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

Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
Pets allowed
On private beach
Outdoor pool
24-hour business center

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.

Languages Spoken

British Colonial Hilton - Nassau

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, an Internet point, and complimentary wireless Internet access in public areas. Self parking (surcharge) and valet parking (surcharge) and express check-in and check-out are also available. This smoke-free property has a multilingual staff.

  • Express check-in 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Conference space 
  • Free beach cabanas 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Year Built 1903 
  • Express check-out 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Meeting rooms 13 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free pool cabanas 
  • Beach sun loungers 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • On private beach 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Offsite parking discounted rates available 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Number of restaurants - 3 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Concierge services 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Conference center 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Beach towels 
  • Total number of rooms - 288 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Number of floors - 7 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Wedding services 
  • Garden 
  • Multilingual staff 

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)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: ,

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Parking

Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge), Offsite parking discounted rates available

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 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 (surcharge) 
  • Cable TV service 

Where to Eat

Aqua - International favorites enhanced with Bahamian flair are served in a casual, yet chic setting for breakfast, lunch, dinner or in-room dining. Aqua features buffet or á la carte, healthy options and weekend buffets with special menus such as Friday Caribbean Night and Saturday Seafood Night.

Patio Bar and Grille - Enjoy Bahamian and American favorites on the patio whilst watching the ships sail by the private beach. Open daily.

Bullion - Guests can enjoy a refreshing cocktail, beer, or glass of wine in this classic timber-panelled bar with elegant colonial touches.

Brews 'n' Bites - A little café in the heart of the hotel, proudly serving Starbucks. Savor delicious small bites and rich aromas from fresh brews at this new café.

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.

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

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific 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

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-in time ends at 11 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

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.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 50.00 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 100 per accommodation, per stay

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.

Fees

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 26.89 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 10.99 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room wired Internet: USD 10.99 per night (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: USD 14.00 per day
  • Valet parking fee: USD 17.00 per day
  • Pet fee: USD 100 per accommodation, per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 50.00 per day
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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