I am sorry to see these negative reviews below, we had such a great experience! First Colony Inn is larger than your average b&b so there are some small differences you notice such as the lack of an "innkeeper presence" and the breakfast is buffet style but it was just as nice as a small, quaint b&b (and we have stayed in many!).
When we checked into our room (#22) I was a little nervous about the size based on the website photo but it was actually quiet decent in size...although I will warn you the shower is teeny tiny. Our room had all the normal amenities but also had a TV, mini fridge, wet bar, and microwave...I thought these were all nice extras. It was very quiet on the third floor, we really never heard any of the other guests while we were in our room.
The Inn itself is a little dated, it could use some structural work but it is still very nicely appointed. There are several decks with chairs for everyone to use and had plenty of parking. The beach is directly across the street and had a crosswalk so getting over to the other side was never a problem. There was a nice sized pool but it was being worked on this weekend so we did not get to use it...but the beach is so close we did not feel like we missed out.
Each day they had a wine and cheese reception from 3 to 5pm which was very nice and the breakfast buffet had both hot and cold items, lots to choose from. The staff were very friendly, there when you needed them but not intrusive.
I plan conferences and conventions for a living and am used to staying in luxury properties frequently…this is not exactly what I would call luxury but I am a hotel snob and do not give out good feedback unless I honestly believe it. First Colony Inn is a cozy place, good for families or couples and was a great deal for the price. We definitely plan to return next time we are visiting OBX.
- 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