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This Williamsburg hotel got five stars on Forbes Travel Guide list

(WYDaily file)
(WYDaily file)

The Williamsburg Inn recently received five stars from the Forbes Travel Guide’s 2020 Star Awards for the third year in a row.

“We have been committed to championing genuine Five-Star service for more than 60 years, and this year’s winners, as always, exemplify the very highest standards in hospitality,” said Filip Boyen, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide. “It is difficult to earn a Forbes Travel Guide rating, and all our Star-Rated winners have shown how incredibly deserving they are of their accolades by demonstrating sheer dedication in their passion for service.”

The rating system is designed for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas and expert inspectors anonymously test each property they visit against 900 “rigorous standards,” according to the Forbes Travel Guide website. See the 2020 Star winners here.

Experts consider every aspect of each property from how comfortable the bed is and unique duvet patterns to memorable meals and thoughtful turndown service. 

The historic hotel, built by John D. Rockefeller Jr. in 1937, has hosted prestigious guests, including Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Phillip and Winston Churchill, according to the Colonial Williamsburg Resorts and Forbes Travel Guide joint news release. Read more about the hotel’s history here.

The Williamsburg Inn features several restaurants, including the Rockefeller Room, Terrace & Goodwin Rooms, and Social Terrace, with ingredients from the inn’s gardens.

“As a luxury hotel in one of the birthplaces of America, our staff is devoted to preserving our nation’s rich history while providing the highest level of comfort and care to our guests,” said Leslie Shotwell Noble, the inn’s general manager. “We want guests to explore and experience all that the destination offers, starting with a memorable stay at the Williamsburg Inn.”

To celebrate its five star rating, the Williamsburg Inn has renewed its Southern Elegance Package which includes tickets to the Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area and Art Museums, a $100 resort credit and luxury accommodations, according to the news release.

For more information on the Williamsburg Inn and reservations, visit the inn’s website here.

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Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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