Williamsburg Covid Getaway: Marriott’s Manor Club at Ford’s Colony

Colonial-styled architecture accents Marriott’s Manor Club at Ford’s Colony in Williamsburg, VA. (credit Leonard Kinsey)

As I mentioned in my previous post, due to COVID-19 I hadn’t been out of Baltimore since March, and wanderlust was starting to get the best of me. I definitely needed to get out of town for a few days, but wasn’t ready to commit to a full-on vacation, and certainly wasn’t ready for international travel. So, weighing my options, my friend Jess and I decided that an Amtrak trip to Williamsburg hit all of the right notes: it was relatively close, we didn’t have to drive, and there was a theme park with coasters in the cards.

We stayed three nights at Marriott’s Manor Club at Ford’s Colony in Williamsburg, which was about a fifteen minute Uber ride from the train station. All in all it was a nice resort – very well-landscaped with large, affordable rooms. However, a lot was closed (and not just because of COVID) including the indoor heated pool, and there were a lack of amenities such as a lounge/bar, breakfast, and decent toiletries.

It’s also confusing to get to, especially at night – the website gives the wrong address for GPS, so you’re much better off just following the signs instead (if you can see them). All in all it’s a pleasant place to stay if you want to be away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Williamsburg, but you’ll definitely want to bring your own toiletries and entertainment.