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Pony Island Motel
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Ocracoke
Certificate of Excellence
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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59 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“"One of the Best"”
Reviewed 29 April 2013

We stayed there in April, 2013. This place is a gem. Clean rooms, nice beds and easily accessible to Howard's Pub, Jason's restaurant and Downtown. We rented Bicycles w/locks at the hotel and rode them for 24 hours for $10 each. The front desk doesn't have any of the modern conveniences, but our check-in was not hindered and the staff actually wrote information on paper. We were on the third floor and there was no elevators, so we got plenty of exercise. Great value, and friendly people.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Woodridge, Illinois, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2013

If you are looking for a fancy place,this is not it. If you are looking for a clean, friendly, affordable place to spend a few days with a pool this is it. Check in was a breeze, pool was nice, location was great. If I was in Ocracoke for a few days I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Hickory, North Carolina
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27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2013

We stayed here in April, 2013; and were delighted with the cleanliness and modern updates to the efficiency unit we had. The first night, there were guests nearby us who were being noisy after hours; and we called the owner at the number given. She phoned them and explained the noise restrictions; then, actually physically went by their room to be sure they complied. We were impressed that the hotel cared about guests in that manner! It's a great place and the staff member we met, Candy, couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful. Highly recommend this place to you!

Room Tip: The office side efficiency we stayed in was a wonderful value for the money. So clean, too...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Essex, Massachusetts
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171 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2013 via mobile

Just got off the ferry after a long drive and pulled into pony island! Nice small p.ace in the middle of everything. Nothing fancy friendly clean walking distance to everything g we needed. Good water pressure, lots of hot water. Towels could be a little bigger. GREAT dollar value.

Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Aberdeen
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85 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2013

Have stayed here before and decided to rebook for two nights. We appeared to be the only guests in the building we were in, then found that there was another couple in our building, in the room right next to us! The first night was extremely quiet, as the couple in the room next to us seemed to have left the island for the night. The next night was a different story. Out of the entire building, why did the front desk decide that the two reservations they had should be lodged side-by-side?! We think this couples room must have been equipped with a bowling alley, really, they were that noisy. Not the best night sleep! If not for this issue, we would have had a top notch stay. Room was clean, and bed was comfortable.
Only one choice for dining that we found while we were there, though we were told that the pizza place was open, we must have missed there open hours.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 November 2012

Second year to stay..cleanest and comfiest with nice refrig. Microwave sink and dishes etc. we are here for a basketball trip and wouldn't stay anywhere else....great friendly people at the front desk...wonderful breakfast restaurant.

Room Tip: Room 135 was wonderful
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Margaret S
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Beaufort, NC
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91 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2012

We stayed here this past weekend after not finding anything that looked worthwhile in the B&B category. It turned out to be a pleasant experience. The front desk person was helpful. The room itself was very large, with small frige, microwave, coffee maker, etc. and two queens. Everything was clean and comfortable, and the price -- about $100 -- didn't seem out of line for Ocracoke at this time of the year. We rented their bikes for a few hours @ $2/hr.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Pony Island Motel
Address: Highway 12, Ocracoke, NC 27960
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Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Ocracoke
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
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Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Ocracoke
Number of rooms: 41
Also Known As:
Pony Island Hotel Ocracoke
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