Company Testimonials

587 Company Testimonials

Stayed April 2024

5/5 
"high quality breakfast served in the morning! Rooms : 5/5 | Service : 5/5 | Location : 5/5 … More"

Stayed April 2024

5/5 
"Wonderful place that has great charm. Rare for hotels these days. Best hotel breakfast that is included Rooms : 5/5 | Service : 5/5 | Location : 5/5 … More"

Stayed April 2024

5/5 
"We stayed in the Superior King Room on the third floor. This was a unique and authentic experience that I would recommend to anyone traveling in the OBX. It was like a step back in time. It has been kept up to modern standards while preserving it’s historical character from the 1930s. The ocean can be viewed from the room, and the room is filled with antique furnishings like a writing table, four poster bed, day bed, chairs, etc. Taking a bath was lovely, with a heated towel rack, and nice lighting to set the mood. I would 100% recommend this stay, and it’s very affordable. So glad to have stumbled across this place!"

Stayed April 2024

5/5 
"Enjoyed our stay at this quaint location. We had private access to the beach, walking distance to restaurants and markets. The staff was friendly and the room was clean. It was a nice place to relax and hang out after the events of the day. We had a kitchenette in our room so we could cook in if we desired. I liked that they had a library with books and games. The breakfast offered in the AM was good and the coffee was excellent! I never could say that at any other hotel I've been at. I'd say the only con was that the walls were a little thin so you could hear people walking around occasionally and the birds chirping in the morning. Although I don't think hearing birds in the morning is necessarily a con. I would definitely stay again and for a longer time. Rooms: rooms were large and clean. I had the deluxe king and it had a kitchenette with a little fridge and kureg coffee maker. Walkability: walking distance to restaurants and markets if needed. The beach access is just on the other side of the 12."

Stayed April 2024

5/5 
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Stayed March 2024

5/5 
"Wonderful experience!! An amazing part of history with clean and comfortable rooms!! The afternoon charcuterie board and wine were a nice bonus! Breakfast was homemade every morning and was very satisfying! Staff really treated us well and were also vey willing to talk about the history of the property! We will alway have fond memories of this stay and highly recommend this to anyone wanting to stay in this cozy and comfortable inn!!"

Stayed March 2024

5/5 
"We loved the old school vibe of this place. The staff was very friendly and breakfast was delicious. Enjoyed the wine social while taking in some sun on the grounds of the Inn. The beach chairs and bikes are a nice benefit. Quick walk to the beach"

Stayed March 2024

5/5 
"One of my favorite parts of our stay was the hot plated breakfast. It was so cute, and the staff is awesome. I can't wait to return. Rooms : 4/5 | Service : 5/5 | Location : 5/5 … More"

Stayed March 2024

5/5 
"Super cute inn! The outside picnic and outdoor seating areas are cute and great to use. Would definitely recommend"

Stayed March 2024

5/5 
"I had a great stay at this charming inn. The staff was extremely friendly and hospitable. Breakfast was amazing with a lovely continental spread in addition to a served hot dish. The evening social also featured some delicious items that were made in-house. I hope the chef never leaves! My room was extremely comfortable and cozy, and I loved that it didn't look like every other chain hotel room."

Stayed March 2024

5/5 
"Great Breakfast! Clean! Older facility with Antique furniture. Had towel warming rack in bathroom. Toilet and tub were very low if you have issues getting back up. I loved it and would definitely go again. had chairs outside your room on the porch to sit and look over the gardens and outdoor pool. Only thing that would make it better was an oceanview. You could hear the ocean but not see it. Great stay would stay again. "

Stayed March 2024

5/5 
"Wonderful! "

Stayed March 2024

5/5 
"Brought back wonderful memories from my childhood. Rooms : 5/5 | Service : 5/5 | Location : 5/5 … "

Stayed February 2024

5/5 
"Love this place, perfect place for a couples getaway. Exceptional staff."

Stayed February 2024

5/5 
"We always enjoy our stays at First Colony. Set back off the busy beach road it is secluded and peaceful Short walk to beach. Interesting decor in each room. all staff so friendly and accommodating. Love the Happy Hour where we can talk to other guests or sit alone. Hors d’oeuvres always good with fresh fruits, quality cheeses, some meats, crackers, etc. good wine. Breakfast is always amazing! In addition to normal stuff they will have a special dish like German Baked Eggs this time. And they use cloth napkins and real stainless. No plastic or paper! Classy! Quiet, wonderful staff, great location. Don’t change!"

Stayed February 2024

5/5 
"Great historic inn directly across from the beach. Staff was wonderful and very accommodating- comfortable bed, hot shower and a great ambiance! "

Stayed January 2024

5/5 
"This hotel was everything we hoped for. It was off-season and very quiet, which is what we were looking for. Daily breakfast was awesome. Wine & Cheese hour was great. Hostess was amazing. The character and nostalgia won us over. This was our first visit to Outer Banks, and we will be returning. Noteworthy details: Hostess was amazing! She gave us great insight on places to eat. She's an asset!!"

