Review of the Island Guest House

By Dannie Cooper, 2013

The Island Guest House is a cute hotel in Manteo, North Carolina.  From the road, it’s barely visible; only a sign in front of the main building marks its location.  As we pulled up the driveway past the main building, we were greeted by the actual hotel building with a row of colorful doors and shutters.  The location wasn’t much; the only view from the lot is the neighbor’s tall white fence.  Yet, the building is cute and cheery.

The inside of our room was about the same as the outside.  The room was simple, but had a nice feel to it.  We had two double-sized beds, a wicker loveseat and table, a micro-fridge, and a TV hanging on the wall, angled at the beds. The bathroom was clean, except for the slightly rusted showerhead.  The bathroom window was nice, but the style of the shutter made it possible for peepers.  The extra blanket on the shelf was a nice hospitable touch; however, the room was uncomfortably warm for October, even with the fan on and having turned the A/C to low.

The main building has a tiki bar out back, which I imagine is fun in the summer months, but the hotel is otherwise quaint and calm.  The hotel also features free WiFi for guests and a continental breakfast.

Overall, I enjoyed my stay at the Island Guest House.  It was simple and quiet, which is appealing for the laid back traveler.

For more information, visit the Island Guest Houses’ Website here.