We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Best Place in the Outer Banks (But pls don't tell anyone...)”
Review of First Colony Inn

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
First Colony Inn
Ranked #1 of 5 Nags Head B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best Place in the Outer Banks (But pls don't tell anyone...)”
Reviewed 19 August 2010

If you want a place with loud parties and singles hanging off the balconies, this isn't it. And if you want a room in a stucco high-rise built in the 70s, this isn't it either. But if you want to spend a few days in a place that makes you feel like you're visiting a rich relative who just happens to own a rambling, grey-shingled mansion with wrap-around balconies, a huge grassy lawn, and the ambience of what Nags Head used to be like before it was discovered, then this is the place for you. Your room rate includes hot breakfast every morning, wine and crackers in the afternoon, and beach chairs and umbrellas. The pool is quiet and clean, the staff are friendly, and there's even a library where you can borrow books and movies for your room. Oh, and it's a block from the beach (along a private boardwalk.) How many places offer all that these days, and for very reasonable rates?

I hesitate to even write this review because I feel like First Colony is like a well-kept secret, but this is the best place in the OBX, period.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Vagabondas
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

355 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    235
    97
    12
    4
    7
See reviews for
66
219
11
5
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (101)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Columbia, South Carolina
Level Contributor
82 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2010

We found The First Colony Inn online for our birthday/anniversary weekend get-away. We've stayed at many B&Bs around the country and you never know how they might turn out until you get there. We were very pleased with the service. The staff were very nice. Since it was my husband's birthday and our anniversary, they sent a complimentary bottle of champagne to our room. The breakfast was excellent. It's definitely rustic and not a fancy, lavish place. You can walk to the beach (just across the street). They pay attention to detail by having everything you need. It was a last minute decision to stay there, but glad we did.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank allisondeanlove
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Bedford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
47 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2010

i have stayed at the inn on many many occasions. never had anything but a superb visit. staff always helpful, the inn is spotless. individual unless the most on the OBX. cant fault it in any way.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank jdgreen43
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
oldobxer, General Manager at First Colony Inn, responded to this review, 2 July 2010
Thank you for your kind review! We do pride ourselves on individualized service, and I'm happy to hear your room was spotless. Please come back and see us again soon.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Melrose, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
229 reviews
85 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2010

I stayed there during a photo workshop. The bed was comfortable, the room was clean and comfortable, and the breakfast was good. The staff very helpful and friendly. What more can I say?

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Uncle Jack
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
oldobxer, General Manager at First Colony Inn, responded to this review, 3 June 2010
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind review. We love having small group gatherings and workshops like the one you attended. It gives us a chance to shine professionally, as well as learn new things!

Please visit us again soon,

Sarah Close
Innkeeper
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
793 reviews
184 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 298 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2010

We stayed in the off season, so the room rate was a very good value, especially with breakfast and afternoon tea. We had a very pleasant room. It was nice enough to make me comfortable with the damp odor that gets into everything. We got great ventilation by opening the screened doors, one at each end of the room. When heavy rain fell, we enjoyed sitting on the verandah. Breakfast was excellent, with a nice choice of healthful foods.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank TJandTR
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
oldobxer, Innkeeper at First Colony Inn, responded to this review, 10 May 2010
Thank you for the lovely review. While we can't control the weather, we hope our personalized service and the big wrap around porches you mentioned make up for it...
Best regards, and please come again!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Nags Head
0.2 km away
Surf Side Hotel
Surf Side Hotel
#1 of 13 in Nags Head
1,493 reviews
3.1 km away
Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront
1.6 km away
Comfort Inn South Oceanfront
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
14.2 km away
Sea Ranch Resort
Sea Ranch Resort
#1 of 18 in Kill Devil Hills
837 reviews
22.5 km away
Hilton Garden Inn Outer Banks/Kitty Hawk
11.5 km away
Shutters On the Banks
Shutters On the Banks
#3 of 18 in Kill Devil Hills
980 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to First Colony Inn? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about First Colony Inn

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 (per night): ₹ 13,112 - ₹ 24,351
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com and Booking.com so you can book your First Colony Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
1st Colony Inn
First Colony Hotel Nags Head

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing