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“Fall Break” 4 of 5 stars
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Sea Ranch Resort
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1731 N. Virginia Dare Trail, PO Box 325, Kill Devil Hills, NC   |  
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Ranked #1 of 19 hotels in Kill Devil Hills
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“Fall Break”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

We really enjoyed our time there. We are planning on going back in spring.

The breakfast was confusing. Book in room states a buffet and there was no breakfast buffet or even an opportunity to order something only a continental buffet which is fine but should be stated at checkin.

Additional mirror in room is recommended, only location is in the bathroom.

Room clean! Balcony GREAT!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Sea Ranch R, General Manager at Sea Ranch Resort, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Thanks for taking time to review! We apologize for the confusion with breakfast - breakfast hours and menu are seasonal and in the off-season we offer our guests a complimentary continental breakfast. We hope that you will return to the Sea Ranch Resort your next trip to Kill Devil Hills!
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I spent three nights at the Sea Ranch Resort for our 10th wedding anniversary. We had an oceanfront room with a private balcony. We were right on the beach, we could watch the dolphins and sun rises from our balcony while we had coffee. The room was clean and nicely decorated. It is in a great location so you can get north to Duck and Corolla or south to Nags Head or Hatteras. It was very affordable. I was nervous when making the reservation because it wasn't a "name brand" hotel but I'm so glad we did. The staff was friendly and I can't imagine I better place to stay. We are very pleased and we can't wait to stay again next time.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sea Ranch R, General Manager at Sea Ranch Resort, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
FIRST...Happy Anniversary! We are so glad that we could be a part of such a special time for you! Thanks for taking the time to review and we look forward to having you back at the Sea Ranch Resort very soon!
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Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Loved this place! Second floor room with ocean view, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms & large balcony at fall special rates. Really nice rooms and well stocked kitchen. Staff was very helpful. Will return ASAP!

Room Tip: Second floor or higher for ocean view.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sea Ranch R, General Manager at Sea Ranch Resort, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Thanks for reviewing us on Trip Advisor! Happy to hear that you enjoyed the two bedroom/two bath suites. All the conveniences of home...OCEANFRONT. Keep in touch for specials and packages that we are offering and we hope to see you again soon!
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

I booked Sea Ranch for two nights October 12th & 13th for our anniversary. We have never been to the Outer Banks so I was not sure what to expect. Booked thru Booking.Com and at check in we asked about the breakfast that was included. They told us they did do that anymore. I showed them my paperwork and the ladies quickly honored it. Thank you ladies. By the way breakfast was very good! Now on to the room .It was on the top floor (5th) and such an awesome view of the ocean. The one night we had the door open and listen to the ocean all night. The room was very clean and the maid came while we were there and I told her what time we were going out and she was very accomodating about coming back.Which she did. Also had a small bar and a musician. We will definitely go back.

Room Tip: The Jolly Roger is in walking distance and they have food specials .Of course the theme is pirates w...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sea Ranch R, General Manager at Sea Ranch Resort, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Thanks for taking time to review us on Trip Advisor and we are so glad we could be a part of your anniversary! We hope that you will come back and enjoy that 5th floor view and ocean breeze again soon!
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Gibsonville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Not a bad place for the money. Room was nice and very close to ocean. We were in a ocean front room on the fourth floor great view. Resturant was pretty good and bar wasn't bad a little expensive but on par with the area. Overall would stay there again if in area.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sea Ranch R, General Manager at Sea Ranch Resort, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Thanks for your review, we hope that you will re-visit us in the future! Stay in touch for special promotions and packages!
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012 via mobile

Wish we booked in advance to get king room with ocean view as it has a sofa for additional seating. But our room with 2 queens is very nice. Love hearing sounds of waves from our room/balcony and to be right on the beach. Helpful staff. Great fall special rates.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sea Ranch R, General Manager at Sea Ranch Resort, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Fall is such a great time to visit the Outer Banks! We are glad that you found your room comfortable and a good value! If we can assist you planning your next stay in a king oceanfront room, please feel free to contact us! Thanks for taking the time to review!
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Powhatan, Virginia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

The hotel staffing is incredible. We had car trouble when we fist arrived and Mary Ann the manager was so helpful; even though car was a problem the staff helped us in everyway so we still had fun and gave us late checkout. The bartender at the cafe Garrett mixed our drinks extra special to ease up the anxiety of no car and the food was great on the beachside cafe so close you could touch the sand

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sea Ranch R, General Manager at Sea Ranch Resort, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Sorry to hear that you had car trouble during your trip...but so happy to hear that the staff here was able to put you at ease and help you start your vacation the right way! Thanks do much for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor and we hope to see you your next visit to the Outer Banks!
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Additional Information about Sea Ranch Resort

Address: 1731 N. Virginia Dare Trail, PO Box 325, Kill Devil Hills, NC
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Kill Devil Hills
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Kill Devil Hills
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kill Devil Hills
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kill Devil Hills
#5 Business Hotel in Kill Devil Hills
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Sea Ranch Resort 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy the recently renovated room accommodations that reflect a coastal color palette and modern room finishes that will create a relaxing and comfortable space for your stay. Convenient on-site amenities include an enclosed heated pool, new fitness center and game room, outside picnic area and grill. The Sea Ranch also welcomes you to our oceanfront restaurant, the Beachside Bistro, which offers a delightful menu with a focus on American Coastal Cuisine. Join us for in the dining room or on our deck where you can soak in the beautiful ocean view! Beachfront Resort: All rooms in the beachfront resort and oceanside lodge offer: microwaves, refrigerators, Cable TV and Internet. Oceanfront Suites: We now offer 2 BR / 2 Bath fully equipped, condo style suites. Each suite offers a full kitchen, washer & dryer and living room with a sleeper sofa! Minimum of a 3 night stay required in season. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sea Ranch Hotel Kill Devil Hills
Sea Hotel Kill Devil Hills
Sea Ranch Resort Outer Banks, NC - Kill Devil Hills

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