5 on August 01, 2017
This is the only inn that is in the downtown area and not owned by the Foundation. You're literally above shops and amazing restaurants, mere steps from the historic district and all it has to offer as well as across the street from William & Mary. The housekeeper, Rhonda, is a gem and the owners are so nice and approachable. You can't beat the fresh baked cookies and lemonade at the end of a day of sight seeing either.
4.6 on September 05, 2016
I arrive late by train and everything was waiting for me as promised. It was easy to follow the instructions to get to my room and I was able to check in officially the next morning at breakfast. The owner was welcoming and gave me helpful information about the town. I had the George Washington room which I found very comfortable and spotlessly clean. It was also conveniently close to the breakfast room where 24 coffee, tea and hot chocolate was available to help yourself to. Snacks were also provided. The location is excellent for exploring the heritage township on foot. I throughly enjoyed my visit to Williamsburg and The Fyfe and Drum was a significant part of my enjoyment of my visit.
4.6 on July 11, 2016
This was a very enjoyable experience. The property was spotless and service was top notch. The breakfast was outstanding.
4.6 on June 20, 2016
We were able to walk to all the activities of Colonial Williamsburg. We stayed in the cottage with our 3 grand kids. They loved the bunk beds. Great restaurants with all price ranges within walking distance. Very clean with great personal service.
5 on May 11, 2016
Me and my husband just retired and wanted to stay at a B&B This place is great. They treat you like family . Share there stories and help us plain our day . To see the different neat places to see . We will be going back and stay .. Hobans from pa.
4.0 on April 24, 2016
Delicious breakfast each morning. Perfect location- walking distances of everything in Colonial Williamsburg and Merchant Square. Room was a good size and well-kept. Minor complaint- the television is the size of a computer laptop screen.
4.6 on March 15, 2016
The inn is within walking to the historic district, visitors center and many nice places to dine. Owner and staff were pleasant and knowledgable of surrounding areas. Room was comfortable and well maintained. Reserved parking provided across the street. If you want a certain room call first before booking online. We booked a certain room then were told by email it was booked and had been moved to different room. (Owner was happy to cancel the reservation if desired) Glad we didn't. It was a perfect location for exploring the historic town on foot or driving to outer areas.
3.8 on October 27, 2015
Our stay at the Fife & Drum in Williamsburg Va was very pleasurable one. The B & B's location was ideal, everything you would want to see is within walking distance. We will go back again.
4.6 on October 16, 2015
Great service, excellent location (parking included) and amiable staff. Highly recommended.
4.8 on October 13, 2015
I stayed in the Conservancy suite at the Fife and Drum Inn. The room was small but wonderfully decorated and so cozy - the claw foot tub was immaculate, as was everything else. I loved the canopy bed. The breakfast served each morning was delicious - Virginia ham biscuits, fresh fruit, egg casserole, etc. and the owners were so sweet and engaged us in friendly conversation and genuinely cared about our experience there. I will definitely be a returning customer!
5 on October 01, 2015
The Fife & Drum Inn in downtown Williamsburg was the most charming hotel we have ever stayed in. We stayed in the Weber Room which was spacious and had an updated tiled shower/bathroom and the Colonial Charm was abundant. It was also one of the the cleanest hotels we have ever stayed in. The owners were welcoming and helpful. The breakfast offered is a variety of hot delicious food and the location is unbeatable. Book far in advance cause this secret it out!!
3.8 on September 06, 2015
We stayed at the cottage and loved it! There were unfortunate problems the first night when the air conditioning went out. It was repaired early the next morning and all was well! We hope to stay there again next visit.
4.0 on June 10, 2015
Great service, great location and very pleasant inn keepers.
5 on June 08, 2015
Clean and comfortable. Billy and Sharon very helpful with all things local. Loved Colonial Williamsburg with all the history, reenactments, shows and tours. So much to see, learn and do. All local restaurants visited had delicious food.
4.8 on June 07, 2015
We spent two wonderful nights here. We loved the room and thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast each morning! I'd definitely come back again! We highly recommend the Fife and Drum Inn!
3.8 on May 06, 2015
My wife and I chose the Fife and Drum as a weekend getaway for our 15th anniversary. We were very pleased with all aspects of the inn. The location cannot be beat and we are already planning our next visit. My wife was especially impressed with the spotless condition of the room and bathroom we stayed in. I loved the ham biscuits and being able to come back for cookies and lemonade after a long day. The decor is charming and I was impressed with how quiet the rooms were. The Fife and Drum is now our place to stay in Williamsburg.
4.6 on May 04, 2015
This was my first stay at a bed and breakfast and I absolutely loved it! Fife and Drum Inn is so charming and comfortable and the breakfast each morning was a wonderful treat! I can't wait until my next trip out to Williamsburg so I can stay there again.
4.8 on April 29, 2015
Had a terrific time in Williamsburg and we loved the location of the B & B. Perfect spot.
4.2 on April 23, 2015
The location is perfect for visiting College of William and Mary or Colonial Williamsburg. Accommodations were very nice and the owners are friendly and very knowledgeable about the area. The Restoration Room was perfect for traveling with a teenager.
4.6 on April 22, 2015
If you are looking to stay right in the heart of Williamsburg (but not actually in CW), then this place is your best bet. Comfortable and clean rooms, excellent hosts, solid breakfast (try to biscuits and jam), and walking distance to CW. We will be back!
4.0 on April 20, 2015
I stayed at Fife & Drum with a large group for a wedding, and Billy & Sharon made us all feel at home.
4.0 on April 16, 2015
we stayed just one night at the fife and drum inn during our last spring break. rooms were clean and comfortable. breakfast was very tasty.
4.2 on April 15, 2015
Wonderful hosts, great food, perfect location
5 on April 13, 2015
The Inn couldn't be in a better location for Colonial Williamsburg and the William and Mary College. Very nice rooms and bathrooms. Excellent breakfasts. The hosts are gracious, helpful and non-intrusive - a winning combination. Highly recommended.
4.2 on April 08, 2015
Truly enjoyed the central location. It's very easy to walk to dining, shops, William and Mary and Colonial Williamsburg. This makes it easy to get back to the room for an afternoon break. And there is a Baskin and Robbins that is open until 10 pm across the street for that late night treat.
3.6 on April 08, 2015
The location of F&D cannot be beat, directly above delicious restaurants and only one block from Merchant's square. This location is ideal for exploring CW or the College! The breakfast was tasty, but a little less than what I expected (each morning included one baked dish, biscuits, cereal, and fruit.) Staff was friendly but largely not present except for breakfast. While this helped create a home feel, it also meant they weren't around to answer questions throughout the stay. Overall, I'd definitely recommend F&D for those looking for a convenient and comfortable stay.
3.8 on April 07, 2015
Friendly service, delicious breakfast, comfortable rooms with historic charm. Great location for visiting Colonial Williamsburg.
4.2 on April 05, 2015
Celebrated 41st anniversary and had a wonderful time. Billy was fantastic. We would recommend Fife and Drum without hesitation.
4.8 on April 03, 2015
We were a couple looking to get out of Norfolk for a night. This was the perfect place for us. We were about to walk around to everything we wanted to see. If we ever decide to go again, this will be the place we stay.
4.6 on March 23, 2015
The Fife and Drum is an excellent establishment. It is very clean and well appointed. We stayed in the Yorktown room which sleeps 3. The beds are nice and comfortable and the private bathroom is great. The breakfasts are fantastic and they provided home made cookies every afternoon/evening. The owners are extremely kind, friendly and helpful which made our stay very pleasant. The location is very convenient to the colonial city, William and Mary college, and to contemporary shops. I highly recommend staying at the Fife and Drum.
5 on January 26, 2015
Billy, Sharon and Rhonda offered us a wonderful retreat full of delicious breakfasts and extras; warm and inviting choice room; and rekindled friendship at our home away from home...the Fife and Drum Inn!
4.4 on January 11, 2015
We had a delightful stay in the Webster Hitchens room over Christmas. The room was well decorated, had a very comfortable bed, lots of storage space and was very quiet. The bathroom while small was well appointed with a very powerful shower with hot water always available. Coffee, tea, and juice were available all day as well as homemade cookies in the afternoon. Billy Scruggs, the proprietor, provided lots of information about what to see and do.The train station is an easy walk being only three blocks from the inn. You need to be aware that all the rooms are up a flight of stairs is case mobility is an issue. The location next the the historic district can't be beat. We would definitely stay here again.
4.0 on January 09, 2015
If we were to offer a star rating for our experience at this B&B, it would be three out of five. Much of it deserves five stars in our book but overall it did not live up to our expectations. The location couldn’t be beat for convenient access to nearby shops and restaurants as well as the historic area. The common areas are warm and inviting and the breakfasts were outstanding. And we’ve never had another B&B host who was as kind, caring and accommodating as Billy was. The shortcomings related to our room and its furnishings. It had only one chair, which was not positioned with good lighting for reading. We managed by moving it closer to the room’s only table lamp, and using the bed with propped up pillows as a makeshift seat. The issue that presented the most inconvenience was the absence of any mirror with adequate lighting for applying make-up. The bathroom mirror was too high for this purpose even if the lighting might have been appropriate. We can't say whether other rooms were better equipped because we did not see any of them.
5 on January 04, 2015
A three night holiday in Williamsburg at Christmas
3.4 on January 02, 2015
Stayed in Restoration Suite for long weekend in December. Location of inn could not be beat; especially nice not to have to walk as far to downtown area in cold weather. Room was clean and in good condition. Was concerned when I realized it was next to the inn's laundry/storage room, but noise was never an issue due to that. Noise was slight issue since we had access to the porch, and other guests were out there somewhat late, but we'll simply think twice before choosing the same room again. And guests weren't there THAT late; it was unfortunate that we'd chosen to go to bed somewhat early (9 or 10 something). Biggest complaint about the room wasn't major but still worth mentioning...there was a 3-part bathroom with a toilet room to the left and a shower to the right of the sink area. Good size, however...most of the hooks were in the toilet room. This meant that we had to keep moving towels around to have them close to the shower and sink. Also, we would have liked a little more surface space in the bathroom but had chosen to move a small table from the bathroom to the bed area because there was only 1 bedside table. These are relatively minor complaints and did not detract from an overall pleasant weekend. I just wanted to share these little things in the interest of full disclosure! :)
3.2 on December 27, 2014
Everyone is extremely friendly and helpful and the location could not be better for a Colonial Williamsburg visit. We did not need our car while we were there. There were no issues or problems and everything worked as expected.
5 on December 26, 2014
A big plus is that the inn is walking distance to Colonial Williamsburg. Innkeeper provides off-street free parking and you don't need your vehicle. Great place to stay!
5 on December 19, 2014
Visited the Fife and Drum Inn for a few days with family on our way to NY and had an amazing time. The location is perfect and is within walking distance colonial Williamsburg. The owners are the nicest people and really make you feel at home. Everything from the delicious breakfast, to the cookies they leave out at night, to the well decorated rooms, makes this the best place to stay in Williamsburg.
5 on December 18, 2014
Lovely room, FANTASTIC location, friendly, professional owners/employees. I have already recommended the Fife and Drum to others and most definitely plan to stay there again myself.
4.4 on December 03, 2014
The Fife and Drum is an excellent place to stay in Williamsburg. It has an ideal location right in the middle of the historic section and dining and blocks from the train station. Billy and Sharon are wonderful engaging hosts, helpful in directing us towards the local attractions and restaurants. The rooms are spotless, quiet and comfortable-- charming furniture with the added luxury of modern bathrooms. Breakfast is simple but delicious and substantial. The only drawback for us was the bed was softer than what we are used to-- but a personal preference only.
5 on November 25, 2014
This is a great B&B in an unbeatable location if you're visiting colonial Williamsburg! We will stay here every time we travel to Williamsburg in the future!
4.8 on November 25, 2014
Wonderful, comfortable place to stay in the heart of the Colonial Capital. The hosts are native to the area and thus are uniquely qualified to guide you in every way. Has become our "go to" place for a weekend away.
4.8 on November 16, 2014
This was our second time staying at The Fife & Drum for our anniversary and it was perfect. We love the location and the historic charm. It hands down the best place to stay in Williamsburg. We're already looking forward to coming back next year!
4.8 on November 16, 2014
This was our first time staying at a bed and breakfast. We might never stay in a hotel again! Everything we needed or wanted to do was within easy walking distance so when we parked our car, we did not have to use it again. Restaurants, shops and historic area were all right there. The room was very quiet, the breakfast delicious and the staff friendly and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend for people wanting to be close to all there is to do in Historic Williamsburg!
3.2 on November 13, 2014
If you are visiting Colonial Williamsburg, you will find the location of the Fife&Drum to be great. Historic sites, as well as shopping and dining, can be reached with just a short walk. It's right next to William and Mary College, so be prepared to experience the college night life atmosphere whether you want to or not! We have stayed at many B&B's through the years, and no two are alike. The Fife&Drum has it's little quirks. For example, the sink in our room was not in the bathroom. It was out by the bed! Overall, if you like staying at B&B's then you will like the Fife&Drum.
4.2 on November 11, 2014
I was coming down to Williamsburg to go to a convention being held the Convention Center and Lodge, and decided to stay somewhere a little more interesting. Came across the F&D and was pleasantly surprised by both the cost and location. Simply stated, what a great choice I made to stay there! The location was literally in the heart of Old Town and next to the College of William & Mary. The room was even nicer than I expected (highly recommend the W&M Room which is off to one side thus probably a bit quieter). The only issue I had was identifying the building as I came in late, it was dark and it's a small entrance going up above a few of the stores and restaurants. Service was wonderful, and would highly recommend this to anyone going to Williamsburg. Will definitely stay there on my next to Williamsburg.
4.6 on November 04, 2014
We stayed 3 nights while visiting Williamsburg only a block away! Despite being across from a college dorm and right in town its very quiet. Breakfast a nice buffet in a small common room. Owner,Bill was helpful with tips for Jamestown and Yorktown. Would recommend.
4.4 on October 31, 2014
Perfectly located for visiting Historic Williamsburg. Billy and Sharon are particularly helpful hosts with an excellent knowledge of the area. Free parking is a huge bonus.
3.6 on October 28, 2014
This was our 4th or 5th visit to Fife & Drum. We were therefore not surprised. The major issue we had was a lack of parking space. Were forced to use a public garage which was very aggravating. Had problems getting out of the garage.
4.2 on October 26, 2014
Billy was a wonderful host, providing up-to-date tips for Williamsburg and the area. The room was very comfortable and the small bath was clean and modern. The breakfast was typical fare, which did not quite equal the great facility, locale, and hospitality. Definitely recommend the F&D, and would stay there again. Perfect location and the provided parking was above expectations.
5 on October 20, 2014
Our stay was great. We enjoy being so close to all the attractions in Historical Williamsburg. Everything is footsteps away. Always wish we could stay longer. Highly advise The Fife and Drum for any stay or time of year. Thanks Mr. Billy and Mrs. Sharon
4.4 on October 10, 2014
Een super bed & breakfast midden in het centrum. Mooie, luxe kamers met mooie details. Gezellig en lekker ontbijt. De eigenaars weten veel te vertellen over de omgeving. Parkeergelegenheid dichtbij. Williamsburg is geweldig leuk om te bezoeken, trek er minimaal 3 dagen voor uit.
4.6 on September 21, 2014
The location makes it an easy walk to Colonial Williamsburg or the College of William and Mary. There are great restaurants nearby. The rooms a nicely decorated and clean. I do recommend getting to breakfast when the casseroles are first put out as they tend to dry out in the warming dishes.
5 on September 20, 2014
Our stay at the Fife And Drum was very comfortable and friendly. Bill and Sharon were the perfect hosts. We enjoyed the atmosphere of the public and private rooms.
3.8 on September 08, 2014
Just stayed one night but the owners and staff were very friendly and helpful. I would definitely consider to stay there again if I ever go back to Williamsburg. Did not dine there so the Dining rating is not indicative
4.8 on August 20, 2014
We will definitely stay there again and I highly recommend it. Service Is excellent. No dinner but I rated the breakfast instead which is good and sufficient. If you want more food, there is a cafe next to it that serves everything. I highly recommend the and will definitely stay there again.
4.8 on August 12, 2014
My wife and I recently enjoyed one day and night at the Fife and Drum Inn, and would highly recommend this B & B. The location is ideal being right at the town of Williamsbutg and across from William & Mary College. We had an ideal time visiting and enjoying excellent dining.
4.6 on August 12, 2014
The Fife and Drum has a great location, and everything we wanted to see was in walking distance. The room was very clean and comfortable. The proprietor was friendly and very helpful.
4.0 on July 27, 2014
Centrally located with free parking. We stayed in the Jamestown Room. The room was lovely and the bed was really comfy. We missed breakfast both mornings, however they have tea, coffee, juice and cookies available afterwards also. The cookies and the juice are available all day. Billy was very nice, introduced himself and explained how things work at the Fife and Drum, advised us he was available 24/7. Overall, I would highly recommend the Fife and Drum and would stay there again should we ever make it back.
3.4 on July 22, 2014
Room was as I expected. Service was exceptional, very helpful staff and owners. Had a bit of construction going on while we were there, so didn't have the best experience.
4.8 on July 21, 2014
Billy and Sharon are the consummate hosts, with friendly, gracious service at every turn. We stopped in ahead of check-in to learn about alternate parking arrangements as the City was reconstructing the Inn's parking lot. Billy and Sharon were out, but we were warmly greeted and given full details of the provisions that had been made. For future visitors, that construction is now complete and everything back to normal. We learned upon check-in that an air conditioning unit had failed after the stresses of the earlier week's excessive heat and humidity. Unfortunately, that unit serviced the Cedars Suite which we had reserved. Billy was very upfront about the progress and after inquiring about our schedule for the evening, offered us some choices. We chose to switch to the Conservancy, which was a smaller but very romantic room. The bath featured a large tiled shower with seat and separate sink and bathroom alcoves, all very nice and impeccably clean. If there was one point of frustration, it would be that the position of the large sink and mirror is such that someone requiring close proximity to shave or apply makeup has a very difficult time. Breakfast was wonderful and consisted of a delicious quiche (puffy omelet style), biscuits with and without ham, fruit and melon, granola and more. We would definitely recommend staying at the Fife and Drum, and will be returning at our next opportunity.
