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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
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 07/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


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 Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Children's television networks
Electric vehicle charging station
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Adult pool
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Saltwater pool
Fence around pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Poolside bar
Board games / puzzles
Kids pool
Highchairs available
Business Center 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
Interconnected rooms available
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
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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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Bill H wrote a review Nov 2021
Key West, Florida1 contribution
I haven’t wasted this much money in a long time. After a $180 food bill we moved to the bar. The bartender was pathetic. After waiting patiently then finally asking for a simple bottle of beer the guy still wanted us to wait while he furiously fixed drinks for the diners. We drove 2 miles south and found a great place that was fairly priced. Never ever going here again. Pathetic service is a 1 strike and you’re out for us.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Property Management, General Manager at Sanderling Resort
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello Bill, thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. We are sorry to hear that you had this experience during your stay with us. This certainly doesn't measure up to the standard we strive to provide our guests and will be shared with our leadership to address. We hope you give us another chance in the future.
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vmsail wrote a review Jun 2021
Dixon, California2 contributions4 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
I have never been to the Outer Banks and I finally was able to go and stay at the Sanderling Resort. We had a junior suite with a sound view and it was fabulous! There was plenty of space with a table, sofa bed and a fireplace. The bathroom was luxurious and very spacious. The private beach was so nice. There were beach chairs and umbrellas set up for the guests to enjoy. I loved the fact that there was a family pool and an adult only pool which was nice and quiet. The front desk managers Sierra and Matthew did a great job making sure that we had everything we needed. Dalen was our favorite bell hop. So nice and gracious. Overall a peaceful and relaxing getaway that was well worth it. We will definitely be coming back!
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Date of stay: June 2021
2 Helpful votes
Response from Property Management , General Manager at Sanderling Resort
Responded Jul 21, 2021
We are thrilled to read this review and learn what a great time you had with us here at Sanderling. It is a pleasure to know how much you enjoyed our spacious accommodations, private beach and wide variety of amenities. We especially appreciate your comments about Dalen, Sierra and Matthew. We always want to provide the best experience possible for our guests and we are happy they left you with a great impression. We look forward to welcoming you again!
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ktk002 wrote a review Nov 2021
Kannapolis, North Carolina42 contributions31 helpful votes
This is our first trip to the Outer Banks and I have read about 5 star The Sanderling resort in several travel mags/articles over the years. We traveled here in the off season for 3 nights and our rate was around $250/nt. It is a lovely property with a very kind staff in North Duck..........just not quite a 5 for me based on other 5 star resorts we have stayed in over the years. Upon arrival we made our way up 3 small flights of stairs with luggage (no ramp in front) and hands full of stuff (probably should have left our things in the car and determined where we would be) because the resort is large with several different buildings. Once in the lobby there were 2 kind team members at the front desk with only one guest at the desk. I would have hoped one of them might have noticed us arriving and making our way up the steps to offer assistance and at the least just opened the door. We were placed in a King deluxe garden/pool view South building which is what I booked. I nicely requested an upgrade to an oceanview which they indicated it would be an up charge. When I respectfully asked for a complimentary upgrade, the lovely desk team member indicated they were booked. There were literally 25 cars in the entire lot? They did give us 2 nice aluminum refillable water bottles at check in. I would have preferred a comp upgrade honestly and I have about 12 of these bottles at home. Tip in the off season in the OBX, many restaurants are closed for the season, and only one resort restaurant was open for the off season here, Lifesaving station........good meal , slow service, and pricey which you would expect at a resort. Another 4 star not 5 issue was still no room cleaning offered "due to Covid". However, no mask requirement at this property? Cleaning was probably a staffing and cost issue I assume. I stayed at a basic Hampton Inn in Wilmington 2 weeks ago and even they were offering daily cleaning service. They did indicate we could come to the front desk and get extra towels and toiletries as needed. Lastly, you can tell this is their off season as our frig and TV were unplugged in the room so upon arrival I had to maneuver behind the credenza to plug these in and wait several hours to chill the wine I brought. The room and property are very clean overall and it was very quiet for a goods night rest. Bed was comfy also. I would return to The Sanderling next year but probably not pay over the $250 rate based on our experience.
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Date of stay: November 2021
Room Tip: south building room 218 no ocean view
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Response from Property Management, General Manager at Sanderling Resort
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are happy to hear you had a positive experience with our staff and enjoyed a clean and comfy room. As for your other feedback, we have shared all of it with our leadership in order to ensure a wonderful guest experience. Hope to see you again soon for another stay!
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HereThereEverywhereG wrote a review Nov 2021
1 contribution
Went to Sanderling in AUG 2021, and despite being shorthanded, the stay was great. All of the activities one needs were available, with the exception of dining options which closed at 9pm, and that is the only reason for four stars and not five stars. Resort was clean, staff maintained mask protocol and the resorts was lovely. Hope to be back next year.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Response from Property Management, General Manager at Sanderling Resort
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello! Thank you so much for leaving a review. We are so glad you enjoyed our staff, activities and our resort. We hope to see you again soon for another stay!
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bisignani720 wrote a review Oct 2021
New Bern, North Carolina1 contribution
My husband and I spent our honeymoon at the Sanderling and have continued to celebrate the special anniversary years there, this year was our 28th. Not a special year in general but, we decided to celebrate it in a special way none the less. It continues to that special place on the outer banks. Everything was perfect(by realistic standards) and the staff was outstanding. In this time of COVID with everyone short staffed, you didn’t see anyone there unhappy and completed their shifts seamlessly. This was the key to the magical celebration! Gina and Glenn B.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Response from Property Management, General Manager at Sanderling Resort
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello! Thank you for leaving this kind review and Happy 28th Anniversary! We are so elated to hear you and your husband enjoyed your honeymoon and that The Sanderling was able to make your anniversary special. We hope to see you again soon for another visit.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sanderling Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Sanderling Resort?
Nearby attractions include Duck Town Boardwalk (4.0 miles), Local Color - Painting Parties & Fine Art (4.2 miles), and Scarborough Lane Shoppes (4.4 miles).
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 center, and locker rooms available in the fitness center 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 center, 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 inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.