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28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

Quaint inn fairly close to the beach is a nice change from the franchises I usually frequent. The room was on the corner and the two entrances was nice. The evening was rainy so we sat in the veranda and enjoyed the breeze. The inn clerk was pleasant and very helpful. He actually came to our room to show me... More 

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

We appreciate you choosing to stay at First Colony Inn and thank you for your review. Thank you also for mentioning the customer service, that is always nice to hear and I will pass on. I agree that "unique is underrated" and we really do love our little inn and hope our guests enjoy their time here. I will look... More 

Lexington, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2015

While we've visited the Outer Banks several years, this is our first stay with First Colony Inn. I somehow stumbled upon the Inn online and was immediately impressed with the southern charm. Needless to say, this is our new weekend getaway hideout! The overall experience exceeded our expectations! The staff was friendly and accommodating, the room was clean and the... More 

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3 Thank Sara M
oldobxer, Public Relations Manager at First Colony Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so very much for your very kind words. Glad you found us and that you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with family and friends, word of mouth is still wonderful advertising. Please come back when you can. More 

United States
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2015

We picked this inn based on Our State Magazine (North Carolina) write up. It lived up to the charm and convenience expected. The staff were very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Breakfast was simple but adequate. Afternoon wine/lemonade and snacks were fantastic! The room was beautiful and amply appointed. The pool on site was refreshing and the grounds were beautifully maintained.... More 

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

I love that magazine, Our State, wonderful articles each month and the photos are just fantastic, I am happy to hear that you felt the inn lived up to your expectations. Thank you for posting your review here, we realize that so many travelers depend on honest reviews when making their plans. We hope you will be able to come... More 

Hillsboro, Ohio
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2015

We had never been to OBX before so we had no idea what to expect. Did some reading about the Inn online so had a little history there. We were totally pleased with our room. Everyone was pleasant, kind and helpful. The food was good. Located close to other things to do. Everyone just seemed so relaxed. Great place to... More 

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2 Thank Bobbie Z
oldobxer, Public Relations Manager at First Colony Inn, responded to this review

First Timers...so glad you had a good time and a good stay on the Outer Banks. Thanks for staying at First Colony Inn and we hope you come back soon. More 

New Bern, North Carolina
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 May 2015

We had a very nice time. Our room was very quaint and clean. The staff were very helpful and pleasant. Met some nice people. The breakfasts were delicious and the wine and cheese in the afternoon hit the spot!. The location was perfect for our daily sightseeing.

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

Thank you for your kind words, they are always nice to hear. A belated but sincere Happy Anniversary and I hope you are able to return to the Outer Banks soon. We would enjoy having you back at First Colony Inn. More 

Columbus, Ohio
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2015

An absolutely charming hotel with a staff that goes above and beyond what you'd expect. The hotel is beautifully laid out, the rooms wonderfully appointed, very comfortable and contain every amenity you could want from a fridge and microwave to a tv and dvd player, towel warmers and robes. The breakfast is awesome,too! Add to that its own walkway to... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind review for First Colony Inn on the Outer Banks of NC. We appreciate your compliments and I will make sure the rest of the staff sees them. We love what we do and we do work very hard to make sure our guests enjoy their time here. I hope you are able to... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews
Reviewed 26 May 2015

We loved everything about this inn. The rooms are so cozy and the inn was very well maintained and run. The managers were welcoming and hospitable and made us feel very much at home. Just a short walk to the beach and the inn provided chairs, umbrellas and towels. Everything you would want in a B&B. Highly recommend.

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

Thank you for recommending First Colony Inn to others via your review on tripadvisor. We know that many people read these reviews and make their decisions based on them, so we appreciate your comments. It is also always very gratifying to hear that our guests enjoyed their time with us. Please come back just as soon as you can. More 

Colonial Heights, Virginia
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2015

When I vacation I will stay at a Bed and Breakfast when one is available. Although a little pricey but the extras are well worth the price of admission. For starters it is a historic building complete with a library. The standard breakfast is served but they go "the extra mile" by serving a hot breakfast buffet style. The rooms... More 

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

Your review of First Colony Inn has mentioned just about everything we hope our guests notice and appreciate, so thank you very much! You even talked about the pool and our decks, which we feel are wonderful amenities but often get overlooked. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for your kind comments. We hope you will come... More 

Apple Valley, Minnesota, United States
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stayed two nights at the First Colony Inn and were extremely happy with our decision to stay there. It's a great historic building with a lot of charm. The staff were all very friendly and attentive to our needs. We also enjoyed the wine hour and breakfasts which were provided free of charge. Rooms were clean... More 

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

We sincerely appreciate your comments and thank you for choosing to stay at First Colony Inn on the Outer Banks. We hope that every guest enjoys their time here and wants to come back. I will make sure that the rest of the staff see your nice remarks. Please come back! More 

Annapolis, Maryland
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301 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

We would have stayed longer.... We really enjoyed the Inn and didn't mind lugging my bags to the second floor! The room reminded us of a colonial cottage with modern amenities. Mini fridge and microwave was an added bonus. Having beach access was really nice too. Bathroom was small but clean and the beds were comfortable. Will plan ahead next... More 

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

Thank you for your review of First Colony Inn. I will make sure to share your comments with the staff. Hopefully you can come back will be able to stay longer. I liked your description of the inn as a colonial cottage with modern amenities! Thanks again More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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: RM298 - RM747 (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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“All rooms are nice...just remember no elevator!!”
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