4.6 on July 16, 2014
I stayed here while picking my daughter up from a summer program at the College of William and Mary. The inn is very conveniently located to the campus, as well as to all of the Colonial Williamsburg attractions. Our room was comfortable and very clean with antique details--especially charming is the breakfast room.
5 on July 10, 2014
I rented the Drummer's Cottage for a 4th of July get-away with my wife and daughter. The cottage was perfect! The location was fantastic. We will definitely be staying in the cottage again.
4.2 on July 09, 2014
My family and I enjoyed staying here. You can't beat the location - everything was within walking distance. The historical district was a block away and many restaurants and shops were right there. The hosts were friendly and helpful in helping us make the most of our time. I'm used to having a refrigerator for my use in most B&B's, and that was not the case and I wasn't prepared for that, but since there was an ice machine, we made do. The food was great and very fresh - I would have liked to see more variety though, as only one dish changed daily and the rest were the same. I can't say enough about how good it was so it would not prevent me from staying there again. My only (slight) disappointment was that the host had to ask my name when I checked out. I spent 4 nights and a considerable amount of money with them so that did sting a little at the time. That also will not prevent me from going back. All in all, I really enjoyed it and my family and I were very comfortable and felt safe.
4.2 on July 07, 2014
Nice place to stay with character unique to the Inn. Would recommend to others. I found it a little difficult to find as it is only a doorway off the sidewalk and not a larger more formal entrance.
4.8 on July 03, 2014
We had a three night stay and just loved it. The location is perfect for Colonial Williamsburg. We hope to return soon.
5 on June 29, 2014
Billy & Sharon were great hosts. They provided the common room to my wife and me for our last minute wedding, and everything went off without a hitch. Historic Williamsburg was great. All considered, a very satisfying experience!
5 on June 20, 2014
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Everything was top notch.
4.2 on June 18, 2014
Wonderful stay in wonderful room with a wonderful staff. Totally recommend if you want to be in the middle of everything. Ideal if you don't want to worry about driving and parking!
4.6 on June 17, 2014
Have stayed at the Fife and Drum many times, consistently charming, clean and friendly!
5 on June 16, 2014
we recently stayed in the drummer cottage and found it to be most comfortable. it was handicap accessible and within walking distance of everything. the morning breakfast was delicious and we found everything we needed to be there. parking was easy and we enjoyed our stay very much. would rent this again.
3.8 on June 11, 2014
Great place to stay, walking distance to everything. The rooms were cute and private although doors were a bit... Transparent to noise. Everything was pristinely kept and the staff super helpful. The food was good but nothing spectacular. That said, there are so many GREAT restaurants literal stones throws away that this is of little import, just don't forget to include dining out in your budget. All and all I would recommend and will be back.
4.0 on June 08, 2014
Terrific location near the college, Colonial Williamsburg, and loads of dining options. The owners were very knowledgeable and friendly. Breakfast was delicious. This was our first bed and breakfast stay and we weren't quite sure of what to expect; we were pleasantly surprised and would definitely stay again!
3.2 on June 04, 2014
The cottage was walking distance to all of Williamsburg and Wm & Mary but it was a bit pricey. Enjoyed our stay there.
5 on May 30, 2014
Location aside (which is perfect), the Fife and Drum had everything we were looking for for our brief stay in Williamsburg. Ambiance and the quality of the rooms and service were exactly what we were looking for.
5 on May 29, 2014
We stayed this last time in the Cottage because we brought our children with us. We typically stay in the Cedars Suite. Our stay was great the Cottage was terrific and we always enjoy being able to walk to places to eat or grab a drink. The televisions could be updated but we don't really go to Williamsburg to watch TV.
4.0 on May 25, 2014
We chose the inn for its location, and were very pleased with its convenience and impressed by the hosts. The owners were personable and helpful, especially with orienting us to the surrounding attractions-- but avoided the mistake of being too chatty with exhausted travelers, which was pleasant. Our room was clean, comfortable, and well-provisioned, though small and complete with historically-correct squeaky floors. The lemonade, cookies and coffee in the common room were very good, but breakfast was on the modest side (more than adequate, a little less than impressive). We enjoyed our stay very much and would likely return on another visit to Williamsburg.
4.6 on May 20, 2014
Very clean, large room, decorated Williamsburg style. The breakfast was wonderful and excellent service. Only complaint was the inn was difficult to find since it is located over stores rather than an older house which was what I was expecting
5 on May 19, 2014
My wife & I were palnning on visiting Colonial Williamsburg and I began looking for a "close" place to stay. We wanted to be close so we could simply walk to the historic sites. I original booked us at another location about .5 miles away. The I found the Fife & Drum. The reviews sounded great and the location was exactly what we were looking for. When we arrived and checked into our room, it totally exceeded our expectations. It was warm, cozy and perfectly situated just a block from Duke of Gloucester Street....Perfect! We loved pour stay and Billy & Rhonda (I think) treated us like family. We would go back in a heartback and we strongly recommend it. Jerry & Paula Gates
5 on May 12, 2014
Quiet, comfortable, convenient, clean, and great breakfast! It meets all my requirements. When I return to Williamsburg the Fife and Drum will be my first choice for lodging.
3.4 on April 25, 2014
We used Williamsburg as our base to explore the Historic Triangle and Norfolk, and stayed three nights at the Fife & Drum Inn. Even having the address, it was difficult to find the property. We had to ask for directions at a nearby store. As someone else already posted, the property is on a second floor and we were carrying heavy luggage (our stay was part of a three weeks trip) but, Bill, the owner, helped to bring it upstairs. We stayed at the George Washington room. It is a small but cozy room. The main inconvenience is the noise as it is next to the entrance stairway and, as any old wooden stairway, it squeaks when people use it. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom was functional. Breakfast was excellent, varied and tasty. The TV set was kind a museum piece, very small and old technology. We didn't care as, very seldom we watch TV but, for someone who likes TV, I imagine it should be annoying. Bill, the owner, deserves a special mention. He did everything possible to help us with suggestions, directions and was always ready to help. In summary, a very nice place with first class service but needs some updating and it is definitely not suitable for people with mobility restrictions.
5 on April 19, 2014
The rooms were delightful and the location cannot be beat. My nephew and I stayed at The Fife and Drum prior to attending an admissions session at William & Mary. We were able to take advantage of both the colonial area and the college. What amazed me most was how delicious the breakfast was--buttery soft biscuits, robust flavorful coffee, a delectable egg dish, and cantaloupe that tasted like real even though it is only April!
5 on April 17, 2014
We stayed here for our wedding anniversary and were very pleased with the room, the buffet breakfast each morning, and the ease of being able to walk to the attractions and restuarants in the historic area of Williamsburg. The hosts are very friendly and give their guests advice on what to see and where to dine. Note that you do have to go up a full flight of stairs to reach the accomodations and dining area (we are in our mid-sixties but had no problem with doing this). We will certainly want to plan a return visit to the Fife and Drum!
5 on April 15, 2014
We stayed in the cottage and it was wonderful. Our 9 year old twins loved the bunks and you fell as close to the action as if staying in one of the historic buildings. Billy and Sharon and very accomodating and very helpful. This is the place to stay!
4.4 on March 19, 2014
Enjoyed our stay thoroughly, price was slightly below average for area but location being central to everything made it well worth it.
4.8 on March 03, 2014
Having traveled throughout many countries and countless hotels and bed and breakfasts, this one is one of the top. I would for sure stay here again in a heartbeat. - The rooms had a few extra touches that put it over the top and worth the money spent. Be sure to check out the Conservatory Room if you stay here. It had a very old fashion bath tub coupled with a dual head shower as well. Our bed had a canopy. It was very wonderful. - The common area had the allure and charm of the heart of Williamsburg. I really liked the fire place and fresh baked cookies. Breakfast the next day was BETTER than any bed and breakfast I have been too. Way better than normal hotels in Europe. - There are a few restaurants right next to the Fife and Drum, but if you do stay, you MUST remember to call a head a few weeks to reserve a spot for dinner. We just ate at the bar. - The Fife and Drum was very clean and well kept. - Best of all the hospitality was remarkable. Everyone helped us with any questions about the area and what to do. For location, and comparison to prices of other bed and breakfasts, i think this is a best deal kind of place. We saw upwards to 400-600 dollars for places on the outskirts of town. I think that is key as well, You are right across the street from myriad restaurants and a theater. Parking was awesome. You get your own parking spot and do not have to pay, even if it is a 1min walk away.
4.4 on February 12, 2014
One of the best B&B's I've ever stayed in. Clean, comfortable, friendly, cozy, and fantastic location!
3.4 on January 26, 2014
Very clean and tastefully decorated room. Comfortable bed. Spotless bathroom. Nice toiletries. Great communal lounge to relax. Tea and coffee available to make. Freshly baked cookies. Good service. Would definitely recommend and stay again
5 on January 19, 2014
My husband and I spent our anniversary at Fife & Drum and stayed in The Conservancy. It was so wonderful and relaxing...the room was beautiful and so comfortable. Breakfast each morning was delicious and the owners were very accommodating. The B&B is in a perfect location and we enjoyed trying many of the nearby restaurants in Market Square as well as getting to go on many walks in a Colonial Williamsburg. We had a perfect weekend and can't wait to stay here again.
4.4 on January 06, 2014
Excellent location, friendly, hospitable owners, delicious breakfast, pretty, large, clean rooms.
4.6 on January 05, 2014
We always stay at the Fife and Drum when in Williamsburg. Mr. Scruggs and staff have been consistently professional and courteous, each and every visit. The Fife is the best bang for your buck and more. It is located within walking distance to the entire historic area and Market Square shopping/dining. Just park the car, leave it and walk the rest of your visit. The prices are more than fair for the cleanliness, hospitality, gorgeous and cozy atmosphere. We especially enjoy the boutique inn nature of the Fife. That is, there are beds, they serve breakfast, but you are NOT in someone's home with an innkeeper that holds you hostage with conversation. We love that they seem to be attuned to those who want to be left alone and those who want to tell their life stories. We have stayed in both the Webster Hitchens room as well as the Cedars Suite. Both excellent. Great bathrooms, water pressure, steamy showers. Webster room is sunnier, harder to take an afternoon nap if the light bothers you. Cedars Suite is perfect for seclusion and quiet despite being right at the top of the stair well. We have stayed over the years at the following, all walking distance, our #1 desire: Quarterpath Inn (perfunctory, a little scary/seedy, super cheap), Sheraton (cleanish, stupid crowded continental breakfast, allows dogs bark bark), Aldrich House (excellent as well, my #2 choice, just prefer other end of the district) Williamsburg Colonial Houses ($$$$$$, so painful/hot/uncomfortable. Never. again.), Williamsburg Woodlands (fine. boring. hard beds) I have never stayed at the "premiere property", The Williamsburg Inn. Even I shudder at those prices. And after shelling out major bucks for the colonial houses, frankly, I don't trust them to deliver the comfort/quality that one should absolutely expect for the prices that they charge here. Eat dinner or have tea there, stay at the Fife so you can afford to play as well as stay in Williamsburg.
4.2 on December 31, 2013
We have stayed here before. Very conveniently located to the historical section and very friendly staff. We will stay there again when we return to Williamsburg.
4.4 on December 27, 2013
Enjoyed our weekend get-away. The location is perfect and the cost though high is commensurate with most B&B.
5 on December 27, 2013
This is a perfect place to stay for a visit to Colonial Williamsburg if you prefer walking to the sights to a bus.
4.6 on December 27, 2013
My husband and I wanted a quick weekend retreat away from the craziness of real life where we could focus on just the two of us. The Fife and Drum Inn was the perfect location. I had never stayed in a bed and breakfast before but now I am a lover of them! The Fife and Drum was so cozy and the owners were very friendly and welcoming. The other guest were nice as well. Our room was cozy and romantic. Perfect for the getaway we needed. Breakfast at the Inn was delicious as well! They served country ham biscuits and bacon, fresh fruit, bread pudding and great coffee. My husband and I were very pleased and will definitely use the Fife and Drum for lodging in the future.
5 on December 22, 2013
We have traveled to Williamsburg twice a year for the past 4 years and we always stay at this wonderful B&B. The location is perfect ... we can park the car and leave it, walking to Merchants Square and Colonial Williamsburg. The Inn itself is beautiful and each room has a different motif. You can't go wrong staying here!
4.6 on December 05, 2013
We chose the Fife and Drum for the location (which is perfect), but found that it is much more than that. We splurged on the suite with the king-size bed and could not have been more pleased. It was simply lovely. Drinks and cookies were always available, and even the sitting room felt like home. Everyone at the Fife and Drum was warm and welcoming and we will definitely be back!
4.6 on November 25, 2013
Really enjoyed ourselves
4.4 on November 21, 2013
We stayed in the George Washington Room, which was lovely and extremely comfortable. Every morning we had a different breakfast casserole to try and also enjoyed the biscuits and fruit that were available every day. The location is perfect if you plan to spend most of your time in the Colonial area. The shuttle picks up a couple of blocks from the inn and most places are within walking distance. We did not have to drive anywhere.
5 on November 20, 2013
We stayed at the Fife and Drum Inn over the weekend and we couldn't have been happier! This B&B is in a wonderful location, right next to William and Mary's campus and about a block away from the main 'drag' of Colonial Williamsburg. Billy, one of the owners was very helpful in providing us with directions and recommendations of what to do while we were visiting. The rooms were perfect in size, with comfortable beds with the softest sheets I have every slept in! The breakfasts were delicious and I appreciated the snacks and cookies that were made available to guests at all times. I will definitely stay at the Fife and Drum Inn next time I come to Williamsburg and will recommend it to all of my friends!
4.8 on November 18, 2013
Fife and Drum Inn is an amazing place to stay! The staff and owner were friendly and helpful and the entire Inn was meticulous. Great location within walking distance to bars, restaurants, shops and college. Will definately be back soon! Loved everything about our stay!
4.0 on November 16, 2013
Billy was very courteous, provided great recommendations for places to eat and made us feel welcome. Great location and would recommend to anyone staying in Williamsburg.
5 on November 15, 2013
My husband & I spent two nights at the Fife & Drum on a mid-week getaway. The inkeeper, Billy, is very helpful with recommendations for things to do and places to visit. The inn is lovely, with the best location in Williamsburg. Easy to walk & bike through the historic area, Market Square, the college and lots of great restaurants. Rooms are very nice with first class amenities and the breakfasts are great. It was my second visit to the Fife & Drum and we will defintiely return.
4.4 on November 08, 2013
Stayed here in November 2013. Location of this Williamsburg B&B is fantastic. Close to some great little restaurants and shopping in the sq, as well as W&M campus. Most the rooms seem to be about the same. Small and cozy, but plenty of sleeping capacity. We didn't spend much time watching, but TV's were old and small (13" or so) with VHS. Free wifi was convenient and fast. Our bathroom was great - small, but updated very nicely. Only complaint we had was the place gets a bit noisy in the morning as businesses open downstairs and people wake-up - more so than other B&B's we've stayed at. Didn't try any of the food, but appeared to be pretty decent. Owners and staff were very nice, professional, and helpful. I would stay here again.
5 on November 06, 2013
Best location in town. Billy and Sharon (owners) are great people. Stairs from street level to rooms are not a plus. Elderly and handicapped could have issues. Overall, had a wonderful visit.
2.2 on November 01, 2013
We so looked forward to our two nights in this property, and were sorely disappointed. We had booked the Restoration suite. Both nights, the room was too noisy for us to sleep for more than a half hour at a time. We were repeatedly awakened what appeared to be some sort of heavy machinery (the HVAC on the roof?) cycling on and off loudly every few minutes with so much noise that it rattled the walls, window frames and small items on the dresser. My husband estimates, based on his work with sound, that the noise reached, at the peak of each cycle, about 100 decibels. And there were several cycles per hour. We complained to the innkeeper, but the problem continued. He did unplug the noisy icemaker from an adjacent wall, but the heavy machinery noise continued. We had told the innkeeper we intended to go back to bed after breakfast and try to catch up on missed sleep (instead of the lovely day we had planned sightseeing), but he neglected to tell housekeeping, and we were awakened by his banging on our door. We are neither of us light sleepers, and once slept through a police emergency next door to our house. But this was awful. We arrived home sleep deprived and $423 poorer, our long-anticipated three-day holiday ruined, without even an apology from the innkeeper. This is not the standard I have come to expect from bedandbreakfast.com properties, (especially one that describes itself on the back-of-door card as of the standard of "first class hotels") and the first time I have been other than completely satisfied at a b&b. I do not know what recourse I have for this ruined and expensive holiday, but I'd advise others to think twice before booking here, at least in the Restoration suite. At least if you intend to sleep.
5 on October 24, 2013
Our experience at the Fife and Drum could not have been better. The hosts went above and beyond to help us plan our day and recommended wonderful places to eat. Breakfasts were delicious and staff friendly and helpful. The room we stayed in was beautiful and clean. The sheets were very soft and cozy and the bed was better than the one we have at home ( and I love the bed we have at home). If you stay here you will not be disappointed.
4.2 on October 21, 2013
Very conveniently located, easy walking distance to attractions, shops, and restaurants. Friendly service, We had a great stay!
5 on October 17, 2013
Although it rained all weekend our mini stay at the Fife and Drum was wonderful. The room was so cozy. Very clean quarters. Great coffee! The other guests were friendly. Billy, Sharon and staff were great. We will make the inn our first choice in the future! Cheers, Kathryn & Larry
5 on October 17, 2013
A wonderful property right in the heart of the historic area of Williamsburg. Just across the street from William and Mary College. Proprietors were friendly and helpful and the property was spotless.
3.8 on October 13, 2013
Enyoyable two day stay at the end of a 3 week American holiday
3.6 on October 10, 2013
Overall it was a great stay at the Fife & Drum and you simply can't beat the location for easy access to everything in Downtown Williamsburg. The only negative is the wooden floors as you can hear people coming in and out during all hours. It's small and quaint and certainly worth the price.
4.2 on September 30, 2013
Excellent location and stay made better by knowledgeable recommendations regarding historic sights and restaurants!
