"It was wonderful from the room to the staff. A very beautiful place to be. " More

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Hotel Description

Family-friendly 3.5-star resort near College of William and Mary

In historical district

Within 6 miles (10 km) of this resort, you'll find College of William and Mary and Bruton Parish Church. Governor's Palace and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Family-friendly fun

This resort features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a poolside bar. Bring the family and enjoy the free kid's club, mini golf, and playground. Enjoy the indoor pool and perks like free self parking and free WiFi.

Free WiFi, kitchens

The 845 individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and DVD players. Well-equipped kitchens with refrigerators and microwaves are included, in addition to TVs with cable channels and living rooms. Housekeeping is available once per stay.

Suite, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$62 per night

Condo, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Condo, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Condo, 2 Bedrooms (Upstairs)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Condo, 3 Bedrooms (2 Queen beds, 2 Twin beds, Queen sofa)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 8 Max

Condo, 1 Bedroom (Downstairs)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

The Historic Powhatan Resort by Diamond Resorts ratings based on 89 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Historic Powhatan Resort by Diamond Resorts

Everyone (25) Family (5)
2 out of 5
The timeshare pitch was unexpected and obtrusive, unwelcome and a complete waste of our time.

Posted by on Feb 18, 2019

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1 out of 5
MANAGEMENT TEAM ARE CROOKS! Over chargerd my credit card without permission or reason.

Posted by on Feb 10, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 12, 2019 by Kevin

Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We are sorry to note your disappointment with your recent stay with us. Rest assured that we take all comments and suggestions to heart so that we can improve and provide the exceptional service that our guests expect and deserve. If you would like to reach out to the front desk team, we would be happy to assist and look in to this further for you. We do hope to see you at one of our resorts in the future and we'd like to wish you all the best with your future travels.

5 out of 5
Always enjoy staying at Powhatan nice accommodations and close to everything

Posted by , from Williamsburg Virginia on Nov 19, 2018

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Nov 20, 2018 by Kevin

The biggest compliment we can receive is a guest who wants to return! Thank you for sharing your feedback and for choosing to spend your hard-earned vacation at The Historic Powhatan Resort. We will definitely make sure to share your feedback with our team here!

5 out of 5
It was wonderful from the room to the staff. A very beautiful place to be.

Posted by , from MD on Aug 14, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 14, 2018 by Amanda

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback about your vacation at The Historic Powhatan Resort! It is our pleasure to have the opportunity to serve you, and we are so grateful you chose The Historic Powhatan Resort as your destination to Stay Vacationed.™ All of our Team Members here look forward to welcoming you in the future!

5 out of 5

Area

Area great. Nice view and things to do. Busch Gardens within 7 miles. Restaurants close

Posted by , from Pennsylvania on Jul 23, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 24, 2018 by Kevin

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback about your vacation at The Historic Powhatan Resort! It is our pleasure to have the opportunity to serve you, and we are so grateful you chose The Historic Powhatan Resort as your destination to Stay Vacationed.™ All of our Team Members here look forward to welcoming you in the future!

4 out of 5

Great place -be prepared for endless solicitation

We wish the staff would understand that the resort sells itself so they could cut back on the sales tactics for future stays. They say they don’t practice hard sell tactics but our experience says otherwise. Even after several polite no thank yous from us we still were pushed to book future stays. We even received a sales call in our room disguised as a “how to check out” call. The resort was so nice and offered so many amenities that it was disappointing to be so pressured by the staff. They were probably just following management directives but it was too much.

Posted by on Jun 23, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 29, 2018 by Kevin

Thank you for your feedback! At Diamond Resorts®, it is our goal to provide you with Affordable Luxury and Priceless Memories, and it seems like we were successful based on your review. We hope to welcome you and your family back to The Historic Powhatan Resort in the future!

2 out of 5

The Hustle

On checking in, you’ll be directed to the ‘Concierge’ for a welcome gift. They then I try and persuade you to attend a selling meeting to pitch you on time share...”just fill out this form with your household income please”. Not awesome at all.

