Rate based on Check-in: Dec 23, 2014 Check-out: Dec 26, 2014

Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center

3 stars
6945 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
58 reviews
Great price!

The staff was very friendly. Even though check in wasn't until 4 they allowed us to check in... See full review

  • The Day Family
  • Jul 8, 2013
Great Williamsburg hotel

We stayed over the Thanksgiving holiday and had a great time. The lobby is beautiful with lots of... See full review

  • Maurii
  • Dec 1, 2014
Newly-renovated battleground hotel within walking distance to Colonial Williamsburg

A cannon and American flag mark the site of the Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center. Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center occupies the same land as the site of 1862 Battle of Williamsburg. The property is within walking distance to the three-cornered colonial hats old carriages of Colonial Williamsburg. History influences the traditional rooms with wood furniture and patriotic colors. It does not get any more American than the on-site tap, J.B.'s Tavern, which screens big games while guests down beer and pizza. The hotel lobby features Civil War artifacts and there's even a replica cannon on the hotel's grounds. The property undergone a $1.5-million renovation in April 2014.

Highlights
  • Elegant hotel built on the historic Fort Magruder battleground
  • Within walking distance to Colonial Williamsburg
  • Tennis courts, indoor and outdoor pools and Jacuzzi
  • Big screen TVs and cocktails at J.B.'s Tavern
  • Sunday brunch at Veranda Dining Room Restaurant
Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center Rooms

The Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center pays tribute to its historical setting with Colonial-inspired details . Two-poster headboards and framed artwork depicting local street scenes decorate the rooms. Guest amenities include high-speed Internet access, refrigerators, cable TV and lighted makeup mirrors. Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center suites provide a few extras such as a sitting area and wet bar.

Dining

The Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center caters diners with happy hour appetizers and Sunday brunch. The Veranda Dining Room Restaurant dishes up American and Continental fare in a space with views of the pool. J.B.'s Tavern comes alive during happy hour and games. Patrons indulge in brick-oven pizza and beer while catching the game on the big screen at this on-site bar.

Recreation

The outdoor pool is a summer respite. Ample beach chairs and a patio table at the adjacent wading pool set the perfect scene. Guests at the Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center can use the indoor pool, Jacuzzi and fitness center. A video game room entertains the tween and younger set.

Transportation
  • Newport News Williamsburg International Airport (13.4 mi/21.6 km)
  • Norfolk International Airport (36.3 mi/58.5 km)
Attractions
  • Colonial Williamsburg (1.1 mi/1.8 km)
  • College of William and Mary (2.1 mi/3.5 km)
  • Water Country USA  (2.3 mi/3.8 km)
  • Busch Gardens (2.8 mi/4.5 km)
  • Williamsburg Premium Outlets (5.1 mi/8.2 km)
  • Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center (6.5 mi/10.4 km)
  • Yorktown Battlefield (9.5 mi/15.3 km)
  • Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Museum (49.1 mi/79.1 km)
  • Ocean Breeze Water Park (49.1 mi/79.1 km)
Business
  • More than 26,000 square feet of event space, including 19 meeting rooms
  • Catering services
  • Audiovisual equipment
  • Business center

Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center Rooms

Executive King Rm Sofa Bed
Executive King Rm Sofa Bed
2 BED MOBIL ACCESSIBLE ROLL SHWR
2D MOBIL ACCESS ROLL SHWR NOSMK
1 KING BED NON-SMOKING
1 KING BED NON-SMOKING
Standard Rm 2DB NS
Standard Rm 2DB NS
2D MOBILITY ACCESS TUB NS
2D MOBILITY ACCESS TUB NS
1 KING BEDROOM SUITE NONSMOKING
1K BEDROOM SUITE NONSMOKING
2DBL BEDS 1 BEDROOM STE NS
2DBL BEDS 1 BEDROOM STE NS
1 KING BED EXECUTIVE SUITE
1KB EXEC STE WITH SOFA BED NON-SMOKING
2D EXECUTIVE STE NS
2D EXECUTIVE STE NS
1 QUEEN MURPHY BED NON-SMOKING
1Q MURPHY BED NS-ONE DOUBLE SOFA BED

Amenities

  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Elevators
24 hour security
FEMA approved
Activities
Indoor pool
Golf
Game room
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Guest laundromat
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Copy service
Audio visual equipment
Conference suite
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Accessible rooms
Accessible parking
Room
Television with cable
Hairdryer in room
Cribs available
Electronic door locks
International direct dial
Sprinklers in rooms

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Hotel Map

37.2632 -76.6797
Nearby airports
Newport News / Williamsburg International Airport, (PHF), 18.00, MI, E; Byrd Field/Richmond International Airport, (RIC), 45.00, MI, W;
Area description
Suburban

Dining

Veranda Dining Room
Our hotel dining perfectly complements our historical surroundings. The delightfully-varied menu of Veranda Dining Room Restaurant blends expertly-executed American and Continental cuisines.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (58)

Ratings and reviews for Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
58 out of 58
Amenities:
3.4
Room cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
3.8
Room comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.7

74% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Maurii
Business
Wash DC
Dec 1, 2014

Great Williamsburg hotel

We stayed over the Thanksgiving holiday and had a great time. The lobby is beautiful with lots of sitting areas and a cathedral ceiling that makes it seem even more spacious. The friendly staff made us feel welcome. Our room was very clean, the bed was comfortable and nothing was shabby. We had a junior suite that had a refrigerator and a microwave and it was worth it for the extra space. We had a dog and next time I would ask for a ground floor room so we could go directly outside from the patio. You can also ask for a room that overlooks the pleasant garden courtyard, although our room looked out on the parking lot. Location was great -- about a mile to the historic district. The food was good too and I would stay there and eat there again without any hesitation.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Grad school saver
Business
North Carolina
Jun 3, 2014

Great location, old smell

In our first room the screen door wouldn't shut and the staff was very polite and quick to get us a new room even though it was two double beds instead of one king. Location was unbeatable and the pool was very nice. Great price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Susan Kay
Business
Chesapeake, va.
Apr 29, 2014

Weekend getaway

This is our second stay. The hotel was clean, in a good location, and is pet friendly. I like sitting on the balcony. The courtyard is beautiful in the spring. We spent a day at the Prime outlet, restocking our summer wardrobe. The beds were comfortable. We had to call the front desk to fix the heater. Ithey responded quickly, and was fixed in a very short time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Shopping at the Prime outlet is a must.

Review of Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Dougy1954
Business
Ft. Lauderdale, fl
Apr 19, 2014

Good value hotel

Great bed and very clean room. Very long check-in process and, because of that, not very friendly. Housekeepers and restaurant staff were very friendly. Food was very basic and you should always go out to eat or bring food in. About a 5 minute drive to both Colonial Williamsburg and Busch Gardens. Due to the price and cleanliness, I would stay again if I was in the area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Many food options nearby on the way to Busch.

Review of Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jane visitor
Business
VA
Oct 29, 2013

Nice hotel!

The room is clean and the facility is new. I like the hotel overall except the bed is too soft.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DML44
Business
Tampa, Fl
Aug 28, 2013

Great Hotel

We realy enjoied our stay here. The rooms are nice but nothing special. Very good for the price though. The location is excellent and convient to Colonial Williamsburg and the surrounding interstates.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ed Hof
Business
Phila, PA
Aug 26, 2013

Nice Place, Good Value, A little outdated.

This was a nice hotel, roomy and comfortable. It was a bit outdated and had a bit of an "old" smell to it. Other than that, a nice place to stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
The Day Family
Business
Williamsburg, VA
Jul 8, 2013

Great price!

The staff was very friendly. Even though check in wasn't until 4 they allowed us to check in early...which was great after driving 13 hrs. The price was great, the room was clean and up to date.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Kit and the clan
Business
Charlottesville, Va
Jul 8, 2013

4th of July Family Getaway

Decent, but the hotel could use some work... The hotel had outdated rooms and seemed a little run down. In comparison to other hotels that would have cost the same the room was significantly smaller and breakfast was not included with the stay. With that being said, the hotel is in a prime location to visit Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown Settlement, Go Ape Treetop Adventures, Ripley's Believe It or Not, Busch Gardens and Water World. Additionally, it has has a few things for the kiddos - a small arcade room and two pools - 1 indoor and 1 outdoor.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown Settlement, Go Ape Treetop Adventures, Ripley's Believe It or Not, Busch Gardens and Water World are all within 15 minutes of this location. All of the above also give Military Discounts.

Review of Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Marisol2012
Business
Rochester NY
Apr 12, 2013

Flexible, accommodating

It was off-season (April), but there were folks visiting. Nevertheless, I was allowed to check-in at 10A. The room was changed at my request to the top floor with king bed, quickly and graciously. The 4A check-out didn't phase them a bit; and the clerk at reception was quietly cheerful even at that hour. It's not close to the village, but I had a car and everything's close with a car.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Five Forks Diner for breakfast.

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