Hotel for BGW

Thursday, April 7, 2005 12:53 PM
This summer I hope to plan a coaster trip for the family. We are thinking CP for one day, one night, then PKI 2 days (maybe 3), and finally Busch Gardens Williamsburg for 2 days.

Now obviously the Hotels for CP and PKI would be Breakers. But for PKI and BGW are there any good hotels?

I know PKI has the Lodge. But what about BGW?

Thanks for all your help. :)

Thursday, April 7, 2005 1:56 PM
Pretty much anything in Williamsburg, VA would be good. Anything from $50/night to $500/night can be spent.

What are you looking for - what to spend, type of area, amenities?

Thursday, April 7, 2005 2:09 PM
We always stay at Embassy Suites. Love the morning breakfasts. It is also a minute walk from a great miniature golf park and Dairy Queen.
Thursday, April 7, 2005 2:09 PM

There is a Hampton Inn not too far from the park that I stayed at last year. It's actually on a backroad that leads straight to the park so you dont even have to bother with the Interstate if you dont want to.

But I'm basically Paris Hilton's bytch and pretty much stick to the Hilton Family hotels (including Hampton) so YMMV.


Thursday, April 7, 2005 2:26 PM
I've always had good success with Hampton, but the Hilton Garden Inn in Williamsburg has been beating Hampton Inn's prices the past couple of times I've been down there. There's a Days Inn Busch Gardens I stayed in last year, across from Water Country USA, that I would recommend staying away from. I had to change rooms four times one night before I actually got an acceptable room:

Room 1: Bathroom flooded
Room 2: Smokers room (I'm allergic to smoke)
Room 3: Someone was already in
Room 4: Finally able to get into a room at about 2:00 am.

Also, stayed at the Plantation resort and had a horrible experience with rooms as well.

I haven't had a problem with the Hilton Garden Inn but it's a little ways away from the park.

Thursday, April 7, 2005 2:45 PM
I usually made BGW a combined trip with Colonial Williamsburg so I stayed at the Governor's Inn, a property owned by Colonial Williamsburg that is on par with the national chains like Days Inn or Comfort Inn.. Nice rooms. If you plan on doing the Colonial Williamsburg thing you can get a yearly pass for almost the daily rate by staying there.
Thursday, April 7, 2005 4:02 PM
We also always stay at Embassy Suites when we visit BGW!!!
Good hotel, decent pool, good sized rooms and a excellant breakfest as part of the cost of your room!!!!!!!
Thursday, April 7, 2005 4:43 PM
Comfort Inn Historic Area
706 Bypass Rd. US 60 , Williamsburg, VA, US, 23185
Phone: (757) 229-9230

That is where I stay when visiting BGW. Its about a 5 minute drive to the park. Nice clean rooms, indoor pool/whirlpool, outdoor pool, and decent free breakfast. All at a reasonable price. Right now its at $69 a night.

Check it out at

*** Edited 4/7/2005 8:44:16 PM UTC by Coasterfantom2***

Thursday, April 7, 2005 5:24 PM

coasterguts said:
There's a Days Inn Busch Gardens I stayed in last year, across from Water Country USA, that I would recommend staying away from. I had to change rooms four times one night before I actually got an acceptable room:

Room 3: Someone was already in

I had the exact same thing happen to me at the exact same Days Inn. It's a shame, too. It's very close to the park. I had a few good experiences there before...then the ball dropped.

Thursday, April 7, 2005 5:40 PM
I stayed at a Motel 6 near Williamsburg. Sure, I paid $39/night, staying 2 nights. But it kinda reminded me of somewhere COPS would be seen taping at... but without the cameras. Next time in the area, I'll happily pay double that or more to stay someplace nicer.
Thursday, April 7, 2005 11:38 PM
We stayed at a koa campground in the area last summer and paid almost $40 a night. Next time we go, we are getting a hotel room.
Friday, April 8, 2005 9:32 AM
We booked a night the Quality Inn at Kingsmill through for one night on our Easter road trip. It was a nice room, and they hosted an awkward but effective continental breakfast. It was a $6 cab ride to the park, which is cool if you want to enjoy the beer too.
Friday, April 8, 2005 9:46 AM
I live in williamsburg... and just this month Greatbear lodge opened and they are advitising 100 off a night.

Great bear also has a hotel by cedar point.

if you need more info e-mail me and I can get it for you

Friday, April 8, 2005 3:43 PM
The last time I was in Williamsburg it was for an extended stay so we sprung for renting a condo at the Kingsmill Resort (owned by Anhesier Busch) it was nice, but on the more expensive side (allthough we saved enough money on eating in breakfast/free laundry to make up for it).

Embassy Suites is a good bet anywhere (national chain including one exit down from PKI) the rooms are big and there is a free full breakfast (omlettes and all) buffet every day. Great Bear is a great resort (I have stayed at their WI Dells property) but it has an indoor waterpark and I highly suggest you go to Water Country USA instead and stay at a cheaper place.

Enjoy the trip, Im jelious, youre hitting 3 of my all time favorite parks and a majority of my top ten steel and wood coasters; if you have any extra time I suggest staying in Williamsburg a little more to do Colonial Willamsburg. *** Edited 4/8/2005 7:44:03 PM UTC by Touchdown***

Friday, April 8, 2005 6:20 PM
Great WOLF Lodge. ;)

And rooms start from $250 - $600/night ... ouch.

Friday, April 8, 2005 9:10 PM
Ah but I was talking about Great Bear being a good resort via me staying at their WI Dells property aka Great Wolf Lodge (which will allways be Black Wolf to me) ;)
Friday, April 8, 2005 10:48 PM
Ahh . I was talking about Earnhart's reply, though. ;)

I live in williamsburg... and just this month Greatbear lodge opened and they are advitising 100 off a night.

Friday, April 8, 2005 11:08 PM
I haven't read the above comments, but here's my two-cents. DO NOT stay at the Four Points Sheraton. We had the worst hotel experience of there that I can remember. I don't know if their ads have changed since last season, but it was false advertising at it's best. It appeared very modern and newly built from pics online, but it was very much the opposite.

The security doors were broken, the hallways/stairwells were dirty and unkept, towels were stained, the pool was nice looking, but was closed the entire day, plus the next morning, with the promise it would be open in a couple of hours...continually. We have young children, and they advertised a playground that didn't exist. Outside of one man at the front desk, nobody gave a rip either. The rooms, overall were good except the towel incident, and the breakfast buffet was nice. But the remainder of our trip was spent at the Best Western on the main drag in Williamsburg, (across from the Japanese Steakhouse, which was awesome!). They had a huge indoor pool, game room, spacious rooms, and a good cont. breakfast. Plus, plenty of restaurant options right across the street.

Sorry to be so negative about the place, but it really was bad! I highly suggest the Best Western though.

Saturday, April 9, 2005 2:24 AM
Actually according to the brochure I got in the mail, the cheapest room at Great Wolf is $299 before the discount and the $100 discount is weeknights only. $50 discount on weekends. Both drop to $25 after June 23rd.

Like Orlando there a many hotels in the area. I prefer to stay near the historic district, or just drive down from my mother-in-law's house in Richmond.

Saturday, April 9, 2005 2:36 AM
Well...will be staying first or second week of July, and we are looking for a nice hotel. Something like the breakers at CP. Anything attached to the park, owned by the park, or on park property would be great too. Does the Great/Black Wolf/Bear lodge have an indoor waterpark?

Oh, and were just looking for 2 queen beds. Nothing over 350 a night. *** Edited 4/9/2005 6:37:54 AM UTC by Kyle Fobe***


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