5 on September 26, 2013
Everything was terrific! Hospitaility, location, etc!
5 on September 25, 2013
All the staff at F & D could not have been nicer, the location cannot be beaten for the price, the room was great, and the breakfast also. I would recommend it highly.
3.6 on September 25, 2013
Very nice and great location.
4.8 on September 24, 2013
4.8 on September 23, 2013
Short walk to the College and all the Williamsburg attractions. Clean, spacious room with friendly and helpful owner. Thanks for a great stay Billy!!
5 on September 20, 2013
We couldn't have had a better stay at the Fife And Drum Inn and would gladly recommend the accommodations to anyone planning a visit to Colonial Williamsburg! We couldn't have been more pleased!
4.8 on September 15, 2013
Highly recommend the Fife and Drum Inn if you are looking for accommodations in the Colonial Williamsburg area. The Inn is nicely updated while still retaining period charm. My daughter and I had a very comfortable stay here. The owner, Billy Scruggs, will take good care of you.
3.8 on September 02, 2013
Lovely B&B with great decor, comfy beds, beautifully maintained, very reactive staff.
2.8 on August 25, 2013
Lovely little cottage in a very convenient position for exploring Colonial Williamsburgh. They only problem for us was the breakfast. Coffee machine but no kettle even thought tea bags provided. Cartons of orange juice and not very nice pastries left the day before. Would have been much nicer if we could have had breakfast in the main pat of the Inn.
3.0 on August 23, 2013
We loved the convenient location; however, be aware that this is a second floor property and has no elevator. We were pleased with the helpfulness and responsiveness of the Owner/Manager, Billy Scruggs, and with the really good breakfasts offered. We were not pleased that the plumbing needs some updating. The toilets continually plugged up - sometimes with nothing in them but water. We thought this was a problem for only our room (since we had a toilet plunger conveniently located in the bathroom) and mentioned to the Manager - who promised to look into it - but discovered that the other rooms also had a toilet plunger in each bathroom, We believe the issue was not unique to our room. The really nice thing was that we were only a five to ten minutes walk - sometimes less than that - from just about everything Williamsburg Historic District has to offer. If they can get that plumbing thing under control, we would go back and would recommend it - but for now with the foregoing cautions.
2.8 on August 21, 2013
The bed was extremely comfortable, and the shower was great. The chairs in the sitting room were very uncomfortable and the TV was very small. The innkeepers were very helpful with suggestions, especially regarding local dining and attractions. The downside is the rooms are on the second floor which means you need to climb steps to get to your room, for most people it isn't an issue unless you have very bad knees and have been walking all day!!!! All in all it was a pleasant experience.
5 on August 21, 2013
The B&B is in the Merchant's Square area one block from historic area. Easy walk to all. Food was exceptional and decore fits right in with Williamsburg. Staff was great and very attentive. Will choose a room at the back away from stairs and entry. We LOVE this wonderful B&B. Best experience to date
4.4 on August 21, 2013
Perfect location with free parking near by. Couldn't get closer to historic district or downtown shopping and dining. Quiet atmosphere with extremely helpful owner and staff. Would be a great place to be for Christmas.
5 on August 17, 2013
My husband recently stayed at the Fife and Drum Inn and had a lovely experience. Everything was clean and new looking, despite its quaint colonial feel. The breakfast was excellent, and the service warm and welcoming. We will definitely stay here again on our next trip to Williamsburg.
4.4 on August 17, 2013
You can't beat this place for charm, comfort, service, convenience, and friendliness. It is THE ideal location in Williamsburg, with superb furnishings and facilities, all well maintained, and serviced by a kind and generous owner and excellent staff. Don't hesitate... Stay here, and stay here often.
4.6 on August 12, 2013
We loved everything about our stay at the Fife & Drum ... Our room was a delight ... from the four poster comfy bed to its charming furniture & wee bird house TV! The hosts made us feel welcome & right at home. Its location is perfect, for walking to the excellent restaurants & main street.
5 on August 09, 2013
We just loved all of the antiques in the Restoration Suite. The room was very comfortable and clean, the location was perfect and the breakfast wonderful. We hope to return in the future for a longer stay.
5 on August 06, 2013
My husband and I spent two nights with our 11 year old daughter in the Restoration Suite. The beds were comfortable and the room was lovely. We enjoyed reading about the antiques that were in our room. Billy was terrific, giving us great advice about what to see and do and where to dine. The breakfasts were delicious. It has the best location-right in Merchants Square and steps from Colonial Williamsburg. We will definitely stay there again.
5 on July 31, 2013
Love our stay at the Fife & Drum. Price was about the same to stay at one of the chain hotels in the area. It's great for couples without kids. Quite, very clean, great decor, and the staff was very helpful. Tasty, homemade breakfast as well. The best part it's so close to Colonial Williamsburg, only a short walk.
5 on July 26, 2013
What an enjoyable place to spend out 40th anniversary. Billy and Sharon are super hosts. The location could not be any better for really experiencing Colonial Williamsburg.
5 on July 25, 2013
Guest services were exceptional. It really made us feel welcome. Beautiful and super clean! Would go back in a heartbeat.
5 on July 25, 2013
My husband and I are repeat customers because it is always a great experience. We will be back next year! Kay and Jim N.
4.6 on July 22, 2013
Great location. Very clean and cute. We were touring William and Mary and could walk there, plus look around Colonel Williamsburg. I would stay there again.
3.6 on July 18, 2013
All was well done with the exception of breakfast and afternoon coffee. Breakfast is scheduled for one hour only which is somewhat rigid for travelers who are trying to relax. The buffet was very limited and not very creative. We came for coffee in the afternoon but it was already gone and they only had instant coffee to offer. Other than that, everything was wonderful!
4.8 on July 17, 2013
This place is the best! I highly recommend it.
3.8 on July 16, 2013
Billy was gracious to accommodate our unexpected scheduling conflict. We were exceptionally pleased with the hospitality, proximity to historical Williamsburg, the knowledge and assistance by Billy and his wife to navigate the area.
4.2 on July 14, 2013
Located amongst shops and galleries. Walking distance to Colonial Williamsburg. Free parking provided by INN for length of stay. Hot and cold breakfast (small) buffet. Proprietor friendly and helpful. Strongly recommend.
3.4 on July 10, 2013
My wife and I stayed for 2 nights in early July 2013 and Although we typically are not Bed N Breakfast people, we were quite satisfied with the Fife & Drum. The owners were really nice and very helpful with tour directions and dining guidance. The breakfast was adequate and the rooms were cleaned daily. I would recommend this B&B to anyone visiting Williamsburg.
4.4 on July 05, 2013
We had a very nice anniversary weekend here. We had never stayed at a B and B before and were quite impressed! The rooms were very modern and the bathroom was updated. The tv was small but we were barely in the room to watch it. The breakfast was good too. The owners were lovely people and were very hospitable. I recommend the B and B to any first timers because it is more like a hotel that serves breakfast!
4.6 on July 03, 2013
My wife and I had a wonderful stay at the Fyfe & Drum Inn at the end of June, 2013. Billy and team were superb, the room (the Conservancy) more than lived up to the recommendation given to it by Frommers. The location is perfect and parking is right at hand. A lovely experience and highly recommended.
5 on July 02, 2013
Great B&B in the middle of everything in Williamsburg. Owner was a great guy. Very helpful. Room was clean. Food was good. Walking distance to the shuttle service for Colonial Williamsburg. Can't say enough the Fife and Drum. Definitely would stay there again.
5 on June 29, 2013
I traveled to Williamsburg to visit/tour William and Mary with my son. Location can't be beat! Less than a block to W&M Admissions and close to all shops and restaurants. Ease in parking was appreciated. Billy greeted us with a smile - he knows no stranger! Our room (The William and Mary room) was spacious enough to accommodate an air mattress which Fife and Drum provided. Sink in room - versus in the bathroom - made it easier for two of us to get ready in the morning. Breakfast - yummy! The Fife and Drum is a great home-away-home in Williamsburg!
4.6 on June 25, 2013
Brilliant location and great service
4.6 on June 11, 2013
We had a great visit! LOVED our room and the great breakfasts! Also the afternoon cookies. We felt well-taken care of and really appreciated how close we were to everything.
3.0 on June 10, 2013
The T.V.was very small and with us being in our 70"s it was hard to see. We would of loved to had another chair because with two people in the room it is hard sitting on the bed when you retire for the evening at our age. Other then these two things we enjoyed our stay. Thanks!!!
3.8 on June 09, 2013
During our recent visit, we stayed in the Richneck room. The room was on the small side, but it was a lovely weekend with so much to do, so we didn’t spend much time in the room. The location of the Inn is in the historic old town and is perfect if you are visiting either the Market Square shops or Colonial Williamsburg. The lemonade and cookies in the common area are a nice touch after a couple of hours of sightseeing. The room had nice comfy robes, lots of fresh towels, and a great breakfast. The room was quiet for its location near the common room, but we did hear the staff setting up for breakfast in the morning. Not a lot of guests showed up for breakfast so there appeared to be plenty of food. We had no complaints with our recent stay, but some recommendations. The vents in the rooms and common areas should be cleaned. There was noticeable dirt and grime around the vents. The only seating chair in the room appeared dirty perhaps from use as a luggage rack. Another sturdy chest for luggage and a smaller, more comfortable chair for seating would improve the room. The TVs are creatively located in hand-made bird houses, but they are dated, small and difficult to view from the bed. The bathroom mirror is mounted very high which is fine if you’re tall, but not so great if you’re not. Maybe a mirror that swivels up and down would accommodate all guests (including children). The ice machine was broken and there is no staff on duty after 4pm to report it to. We were going to use the Fife & Drum parking lot, but the concrete parking stops were all askew making parking difficult in an already overflowing lot. Our visit was on a Sunday and Monday, which was a holiday, so parking on the street was not an issue. We like this Inn for its location. We will visit again.
5 on June 06, 2013
We stayed for two nights in the Hitchens room at the Fife and Drum Inn. We would have stayed longer if rooms would have been available. Everything about our stay was wonderful. The owner was very accommodating and helpful. He helped us carry our luggage in, made dinner reservations for us and spent time helping us to decide which attractions to see and when to see them. The breakfasts that were served had a very nice variety and were hot and delicious. The coffee was great!! Our room was very clean, comfortable, and quiet. The Inn is located on the perimeter of Colonial Williamsburg so we were able to walk wherever we wanted to go. I would highly recommend the Fife and Drum Inn. You will be glad that you stayed there.
4.8 on May 31, 2013
We came down from Wash, DC by train and walked to the Bed & Breakfast. It was easy to find and right by all the shops/restaurants. The purpose of our trip was for my girlfriend's birthday & ultimately, engagement. The B&B reps had flowers and champagne on the ready for us. They even went out of their way to take use through the map of Williamsburg of where to go & when to go there (avoid crowds). And I have to mention, they even booked us at the 2 best restaurants in town a month before we arrived (our favorite ... Fat Canary). Highly recommend "the Conservatory" room with the little clawed tub in middle of the room. Oh, and she said, "Yes!"
5 on May 27, 2013
In addition to the best location in Williamburg (in Merchant's Square, steps away from Colonial Williamsburg in one direction and the College of William and Mary in the other) this fine establishment boasts modern rooms with colonial furnishings and a friendly and accommodating staff. We have stayed here numerous times during our son's career at the College, and it always has been a delight!
3.6 on May 26, 2013
Fife and Drum is within walking distance to all the attractions of Colonial Williamsburg, restaurants, and shopping. Rooms were spacious and comfortable. Breakfast consisted of a hot casserole, biscuits with ham or bacon and granola along with fruit, coffee, tea, etc. Not quite as lavish as some of the other inns we have visited but delicious nonetheless. Would have appreciated more interaction with owners as to their recommendations for tours, dinners, etc. We were shown to our room and then left to our own devices. The next morning we again had breakfast and left to find our own way. Not a big problem but we always enjoy chatting with the owners and hearing their recommendations since they ususally know the area so well.
4.4 on May 22, 2013
Beautifully decorated, fantastic location. The pleasant staff almost always available and catered to the personal needs of the patrons. Lots of good eateries and shops within a block radius.
4.8 on May 20, 2013
This is a charming B&B in a great location, you are literally steps from Colonial Williamsburg. The room we had was the George Washington, it was immaculately clean with a mega comfortable king size bed and a massive shower. Billy the owner made us feel very welcome right down to the help yourself cookies. Breakfast was fine. I would recommend anyone thinking of a stay in Williamsburg to stop here. PS try the Dog Street Pub for lunch or dinner & drinks.
4.0 on May 19, 2013
Enjoyed my overnight stay at Fife and Drum .A little noisy overnight with a motor running constantly but overall it was for the convenience to downtown Old Williamsburg.Lovely continental breakfast.. Staff very helpful with directions.
5 on May 18, 2013
We have been staying at the Fife and Drum Inn for many years, and have always had such wonderful times. This trip we stayed in the Cedars Suite, which may be our favorite, along with the Webster-Hitchens room. The innkeepers are so knowledgeable about the area, and one of the most outstanding things about the inn is its location. You walk out the door and into history, as Colonial Williamsburg is a block away. The inn is also located across the street from the College of William and Mary, and many wonderful restaurants and shops. The inn is small, charming and perfectly located. We love this inn, and you will too.
4.8 on May 08, 2013
Room was next to the kitchen and you could hear breakfast preperations. The sink in bathroom was fitted into a corner and mirror was on flat wall next to it, made it awkward for shaving. Overall the room was very nice.
3.8 on April 30, 2013
We booked a romantic getaway with my boyfriend in the Concervancy. The canopied bed was breathtaking, room is small (well you expect it in this historic property), but the shower was huge and modern. Nice bedding and impeccable towels. The bath tub in the room is a unique touch, and we really wanted to use it, but it did take miracles of flexibility. The tub is really small even for one person, and if it wasn't for my bf's workouts and my yoga sessions - there is no way that would be possible. Billy is very hospitable and helpful, gives great advice on what to do in town. I would appreciate a little bit more variety at breakfast (one day it was bread pudding as main dish, no eggs, and I don't like to eat sweet things for breakfast, so I was a bit upset). They do provide free parking which is such a huge help! There are great places to eat and shop just across the street. Overall very impressed. My bf said that from now on I will be the one always choosing the hotels for us to stay in, and that says a lot!
3.2 on April 28, 2013
Saying that our room overlooks Wm and Mary was a stretch. The hosts are very pleasant and friendly, the B&B is quite comfortable. Overall would recommend.
4.6 on April 22, 2013
I booked Fife & Drum for our college tour of William and Mary.. This was a great B&B. The breakfast was good and the staff was friendly. I would stay here again if I am ever in Williamsburg again.
4.0 on April 21, 2013
Could not have ask for a more comfortable stay. Room, service and location were excellent. The price was more than reasonable for what we received. Me and my wife would not think about staying anywhere else in Williamsburg. We did not want to leave and can't wait to return.
4.0 on April 17, 2013
My husband and I really enjoyed staying at the Fife & Drum Inn. We chose it due to its wonderful location in the Colonial Williamsburg Merchant Square area, but were equally happy with the rooms, breakfast, and helpful & friendly owner, Billy Scruggs. Did I mention how quiet it was?! The Inn is an easy walk to everything....... including the college of William & Mary - witch is a great place to start an early morning walk while waiting for breakfast to be served. The breakfast exceeded my expectations. When I read it would be buffet-style, I imagined slightly warmed, typical breakfast foods........ not so! Very delicious, warm, 'comfort-breakfast foods' like cinnamon bread pudding and frittata, biscuits and fruit awaited us - all very good and hearty! p.s. cookies and lemonade 24/7!
4.0 on April 16, 2013
Excellent location and breakfasts. A very well-run establishment.
5 on April 09, 2013
Billy bent over backward to make sure we had a wonderful time!
4.0 on April 05, 2013
The Fife and Drum is a great place to stay in the heart of Williamsburg. It is clean, the owners are friendly and the breakfast was good. The always available snacks and drinks were a nice touch. We enjoyed our time there and would go back again.
5 on April 03, 2013
My daughter and I stayed at the Fife & Drum for 2 nights in March 2013. It was our second trip to Williamsburg and our second stay at this lovely inn. The location cannot be beat (for both Colonial Williamsburg and the College of William & Mary) and the owners and staff are so friendly and kind. Very comfortable, attractive inn. We love the Fife & Drum and highly recommend it!
4.8 on April 03, 2013
The Fife & Drum Inn is warm and inviting B&B. The room was perfect! The hosts were outstanding! The housekeeping intuitive! We loved the different breakfast casseroles each morning...especially the French Toast Casserole.
4.4 on March 27, 2013
This was my second stay and the Fife & Drum Inn, and it was just as amazing as the first. The location is unbeatable (within walking distance to all Col. Williamsburg attractions) but what really made it special was Billy. He went out of his way to provide good advice and even made all our dinner bookings for us.
4.8 on March 25, 2013
My wife and I spent two nights at the F&D and plan on going back. Conveniently located to Colonial Williamsburg and the College of W&M, as well as in the midst of numerous restaurants and shopping, the Inn is very quiet, clean, and enjoyable. No need to worry about parking. The owner was very helpful in terms of restaurant and sightseeing recommendations. The breakfast was fine. There is also a wonderful coffeshop right next door that is open late. We had a great time and plan on returning.
4.6 on March 19, 2013
Our stay was so homey! We had all the privacy of a hotel but with the personal hospitality and friendliness of a b&b. perfectly located, perfectly staffed. We felt right at home!
5 on March 15, 2013
We have stayed at the Fife and Drum dozens of times. WE LOVE IT! It is very quiet and relaxing and the service is excellent. Every time we make reservations to stay there, my husband immediately says "I can't wait to eat their breakfast buffet!". The location could not be better. There are tons of things to do and see right outside the front door. Highly recommend!
4.6 on March 04, 2013
What a wonderful little B&B! The rooms were clean, quaint and perfect size. Walking distance to all colonial Williamsburg has to offer. Owner and staff were fantastic and really helped get you around. Great value. Would definitely stay there again.
3.8 on February 28, 2013
A very nice inn at a prime location. We'll do it again.
