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  • Governor's InnRooms, the pool and the entrance.

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  • Governor's InnRooms are close to parking and bike racks.

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  • Governor's InnRelax by the pool when open for the season.

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  • Governor's InnA typical room.

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  • Governor's InnA typical room.

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Governor's Inn Housing for William and Mary Students

Governor's Inn Housing for William and Mary Students

In response to the demand for on campus housing or housing that is close to campus, the College has arranged with a local hotel to offer a small number of rooms to William and Mary students.
 
The Governor's Inn  is operated by Colonial Williamsburg and is located at 506 North Henry Street approximately five blocks from the edge of campus. See a map of the area.  The hotel is three blocks from the City Library, three blocks from Colonial Williamsburg's historic area and two blocks from the City Police Station, Fire Station and the Amtrak and Greyhound Bus Station. It is approximately one mile from the Governor's Inn to the William and Mary Hall and Morton Hall parking lots and is about a twenty minute walk from the College's Swem Library.  Students will sign a contract with Residence Life for these rooms, although the College will not be administering the space in any way nor providing any residence life programming or oversight. 
 
Students will be assigned to double occupancy rooms at a rate of $2300.00 per person for the fall 2012 semester and $2300.00 per person for the spring 2013 semester based upon double occupancy or single occupancy rooms at a rate of $2850.00 per person for the fall 2012 semester and $2850.00 for the spring 2013 semester based on single occupancy.  In addition to the room charge there will be a $75.00 refundable damage deposit.  All fees are due before students will be provided access to the rooms. Those interested should fill out the Governor's Inn Housing Request Form. 
 
Because these are hotel rooms and because Colonial Williamsburg will need to quickly convert these rooms back for use for hotel guests there are restrictions and limitations that students who choose to live at this location must know and understand in advance.

  • The contract for the room in the Governor's Inn will be for the entire academic year August 25, 2012 through May 13, 2013.
  • Rooms used to house students will be clustered together. The remainder of the hotel may be closed for all or part of the academic year and used as needed to accommodate other guests 
  • There are no onsite laundry facilities but the Governor's Inn will provide towels and double bed sheets and weekly linen exchange service. Students will be required to take their personal laundry to Laundromats or use washers/dryers in residence halls on campus. Toilet paper and trash bags will also be provided.
  • There are no kitchens. Because of electrical capacities and fire safety regulations the only appliance permitted in the rooms are small refrigerators (4.3 cu ft) and microwaves.  Dining Services can provide information on campus meal plans.
  • Students will not be permitted to tape, nail, staple, or use any other means to attach paper, wood, plastic, etc. to walls, doors, floors, ceilings, etc.  Students will be permitted to use magnets on their doors but will not be permitted to attach anything inside the room.  This prevents students from personalizing their space but students will be expected to abide by the contract with the Governor's Inn.
  • The rooms will be furnished with two double beds, a dresser unit, bedside tables, and a table with chair, a television, lamps, and a hotel telephone.  The rooms contain a clothes hanging unit that can serve to hold clothing. The lamps and headboards for the beds are attached to the wall; the TV is attached to the dresser unit.  Students shall not move any furniture, except the chairs.  Residents can request the removal of the tables and chairs for a student desk and chair.  Wardrobes will be provided for doubles.
  • Colonial Williamsburg Security includes the Governor's Inn on its routine patrols.  The hotel is located in the City of Williamsburg and is the domain of the Williamsburg Police Department.
  • Room access is controlled by a card lock system and each door is equipped with a deadbolt lock and a security viewer (peephole).
  • Wireless internet and cable TV service will be provided.  Local telephone service will be provided at the cost of ten (10) cents per call billable monthly. 
  • Students will be responsible for cleaning both their rooms and bathrooms and must provide their own cleaning supplies. 
  • Onsite parking will be available only for students who live at the Governor's Inn.  Guest parking is prohibited. Students with cars will be responsible for the purchase of William and Mary parking decals that permit parking on campus.  Information about the purchase and cost of these decals is available on the Parking Services website.