Fodor's Expert Review British Colonial Hilton Nassau
1 Bay St.
This 1899 landmark hotel is the social heart of Nassau; it's the setting for political meetings and events, and offers sophisticated guest rooms with unmatched views of the harbor and old Nassau. The first colonial hotel, built by Standard Oil cofounder Henry Flagler, 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 weekend afternoons.
- right on Bay Street
- quiet but trendy beach and pool area
- centrally located
- busy with local meetings and events
- man-made beach
- hard to access at peak traffic times
Rate Includes: No Meals