The Fife and Drum Inn in Williamsburg, VA

441 Prince George StreetWilliamsburg, VA 23185
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A beautifully restored B&B that dates back to 1933, the red-brick Fife and Drum Inn offers comfortable accommodations just minutes from the Williamsburg Amtrak Station and the College of William & Mary. Guests can enjoy private bathrooms, hardwood floors, cable TV, period furnishings, and more in-room features, as well as an on-site library, a common room, Wi-Fi access and a small meeting room.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Williamsburg Travel Experts
  • Each room contains antique and historic memorabilia and decor.
  • Accommodations include complimentary breakfast buffet.
  • Stay connected with free WiFi.
  • For accessible rooms, book the Drummers Cottage.

Property Amenities

  • Concierge Services
  • Free Continental Breakfast
  • Internet Access in Public Areas (free)
  • Smoke-free Property
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from The Fife And Drum Inn
Check-In: 3:00pm Check-Out: 11:00am
The Fife And Drum Inn is located in Williamsburg, close to Kimball Theater, Governor's Palace, and Williamsburg Courthouse. Nearby points of interest also include DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and Public Hospital Museum.

Property Features
The bed & breakfast serves a complimentary continental breakfast. The Fife And Drum Inn features a library, concierge services, and a fireplace in the lobby. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. The front desk is open during limited hours. This is a smoke-free property.

Air-conditioned guestrooms at The Fife And Drum Inn feature ceiling fans and hair dryers. Televisions have VCRs. Also included are irons/ironing boards and clock radios.

  • NOTE: Children 8 years old and younger are not permitted at this property.

Hotel Policy
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed. Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

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"Best B&B location!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 11, 2017 NEW
We stayed here for three nights and were very pleased with this B&B. When we arrived Billy was very kind to go over the area with a detailed map of where to go and since we were early they stored our luggage so we could start the day. The best part of this B&B is the location as you’re literally in the middle of all the shops, restaurants, Old Town, William & Mary. No rental car is needed! We took an Uber to Jamestown- $12.00 and another day to Yorktown- $18.00 with 10 minutes or less wait time. We stayed in the Conservancy room which is smaller than it looked in the photos and the mattress is super hard-which my husband loved for his back. There’s no full length mirror in the room and the lighting in the bathroom is not great for putting on makeup. The room was very clean and quiet with no outside street noise. There were guests next door to us but we never heard them. Lemonade, cookies, tea, and coffee were readily available in the common area and next door there’s a really good coffeehouse, 50’s style diner, fudge shop, bookshop, and tea shop. We will definitely stay here again.
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"Perfect location"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 09, 2017 NEW
The Fife and Drum is located right in the center of Williamsburg just minutes walk from restaurants and the historic center. Yorktown and Jamestown are no more that 20 minutes drive so this is ideal if you are visiting the wider area. The rooms are charming, a lot of thought has gone into decoration and amenities. Car parking is no problem with reserved spaces just around the corner. The staff are very helpful. You can buy admission tickets at the B&B at a slight discount which we took advantage of. They even lent us one of the self guided tour CD’s which was very helpful. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and cookies are available 24/7 which was very welcome at the end of a long day. My only criticism was lack of choice at breakfast. The quality and quantity of the food was very good. However, it would have been nice to have at least one other cereal on offer beside Granola. Also there were (delicious) biscuits but nothing else. In fairness a couple of slices of bread were provided on request but no toaster. I guess the bottom line is whether we would stay here again if in the area and the answer is a definite ‘yes’. My comments on the breakfast didn’t really detract from our enjoyment of our stay.
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Chesapeake, Virginia
"Our favorite place to stay in Williamsburg"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 09, 2017 NEW
We have stayed at the Fife and Drum many times. It is always great. The rooms are of colonial decor and each one is different. It is very clean and homey. There is always a plate of cookies and hot coffee and tea in the common area. There is a delicious buffet breakfast each morning which is included with the stay. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. It is in a fantastic location, just a very short walk to Merchants Square and the restored area. Give it a try, you won't be be sorry.
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Katherine M
Houston, Texas
"Wonderful inn and location"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 05, 2017 NEW
We stayed at the Fife and Drum for 4 days/nights over Thanksgiving weekend. The inn is simply charming -- decorated in 1776 period furnishings and so cozy. The bed was comfortable and the amenities simply perfect. The staff on hand were most helpful with special requests, local information including restaurants. They also assisted us with determining the best pass for the duration of our trip. Location is also perfect. In the heart of Williamsburg and adjacent to the College of William and Mary. In specking with other guests, many were there as repeat visitors. We hope to bring our grandchildren there on significant birthdays.
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Atlanta, Georgia
"Perfect Williamsburg Inn"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 01, 2017 NEW
My wife and I stayed at Fife & Drum in November 2017. We stayed four nights so we could spend a day in Jamestown, a day in Yorktown and a full day in Williamsburg. Each night we spent in Williamsburg so we were able to fully emerge in the colonial experience. Billy and Sharon at the Fife & Drum were extremely helpful in guiding us to get the most out of our time, from how to do each location, what not to miss and to restaurant recommendations. The Inn is located in the heart of colonial Williamsburg so you can walk to everything there. I enjoyed early morning walks on the campus of William & Mary (Fife & Drum is next to the campus) to being able to explore Williamsburg without having to get in our car. The Inn accommodations were outstanding and the breakfast each day was varied, delicious and the perfect start to the day. We have already recommended to our friend who is visiting Williamsburg in January. Well worth choosing the Fife & Drum for location, value, innkeeper knowledge and friendliness as well as experiencing the colonial feel of this historic town.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Fife And Drum Inn

What parking options are offered to guests?
Each guest receives one (1) parking spot free of charge.

Does the Inn serve a complimentary breakfast?
Yes. A full breakfast buffet is included in the cost of your stay.

Can I smoke at the Inn?
No. This is a smoke-free property.

Does the Fife and Drum Inn offer accessible accommodations?
Those requiring accessible accommodations will want to book the Drummers Cottage. This building does not require traversing any steps and is designed within ADA guidelines. The other buildings at the Fife and Drum Inn require stairs and no elevator is provided.

Does my stay include WiFi?
Yes, all rooms are equipped with complimentary WiFi access.

Will my guestroom include a microwave and refrigerator?
Certain rooms include a kitchenette with a refrigerator and microwave. Please check the description of the room you wish to reserve.

Will my guestroom include a safe?

Can I request an extra bed or crib?
No. Please note that children under the age of 8 are not allowed at this property.

Is this hotel pet-friendly?