Pony Island Inn Wins International Award

OCRACOKE, N.C. — Tripadvisor has recognized the Pony Island Inn as a 2023 Travelers’ Choice award winner. 

Each year, Tripadvisor recognizes travelers’ favorite properties around the world, based on reviews and ratings collected over the last year. Through a holistic process, the Pony Island Inn was determined to rank among the top ten percent of hotels in the world.

“I am so proud of my team. Their hard work made this accomplishment possible,” says Grayson Kirk, General Manager of Pony Island Inn. “We are honored to be a part of a people-centric organization [Heron Hospitality] that understands all aspects of the hospitality business.”



Strategically located on Highway 12 at the edge of picturesque Ocracoke Village, the Pony Island Inn is within easy walking distance of Silver Lake Harbor and most of Ocracoke Island’s restaurants and shops. 

Remodeled in 2022, the closest resort property to Ocracoke’s world-renowned beaches boasts a total of 50 guest units, including six poolside suites that honor the island’s rich heritage.