Hospitality House, Williamsburg, Virginia $$$$
Concierge.com's insider take:
A couple of blocks west of Merchants Square and across the street from the William & Mary campus, this ersatz 18th-century brick building is the de facto designated lodging for visiting parents of students. Recent renovations have spruced up the 296 rooms with blue carpets, toile bedspreads, Colonial-style wood furniture, and enlarged dressing areas; the public spaces and hallways are next in line for upgrading. Suites are double the rates but enormous, often with four-poster beds. There's a decent American restaurant that serves breakfast on the patio, an all-day grill, and an outdoor swimming pool.