drive to resort was Leaving a bedroom via the hall bathroom, now realizing it had gotten dark in the unit, Attempted to find a light switch feeling along the wall, unfortunately I found the stairwell instead ....... Result: fell down approx 8 stairs, resulted in broken shoulder rib and thumb evident by urgent care visit next morning. We notified management who came to take pics of the stairs, wall etc., accident report with our contact info, ... Read more
from Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Submitted on 21-09-2016
We were in a first floor 1 bedroom apartment with everything we needed except the food. It had a full kitchen. From what I understand, the 2nd floor apartments have a condensed kitchen. It is quite stunning. We were located near everything. The grounds are beautiful and we were able to walk to about everything we wanted to do. We visited the general store and Ryan, the clerk, was so very helpful to us. We inquired about purchasing pillows and bedding because it is like heaven sleeping the... Read more
from Taylor, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 23-09-2016
I started timeshare ownership at Powhatan around 1994 and I have seen the good, bad, and ugly sides of this resort. I came to Powhatan Plantation for a few weeks in August/September of 2016. It was a surprisingly fantastic experience! The unit I had was great. I was in an accommodated unit due to the mobility issues of my mother. The unit was a two-bedroom, 2 bathroom on the ground floor. Kali Thomas at the VIP Concierge and Ricky at the front desk were particularly helpful in ensuring m... Read more
from Pennsylvania
Submitted on 25-09-2016
We booked the Historic Powhatan Resort through a timeshare exchange using RCI. RCI told us about the daily activity fee of $10 a day before we booked, so we weren't surprised at check in. We had a 3 bedroom unit and by luck were placed in unit 15-4, which was an easy walk to everything on the resort. There were five of us on this vacation: my parents (in their 60s), myself, my husband, and our 2 year old son. Although the resort isn't perfect, it's still very nice and we would recommend it to ot... Read more
from Charlottesville, Virginia
Submitted on 25-09-2016
As others have noted, the check in process is definitely a con to this location. We had to wait a while to get up to the counter, and then had to wait a while at the counter. The room we were supposed to have was apparently occupied and they had to find another. We had requested a top floor but wound up with a bottom floor room. Then the concierge tried to sell us on some vacation package. Their gift bag or whatever isn't worth the spiel; it is just a little packet of coffee which they have... Read more
from Stockbridge, Georgia
Submitted on 25-09-2016
Had a two bedroom grown floor unit and the place was nice and lots of room. Patio off living room. Staff was great and helpful. Nice inside and outside pools. There is a coffee shop and general store at the resort. The grounds are beautiful and we were able to walk to about everything we wanted to do.
from La Plata, Maryland
Submitted on 26-09-2016
We stayed at one of the two bedroom condos for two nights with friends who had rented for the week. The exterior of the buildings were dirty -- need lots of cleaning. The inside of their condo was clean, except for the carpet which seriously needed cleaning. The furniture was oversized for the unit and drab. The second bedroom was very small with twin beds and a bureau. The second bathroom was off the living room and also very small. There are much better time-share resorts in the area.
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Submitted on 27-09-2016
My husband and I rented a 2 bedroom/2 bath ground floor unit for our vacation to Williamsburg. When we first arrived, check in was a breeze and the concierge desk was very informative. We requested to be as close to the indoor pool as possible and the front desk was very accommodating to our request. We found our unit with no problem and it was beautiful! It was newly remodeled and spotlessly clean. The beds were comfortable and the pillows were like sleeping on a cloud. I actually plan on purch... Read more
from Bowling Green, Ohio
Submitted on 28-09-2016
Overall, we enjoyed our stay here. We had a two bedroom suite on the first floor near the pool. I traveled with my husband and 18 month daughter. Pros: The amount of space in the suite was great. My daughter had her own room and we were able to relax in the living room/kitchen at night after she went to bed without bothering her. The full kitchen was also great so that we didn't have to eat out all of the time. The outdoor pools were beautiful and we enjoyed using them. The mini-golf course at ... Read more
from Callicoon Center
Submitted on 28-09-2016
Love this place. Beautiful grounds. It's like a gated community. Units are spacious and well kept. All the kitchen appliances are modern. There is adequate dishes and place settings as well as pots and pans. Pretty much everything except the food.
from Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Submitted on 30-09-2016
We didn't actually stay at resort. Went to tour the manor house and surrounding grounds. Such a beautiful place. The manor house is open to the public, tour at your leisure. It's not like other open houses, you can walk and touch, sit, and look at everything in house but the third floor and basement. All the pieces are reproductions so no harm! The house has been updated to include air/heat and bathrooms. Isuggest going to the general store behind the house and purchasing the ghost book about th... Read more
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Submitted on 04-10-2016
Love this place. Very spacious. Two bathrooms in a one bedroom suite. I love that. Had stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave. This was a very nice place to stay and I surely stay again. Had indoor and outdoor pool. Play area for kids, putt putt golf, a bar and restaurant, a country store, coffee shop
from Waldorf, Maryland
Submitted on 04-10-2016
My family and I decided to take a short getaway and visited Williamsburg, Virginia. We were seeking accommodations that would be nice, quiet and relaxing. After seeing some pictures of this place and reading about all it had to offer, we decided this would be our home away from home for a few days. Well, we learned a valuable lesson by choosing this place. The lesson was this. Everything that glitters is NOT gold. When we arrived, there was literally an 1.5 hour wait before we could check in. ... Read more
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Submitted on 06-10-2016
I definitely was not expecting all that this place had to offer! Very cute little condo/apartment-buildings with everything you could need - kitchen with dishes, fridge, washer/dryer! Even the regular "one bedroom" units had a king size bed with private bathroom and there was also an upstairs loft with a very comfy pull out couch, tv, etc. The resort was very clean, nicely decorated, linens were neat & tidy. The check in process was a little lengthy and unnecessary but overall I would definite... Read more
from Catlett
Submitted on 06-10-2016
The grounds were very well kept plenty to do on the premises. The room was clean and very accommodating. We would definitely stay here again. The resort is close to stores and other attractions. One thing we did not like about check-in is after we checked in they told us to go to the hospitality desk and receive our 'welcome packet'. It was a very pushy sales pitch. I would recommend staying here but would refuse the 'welcome packet' I rate it a 4 because of the sales pitch. We were really t... Read more
from Virginia Beach, Virginia
Submitted on 07-10-2016
Check-In: We arrived right at 4pm, thankfully there was only 1 person ahead of us. By the time we completed check-in, the line was huge. Checked in by Ricky, he was nice. Concierge: I was told to get a welcome packet -- Cora spoke with us...I politely advised i wasn't interested in the 90 minute session. I finally had to say look, NO means NO. Getting the welcome packet and interacting with the concierge desk wasn't worth the harassment for a few brochures and a coffee packet. Stay clear... Read more
from Woodbridge, Virginia
Submitted on 08-10-2016
Had a discount deal for 3 nights in well equipped condo to explore Colonial Williamsburg - wonderful for all history lovers. Just be prepared to endure 90 minute timeshare kind of presentation to get wonderful discounts, and just say No! to avoid signing contract!!
