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Capt. John Smith Inn

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The rooms were not clean. We had to ask for clean sheets because they were not clean. The room makes you feel yucky. It's old and not updated at all. The tv was old and the channels were fuzzy. Worst of all we couldn't even get in the pool. The pool was green. When I told the front desk they told me that they just cleaned it. The pictures that are up here are false. Trust me and spend money to be comfortable. I know I will>

Since most of the hotels I was looking at were in the same price range, I chose this hotel based on the location and amenities. It is a GREAT location. However, there was no wi-fi in my room at all. One girl was able to sit on the porch about 6 rooms down and connect. Another person sat in there car to use his laptop. I did call the front desk about it. They did reset the internet, but still no connectivity in my area. The pool is beautiful in the picture. The pool is actually green (scary green) and I never saw anyone brave enough to swim in it. Shower could use some scrubbing, otherwise, mostly clean. "Breakfast" was a joke. Stale fruit loops. They did have PB & J, weird. And the obligatory waffle maker. Waffle was good.

Only stay for one night is located in the center of the city which is perfect. The room was clean but the pool don't look to good in average was fine.

Dirty Towels, Noise all night long thanks to being next to train tracks...train or tornado? Had a DIY project in fixing the shower fixture. Room smelled when smokers outside of room would light up. Not a very good experience. Structure is a bit run down and had trouble with the "key card" and the door lock. Somewhat of a roll of the dice if it would work or not. I would not recommend this one.

No problems. About what I expected for the price. Location near train tracks made for a noisy night.

don't go this one it is very bad. it is very old and durty

Their was no hot water and they close the breakfast so early and they are rude and pushy! Not again. But great location!

good location for touring the historic triangle sites, nice staff, good breakfast

The room was quite small. Even for two. I did a check of the area where the daily breakfast was held, and I saw a door open with someone sleeping on a bed. Was not sure if this was the owner's wife, or an employee. The room did not offer a sense of security, as the door shook after locking it. (Cheeseball locks) Please be advised a train track which I knew nothing about was behind the hotel, which would awake me during the night. We passed on the breakfast as it did not look inviting. It gave us what we needed - a place to lay our heads. Will reconsider in the future.

We had a very comfortable experience at the Travelodge, Itt is clean. The beds are comfortable although the pillows are a bit hard. Very friendly, happy and helpful staff. Meager breakfast consisiting of dry cereal, bread, milk but the coffee was good. Will return, Very good value for the cost of the stay. Would recommend this motel to friends and family.

The beds were hard as bricks. And the free continental breakfast consisted of fruit loops or cheerios

Good for the value. With Continental Breakfast provided, its a best value for the buck.

well the room was small did not look like the photo not much help to what i expect did not like will not book again need lot of improvement

it was good and clean, better than we expected, a better room than priced

Would never stay there again. Did not feel safe so I did not sleep. Walls were paper thin so you could hear everything going on in next room. Plus it seemed like a train was running through your room because it was right beside the tracks. Would not recommend to anyone and would never stay there again!

The place was clean, but in need of bathroom updates. Good location. If you looking for a place to spend one night, this would work. Otherwise, find another hotel with more amenities.

I was looking for a cheap place to stay near Williamsburg, and this was perfect. Nothing fancy, but a satisfying breakfast, friendly staff, and clean rooms. I would stay here again.

The room was very cozy and inviting. The location was vital and just what I was looking for. Everything was within 5- 10 miles.

I gotta say for the price we payed I wasn't expecting a 3 start hotel, it wasn't the best but it was pretty clean and the location was great. 2 miles from downtown, nice restaurants walking distance and Busch Gardens 10 min away. If you dont want to spend much, and your just looking for a quick stop to get some rest this is the right place.

A buddy a I had biked to Williamsburg from Richmond and the T-Lodge was right in our budget. The room was clean and simple and the AC worked like a charm. The pillows were not so great but there were plenty of extra ones if you needed them. The pool was clean-ish but the deck chairs were a bit grimy.

