Voted by our guests as top 5 Mid-Atlantic and top 10 Best Southern B&B's, the award-winning Cedars of Williamsburg Bed & Breakfast is Williamsburg's most romantic and charming bed & breakfast. Since 1935, the smoke/pet-free Cedars entertains 4,000 guests annually. The largest B&B in Williamsburg, the Cedars offers 9 rooms in the main house and a wonderful 2 room cottage with fireplaces. Less than a 10 minute walk to historic Williamsburg, and across the street from the College of William & Mary, The Cedars has been offering traditional colonial elegance, comfort and hospitality to its guests since 1935. Originally built by a doctor in the early 1930's to house his 7 children who would be attending the College of William and Mary, this 3-story brick Georgian home will set the tone for your visit to the 18th century. 200 year old brick from an old plantation house and the skilled workmanship of the historic Williamsburg restoration craftsmen have created an authentic colonial elegance to immerse you in the colonial ambiance of Williamsburg.
4.6 on October 05, 2017
A very charming Inn with an even more charming staff willing to engage in stimulating conversations. A feel good place. Enjoyed the five day stay and would stay again. Kudo's Cedars of Williamsburg!
Thank you so much for your kind words. We always hope guests leave our home as though they've gained a friend. You say, "More than a B&B" and I think that's our goal; we want you to feel like you're coming home. On behalf of everyone here, thank you very much for coming by and we look forward to taking care of you again very soon.
- Alex (innkeeper)
5 on September 26, 2017
My husband and I recently stayed at the Cedars. It was the perfect location for visiting Jamestown, Yorktown, and Colonial Williamsburg, as well as a few restaurants, which are minutes from this B & B. The Cedars is across from William & Mary college, but there wasn't any loudness from students walking around outside, even though there are a lot of people walking and riding their bikes on Jamestown Road and around the area. We stayed in the George Washington room, which is incredibly comfortable, and spacious! It was also located at the front of the house facing the street, but I'm happy to say that we never had any problems hearing street noises. We had a beautiful queen size bed, an armoir to hang and store clothes, two table nightstands and a few other pieces, in addition to an extra room which held a single day bed and two sitting chairs. The bathroom was very small, but it was impeccably clean! With the bathroom being so small, I really appreciate that they had a shower caddy in the small stall shower, and three tiered glass toiletry shelves over the towels to keep your toiletries out and easily accessible. Dee Dee, the housekeeper is fantastic! We stayed at the Cedars for two nights, and on the second day, Dee Dee cleaned our room all over again from when we first checked in. The amount of care that she puts into little touches of comfort and cleanliness is why we can't wait to come back! She and the rest of the staff go out of their way to make you feel at home. This is why we choose to stay at the Cedars rather than a commercial hotel. We felt like a guest in someone's home, and we couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. And the prices are very reasonable. They may be a little more than your average hotel, but you're getting better service for your money. We will be coming back to the Cedars every time we come to Williamsburg. This is a great location, and a wonderful place to call home for your vacation.
Thank you so much for your very kind review. There isn't much I can add to your sterling review except to say, "Thank you," and that we enjoyed our time with you on your visit. We'll always be here for y'all and we look forward to taking care of you again really soon. All the best!
- Alex (innkeeper)
5 on September 21, 2017
A lovely spot and perfect for a visit to William and Mary.
Thanks for reviewing our home. Glad we could make your stay enjoyable and memorable. We'll be here if you're ever back in town. Thanks!
- Alex (Owner)
4.0 on September 07, 2017
Had a wonderful stay while dropping our daughter at W&M grad school. Alex and his family were so accommodating and led us to great dining for dinner. Breakfast was delicious and plentiful. And the conversation with other guests was a learning experience itself. Look forward to our next visit.
3.8 on September 06, 2017
I walked through the rooms in the house, while Dee Dee, the incredibly vivacious and warm housekeeper was cleaning. They are marvelous. The bottom room in the cottage is also very nice. We got the least attractive room, top of the cottage room, which had some small issues that Alex is addressing. Alex is witty and charming. He will keep you entertained during breakfast, if you choose to engage him. Otherwise sensitive to know you are enjoying a meditative morning and give you space. The other thing Alex is is flexible. So if you have any out of the box requests, He'll entertain them.
