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Historic downtown Nassau hotel with private beach
With a stay at British Colonial Hilton - Nassau, you'll be centrally located in Nassau, steps from Pirates of Nassau Museum and Christ Church Cathedral.
This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Pompey Museum and Straw Market.
Make yourself at home in one of the 288 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with cotton sheets, down comforters, and down blankets. Windows open to beach and city views. Cable programming provides entertainment, and wired and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature deep soaking bathtubs and makeup/shaving mirrors.
Head down to the water and enjoy a day at the private beach, or take advantage of other recreational amenities including an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting/childcare (surcharge), and gift shops/newsstands.
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant or in a coffee shop/café. Or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's 24-hour room service. Thirsty? Quench your thirst at a bar/lounge, a beach bar, or a poolside bar.
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and an Internet point. Planning an event in Nassau? This hotel has 80729 square feet (7500 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center, conference/meeting rooms, and small meeting rooms. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
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 13 meeting rooms, computer stations, an Internet point, and complimentary wireless Internet access in public areas. Valet and secure 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
- Swimming pool - outdoor
- On private beach
- Poolside bar
- Concierge desk
- Complimentary newspapers in lobby
- Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
- Parking (surcharge)
- Limo or Town Car service available
- Banquet facilities
- Multiple small meeting rooms
- Exhibit space
- Multiple large conference rooms
- Event catering
- Audiovisual equipment
- Business services
- 24-hour front desk
- Security guard
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Total number of rooms - 288
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Air-conditioned public areas
- Number of floors - 7
- Year Built 1903
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Wedding services
- Coffee shop or café
- Express check-in
- Express check-out
- 24-hour fitness facilities
- Internet point
- Computer station
- Tours/ticket assistance
- Free Wi-Fi
- Multilingual staff
- Self parking (surcharge)
- Valet parking (surcharge)
- Beach bar
- Luggage storage
- Room service (24 hours)
- 24-hour business center
- Meeting facilities size (feet) - 80729
- Private beach - direct access
- Beach cabanas (complimentary)
- Pool cabanas (complimentary)
- Beach sun loungers
- Pool sun loungers
- Secure parking (surcharge)
- Beach towels
- Beach/pool umbrellas
- Conference center
- Meeting facilities size (meters) - 7500
- Number of meeting/conference rooms - 13
- Smoke-free property
- Television in lobby
- Tour assistance
Available in all rooms: Wireless Internet access (surcharge), Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge)
Available in some public areas: Free Wi-Fi
Parking (surcharge), Secure parking (surcharge), Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)
- Room Amenities
- Premium TV channels
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- Climate control
- Air conditioning
- Complimentary newspaper
- Multi-line phone
- Voice mail
- Direct-dial phone
- Coffee/tea maker
- Wake-up calls
- Extra towels/bedding
- Turndown service (on request)
- Private bathroom
- Complimentary toiletries
- Hair dryer
- Separate bathtub and shower
- Extra towels/bedding in room
- Makeup/shaving mirror
- In-room massage available
- Deep soaking bathtub
- Bathrobes (on request)
- In-room childcare (surcharge)
- Electronic check-out
- Electronic/magnetic keys
- Iron/ironing board
- Window opens
- Clock radio
- Rollaway/extra beds available
- Cribs/infant beds available
- Premium bedding
- Wireless Internet access (surcharge)
- Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge)
- In-room safe (laptop compatible)
- Cordless phone
- Daily housekeeping
- Connecting / adjoining rooms available
- Beach view
- Down comforter
- Down blanket
- Pillowtop mattress
- Pillow menu
- City view
- Garden view
- Ergonomic chair
- Cable TV service
- Flat-panel TV
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.
Room service is available 24 hours a day.
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. Numerous operators in and around Nassau offer Scuba diving and snorkeling trips. 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
- Golf - driving range nearby
- Sailing nearby
- Scuba diving nearby
- Water skiing nearby
- Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
- Windsurfing nearby
- Motor boating nearby
- Pilates classes/instruction nearby
- Yoga classes/instruction nearby
- Running track/path nearby
- Tennis nearby
- Scooter/moped rentals nearby
- Horse riding/rental nearby
- Parasailing nearby
- Helicopter/airplane tours nearby
- Bird watching nearby
- Fishing nearby
- Ecotours nearby
- Golf lessons available nearby
- Personal motorized watercraft nearby
- Basketball on site
- Boat launch on site
- Boating on site
- Dock on site
- Kayaking on site
- Snorkeling on site
- Swimming on site
- Volleyball on site
- Banana boat nearby
- Beach volleyball on site
- Beach badminton on site
- Boat tours on site
- Boat cruises nearby
To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.
- Accessible bathroom
- Roll-in shower
- Accessible path of travel
- In-room accessibility
Policies & Fees
Check-in time starts at 4 PM
Check-out time is 11 AM
- Payment types
Accepted at this hotel: American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Pets not allowed
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel 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.
Resort fee charged at hotel/condo
Early departure fee charged
- Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:
Hotel resort fee inclusions (may be listed elsewhere in this description as complimentary or available for a surcharge):
- Energy surcharge: USD 12 per person per night
- Resort fee: USD 5 per person, per night
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.The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
- Housekeeping/cleaning fees/gratuities
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
- Breakfast fee: USD 19.95 per person (approximately)
- Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 10.99 (for 24 hours, rates may vary)
- Fee for in-room high-speed Internet (wired): USD 10.99 (for 24 hours, rates may vary)
- Additional Details
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.