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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent three nights at the Sanderling Resort over Thanksgiving. We had a great off season rate in the South building on the second floor. No pretty views here unless you are on the third floor. Even then there is no view of the beach due to the height of the sand dune. Only the blue of the ocean can...

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sanderlingresort, Manager at Sanderling Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest and your review. We are sorry not all aspects of your stay were memorable. We will use the comments to continue to improve. Note to Travelers: Each building has third floor rooms that have oceanviews. Second level are only considered oceanside because of the referenced dune line.

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

First time staying at the Sanderling Resort and will definitely go back. The place was very quite and cozy. Most of the guest were couples. It's was winter so even if you eat at the Sanderling you will have to go outside to get to a restaurant. The main restaurant the old Coast Guard Station was closed for renovations so...

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sanderlingresort, Manager at Sanderling Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest and the review. We hope you will return again after the renovations.

Tidewater Virginia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went down to the Sanderling to celebrate our 37th anniversary on New Years Day. We knew the resort had been renovated and refreshed since our last visit a few years ago and we were very pleased with the results. Our corner room in the Beach House was spacious and filled with light. The new decor in the rooms and...

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sanderlingresort, Manager at Sanderling Resort, responded to this review

Happy 37th Anniversary! Thank you for choosing to ring in the new year and celebrate your special occasion. We are glad you enjoyed the renovations. North Carolina does have a new governor and we hope that HB2 will be one of his first orders of business.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at the Sanderling with my husband, teenage sons, Sister, Brother in law, 9 year old Niece and 6 year old nephew in August 2016. This is a beautiful resort with lots to do for ALL age groups. Multiple restaurants on site along with a Lobby bar. Outdoor pool along with great beachfront on the ocean. Many activities on the...

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sanderlingresort, Manager at Sanderling Resort, responded to this review

We are so glad the entire family enjoyed their summer visit. We hope you will be joining us again this year. Thank you for the review.

Ridgetop, Tennessee, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to many resorts. There were several repair needs and the room we stayed in was a little tight. I did like the fire pit. There just may not have been much to offer because of the time of the year. However I would not pay what the normal rate was for normal times. The indoor pool was...

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sanderlingresort, Manager at Sanderling Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest. The Outer Banks is much different in the winter than in the summer but glad you enjoyed the indoor pool and firepits. We apologize we did not exceed your expectations.

Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is gorgeous, we stayed at the resort and visited the spa for a fantastic anniversary. This is a very nice section of the Outer Banks! Duck boardwalk is less than 10 minutes away. All the staff were friendly, this place is not cheap tho! :-)

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Thank you for being our guest. We are glad you enjoyed your anniversary. Congratulations. We hope you will join us again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely winter visit to a great resort. We walked on the beach, had a drink around the fire pit and had a chance to see the beautiful natural environment in the Outer Banks. Staff were extremely helpful, warm and kind. Facility is clean and rooms are well/appointed.

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sanderlingresort, Manager at Sanderling Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for being our guest and enjoying the Outer Banks during the off season. We hope you will return.

Virginia
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Ocean front room. Nice and roomy. CLEAN! We went for a long weekend in December so very few travelers were there. I'm sure it is very busy in the summer. Large resort with many options for your type of accommodations to choose from.

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Thank you for being our guest. We are glad you enjoyed your beautiful view. We hope your travels will bring you back in the future.

Ocean View, Delaware
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Want a great spot that is out of the way but very special. Stop here. Great rooms with amenities and a great restaurant with great service. Want no more - this's your place. The special desserts were beyond and highly chocolate oriented.

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Thank you for joining us and your review. We are glad you found us and enjoyed.

Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewed 30 November 2016

I recently stayed at this resort for my anniversary. I had never visited the Outer Banks and the resort was exactly what I had hoped for. The property had beach charm of days long gone but with modern touch. The buildings and grounds were very well maintained. Since it was off season it was as if we had the entire...

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We are glad you decided to visit the Outer Banks and selected to stay with us. Thank you for sharing your experience with other travelers. Happy Anniversary.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At the Sanderling Resort, casually elegant first-class amenities blend seamlessly with the spectacular landscape to foster connection and renewal. Offering magnificent views of both the Atlantic Ocean and the Currituck Sound, our guests have the same unique opportunity to admire both a sunrise and sunset - both over water. The Resort's guestrooms with their oversized bathrooms and generous decks, are a perfect complement to the quality of the natural setting, while our acclaimed spa and pools provide both unparalleled serenity at the tranquility pool, or a boisterous family environment at the Resort pool. The Resort's renowned restaurants offer the finest dining on the Outer Banks, with perfectly prepared and presented fresh coastal cuisine and a choice of venues to match the time of day, the season and your mood. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sanderling Resort

Address: 1461 Duck Road, Duck, NC 27949-4635
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Duck
Price Range: €141 - €456 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sanderling Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 95
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“South side is quieter.It has an elevator. No views of beach from any rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles marta_mil, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Beautiful location”
 of 5 bubbles ArianaM494, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for rooms not blocked for sunrise by the sandbar building.”
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 of 5 bubbles Hdtoth, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The resort has many restaurants, but we went across the street and dined at the Paper Canoe (open seasonally & more affordable).”
 of 5 bubbles loconnor0526, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ocean and sound views, you really cant go wrong!”
 of 5 bubbles jaymehfoud, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
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