4.6 on February 25, 2013
The stay at the Fife and Drum was really fun. The beds were very comfortable and the breakfast was outstanding. The layout was very unique and very cute. The hall was made to look like a street with doors to individual homes (rooms). The only thing that was a bit of a surprise was that the entire B & B is up a flight of stairs. So, just be ready to take luggage up - but they will assist. Would stay here again in a minute!!!!!
4.0 on February 22, 2013
Perfect location for visitors to Colonial Williamsburg. Off-street reserved parking available right around the corner. No need to drive anywhere. The owner, Billy, will be happy to provide suggestions on what to see and do if you ask. The Inn in on the second floor, and stairs are the only way to get up there. However, Billy offered to help my wife and I with our bags when we arrived and when we were leaving, so help will be available for those who might need it. Jamestown room was clean and cozy. Breakfast offerings exceeded expectations, but there are plenty of other places to eat breakfast right outside the door of the Inn if you want to get a more substantial meal. We would definitely stay here again!
4.0 on February 17, 2013
Billy had very helpful recommendations and made our stay much better. I would highly recommend staying here.
4.4 on February 12, 2013
I would suggest placing a second chair in the room so both of us could sit, drink coffee, etc.
4.6 on February 04, 2013
My wife and I travel to Williamsburg at least once or twice a year and this is the perfect spot for us. The proprietors are friendly and knowledgeable about the community, and eager enough to serve that they will go table-to-table during breakfast to make suggestions for how to spend your day. The rooms are cozy and full of character, and the location is unbelievable. Step out the front door of the Fife & Drum and you are a five-minute walk from the historic buildings on Duke of Gloucester Street and at least seven or eight terrific restaurants. You can park just across the street. There are less expensive hotels in the community, but nothing that puts you right in the middle of the Williamsburg experience the way the Fife & Drum Inn does.
5 on February 04, 2013
After a long drive from NW Pennsylvania, I arrived to find a beautiful room with four poster bed, lovely linens and a very nicely appointed bathroom. Breakfast was served in a dining area from a sideboard with fresh quiche, southern biscuits and ham, fresh fruit and delicious coffee. The dining area also has an adjacent reading area which is as wonderful place to spend the late afternoon reading. The Fife and Drum is located in the heart of Merchant's Square and across the street from William and Mary. It is within a short walk to Colonial Williamsburg, thus ideally suited to those who like to walk and explore what the area has to offer. This is a lovely spot to spend a weekend!
5 on January 24, 2013
What is not to like? The room was excellent, the breakfast was excellent and the location is outstanding - a quick walk and you are in the thick of it all! Perhaps the best part for us was the graciousness of our hosts - in talking to both of them I realized that our exploration of Williamsburg had already begun as they each would tell us some of the back stories in such a way that you feel you are talking to historians! Anyway, delightful visit and a highly recommend. Grab the room with the gate if you can!
3.8 on January 10, 2013
We spent one night at this Bed and Breakfast; it was very relaxing and the staff was top notch!
4.2 on January 09, 2013
Left a sweater in our room and it was returned to us. Perfecft place to stay essentially in Colonial Williamsburg with no car needed to shop, visit and eat.
3.8 on January 07, 2013
The room was nice, and the bed was very comfortable. The breakfast Breakfast was a big disappointment though. Awful quiche
4.2 on January 02, 2013
For anyone visiting the college or the historical district, this B&B is perfect in all respects. They have parking and you won't have to move your car the whole time you're here. The rooms are beautifully furnished, the breakfast is delicious, and the hosts helpful and accommodating. Don't hesitate to book this one.
3.8 on December 26, 2012
This is a great B&B in downtown Williamsburg so its walking distance to just about everything. We parked the car and didnt move until we left. Nice breakfast and very accomodating. Highly recommend!
5 on December 24, 2012
Great little place in the heart of old town and in walking distance to many things. A great escape and a great place by which to do just that. The accomodations where better than expected and the staff were like family. It truest felt like staying at home. Thank you!!
4.2 on December 19, 2012
We thoroughly enjoyed our three-day stay at the Fife and Drum. It is situated in the historic area of Williamsburg and is within walking distance of all Colonial Williamsburg events. The breakfasts were very tasty and the proprietors are most knowledgeable about Williamsburg and the surrounding area. I would definitely stay there on a return visit.
5 on December 17, 2012
A perfect Christmas get away. Located directly in Colonial Williamsburg, the inn is convenient to all of the Williamsburg Christmas pageantry. Thw owners are very friendly, like familiy. We recommend the near by Retros for a quick bite or the Blue Talon Bistro across the street for a romantic bistro dinner.
3.8 on December 12, 2012
Very pleasant, helpful owners, who made you feel welcome. They took pride in their establishment. Location to colonial Williamsburg, the best
5 on December 08, 2012
Great location, perfect size for a small family! Very friendly and accommodating Inn Keepers, we arrived late because of traffic and they followed their posted late arrival policy to a T. The Drummer's Cottage far exceeded our expectations. The proximity to the Colonial area and Merchant's Square can not be beat. We have stayed at other similar priced hotels on earlier visits to Williamsburg and were never as happy as we were on this trip at the Fife and Drum Inn.
4.4 on December 07, 2012
The Fife & Drum is an outstanding B&B with some big hotel amenities without being big. The location is superlative and the service for us was a perfect blend of taking care of us and privacy.
3.8 on December 05, 2012
We stayed at the Fife and Drum Inn, specifically in the Drummers Cottage. The location is great - between the colonial area and William and Mary. Walk to everything. The innkeepers are extremely friendly and helpful. The cottage is very clean, and cutely laid out and furnished. The configuration is a beautiful master bedroom with a very comfortable king-size bed, 2 built in bunk beds in an alcove off the hallway, and a main sitting area/entry room with a pull out couch. The bathroom is very clean and roomy, though there is only one - and the shower and toilet are together, so if someone's showering, others may have to 'wait.' The sink, with large vanity, is outside the shower/toilet room. There is not a tub. Visitors in the cottage do not get the 'breakfast' part of the B&B. They deliver pastries each day (we had tiny blueberry muffins, and slices of what seemed like Entennmann's pastry), and there is coffee and tea in the cottage to make, like in a hotel. NOTE: the coffee maker is tiny - like in a hotel...for a party of 5 adult women - this was not enough!. Fortunately, there is a great coffee shop called Aroma's just steps away, that serves good coffee, as well as a selection of breakfast goodies, on up to full breakfast platters. (Aroma's also does lunch and dinner - everything we had there was good). Definitely recommend.
3.8 on December 05, 2012
This was our third stay at the Fife and Drum Inn, and we will return next time we're in Williamsburg. Owners Billy and Sharon are a wealth of information about both "old" and "new" Williamsburg, having both grown up here, and their appreciation for the history of the town and its restoration is infectious. The Inn is located within walking distance of the restored area, the College of William and Mary, and lots of great shopping, and its location is the reason we keep going back. The rooms are nice and well decorated, and the common area/dining room is spacious and beautiful. The Fife and Drum Inn is a great place to stay in Colonial Williamsburg!
4.4 on December 03, 2012
This B&B is so close to Colonial Williamsburg and Market Square we were able to park our car on Sunday and didn't need it again until packing up to head home. The innkeeper, Billy, always has lots of great hints of where to eat and ideas of what to see if you are looking for something a little different. Breakfast was always warm and yummy with plenty of coffee. I also recommend the lemonade (available all day) and a game of checkers in the common area. Lots of little touches made it a nice place to stay.
3.8 on November 10, 2012
Very charming. Fantastic location for visiting W&M campus.
3.2 on November 09, 2012
The Fife and Drum is ideally located near Colonial Williamsburg. We arrived on Friday, parked in their lot , and did not have to drive again until we left on Sunday. The rooms are very comfortably furnished and the breakfast is quite good. Their coffee could be a bit stronger to suit our taste, but a small negative for a very pleasant and well loctaed establishment..
3.6 on October 23, 2012
This was our first Bed and Breakfast experience. We were pleasantly surprised by the welcoming staff and clean rooms, however, the rooms are starting to show wear and tear. Our bed post had a post topper missing, the candle stick light fixture on the wall was cracked and dangling in need of simple repair. The amenities were delightful but not restocked after our first night, which was annoying since we packed light for a quick two night stay. The location of the Fife and Drum can't be beat! It was so nice to make a quick run back to our rooms to change or drop off shopping bags without trying to negotiate parking and wasting time traveling to a hotel. If we return to Williamsburg and I can find a deal on this Inn again, we will stay there .
4.0 on October 22, 2012
The central location of Fife & Drum in Williamsburg can't be beat...and the owners are very helpful and interested making their clients' visit rewarding.
4.2 on October 22, 2012
We met two other couples who we had not seen for 20 years at the Fife and Drum. It was the perfect place. Within walking distance of wonderful restaurants and the historical district. The staff accommodated us in every way which made our stay and our reunion better than we could have expected. We already knew it had wonderful character and history with each room decorated in a unique way. To my surprise, the rooms were very quiet even with the traffic nearby. There was easy loading and unloading of luggage and assigned parking for guests. There are several steps to go up and down at the entry so if you have special needs I would call ahead.
4.0 on October 19, 2012
The Fife and Drum Inn was everything it should be - friendly, welcoming, clean, and comfortable. It's located in a prime area of downtown Williamsburg, and I would stay there again if I wanted to be close to downtown.
3.4 on October 17, 2012
Good value for money. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Breakfast fare varied daily and was more than adequate.
4.8 on October 17, 2012
We loved our stay at the Fife and Drum. Billy and the staff made us feel right at home. The rooms were spotless and very cozy. The Fife and Drum is right in the Heart of town and walking distance to Historic Williamsburg. We recommend staying at the Fife and Drum.
4.8 on October 15, 2012
The Fife and Drum was beautiful, comfortable, quiet, convenient, and the staff was wonderful! Rhonda kept the place very clean and provided delicious breakfasts. Billy was a gracious, genteel host, very helpful, and always ready to provide recommendations and suggestions for sites and restaurants. We would definitely go back!
3.8 on October 14, 2012
The location, just off the Williamsburg Historic area, was super. We enjoy walking to the attractions. The owners recommended restaurants nearby in Merchants Square, rather than in the Historic area. We agree, Berrets, The Trellis, Mad Dog, and Seasons, were a cut above our single meal in the Historic Area. Based upon the location, cost, and rooms, we will return again.
5 on October 11, 2012
It was a dark and rainy day in Williamsburg. We were wet and needed a place to rest. Billy was so kind (actually took pity on us) and let us register early thus letting us spend a quiet and restful afternoon reading in a beautiful and comfortable room until the rain hesitated. This was our fourth trip to Williamsburg and will be remembered very fondly. We will return.
4.4 on October 08, 2012
Excellent bed and breakfast with a location that cannot be beat!
4.6 on October 03, 2012
We loved the Fife and Drum Inn. The location is absolutely perfect, but the owners go above and beyond to meet their guests needs. The rooms are lovely with decent sized bathrooms for a b & b. Breakfast was only served from 8am-9am each day, but it was a very limited buffet. A hot casserole, fruit salad, bacon and wonderful biscuits. I do have a few suggestions. The pillows in our room were rather limp and there was only a nightstand and lamp on one side of the bed. Finally there was limited space in the bathroom to set your toiletries. We loved the inn and will return when we are next in town. It was so nice to park our car in the Fife and Drum lot and easily walk to Colonial Williamsburg and to the College of William and Mary. We went to the wonderful Farmers Market Saturday morning and easily take our purchases back to our room. We had dinner at the Trellis, again so convenient.
3.6 on September 25, 2012
Our room was an unusual shape and as such it was not well set out as the other rooms. The Inn was quiet on our last night and we were able to look at the other romms that were beautifully set out. The breakfast was disappointing. There was no toast nor an egg in any guise to be seen. But what we were given which was probably traditional to that part of the country was well prepared.
4.6 on September 20, 2012
If one is considering a visit to historic Williamsburg one could not find a more convenient location to stay than the Fife & Drum Inn. Located directly behind Market Square and just minutes off the main historic street, the Fife & Drum is a perfect location. Rooms are comfortable and well appointed. The breakfast served is more than adequate to provide energy for a morning's historic adventure. We are pleased that we discovered the Fife & Drum and look forward to other stays while exploring Williamsburg. Mike & Linda McGraw
3.8 on September 20, 2012
We did not spend a lot of time in the room, so its little deficiencies (no place to leave one's towels to hang and dry; no bedside table on one side of the queen bed; not enough space for three people's toiletries in the bath) were insignificant compared to the wonderful owners, the great breakfasts, the common room where our families (9 of us total) could meet, gab, etc. The young man handling most of the breakfast service even moved up the time at which coffee appeared, when he noticed two of us looking for it earlier in the morning than originally expected. Do not hesitate to stay here!
5 on September 20, 2012
Wonderful stay - had the Cedars Suite. Very relaxing. Breakfast is always something to look forward to at the Fife and Drum.
4.4 on September 17, 2012
The owner was extremely helpful in guidance of area. The location couldn't be better for visiting Williamsburg. We enjoyed our stay immensely and would definitely go back if revisiting Williamsburg again.
4.6 on September 16, 2012
We had an excellent experience at the Fife and Drum Inn. We received good hints on how to spend and travel through our days. Will be sure to come again.
5 on September 12, 2012
Excellent location, within walking distance of the historical district and William and Mary. A short drive to Jamestown and Yorktown. The room was very clean and comfy. It was also a short two block walk to my favorite store, Barnes and Noble. I enjoyed reading there and having my Chai Tea Latte. My wife and I were very pleased.
4.2 on September 08, 2012
My husband and I stayed for 3 nights over Labor Day weekend. We arrived after check-in, so our key cards were in an envelope marked with our names and taped to the door. Also in the envelope was a welcome letter including directions to our room and instructions about parking our car. We were able to explore the house (including all but one of the other rooms, which was occupied at the time.) The rooms and hallways were decorated very nicely in a colonial style (including having the TVs hidden in a "birdhouse" - so cute) The bathroom areas included a separate room each for the toilet, sink, and stone-tile shower. Very convenient and also decorated nicely. In the morning, we met the owner, who was super friendly and offered us help with planning our visit. The breakfast offered was simple, but delicious (bisquits and fresh fruit, as well as bacon, a quiche-like selection, a variety of cereals, and milk, orange juice, and coffee). There were chocolate chip cookies and lemonade available in the common room 24/7 (scrumptious!!). In the common room, there were the dining tables, a sofa and chairs, books and pamphlets about the area, history, and attractions, a flat-screen TV, and a checkers board. There were umbrellas available, also (which we were very thankful for on our last night, because it was pouring when we had to leave to walk to dinner at a local tavern). There was an ice machine and a back porch to sit on. It was also an extremely convenient location - only one block over from the Duke of Gloucester Street, which is the main street for the colonial events and buildings. Overall, we LOVED our stay at the Fife and Drum and plan to visit again. I said we need to come every year and stay in a different room each time until we experience them all!
4.8 on September 07, 2012
Located right on the edge of Merchants' Square, adjacent to the WIlliam and mary campass and within a block of the restored area, the inn was perfect. We left our car in the hotel lot for the duration of our stay and easily walked everywhere. The host has lived in Williamsburg forever and so is a good guide to where to begin. Our room was very comfortable, quiet and COOL, with a lovely deep bath tub. The only caveat is that the inn is upstairs in a retail block so make sure your suitcase isn't too heavy!
4.8 on August 27, 2012
Wonderful B&B and a marvelous staff. This was me and my Wifes 30th Anniversay so I wanted the weekend to be special- The Fife and Drum did not let me down. Billy provided a personalized stay with dinner reservations, wine and flowers in the room, etc. His superlative descriptions of what to do and see made the weekend complete. We go to Williamsburg frequently for short getaway's and we still saw and learned things we didn't know about the area. I recomend the Fife and Drum to anyone looking for a quiet private place to getaway to and relax.
3.6 on August 27, 2012
Extremely well situated for exploring Williamsburg and close to very smart shops and food outlets. Although we arrived within the designated check in times of 3 to 5pm there were no staff to greet us- an envelope stuck on the door had keys. We only found tea and coffee making facilities and general information via another guest. We also found the owner rather patronising to women (mother and daughter travelling together). Having said that, location and quality of rooms means I would thoroughly recommend it and would stay there again.
5 on August 22, 2012
The B&B was so cute, SO clean, Billy was so helpful, and the location was great. 2 minute walk to Campus restaurants and Merchant's Square was right outside your door. Loved it.
4.6 on August 18, 2012
This was our second visit to Fife and Drum. We love the quiteness,cleaniness and the convience to shopping and dining. Our out of town quest with us loved how the rooms were decorated. We would recommend Fife and Drum to others.
4.2 on August 10, 2012
Great location, walking distance to key sites and shopping. Service was excellent and breakfast was outstanding. Would recommend to anyone.
5 on July 31, 2012
Our family (which consists of 2 college aged daughters, a 12 year old son, plus mom & dad) wanted to have a quick get away before the girls headed back to college. We decided to try something different. While my husband & I have stayed in numerous B&B's, it was all new for the kids! What a wonderful four days we had in the warm setting of this beautifully appointed inn. Sharon & Billy were wonderful and steered us to a perfect setting for our family. We stayed in two rooms across the hall from each other & it was PERFECT! During the day, we could keep the doors open and it felt like a rather large suite. We started each morning with a delicious breakfast with a good variety of items offered. You definitely got a great start to your day. Then, Billy & Sharon helped us make plans for the day. Being from Williamsburg themselves, they definitely know the highlights to hit, based on how many days your stay will include. We had fun filled days & evenings --- thanks to their advice. How wonderful it was to return to the inn after a long day at either Colonial Williamsburg or Busch Gardens to fresh baked cookies & lemonade each night! Not a single things was not well thought out and geared towards making the guests at the inn feel at home during their stay. We will definitely return to our "home away from home" in Colonial Williamsburg each time we travel to the area!
4.8 on July 29, 2012
We live only 25 miles away but wanted to take a brief getaway for our anniversary. We were greeted cordially by our host, offered refreshments, and given information about local activities for the day, Then we were shown to our room. It was spacious, comfortable, and clean. The bath area was very well set up with a powerful shower, which was great after a hot day. Breakfast the next morning was delicious with many offerings. We'll stay here again, soon!
