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First Colony Inn
Ranked #1 of 5 Nags Head B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Garland, Texas
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Refreshing and So Friendly!!!”
Reviewed 9 July 2012

Wow, I didn't make our reservation until too late so our room choice wasn't our first pick but we were really glad they had room for us. We were on the 3rd floor but no worries everything worked there just as nicely as any other floor. On reception Rashid or Rashida sorry I didn't get her name right was so helpful. She told us where to eat, buy mosquito repellent and the best place for fireworks. Wine and tea was great and the food was good too. My girls loved the hammock and the games. Didn't get a chance to use the pool, too much beach, loved the library and the grounds were lovely, in the perfect spot for Nags Head. Loved it will definitely reserve sooner and most assuredly return, if God allows.

Room Tip: Reserve early but don't be afraid if you land on the third floor.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Jenny T
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, General Manager at First Colony Inn, responded to this review, 13 July 2012
Thank you so much for the wonderful review, Jenny~

I'm so happy you found us! We want you to feel like Nags Head is home, and the staff loves to let our guests know what's going on as well as how to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We're proud of the First Colony Inn, but also proud to share our favorite places.

Please come back when you can, we'll be waiting for you.

Warm Regards,
Sarah Close
General Manager
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

Upon returning to Nags Head we decided to stay at the First Colony Inn again. This time we stayed in Martyn Sutton, a room on the third floor sound side. the room was nice and clean and pretty spacious for two. There's was a nice sitting area which I laid a sheet over and used as a couch to read on after long days in the ocean, as well as a table which conveniently turns the sitting area into a dining area. Also, there's a kitchenette, imperative for those like us who don't eat seafood or care for dining out. The bed is comfortable with nice high thread count sheets, and to the side of the bed is a rocking chair and table where we set our computer. The bathroom is nice as well, be aware there's only a stall shower. First Colony Inn offers stellar service, is a two minute walk to a private beach and really gives one that " home away from home" type of feel. In addition, each year they host the Pridefest. It makes us feel good to patronize a business in North Carolina that welcomes those who have so often been denied rights and mistreated. We love this inn!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank LittlelilygirlLV
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, General Manager at First Colony Inn, responded to this review, 13 July 2012
Thank you so much for the kind review! We do try to make sure each room had what you'll need to make yourself at home and settle in- whether it's for a day or two, or a week or two.
The First Colony Inn strives to be an inclusive, friendly place to stay for ALL of our guests. We feel fortunate to be able to support our local Pride organization, and hope to host the event for many years to come.

Best Regards,
Sarah Close
General Manager
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Providence Forge, Virginia
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Reviewed 8 July 2012

This is another review of the First Colony Inn. I provided one a few years back but I feel that as the years go by some changes warrant another review.
My husband and I love this place. The rooms are comfortable and roomy and always clean.
We had a side porch which you can see the ocean and the pool which is nice with that first cup of coffee in the morning.
Their breakfasts are great. Assorted fruits, pastries, bagels, cereals and always hot items as well. The first day it was a quiche with sausage and biscuits. The second, scrambled eggs, bacon and pancakes. The third was an egg pie with bacon and croissants.
Every afternoon, there is a happy hour where they have North Carolina sweet tea, lemonade, wine and snacks. This is just a very nice treat after a day of the beach and sightseeing.
The only downsides which are not too severe are, I think they need to put an age limit on children. At breakfast, there was a very loud, whiny child which everyone had to endure through his tantrum. I know it is hard to put an age limit, but I think it warrants it.
Upside, they have towels and chairs you can take to the beach and a pool which cooled us off after a hot day.
You will love it here!

Room Tip: Stay on the third floor so you can get a good view of the Ocean or the Sound!
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank NeedtoseeTheKeys
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, General Manager at First Colony Inn, responded to this review, 13 July 2012
So glad you came back to see us, and took the time to write a great review! The lovely front desk ladies also make our breakfasts, and love to try new recipes...ensuring you have a different yummy choice every morning.
The age limit for children idea is a little tricky, and we do realize that most B&B's do have one. That being said, the next time you come to see us (and we sincerely hope you do) - we'd be happy to serve you breakfast in bed~ just fill out one of our breakfast cards the night before, and we'll deliver it right to your room at the time of your choosing.

Thanks again for the review,

Sarah Close
General Manager
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Colonial Heights, Virginia
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Reviewed 8 July 2012

This is another review of the First Colony Inn. I provided one a few years back but I feel that as the years go by some changes warrant another review.
My husband and I love this place. The rooms are comfortable and roomy and always clean.
We had a side porch which you can see the ocean and the pool which is nice with that first cup of coffee in the morning.
Their breakfasts are great. Assorted fruits, pastries, bagels, cereals and always hot items as well. The first day it was a quiche with sausage and biscuits. The second, scrambled eggs, bacon and pancakes. The third was an egg pie with bacon and croissants.
Every afternoon, there is a happy hour where they have North Carolina sweet tea, lemonade, wine and snacks. This is just a very nice treat after a day of the beach and sightseeing.
The only downsides which are not too severe are, I think they need to put an age limit on children. At breakfast, there was a very loud, whiny child which everyone had to endure through his tantrum. I know it is hard to put an age limit, but I think it warrants it.
Upside, they have towels and chairs you can take to the beach and a pool which cooled us off after a hot day.
You will love it here!

Room Tip: Go for the third floor either facing the ocean or the sound.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank rbac1025
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Lititz, Pennsylvania, United States
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55 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2012

For what you'd spend for a hotel you mightiest well stay at a B&B like First Colony and get a free breakfast! I would stay here again!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank David C
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San Diego, California
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231 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2012

The Colonial Inn had a good location and fine service. Checkin and out was efficient. We stayed on the first floor in Room 8. We did not have an ocean view but there was a walkway across the street to the beach that was convienent and you could easily walk on the beach. Our room was clean, confortable and quiet. We stayed during the week. We enjoyed the happy hour and appetizers with some great white chocolate. The breakfast was very satisfying. I forgot an article and called back after we left. They found it and offered to ship it to me. I was very pleased with the assistance from Stephanie. This hotel/bed/breakfast is not directly on the beach but has lovely grounds and is peaceful. Our friends recommended it to us and I would recommend it as well. The only problem aside from the hotel is that the east coast had a warmer winter than usual and the bugs are a problem. So, for the area in general have bug repellent.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Laurie48
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2012

Very clean rooms, great staff, and the location had easy excess to the ocean.

  • Stayed June 2012
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1 Thank broncotoy
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, General Manager at First Colony Inn, responded to this review, 22 June 2012
So glad you liked our place! Come back anytime....and check Facebook for specials since you live so close~

Sarah Close
Innkeeper
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Property: 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
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Nags Head
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — First Colony Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 26
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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