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.
- 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:
- 1st Colony Inn
- First Colony Hotel Nags Head