A Williamsburg White House Bed and Breakfast

718 Jamestown Road , Williamsburg, VA 23185 USA (Show map)


Named as one of the "Best Inns for a Sweet Escape" by Capitol Files Magazine! Enjoy the elegance, comfort and style of this Century Old Estate located just 4 blocks from Historic Colonial Williamsburg. This award winning Williamsburg Bed and Breakfast is the oldest home currently operating as an elegant Historic Williamsburg Inn. Indulge yourself with a delicious daily breakfast ....enjoy cocktails in the Diplomatic Reception Room...walk down the street to the Historic area... and on those crisp winter nights enjoy cordials by a crackling fire in the Kennedy Library...sit and relax in the gardens and of course enjoy our unique Bed Chambers dressed and appointed with amenities fit for each member of our first family.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.3
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.3

I recommend this inn wholeheartedly.

5 on September 01, 2012

We stayed 2 nights at this hotel. Our room, the Lincoln Suit, was beautiful, clean, and all we could have asked. The inn keepers were off to take their daughter to college, but left us in the hands of a very friendly, professional couple that do inn sitting. Our breakfasts were delicious and hearty. The location of this inn is ideal for your visit to Colonial Williamsburg.

One night stay in Williamsburg

5 on November 09, 2011

I loved our stay in Williamsburg. I chose it from the computer at home, no personal recommendations. the website correctly describes the property. It was a short walk from the historic area of town. Very nice owners, Debbie and John. Clean rooms, great food, a wonderful place to stay.

Wonderful Inn and Gracious Owners

5 on September 19, 2011

We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful inn to stay in. We stayed in the well appointed Washington Suite for five nights. The owners, Debbie and John, are wonderful hosts that make you feel right at home. The breakfasts were tastefully fantastic. The central location of the inn is ideal. Guests can walk across the street to visit the beautiful William and Mary Campus. Colonial Williamsburg is a short walk up the street and Jamestown and Yorktown are short drives. We will not hesitate to stay at the inn again and would recommend it to anyone looking for a bed and breakfast in Williamsburg.

Great place to stay in Williamsburg

5 on June 25, 2011

We have stayed in many of the B&B's in Williamsburg but this one exceeded our expectations. The owners live on the premises and made themselves available whenever we needed them but were not always in our space. We loved the breakfast each morning and would come back again just for the Stuffed French Toast. The rooms were clean and well maintained and the other guests were great to share stories with at breakfast. We really enjoyed the free wifi and free parking. A Special treat when you are from DC! We will be back.

A Wonderful Find

5 on April 10, 2011

Found this beautiful Inn online and was extremely pleased upon arrival. It is gorgeous in the spring in Williamsburg and this old home fits right in. We stayed in the Adams Bedroom and slept so well we didn't want to leave. The breakfast each morning was delicious and Debbie even shared her recipes with us. We found ourselves in need of a taxi one evening which never showed up so John drove us to our restaurant. We have nothing but wonderful things to say about the White House from its cleanliness to fabulous decor to the helpful and friendly staff. We truly hope to get back to Williamsburg again soon.

Worst B&B Ever

2.0 on March 31, 2011

From the minute we arrived till the minute we left the stay felt like a militant run barracks. With the innkeeper making comments such as “if I find out you’ve left crumbs on the floor I’m appt to spit in your breakfast, and I’m just the person that will do it” to “Lately I speak my mind and I don’t care if you get offended” or “Breakfast is promptly at 8:30 AM and if your late you’ll eat cold food”. Let’s not start on how skimpy the breakfast was with very little fruit (3 x-small slices) and only one choice of an entree other than cold cereal. There is a list in each room of outrages fees ($250 to $500) that would be added to your credit card at their discretion if you use a candle or light a match as well as others. There are plenty of B&Bs in Williamsburg to stay at, I would choice another.