5 on July 28, 2012
Large room, comfortable bed, super location, friendly staff, healthy breakfast
3.8 on July 25, 2012
We enjoyed our stay at this lovely old B&B in Williamsburg. The location is the number one attribute. We just walked right out on the street of this lovely, historical old city. The Fife&Drum's decor matches the historically matches its city. We enjoyed the breakfasts and the warm welcome from Rhonda. Cookies and lemonade were offered as well as the loan of much needed umbrellas the weekend we were there. If we visit Williamsburg again, we will stay at the Fife&Drum.
4.6 on July 23, 2012
The Fife and Drum Inn is in a great location-- walking distance to all of the Williamsburg attractions, shopping, and dining. Billy and Sharon, the innkeepers, were very helpful with suggestions for our visit-- things to see and do, dining options ,etc... Breakfast was great each morning-- a sweet or savory casserole that changed each day, fresh fruit , biscuits with Virginia ham, jam, granola, orange juice, coffee/ tea/ milk. Cookies, bagged chips, crackers, and lemonade available in the afternoons and evenings. We enjoyed our stay very much and would return to the Fife and Drum Inn.
3.0 on July 22, 2012
Exactly as we expected! Passing through the Jamestown/Yorktown,Williamsburg areas, this B & B is in a very convenient central Williamsburg location. Easy to find, precise instructions regarding (local) off-site parking lot, very good restaurants steps from the front door, perfect for a stroll around the centre of this very pleasant town. Room, breakfast and hospitality were extremely good for our one night stay, would choose to stay again if ever in the area.
4.6 on July 21, 2012
Quaint,beautifully decorated rooms. Perfect location for experiencing Colonial Williamsburg!
4.6 on July 16, 2012
We had another enjoyable stay at The Fife and Drum. the staff is friendly and courteous. We felt like old friends on our arrival. Good, clean room; delightful ambience.
5 on July 12, 2012
The Fife and Drum is now our most favorite B&B/Hotel (and we have stayed at quite a few!). Ideal historic location, very friendly and helpful, delicious food. The inn itself is cosy, clean, and beautifully restored. Our family (including my young son) really enjoyed it. We can't wait to go back!
4.6 on July 08, 2012
I brought my family here and it is a gorgeous place in a perfect location. can;t wait to come back. stunning!
4.2 on July 06, 2012
Enjoyed our stay at Fife and Drum Inn. The beds were comfortable and rooms were clean and beautiful. Location is fantastic.
4.0 on July 05, 2012
The Fife and Drum was a perfect check for us in Williamsburg. It is literally a few steps from colonial Williamsburg. Restaurants, coffee shop, retail, are also on the same block. The room was large, clean and the bed comfortable. We were in the George Washington room and had a little noise from the adjacent stairway but really not a problem. As the rooms are on the second floor you do need to carry your bags up the stairs. Don't know how this would be with children but it was perfect for us, a 50 something couple, no kids with us. Innkeepers welcoming and kind. We will recommend Fife and Drum to our friends
4.6 on July 01, 2012
My husband and I recently celebrated our anniversary in Williamsburg, VA. We chose the Fife and Drum Inn because of the amazingly inexpensive room prices. I must say, that even though we didn't spend much money on our room, it looked and felt as if we spent $1,000 for a full week's vacation! The ammenities were great and the owners of the Inn were very friendly and made us feel at home. The only issue I had with the Fife and Drum Inn was their buffet breakfast they served in the morning. I believed the food selection wasn't quite to my liking. My husband, on the other hand, was a very big fan of the buffet. I think this criticiam is mostly one of personal taste in breakfast food and shouldn't reflect poorly on the Inn. Overall, the Fife and Drum Inn is a wonderful place to stay if you are seeking an intimate, money-saving place to stay in Williamsburg, VA. I highly recommend it to anyone and I hope other customers enjoy their stay as much as my husband and I did!
5 on June 29, 2012
My husband had never taken an overnight trip away from our 2 year old triplets. We love Williamsburg and so we decided to sneak away for a night to celebrate our anniversary. There were a lot of hotels to choose from but Fife and Drum Inn was the best location. We had, had a terrible experience with a different Bed & Breakfast so were very weary. As soon as we walked in we felt relaxed and relieved! It was quaint and extremely clean! The staff is very sweet and accommodating! We did not have the opportunity to eat there however it smelled delicious! Highly recommend!
4.4 on June 28, 2012
Beautiful room. Delicious food. Easily accessible. Friendly and accommodating owners.
5 on June 22, 2012
The breakfasts were splendid and the help Billy provided was above and beyond. We had a marvelous stay!
3.0 on June 21, 2012
The room is clean but small. The shower water is not hot. It is very convenient to lots of place. It is quiet.
5 on June 11, 2012
Key details: great accommodations, convenient location, wonderful hosts -- we felt so welcomed and relaxed -- and we were on business!!!!
3.6 on June 09, 2012
Clean and comfortable accommodations in the perfect setting. The breakfast is delicious and served in an intimate setting. Anything Williamsburg is just a short walk away. Would definitively stay here again.
5 on June 07, 2012
My sister and I spent 5 days at Fife and Drum. Excellent food(thank you Ronda) comfort,good location,we will return. Thank you Billy for all the great tips.
5 on June 05, 2012
We stayed at The Fife & Drum Inn on our honeymoon & loved it so much, we came back when we celebrated our 1 year anniversary! It's in a great little area, just a short walk to anywhere in Colonial Williamsburg. It's always clean, cozy & romantic! Great customer service! Breakfast is always delicious! If you need to know anything just ask- Billy & Sharon can answer you! They know so much of the history of the area & just wonderful people to talk to! More amenities in the room than most 5-star hotels! My husband and I stopped at the Williamsburg Winery for a wine tasting on our way up & bought a small bottle of wine. The rooms have an ice bucket and 2 small drinking glasses in the room already, so that's what we used for our wine. We didn't finish it all our first night and when room service came & cleaned our room the next day they left us 2 wine glasses in addition to the 2 new regular drinking glasses usually in the room!! Just an example of the personal service they give you & the little things that make such a big difference!! If you're looking to stay somewhere in Williamsburg- look no further!
3.0 on May 25, 2012
Very convenient to the Williamsburg attractions The restaurant suggestions were good. My wife would like to see another mirror in the room so she could be drying her hair while I was shaving. Great stay.
4.6 on May 25, 2012
Very nice place. Good hot breakfast. I highly recommend booking a stay at the Fife and Drum for couples.
3.6 on May 21, 2012
Fife & Drum is a quaint B&B with a great Historic Williamsburg location. The owners are most accommodating and frendly making for a very pleasent stay.
3.6 on May 20, 2012
This was our third B&B experience. The room was nice but a bit sparsely furnished. We understand this is in keeping with the colonial era, but having two night stands, for instance, would've been nice. Also, a bit more lighting would have been helpful. The shower consisted of the hand-held style -- not really to our liking. The mirror in the bathroom was hung so high, it was impossible to apply make-up -- had to use the full-length mirror in the bedroom (which is where extra lighting would've been nice!). The room was nice and clean, though, as was all of the B&B! The service was excellent and ALL of the staff were extremely helpful and knowledgeable! It was also nice to know that, no matter how many times we went somewhere in our car, we had a parking spot to come back to. Honestly, the only rather disappointing feature of our experience was the food. We were there for three breakfasts and the same thing was served two days in a row. The food was tasty -- it's just that the other B&B's we've visited served something new and different each day and that's what we were expecting. Fortunately, we liked the dishes that were served (they were "O.K."). If we hadn't, we would've gone without. Overall, it was a nice B&B and we enjoyed our stay. The location, right where "all the action is", is perfect! You can walk to oodles of attractions, shops and restaurants!
4.0 on May 18, 2012
The Fife & Drum is right in downtown Williamsburg, steps from the historic park. It is convenient to some fine restaurants and pleasant coffee shops. My room was spacious and comfortable. The host was friendly and helpful. Breakfast was excellent. I would stay again.
3.0 on May 14, 2012
Very helpful owner who sent us to the BEST place for dinner, and told us about other important events. The location was perfect, so that was a big, big plus. We could walk everywhere. The breakfast biscuits were very disappointing, especially for a "southern" experience.
4.6 on May 14, 2012
Very warm and friendly people run this bed and breakfast. The breakfast was excellent with a special dish prepared each day. Cleanliness is outstanding. Rooms (at least the Washington) and bathroom is a little small but acceptable. The TV in the room is ancient and about a 12" with, of all things, a VIDEO TAPE recorder/player. Subscription to a variety of channels., although one does not spend a great deal of time in the room. Access to the Colonial area is within walking distance as well as bus stops. The bus is free. If we visit Williamsburg again, will we stay at the Fife and Drum. YES!
5 on May 11, 2012
We were given a gift certificate by our children & decided it was time to use it. We couldn't have been happier with their choice. The owner of the Fife & Drum greeted us very warmly & even took our bags to our room. Parking is provided for their patrons in a lot around the corner. We loved our room....clean, historic and very comfortable. Breakfast was provided but we decided to "sleep in" during our stay and eat breakfast at one of the variious restaurants. We were very glad that everything was located within walking distance of the inn....and if it was not, we could use the buses provided throughout town. We firmly believe that when you start out in a good mood your vacation seems to stay that way. Thanks to our beginning at the Fife & Drum we had an extroadinary vacation. They are to be complemented. Mary & Richard Smith
3.6 on May 06, 2012
Very pleasant host, great breakfast, and perfect location. Quite a find. I will hope to return for a longer stay
4.8 on May 04, 2012
great vacation. The inn is within walking distance of everything we wanted to see. We had bad weather the first day and it was nice to be able to come back to the Inn several times to warm up and dry off. Staff is great very helpful. I will be coming back soon and will stay here again.
3.0 on May 03, 2012
Great location, nice place, breakfast was good. No complaints.
5 on May 02, 2012
Fife & Drum Inn has the added advantage of providing dedicated parking for guests. Our room was very quiet. Access both to the Inn and the rooms is by card-swipe. The Inn's hospitality was truly superb!
4.4 on April 27, 2012
Nice folks, great location, thorough knowledge of the area. Can't recommend it enough. The owners know the area inside-out and can easily recommend what to do in the area and the best way to go about doing it. They also possess a great knowledge of the local restaurants and where/when to go. Strongly recommend this place.
4.2 on April 16, 2012
Billy is a great host, he knows what is happening around Williamsburg and will help make reservations or arrangments that will enhace your time in Williamsburg. The Fife & Drum is a nice facility that is close to Colonial Williamsburg, parking it tough.
5 on April 15, 2012
We recently stayed at the Fife and Drum Inn while we visited Williamsburg and our daughter who is a student at William and Mary. Our room and the common room felt very homey. It allowed us space to visit with our daughter and relax while we enjoyed the colonial area. The location could not be more perfect! The breakfasts were delicious, the beds were very comfortable, and the hospitality by Billy and the staff was very warm for us, and our daughter. We would definitely stay here again!
4.0 on March 05, 2012
Felt like going home to family. Room and hospitality exceeded our expectations. Many thanks to Bill and Rhonda for making us feel at home.
5 on March 02, 2012
This B&B is probably the best we have ever stayed in. The owners and staff were warm and welcoming as well as being very professional. The inn and rooms were large for a B&B, extremely clean and the attention to detail from check-in to room decorations was amazing. We will definately be back.
4.4 on February 26, 2012
Perfect location for sightseeing Colonial Williamsburg and visiting the College of Wm & Mary, without the need for a car or taxi, each within a short 2 block walk. Room was very clean, well appointed with period furnishings. Breakfast was hot and filling. Proprietors were very knowledgable about local sightseeing options and college visits. Only concern was B&B signage is small and difficult to find. Would definitely stay here again.
3.8 on February 24, 2012
This Inn was a great find. Excellent location, superbly clean rooms, and an excellent staff. The only thing that was lacking was the breakfast. Don't get me wrong, the food WAS really good (the coffee was really good too), but let me explain it like this. My wife and I love big breakfasts, and it was just lacking in choice/value. We ate there the first morning, but the second morning we ducked out to the diner next door. We weren't the only people staying at the inn to do that too. It really just comes down to your preference. Other than that, I'd recommend this place, if for anything else, for it's LOCATION. Excellent location compared to the shops/restaurants and historic location.
5 on February 21, 2012
We have been going there foe about 5 years now. We try to go at least once a year and always stay at the Fife and Drum. It's very convenient to Colonial Williamsburg and many restaurants. The service is great and they are VERY accommodating, we've had to change reservations a couple of times. The breakfast the next morning is outstanding and more than you'd expect. We would recommend it to anyone and everyone!!!
4.0 on February 21, 2012
My girlfriend and I had a wonderful time staying at the Cottage. It was super clean and in a great location! You could not really ask for a better spot. Walk to colonial Williamsburg in the blink of an eye. We hope to visit the area again soon! Larry Miller~
4.6 on February 16, 2012
We stayed in the cottage & really enjoyed our stay! The cottage was very comfortable & beautifully decorated. We highly recommend staying at the Fife and Drum Inn!
5 on February 14, 2012
We stayed three nights and had a fantastic time. Billy and Sharon were extremely helpful and got us reservations for the things we wanted to do. Their reccomendations were right on.
4.0 on February 13, 2012
My wife and I have been staying at other B&B's in Williamsburg for several years. Most of them have put huge dents in our budgets. At Fife & Drum for a little more than half of what we would have spent at another B&B, we had a wonderful time. We will definitely be back. Service and Value are outstanding. Room was small and tv could have been a little bigger. While the room was very clean when we checked in after we took our showers the first night, a heavy mildew smell tended to come from the bathroom. Everything looked clean so I don't know if it was the pipes or not enough ventalation in the bathroom. It was not terrible but was not pleasant either. For the breakfast, some people probably love it, but my wife and I have dietary restrictions and could not eat very much of it but cannot penalize them for that. What we were able to eat it was ok but not spectacular by any means. Overall though, we can afford to stay there two times longer than other places for the same money so we will most definitely be back!
5 on February 13, 2012
Absolute best place to stay in Williamsburg. Location can't be beat. right in the middle of Colonial Willimasburg and the College of William and Mary. Each room is unique and spacious. Billy and Sharon are quick with Williamsburg history or great recommendations. I'll be back as soon as I can.
4.8 on February 01, 2012
Have stayed at Fife and Drum 4 or 5 times now. Would never consider staying anyplace else in Williamsburg. The location alone is simply the best in town. The rooms, friendly service, homey feel, proximity to Colonial Wmsburg/Merchant Square/Wm & Mary College, and the great breakfast just add to the appeal. This is the THE place to stay.
4.0 on January 22, 2012
We stayed in the Restoration Suite and loved it. Clean room and modern bathroom. Located right on the edge of the shopping and historic areas. Just park your car and enjoy.
4.8 on January 17, 2012
Lovely Inn with wonderful rooms. Ideally located in the historic district and most restaurants with in a very short walk. The Inkeeper and staff were so friendly and helpful. I would definitely go back if in the area. Wonderful way to ring in the New Year with all the activities close by!!! The only down was the breakfasts served. Have been going to B&B's for over 30 years. I love to see how creative the Innkeepers are with breakfasts. Would have liked to see something more than a baked french toast that was not that good. It would have been nice to have something appropriate to the Colonial Williamsburg theme, spoon bread, Virgina ham omelet, hearty muffins such as pumpkin, carrot for some examples.
4.0 on January 17, 2012
Arrived on a cold and rainy night to a warm welcome, a better map and good local advice, Thanks. We will return.
4.2 on January 14, 2012
Stayed 1st week in Jan - had the place almost to ourselves - very convenient to return to around mid-day to warm up. Room was very quiet. Breakfasts very good. 'Aroma' cafe 30 feet away was excellent value.
4.0 on January 11, 2012
The Fife and Drum was as comfortable as being with family. We were met at the door by Billy Scruggs who help us to our room and eagerly made reservations for dinner for both nights there. The location is perfect and within walking distance to great restaurants and the historic village. Billy and Sharon know the area well and have great suggestions for how to spend a day. We also took advantage of visiting both Jamestown and Yorktown in addition to Williamsburg. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the beds were great. We look forward to returning.
4.0 on January 11, 2012
We spent 2 nights at the Fife & Drum B&B and would highly recommend it. The location is excellent, the owner was extremely helpful and very pleasant. The rooms were clean and fresh. The only disadvantage is that if stairs are a problem the B&B is upstairs on the 1st floor and there is no elevator. Breakfast was not great which was a surprise considering how good everything else was. We would definitely go back.
4.0 on January 09, 2012
Enjoyed my wonderful stay at the Fife and Drum Inn!!
4.8 on January 05, 2012
We went to Williamsburg for the first time New Year's Eve. I selected the Fife and Drum due to its proximity to the Historic and Merchants Square Areas. We like to be able to park the car and walk everywhere. The Inn was very nice, private and quiet. The Conservancy Room was beautiful and well appointed. I especially liked the footed tub! The staff were friendly and helpful. Rhonda was wonderful, kind and helpful! The breakfasts were all homemade on site with fresh fruit every day. I would highly recommend this Inn!
4.2 on December 28, 2011
Clean, attractive rooms. Rooms on second floor and wouldn't be accessible for handicapped. Excellent location for reaching historic area and restaurants by walking. Breakfast only average. I would definitely stay again.
3.0 on December 28, 2011
The Jamestown room was clean and well--appointed. Bathroom with shower adequate but lacking shelf space. Christmas morning breakfast was continental style - inderstandable since it was a holiday. Had an issue with room being too hot but proprietor remedied that by adjusting from another location. Very quiet and relaxing. Enjoyed the sitting area and coffee bar.
4.6 on December 25, 2011
Excellent accommodations and service. Recommendations for activities to do (fife and drum evening march) and restaurants to visit were spot-on. Even suggestions of specific menu items were followed and appreciated.
