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First Colony Inn

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05/06/2017 06/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Knoxville, Tennessee
Reviewed 25 March 2016

I went to the Outer Banks for the first time from Knoxville, TN for a peaceful, quiet vacation. I made the mistake of choosing a different hotel because it was directly on the ocean. Don't make that same mistake! First Colony is across the street, but the access to the ocean is better than the access to the other hotel!!...

Thank annp692
oldobxer, Guest Relations Manager at First Colony Inn, responded to this review

Your review was very thorough and very complimentary of our inn by the sea, and we thank you for that. Hopefully you will come back when our pool is open. We know that perspective guests read this reviews and we are appreciative to all for their comments and suggestions and tips to others. Thank you again and please come back...

San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 22 March 2016

This was, by far, one of the best places I have stayed at for a long time. Everything about it was great. This is an older inn however very well kept. I love that the rooms have names of people and the number. Great view, the rooms were nice and accommodating, the bathroom was spacious and had a towel warmer!...

Thank texasbella2016
oldobxer, Public Relations Manager at First Colony Inn, responded to this review

It is so rewarding to hear that guests had a good time at First Colony Inn. I appreciate you letting us know how much you enjoyed your time with us. Please come on back just as soon as you can.

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Reviewed 15 March 2016

I must be honest, I read stellar reviews for awhile about this place but overall was disappointed. Seemed charming upon arrival, a historic building lovely from the exterior. Breakfast room appeared charming. My room was just not up to par, the furnishings were older and beat up. I understand antique charm but refinish, re-upholster as needed ....it is a must...

Thank OBX4lifefan
oldobxer, Public Relations Manager at First Colony Inn, responded to this review

First of all, thank you for your review. And we mean that. We work very hard at the inn and our goal is that each guest finds their room clean and comfortable. It sounds like we missed the mark during your stay and I am sorry for that. I will make sure the innkeeper sees this and ask that it...

Poquoson, Virginia
Reviewed 5 March 2016

Have never left a review before, but I have to let those that may travel to the Outer Banks (Nags Head) of N.C., that you have to stay at the First Colony Inn. Stayed two nights and loved it. The room was great; The staff was friendly and available but not your typical service. You can tell that these people...

Thank sclose92
oldobxer, Public Relations Manager at First Colony Inn, responded to this review

What a nice review, thank you. I read this first thing Monday morning and it has already made my day. We do love our lovely inn by the sea, and it is rewarding to read that our guests can see that. Please come on back, just as soon as you can.

Macon, Georgia
Reviewed 4 March 2016

We stayed at the First Colony Inn for 2 nights. From check-in to our departure, we felt welcomed and were treated royally. We stayed in Room 20 (Rose Payne Room), a large, quiet, spacious room on the third floor with a king sized bed and a trundle bed. Mattress was comfortable. The bathroom was very clean and had heated towel...

1Thank Lucy1941
oldobxer, Public Relations Manager at First Colony Inn, responded to this review

Well, thank you! What a wonderful and thorough review of First Colony Inn. I will be sharing with everyone at the inn. We love what we do and are very proud of our B&B and we appreciate hearing from guests. I hope you are able to come back and stay with us again.

Santiago, Chile
Reviewed 6 February 2016

We stayed only one night, but we really wanted to stayed more!! Everything was perfect, clean and beautiful, the only thing is that the mattress should be replace (at least, the one in our bedroom, but my parents didn't have the same problem). Delicious breakfast.

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

Thank you for your nice review of First Colony Inn. Please do come back and stay with us again. We reopen on February 9th and have been working on some refurbishing and renovating. Thanks again

Ocracoke, NC
Reviewed 21 January 2016

We have enjoyed FCI on numerous occasions, and always find it charming, comfortable, well cared for and staffed by friendly professionals. Historically interesting and located, FCI is pleasingly furnished and equipped. Breakfast was a tasty buffet

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

We are thankful for each and every guest, and especially for those who keep coming back to First Colony Inn. Thank you for your kind comments and we will see you again soon.

Morganton, North Carolina, United States
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Spent the first weekend in October at the Colony Inn. It was my college roommate's daughters wedding. The Inn was lovely and so accommodating to all the guests! Thank you and we so enjoyed your library space! Breakfast awesome especially the homemade scones!

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

October is one of the very best times to be on the Outer Banks, in my opinion. Thank you for sharing your kind comments about your stay at First Colony Inn. It is always good to hear that our guests enjoyed their time here. We hope you will come back again.

Maggie Valley, North Carolina
Reviewed 31 December 2015

This our second time to the Inn and we just love it. We stay in the Brian Wyles room, up on the third floor. We are here in the winter and it is quiet and cozy. Everyone is friendly and we enjoy our breakfast every morning and the afternoon wine and snack. The beach is just a a short hop...

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

We love hearing how much our guests enjoyed their time at First Colony Inn. Thank you for taking the time to let others know that you had a nice stay. We truly like what we do and I think that shows in the way we treat our visitors. First Colony Inn is truly a special place and we are grateful...

Reviewed 10 December 2015

Brought my son for a one night stay before his flight back home to Minnesota. Chris was great at check in, our room was as expected, and at a fair price. A light breakfast was served in the Captain John White room. My son got to run on the beach road and even jumped in the ocean ( remeber he's...

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

It is always a pleasure to hear that guests enjoyed their time at First Colony Inn. Thank you for your return visit and for bringing your son. As I write the response on December 11, it is 61 and sunny in Nags Head. Beautiful. Please come on back just as soon as you can and thank you again

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Multilingual Staff
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 

Additional Information about First Colony Inn

Address: 6715 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959-9050
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Nags Head
Price Range: $207 - $449 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — First Colony Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 26
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Also Known As:
1st Colony Inn
First Colony Hotel Nags Head
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“3rd floor rooms are nice and lower cost, but there is no elevator, so you will do some stair climbing”
bebopjazz, 21 May 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in William Pitt room on first floor thereby avoiding additional steps. It also means you can walk directly into breakfast room.”
Mengerrie, 13 May 2017 | Read review
“2nd floor is best.”
drmoleVirginia, 5 May 2017 | Read review
“Check the rooms layout on their website”
DarrellC368, 3 May 2017 | Read review
“Only a peak of the ocean from the back rooms. No elevators so know you will have to lug suitcase, etc. flights of stairs.”
MO8ball, 1 May 2017 | Read review
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