Innkeeper Response
Being an innkeeper for over 15 years, I have always encouraged our guests to provide us with feedback and things we could have done to make their stay more memorable. Well, I have to say, you have certainly stated your mind and have to say you have misrepresented our Inn. It is obvious by this review as well as the next one below this review (also written by the same couple) that you obviously had a personal problem with our "sense of humor" and the fact that you have taken phrases out of context leads me to believe there is nothing we could have done to please you. We host thousands of guests every year and strive to make their stay as pleasant as possible. I am sorry that our breakfast is too "skimpy" for you as most of our guests complain they cannot finish it, but then everyone has different appetites. In regards to the fees listed in each of our rooms, it is there because a few of our guests have decided to smoke in our non smoking rooms and therefore are charged for cleaning. If you took offense to that I am sorry but we attempt to keep our B&B as clean and fresh for all of our guests. Again, we are sorry you did not enjoy your stay with us but the feedback that we recieve daily from the thousands of guests that return to stay with us, reassures me that there is always one or two guests a year that we just cannot seem to please. We wish you the best in the future.

- Debbie (innkeeper)

Stay Somewhere Else

2.8 on March 30, 2011

Rooms were immaculate and comfortable, but the overall experience was inhospitable and regimented. The innkeeper was overly blunt, and pointed out all of the fees that were applied in case of accidental soiling of upholstery and rugs. We were afraid to touch anything! So much for southern hospitality.

Innkeeper Response
This review is a copy of the review above it and written by the same couple so my response does not differ from the review above as they have misrepresented our Inn. We respect each and every one of our guests and work very hard to make their stay as pleasant as possible. Obviously there is one or two guests per year that we just cannot please and for that I am sorry but we host thousands of guest per year who leave us happy. We wish you the best.

- Debbie (innkeeper)

outstanding history trip

5 on July 10, 2010

My wife and I recently stayed at this lovely Inn. We stayed in the Lincoln Suite which is a second floor room with a king size bed. It was perfect for our stay as it offered 2 bathrooms, one for myself and one for my wife. Breakfast every morning was delicious and beyond our expectations. We walked to the historic area each day and enjoyed a stroll through the campus of the William and Mary college. Debbie and John were very helpful with dinner reservations as well as touring information. You cannot find a better deal than this B&B. It is exceptionally clean, well taken care of and one of the most beautiful homes in the area. We hope to return someday.

Best Anniversary Yet!

5 on June 01, 2010

We just spent 3 nights at the White House and had the most wonderful time. Our room was gorgeous, the bed was so comfortable and the only thing we heard was the birds chirping in the morning. We stayed in the new wing and it is beautiful. The innkeepers John and Debbie were friendly, helpful and wonderful hosts. We could walk to the historic town and ate dinner down there is several of the restaurants. The Breakfasts at the Inn was fabulous! We highly recommend this Inn to anyone visiting the Williamsburg Area. We hope to return for another anniversary.

It doesn't get much better!

5 on March 07, 2010

My husband and I recently stayed at this Inn. What a wonderful find. It is the only b&b in town that is old...I think about 100 years old in a great home set back off the road. We walked to the historic area down the street every day and had wonderful dinners in the Merchant area. Breakfast at the Inn was to die for and the chocolate snacks in the afternoon were delicious. The Innkeepers are a wonderful couple who truly know style. The Inn is immaculate and tastefully decorated by them both. My husband had no hesitation about staying here as it was not frilly like some B&B's. I cannot say enough about the place. We plan to come back for our anniversary every year.