Stayed January 2024

5/5 
"My wife and I love coming here. It is probably one of the last authentic beach cottages you can stay in. The photo is a twilight aerial Dec 29. Lovely place to be. Rooms : 5/5 | Service : 5/5 | Location : 5/5 Hotel highlights Romantic … More"

Stayed January 2024

5/5 
"First Colony is a warm, cozy, friendly place for a winter retreat to enjoy the ocean, migratory birds, and history of the Outer Banks. They have created an atmosphere that makes you feel like you are really their personal guest! Rooms : 5/5 | Service : 5/5 | Location : 5/5 … More"

Stayed January 2024

5/5 
"My wife and I love coming here. It is probably one of the last authentic beach cottages you can stay in. The photo is a twilight aerial Dec 29. Lovely place to be. Rooms : 5/5 | Service : 5/5 | Location : 5/5 Hotel highlights Romantic … "

Stayed January 2024

5/5 
"First Colony is a warm, cozy, friendly place for a winter retreat to enjoy the ocean, migratory birds, and history of the Outer Banks. They have created an atmosphere that makes you feel like you are really their personal guest! Rooms : 5/5 | Service : 5/5 | Location : 5/5 … "

Stayed December 2023

5/5 
"Me Colliers review states it all. This place is quaint, charming, warm and historical. The staff was lovely. The rooms are cozy and though we were there in November when most plants are on the downslide the grounds and garden were still lovely. Would definitely stay here again!!! Nearby activities: It is very centrally located."

Stayed December 2023

5/5 
"All of the Amazingly Exceptional amenities that FCI offers, as a ‘laid back relaxing’, ‘take you back in time’, 1930s truly historic inn, ‘way way makes up for’ the few, mostly’ ridiculously petty or relatively minor problems (essentially considering the drastic hospitality industry labor shortage during & immediately following the pandemic, when most of the few problems were described) that “all 90+ year costal inns experience, as described by the very few nitpicking chronic complainers that belong in a cookie-cutter high rise Hilton Inn at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina!!! I am a managing part-owner of a 197 year old ‘National Historic Register’ home & personal know the immense challenges FCI faces in trying to satisfy ‘Perfectionist’ who totally unreasonably expect Hilton Garden Inn ‘perfection’!!! - -If you can’t roll with the punches- of staying in a 90 year old building that has had to endure a hostile beachfront environment all those years- Then you ‘truly do not Deserve & do not have the disposition to ‘earn’ the distinct enjoyment afforded by & comes with Experiencing the majestic historic Wayback, laid-back existence in this exceptional Inn!!! -I think that Hilton, Sheraton Inn, or some other high-rise has the “Perfect” room to satisfy your every whim, for you tonight! I can help make a reservation for you, if you’d like! Additionally, my stepmother‘s sister and brother-in-law owned and operated a prominent historic him in Pinehurst, North Carolina for 40 years. So I heard about the challenges of operating and satisfying every single last “perfect” customer to the nth degree !!! You complainers aren’t up to managing that task and neither is the most perfect facility or property manager on planet earth! Well, enough with all my comments, targeted to the ‘nay sayers’! First Colony Inn is an extreme gem, that anybody who appreciates the historic inn experience will relish! I have read a large percent of the five star and one and two star reviews posted herewith-in & agree 100% wholeheartedly with all of the hundreds of positive statements and description of all the great amenities that FC offers and therefore will not risk boring you by repeating them all! -‘Please Please read’ as many of the other reviews as you can, so that you will get even a better appreciation of how great a place this is! I’m 76 & spent a 38 year career recruiting Fortune 500 & huge international top corporate executives & purposely in a creative mode to overcome my competitors had top executives stay in uniquely homelike rooming accommodations similar to FCI in the respect, that they were quite unique nightly accommodations in which I hosted them, in many different locations! These experienced world travelers were the type that were extremely discerning & extremely hard to please, because they had experienced some of the best accommodations the world has to offer! And yet, they told me that I had a knack of finding accommodations for them that made them feel more comfortable then some of the very finest top cookie-cutter hotels that they had to endure time and time again in the US! -First Colony Inn would have great pleased most of of these greatly discerning world, travelers who know how to appreciate eight extremely unique and facility that has Hester have some characteristics that are not 100% perfect’s Rooms: Exactly the way a 1930s classic Inn was furnished (as if I was in a time capsule)! Since I was fortunate enough to have inherited a large amount of antique furniture from both sides of my family and had an aunt who was an antique expert who told me about Antiques, I appreciate the truly appropriately eclectic selection of furniture in each room (with appropriate minor wear and tear)! Nearby activities: The flight of the State of NC Satellite aquarium, and fishing pier, only 1 1/2 mile pleasant walk on the beach from which you can view, leaping dolphins and catches of a huge variety of fish migrating north to south or south to north migration due to the fact that the outer banks extend further out into the Atlantic ocean, then any other points in eastern US. There is a nice number of large aquariums with large fish to view inside the aquarium walls! The very tall west Sandunes in the eastern US are located just 5 miles north, and are known as jockeys ridge Safety: I felt very safe the entire time that I was at the Inn, including very early in the morning, when I was returning from being with family or in the grounds. The end is small enough that all the parking is within him or 20 yards of the front steps! The city of NagsHead TOWNHALL is only just a couple hundred yards short walk north of the Inn! Walkability: Beach is just across the 2 lane slow traffic road Food & drinks: Many great nearby fresh caught seafood restaurants (such as local down home like my favorite - ‘Sam & Nomie’s’ since 1923 or more upscale- ‘ Noteworthy details: ‘Please Read the many glowing ‘5 Star’reviews for details of many amenities and characteristic of the detailed atmosphere of this truly laid-back in time amenity that are too numerous to describe in this boxed format!!! Additionally, there are attached photos of the grounds and amenities such as the swimming pool, afternoon wine cheese event, the take you back in time library to the very early 1900s garden grounds!"

Stayed November 2023

5/5 
"This is the 5th time we have stayed there over the years & we will return again."
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