Posted by , from alexandria Va on Mar 31, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 6, 2018 by Diamond Resorts

The Historic Powhatan appreciates your feedback regarding your check in process. We love to provide the opportunity to show our amazing product to any prospective purchasers but there is never any obligation to tour. We hope that the remainder of your vacation was fantastic and are glad that the Historic Powhatan was home to wonderful vacation memories for you.

3 out of 5

fees

I did not like the extra fees you had to pay when you checked in I was told my deposit would be refunded to my account same day if checkout and I have not received it yet when I called they told me it could take up to 4 weeks do not like that at all

Posted by on Nov 28, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 4, 2017 by Amanda, Resort Manager

Our security deposits are released from the resort on the day that you check out, but can take up to four weeks (as noted on your registration card) to be released from your banking institution. Our sincere apologies for any miscommunication. Please call the resort if it has not been released within 7-10 business days and we will do what we can to assist you.

4 out of 5

Extermination Needed

Good experience besides the ants & check in & out wait time

Posted by on Jun 24, 2017

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Jul 9, 2017 by Amanda, Resort Manager

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your vacation! We would love the opportunity to discuss your experiences with ants and your check in time. We hope to be able to welcome you back to The Historic Powhatan Resort in the near future!

5 out of 5

Very nice stay

It was great my only concern was I booked a 2 bedroom condo expecting two tv's in the bedroom but only one bedroom had a tv a bit disappointed but overall it was a great stay

Posted by on May 8, 2017

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May 26, 2017 by Kevin

The biggest compliment we can receive is a guest who wants to return! Thank you for sharing your feedback and for choosing to spend your hard-earned vacation at The Historic Powhatan Resort. We will definitely make sure to share your feedback with our team here!

About the The Historic Powhatan Resort by Diamond Resorts

Location 3601 Ironbound Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188

Property Features

The Historic Powhatan Resort by Diamond Resorts offers its guests an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. A business center and a meeting room are available. A complimentary children's club, barbecue grills, and an arcade/game room are also featured at the family-friendly The Historic Powhatan Resort by Diamond Resorts. Self parking is free. This 3.5-star Williamsburg resort is smoke free.

  • 845 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Business facilities
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Concierge
  • Game room or arcade
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • ATM
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Separate living room
  • Free WiFi
  • Children's club (free)
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room
  • Playground on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Separate dining area
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Newport News, VA (PHF-Newport News - Williamsburg Intl.) (36.7 km / 22.8 mi)
  • Train station: Williamsburg Transportation Center (6.3 km / 3.9 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Historic Powhatan Resort by Diamond Resorts offers 845 air-conditioned accommodations with DVD players and coffee/tea makers. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations have separate living rooms. Beds feature premium bedding. Premium cable television is provided. Accommodations at this 3.5-star resort have kitchens with refrigerators, microwaves, separate dining areas, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is provided weekly.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Living room
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Hair dryer
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily.

The Historic Powhatan Resort by Diamond Resorts has a restaurant serving breakfast and dinner.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

In addition to indoor and outdoor pools and a fitness center, the resort offers hiking and biking trails, basketball, sand-pit volleyball, horseshoes, and more.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Playground on site
  • Racquetball/squash on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Golf lessons on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Basketball on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Volleyball on site

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

Where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking, the credit card used to secure the reservation must be presented at the time of check-in, along with a valid photo ID for verification. Any other arrangements must be coordinated with the property prior to arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • No elevators

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100 per stay
  • Resort fee: USD 17.00 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Pool access
  • Fitness center access
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Self parking
  • Additional inclusions

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 8 and USD 15 per person (approximately)
  • Housekeeping fee: USD 60.00 per stay, varies per unit size

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Historic Powhatan
  • Historic Powhatan Resort
  • Historic Powhatan Resort Condo
  • Historic Powhatan Resort Condo Williamsburg
  • Historic Powhatan Resort Williamsburg
  • Powhatan Historic Resort
  • Powhatan Resort
  • Historic Powhatan Resort Diamond Resorts Williamsburg
  • Historic Powhatan Diamond Resorts Williamsburg
  • Historic Powhatan Diamond Resorts
  • The Historic Powhatan Resort

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for golf tee times. For reservations, contact the resort before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.