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Rooms & Rates

The Lincoln Suite

An elegant deep navy room designed after one of America's first Presidents...The Lincoln Suite...A King Size 4 poster bed is the focus of this suite. Designer fabrics and a feather topped bed surrounds you as you relax in the Fords Theater sitting area. Antique dresser, cable Television and CD clock radio adds all the modern amenities with antiquity..A private bath for "him" includes a shower and "her" private bath provides a tub/shower combination, both providing plush terry robes during your stay.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $135 - $205

The Washington Suite

One of our most popular rooms, The Washington Suite boasts a luscious feather-topped queen size bed, period art, and a comfortably appointed sitting room. The bath is tiled and quite spacious with plush terry robes. And Yes...there is cable T.V. for those of you who just can't refrain from hearing what the "Pols and Pundits" are up to. We're quite positive that had we been open back in George and Martha's day there's no doubt as to where they'ed be staying.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $189

Teddy Roosevelt Suite

Step back into the past in this third floor suite designed after one of our great Presidents, Teddy Roosevelt...Being the avid train traveler that he was, what better than to create a Queen Size feather topped Railroad Berth in the bedroom area with an adjourning sitting room with a Twin Size Sleeper Sofa for your teen child or elder parent, Cable TV, in room phones and CD clock radios...Deep green carpet with gold and burgundy satin wallpaper surround you in this cozy setting. Your private bath includes a shower and plush terry robes to enjoy during your stay.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $125 - $189

The Jefferson Bed Chamber

This first floor room off of the East Wing resembles a Dignitaries Guest Cottage...Your private entrance brings you into a Queen Size hand carved Canopy Bed. Decorated in Blue Toile, the sun streams in through the four windows facing the east. Cable TV, CD clock radio and in room phones are part of this bed chamber.Your private bath with tub and shower includes plush terry robes to enjoy during your stay.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $125 - $170

John Adam Bed Chambers

Enjoy the peace and serenity of this elegant room located in the brand new "West Wing" of the Inn. This second floor room offers a King Size hand carved Canopy Bed. A private bathroom offers a tub/shower combination.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $185 - $219

The FDR Bed Chambers

This first floor room is located in the brand new "West Wing" of the Inn. This gorgeous room offers a combination of WWII and Hollywood personality. Enjoy a King Size sleigh bed with red and gold fabrics. This private bathroom offers a tub/shower combination and is wheelchair accessible.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $175 - $219

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Location Type

Small town, Village


Richmond, VA (RIC) 45 miles

Directions to property:

From Richmond, take I-64 East toward Williamsburg. Take Route 199(Lightfoot Exit) for approximately 5 miles toward Jamestown. Take a left onto Jamestown Road and follow for approximately 1.5 miles. A Williamsburg White House is on the right.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Battlefield at Yorktown, Busch Gardens, Historic Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown Settlement, Plantations, The Williamsburg Winery, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library , afternoon wine and baked goods, full gourmet breakfast, walk to Colonial Williamsburg, garden area, private parking, feather topped beds

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horse Drawn Carriages, Fine Dining, Busch Gardens, Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown Settlement, Williamsburg Winery, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Video Arcade, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3-6pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited considered on an individual basis
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: minimum stay on weekends may apply.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations require a one night deposit, should your stay be three or more nights, a deposit of one half of your total balance will be due.
  • Cancellations: A change or cancellation of a confirmed reservation more than 30 days in advance will result in a full refund, minus $25 for processing. Cancellation of a confirmed reservation inside 30 days of a scheduled date will result in no refund being given and you will be charged the total balance due. All multiple room bookings are final and are not refundable. Once your reservation is confirmed on a mulitiple room booking, should you need to cancel or change your dates for any reason, you will be responsible for the entire amount of the rooms booked. All December, special events and holidays booking are non refundable and should you need to cancel, for any reason, you will be responsible for the entire amount due.
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Deborah & John Keane

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About the innkeepers

Deborah and John have had the experience of owning and operating a previous inn in the Northeast. They have a distinct flair for elegance and take great pride in their inn.

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gourmet breakfast

  • Time Served: 8:30am
  • Serving Location: Kennedy Library, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Presidential Eggs Benedict
Eggs Benedict as only our finest dignitaries deserve. Homemade Hollandaise sauce to perfection served with fresh poached eggs and true Canadian Bacon.

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