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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
Salisbury, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
“Old antique charm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Able to accomodate us last minute, also allowed us to check in early, very polite service and recommended resturants in the area. Very clean well maintained room with balcony and rocking chairs in lovely grounds with a view of the sea. The bed was comfortable but the air conditioning unit was a little noisy. Breakfast was good but finished at 9.30am which was a little early especially whilst on holiday!!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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obxjm, Public Relations Manager at First Colony Inn, responded to this review, March 21, 2014
Clean and comfortable, polite and friendly...always very rewarding when we see these words in a review. We want each guest to feel relaxed and to enjoy the Outer Banks while they are here. I sincerely appreciate that you took the time to post your review and next time you are on holiday I hope you will consider staying with us again.
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  • 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
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Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This is a historic old inn, operating as a B&B. Rooms are finished with antiques. Air conditioned, private baths. Not ocean front, but not too far away down a walkway. Full breakfast. We were there in March. Located near the outlet mall. We prefer the B&B experience to typical American style hotels, and if you do too, this place will not disappoint.

Room Tip: King mattress in room two (Roger Bailie) was pretty soft.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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oldobxer, Public Relations Manager at First Colony Inn, responded to this review, March 13, 2014
Thank you for your posts here, we appreciate that you took the time to let other visitors to this site know of your experience at First Colony Inn. It is always nice to hear that our guests enjoyed their time with us and on the Outer Banks. B&B people are a special group and we know from experience that they do read the reviews on tripadvisor, because they tell us! We hope you come back and stay with us again.
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Visited over Valentines' weekend, and was able to book a room two weeks in advance. The hotel is very much a beach inn, with weathered wood exterior, simple and elegant rooms, and the ocean in the backyard. Porches surround both stories, with benches, swings, and views of the Atlantic. We missed breakfast, but it's free for anyone who stays the night, and the beds are huge, comfortable, and surrounded by nostalgia. Highly recommend, would stay again.

Room Tip: Corner room was comfortable, but without an ocean view. Second floor is best.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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oldobxer, Public Relations Manager at First Colony Inn, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
It is always so rewarding to read that our guests have had a good stay with us and especially that they appreciated the character of First Colony Inn. Thank you for taking the time to post your comments about your visit with us. We appreciate it and know that perspective guests do as well.
We hope you will be able to come back often.
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Yorktown, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

My wife and I continue to return to the First Colony Inn on every visit to the Outer Banks in part, due to the wonderful nostalgic character of this historic property and also the great service and attitude of the staff! They go out of their way to make you feel special. A great way to experience the beauty of the Outer Banks! We highly recommend this Inn to anyone who is visiting and wants to enjoy a beautiful older Inn with character and better than the normal service! Truly not a typical hotel experience!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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oldobxer, Public Relations Manager at First Colony Inn, responded to this review, February 13, 2014
What a nice way to start my day! We hope all of our guests feel exactly the same way about First Colony Inn as you do and we especially appreciate that you return to stay with us when you visit the Outer Banks. I will share this with the rest of the staff here at the inn as they enjoy hearing about guests experiences. Thank you and we hope to see you back again soon.
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Pocomoke City, Maryland, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Spent New Year's Eve there and enjoyed our stay very much. The staff was friendly and our room was so warm and comfy. There was a Keurig in the room with an assortment of coffees and teas which suited me to a tee! Lots of special little amenities like a towel warmer really added to the charm. Breakfast was served in the dining room and included quiche, scones, nut bread and an assortment of cereals and yogurt. I didn't want to leave!

Room Tip: Read the description of rooms to decide which better suits your needs. No elevator.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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obxjm, Public Relations Manager at First Colony Inn, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Happy New Year! And, a big thank you for your kind review of First Colony Inn. It is so nice to hear when our guests enjoy their time here and we work very hard to make everyone feel comfortable and welcome. Please come back when you can and again, thank you
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Holly Springs, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

A very charming Bed & Breakfast. Friendly staff go out of their way to make sure you have a comfortable stay. Great location, great views, excellent food. Room was very clean, spacious and quiet. Looking forward to returning.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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obxjm, Public Relations Manager at First Colony Inn, responded to this review, December 30, 2013
We all sincerely appreciate your nice review here. We take what we do very seriously and our goal is that every guest at First Colony Inn feels welcome, comfortable and very relaxed when they leave. Hopefully you will come back soon.
Thank you from the innkeeper and her staff
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I stayed two nights for our anniversary and it was a wonderful Inn. Beautiful old Inn with all modern amenities. The breakfast was wonderful and they staff is very friendly and wanted to make sure that we had a great stay. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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obxjm, Public Relations Manager at First Colony Inn, responded to this review, December 18, 2013
A belated Happy Anniversary and a Thank You for your nice comments about First Colony Inn in Nags Head. We always like to hear from our guests that they enjoyed their time with us and that you found us friendly and helpful. Please do come back again just as soon as you can.
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Additional Information about First Colony Inn

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
Amenities:
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Nags Head
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — First Colony Inn 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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Also Known As:
First Colony Hotel Nags Head
1st Colony Inn

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