5 on December 23, 2011
This is our second visit to the Fife & Drum. And it was as wonderful as the last. The location can't be beat ... we park the car and don't have to drive anywhere to see all that Colonial Williamsburg has to offer. Billy and Sharon were great hosts... offering suggestions for dining and providing wonderful information about the area. The rooms are clean and comfortable with modern bath facilities. Rhonda keeps everything clean & tidy. We enjoyed having the breakfast available to start the day off right. This year we brought ourfriends with us and we'll most likely be back next year as well.
3.4 on December 19, 2011
The room was charming and the service was good. The breakfast was fine. I suspect if you stayed more than a couple of days the bread pudding for breakfast would get a bit boring but for the two mornings we were there it was fine.
4.6 on December 14, 2011
The Fife & Drum Inn is the best place to stay when visiting historic Williamsburg and/or William & Mary College. All attractions are within a few blocks of the Inn and it's in the middle of some great shops and places to eat.
4.8 on December 12, 2011
My family of three have stayed at the Fife & Drum Inn a half dozen times, usually over a weekend in December. Its location alone would make it worthy (a block from the historic area, six blocks from the train station), but add that to its colonial decor, outstanding breakfasts (the leanest bacon ever!), and the cheery owners/staff, the place is perfect. Tea, cookies, and lemonade are available day and night as is a game table and a wide assortment of DVDs (not that you'd have much time for movies!). On our visit this past weekend, Billy graciously let us "keep" our room until we had to meet our train at 5 p.m. on check out day. When our daughter was young, he always gave her a bag of biscuits left over from breakfast to feed the ducks in a nearby pond. It's one of our favorite B&Bs anywhere, and the only place we'd stay in Williamsburg, VA.
5 on December 12, 2011
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience! The owners were very kind and extremely helpful. We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely stay there again!
5 on December 10, 2011
We stayed at the Fife and Drum Inn in November 2011 the week before Thanksgiving. This was our 5th year staying at the Inn. We truly love everything about it, the Innkeepers, Billy and Sharon, the staff, Rhonda, are wonderful people. Its so clean and comfortable. Breakfast delicious. Location perfect.
4.2 on December 08, 2011
We have visited Wiliamsburg numerous times but just recently stumbled upon the Fife and Drum Inn and decided to stay there on our recent visit for the Grand Illumination weekend. The LOCATION can't be beat! You can easily walk to Colonial Williamsburg and you are right next to Market Square and next door to AROMAs! We loved the Colonial feel of the Inn and the owners as very friendly and accomodating. Also, the breakfasts were wonderful and they were generous to share the recipes! I would strongly recommend it. I also think their cottage that sleeps 6 would be an excellent choice for a family because of it's location! I wish we had known about it when we took our children to Williamsburg years ago. All in all, we were VERY pleased. Another benefit if that they have PARKING for their guests.
4.8 on November 21, 2011
The hospitality was the best we have ever had. The experience was wonderful and we look forward to staying here again.
4.0 on November 20, 2011
Nice room, friendly staff, great location on Merchants Square.
5 on November 14, 2011
The room was one of a kind. The owner Billy, was extremely helpful, informative and kind. The rooms have their own thermostat and the beds are sooo comfortable. The breakfast was simple but yummy---would recommend anyone to stay there!
4.8 on November 12, 2011
Although I live in DC, this was my first trip to Williamsburg. I scouted a number of establishments online before booking with the Fife and Drum, and I'm thrilled with my selection. The owner (Billy), is very friendly. The room was a bit small, but very clean and comfortable. I slept like a rock. The best part about this place (other than its charm) is its location. We parked our car and didn't touch it again for two days... Merchant's Square, Colonial Williamsburg, W&M campus - we were in the center of everything, so it was hugely convenient. I'll definitely go back!
4.4 on November 04, 2011
The Fife & Drum Inn is a wonderful, cozy, convenient, & yummy place to stay when visiting Williamsburg, Virginia! Billy and Sharon are warm and friendly hosts! The themed rooms are always comfy and clean w/ all the modern amenities! I would highly recommend the Fife & Drum Inn! Kudos Billy & Sharon for another wonderful vacation!
3.6 on November 02, 2011
The room was clean with colonial decor and a comfy queen bed. It was surprisingly quiet even though it's facing a busy street. The shower is nice and large. The innkeepers are welcoming and friendly and will offer suggestions for dining/attractions. The location is wonderful as it is only steps away from great cafes and restaurants and a couple of blocks away from the beginning of Colonial Williamsburg. This makes it easy to eat or shop and then go back to the room to freshen up or drop off packages.
4.0 on October 30, 2011
We enjoyed our stay. Next time i would choose a room not near the common room as noise from vivitors late one night was distubing
4.2 on October 24, 2011
5-minute walk to all of Williamsburg's attractions. Wonderful breakfast. Gracious, helpful host.
3.4 on October 18, 2011
We enjoyed visiting Williamsburg and our central location to this historic city made our exploration very easy as the town and all the services were right out our door.
4.0 on October 17, 2011
Warm hospitality...the owners take a personal interest in ensuring that everything is ok. Knowledgeable about the local restaurants, etc.
4.6 on October 11, 2011
We enjoyed our stay at The Fife&Drum, and will be looking to stay there again in the near future. We have recommended it to several of our friends. The owners very nice and helpful on what to do while we were in town.
4.6 on October 06, 2011
Stayed one night. Location is fantastic -- you can walk anywhere. Staff were unbelievably friendly and helpful. The rooms are also quaint and make you feel like you are in Williamsburg. I would definitely recommend.
4.4 on October 03, 2011
This was a mid-week surprise get-away with my wife to celebrate our 36th wedding anniversary... We had a wonderful stay and were very pleased with our room, the hospitality, and breakfast. The location could not have been better...we enjoyed a delicious dinner at the Blue Talon Bistro (just down the street) and would highly recommend this place. Overall, we would go there again...my wife was very happy - she told me I hit a homerun on this one...
4.4 on October 03, 2011
Great little Inn! I think the only complaint had very little to do with the service- the guests in the room next to us seemed to be pacing around half the night and with hard wood floors everywhere, it was a bit disturbing, as sound travels quite well! Otherwise, a great stay and fantastic location!
4.0 on September 28, 2011
The Fife & Drum was my first B&B experience. I expected more from the breakfast after hearing from other's about their B&B experience. I got about what I get at a Hampton Inn. The location is key to F&D. It is one block from Colonial Williamsburg, 8 miles from Jamestown, and right next to William and Mary college and the shops of today's Williamsburg.
4.0 on September 26, 2011
this was our second visit to the fife and drum inn, and it was as good as it was last visit. we have already booked our next visit down. the location was excellent, the staff could not have been more attentive, the breakfast was excellent, and the inn clean as a whistle. highly recommend the inn.
3.4 on September 24, 2011
Chose to stay here on last night of trip. Owner very friendly and came to our room to help with broken shower faucet. Room was very cozy, and the location of the inn is great. We could walk to our restaurant. Folks who have difficulty with stairs should know, however, that the inn is on the second floor of an old building. No elevator.
4.0 on September 23, 2011
Absolutely great location for sightseeing, touring, restaurants and access to Jamestown and Yorktown . Owners very friendly and very helpful! Beds inviting and comfortable. Breakfast was very nice but coffee needed to be stronger. Would stay here again.
4.6 on September 18, 2011
Loved the closeness to historic Williamsburg. Inn is above business' but never heard anything from downstairs. Nice and quite. If you take a cab to the Inn just mention the Aromas Coffee shop and the cabbies know right where to go. Comfortable room and great breakfasts. We stayed 4 nights. What a pleasure.
3.0 on September 17, 2011
Really close to Colonial Williamsburg and local eating establishments. Innkeepers were friendly and helpful. WIFI available but only accessible in the common room.
5 on September 12, 2011
Billy and his wife are wonderful Inn keepers who gave us a beautiful breakfast each morning and service from a wonderful staff. Billy gave us great information on places to eat and things to make sure you see when you come to Historic Williamsburg. I hope to get back there again soon.
3.0 on August 18, 2011
This B&B is in a fantastic location. Parking is nearby though it was not that easy to find the specific spaces for B&B guests. Partly, this difficulty was to do with the fact that there was nobody there to greet us when we arrived, although a key and welcome note were left, and so we were glad we had printed off the parking instructions. The room was lovely, well-appointed and quiet, good cleanliness and the bed comfortable. We were very happy with it. There was a good range of books available for guests in the main hallway. We were disappointed not to be greeted in the morning at breakfast, despite no greeting the previous evening. We were also disappointed with the choice at breakfast - from recollection, something cooked and some granola. The quality was fine, however. So, accommodation excellent, could improve breakfast and personal interaction/welcome with guests.
4.0 on August 14, 2011
Our experience was first rate, and very pleasant. We had never stayed at a B&B before and our innkeepers made our stay very memorable. Sure beats going to a conventional hotel.
4.2 on August 14, 2011
Very nice accommodations, friendly and helpful owner and staff. I really loved the convenience of being within walking distance of everything.
4.8 on August 13, 2011
Beautifully decorated in a clean, minimalist kind of way. Authentically Colonial, but spotless and fresh. Breakfast is good, and Blue Talon breakfast across the street has absolutely amazing breakfast for $9.95 if you'd like to try that. The William and Mary room is lovely, but has an ice machine behind it. It didn't bother us much, but I'd avoid that room if you have a long drive ahead of you... This is one of my favorite places, and I highly recommend it. It's worth repeat visits!
4.4 on August 12, 2011
The service was exceptional and flexible. We enjoyed the stay. Thanks.
4.6 on August 10, 2011
We stayed at the Fife and Drum on 8/5-8/7. It was one of the best B&B's we have been to so far. The place is beautifully decorated, the rooms are great, and you can not beat the location. Right downtown in historic Willliamsburg. We loved it. We will definitely be back.
4.2 on August 08, 2011
We very much enjoyed our stay. The Cedars Suite is very comfortable and a great value for that much space. The staff is friendly and helpful and we enjoyed the breakfasts and snacks. (We do wish the breakfast window was extended a bit though for late sleepers.) The location is very convenient as well, with the William and Mary campus, Merchant Square and the colonial area and buses nearby so you can park your car for the entire stay.
4.0 on August 08, 2011
We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night stay here and were impressed by the helpful and friendly attitude of the owners and staff. If we visit the area again we would definitely return to the Fife and Drum.
3.2 on July 27, 2011
Fabulous location in Colonial Williamsburg. Close to so many restaurants and historic sites. Rooms are nicely decorated and breakfast is yummy. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. We visit here every summer and always stay at the Fife and Drum.
4.0 on July 22, 2011
Perfectly located in the historic downtown district. great rooms with historical decoration but all modern standards. Very clean and quite - despite the central location. Enjoyable breakfast. We will always come back if we can ever make the long trip from Germany again!
4.4 on July 12, 2011
We have stayed at many B&Bs and many hotels over the years. When I make travel plans I take into consideration what we will be doing and the overall purpose of the trip. I was very happy to find that this lodging had a little bit of each. Fife & Drum Inn was like a hotel in that each room had a key-card and was off of an interior corridor. So I didn't get the feeling that I was in someone's house in their bedroom.(Sometimes you want this cozy feel and sometimes you don't). The bathroom was outstanding. Obviously the hosts put a lot of thought into the layout, useability and aesthetics. Always had as hot of water as I wanted and excellent water pressure. The bed was one of the most inviting beds I have ever slept in. It looked and felt beautiful. What a pleasure to return to the room after a long day of activities around Williamsburg, shower and relax off to sleep with a little TV. Another cross between hotel and B&B was the breakfast. Usually at a B&B you are given the time breakfast begins and all of the guests sit together at one or two large tables. Sometimes I really don't want to sit at a table with all the other guests. Sometimes I want a more casual approach such as a nod hello while getting coffee. Fife & Drum had several smaller tables and a buffet that allowed the guests to come and go. More like what you see at a hotel breakfast buffet. The location is AWESOME. Colonial Williamsburg, Merchants Square and William & Mary are all less than 5 minutes away. The Inn has a parking area and/or there is Free parking on the street at night. Very nice hosts. They seemed to have a knack for accommodating guests based on the guests needs and wants for their stay. If you felt like chatting they chatted, if a good morning was all you were up for they could do that too. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Fife & Drum Inn. It was a perfect blend of the pampering of a B&B and the anonymity of a hotel.
3.8 on July 12, 2011
I have stayed at the Fife and Drum Inn many times in the past, and I simply love the location. It's proximity to the historic area is a real plus. Since it is located in Merchant's Square, it is very convenient to the contemporary dining options in that end of town.
3.4 on July 05, 2011
We spent 2 nights at the Fife and Drum and found it to be a great place to stay when visiting Williamsburg. You can't beat it for location as it is right off of Merchant's Square, next to William & Mary, and an easy walk to any of the Colonial Williamsburg sites and events. Billy was a most gracious host.
4.6 on July 05, 2011
We LOVE The Fife and Drum! We stayed here on our honeymoon (second stay) and felt right at home. Billy and Sharon are so warm and welcoming. I can't wait to go back!
2.4 on July 03, 2011
Breakfast was skimpy and not very well done compared to nearly every other B&B we have stayed at. The room was fine, and the staff was knowledgeable about sites and events in the area. The location is stellar - an easy walk to the historic district, William & Mary, and several excellent restaurants (including a cute coffee shop two doors east). The price is For the location.
3.8 on June 30, 2011
Good accommodation and friendly Innkeepers made this a good stay. Interesting decor and furnishings set the scene for the Williamsburg experience. The personal attention from Billy was especially helpful - lots of interesting information. Will definitely recommend to our friends.
3.0 on June 20, 2011
Easy to find, good location, close to the areas most people go to Williamsburg to see. Owner seemed friendlier on departure as opposed to the businesslike and almost cool manner in which we were initially greeted. Breakfast was tasty but limited.
4.8 on June 18, 2011
Great location. Tremendous service and an excellent Southern breakfast every morning. Owners are extremely knowledgeable of Williamsburg and truly care about the community. It's a comfortable place and worthy of a return trip.
5 on June 17, 2011
We were quite pleased again with our stay. It was our second stay at their inn. They are both very friendly and helpful. The room was clean, quiet and met all needs. The owners go out of their way to answer all questions and offer suggestions for the area. We'll be back the next time we are there.
3.6 on June 15, 2011
Very clean! Room was decorated beautifully, and made us feel very comfortable. Owners were very helpful with ideas and information. We hope to stay there again in the future.
3.0 on June 15, 2011
I am reviewed in my position and I always appreciate respectful direction which leads to improvement as well as praise so it is with respect and appreciation that I do the same for my stay at the Fife and Drum. First, you could not ask for a nicer Inn Keeper and staff - and willing to address any issue or need you may have. We stayed at the cottage and were putting on a wedding right up the street so things were crazy and I didn't have time to ask all the time. They beds were wonderful, the location fantastic - sincerely - coffee shops, college, old town. Here are my thoughts on improvement - clean up the yard, someone paying this much doesn't want to have weeds everywhere - make it beautiful! Give us a real place to hang clothes (maybe that supply cabinet?) Check on us more than once to make sure we have what we need. Also, I would love a bench to sit outside in the garden you are going to make beautiful for the next time I come back - because I will be back.
4.4 on June 09, 2011
Fife and Drum offers a stay in a real Williamsburg atmosphere. The breakfast is excellent and the location the best. Walk to the historic district and lots of very good restaurants for dinner. The owners are on site to make sure everything is right.
4.0 on June 08, 2011
We stayed in the restoration suite that accommodated my husband and me in one room and our (W&M) daughter in the front twin. It was a perfect arrangement with its own porch access. I absolutely intend to reserve the same room again and again ... you can't beat the location, the accommodations and Billy/Sharon's above-and-beyond care/service.
4.0 on May 31, 2011
Great location for walking around to the college and to historic Williamsburg. Our room was the Yorktown - the bed was great and I only wish the room was a bit darker in the morning, but we needed to get up anyway. Breakfast was nice and different each day. We loved the fresh made cookies available all day and the ability to get a cup of hot tea anytime!
4.6 on May 24, 2011
The reception we received was warm and enthusiastic with the obvious intention to invite us into a homely atmosphere. The Cedar Suite, where we stayed, was cosy, comfy, and had everything we needed, including a balcony where we sat to enjoy a late evening drink and snack in peace and quiet. Breakfast was great, and the room felt like a cosy Engish cottage. A great place to stay, a perfect location, and an amazing value for money! Long may it exist and prosper. Thank you. Brenda Worcester, England
2.8 on May 22, 2011
I would have like a variety for breakfast. Scrambled eggs one day or pancakes or something. The egg casserole was interesting once but I would have preferred to have some other choices on the other days.
3.4 on May 16, 2011
I cannot imagine a better place to stay for a visit to Colonial Williamsburg. Our hosts were among the most friendly I have ever encountered at a B&B. Would not hesitate to go again and would recommend to all.
4.0 on May 15, 2011
Fife & Drum was a wonderful place to stay. The room was spotless, comfortable and furnished with wonderful whimsy and art. We stayed two nights and enjoyed a delicious breakfast each morning. Everything we wanted to see in Williamsburg was in walking distance.
4.0 on May 08, 2011
The Inn was clean and very homey; the staff was very helpful and friendly. Nothing will beat this place for proximity to the "in" places in Williamsburg. I'll stay here again next time I visit Williamsburg and will not hesitate to refer the Fife and Drum to anyone who asks.
3.8 on May 06, 2011
Ideal location, charming rooms and very friendly and helpful owner and staff. Close to all restaurants in the 'Historic' area of Williamsburg yet quiet and restful inside. Perfect for visiting the area and a true Bed and Breakfast experience.
4.0 on May 02, 2011
From the time we checked in to the time we checked out we have no complaints and only praises about our stay here! The owners were very nice and very helpful and the location is fantastic! We walked to everything and all of our meals! My only gripe.....coffee was too weak at breakfast! But if thats my only complaint, I ll take it! Definetly a great spot and a great location!
3.8 on May 01, 2011
Great place to stay in the middle of Williamsburg. Best place to stay to walk to all the "happenings" in town. Great to be there during the Farmers' market and Art and craft fair too!... awesome place... clean and great ammenities.
4.0 on April 28, 2011
Comfortable inn close to the restored area in Willliamsburg.
