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“winter get away from the snow” 4 of 5 stars
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Sea Ranch Resort
Ranked #1 of 19 Hotels in Kill Devil Hills
Certificate of Excellence
Akron, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“winter get away from the snow”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

the staff welcomed my wife and i early feb 1. we had driven all night and was early to the resort. without hesitation they allowed us up to our room. the room was very clean and large. from the window we could watch the ocean and sunrise each morning. the weather was cool but sunny. any questions about the attactions or area was answered by the staff. the staff also directed us to unknowed sites. we are already planning our next trip to the sea ranch this fall. thank you

Room Tip: top floor oceanside best views
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank christine r
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Sea Ranch R, General Manager at Sea Ranch Resort, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review! Happy to hear that you had such a great trip and that we helped make it more enjoyable for you! We look forward to seeing you back this fall!
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Columbia, Maryland
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

First trip to the outer banks. All rooms face the sea, easy beach access. Wonderful staff. They recommended the one good place to eat sea food that was open (we went off season) even though they have a restaurant in house. Will stay here when we visit next time

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Prashanth A
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Sea Ranch R, General Manager at Sea Ranch Resort, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
Thanks for sharing your review on TripAdvisor! Our restaurant is closed for the season but will re-open in March! We hope you will come back and visit the Outer Banks very soon!
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Stallings, North Carolina
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25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Decided we needed a change of scenery for New Years. Sea Ranch Resort was a good fit with the 2 BR Suites they offer. Oceanfront with a glass balcony made it nice considering the cold temps. Staff was very helpful resolving issues with the television (Charter Cable is horrible). They provided extra towels without asking. The only negative was that the pool (although indoor) was not open.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank CUTLGTN
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Sea Ranch R, General Manager at Sea Ranch Resort, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
Thank you for sharing your New Year's trip! Our pool will re-open in March and we hope that you can make it back to enjoy it!
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new orleans
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52 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

My family and I just returned from a stay in one of the two bedroom, two bath oceanfront suites. The location was perfect as we were right on the beach with an ocean view. These are more like condos or apartments with full kitchens including washer and dryer. The living room and master bedrooms have access via sliding door to the glass enclosed porch which overlooks the Atlantic and the beach. There were windows that could be opened if you liked, but it was cold and we could hear the ocean waves just fine with the sliding doors open.

The furniture is basic and not very fancy, but provided a comfortable living room sofa and reading chair with ottoman. The dining room table sat six with plenty of room plus there were bar stools for the eating bar. The bedding wasn't the fanciest or highest thread count, but for the price and location I think it was sufficient. I think they could invest in some nice solid colored duvets to update the bedrooms a bit. The master bath seemed to have been updated and was roomy. The other bathroom had an older blue tub from the 60s or 70s with older hardware. Our daughter liked to use our tub in the master bath instead.

There was a continental breakfast provided, but we ended up eating at the Jolly Roger down the street instead. We also bought some food at the local grocery, Harris Teeter, and enjoyed some meals in our room. If you like coffee in your room, you should bring your own filters, coffee etc. as there was no started set provided. Otherwise the kitchen was fully stocked with dishes, glassware, pots, pans, can opener, toaster , blender and microwave.

There is a nice enclosed pool, but it was closed during our visit probably due to low occupancy during the winter.

The staff was wonderful and very helpful. They always had great suggestions for sightseeing, dining or shopping.

We managed to see a lot of historic sites on this visit and found everything to be easily accessible from this hotel's location.

Room Tip: I would suggest a two bedroom, two bath on the beach on a higher floor. I bet the lower locations ge...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank zoesmom2
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Sea Ranch R, General Manager at Sea Ranch Resort, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
Sounds like you had a great trip! Thanks for taking the time to leave your compliments and suggestions! We look forward to having you back in 2013!
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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364 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

We visit this facility several times a year - just returned from dual Christmas and New Year (the latter combined with a great New Year's Eve party at the Jolly Roger restaurant just down the road, a quaint and very friendly place that appears to be always open). We are planning to return for my upcoming birthday in February. Barbara Gusler, Sea Ranch's General Manager, and her staff are engaging, accommodating and always available 24/7. Sorry that their excellent restaurant and bar are closed for the season. We love this retreat and consider it our second home.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank tfig218
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Sea Ranch R, General Manager at Sea Ranch Resort, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
Thanks for all the kind words! See you in a few weeks!
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Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

This is a nice place right on the beach. It is clean and well-maintained. The staff is helpful and pleasant. The only criticism I have is about the restaurant. Workers were cursing loudly in the kitchen and we had a lengthy wait for our food. We will absolutely stay there again soon...we will just eat somewhere else.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank astotsenberg
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Sea Ranch R, General Manager at Sea Ranch Resort, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay in a two bedroom oceanfront suite. I apologize on the Bistro's behalf for the experience you had while dining during your stay. We will be sure to address our staff with your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments and we look forward to your return in 2013!
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Jeffersonton, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

The room was great, and wow what a great price. We stay here every time we come down when it is just a few days. On the beach, easy access to everything. We walked for hours! The room was claen and easy to get to.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Joyce1053
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Sea Ranch R, General Manager at Sea Ranch Resort, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
Thanks so much for your review! Glad to hear that you enjoyed another getaway here at the Sea Ranch and we look forward to your return!
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Property: Sea Ranch Resort
Address: 1731 N Virginia Dare Trl, PO Box 325, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-7940
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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 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kill Devil Hills
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kill Devil Hills
#2 Family Hotel in Kill Devil Hills
#2 Business Hotel in Kill Devil Hills
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Sea Ranch Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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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