I'm planning a convertible trip with my 10 year old this summer. One of the stops will be Williamsburg. Anyone know if a decent Motel (inexpensive but clean in a good area) in the area? A little drive will be OK because we plan on doing Jamestown the same day.
We did this for the Christmas season several years ago. I did a search for hotels and we got a nice one, maybe a Comfort Inn for $35 a night. It had a very nice room and was not far from the historical area. It is one of our favorite places in this state. While there, take in Yorktown as well.
Hmmmm ... when we were there 32 years ago on our honeymoon, we stayed in an Econo Lodge. The price was $13.00 a night and you had to share a bathroom with others in the hotel. Geeze, things have changed!!
I travel a lot with the company I work for and stay in a lot of motels. I have found that google maps works well for me. I put in hotels near so and so and it comes out with the price and reviews. I just checked and if I were going to book I would try the La Quinta Inn & Suites Williamsburg
814 Capitol Landing Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185 It got some great ratings for $59 dollars a night
There is not going to be much cheap in Williamsburg in the summer. There are A LOT of hotel/motels. There is Motel 6 and a Super 8 which most likely will be the least expensive. I can not say anything about cleanliness. The areas they are in are fine. The Super 8 is right outside the restoration. We we stayed in this area in motels, we were staying at Hampton Inn - and there are several of those in the area. Williamsburg and Jamestown are very close to each other so there will not be much difference between the two in motel pricing.
Also - if you are bothering to make the trip don't try to do it all in one day. You will really see nothing. Colonial Williamsburg needs three days and Jamestown - the National Park actual site takes a half day or the Jamestown Settlement (living history) takes a day. A ten year old needs some time to take it all in and understand what it is all about. Both of you will enjoy it!
Take a look at my site linked below in September and October to read all about Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown.