Marriott's Manor Club at Ford's Colony
Marriott's Manor Club at Ford's Colony
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Marriott's Manor Club is located within Ford's Colony, an exclusive 2,500-acre community just minutes from Colonial Williamsburg. Guests can enjoy the benefits of Ford's Colony Country Club, including 54 holes of championship golf and the award-winning Dining Room.
The resort features studio, one and two bedroom colonial villas, elegantly appointed with private screened-in porches overlooking golf course fairways and gardens. One and two bedroom units have a TV, DVD player, washer & dryer, fireplaces, and fully equipped kitchens.
Manor Club amenities include a game room, spacious clubhouse with an exercise room, sauna, whirlpool tub, tennis courts, an indoor/outdoor pool, a children's pool, convenience store, Pizza Hut Express, 20-seat theater, children's activities and concierge service. Daily maid service is available upon request.
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The sequel ( lock off units) are in need of a refurb. There is cracking paint and plaster and the furniture is tired. Exhausted, really. There is not a comfortable seat in the living room. The carpet is in good shape, Sofa looks fine but is uncomfortable even for a short sit.
The kitchen is up to date with new appliances. The granite is installed. It is smaller than other properties I have visited but the layout is the same. The washer and dryer are thankfully quieter than other units.
Bathroom is showing its age and is where the damage seems most evident.
Screen porches are nice. Interior hallways are very updated and clean. All the staff are very nice and friendly. They just need a furniture update....and quickly.
We stayed at the resort late June 2014 and had been at the resort several years prior for a shorter stay. We really like this resort, the colonial architecture, the furniture, etc. The resort has been well maintained, our rooms were in excellent condition, as were all of the appliances. The landscaping was also very well done. The pools are rather small in comparison to the tropical Marriott resorts and could get rather crowded at certain times probably the only negative comment we would have. It is closed to many restaurants, Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, etc. At the time we stayed, 6 rounds of golf were included with our rental, I only had to pay for the cart. The pub at the country club has excellent food at reasonable prices so check that out.
All in all, this is a fine Marriott resort and we have stayed in many Marriotts in both Florida and Arizona
We stayed, for the first time, the 3rd week in April, 2013, in the original section. We are not owners at this resort.
Since school was still in session, the entire resort was fairly quiet. After reviewing the resort map, and comparing it to the Google Earth map, and because we didn't want to be near the pool, we requested a high-floor in the Patrick Henry bldg, on the north end of the bldg. That would give us a good, long-view, of the golf course. Many units face directly into trees, other buildings or the parking lot. When we checked in, the desk clerk explained that they put us on the second floor, on the north end, as the third floor would be up in the tree-line, and we would not have a good view. That was a good decision, on their part, and we had a great view!
Since this was our 4th or 5th visit to Williamsburg (we love the general area), we do spend more time in the room than a typical tourist, so the quality of the room was important. We were very pleased with everything in the room, with the exception of the dining table chairs. Visually, they looked great, but when you sat in them, you sunk down so far the table height was at your chest level. Since we were traveling by ourselves, and were not entertaining anyone, we just put bed pillows on the chairs. I did report that issue to mgmt.
One disappointment for us, was that we forgot Bob's suit, so we could not eat in the dining room at the CC. We won't forget that next time, and we will be back!!
We enjoyed the location, inside the CC and out on the back side of town. Very restful. And GPS got us to the front gate, every time.
We stayed here early March 2013, the weather was beautiful. In general, the place is below Marriott standards. For early March, the grounds were in reasonable shape. The furniture is mediocre by timeshare standards and poor by Marriott standards. The indoor pool is small and was a bit cold but the temperature gage on the hot tub said 106 degrees. The guests were typical Marriott guests, paid a dollar so they think they own the place. Dad plays golf, mom sits by the pool drinking martinis and the kids scream and splash making life miserable for everyone else. We have come to Williamsburg about four to six weeks a year four six years and have found many timeshares here far preferable. The redeeming factors are that it is near many good restaurants, shopping, Bush Gardens, and of course Colonial Williamsburg which no one should miss but so are the others.
Beautiful resort and area with relaxing atmosphere. The surrounding Ford Colony development has a mostly older population. We love the 3 golf courses and the fact that we can drive there from MA. If you play golf, this resort will rate much higher than from non-golfers. If you have kids, there is nearby Busch Gardens and Colonial Williamsburg. We own at Grande Vista and usually trade 1 week to stay here.
this is our home resort and although we've exchanged our weeks for other resorts at least every other year, whenever we stay here we find it very relaxing and rejuvenating. The units are large, well maintained and you definitely have a sense of privacy. At the same time we just about raised our kids staying here at least once every other year. This resort is located in a well landscaped, wooded, gated golf resort community... with charming homes, understated in their elegance. Walking paths all around. The buildings housing the timeshares are situated along the front nine of the Blue Heron course, between the golf club house and the entrance to the housing community, with it's own brick wall enclosure and nice entryway. Each unit is well maintained and quiet. The pool, hot tub and tennis courts are just a hundred yard walk to the other side of the gate. If you are a golfer you'll love the choice of challenges that the 54 holes available on the Blach Heath, Marshhawk and Blue Heron course provide - each course with a different personality. If you've never been to Williamsburg before this timeshare is off the beaten path but not as much as some of the other resorts and you're only a 15 minute drive from the Colonial Williamsburg. All in all a great value -- which is why we own here.
The beds were soft and the bed sheets had signs of age. The appliances were rusted and the shower curtains had mold. We left the next morning. This resort was hard to find at night. When we stated how hard it was to find this resort, they said, "yes we get that statement a lot." Then offer your guest with directions when people book this resort!!!! I will never return to this location. Marriott ocean watch and grand vista-Orlando is much better than this resort.
Great family resort! Golf, swim, explore colonial Williamsburg, dine and relax. An easy drive from both the north and the south!
This is one of the best resorts my husband and I have ever stayed at. Beautiful, quiet, CLEAN, the best staff, spacious villas, breath taking sights and lots of fun. A WONDERFUL VACATION for a couple or entire family that won't break the bank. You have to stay there to really understand the beauty & fun it offers.
We love this Marriott resort and its location near Colonial Williamsburg and other historic towns and landmarks.
Golf Courses and rolling hills and kid-friendly activities have been a joy for us for many years.
Unfortunately, we must sell our weeks due to various recent events in our lives. BUT we have already reserved 2 weeks that include July 4 for a new owner to enjoy in 2009!
The nicest resort in the whole mid Atlantic region. There is nothing even close to the Manor Club for golf, swimming, proximity to the sights, beauty of the surroundings and upscale villas. Unfortunately for us we have to sell our weeks.
Just back from a one night stay in a lock-out unit.
The unit is absolutely beautiful as are the grounds and golf course. The bed was more comfortable then ours at home. Very close to anything you might want to do in Williamsburg (and there is a lot to do!). We visited the Williamsburg Winery then ate lunch at Gabriel's Tavern. Also shopped at the Prime Outlets. Would definitely go back and would even consider buying here.
We just returned from a weeks stay in late May. The resort is very tranquil. It is a small facility, which was great for us. It was quiet during the day, we were the only ones at the pool. Golf course and grounds were beautiful. Front desk was very helpful, and pleasant. Only a few rooms in each building. Very quaint. Would absolutely go back.
We stayed in a 2 bedroom unit in the older section. Unit was big, well furnished and quiet. Ford's Colony has three great golf courses at reasonable rates for Marriott guests.
Just returned from a week at the Manor Club. Typical MVCI amenities and the grounds are beautiful. This is a very classy resort and is not huge---all amenities are in easy walking distance no matter where your villa is located.
The area has lots of things to do. Busch Gardens, water park, and ghost tour of Williamsburg were our top three favorites. Touring Williamsburg during the summertime heat is not advisable--go at night or early in AM.
Golf at Manor Club was great and so was dinner at the Grille Room.
This is our second stay at the Manor Club and will return again. We own in Grande Vista (Orlando) and really enjoy our trades into different vacation club locations.
You cannot miss---if you choose this location-- GREAT ! ! ! !
This is a classic Marriott Resort.
Colonial Williamsburg is the reason to visit. We have exchanged to this property on five occasions.
Least preferred is the heat and humidity of the summer. December is a real treat - Colonial Williamsburg is decked for the Governor's holiday. A three- five day Colonial Williamsburg pass or the annual pass is recommended.
Nearby Norfolk, Jamestown, and Yorktown provide historical accuracy.
We have never participated in any of the amusement centers or "kid-type" restaurants.
Best visited by the historical literati.
Very nice property for those who are above the Disney ilk and the beach set. Probably not a good choice for young parents, the ill informed, and those w limited driving skills.
We traded into this resort over the Thanksgiving holiday and were very pleased. Lovely facilities and lots of planned activities for all ages. About a 20-25 minute drive to Colonial Williamsburg. You do need a car if you stay here.
They say first impressions are lasting impressions...
We stayed the week of September 11 - 18 in 2004. Upon arrival, we found trash strewn around on the sidewalk in front of our unit. Apparently, someones bag broke on the way to the dumpster. No problem, except that it was still there 3 days later! The cleaning staff left much to be desired.
Otherwise, the facilities are beautiful, with a colonial motif. It is tucked away in Ford's Colony, so it is very quiet and serene. Ask to stay in the original section, as the newer section just looks like "regular" condos.
I'm not a golfer, but some in our group were, and they said that the course at Ford's Colony was great. My wife used the spa facilities, and said that it was a good experience. The concierge was also very helpful and knowledgeable regarding the area.
There were some minor problems while there - the grilles were in poor shape, and the activities director did not follow-thru with some promised items. I followed up with a comment card to the resort manager, and never got a reply from them. That surprised me!
I guess being a Marriott owner (home resort is Cypress Harbor), tends to raise my expectations...
If you are a history buff, this would be a great place to stay while visiting Williamsburg. Also, they do an all day Washington DC bus tour right from the resort. It was GREAT!
Excellent resort conveniently located to Colonial Wiliamsburg, Busch Gardens and Water Country USA. Also very near loads of family orientated restaurants such as Chili's, Rudy Tuesday's, etc. Grounds were well maintained with plenty of room to throw a football around or have a catch. Resort activities were numerous, especially for the kids. Villas were nicely appointed and spacious. The one negative aspect to our stay were the paper thin mattresses on our beds. We were told they were in the process of upgrading all the mattresses in the building we stayed in. If you're going to stay here, ask for a room with a "pillowtop mattress" if you enjoy a firm bed.
Great Resort! Beautiful Grounds! Oustanding Service! Wonderful Amenities! Awesome Activities! You can't possibly go wrong with this place! It's A Must See and a Must Go To and Stay!
Outstanding resort with exceptional attention to detail. The architecture and furnishings reflect Colonial Williamsburg perfectly. The villas, public areas, and grounds are extremely attractive and well maintained.
The swimming pools are not as grand as at some Marriott resorts, but this is more than compensated for by the large, luxurious villas and superb decor.
All in all, the finest place to stay in Williamsburg, and one of the very best resorts in the MVCI system.
All the amenities as well as the accomodations were as advertised. A little hard to find at night, but that may be due to the road construction in Ford's Colony.
Staff were very helpful and pleasant.
The only downside is a lack of internet availablity. Bring your own dialup ISP. Local phone calls are $.75 each. They are in the process of installing broadband. I do not know if it is to be in all the rooms, or just some hot spots.
What a beautiful setting. Everything was wonderfully kept up. We stayed in the newer section right beside the pool. No problems whatsoever.
Our family stayed here during spring break in April. Lovely, spacious rooms plus plenty to do in the area. Children-friendly activities during the day, beautiful grounds, plenty of parking. Indoor pool was small & disappointing. Great children's playground on-site. Great golf, too!
I enjoyed my stay here - but it is not close to any of the historical places - you must have a car....Be prepared to drive to Bush Gardens, Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown - or just about anything.
this is a beautiful resort.
If you golf - it would be wonderful.
The physical layout is limiting- if you are in Phase II you must drive or walk a bit of a distance to get to the Marketplace, main pools or activities. The personnell do not have a commitment to service. They do execute their duties, but they are mostly resentful (highly unusual for a Marriott).
the units themselves are the standard Marioot excellent quality and the resort is lovely.
Excellent- probably one of the nicest T/S in the USA. All Manor Club (Sequal is different) units are furnished in full Federal type furnishings- solid woods, including Cherry or Mahagony- a division of American of Martinsville was manufacture. Full kitchen, 2 beds & 2 full baths (some ara bigger), fireplace in a beautiful brick federal building.
Compass Club for kids, trips to DC planned, full gym, and if you are lucky enough to possess a Marriott Owners Card, you will get 6 rounds of golf free at the Fords Colony Golf Club (attached to the T/S units). You must show card at checkin. Bike rentals also available.
The Fords Colony also has an excellent (but pricey) resturant- one of the only 5 stared in VA. This is a short walk from your unit. You may forget to visit the HIstoric section of Williamsburg-
Educators (any level incl admin & university) go to buy tixs at main bldg from Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, and tix is one free with one....not offered at the T/Ss or hotels. Also take free 'cruise' to Scotland & try the resturant about 4 miles down the road. Think calles Suffolk House (??)
Very well laid out. Typical Marriott standard, nicely decorated. Close to all the activities in Williamsburg. You will not be disappointed when visiting here.
First class resort. I own three weeks there now.
It is hard to beat Fords Colony. Lovely area and quality furnishings.
Superb resort in an excellent golf course location in a city with a wide choice of family oriented facilities. Manor Club offers both indoor and outdoor pools, hot tubs, sauna, etc. The units meet all standards expected in a Marriott resort.
- BBQ Area
- Children's Pool
- Game Room
- Health Club
- Indoor Pool
- Internet Access
- Kid Friendly
- Maid Service
- Movie Theater
- Outdoor Pool
- Snack Bar
- Video Rentals
- Whirlpool/Hot Tub
- Grocery Store
- Spa Services
- Theme Park (15.2 miles)
101 St. Andrews Drive
Williamsburg, Virginia 23188
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