from Washington DC, District of Columbia
Submitted on 10-10-2016
I rented a unit from airBnB. The host was very responsive and the unit was lovely. However, upon check-in, I was required to fill out a form with personal information. I did so reluctantly. I expressly told them not to share the information with "partners". I specifically told them it was not to be used to contact me. The called me twice during my two day stay to try and sell me a time-share. They have called me twice a week or more attempting to sell me a time-share. Despite my requests that... Read more
from Princess Anne, Maryland
Submitted on 16-10-2016
We stayed at this resort for a weekend getaway to Busch Gardens / Howl O Scream. I can't say enough about how pleased I was with our accomidations! We had a party of 6: myself, my husband, my son, 2 of my son's teenage friends, and my daughter. There was plenty of room for all of us without feeling crowded. We had a 2nd floor condo that provided great views of the beautiful grounds and was within walking distance of the pool, mini golf course, and basketball court. The condo was updated and beau... Read more
from Syracuse, New York
Submitted on 17-10-2016
My family (6 adults, 2 toddlers) spent a week (October 1-8, 2016). We had chosen this resort because it was close to Williamsburg and could accommodate all of us on two floors. We were pleasantly surprised to find out that we spent more time at the resort than at Williamsburg. There was something for everyone- 4 outdoor pools (one for over 18 only), an indoor pool and 3 hot tubs with towels provided. Everyday there were new crafts for the family to do together. They also had racket ball, tennis... Read more
from Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Submitted on 18-10-2016
We stayed at the Powhatan recently and were impressed by the resort. The grounds are very well kept, the gardeners and maintenance men were hard at work all the time keeping the place looking good. The unit was clean and comfortable although rather dark, we had to have the lights on all the time. Some of the furniture could do with being replaced - not all the drawers could be used. It would be helpful for non American visitors if there were instructions for the oven, microwave, food disposal t... Read more
from derbyshire
Submitted on 18-10-2016
Stayed in a superior condo. which it certainly was, staff were brilliantly helpful, beds very very comfortable and the private whirlpool attached to the condo was sublime. Great pool, beautiful grounds. really really recommend this place.
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Submitted on 19-10-2016
We spend our honeymoon at the Historic Powhatan Resort 19 years ago. We have returned several times. This time we had an upstairs apartment that was perfect for our needs. Two king size bed rooms with televisions and large baths. We had a nice size kitchen (not really a kitchenette to us) and a quaint living/dining area with another television and fire place. Great mini washer/dryer combo. It was perfect! We were able to visit Colonial Williamsburg and then return to a great environment f... Read more
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Submitted on 30-10-2016
Let me start with a huge Thank You to a couple that works there Mr & Mrs.Potter!!! I am sorry I am bad with names so I can't remember there first names. Me and my husband for checking in after a six-hour trip there and I have not read the fine print and was being turned away when Mrs. Potter save my vacation!! The accommodations were awesome! The grounds are beautiful! It was one of the best weekend visits to VA I have had ! As I come to VA every month to two .
from Killington, Vermont
Submitted on 01-11-2016
A great place to stay whilst visiting colonial Williamsburg and Busch Gardens. Plenty of amenities and plenty of room for couples or families. There is on site a restaurant, gym, walking paths and in summer pools, playground. golf and rlated things to do. Not too far away is Norfolk, Yorktown and Jamestown. To see all you need more than a couple of days.
from Land O Lakes, Florida
Submitted on 02-11-2016
This facility is consistently quality. Clean, comfortable, roomy, and well-appointed at a reasonable price. Amenities include indoor pool, outdoor pool, racquetball courts, miniature golf, etc. While not gourmet, there is a bar and grill with reasonable food at reasonable prices. Only complaint is their incessant need to sell a time-share.
