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Sanderling Resort

1461 Duck Road | Duck, NC 27949-4635  [SEE MAP]Duck, NC  [SEE ADDRESS]

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This resort has three pools, including an adults-only tranquility pool
A daily resort fee applies
Known for its beachy, romantic feel, the Outer Banks has been drawing travelers to the shores of North Carolina for quite some time. Sanderling Resort's expansive oceanfront property encompasses all of those OBX allures with its tranquil setting, charming decor and ample activities. The resort's location in Duck – between the Atlantic Ocean and the Currituck Sound – means views of the water are available from nearly every room. Inside your room, you'll find a minifridge, a marble bathroom, a flat-screen TV and a private balcony. But with an award-winning spa, an adjacent beach and three pools (one kid-friendly, one adults-only and one indoor), it's unlikely that you'll want to spend much time in your room. What's more, the on-site restaurants offer a variety of cuisine options – from steak and seafood to casual burgers and sandwiches to wintertime s'mores toasted over an outdoor fire pit. These amenities and accommodations do, however, come attatched to a daily resort fee.
Duck, NC
Hotel Class
Property Type
Resort, 120 rooms
Primary View
Sound, Ocean
Traditional, Opulent



  • 4.0Hotel Class


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Critic Reviews

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Expect Outer Banks architecture like cedar-shake siding at this beachfront retreat where the location alone makes it an ideal getaway. Accommodations, which were recently refreshed, are airy and chic—think sand-colored linen headboards, warm wood floors, and the occasional in-suite fireplace—and are spread throughout three inns.



A former hunting lodge turned beach resort, Sanderling Resort is nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and Currituck Sound, just steps from the beach, in North Carolina’s Outer Banks.


There's a lot to do here, with pools, a fitness center, spa, water sports, fire pits, live music and on-site dining.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 1235 have reviewed the Sanderling Resort, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1235 reviews 4.5 (based on 1235 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Spread throughout three buildings – including the north inn, the beach house and the south inn – guest rooms at the resort are furnished with understated, elegant beach decor. Amenities include flat-screen TVs, furnished balconies and a chenille lounge chair or sleeper sofa. The property also features five beach houses that can sleep up to 16. Daily resort fee includes Wi-Fi access, parking, indoor pool use, beach chairs, daily newspapers and fitness center access
  • $30 daily resort fee from May 1 to Oct. 31; $15 daily from November 1 to April 30
  • Rooms offer ocean or sound views
Nightly resort fee$16.91

Standard room size350 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Sanderling Resort is a 13-acre beachside property in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Set between the Atlantic Ocean and Currituck Sound, the resort features panoramic views of both sunrises and sunsets. The resort is located in the town of Duck and offers easy access to the nearby towns of Kitty Hawk and Nags Head.
  • Daily resort fee includes parking
  • Located 86 miles southeast of Norfolk International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


The Sanderling Resort offers multiple on-site dining options, including Kimball’s Kitchen, an upscale steak and seafood house with a raw bar. The Lifesaving Station serves contemporary Carolina coastal cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also, the Sandbar offers seasonal beachfront and poolside food and beverage service.
  • The Beach House Lobby Bar serves a continental breakfast and provides a full bar service

Number of restaurants3

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The resort offers three pools. The Tranquility Pool is an adults-only lap pool with chaise lounges and secluded sitting areas, along with a whirlpool. The Resort Pool sits between the beach and the north wing, and it offers poolside food and beverage service, plus a large hot tub. There’s also an indoor lap pool with movable partitions to allow for natural breezes during warmer months.
  • Indoor pool is open year-round
  • Large oceanfront beach with a variety of water activities available
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The Spa at Sanderling is a 6,000-square-foot facility. Featuring treatments inspired by the sea, the spa offers a full range of services including massages, facials and body treatments. There is also a full-service salon.
  • Relaxation solarium with lunch service
  • Private eucalyptus steam room

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


The property is a family-friendly resort with beach and pool activities everywhere. The resort also offers a family fun kids package featuring town and resort activities designed for the whole family.
    • Kids Club
    • Free Kids Club
    • Fee for Kids Club
    • Cribs
    • High Chairs


    The Sanderling Resort has an indoor pool and a fitness center. Situated in the north wing, the fitness facility has cardio machines and strength-training equipment.
    • Fitness center hours are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • On-site staff can assist with outdoor recreation planning
    • Sunrise yoga classes offered from May to October
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


    The Sanderling Resort offers indoor and outdoor venues for business meetings and events. There is a conference center with a boardroom, along with an Event House and the Soundside Pavillion that overlooks the sound. Meeting rooms include ergonomic chairs, adjustable lighting and sound systems.
    • On-site banquet staff can assist with venue and catering plans
    • Outdoor spaces with fire pits available

    Number of meeting rooms6

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available


    Both indoor and outdoor venues are available at the resort for wedding ceremonies and events. There is also an on-site wedding coordinator available to assist with custom menu catering, venue setup and additional planning. A variety of venues are available, including the beach, the Event Lawn and the Soundside Pavillion, which offers a private dock and gazebo, and can accommodate up to 180 guests.
    • Spa and salon packages available
    • Hotel can accommodate rehearsal dinners and brunches

    Maximum wedding guest capacity180

    • Hotel hosts weddings
    • Outdoor space for weddings
    • Wedding planners available

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