The Real Deal: The Summer Saver package includes four nights in a standard guest room at the Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel & Suites; breakfast daily; daily admission to Colonial Williamsburg's historic area and art museums; and a $100 activities card valid at the Spa of Colonial Williamsburg, Golden Horseshoe Golf Club, and on-site restaurants, taverns, or any official Colonial Williamsburg–owned store; from $599 per room—plus taxes of 10 percent and a $2 per night local occupancy fee.
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When: May 30–Sept. 2, 2010.
The fine print: The starting rate is based on a Sunday or Monday check-in; add $50 per room per night for stays that include a Friday or Saturday night. Hotel taxes of 10 percent and a $2 per night local occupancy fee are additional.
Based on two adults and two children under 17 sharing a room; deduct about $37 for a solo traveler. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
Book by: No deadline; based on availability.
Contact: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 800/447-8679, colonialwilliamsburg.com.
Why it's a deal: The total cost of this package breaks down to about $167 a night and includes accommodations for two adults and two children, breakfast daily, $100 worth of activities, and hotel taxes and fees. Considering all the perks and inclusions, the Summer Saver package provides a savings of about 25 percent.
More: Room upgrades start from an additional $50 per room per night. Additional nights at the Williamsburg Woodlands are $99 per room per night.
Other package offerings include the four-night Summer Saver package with the Historic Triangle Pass good for admission to Colonial Williamsburg attractions, plus Jamestown Settlement, Historic Jamestowne, Yorktown Battlefield, and Yorktown Victory Center, from $688; the Summer Saver package with the Bounce ticket, which covers admission to historic Colonial Williamsburg, Busch Gardens, and Water Country USA, from $922; and the package with the FlexPass, which includes all of the above activities, from $1,028.
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