Thanks for taking the time to review our home. I appreciate your kind words and your constructive criticism. I'm happy we were able to talk about some of the smaller issues you had about your room that we could address before posting online. That helps us make the changes before it is able to hurt our business. I very much appreciate your candor in that area. Overall, thank you for staying with us. We do hope to see y'all again.
- Alex (innkeeper)
5 on August 24, 2017
This is a wonderful place to stay when visiting Williamsburg. The owners are friendly, the breakfast is gourmet yummy and the Inn Keeper goes above and beyond to assure a pleasant stay.
Thank you for taking time to review our home! I'm happy we were able to give you a friendly and yummy visit :-) We hope to see you again soon!
- Alex (innkeeper)
5 on July 28, 2017
We stayed at the Cedars for our wedding night! They allowed a family member to check in for us since we couldn't make the check in time due to it being our wedding day. They were extremely friendly and worked with us and our schedule. The room was very clean and homey. The breakfast was exceptional and the house was amazing. We definitely plan to come back and enjoy a full weekend at the Cedars.
Thanks so much for your review! I'm happy that we could celebrate your 8 hour anniversary at breakfast ;-) When it comes time for your one year anniversary, know that we're here for y'all. Congratulations again!
- Alex (Owner)
5 on July 13, 2017
This is our second time staying at the Cedars but the first time since it had changed ownership. We were so pleased with all the changes that had been made. The Inn is still gorgeous as ever, but even more relaxing and appealing than it was. It's a short 10 minute walk to Merchant's Square and historic Colonial Williamsburg. The innkeeper was very accommodating and for history buffs like us, fascinating to talk to. It's well worth the visit and we will be staying again.
Thank you so much for reviewing our home! Having guests coming back to visit has been honestly very exciting for my wife and me. When you work hard trying to make a guest experience better, it's a wonderful feeling to have guests who have experienced both sides of the changes. I'm happy we were able to outpace your first visit and I know when you come again that you will be blown away by the changes that we are making this winter. Thank you again for visiting us and we look forward to having y'all again.
- Alex (Owner)
5 on May 12, 2017
My husband and I stayed at Cedars of Williamsburg in late April as part of a driving trip from Pennsylvania to our home in Florida. We stayed in the George Washington Suite, which is a spacious room that also has a separate sitting room. This room is located on the first floor and is the closest room to the front door. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The new owner Alex acted as host at breakfast and he made everyone feel welcome and comfortable. Our breakfasts were very good, well prepared and presented. We highly recommend Cedars of Williamsburg. Be aware that the bathrooms tend to be small, typical for a home of its time period.
Thanks so much for taking the time to review our B&B. The George Washington Suite is certainly a highlight room of the Cedars (if only the bathroom could be enlarged!). I'm happy to hear that your stay was comfortable and that we were able to take good care of you. I say it often, but breakfast time is such a highlight of my day because the world comes and visits me. I love having great conversations with great guests and I'm happy we were able to have that during your visit. Thanks again for reviewing our home and we hope to see you again real soon.
- Alex Vlk (innkeeper)
5 on April 28, 2017
Our stay at Cedars was a pleasure. Alex was a gracious host and provided useful information about the area and local restaurants.
Thank you for taking the time to review our inn! I'm happy to hear that I was able to assist you in getting the most out of your stay here in Williamsburg. I think one of the main reasons one should visit a B&B is for that local knowledge. I love to see guests having a great experience and I hope to see y'all again. All the best.
- Alex (Owner)
The Peyton Randolph Room is the first floor bed chamber of the Cottage that reflects Mr. Randolph's love of patriotic simplicity and family coziness. The fireplace, king size bed, day bed, mini-refrigerator, colonial decor, and private bath give this a lovely, romantic and homey feel.
This cozy first floor room has an oriental flair and soft beauty that the First Lady herself would enjoy. The antique four-poster bed, converted to queen size for today's comfort, is the focal point of this quaint, intimate bed chamber. Blue, white and yellow wallpaper and window treatments are rich, warm accents in this comfortable room.
