Get an overview of this hotelHistoric downtown Nassau hotel with private beach

Near Straw Market

Serving as the island's social and business hub, the 288-room beachfront hotel is across from the Straw Market and 5 blocks from Parliament Square. A seaside dining village known as Arawak Cay Fish Fry is 500 yards (457 meters) west of the hotel.

Private beach

Attractions include 300 feet of private beach, a heated pool, an open-air restaurant, 2 bars, a 24-hour fitness center, and complimentary wireless Internet access in public areas.

High-speed access

This Hilton's guestrooms offer desks with ergonomic chairs, bathrooms with separate tubs and showers, TVs, and in-room wireless Internet access.

British Colonial Hilton - Nassau

Number One Bay St Nassau New Providence N 7148

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Located on the site of Fort Nassau, built in 1695 to guard against pirates, the hotel dates from 1898. (A fire destroyed the original wood building.) For generations, the British Colonial Hilton has been Nassau's social and business center. Featuring a marble lobby under a 1.5-story vaulted, translucent ceiling, and a piano, the hotel attracts business travelers and vacationers.

Bordered by a garden, a heated, 55-foot-wide, irregularly shaped pool and a sundeck furnished with cushioned lounge chairs provide year-around swimming/sunbathing. A private beach furnished with lounge chairs and thatched sunshades fronts the resort. A sundeck and beach offer views of cruise ships moored nearby and the western tip of Paradise Island 300 yards off shore.

A 24-hour complimentary fitness center contains free weights and cardio and weight machines. The British Colonial Hilton's 24-hour business and conference center includes conference space, computer stations, an Internet point, and complimentary wireless Internet access in public areas. Valet parking (surcharge), express check-in and check-out, and babysitting (surcharge) are also available. This smoke-free property has a multilingual staff.

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • On private beach 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Conference space 
  • Total number of rooms - 288 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Year Built 1903 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Number of floors - 7 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Wedding services 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Concierge services 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Computer station 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Garden 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference center 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 13 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Free beach cabanas 
  • Free pool cabanas 
  • Beach sun loungers 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Beach towels 
  • Smoke-free property 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • On private beach  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( USD 10.99 per night ), Wired internet access ( USD 10.99 per night )

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Phone 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Slippers 
  • Separate bathtub and shower 
  • Deep soaking bathtub 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge) 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Down comforter 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Pillow menu 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (free) 
  • Cable TV service 

Where to Eat

Aqua - The hotel's new main dining room features cool tones and hues of blues and orange creating a balance of the contemporary and sophisticated. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including lavish hot and cold breakfast buffet from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM, and a la carte or buffet lunch. Á la carte dinner menu includes surf and turf, shrimp scampi, seared salmon and baby lamb. Dinner buffets Friday and Saturday nights.

Patio Bar and Grille - Casual outdoor bar/lounge with big-screen TV under cabana. Lite bites for lunch include chicken wings, salmon wrap, and club sandwich.

Bullion - The hotel's newest bar and lounge boasts cathedral ceilings, gold leaf molding, mahogany trim, and a rich eclectic vibe. The custom-built vintage-style bar offers a large selection of rums, exotic drinks, and a petite gourmet menu. Jazz music can be heard on Tuesday and Thursday nights while the last Friday of each month hosts a Soca party, featuring live music from the Bahamian band, Visage. Serves dinner and happy hour.

Room service is available 24 hours a day.

Nearby Things to Do

A heated, 55-foot-wide, irregularly shaped pool complete with complimentary pool cabanas and sun loungers supplies year-round swimming. A private beach with direct access lapped by calm water is opposite to the British Colonial Hilton - Nassau. Use of kayaks, snorkeling gear, and floats is complimentary. An independent operator on the beach offers boat tours and snorkeling excursions. On site sports include basketball, beach badminton and beach volleyball. The hotel provides 24-hour fitness facilities and a health club.

Water sports such as personal watercraft rentals, motorboats rental, banana boats, and parasailing are available on other nearby beaches, as well as ecotours. Golf lessons, and yoga and Pilates classes are available nearby.

Cable Beach Golf Club is 3.5 miles west of the hotel.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the resort; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 
  • Basketball on site 
  • Kayaking on site 
  • Snorkeling on site 
  • Volleyball on site 
  • Beach volleyball on site 
  • Boat tours on site 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-in time ends at 11 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Resort fee: USD 17.90 per person, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Housekeeping
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 26 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 10.99 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room high-speed Internet (wired): USD 10.99 per night (rates may vary)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

Children 17 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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