4.4 on April 22, 2011
We stayed just one night and got the last room available, so I gather it may not have been the most beautiful one but still we liked it a lot. The innkeper (I suppose) we met was absolutely charming with us, and the breakfast, though not exceedingly much choice, was really fresh and tasty. The location is quite unbeatible. So we had a very happy if short stay and would certainly recommend the F&D Inn to anyone who looks for some more personal experience in W'burg.
5 on April 18, 2011
Charming B & B close to most sites to see in the Colonial town. Freindly, helpful hosts and staff.
4.0 on April 15, 2011
Absolutely charming B&B, the room was very romantic, the innkeepers were friendly, knowledgeable and hospitable. A new favorite spot - we will absolutely stay there again.
3.8 on April 08, 2011
Everything was great, especially the location! We have already recommended the Fife and Drum to family and friends and plan on returning in the future!
5 on April 07, 2011
We stayed in The Conservancy Room & it was GORGEOUS!!! We enjoyed it very much & although we're living in California, would love to come back again, we're from the area, so it's a good possibility! :) Breakfast every morning was always delicious, the staff was friendly and helpful..it was just all around a wonderful experience!! Thank you for your hospitality, we'll definitely recommend it!! Thank you!
3.6 on April 01, 2011
Overall, a great experience. Perfect location, clean, comfortable rooms and a great value. I would definitely go back again.
4.6 on April 01, 2011
Inn is ideally located for stay in colonial Williamsburg. The room was spotless and comfortable. The innkeepers are quite helpful and knowledgeable. The breakfast was good; the common room offers a nice, "warm" area for guests. Overall, highly recommended
5 on March 31, 2011
Staying at the Fife and Drum was a wonderful experience. The innkeepers were warm and hospitable, the room was pretty, clean, and comfortable, the food was delicious, and the location was unbeatable!
4.8 on March 26, 2011
Ideal location within a block of the historic district. Lovely accommodations, very comfortable and perfectly delicious breakfast.
3.2 on March 19, 2011
Wonderful location - right in the middle of things. B & B was full of character and charm. Room was comfortable. Scruggs made informative and pleasant hosts. Loved Williamsburg!
4.6 on March 18, 2011
we took a short 2 night stay to get away i found the owners and staff to be very knowledgeable and helpful with both there knowledge and ability to get us reservations that we needed it was a most pleasant experience we were not only first time quests but it was the first time we had been to a bed and breakfast .
4.2 on March 13, 2011
We had a lovely stay at the Fife and Drum in Colonial Williamsburg. The room was beautiful and the innkeeper was very friendly and knowledgeable. Overall, I recommend this bed and breakfast to anyone visiting Colonial Williamsburg who wants stay in the heart of it all.
4.0 on March 11, 2011
We we really pleased with this bed and breakfast. It is conveniently located for visiting Colonial Williamsburg, the innkeeper explained us very kindly how to get around and what to see, the atmosphere was friendly , relaxed and the rooms impeccably clean, arranged with much taste. You felt in another time and got a good start into the day with a wonderful breakfast. I would definitely go back, if I was in the region-
4.6 on March 09, 2011
this was a great B&B - very well kept, good character, good food. i loved it.
5 on March 07, 2011
First trip to Williamsburg and couldn't have been more pleased. Got there first thing in the morning (well before the mid afternoon check-in time) and Rhonda was very helpful in showing us where to park (for free during our stay), going over things to do and pointing us in the right direct to get started. When we returned in the late afternoon, they had already checked us in, the key was available and we had a great stay. Breakfast was delicious. I'd recommend this B&B to anyone and when we go back there sometime in warmer weather, we'll definitely stay there again.
4.8 on March 02, 2011
The Fife and Drum was the perfect B&B for my family! In a charming building, wonderfully furnished with cute details and items of historical interest, it's a very comfortable place to return at the end of a tiring day. Rhonda provides cookies and lemonade to refresh, and the assortment of historical videos and books added to our experience. Breakfast was plentiful and delicious and provided the perfect nutritious start to the day! Billy and Rhonda are wonderfully helpful and gracious, and they helped us to feel right at home. The B&B is only 2 blocks from Colonial Williamsburg, right across the street from William and Mary, and surrounded by easy shopping and dining in all price ranges. I can't imagine a better location or a more suitable B&B! I hope we can return!
5 on March 01, 2011
We really enjoyed our recent two night stay in the Cedars Suite. Billy (one of the owners) and his assistant, Rhonda, are both very friendly and helpful, always happy to provide information about the area. The location really couldn't be more perfect - we walked everywhere while our car remained parked at the inn's free private parking area for our entire stay. We enjoyed the buffet-style breakfast, the complimentary lemonade and cookies, and use of the free wi-fi, as well as the atmosphere of the inn. We also highly recommend nearby "A Chef's Kitchen" for a delicious dinner and a fun, informative cooking class. We're sometimes skeptical about 1, 2, or 3 time contributor reviews on sites like TripAdvisor. However, in the case of The Fife and Drum Inn, Billy nicely asks that a post-stay review be written and we think it actually says a lot that people who don't normally write reviews (like us) enjoyed their stay at the inn enough to do so. Don't hesitate to book a stay and see for yourself what a great place this is.
4.6 on March 01, 2011
My husband and I wanted to experience the true charm and history of Williamsburg, so we decided to stay at the Fife and Drum... we loved it! It was located right at the beginning of the historic district; we walked everywhere we wanted to go! No hassles with parking. Once there, we saw the other B&Bs in the area, and they were all a good mile away from the historic district. Our room was very charming with dormered ceilings and wood floors. The breakfasts were good, and there were always fresh cookies and lemonade/tea/coffee available at any time. Billy was extremely helpful when we first arrived, getting our Williamsburg tickets for us, suggesting restaurants, and making reservations for us. Overall, this is a romantic, charming place to stay. If you are looking to experience the authentic history of Williamsburg, the Fife and Drum is your best bet. We will definitely be back!
5 on February 27, 2011
Great location. As you come out the main door, turn left and visit Colonial Williamsburg, or go straight across the street and you are in Merchant's Square. Had a great time, a great room and wonderful company visiting the Owners and other guests. I will be going back!
4.4 on February 26, 2011
Fife & Drum Inn Is Truly A Very Short Walk To The Colonial City. If You Are New To Williamsburg, Billy and Sharon Can And Will Help You Find Anything. They Grew Up In Williamsburg. Their Staff Is Extremly Warm And Friendly And Just As Accomodating. We Had A Great Time and Will Be Back!!
4.8 on February 23, 2011
The Fife & Drum Inn is a great alternative to the larger hotels in Williamsburg. A cross between a boutique hotel and a bed and breakfast, the Inn is within easy walking distance of Colonial Williamsburg and contiguous to Market Square restaurants and stores. Host Billy Scruggs offers recommendations for both casual and formal dining and other sights to see around Williamsburg. The rooms are comfortable with a modern bathroom in each. Besides breakfast every morning, there is a continuous supply of cold lemonade and fresh baked cookies in the public room. Highly recommend the Inn for anyone interested in personal, intimate lodging while visiting Colonial Williamsburg.
5 on February 17, 2011
We stayed at the Fife and Drum in over Valentine's weekend because we wanted a little getaway to relax. The room was lovely( the Cedar suite) and very clean. The location could not have been better walking distance to the historic distric of Williamsburg. We will definitely stay there again on our next trip to the area.
4.6 on January 19, 2011
Our new favorite Williamsburg accomodation. Beds were so comfortable. Breakfast was delicious. Loved the fpl in the dining/lounge area. Coffee,tea,lemonade,cookies available 24/7. Billy and Sharon do everything to make guests comfortable. Conveniently located to everything. Definitely encourage you to enjoy this lovely place and gracious hospitality.
4.0 on January 10, 2011
Excellent, very convenient to all the local attractions and reasonably priced.
3.6 on January 05, 2011
My wife and I stayed at the Fife and Drum for one night. We snuck around to see all the rooms and were very impressed with how cozy and private they are, and how each is decorated and laid out with such thought and good taste. Some specifics: The Queen mattress is dished so we both fell to the middle and woke up sore. The shower was great- glass door, tile seat, great water flow. The handle took some tinkering to figure out how to adjust the temperature. A laminated instruction card would be nice. The claw-foot tub was also great. The TV in the box is a wonderfully innovative solution to the problem of how to fit a television in a colonial decor. Breakfast was lovely. Several hot chafing dishes with delicious offerings, fireplace, coffee, news paper... Very nice. 24hr Lemonade and free anytime snacks too (potato chips, Chex mix, etc.) Overall, we were vey pleased with our stay. The location affords the Fife & Drum some leeway with regard to the noted shortcomings and the somewhat higher price tag. We will definitely stay here again!
4.4 on January 03, 2011
Staying in Williamsburg Virginia is a challenge, as it attracts lot of people and is expensive. The Fife and Drum Inn is a great alternative. Located in the heart of the City of Williamsburg it is close to the historical area, eating establishments, retail center, and the College of William and Mary. Recommend it highly. A real treat.
5 on January 02, 2011
My family really enjoyed the stay at the Fife and Drum. My husband and I stayed in the Washington room and our daughters shared the Richneck room. Both were very comfortable and lovely. Breakfast was great, and it was conveniently located for touring Colonial Williamsburg.
5 on January 02, 2011
My husband and I had a great stay at the Fife and Drum. We stayed in the Conservancy Room which was quaint, cozy, and romantic. The four poster bed was very comfortable, the claw foot tub was awesome, and the full bathroom was gorgeous. The Inn itself is beautiful and the owner Billy is great. It felt like we were visiting old friends the second we arrived. The Inn was comfortable and we only saw other guests the next morning at breakfast. The breakfast was yummy and satisfying. We will definitely be back!
5 on January 02, 2011
Well located. Easily walked from one end of Williamsburg and back. Never moved the car. Never needed to take a bus.
2.6 on December 27, 2010
Very convenient location. Layout and location of single bathroom a little awkward. "Continental breakfast" in cottage very minimal - one danish each. Some hair found in bathroom that should have been cleaned up. Still, all in all, would stay there again.
3.8 on December 24, 2010
The location is right in the heart of mechant square and just steps from Colonial Williamsburg. We had a total blast at our stay- there was so much to do!
4.8 on December 21, 2010
My husband and I just spent 2 nights at this awesome little B&B in downtown colonial Williamsburg. What a wonderful experience ... the Inn is charming, our room even had an iron gate entrance even though it was inside and the hall makes you feel like you are outdoors. We chose a suite with a kingsize bed since my husband is quite tall. it was very comfortable. And the sitting area was nice to have as well. Although the room was of the period, the bath was modern with great water pressure. And wifi was available in the room. Innkeeper Billy and his helper Rhonda were totally helpful and made sure we had everything we needed. Breakfast was served on time and with a smile. And I can't say enough about the location. We didn't have to drive anywhere and that was good since we had snow and sleet while we were there. Being so close to everything we were able to see all the sights. We can't wait to come back in the Spring when we can use the nice porch that was right outside our room.
4.4 on December 21, 2010
First, we were very pleased with the location. There was no need for a car. The room, the George Washington, was great. We were very impressed with the quality of amenities and especially the cleanliness of the room and bathroom. Breakfast every morning was a treat. Everything fresh and homemade.
4.2 on December 14, 2010
We stayed at the Fife and Drum because of its location but was extremely please with the owners who treated you very nice and were extremely helpful with locating points of interest in the area and making reservations. The rooms were very nostalgic and comfortable. The location overlooking William and Mary and the Historic District is a treasure.
4.0 on December 08, 2010
We stayed for Grand Illumination weekend in Williamsburg and especially enjoyed that we parked our car on Friday when we arrived and didn't get into it again until we left on Monday! Great location and very quaint.
4.0 on December 07, 2010
Visiting William and Mary, stayed one night over the Thanksgiving week. Great location, very courteous and helpful staff/owner. Wasn't the right accomadations for our family, research on cottage not adequate on information. Extremely overpriced but the whole area is, their rates are based on market.
4.2 on November 29, 2010
Best location. We walked from Amtrak train and walked to Colonial village. My 12 yr old son and I had 2- room Restoration Suite. Terrific space with quaint touches. Modern bath and nice toiletries. Friendliness and service stand out the most. Innkeeper Billy was warm and helpful, including getting us good discount on CW tickets. Good breakfast, including bread pudding. We also loved evening cookies and lemonade and playing checkers with colonial soldiers as pieces!
4.8 on November 22, 2010
We loved the Fife & Drum! The staff was courteous and helpful at every turn. The breakfast was no standard fare - a gourmet, stick to your ribs, breakfast started off the day right. The prime location made it easy to go back and forth from shopping and sight seeing for quick breaks. Our only complaint was that we could hear guests in the common area late in the evening. Ask for a room near the back porch. However, even the guests laughter was not a big distraction - they retired to their rooms at a reasonable hour and did not disturb our sleep. And one of our key cards stopped working, but all was fixed within ten minutes. They have really thought of everything. The beds are phenomenally divine! It was a true luxury just to lay in bed. We will be back to the Fife and Drum. Great value, great experience.
3.6 on November 09, 2010
My husband and I stayed here for three nights as part of our honeymoon and it was great! Our room (the conservancy) was very cozy and romantic and the rest of the inn has a great homey feel. Everyone was polite and courteous and helpful, we would definitely recommend this inn and we will probably be back!
5 on November 08, 2010
My daughter and I were visiting colleges in the Virginia area and stayed in the Restoration Suite at Fife & Drum. The room exceeded our expectations; we were comfortable; breakfast was fantastic and the other guests were extremely friendly. If in the Williamsburg area again, I would definitely stay at Fife & Drum. Finally, at all times, Billy (manager) was extremely helpful with providing suggestions for meals and directions to different places.
5 on October 26, 2010
We were very satisfied with our stay at the Fife& Drum. The only drawback was the parking was on the next block.
4.6 on October 12, 2010
We surely enjoyed the wonderful ambiance of the Inn. The food was delicious and the Inn keeper, Billy, was so helpful with ideas for seeing Williamsburg within a short visit. The only slightly negative was there was no bath tub in our bathroom. I was unaware of this when I made the reservation. Just a small detail to mention. We would happily return and have told our friends about the Fife and Drum. Splendid!
4.8 on September 28, 2010
We stayed in the George Washington Room and it was so quaint. The linens were fresh and soft and the morning breakfast was just right! The Staff was super and helpful in directing us on our sight seeing. We will definitely return to this lovely Inn. The best in town!!
4.0 on September 26, 2010
Delightful Inn truly in walking distance of the colonial city. Close to restaurants of various types, ranging from coffee houses to cafes to gourmet meals. Friendly and very helpful Innkeepers and staff. Breakfast is a real treat and varies every day.
4.4 on September 24, 2010
Our host was informative, very helpful, knowledgable, and courteous. He gave us directions on a map of the area to restaurants, taverns, ticket booths, and area attractions. He made our stay a wonderfully pleasant experience as did his staff who prepared great breakfasts and treated us to recipes and stories as we ate. The room was comfortable, but the location of the Inn was ideal for walking to any destination or attraction.
3.6 on September 21, 2010
If you want to be close to the essence of Williamsburg and not be held hostage by Williamsburg Inn and affilliates, this is a good find. Very clean, personal service, nicely appointed but not luxury defines this inn, located over some quaint village storefronts. Pretty quiet at night, but then again, so is this part of Williamsburg.
3.6 on September 18, 2010
The convenience to the College of Wm and Mary and Colonial Williamsburg was wonderful and the friendliness and helpfullness of the manager and staff were superior.
3.4 on September 02, 2010
My girlfriend and I stayed at the Fife & Drum Inn while on a recent weekend getaway to Williamsburg. The location can't be beat: just a block from Colonial Williamsburg, it is by far the closest B&B in town. It's a beautiful and charming inn, tastefully decorated, with interesting photographs and furnishings that reflect the inn's history and connection to Williamsburg. We stayed in the William & Mary room, and were quite pleased with it. I only wish that the sink had been in the bathroom instead of outside it. The owners were very friendly, eager to help and very hospitable. My only complaint is that the breakfast was a little ho-hum. I've had the pleasure of staying in several other B&Bs in Williamsburg, and I guess I've gotten spoiled with sumptuous gourmet breakfasts. There was nothing wrong with breakfast at the Fife & Drum, it just wasn't knock-your-socks-off delicious. Good value, esp considering its proximity to CW and W&M. Would definitely stay here again.
4.6 on September 01, 2010
Very much enjoyed our recent stay at the Fife and Drum Inn located at downtown Williamsburg, next to restaurants, Colonial Williamsburg, and College of Willam & Mary. Extremely friendly and helpful staff. Comfortable rooms and excellent breakfast.
4.8 on August 23, 2010
Excellent weekend stay - always enjoy a weekend in Williamsburg, and always stay at the Fife & Drum!
5 on July 01, 2010
It was the perfect location for us with no car...Everything was within walking distance. It was a cute room and the breakfast was very good! The owners are really nice too!
5 on June 28, 2010
Very welcoming and serene in the midst of Williamsburg. Can't get any closer to the activities. Billy Scruggs, the owner, was very knowledgeable and friendly. Would highly recommend and would definitely stay again.
5 on June 21, 2010
We have been guests of the Inn at least 4 times and are always amazed at the cleanliness and how much at home that we feel. Each room is decorated differently with every detail paid special attention to. The staff is friendly and always welcoming. Each day begins with a delicious breakfast served informally. If one wishes to visit with other guests there is opportunity for that but this is not forced. The Inn is conveniently located within walking distance to Colonial Williamsburg as well at the modern day Merchant's Square. The Fife and Drum inn is truly a hidden gem!
4.2 on June 21, 2010
Great place to stay in Williamsburg. Great staff, with lots of insight into the historic events and locations. Had a great time.
4.6 on June 08, 2010
Our stay at the Fife & Drum was great. We spent three and a half wonderful days in Colonial Williamsburg and thoroughly enjoyed being able to escape the afternoon heat by retreating to our cozy and very air conditioned room, without having to hop a bus or taxi. The breakfasts were great and the staff/owners very welcoming. Definately our newly designated cozy retreat in one of my favorite places in the world.