from Edmonds, Washington
Submitted on 02-11-2016
Our extended family has met at Powhatan Resort multiple times over the years and would have characterized it as clean and adequate but tired. This past week we met there again and were surprised at every turn. The renovated units were lovely and the indoor pool was improved since our last visit. But it was really the staff that made it a great experience. Without exception staff members in every area were helpful and quick to respond to our requests. The activities were great for our grandk... Read more
from Vienna, Virginia
Submitted on 03-11-2016
We stayed here same time last year and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We were lucky to have the chance to return for a few days this year. Both times, we were assigned a renovated two bedroom upper unit. It had two master bedrooms with bathrooms, living/dining room, balcony and fully equipped kitchen. Everything was clean and in great condition. I appreciated the thoughtfulness of leaving us enough coffee filters for our entire stay, dish detergent, a sponge etc. The grounds were beautiful a... Read more
from Pennsburg, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 04-11-2016
I went to Powhatan as a kid & was extremely disappointed. While the grounds look as beautiful as when I was young, the quality of our unit was very poor. One of my biggest issues was 'Concierge' lied to me 2X when I asked if it was a sales pitch to receive the discounted tickets. I asked directly if it was a sales pitch when first informed of the discounted tickets & I was told NO by 1 person. When I went to pick up the tickets, someone else said this was only to tell us about the company & not... Read more
from Gainesville, Florida
Submitted on 05-11-2016
We stayed in a very comfortable two bedroom condo on the ground floor. It was located in a very quiet cul de sac. We were not able to use the amenities on the grounds, but the pool looked nice. The customer relations staff at check in were very polite and helpful. We did not like the high pressured feel of the other staff though. They are doing their job, but no one wants to feel pressured to sign up for another promotional vacation when they are checking into the current vacation rental. ... Read more
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Submitted on 07-11-2016
First let me say that this is a very nice place. We stayed here one night for a Halloween trip to Bush Gardens and we got a great rate for a two-bedroom condo. When we arrived to check in around 5PM there was a wait of over an hour. After the check in process we were told to go to the concierge desk for our "welcome packet." That consisted of some coffee and local brochures. And a time-share spiel. I will say the lady who talked to us was very nice. But she assured us, MANY times that if ... Read more
from Chesapeake, Virginia
Submitted on 08-11-2016
Freaking fantastic! Very private, you feel at home. Very secure as well. The most relaxing place to go! The staff are friendly and very helpful with great suggestions of places to see and things to do. If you don't want to go out, you can have take away delivered to your spot.
from Dayton, Ohio
Submitted on 09-11-2016
We rented a 2 bed/2bath condo at Powhatan Resort in October 2016....the condo was very nice, comfortable and had every convenience. It was decorated very nicely, had TV's in every room and had very comfortable beds with great bedding. We rented a 1st floor unit; if we stayed again, we would try to rent a 2nd floor until because of the noise. The unit above us was occupied and while the people were not holding parties or did not have a lot of people staying - it was just noisy when they went u... Read more
from Montreal, Canada
Submitted on 09-11-2016
Rooms definitely need upgrading. No tv in the 2nd bedroom which was a downer for the kids so they slept in the living room. Upstairs guests were very noisy and heard very easily through the ceiling. Other then that no complaints. Nice pool area, nice location.
from Enid, Oklahoma
Submitted on 10-11-2016
I resented being charged $77.70 for "amenities" that I did not use. Amenities used to be part of the hotel/resort customer service. Staff was all very personable and friendly. I would use this resort again if I'm in the area.
from Prince Edward County
Submitted on 13-11-2016
Just returned from five nights in Williamsburg. Our stay at the Powhatan was great. It's a lovely property and very conveniently located. Our one bedroom, ground floor suite was well appointed and perfect for our needs. Nice place to come home to after a day of sightseeing or golf. The fully equipped kitchen made it possible to eat in when we didn't want to go out again in the evening.
