Cedars of Williamsburg Bed & Breakfast

616 Jamestown Road , Williamsburg, VA 23185 USA (Show map)
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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.

Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Great history and memories in Williamsburg, VA

4.6 on November 29, 2017

This was a great experience for us and our granddaughter who stayed in a separate room. It was her high school senior trip with the grandparents, and Williamsburg is where she wanted to go. None of us were disappointed. It started with the hospitality of the owners, to the outstanding prepared breakfasts (including accomodating my wife's food allergies), to the service and Dee Dee spoiling us. The location was good in that we could park at the Bed & Breakfast and walk to Colonial Williamsburg. Our compliments and thanks to Cedars Inn of Williamsburg Bed & Breakfast for the memories with our granddaughter.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your kind words. It makes all of us here very happy when we see satisfied (and spoiled!) guests. It is always our goal to have you leaving happy with your stay both in the town we call home and in our home. It's always great to be called hospitable and I'm happy to see you loved our breakfasts. Hailey works hard to prepare meals for our special-dieted guests so that the guest knows they are on the forefront of our menu, and not an afterthought. From all of us: thanks and we hope to see y'all again really soon.

- Alex (Owner)


Friendly and clean

5 on November 11, 2017

We love staying here. The breakfast is fabulous the staff is wonderful and we will be back again

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for taking the time to review our home. We love when our "family" (consistent guests) comes back in town. The love I've seen and received from guests is something I never saw coming as a new owner but it's certainly the most rewarding part of the journey. Thanks for your kind review and we hope to see you again soon.

- Alex (innkeeper)


Location, Amenities, Balance of Privacy and Hospitality

4.6 on November 05, 2017

Excellent central location for College of William and Mary as well as Colonial Williamsburg. Meticulous housekeeping. Fine amenities and personal grooming products. Great balance between respect for privacy and friendly hospitality. Would highly recommend.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our home. I'm happy we were able to have the location and friendliness that you were looking for. At breakfast time especially, I try to allow guests who are clearly quiet to have their mornings sipping their coffee and reading the paper. As you saw, our breakfast room is not one large table but five smaller tables. I feel this strikes a good balance for people who wish to commiserate to have their freedom and those who like things quiet to have their privacy. Thanks for the stay and we hope to see you again.

- Alex (innkeeper)


Wonderful historic home

4.6 on October 25, 2017

Stayed for three nights from October 5-8. Rooms were clean and comfortable. The breakfast was excellent and the hosts were fantastic. Location near historic Williamsburg was outstanding with a short 10 minute walk to great restaurants and downtown area.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for the review! Glad we could make your stay comfortable.

- Alex (Owner)


"More than a B&B"

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!

Innkeeper Response
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)


Loved This B & B! Personalized Service!

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.

Innkeeper Response
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)


Fabulous

5 on September 21, 2017

A lovely spot and perfect for a visit to William and Mary.

Innkeeper Response
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)


W&M Grad School Drop Off

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.


A very nice experience

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.

Innkeeper Response
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)


Homey & Friendly

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.

Innkeeper Response
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)


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Rooms & Rates

Peyton Randolph

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.

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

Martha Washington

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.

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

William Lee

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.

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

Patrick Henry

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.

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

Thomas Jefferson

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.

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

Rebecca Rolfe Room

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.

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

Lord Botetourt

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

King William

King William, renowned for his taste and elegance, influenced the plush layout of our King William room. The beige and brown room accents, with four-posted bed, is awash with the day's bright sunshine.

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

George Washington

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.

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

William & Mary Rooms

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

John Rolfe

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.

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

Cottage

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Queen Mary

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

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Location

Location Type

Small town, Wine country

Airport

Newport News, VA (PHF-Newport News Williamsburg Intl.) 18 miles

Area Attractions

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

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

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

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Parking, Private entrance, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Golfing, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3 PM -8 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Prefer two days for weekend.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 2 night / 50%
  • Cancellations: Full refund outside 30 days minus $25 admin fee. Inside of 30 days, we issue a gift certificate good for one year and is transferable.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Alex and Laura Vlk

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Alex loves history and Laura loves event planning. They both love living in Williamsburg!

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Carmelized French Toast
Raisin french toast on a bed of carmel, served with warm Virginia maple syrup. Our guests favorite.


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