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1461 Duck Road, Duck, NC 27949-4635
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 02/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 02/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Children's television networks
Electric vehicle charging station
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Adult pool
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Saltwater pool
Fence around pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Poolside bar
Board games / puzzles
Kids pool
Highchairs available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Neck massage
Steam room
Waxing services
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Dining area
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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LPWit wrote a review Today
Midlothian, Virginia1 contribution
We visited Sanderling and were shocked at the lack of service and amenities. No elevator! No Bell service. (Staff saw us struggling with bags & did help us) No coffee pot in room. No air conditioning!!! Thermostat was locked and our room got up to 78 degrees. Couldn’t open windows as they were painted shut. The staff was great & friendly. There just wasn’t much of it. Two people at reception. One bartended when the bar (that seated 5) when it was open. The restaurant had great food, but limited selections. The wait staff was untrained but did ok. We had a great time. Loved meeting the staff from the Mustang rescue & learning about the horses. Probably will not return, but made best of our time there. Loved the location & enjoyed a lot of Duck, NC!
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Date of stay: April 2021
Peyton L wrote a review Oct 2020
9 contributions2 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
My husband and I had not traveled anywhere in over six months and we were so happy with our experience at Sanderling. We are seniors and safety was very important to us. The resort went out of its way to make sure that every caution was put in place. There was no one in our room the night before we arrived. All the staff wore masks and were kind and attentive. It seemed to us that only about half of the rooms were actually occupied during the four nights we were there. So we were able to completely relax and enjoy our ocean view. We were on the third floor and although no one was available to help us with our bags, the elevator was always available and we never had to share it with anyone. We only ate in the restaurant once and the rest of the time we carried our food to our rooms. We left our trash outside our door and it was swiftly removed. It was a magic time to be at the beach, few folks outside and all was well. We highly recommend it during these difficult days.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Sleep Quality
2 Helpful votes
Response from Sanderling Management, General Manager at Sanderling Resort
Responded 19 Oct 2020
Thank you for recognizing all the effort we have put into keeping our guests and employees safe during this time. We are glad you enjoyed it and thank you for recommending us.
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jpippy23 wrote a review 5 Apr
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania7 contributions2 helpful votes
I am shocked that more travelers have not commented on the conditions at this resort. Dead bugs are everywhere and I mean EVERYWHERE. They clearly do not make any effort at all to clean them up (as you can see from one of the pics I posted of an outside door). That type of buildup of dead bugs could be found throughout the entire resort our entire stay. While I understand the resort cannot control a bug problem due to the winds, attempting to clean them up and having screens without holes in them would help for a more comfortable environment for guests. Yes, our screen door to the balcony had a huge hole in it. Windows, rugs and some bedding also totally filthy. Every trash can we encountered were overflowing with trash and also never emptied our entire stay. All things that are nonnegotiable for me at $400+ a night. All of that being said, I do see some potential during the warmer months when there are more activities for families and the restaurants are fully opened on the resort. BUT the caveat would be that they need a deep cleaning of everything and new carpet and bedding.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
2 Helpful votes
Response from Property Management , General Manager at Sanderling Resort
Responded yesterday
Hello, Thank you for sharing your experience. It's always our goal to provide a clean, comfortable environment for our Guests to rest, and we sincerely apologize we let you down. We are always looking to make improvements at the resort and have shared your experience and feedback with our team. We hope to welcome you back for a future visit to experience the truly wonderful vacation we strive to deliver.
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justmeinRachacha wrote a review Mar 2021
New York State32 contributions17 helpful votes
What a beautiful place! The Sanderling is in a really nice part of the Outer Banks--up at the north end in an area of top of the line homes and endlessly long, awesome beaches. The resort is exceptionally well maintained, and one feels like they are in a high-class resort, yet it is very comfortable and fun (not stuffy) with firepits for S'mores, pools, lots of beach chairs, restaurant options, and a spa. Everyone is very welcoming and friendly, and they go out of their way to make sure guests have a wonderful experience. We have been here twice and have not been disappointed in any way. Well worth the money for a truly relaxing and heavenly vacation!!
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Date of stay: March 2021
Room Tip: Third floor rooms have the best ocean views; you can see the ocean a bit from 2nd floor but not...
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Response from Property Management , General Manager at Sanderling Resort
Responded 2 weeks ago
We are blown away by your review. This is the experience we strive to provide to our guests. I will be passing along your kind words the staff. Thank you for entrusting us with your vacation and cannot wait to welcome you back to The Sanderling Resort in the future.
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scoop4612 wrote a review Mar 2021
Greeneville, Tennessee283 contributions46 helpful votes
When your name includes the word "Resort," expectations tend to be very high particularly when a 2 night stay (with 3rd night being free) costs $700+. Initial impressions were positive, but things quickly soured . . . when we returned late in day on our first day we discovered room had not been taken care of by housekeeping . . . when we questioned front desk we were told housekeeping was not available for our stay . . . if we needed something, we were told we could request it . . . not what you would expect from a "Resort" . . . the next day before i went for a run, I personally asked front desk personnel if I could receive some new towels and shampoo/conditioner. I was told things would be left outside my door in @30 minutes . . . when I returned 4 hours later, nothing . . . I had to return to front desk to again make my request . . . again, not what you would expect from a "Resort". Room was advertised as, and I am assuming charged as, having an ocean view . . . thankfully we were on the 3rd floor and could "barely" see over the berm for a very disappointing "view" of the ocean . . . view of swimming pool was great . . . . . . again, not what you would expect from a "Resort".
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Date of stay: March 2021
1 Helpful vote
Response from Property Management , General Manager at Sanderling Resort
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for taking time to write an overview of your experience. While some of our close contact services have been modified for the health and safety of both staff and guests, it’s always our aim to provide exceptional service and a relaxing environment. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future to provide the memorable experience we know we can deliver.
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US$196 - US$551 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sanderling Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Sanderling Resort?
Nearby attractions include Duck Town Boardwalk (6.4 km), Scarborough Lane Shoppes (7.0 km), and Corolla Wild Horse Fund Museum and Store (6.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sanderling Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Sanderling Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Sanderling Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Sanderling Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sanderling Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Duck Donuts, Paper Canoe, and The Blue Point.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sanderling Resort?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sanderling Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Sanderling Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does Sanderling Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Sanderling Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.