British Colonial Hilton Nassau

1 Bay St., Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas

This landmark hotel is the social heart of Nassau, the setting for political meetings and the city's most important events. Guest rooms have sophisticated decor and offer unmatched views of the harbor or of old Nassau. The first Colonial Hotel, built by Standard Oil cofounder Henry Flagler in 1899, attracted socialites, royals, and industrialists at the turn of the 20th century and during the boom years of Prohibition. That building was destroyed by fire in 1921, and the present Mediterranean-style British Colonial—an exact replica—opened a year later, featuring a lustrous saffron facade, gleaming marble floors, and soaring arched ceilings. Watch for brides descending the grand staircase in the lobby on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

PROS

  • right on Bay Street
  • quiet but trendy beach and pool area
  • centrally located

CONS

  • busy with local meetings and events
  • man-made beach
  • hard to access at peak traffic times

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Business, Historical, Views
Sophisticated
On the beach
Grande Dame

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 242-322–3301

HOTEL DETAILS

265 rooms, 23 suites
Rate Includes: No meals

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