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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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Brighton, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed only one night and wish we had more time. Room was #5. First floor corner with wrap around porch. Staff could not have been nicer. We arrive an hour after afternoon tea, but they found a bottle of wine and two glasses to celebrate our arrival in Nags Head. This is a unique old Inn that was moved from... More

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

Next time please stay longer! We are also delighted to hear from our guests that they had a good stay at First Colony Inn. Thank you for your review here, we appreciate it. More

Virginia Beach, VA
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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I personally have not been fond of bed and breakfasts. I find the rooms to small and no privacy. This Inn is the complete opposite. It has three floors, the first and second floors have wrap around porches. The rooms have complete privacy. It's an old renovated Inn. It is just lovely. The staff is awesome and the property is... More

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

I am glad you had a good experience at First Colony Inn. We realize that not everyone is a "B&B" person, but we do feel we are a little different. Our staff truly enjoys what they do and that shows. I was happy to hear that ya'll will be back, and we hope you do that just as soon as... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ended up needing a room with short notice. We loved the porches and thought the room (15) was lovely. Also enjoyed the breakfast and the afternoon service with lemonade and snacks. Pool and other amenities are great, nice to have available towels, umbrellas and chairs if you need them.

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

What a nice review, thank you so much for posting your comments here. We know that many of our guests read these reviews and base their stays with us on them so it is always gratifying to know we succeeded in making a guest feel comfortable and welcome. Please come back when you and and a sincere thank you again. More

Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I searched online prior to our first OBX visit for rental homes and nothing jumped out. I did not know the best places to stay and we planned only 3 nights. Found the First Colony Inn and we were very satisfied for our purposes. The room was spacious (John Spendlove #22) and comfortable. The bathroom was small but that was... More

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

The John Spendlove Room is very popular, and I am glad you enjoyed your stay here at First Colony Inn. We like hearing from our guests so we know where we need to improve and also so we know what we are doing right! Thank you for sharing your comments with other here. Please come back and stay with us... More

Warrenton, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For the most part I enjoyed the stay. The front desk people were very helpful and attentive. The location is nice and peaceful. The only concern I have is this is advertised as a Bed & Breakfast, and with that label I would hope people who bring their children would keep an eye on them and stop any loud or... More

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

Thank you for your post here. I regret that your stay was disrupted by the children we had at the inn while you were here. It is not often that we have small children stay with us and when we do, we depend on the parents to make sure their kids are made mindful of the other guests staying here.... More

Lawrenceburg, Indiana, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first time to OBX. Rooms were large, clean, and had all the amenities one would need. We were on the third floor which meant two flights of steps but figured it was good exercise. My only complaint was the shower in our specific room was very tight and a large man would have trouble maneuvering in it. The grounds... More

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

A first time to the Outer Banks! I hope you loved it as much as we do. Thank you for choosing to stay at First Colony Inn and for your comments here. We take what we do very seriously and realize that there are many choices of good accommodations here, and we work hard to make our guests feel welcome,... More

North Carolina
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70 reviews 70 reviews
36 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Who knew something this quaint still existed in OBX? The building, the grounds and our room were great. Bianca checked us in and was very helpful. Unfortunately, the rest of the service was poor. Housekeeping made our bed, but that was all. They did not replenish the coffee service, the trash was not emptied, and the towels were still on... More

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

It is difficult to read a review like this but I do appreciate the feedback. I am sorry that your stay was not up to our usual standards as we are known for excellent hospitality and customer service. I will make sure the innkeeper and staff all get a copy of this so that we can work on ensuring that... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here with my family (2 kids age 10/13) for a long holiday weekend in July, yes during hurricane Arthur. Despite Mother Nature being uncooperative, we had a truly wonderful weekend. This Inn has quite the history and has been meticulously kept in fine shape. We enjoyed the big wrap-around porches with lots of swings and rockers to watch the... More

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

Sorry about Hurricane Arthur but glad to hear you made the best of it while you were on the Outer Banks. There is always something to do here, no matter what the weather is. As you could probably tell, we are quite fond of and proud of First Colony Inn and hope that our guests feel comfortable and relaxed while... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We would highly recommend First Colony Inn to anyone planning a visit to Nags Head. Although not directly on the ocean, it is just across the street and has easy, private access. Very friendly staff will make your stay most enjoyable.

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

Thank you for your review of First Colony Inn. We sincerely appreciate it. I always like to hear when someone compliments our staff...and I think we are friendly too. We like what we do and enjoy meeting new people. Please come back and thanks again More

La Plata, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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
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Hotel Class:3 star — First Colony Inn 3*
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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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