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First Colony Inn

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6715 South Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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35 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Firstly, it is with reluctance that I write such a negative review (see my other reviews) but we were so disappointed by this hotel that we want to share our experience with others, especially bearing in mind that it has had good reviews before. Firstly, upon arrival no-one was behind the rather cheap reception desk. One girl wandered by and... More 

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Poquoson, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever my husband and I plan a little weekend trip to the Outer Banks during the off season we stay here. We were gifted a reservation years ago and once we stayed here we knew we had to come back. The rooms are great and very clean, the staff is friendly and the breakfast is fantastic. We love the First... More 

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toronto
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56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an older colonial style hotel, that takes one back to the 1930s, or at least it would if I happened to be that old. The staff are pleasant and helpful. The breakfast room overlooks the lovely gardens and the breakfast itself is excellent. The hotel has a lovely wrap-around verandah where one can sit and enjoy a cocktail.... More 

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oldobxer, Public Relations Manager at First Colony Inn, responded to this review

You are exactly right...First Colony Inn was built in 1932 and known as the place to be on the Outer Banks. Thank you so much for your review. We hope you will come back and stay with us again. More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I spent one night at the First Colony Inn. We were on a whirlwind tour of the Outer Banks and were fortunate enough to get a room at the FIrst Colony one night. I don't love B&Bs, but this place felt more private than some I have seen. Our door opened to a wonderful porch, not a... More 

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oldobxer, Public Relations Manager at First Colony Inn, responded to this review

Next time, plan on staying more than one night...now that you know your are comfortable staying at First Colony Inn. We appreciate your nice review, thank you. October is a wonderful time to be here...the weather is wonderful and everything is still open. Thanks again More 

Virginia
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our third visit to the First Colony Inn and our five night stay was just as wonderful as our previous visits. It has the charm of a bed and breakfast and the ambiance of a vintage beach house. The rooms are small but very reminiscent of what you would find in the 1930's, very cozy with modern amenities,... More 

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oldobxer, Public Relations Manager at First Colony Inn, responded to this review

Well, thanks, thanks so much! Your review sums up exactly how we hope each and every guest feels about staying at First Colony Inn. Please get back here as soon as you can and sincerely, thank you. I will make sure my co-workers see your comments. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the First Colony Inn for three nights the last week in July. It was very nice. I was impressed with the cleanliness of the room, and I am very picky. The breakfasts were good, as were the afternoon teas. I think our favorite part of our trip to the Outer Banks was sitting on the porch outside... More 

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oldobxer, Guest Relations Manager at First Colony Inn, responded to this review

We like "picky people", we are kind of picky too. It sounds like you really soaked in the ambiance and feel of First Colony Inn and Nags Head. The ocean breezes are wonderful, we agree. I am sorry the beach chairs were uncomfortable and I have let management know about this. Thank you for your review and we do hope... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this place. The staff is great. Location is great - quick walk to the beach. Rooms are spacious and very clean. Love the wrap around porches - plenty of seating to relax. We have stayed here twice now and we plan on going back again. Love, LOVE, Love this place! Afternoon tea is such a delight and breakfast is... More 

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oldobxer, Public Relations Manager at First Colony Inn, responded to this review

I see that you are a repeat guest to First Colony Inn, and that you post a nice review last time you stayed here too. Thank you so much for letting others know you had a good stay and for coming back to the inn. We appreciate it. Come on back when you can. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I found this inn while looking for places to stay on the Outer Banks. What a hidden gem! From the moment we stepped on the property, we felt right at home. The feel is that of cottage living without all the work of cooking and cleaning - it was our vacation after all! My family had a room on the... More 

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oldobxer, Public Relations Manager at First Colony Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of First Colony Inn in Nags Head, NC. We know that word of mouth is still the best advertising there is and many potential guest depend on these reviews before deciding where to stay. You covered just about everything we try to convey, so again, thank you. Please come on back as soon as you... More 

Norfolk, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We absolutely fell in love with this wonderful inn! The staff was friendly and helpful and the amenities were wonderful. Breakfast in the morning was the best I've had provided by a hotel. Social hour in the afternoon with wine, lemonade, tea, and snacks is a lovely touch as well. They have corn hole, beach chairs, umbrellas, beach towels, and... More 

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oldobxer, Public Relations Manager at First Colony Inn, responded to this review

We sincerely appreciate your review here, thank you for letting potential guests know that you enjoyed your time here and for mentioning the amenities and features of First Colony Inn. Please come on back just as soon as you can. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We stay one night and found First Colony very accommodating. The rooms were nicely appointed and roomy. The inn was very quiet with nice wrap around decks that provided ocean views. They had many rocking chairs to kick back and enjoy the view. They provided a happy hour as well as breakfast. All very night and worth a return visit.

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We hope next time you are here you will be able to stay longer. Thank your for sharing your comments about First Colony Inn. It is always nice to hear that our guests had a good visit. More 

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