2225 Richmond Rd Williamsburg VA

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Within a short walk of Ripley's Believe It or Not!, Capt. John Smith Inn is within 2 miles (3 km) of Williamsburg Premium Outlets. This hotel has 62 rooms and welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Also near this Williamsburg hotel are Governor's Palace and Walter J. Zable Stadium at Cary Field.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast.


Rooms

All 62 rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Free local calls and ironing boards are also standard.


Property features

An outdoor pool and free WiFi in public areas are features at Capt. John Smith Inn. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. Front-desk staff are standing by 24/7 to assist with any requests.

Room options

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator & Microwave

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Capt. John Smith Inn

Couples (23) Family (17) Other (7) Friends (5)
1

i seriously don't recommend this hotel

Families

The rooms were not clean. We had to ask for clean sheets because they were not clean. The room makes you feel yucky. It's old and not updated at all. The tv was old and the channels were fuzzy. Worst of all we couldn't even get in the pool. The pool was green. When I told the front desk they told me that they just cleaned it. The pictures that are up here are false. Trust me and spend money to be comfortable. I know I will>

By on Aug 11, 2014

2

stay for the location, not the advertised amenities

Singles

Since most of the hotels I was looking at were in the same price range, I chose this hotel based on the location and amenities. It is a GREAT location. However, there was no wi-fi in my room at all. One girl was able to sit on the porch about 6 rooms down and connect. Another person sat in there car to use his laptop. I did call the front desk about it. They did reset the internet, but still no connectivity in my area. The pool is beautiful in the picture. The pool is actually green (scary green) and I never saw anyone brave enough to swim in it. Shower could use some scrubbing, otherwise, mostly clean. "Breakfast" was a joke. Stale fruit loops. They did have PB & J, weird. And the obligatory waffle maker. Waffle was good.

By on Aug 5, 2014

2

good location

Couples

Only stay for one night is located in the center of the city which is perfect. The room was clean but the pool don't look to good in average was fine.

By on Jul 21, 2014

1

not sooo good

Couples

Dirty Towels, Noise all night long thanks to being next to train tracks...train or tornado? Had a DIY project in fixing the shower fixture. Room smelled when smokers outside of room would light up. Not a very good experience. Structure is a bit run down and had trouble with the "key card" and the door lock. Somewhat of a roll of the dice if it would work or not. I would not recommend this one.

By on Apr 7, 2014

2

ok for the price

Families

No problems. About what I expected for the price. Location near train tracks made for a noisy night.

By on Oct 25, 2013

1

worst exp

Families

don't go this one it is very bad. it is very old and durty

By on Aug 26, 2013

1

weekend away.

Families

Their was no hot water and they close the breakfast so early and they are rude and pushy! Not again. But great location!

By on Jul 21, 2013

4

good location

Couples

good location for touring the historic triangle sites, nice staff, good breakfast

By on Jul 11, 2013

2

....you get what you pay for

Couples

The room was quite small. Even for two. I did a check of the area where the daily breakfast was held, and I saw a door open with someone sleeping on a bed. Was not sure if this was the owner's wife, or an employee. The room did not offer a sense of security, as the door shook after locking it. (Cheeseball locks) Please be advised a train track which I knew nothing about was behind the hotel, which would awake me during the night. We passed on the breakfast as it did not look inviting. It gave us what we needed - a place to lay our heads. Will reconsider in the future.

By on Jul 9, 2013

4

comfortable accommodation

Couples

We had a very comfortable experience at the Travelodge, Itt is clean. The beds are comfortable although the pillows are a bit hard. Very friendly, happy and helpful staff. Meager breakfast consisiting of dry cereal, bread, milk but the coffee was good. Will return, Very good value for the cost of the stay. Would recommend this motel to friends and family.

By on Feb 14, 2013