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Sanderling Resort

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Aerial view
On the beach, sun-loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Indoor pool, 2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas
View from room

Overview of Sanderling Resort

Sanderling Resort

4.0 star property
Kitty Hawk beachfront resort with 2 outdoor pools, restaurant

9.0/10 Superb

400 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • 24/7 front desk
1461 Duck Rd, Kitty Hawk, NC, 27949

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach

Getting around

  • Manteo, NC (MEO-Dare County Regional) - 53 min drive
  • Norfolk, VA (ORF-Norfolk Intl.) - 110 min drive


  • The Paper Canoe - 2 min walk
  • Sunset Grille & Raw Bar - 7 min drive
  • Duck Deli - 7 min drive
  • Metropolis - 8 min drive
  • The Blue Point - 8 min drive

About this property

Sanderling Resort

At Sanderling Resort, you can spend time at the beach enjoying beach umbrellas, yoga and sunloungers, plus you'll have access to on-site surfing/body boarding and kayaking. Guests can splash around at the 2 outdoor pools and indoor pool, and those in the mood for pampering can indulge in deep-tissue massages, body wraps and facials. Lifesaving Station serves local cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This upmarket resort also features a bar/lounge, a fitness centre and a steam room. Fellow travellers say good things about the pool and central location.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 120 units
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 4 PM until anytime
  • Express check-out available
  • Minimum check-in age – 21
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • On-site parking only available on request
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Beach yoga
  • Kayaking
  • Surfing/body boarding
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Skydiving nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • 4 meeting rooms
  • Conference centre


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry service
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Wedding services
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 3 buildings/towers
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Communal living room
  • Fitness centre
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • An indoor pool
  • 2 hot tubs
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room


  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Pool access ramp on site


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • IPod docking station
  • 27-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Ceiling fan
  • Dressing gowns
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Alarm clock
  • Free cot/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Mini fridge


  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • In-room safe

Special features


Lifesaving Station – This restaurant specialises in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.
Sandbar – Overlooking the pool, this restaurant specialises in American cuisine and serves lunch and light fare. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Open selected days.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Resort fee: USD 43.91 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee inclusions:
    • Pool access
    • Spa access (may be limited)
    • Beach access
    • Beach loungers
    • Beach towels
    • Health club access
    • Fitness centre access
    • Fitness/yoga classes
    • Internet access (may be limited)
    • Phone calls (may be limited)
    • In-room safe
    • Concierge service
    • Self-parking
    • Parking
    • Housekeeping
    • Additional inclusions
This property charges a resort fee of USD 15 from November 1 to April 30 and USD 30 from May 1 to October 31.

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 5 to 20 per person


  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve on-site parking

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Guests under 21 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or fitness facility
  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
<p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.</p> <p>Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p> <p>This property reserves the right to pre-authorise the guest's credit card prior to arrival. </p>

Also known as

Sanderling Resort Duck
Sanderling Resort
Sanderling Duck
Sanderling Hotel Duck
The Sanderling
Sanderling Resort Duck, NC - Outer Banks
Sanderling Resort Duck
The Sanderling
Sanderling Resort Resort
Sanderling Resort Kitty Hawk
Sanderling Resort Resort Kitty Hawk

Frequently asked questions

Does Sanderling Resort offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Sanderling Resort does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Sanderling Resort?
As of 4 February 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Sanderling Resort on 5 February 2023 start from €208, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Sanderling Resort?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Sanderling Resort?
Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools and an indoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Sanderling Resort?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Sanderling Resort?
You can check in from 4 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Express check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Sanderling Resort and nearby?
Have fun with on-site activities such as kayaking, surfing and beach yoga. Additional recreation on-site includes yoga. Enjoy a relaxing soak in one of the 2 hot tubs and an invigorating swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools. Sanderling Resort also has an indoor pool and a steam room.
Are there restaurants at or near Sanderling Resort?
Yes, Lifesaving Station offers al fresco dining, local cuisine and pool views. Nearby restaurants include Sunset Grille & Raw Bar (3.5 mi), Duck Deli (3.9 mi) and The Blue Point (3.9 mi).
What's the area around Sanderling Resort like?
Sanderling Resort is on Outer Banks Beaches, and a short 2-minute walk from The Sanderling Spa. The local area is central and popular for its beaches.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Margaret, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Everything works
Richard L, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The internet wasn't great when I was there. If someone thought - I could do some work while still taking time for a vacation, you might encounter some problems. Also, the window in my room had a crack in it. Other than that it was a very nice property with a lot to do around it.
Jennie, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Loud band first night. Property run down. Hole in window screen so bigs in room. Narrow beach. Oceanfront room not actually oceanfront, more ocean view so false advertising.
Haroutoun, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Kathleen, 2-night romance trip
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4/10 Fair

Great location, disappointing accommodation
Hotel is old, rundown and in desperate need of a facelift
matthew, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Great resort in OBX
The condition of the property is a little run down, but the service makes up for it. For the price, the property could do a little more in terms of cleaning cobwebs from the balconies, ensure lights in the room are dusted, and clean the mold off the bathroom ceiling. The room was clean, but there were some minor misses to take this to the next level. The room furnishings could use a minor makeover. Service was stellar from the front desk, bars, beach attendants, and restaurants. Do try the food at Kimball's Kitchen. It was amazing! We had a table reservation there, but opted to sit at the bar since we arrived early. I always find bar service to be more attentive than table service unless the bar is packed.
Hoaitrinh, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Really lovely resort in a lovely beach town. Great pools and beach access. Would recommend!
lindsay, 3-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Too many stairs for older people. Mediocre outdoor facilities, no ocean view from pools or restaurants. Restaurants (especially Life Saving Station) are extremely overpriced for the poor to mediocre food. The staff was very friendly and accommodating throughout the resort. The spa was nice but it was very hard to get appointments when you want them. I’ve been vacationing in the Outer Banks my whole life and have never been impressed with The Sanderling but just wanted a short last minute trip and decided to give it another try - will not go back.
Cynthia, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Linda, 1-night trip
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