We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

First Colony Inn

Certificate of Excellence
Hotel website
6715 South Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959
Special Offer
10% Discount
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
First Colony Inn
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
First Colony Inn
Write a Review

194 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    126
    52
    7
    4
    5
See reviews for
30
115
6
4
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (49)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (194)
  • Mar-May only
    (61)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (62)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (42)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (29)
All months
Portland, Oregon
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I chose this without much information, and we were very pleased. The staff was very friendly and helpful - recommendations for lunch and dinner and offered to make the reservations. The room was pleasant and the bed comfortable. We would definitely stay again and recommend it to our friends without hesitation

Was this review helpful? Yes
oldobxer, Public Relations Manager at First Colony Inn, responded to this review

You certainly traveled a long way to get here so we are especially happy to hear you had a good stay at First Colony Inn. Thank you for your review. I make sure all of the staff sees these reviews and I know it is rewarding to them to hear that guests found their room comfortable and employees friendly and... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

First Colony was the location for a workshop and it was a perfect site for it. The rooms were beautiful and comfortable. I was on the third floor, so I got my exercise on the stairs, but it was worth the climb. Nice sitting area with cushy chairs. Loved the heated towel bar and nightlight in the bath. Had a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
oldobxer, Public Relations Manager at First Colony Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review of First Colony Inn. We love our little inn and like hearing that our guests had a nice stay while here. Did you know that the inn used to be on the oceanfront in Nags Head? It had to be moved or else the ocean was going to claim it. Just a little... More 

Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Inn is lovely. End of story. It's very reasonable too. The rooms (ours was on the third floor) are large, beautifully decorated with sea views. There are manicured lawns, swimming pool, hammocks, and beach towels, chairs and bicycles available free of charge. It's just a really nice place to stay and the fact that it's probably one of the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
oldobxer, Public Relations Manager at First Colony Inn, responded to this review

I want to thank you for your very nice review of First Colony Inn. We also feel it is one of the nicest places on the Outer Banks and work very hard to keep it that way. It is always rewarding to hear that our employees are recognized and I will make sure your compliments are passed on. Please come... More 

Evans, Georgia
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
21 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can only speak nicely about this quaint awesome hotel/B&B. We really loved the decor and layout of the hotel and the service staff was excellent. My wife and I had room 10 and it was fantastic. Large and the bed was very comfortable. Our room had both an interior and exterior door which provided us the option of sitting out... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
oldobxer, Public Relations Manager at First Colony Inn, responded to this review

We certainly hope you do come back and stay longer at First Colony Inn. Room 10 is a very popular room and you mentioned many of the reasons guests like it. We do pride ourselves on providing that famous southern hospitality and thank you for commenting on that as well. Hope your race went well! Thanks for your comments. More 

Monroe, North Carolina
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I did a 2 night getaway to Nags Head. It has been 30+ years since I had been to the northern OBX and did not know what to expect. The room was nice and clean, but breakfast better than expected. The staff was very friendly and I would highly recommend this historic inn to anyone travelling. We... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
oldobxer, Public Relations Manager at First Colony Inn, responded to this review

If it has been 30 years since you were last on the Outer Banks, you must have seen a lot of changes. But, except for our location, First Colony Inn is pretty much the same. Quaint, clean, and with excellent hospitality. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your stay here and hope you all will come back. Thank you... More 

Trinity, Florida
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
11 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here just one night, but we were very pleased with everything. Not sure how I found the First Colony Inn, but glad I did. From the phone conversation with Chris when booking the reservation to the very surprisingly complete breakfast the morning of our departure, the First Colony staff and accommodations were outstanding. Thanks to Chris's guidance had a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
oldobxer, Public Relations Manager at First Colony Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and for writing this review as well. We truly like what we do and I think that is apparent by the way our staff treats guests. First Colony Inn is full of history and it is always very rewarding to hear that people enjoyed their time here. Please come back and stay with us... More 

Paradise, PA
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We first stayed here with friends on our way south this past December while headed to a New Year's celebration with old friends. My wife and I again stayed here in March on our way home from a late winter respite in Florida. Each time we stayed, it was only for one night. Believe me, next time we're here, it... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
oldobxer, Public Relations Manager at First Colony Inn, responded to this review

You made our day, maybe even our week. Thank you for your very kind and thorough review. We count on "word of mouth" advertising, still the best kind there is and we sincerely appreciate that you posted on tripadvisor, so others can read it. Please DO come back, and make sure you stop by the afternoon tea & wine social.... More 

Oakland, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beach is a short walk down a boardwalk and the inn is steeped in history. The inn's interesting history is displayed on the walls of the breakfast room. The breakfasts are healthy and delicious as are the goodies and wine offered in the afternoon. The staff are friendly and helpful and beds were comfortable. There are bikes and beach... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
oldobxer, Public Relations Manager at First Colony Inn, responded to this review

What a nice way to start my Monday, by reading your review of First Colony Inn. I always look for the words "friendly, comfortable, helpful, delicious" and you covered them all, thank you! And yes, the inn is most definitely steeped in history and our guests seem to appreciate that. Please come back just as soon as you can. More 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are very picky about cleanliness and this place was the best. This is one of the few places that met and exceeded our standard and we travel a lot. The front desk was very warm and polite. We went for rides on their bicycles (free) and laid in the hammock. The location is great they have private access to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
oldobxer, Public Relations Manager at First Colony Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are also very picky about cleanliness and it is nice to hear that our inn exceeded your expectations. Also nice to hear you will be back. Thanks again More 

München
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
39 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Inn for one night. We liked it so much, that we wished, we stayed longer. Our room was very cosy. It was nice that the heating was on, when we arrived, as it was cold outside. The room was nicely decorated and the bed was very comfortable. The Inn has its own beach access, which was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
oldobxer, Public Relations Manager at First Colony Inn, responded to this review

You say "great find", we say "wonderful guests"! Thank you for posting your review of First Colony Inn. We work hard to make sure each guest has a good time at the inn and I am happy to hear that you all did. Please come back as soon as you can. More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

39 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (21)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (11)
Viewed
View from room (3)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Other (4)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (18)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (8)
Viewed
Room/suite (6)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (1)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay

Amenities

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question