from West Virginia
Submitted on 15-11-2016
Was disappointed in this place. It was clean but not easily used for senior citizens. The washer and dryer are on the second floor of the unit. The stairs are like climbing a ladder. Really steep. The bathroom facilities need to be improved. Toilets are too low, and also the vanities. The unit we stayed in smelled like smoke, and there were cigarette holes in the sofa. The TV in the bedrooms are old and there are no dressers to put your clothing in. We are used to sleeping in a king size bed a... Read more
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Submitted on 16-11-2016
No joke, these are townhomes-- big enough to live in. You can cook full meals in the kitchen. The fireplace was a bonus. The beds were comfortable. Everything was very clean! You could tell it had been recently remodeled on the inside. Bedding, decor, and furniture were all beautifully updated. The unit had two bedrooms and a pullout couch. It also had a washer and dryer. Lots of activities-- indoor and outdoor pools, playground, miniature golf, ghost walks (very fairly priced), etc. The grounds... Read more
from Roanoke, United States
Submitted on 19-11-2016
We have stayed here two years In a row for a weekend girls and kids trip. The resort has a nice layout with a cute coffee shop on grounds. There was plenty of space for everybody to spread out. Convenient to everything
from Forest, Virginia
Submitted on 20-11-2016
The grounds are beautiful, the staff is super friendly and professional (at all costs say no to the presentation and the Visa gift card! Why waste your time listening to a high pressure sales pitch when you're there to enjoy Colonial Williamsburg?!). The units are spacious and clean but the living room furniture, cabinetry and bathroom fixtures need updating badly. Other than being well used, the place is quiet, family friendly and has a great "pub" with super good food on site.
from Acworth, Georgia
Submitted on 21-11-2016
My family and I have stayed at the Historic Powhatan Resort several times over the years, and I can say that it used to be better, in my opinion. It is still comfortable for a week long stay; however, we saw some things that made the stay a little less enjoyable. First - the positives - the location is a good one for going to the historic sites (Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, etc.). Close to churches and shopping (food and otherwise), The people there were friendly as well. The unit was clea... Read more
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Submitted on 21-11-2016
I needed a room for one night for my kids and I to sleep (and only sleep) before going to Jamestown the next morning. I arrived at 10:30pm with two young children already sleeping in the car. When I walked in, the lobby was full completely filled with people and a long line to check in. I was told by the concierge that it would take at least 45 minutes waiting in line to check in. I told them I couldn't wait that long because I had two children with me (there wasn't even any place in the lobby ... Read more
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Submitted on 25-11-2016
Let me start off by saying we are Diamond owners. This is a wonderful resort. We did however get the not updated rooms. Carpet was below average, furniture other than the bed was not wonderful. TV in master suite was a 19" tube? ?? No tv at all in small bedroom. The wifi was terrible. No HBO just standard cable. I know the updated units are better but these where not good.
from Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Submitted on 26-11-2016
Stayed At this resort over thanksgiving and the following weekend. Great accommodations and surroundings to walk. Great central location. Units are veery cozy. Restaurant was an unexpected treat on thanksgiving dinner - they had a buffet available.
from Lakeland, FL
Submitted on 27-11-2016
This was my first stay at a Diamond resort and I was completely blown away by our accommodations! I called an hour prior to check-in and asked for a second floor updated unit. I was courteously told absolutely, and that I could even check in early. Upon arrival, I was very impressed with the pristine landscaping. Everything was absolutely gorgeous! I quickly checked in and located our unit. It was unbelievable! Two huge bedrooms with wall-mounted flat screen tvs, two huge bathrooms that had ... Read more
from Fairfax, Virginia
Submitted on 27-11-2016
This resort was absolutely amazing! we had an updated 4 bedroom suite. I would recommend these suites for a better experience. The wifi is not the best as the service was very spotty. The location is close to everything we needed. I would book directly through their website, as going through a third party like VRBO can be a lot more than the rates on the website directly.
from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 28-11-2016
Stayed over thanksgiving, was a xmas gift to us from relative. The property was beautiful and very clean and comfortable. We felt obligated to hear sales pitch for property time share . It was a horrible 2hr and 5 minutes. The sales person (Jennifer) did not accept that we did not and could not afford to buy into time share property. I believe she tried everything to see how long she could keep us in room before walking out. We finally just walked out after 2 hrs.
from Tampa, Florida
Submitted on 01-12-2016
The resort was fine. But if you give them your contact information, you'll get non-stop phone calls and emails soliciting diamond resorts timeshares. This ruined everything nice I remember about the resort.
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