Fodor's Expert Review First Colony Inn

6715 S. Croatan Hwy., MM 16, Nags Head, North Carolina, 27959, USA Fodor's Choice

Relax in a rocking chair on the verandas that encircle this classic, three-story, cedar-shingle inn (it's on the National Register of Historic Places) and admire the ocean views. Rooms have four-poster or canopy beds, handcrafted armoires, and English antiques, along with extras such as heated towel bars and English toiletries. The story of this landmark's near demolition, its rescue, and the move to the present site is told in framed photographs, letters, and news accounts lining the sunny dining room.

PROS

  • Screened in porches
  • some in-room hot tubs
  • microwaves and refrigerators in rooms
  • screened-in porches
  • lovely grounds and pool
  • free bicycles and beach chairs

CONS

  • on a busy highway
  • you'll have to cross a road to get to the beach
  • you'll have to cross a road to get to the beach
  • room access is from outside
  • hotel across the street blocks some of the view
  • it's an old building, so noise carries

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Intimate
Beachfront
Local Flavor
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 252-441–2343 | 800-368–9390 | 855-207–2262

HOTEL DETAILS

26 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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