Stayed here for a couple of nights over Valentine's Day 2023. Weather was surprisingly warm for February. We were some of only a few people staying there. Our room was on the third floor in the South building, with a balcony overlooking the pool, dunes and ocean beyond. Room was large, clean and well-appointed. King-size bed was very comfortable. Bathroom is large, with plenty of towels and a large shower featuring a multi-pattern head and great water pressure. Staff was always very friendly and helpful. We also dined at their on-site restaurant, the Lifesaving Station (Kimball's Kitchen was closed for the season). Our experience was very pleasant, and we enjoyed what would have been a wonderful $100 meal, only it cost $200.
I had heard that the Carolinas were known for their gracious hospitality and pristine, natural beauty, but after spending a week at the Sanderling Resort, the jewel of the Outer Banks, I was totally blown away. Between the breathtaking views in every direction I looked, whether the roaring Atlantic with its rugged, unspoiled coastline, or the gentle, purring Currituck Sound to the charming public and private spaces. The Beach House was a big, homey, cozy retreat; a crackling stone fireplace the focal point of the room that offered classic books to read, games and game tables, and smiling faces everywhere. I also loved my complimentary hot tea and coffee in the mornings in the cheery lobby, and eggnog as a soothing nightcap. The spa was a delight to decompress and invigorate your mind, body, and soul. The organic enzyme facial was sheer delight, while the massage put me in a mellow mood, and worked out all the kinks (great gift shopping too). I enjoyed doing laps in the indoor heated pool and spinning in the gym. Now for the food part. The Life Saving Station Restaurant was a piscivore’s paradise offering fresh and local fish and seafood prepared exquisitely with creative, farm-to table-sides. The service was impeccable, and everyone went above and beyond to make it a special dining experience. A decommissioned life-saving station that rescued boats during treacherous storms during the 1800’s, the eatery is rich with historic glory, and beautifully displayed memorabilia of days gone by. Finally, the rooms were heavenly retreats from the divine mattress and luxurious sheets to the elegant and indulgent bath suite with pampering spa amenities. (Loved the cozy white robe). I can’t wait to return to this hidden treasure. It’s a destination extraordinaire. Words don’t do it justice.…
This resort is beautiful clean wonderful the staff is excellent and the atmosphere is to die for. So many wonderful memories and wonderful places to see. Will definitely be returning. Couldn’t ask for a better experience.
Overpriced room in need of significant renovations. Ridiculous resort fee for parking, Wi-Fi, beach access and “amenities” that were not available due to the time of year. Poor excuse for a “resort”. Pick anyplace else if you are headed to the Outer Banks.
This resort is not worth the money, at all. Their customer service is poor (to date I haven't received a reply on our poor experience) and the location is no better than the Hilton down the street. The upgraded room is right next to their rented out venue that plays music so loud you can't even enjoy your time on the beach. They ruined our honeymoon and we still talk about how overpriced our stay was- do yourself a favor and stay elsewhere.
Stayed here three days. A/C unit in the room was so loud we couldn’t here the tv while it was on..the walls are paper thin, you can here everything the neighbors Are doing. Also out of the three days we were here the carpet cleaners were hired to clean. We had to hear them for hours in the hall and just across from our room. Not worth the 1,000 dollars we paid to stay here. The restaurant serves very small portions of food for the price, and add way to much salt. We found a local spot call cravings down the street where the food was way better. I will not be wasting another dime coming back here. I’ll talk my money and go to a vrbo instead.
#1 asset is DWIGHT! He was so personable, kind, patient, made great drinks. You have a great ambassador to your brand. Amazing location, we set up base camp here and did the 4x4 beaches in Corolla, went south for food in Duck and Kitty Hawk. Just an overall great weekend!
Stayed in one of the Sanderling’s houses. Very noisy and the HVAC did not work properly even after a service call. Sanderling refused to make good on a free night of you satay was three or more. We stayed six nights! Staff is indifferent. Restaurant Lifesaving Station was expensive and mediocre
Had a wonderful week marred by an Exceptionally rude staff experience at their restaurant. What was worse , several attempts and requests to have the issue addressed following our trip were not responded to in any way by senior management. Makes me wonder. Otherwise would be a 4.5 rating.
I will preface this by saying I was hesitant about making reservations after seeing some of reviews from this summer. But many of the reviews were ridiculous. This resort was PERFECT in every way. The adult pool had very comfy lounge chairs. No extras for beach chairs or umbrellas which were plentiful on the beach. Everyone friendly and personable. Complimentary coffee and tea every morning. Ocean front king was just that. Very Comfy bed. We will be back!
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