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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
steelr98 La Plata, Maryland
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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La Plata, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I have been traveling to Nagshead for the past 29 years with our two children. Recently both of our children moved out and we found ourselves going to the OB just the two of us. We found First Colony through Booking.com. All I can say is that we had certain expectations and First Colony exceeded them all!... More

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

Thank you so very much for your review of First Colony Inn. Our goal is to exceed expectations and I am happy to hear that we did just that for you. It is also rewarding to hear that you want to come back and we hope you are able to do that soon. Fall is a lovely time to be... More

Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our first visit to First Colony Inn, and we loved it! Definitely well-suited to couples, although we saw some guests with older children along. The atmosphere is quiet and relaxed, which was exactly what we wanted. An ideal location to just get away from all the hustle of daily life. The breakfast each morning (severed 8-9:30 a.m.) in... More

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

As you can see, we do read and respond to every review we get for First Colony Inn and I have to say that yours made me smile. You perfectly described exactly how we want our guests to feel, and I enjoyed hearing that you had a good stay with us. You are right, we are not for everyone, but... More

Sterling, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second time staying at the First Colony Inn - love the Inn style and relaxed atmosphere! The day starts off with a great/fresh morning breakfast - then grab towels, chairs and an umbrella (all available for use)and take the short wander over to the beach. Then after a day of sun and sand kick back on the... More

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

We appreciate all our guests and it makes us happy when we hear from repeat guests. Thanks for your comments. We know that these reviews are read and that other potential guests count on them for tips and suggestions. Please come back again just as soon as you can. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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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obxjm, Public Relations Manager at First Colony Inn, responded to this review

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 3 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 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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
58 helpful votes 58 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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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

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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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