3.8 on May 03, 2010
We stayed at the Inn for two nights. It was a very clean room/inn located on a street next businesses and coffee shops. It was a little noisey at night when the local businesses are shutting down. Breakfast was taste, served buffet style, but they served vertually the same thing both mornings. We really did not get a chance to chat with the innkeeps, as they are not on the property except in the morning, but then again we would leave after breakfast and return mid- to late-afternoon. So they may have bee there when we were out. The Inn is very close to the history part of Williamsburg and an easy walk to get there. On Saturdays there is a wonderful farmer's market the next block over in market square. Also there are a number of very nice eating establishments, all in walking distances. We might be inclined to stay there again, but might try another B&B for comparison.
4.4 on April 27, 2010
Rooms are wel-appointed in a colonial style...super clean...friendly, helpful staff. Breakfast is in the dining room...and travelers are always happy to meet one another and share experiences in this friendly atmosphere.
4.0 on April 17, 2010
if you want to visit Williamsburg - this is THE place to stay. Everything is walking distance & the proprietor is very knowledgable about the area!
4.2 on April 08, 2010
spent two days here while in Colonial williamsburg. Loved the inn and want to come back up that way soon. Will deffinately stay here again.
5 on March 22, 2010
My husband and I recently stayed at the Fife and Drum Inn and were more than pleased. We are already looking at our calendar to plan another visit. We were able to step out the front door and walk to Colonial Williamsburg. The breakfast was amazing both mornings. The rooms were beautiful and the staff was very welcoming and helpful. I would highly recommend the Fife and Drum! -Amy
4.2 on March 17, 2010
Whether in Williamsburg for the historic area, or for a William & Mary event, the Fife & Drum Inn is adjacent to your destination. Friendly innkeepers, great service, and great value combine for a pleasing stay.
4.4 on March 01, 2010
The location is great for walking to Williamsburg and the College of William & Mary. The owners and their staff were very helpful. Our rooms were immaculate and the breakfast was perfect.
5 on February 16, 2010
My wife and I spent two nights there for Valentine's Day weekend. We are repeat customers and the Fife and Drum is our favorite. The rooms are quaint, the common area is cozy and breakfast is great. What sets F&D apart from other Williamsburg B&B is the location. Adjacent to Merchant Sq, everything is within walking distance. Highly recommended.
4.8 on January 06, 2010
My wife and I visit Williamsburg several times a year and always stay at the Fife and Drum Inn. The location is unbeatable, just off Merchant's Square, convenient to the historic area and close to a number of Williamsburg's best restaurants. The owners, Billy and Sharon, are friendly and very knowledgeable about activities throughout the Historic Triangle. Rhonda is the sort of staff member every B and B needs; unfailingly cheerful and helpful. The rooms are charming and comfortable, each with a unique European-style bath. Breakfasts are generous and tasty, and cookies and lemonade are available later in the day in the common area. Free off-street parking is available, and we usually leave the car in place for the duration of our stay because everything is so close.
4.0 on December 26, 2009
The room was very comfortable and cozy. The owners (Billy) were willing to do anything to make your stay comfortable and also were very informative on Williamsburg and the local areas. On my next stay in Williamsburg I wouldn't definately choose the The Fife & Drum.
3.2 on December 17, 2009
Fourth Christmas visit to Fife and Drum. An annual gift my husband and I give ourselves. Love the location - just couple of blocks from historic Williamsburg and our favorite restaurant Chef's Kitchen is next door. Staying here is like being at home only a lot more romantic.
4.2 on December 14, 2009
Everything was cheerful ... the rooms, the owners, the staff, and the location. Right in the heart of Colonial Williamsburg, easy walking distance to fantastic restaurants!. We were there two weeks before Christmas and encountered strolling carolers and lots of friendly holiday spirit from everyone on the street and everyone at The Fife and Drum Inn. All the rooms were immaculate and decorated in keeping with the history of the area. We loved our room and would stay there again in a heartbeat!
4.2 on December 13, 2009
This is the 2nd time I have stayed at The Fife & Drum Inn. The location is so convenient and parking is provided. Billy, Sharon & Rhonda are wonderful and very accomodating. The rooms are clean and perfectly decorated for the area (Colonial Williamsburg)
4.6 on December 13, 2009
My friend and I came from Columbus, OH to see Williamsburg decorated for Christmas and enjoyed our visit so much. We were so pleased to stay at the Fife and Drum which was so conveniently located to the historic area. Billy Scruggs was personable and helpful in his assistance to the local sights. Will definitely recommend Fife and Drum to others.
3.0 on December 05, 2009
The location is the best - right in the historical center - walking to all of Colonial Williamsburg and a homey atmosphere at the end of the day.
4.6 on November 23, 2009
Be sure to make the Fife & Drum Inn part of your Colonial Williamsburg experience! You won't be disappointed--great rooms...wonderful hosts...and best of all, you can walk to just about every place of interest in the historic area. The Fife & Drum is the perfect touch to the Williamsburg experience.
4.6 on November 09, 2009
My husband and I were able to arrange babysitting and slip away for the weekend. Our time away is few and far between so where we stay and what we do is very important. We were extremely happy with the Fife and Drum Inn. When we arrived we were greeted happily and given a tour of the inn. We were also given information about the happenings in Williamsburg for that particular weekend. The reason we chose the Fife and Drum Inn was based on the website for the Inn. The website was a very fair representation of the actual inn. We also planned our dinning experience based on recommendations on the website which exceeded our expectations. The Inn is located downtown. We parked our car Friday when we arrived and did not have to get back in car until Sunday when we left. It was great!
5 on November 04, 2009
My wife and I stayed at the Fife & Drum during our honeymoon to Williamsburg and had a great time. The suite was spacious and comfortable and the staff was friendly and courteous. The owner, Billy Scruggs, especially made an effort to make our stay special by recommending sites and restaraunts for us. We have already talked of returning in the future.
5 on October 23, 2009
Our stay was wonderful! This is a wonderful location as you are in the midst of all the activities. The accommodations, food and service was great! Billy and Sharron DO KNOW Williamsburg inside and out - they have great touring advice. We will look forward to another visit as this was a great find!
4.6 on October 22, 2009
Excellent place to stay in Willimsburg, the Fife & Drum Inn is centrally located, the rooms are outstanding and you will feel very welcomed by Billy and his staff. We would highly recommend staying there you will not be disappointed.
3.8 on October 04, 2009
My husband and I loved this Inn -- it combines the best of an Inn and B&B. The rooms are quiet, with good space and very firm mattress. Breakfast was very good and the staff excellent -- helpful and answered all questions. The location is superb -- the other B&Bs or Inns were at least a mile away. Plus, free parking was great. We would and definitely plan to return and would absolutely stay at this Inn.
4.2 on September 20, 2009
The Fife & Drum Inn is truly one of a kind.. just blocks from Colonial Williamsburg! The B&B is most comfortable (we stayed in the George Washington room).. with an incredible breakfast.. and true to the period. Rhonda is FABulous. And Billy (the owner) can tell you about EVERYthing in the area. It's a bit pricier than hotels in the area. But the ambiance is well worth the extra cost!
4.8 on September 06, 2009
Wonderful B&B. The room (The Conservancy) was very charming and relaxing. Location is outstanding and the staff is very warm and welcoming. A spectacular experience!
5 on September 01, 2009
It is by far the best location in colonial Williamsburg! Loved the breakfast...actually requested the recipe for the bread pudding...Billy had one printed up & ready for me. The bathroom & shower were awesome as well. Would definitely stay again!
5 on August 02, 2009
We had a great time. We love colonial history so the location was great. We were right in the middle of everything. Our breakfast was very good, simple but we did not go away hungry. We went on a ghost tour and learned alot that we did not know about the history. We went on a tour of the Williamsburg Winery and had lunch there and that was very enjoyable. We also went on a carriage ride. The inkeepers were very and nice and helpful whenever we had a question. We will certainly come back.
4.8 on July 05, 2009
My husband, our 10 year old son and myself stayed at the Inn on our way to SC. We found an inn that was clean with some great "touches", in a great location, easy to walk to everything, and a friendly staff and owners. I would stay here again as well as suggest the Inn to others.
4.8 on June 11, 2009
Wonderful little B&B. The breakfast was great! Staff very helpful.
4.6 on May 05, 2009
This was our fourth stay at this excellent Inn, very close to all shopping, dining, and historic sites. The rooms are just-right sized, with an excellent breakfast every morning. I plan to visit again this fall!
4.0 on April 30, 2009
Had a wonderful time at the Fife & Drum Inn; excellent service. Staff was warm, hospitable, and provided us with excellent advice on local attractions. Will definitely stay there in the future.
4.8 on April 28, 2009
Great location, very comfortable rooms, very friendly staff, tasty breakfasts. Billy and Sharon are wonderful hosts and are eager to please. Their inn is charming and in the absolute best location to see Colonial Williamsburg. This is the only place that we will stay when we return!
3.8 on April 23, 2009
The owners are very knowledgeable and helpful, the food was great, and the location unbeatable - right in the historic district, easy walking to the sites and restaurants. The room was small but very satisfactory.
5 on April 19, 2009
The Fife and Drum is an exceptional way to see and visit the Williamsburg area. It is close and convenient to all of the historical places, shopping, and Busch Gardens. It is a hidden gem among the many places to stay in Williamsburg.
4.6 on April 07, 2009
The Fif and Drum is in the middle of all the action located above stores in Market Square. I felt as though I was being pampaered at my best friend's home. A must for any traveler. I'll go back again as soon as possible.
4.0 on March 25, 2009
We have stayed at The Fife & Drum in for several years, and love so many things about it! Billy & Sharon, the innkeepers are so friendly and knowledgeable about Williamsburg and will help you plan your day or make a reserveration for dinner. The location can not be beat- in the heart of Merchant's Square and a few steps from Colonial Williamsburg. The rooms are wonderful, with robes to relax in after a day of sightseeing or shopping. Breakfast, (in front of the fire if it's a cool morning) is always a great time to talk with the innkeepers and your fellow guests. We make The Fife and Drum our only choice in Williamsburg-and you should too!
4.4 on March 23, 2009
The Fife and Drum is in an excellent location right next to Merchant's Square in the heart of Williamsburg. Great location and wonderful inn/b&b.
4.2 on March 09, 2009
We enjoyed our time at the Inn and loved our hosts. The Inn was cozy and inviting. My daughters and I had a wonderful stay and will visit again!
4.6 on March 05, 2009
Our stay was as pleasant as it could get. It's the "off season", so, we had the Inn all to ourselves. Our room was comfortable and clean. The breakfast was outstanding. We had bacon, eggs, biscuits, ham biscuits, a fruit bowl, blueberry preserves, orange juice and fresh hot coffee. I hated the fact that I couldn't eat it all. The fireplace in the dining room adds both a romantism and coziness to the room.
4.4 on February 26, 2009
The hall of rooms looks like a Williamsburg street and is very well done. The rooms are very comfortable and well furnished, the breakfast is good (fruit, casserole, ham bisquits), and the owners friendly and full of good information. The location - at one end of the historic area and one block from the College of William and Mary - can't be beat. There are several good places to eat right on that block. The only issue is that it is all on the second floor and you must get your luggage up the stairs, so it is not handicap friendly.
4.0 on February 21, 2009
We very much enjoyed our stay. We have stayed in the historic homes in the past in Williamsburg but will stay here from now on. Very nice location and experience.
5 on January 31, 2009
We love visiting the Fife and Drum Inn and have been doing so at least once a year for several years. The Inn is extremely clean, and we look forward to burying our noses in the sheets and towels every time we go. I wish I could get mine to smell that good at home! You feel right at home from the moment you step into the door. The rooms are all very cozy and well decorated. It's a special place to visit and I have recommended the Inn to several of my friends, and have helped to give a gift certificate to someone as well. You can't go wrong at the Fife and Drum, because as soon as you step out of the front door, you are in the heart of Colonial Williamsburg. It's a nice and relaxing place to stay, and you're pampered from the moment you arrive. The breakfast is simple and always good, with individual dining tables lining the breakfast area. We love it there, and plan on continuing to visit at least once a year as time permits.
5 on January 29, 2009
The GPS Garmin Lodging button worked will, finding The Fife and Drum Inn. I have traveled numerous countries and this accomodation is what I envisioned of the most perfect Bed & Breakfast in an urban, collegiate setting and at the sidedoor the Colonial walk.
4.4 on January 27, 2009
The Fife and Drum Inn has the best location in Williamsburg. Shopping, Restaurants and Colonial Williamsburg all within walking distance. Clean and very comfortable rooms and dining area. Felt very "at home". Would recommend to all my friends and family.
4.0 on January 23, 2009
A quaint experience in a Colonial setting. With a friendly and helpful staff to assist with your planning each days activities, provide a wonderful breakfast to start your day and have your room ready for our returen at days end. It was a very enjoyable experience and certainly the place to stay when visiting Williamsburg. Step out the door and you are there in the midst of everything that you came to see.
4.8 on January 03, 2009
Discovering the Fife and Drum Inn made our stay in Williamsburg outstanding! We were out the door and in historic Williamsburg enjoying the many historic sites, sounds and activities within minutes but always close enough to return for relaxing and refreshing in the common area at the Fife and Drum Inn until we were ready to return to the hustle and bustle.
4.2 on January 02, 2009
We have stayed at the Fife and Drum a couple of times and have never been disappointed. It is a great for a romantic getaway! The owners and staff are wonderful and have always been responsive to our needs. The Inn is located right in the heart of Colonial Williamsburg which allows you to walk to restaurants, shopping and all of the main attractions. We will definitely be going back to the Fife and Drum as soon as our schedules will allow...it is truly one of our favorite places to go!
3.8 on December 24, 2008
This is a great place to stay, a lovely cross of modern conveniences (TV, phones in rooms) and colonial flavor (location, decor). Staff was very friendly; breakfast was good and filling. Location is perfect...right in the Merchant's Square area. Highly recommend.
5 on December 18, 2008
this quaint place is just amazing! it has wonderful home cooked breakfasts that will satisfy anybody. the people are nice as can be and the locale is impeccable....if you are going to williamsburg anytime soon and need the best place to stay i would call Billy and make a reservation!!!
5 on December 18, 2008
We are return guests and the experience is always fantastic. The breakfasts are wonderful, especially in front of the fire on a winter morning. After a wonderful breakfast, CW is steps away as are great shops and places to eat. With the car tucked away off the street, there is almost no need to resort to car, except to take a wine tasting at the Williamsburg Winery.
4.0 on December 13, 2008
This is a very, very nice B&B allowing privacy yet opportunity of socializing if you choose to. Very clean and neat and the towels and bedlines smelled so wonderful. It was so nice being right in Merchant Sq. and so close to everythning in the Colonial district.We highly recommand them and shall return. We are so pleased to have found them. Give them a try, you will retrun too!!! Thanks to Fife and Drum for making our visit to Colonial Wmsbrg a pleasant stay.
5 on December 09, 2008
Beautiful quaint B&B. Centrally located to enjoy the beautiful Williamsburg Market Square as well as Colonial Willamsburg. Just a block away.You will not be disappointed! We would highly recommend this Inn! We cannot wait to go back!
4.8 on December 04, 2008
Our first stay at this B&B was wonderful. The room was clean & cozy and breakfast was well prepared. We love Williamsburg and the location to the old town area was right there. We could shop, walk in the old town and eat within walking distance. Innkeepers and staff were very friendly and informative. We would definately stay again in the future and refer it to others.
4.0 on December 03, 2008
The Fife and Drum Inn could not be more convenient to Colonial Williamsburg, great restaurants, shopping and The College of William and Mary. It was the perfect choice for our 3 night stay. We liked that it was more like a small inn than a bed and breakfast. The breakfast was excellent each morning. The innkeeper is knowledgeable and helpful.
4.0 on November 16, 2008
Friendly hosts, convenient location, nice rooms. We will go again
3.2 on October 23, 2008
My husband and I had a wonderful stay at the Fife and Drum Inn. We loved the downtown location and everything met our expectations for a relaxing weekend at a B&B
4.6 on September 29, 2008
Excellent location, within walking distance of everything. Other bed and breakfasts are further out of the historical district and they will tell you its a quick walk but it really isn't. You still have to drive, and then worry about parking the car. Outstanding service, extremely clean and good overall facilities and breakfast. Will definately stay there again.
4.0 on August 26, 2008
We were looking for a bed and breakfast that would have the Colonial Williamsburg ambiance combined with functionality and location. We found the perfect blend of these elements at The Fife and Drum Inn. The Cedars Suite was quite comfortable, the bathroom delightfully modern and convenient, and the inn is located on the doorstep of Merchants Square. Breakfast was delicious, with a variety of French Toast casseroles, fresh fruits, bacon, juice and coffee. The staff was attentive and willing to answer our questions. The common room was always available for relaxing and watching TV or perhaps for snacking on a chocolate chip cookie. Our stay at The Fife and Drum was a delightful departure from the norm. We look forward to returning soon.
4.4 on August 06, 2008
The Fife and Drum is loaded with Nostalgia and Class. The beds are very comfortable and cleanliness is impeccable. The location is convenient in the heart of downtown Colonial Williamsburg. Not suitable for handicapped you must climb stairs to get to any room. Breakfast quality was excellent but variety and hours are limited. I would prefer a two hour span 7:30AM to 9:30AM instead of the one hour provided from 8AM to 9AM. Also the breakfast was identical each day for the 4 days of our stay with no eggs served at all.
4.0 on July 31, 2008
Has to be best location in Williamsburg. Very friendly and accommodating staff.
5 on July 28, 2008
We stayed at the Fife and Drum for 3 nights to enjoy visiting Colonial Williamsburg. It is the best location - you walk out the door and you are there! The breakfast was great and the room was first rate!
5 on July 09, 2008
The breakfast served was very well planned and gourmet quality. The dining area was very cozy and well appointed. All guest seem to feel at home and had been previous guests there. I will stay there when I go back to Williamsburg in Feb '09.
4.4 on April 29, 2008
The price was great, as were the accomodations and the service. Very creatively decorated! Also, we really enjoyed the claw-foot bath tub that was in our room. It's right in the center of the historic area, and a close drive to Busch Gardens. I'll definitely stay here on future visits.