William "Billy" Lee was the personal valet of George Washington for most of his life. William accompanied Washington regularly on surveying missions, battles, and visits to the House of Burgesses in Williamsburg. Upon Washington's death, Lee was given a $30 pension, freedom to live at Mount Vernon, and was the only one of Washington's 124 slaves freed outright. Tucked into a quiet corner of the house, this charming room features a queen size, four-poster bed evoking early American atmosphere and peaceful refuge. The William Lee Room offers a bed chamber with a fabric backdrop and large bathroom with a tub and shower.
Lawyer and politician Patrick Henry was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses in 1765. It was that year that he proposed his Stamp Act Resolutions which some have called the "first shot fired" in the Revolutionary War. Admist your activities in this ever-changing world, allow yourself time for respite and reflection in our Patrick Henry Room. Surrounded by beautifully adorned windows on three sides, this, our largest room, is perfect for anniversaries or honeymoons. A king size, four-poster bed, a dormer window seat, and a large bath addto the luxury and romance.
This airy, spacious room is designed as inventively and creatively as if conceived by Mr. Jefferson himself. The queen size bed, window alcove, and two-level bath create a charm that is only enhanced by Williamsburg Yellow woodwork and Delft blue fabrics. An antique writing desk and comfy wing chair complete the colonial picture.
Rebecca Rolfe - known as a girl by the nickname Pocahontas - was the favorite daughter of Wahunsenacawh (known to the English as Chief Powhatan). Her name was changed upon her conversion to Christianity and her marriage to planter John Rolfe helped bring peace on the Peninsula for many years. Her namesake room emphasizes this peaceful setting with floor to ceiling floral draperies and the fishnet-canopied, four-poster queen size bed. This lovely room provides a glimpse of pastoral respite from the demands of today. This second floor room, white with Apothecary Shop blue trim, overlooks the tops of our cedar trees just outside one of the many windows.
Fit for a Royal Governor, the Lord Botetourt Room is open, airy, and reminiscent of the King's favor. The corner fireplace, queen size bed, angled dormers and small library with sitting area invite relaxation and escape.
Bask in the grace and sophisticated charm of our George Washington room. On the first floor, the high ceilings of this large, elegant suite are enhanced with a queen size, carved mahogany, canopied bed and an antique armoire. The windowed parlor floods the room with warm afternoon sunlight, providing the perfect spot to curl up after a day of adventure and fun.
Our two bedroom suite is the perfect accommodation for a family. The bath separates one room with a queen size, four poster bed from the other twin-bed room. Occupying half of our second floor, this room arrangement offers both the togetherness of colonial tavern lodging and the privacy desired by today's 21st century traveler. Sleeps four comfortably.
This stately room is richly appointed with an antique highboy, regal striped draperies, and bed stairs to help you climb into the elegant, four poster, king size bed. As you begin your exploration of colonial America, the decor of this bed chamber will help you experience the excitement and enthusiasm of our new nation.
Perfect for a gathering of friends or family, the Cedars Cottage is ideal for couples traveling together or families with children. Both Cottage rooms (Lord Botetourt & Peyton Randolph) are for socializing, comfort and closeness during the day while offering quiet privacy at night. The Peyton Randolph (downstairs) has a large king size bed and daybed. The Lord Bortetourt (upstairs) has a queen, sitting area and library. Both with fireplaces & coffee pot. The cottage offers two cozy, separate rooms in one. Each with their own bath. bathroom.
Queen Mary, a mother herself, often traveled with children and a chamber maid. This room is perfect for traveling companions wanting their own bed and pillow...no wrestling for the blankets. Reserve just the Queen Mary or see about our King William and Queen Mary Suite (two room suite)...a connecting bath makes this suite perfect for couples or families traveling together.
Small town, Wine country
Newport News, VA (PHF-Newport News Williamsburg Intl.) 18 miles
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens Water Park, Yorktown, Jamestown , William & Mary College, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Tours, Vineyard, Winery
Cottage, Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel
Amenities Basket, Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Walk to mass transit, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wired internet , Game room, Free off-street parking, Massages & Spa treatments, Sitting rooms with fireplace, Library
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Parking, Private entrance, Radio, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Golfing, Shopping, Sight-seeing
Restrictive , Vegetarian
Carmelized French Toast
Raisin french toast on a bed of carmel, served with warm Virginia maple syrup. Our guests favorite.