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A few weeks ago I went to Williamsburg, Virginia so I could attend Bier Fest at Busch Gardens and of course enjoy all the other great activities there are in Williamsburg, as it is one of my favorite vacation spots.  I booked a stay at Country Inn & Suites Williamsburg East Busch Gardens and I am so glad I did, for a lot of reasons…in fact here are 7 of the reasons why I am glad I stayed there and why I think you should stay there too.


outside Busch Gardens theme park in Williamsburg Virginia at night

Colonial Williamsburg man & woman in colonial wardrobe with woman in cartWater Country USA water park entrance with bag check and ticket windowsThe location for this hotel is absolutely perfect for anyone wanting to do both Colonial Williamsburg and Busch Gardens/Water Country USA, because it’s in between both.  This meant I could quickly get to either attraction, which was great.


This hotel was incredibly affordable given the location and all the amenities.  Book through their website to get the best prices and to take advantage of Radisson’s Rewards.


beds, chair, lamp inside Country Inn & Suites Williamsburg hotel room

Country Inn & Suites Williamsburg hotel room with beds, picture on wall, nightstandlarge bed inside Country Inn & Suites Williamsburg hotel roominside hotel room at Country Inn & Suites Williamsburg with dresser, tv, lampI really loved the rooms.  They were spacious with queen beds (which is nice since so many hotel rooms use double beds) with beautiful bedding, furniture & pictures that really captured the mood of Williamsburg.  There was a lot of closet space, a desk and my room had a big refrigerator and microwave. I also really liked how there was a sink in the bathroom and outside the bathroom. Having two sinks really helps speed up getting ready in the morning.  Also, the air conditioning worked great, which was much appreciated in the summer.

4Free breakfast

Making waffles & getting free breakfast at Country Inn Williamsburg

breakfast area with tables and chairs at Country Inn & Suites Williamsburg East Busch GardensI really like when hotels offer a free breakfast, but I really liked this free breakfast in particular.  First of all, they had a large variety of options, such as the delicious biscuits that this Southern girl really appreciated.  They also had multiple waffle makers which I really like because if you want a waffle and there is only one waffle maker, you may have to stand in a long line.  There was also a lot of seating and tables, which is great because I’ve been in free breakfasts before where you had to wait around for a table to get open, but because they have enough seating that wasn’t a problem here.  And finally – and this is my favorite part – I was there on a weekday and the free breakfast was open until 10:00 AM. That was an unexpected but greatly appreciated perk, because it meant I could sleep in a little the next morning, and I really liked that since, you know, it is supposed to be a vacation!

5Helpful staff

When we got there, we were given a handout of really good directions of nearby attractions.  Driving to Colonial Williamsburg in particular can get a bit tricky and trying without the directions and using my phone I got completely lost, but using their directions I was able to easily get there.  This is one of the small touches that really made my overall trip to Williamsburg so much better.


large covered parking lot at Country Inn & Suites Williamsburg East Busch Gardens

There was ample parking around the hotel, even covered parking.  It was really nice never having to fight for a parking space even though the hotel was crowded when I went.


hotel lobby with nice chairs & sofa at Country Inn & Suites Williamsburg East Busch Gardens

bookshelf with lending library in lobby of Country Inn & Suites Williamsburg East Busch GardensThe lobby was really beautiful, cozy and welcoming with inviting furniture.  Also, one thing I like about Country Inn & Suites is that if you don’t have any reading material, you can pick a book up from the lobby and then even if you’re not done with the book, you can take it with you and then return it the next time you stay at a Country Inn & Suites.  I was really glad this hotel had that feature.