My kids and I stayed at Kingsmill for one night while we were visiting Williamsburg in August.
Upon checking into the hotel at 3PM, my plan was to head directly to the pool and swim until my five and six year old were tired. Unfortunately, our room was not quite ready when we checked in - this ultimately turned out to be a lucky turn of events for us because Kingsmill Resort offered us free breakfast as compensation.
So, after a short delay, we headed to the pool. The pool has a lazy river, water slide, zero entry and splash area. While I can see older kids getting bored and wanting to head out to nearby Water Country USA - my kids loved this pool complex more than any water park that we've ever visited. It was just the right size for my competent swimmers to handle on their own.
There are lifeguards at the pool - but the coverage was a bit spotty on the afternoon that we swam. My kids could confidently stand up in the lazy river and swim around it - if they couldn't, I would have been watching them very closely.
The slide had few restrictions - which was great for my kids who often have trouble making the height requirements. My kids spent most of their time alternating between the lazy river and the slide. We loved that single, double and even triple tubes were available for floating around the lazy river.
We had so much fun relaxing at the pool that we ordered dinner poolside. I had the nachos and the kids shared some chicken tenders. The quality of the food exceeded my expectations.
I knew that I wanted a room by the pool so I requested a river view when I reserved my room. Our room had two double beds. With just me and the kids traveling on this particular trip, it was plenty of space. It would have been a bit cramped for a family of four.
We had a balcony with an awesome view of the James River.
While I'm sure the breakfast buffet wouldn't have been cheap if we had to pay for it ourselves. It was really amazing. There were so many different types of fruits and pasties offered.
The staff at breakfast chatted with my kids, and we really had an exceptional meal.
Our visit to Kingsmill Resort was the perfect way to launch the holiday season. Visiting on the weekend of the annual Williamsburg Grand Illumination event, we planned to spend most of our time enjoying the outdoor, colonial activities, but we truly found ourselves eagerly awaiting our return to the resort each evening. With plenty of on-site amenities (including delicious meal options), we didn’t want for anything during our stay! Add to that the friendly, on-call staff, the gorgeous views, and the abundantly comfortably accommodations and they are lucky we decided not to move in (seriously, we discussed it!).
Kingsmill Resort is well known for is beautifully appointed golfing facilities. But, they offer much more than just great golf! As a non-golfing family we were happy to discover that Kingsmill also boasts a large indoor pool (they have an even nicer outdoor swim facility we hope to visit in the summer months!), a fully equipped fitness center, tennis courts, playgrounds, and a rec room stocked with video games, ping pong, board games, and more that I had to literally pry my boys from. We spent time enjoying most of these activities and especially enjoyed shooting hoops together after dinner on the indoor court (you don’t even have to worry about balls or anything; they have all of that!). While the weather wasn’t perfect to enjoy the outdoor amenities, we loved being able to experience the holidays at Kingsmill. The entire resort was decked out for Christmas and it really put us in the spirit of the season!
As a family of five (3 of which can’t stand to have their feet or elbow touching), we’ve pretty much outgrown the standard size hotel rooms. Fortunately, Kingsmill has a variety of lodging options to choose from, including one and two bedroom suites. The 2-bedroom unit we stayed in was more than large enough to fit our needs. Equipped with a full kitchen and dining area, we were able to save a little by eating breakfast in our room. The living area between the rooms provided the perfect play space for my boys and we were able to enjoy our evening watching TV, reading, and playing together in nearly as much comfort as home! But with a ridiculously better view. The resort, situated on the James River, provided us with the most beautiful sunset I’ve experienced in some time. At night, the boys retired to their own room, with an in-suite bathroom, and we retired to ours. No cramming into the same bed. No moaning about touching toes. No waking up cranky thanks to a sleepless night in a crowded bed! Yeah, we’ve been there before, obviously!
Kingsmill offers a variety of eating solutions for guests not wanting to leave the property to dine. We snagged some treats at the bakery on our way out for the day and we rounded out our evening by dining at The Regatta, the resort’s on-site Italian eatery. We enjoyed pizza and pasta and fought over breadsticks in their family-friendly dining room before walking back (yep, everything on site is within reasonable walking distance, but if it’s dark or you’re tired, they will also pick you up on a golf cart; all you have to do is call!) to our room to relax for the night.
The entire experience was entirely pleasing thanks to the friendly staff, the comfortable accommodations, and the festive atmosphere.
*Kingsmill Resort provided us with complimentary lodging in order to facilitate this review
We stayed at Kingsmill recently for about 5 days. It was a great place to stay - especially for us since we have an infant. The reserved the one room suite which wasn't much more expensive than the regular rooms. The suite had a full size kitchen, washer/dryer, huge living area and big bedroom. It had a balcony facing the James River. When I made the reservations they asked the age of the child and offered the use of a pack and play and highchair. Both were in the room when we arrived. The resort was very large - several pools (indoor and out), a long path within the resort (4 miles), marina where you can rent things, a game room (foosball, video games, board games, etc). They also had a program for kids that has activities, snack, etc. so mom and dad can go to a nice quiet dinner. There are several restaurants on the resort. Tons of tennis courts, I saw at least one playground. Everything within walking distance - no constantly strapping the kids in. And most importantly - an awesome spa. Hubby and I both got massages - we staggered our appts so the other could watch our little one. We will definitely return. As a bonus Williamsburg was just about 10 minutes away. In order to get on the resort you need a pass - so somewhat safe. We really enjoyed our stay.
Located about five minutes from the historic area on the James River, this condominium and hotel property offers a nice oasis away from the historic area’s hustle and bustle.
The one- to three-bedroom condos give families the convenience of kitchens plus more room
for the money.
The on-site resort facilities include golf, tennis, a very nice spa, and a Sports Club featuring an indoor swimming pool, exercise equipment, racquetball, a recreation room with pool table and video games, and a moderately priced restaurant.
In summer the property offers Kid’s Camp, a supervised half-day or full-day children’s program for kids between 5 and 12 (divided into 5–7 and 8–12), with fishing, nature sessions, golf, tennis, arts and crafts, and swimming. There’s also a Spa Camp (fingernail painting, minifacials) for ages 5 to 12. Kids Night Out (dinner and a movie) is offered Thursday through Saturday in the summer, and Junior Guest Registration provides a Kids Fun Pack upon arrival at the resort.
Kingsmill Resort is a business friendly Williamsburg resort in the historical district and close to Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Water Country USA, and Carter's Grove Plantation. Additional points of interest include Williamsburg Winery.
Dining options at Kingsmill Resort include 5 restaurants. 4 bars/lounges are open for drinks. Room service is available during limited hours. The resort serves full breakfasts (surcharges apply). Recreational amenities include a golf course. Also located on site are an indoor pool, a children's pool, a health club, and a spa tub. The property's full service health spa has body treatments, massage/treatment rooms, facials, and beauty services. This 3.5 star property has a 24 hour business center and offers small meeting rooms, audiovisual equipment, and business services. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. This Williamsburg property has 934 square meters of event space consisting of a conference center, banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Self parking is complimentary. Additional property amenities include a marina, a coffee shop/café, and an arcade/game room.
425 air conditioned guestrooms at Kingsmill Resort feature coffee/tea makers and safes. All accommodations have furnished balconies. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. In addition to desks, guestrooms offer multi line phones with voice mail, as well as free local calls (restrictions may apply). 42 inch high definition televisions have satellite channels. Also included are blackout drapes/curtains and clock radios.
Notifications and Fees:
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.