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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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Flint
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be sure to ask for off-season rates if you come in January. This is the number one bed and breakfast inn on the outer banks! Tomorrow we'll be staying at the Jekyll Island Club in Georgia, but if I didn't have non-refundable reservations I'd stay at First Colony for the rest of the week. Two days was too short. This... More 

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

Well, now you know...two days is not long enough! And next time you will hopefully be able to stay longer. Thanks so much for your review and for choosing to stay at First Colony Inn. More 

Heathsville, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great historic property with every modern convenience. Vintage 1930's cottage look and feel. We stayed on the third floor. Comfy queen bed, chaise lounge big enough for a nap. Definitely coming back! Room comes with a continental breakfast too.

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

We appreciate your post here and are very glad to hear you will be coming back! We love our inn and enjoy sharing it with our guests. Thanks again. More 

Sanford, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I've sold the house in NE and I'm on a 6 month road trip visiting friends & family along the way to the west coast. I wanted to visit the Outer Banks before visiting friends. I stayed at the First Colony Inn for a night in November 2014. It fits right in with the dunes and the old days of... More 

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

So glad you stayed with us last month, next time you come back we hope you are able to stay a little longer. We appreciate your nice comments, thanks for taking the time to post here. Thanks again. More 

Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
15 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
49 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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 

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Address: 6715 South Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959
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:
1st Colony Inn
First Colony Hotel Nags Head

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