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First Colony Inn

3.0 of 5 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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Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice rooms, friendly staff, good breakfasts. Off-season, when the crowds are gone and the rates resort to "normal", First Colony is fine getaway. If the weather is nice, sit on the deck or patio and enjoy the warm sun and mild temperatures. Ditch the iPhone / MacPro and de-stress is natural.

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

Good advice about ditching the IPhone and the tablets and laptops...it makes such a difference when you truly "unplug" and just relax . Thank you for your review and for staying with us at First Colony Inn. More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for a long weekend on the recommendation of another innkeeper, and do we owe them our thanks. Just walking in the door you get a feel for the history of the building. Breakfast is B& B style,nothing fancy but good. The afternoon social is a great way to meet other guests and share restaurant... More 

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

Please thank the other innkeeper for us, we always appreciate referrals from industry associates. I love that you mention the historic feel of First Colony Inn, we feel that is one of our most unique characteristics. We are always happy to give guests our recommendations for where to go, what to see, where to eat. And, our afternoon social is... More 

Summerfield, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We spent 3 nights here for our anniversary and definitely made the right choice out of all the places to stay! The reviews on Tripadvisor are accurate--large comfortable rooms with extra nice touches like a heated towel bar, free wifi and small kitchen. Guests staying here seemed to like to hang around during the afternoon social hours, visiting and getting... More 

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

A belated Happy Anniversary and a Thank You for staying with us and for your nice review here. It is always so nice to hear that our guests had a good stay with us. Personally I think October and November are some of the best times to be on the Outer Banks, not crowded, nice weather, lower rates and no... More 

Norfolk, Virginia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
15 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We've been here quite a few times and also held a family reunion at the Inn. I have recommended it to friends, some traveling solo, and all have liked it. We love historic inns, even the quirks that come with them, like old fashioned bathtub knobs that have to be handled with care! The stormy weather could have made this... More 

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

You are certainly right, it was windy! We are used to it, living here, but it is always exciting. I am happy to hear that you were comfortable and like your stay and your room. And, thank you for recommending First Colony Inn to your friends, we appreciate that. Our staff is friendly, thank you for saying that, and I... More 

Carp, Canada
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94 reviews 94 reviews
47 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

My wife and I stayed at this property when we attended a photography workshop. It was a great experience! Large room, well appointed, comfy. The staff was always very nice and helpful. It is very close to the beach, 5 minutes if you are slow. Breakfast was included and was delicious, all homemade dishes that changed daily. And the rooms... More 

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

We sincerely appreciate your review here and also that you stayed with us at First Colony Inn. We are known for our hospitality and it is always rewarding to hear that our guests noticed and appreciated it. Please come back when you can and thank you More 

Rossville, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We stayed 3 nights on an anniversary trip. Very relaxing place to stay. It is an historic inn, so very unique. You are not directly on the beach, but it is a short walk on a private access path. Our room was very large with a kitchenette thar included a small refrigerator, dishwasher, 2 burner stove and microwave. It even... More 

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

Well, thank you, thank you very much. Home Away From Home is exactly how we want you to feel. It is always rewarding to hear that our guests had a great stay at First Colony Inn and thank you for sharing your comments on this site. We know others read these posts, they tell us when they call and at... More 

Hilton Head, SC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

We last stayed at the First Colony about 17 yrs ago. The rooms are still very clean(and quite large). The location is perfect - about 150 yards from the beach and near to many activities and restaurants. Breakfast was great and included a different type of eggs each day. They offered wine and cheese, etc in the afternoons(a little early... More 

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

That is a long time between visits but we are very happy that you did come back and stay at First Colony Inn. We appreciate your comments here as well. We do try to refurbish and spruce up the inn every year, usually in the winter months when we are closed briefly (January). I will pass on your comments to... More 

Norfolk, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

So many B & B's try to cover basic shortcomings by being "quaint." Not this one. They get the balance between old and new just right. Old four-poster bed and finicky shower handles go just fine with flat-screen TV's and powerful and free WiFi. Add lots of beachy amenities (corn-hole game, beach umbrellas, nice pool) to real hospitality and you... More 

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

I so appreciated your review...you nailed it. We are always so happy to hear that our guests had a good time and especially that you plan on coming back. Word of mouth is always the best advertising and we also know that these reviews on tripadvisor are very helpful...since they come from other guests. Thank you so much and please... More 

Hammonton, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

While planning our first trip to OBX I decided to consult the Trip Advisor Website for a place to stay during our visit. After making a list of potential places to we keep coming back to the First Colony Inn as on paper it met all of our requirements so, we booked our stay and waited with much anticipation for... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review. Your comments reflect what we know, that many people use tripadvisor before choosing where to stay. We also feel that First Colony Inn is a very special place. We truly like what we do and feel it shows in how our guests are treated. It is also nice to hear that you will... More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This quaint Bed and Breakfast was clean and has a fantastic location. Canda the front dest clerk was very nice and helpful. The rooms were tidy, clean, and comfortable. We will be back. The complementary breakfast was fresh and tasty.

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

It is always rewarding to read a good review and that our guests want to come back. That is our goal, to make you feel comfortable and welcome. Thank you for letting others know that you had a good visit with us and we do hope you come back just as soon as you can. 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*
Number of rooms: 26
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Also Known As:
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First Colony Hotel Nags Head

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