Sanderling Resort

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On the beach, sun loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Indoor pool, 2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas
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Overview of Sanderling Resort

Sanderling Resort

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

9,0/10 Superb

391 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
1461 Duck Rd, Kitty Hawk, NC, 27949
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping once per stay
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • 2 outdoor pools and indoor pool
  • 2 spa tubs
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness center
  • Steam room
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Massage/treatment rooms
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Cable/satellite TV service
  • Laundry service
  • Elevator

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach

Getting around

  • Manteo, NC (MEO-Dare County Regional) - 58 min drive
  • Norfolk Intl. Airport (ORF) - 110 min drive

About this property

Sanderling Resort

4-star resort
A hair salon, a fireplace in the lobby, and a bar are just a few of the amenities provided at Sanderling Resort. This resort is a great place to bask in the sun with a beachfront location, sun loungers, and beach umbrellas. For some rest and relaxation, visit the steam room or 2 hot tubs, and indulge in a body treatment, a body scrub, or a massage. The onsite restaurant, Lifesaving Station, features local cuisine. Yoga classes are offered at the gym; other things to do include kayaking, beach yoga, and surfing/body boarding. Free in-room WiFi and a business center are available to all guests.
Additional perks include:
  • 2 outdoor pools and an indoor pool, with pool umbrellas
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), an electric car charging station, and a front desk safe
  • Express check-out, a gift shop, and a vending machine
  • Wedding services, an elevator, and massage treatment rooms
  • Guest reviews speak well of the pool and central location
Room features
All guestrooms at Sanderling Resort have perks such as air conditioning and bathrobes, as well as amenities like free WiFi and safes.
Other amenities include:
  • Heating and ceiling fans
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding and free cribs/infant beds
  • Bathrooms with designer toiletries and showers
  • 27-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Mini fridges, limited housekeeping, and phones


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/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning

Social distancing

Contactless check-in 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 sanitizer 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 - anytime
  • Express check-in/out
  • 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


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite parking available only 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

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Children's menu

What to do

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

Working away

  • Business center
  • 4 meeting rooms
  • Conference center


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


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


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Stair-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
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

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

Freshen up

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

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Mini-fridge


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

Special features


Lifesaving Station - This restaurant specializes 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 specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch and light fare. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Open select 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 center 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

  • Breakfast costs between USD 5 and USD 20 per person (approximately)


  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite 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; guestroom 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 sanitizer; 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

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

Also known as

Sanderling Resort Duck
Sanderling Duck
Sanderling Resort
Sanderling Resort Duck
Sanderling Hotel Duck
Sanderling Resort Duck, NC - Outer Banks
The Sanderling
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 to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Sanderling Resort?
As of 25 September 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Sanderling Resort on 23 October 2022 start from R6 772, 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 sanitizer, 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 check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Sanderling Resort and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like kayaking, surfing, and beach yoga. Additional recreation onsite includes yoga. Enjoy a relaxing soak in one of the 2 spa 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 alfresco 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).

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/10 Fair

Great location, disappointing accommodation
Hotel is old, rundown and in desperate need of a facelift
matthew, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

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
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Would stay again
Enjoyed everything about the Sanderling Inn. All employees were professional and courteous. Room was nicely appointed, clean and in good condition.
1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

richard g, 6-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Maureen, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Daryl, 2-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

6/10 Good

Disappointing - not as elegant as it once was.
The stay was disappointing . It has fallen from high standards of the past. It looks tired and worn . The room had a bad odor but we were moved to a more comfortable one.
3-night trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

The area of Duck was beautiful and we would definitely return. We booked the hotel last minute and the room was $600 for the night. As you would image we were expecting it to be pretty special, as there were plenty of other much lower cost rooms available in the areas. On check in at 3:15pm the room was not ready so we left our bags at reception and went to have a look around Duck. When we came back we collected our bags and carried them up to the room, I thought maybe they may have been taken to the room as we have experienced at other high end hotels but they had not. The room as nice enough, the door the bathroom was stuck and I managed to unjam it, most of the tiles in the bathroom were cracked and air conditioner sounded like it was going to take off. I booked a room with an ocean view which was disappointing, technically you can see the ocean when you look past the car park, road and restaurant across the road, but it was not as we hoped. There was no water left in the room and when we called reception to ask for some we were told that they could not bring any up, if we wanted to go and collect some we could. Overall this resort was not good value for money, I think on reflection the high cost was a result of having to pay an inflated price because of booking last minute rather than paying for a high quality experience. I would not have made any comment on the items above if we payed $200-$300 per night but we were expecting more for $600.
Simon, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Well-maintained, excellent location and beautiful views
Amine, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

In all fairness the weather was so bad, most food and fun options were closed. Room did not have comfort usually found in Spa/ Resort Properties. Without comfortable chairs in room fire in sitting would have been nice.
Linda V, 3-night romance trip
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