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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)

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.


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Leonard Kinsey

Leonard Kinsey is the owner of Bamboo Forest Publishing, and the bestselling author of "The Dark Side of Disney", the Anarchist Cookbook of Disney travel guides. He has lived in Baltimore for over 15 years, and enjoys drinking craft beer in unique places, eating nachos and pizza, listening to 80s hair metal, and arguing about Star Trek minutia, often all at the same time. Watch out ladies! Contact the author.
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