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First Colony Inn

3.0 of 5 Inn   |   6715 South Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959
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Ranked #3 of 6 Nags Head B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The first colony was a very pleasant surprise. It is a very charming inn with a great staff and the attention to detail is second to none. The breakfast was lovely, the afternoon wine and tea was a nice added touch. The location is central and close to the beach. I would recommend to stay! Bravo!

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

We like to surprise people by exceeding their expectations, so thank you for letting us know we did so with you. We appreciate your review and your recommendation and hope you will be able to return to First Colony Inn again. More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here the week after July 4th - we were very happy with the Inn and the staff. The Inn and our room was very clean. The private beach access was great - just a quick walk down to the beach. Close to Jeannette's Pier - just a quick bike ride. The morning breakfast was very good each morning... More

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Thanks for your review of First Colony Inn. We read each and every one...and appreciate all feedback but it is especially nice to hear when our guests had a good stay with us. We like what we do and I think that is apparent in the way we treat our visitors. Please come back just as soon as you can... More

Eden, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The First Colony Inn provided a great location and relaxing environment for my girlfriend and I. The customer service was friendly and helpful, the room was spacious, and the mid-day wine and cheese was the icing on the cake. This was a great spot for relaxing and perfect access to the beach.

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

Thank you so much for your nice review of First Colony Inn. We read each and every one of these on tripadvisor and it is always rewarding to hear that our guests had a good stay with us. Please come back and stay with us again. More

Racine, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I just returned from our first trip to the Outer Banks. The First Colony Inn was a great place to stay. The room was spacious, the grounds were very nice, as was the pool. The beach was just a short distance away with a private access. The wrap around porch was wonderful. You could sit in any... More

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

First of all, I hope you will come back to the Outer Banks many times and thank you for choosing to stay at First Colony Inn for your first visit. Your kind review made our day. We like hearing from all of our guests and it sounds like you had a really nice stay, which is just what we like... More

Charlotte, North carolina
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88 reviews 88 reviews
17 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We made reservations at First Colony mainly because of its location just over the bridge on Nags Head. Boy did we make the right decision. This is a delightful Inn of 26 rooms that are on 3 floors of a 1900's style Inn. The rooms are large and well fitted. The wrap around porches have rockers and views in all... More

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

Well, reading your review has made my week, and it is only Monday! We often do have international guests, which we love. I am so glad you appreciated the unique charm of our inn, we do enjoy working here and meeting all kinds of interesting people. Thank you for posting your review here. I hope you can come back to... More

Fayetteville, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

If you want to get away from the chain hotel atmosphere, then this is the place to go while in Nags Head. There is easy beach access, breakfast has an ample selection and the rooms are generous in size with a comfy bed. It was very quiet and peaceful and we actually slept well. There are some noisy little birds... More

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

Thank you! Appreciate your kind review here for First Colony Inn. We are happy to hear you had a relaxing stay with us. Glad to hear you enjoyed our baby birds and their chirping. We think they are charming too. Please come back and thank you again. More

Raleigh, NC
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Our recent Outer Banks trip was enjoyable, especially since we were fully rested, after over nighting at First Colony Inn. Each room is named after one of the first colonists to visit the NC shore back in the 1500 -1600's. This Inn is one of the first hotels constructed on the shore to offer overnight stays for early visitors to... More

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

Sounds like you did your research about the inn and our Outer Banks. We love to share the story of how the inn was moved from the oceanfront to its present location. We have been here a long time and really appreciate guests who appreciate the history of First Colony Inn. Thank you for sharing your experience and your tips... More

Somerville, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Stayed one night. We liked the history of the old building and found the Agnes Wood room very comfortable. It was initially a little stale/musty but we opened the door to the small screened in porch and it was gone when we got back from dinner. Everything was clean and neat. Good bed. Easy beach access. Recommend sunset dinner at... More

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

Clean and neat and comfortable; all words I look for when I read these reviews. It sounds like you had a nice stay and I definitely agree with your recommendation about a "sunset dinner" at Miller's Waterfront Restaurant. Good choice. Thank you for taking the time to post your review here and also for staying with us. We appreciate feedback... More

brick nj
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

my wife and I and another couple stayed at this hotel in May 2014 and had a wonderful time. The building dating from 1932 was full of old fashioned elegance. Our room was clean and neat with a very comfortable bed. Breakfasts were wide ranging and an afternoon tea featuring tea, coffee and wine with snacks was a nice feature.... More

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

"Wonderful time, clean rooms, comfortable beds, nice breakfast." Thank you for posting your comments and mentioning all the above. We especially like the "old fashioned elegance" referral. We always appreciate hearing that our guests had a good stay and we sincerely hope you can come back to First Colony Inn and the Outer Banks soon. More

London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
39 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We stayed here for a couple of nights in early september 2013, as a stopover from Washington DC to Charleston during our 3 months trip in the US. As mentioned in the name, this place is an inn, so you should not expect hotel service. The room was big, but i found it quite old. It has a little kitchen... More

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

Thank you for stopping at First Colony Inn. September is certainly one of the nicest times to be on the Outer Banks of North Carolina as it is not as crowded, the weather is wonderful and everything is still open. First Colony Inn is indeed "old". It first opened in 1932, on the oceanfront in Nags Head, and for many... More

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Address: 6715 South Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Nags Head
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — First Colony Inn 3*
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Also Known As:
First Colony Hotel Nags Head
1st Colony Inn

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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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Experience real southern hospitality at the Outer Banks' only historic B&B. A deluxe continental breakfast with a "hot" dish is served each morning. Our rooms are as individual as our guests. Each has a private bath with fluffy towels on a heated towel bar and English toiletries. Television, telephone, and refrigerator are standard in each room. Luxury rooms boast wet bars and kitchenettes, and some have Jacuzzi whirlpool tubs, sitting rooms or private screened porches. ... more   less 
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