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“Vacatin/Fishing Trip”
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Sea Ranch Resort
Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in Kill Devil Hills
Certificate of Excellence
Oak City
1 review
“Vacatin/Fishing Trip”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

Me and my husband would like to thank Mary Anne and the rest of the staff for such a wonderful greeting in this lovely resort. The rooms were very, very clean and large and there was not a whole lot of noise in the resort. Thanks again to Mary Anne and her staff.

Room Tip: I believe that any room you chose you will be very happy with it.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Fannie S
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Sea Ranch R, General Manager at Sea Ranch Resort, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
Thank you for your review! I am always happy to see guests make a special mention of the staff that helped make their trip such a great experience! I will be sure to pass all of you comments along and we hope that you will come back and visit the Sea Ranch your next trip to the OBX!
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

My boyfriend and I booked a room on the fall special they were running. The hotel was beautiful and clean and it was extremely close to the ocean. Our room was large and the bed comfy and nice balcony to listen to the ocean from. The last day we were there, we lingered around because we really didn't want to leave. We returned to eat at the bistro resturant, what a wonderful experience!!! The food was fabulous,I had the crab cake hoagie and the hatteras clam chowder. The chowder was different than any I have ever had. It was s broth bassed and it was lovely.they have a lovely pool, BBQ pit to cook on if you wanted to and the beach was literally steps from the hotel. We will stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Thank rjk101214
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Sea Ranch R, General Manager at Sea Ranch Resort, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
I am happy to hear that you all were "pleasantly surprised"! Keep your eye on great off season getaway rates! Hope to see you soon!
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Norfolk, Virginia
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Though we travelled off season, the resort was spotless. We were treated like welcome invited guests. Our room was very clean. The beds even had an extra mattress pad for comfort! Though there wasn't a continental breakfast, we were provided with breakfast vouchers for a restaurant near by. I was pleased with our stay.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Sea Ranch R, General Manager at Sea Ranch Resort, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to review your stay at the Sea Ranch! We hope that you will return soon!
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Garland, Texas
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

We had a wonderful experience at the Sea Ranch. Our fifth floor beach front room in the hotel section of the complex was clean and spacious. It seemed to have been rather recently decorated in hues of blue and green which nicely fit the beachside location. The king size bed was comfortable. The bathroom was large with plenty of room for toiletries. There was a second sink in the refrigerator-microwave-coffee maker section of the room which came in handy. The opoen closet space was a good size for storing bags and hanging clothes. There were two chairs and a small table in the room in addition to the small table and two chairs on the open balcony.

The star of the room was the gorgeous ocean view. I had seen photos, but none of them could do justice to the actual experience of stepping into the room and seeing the Atlantic waves breaking directly under us. It was breathtaking. We had to look straight down from the balcony to see the beach. I loved leaving the door open so we could hear the surf.

We had no problem at check in. There are two elevators and a luggage cart, so getting our belongings in and out was easy. We did not make use of the large indoor pool, but it looked nice enough. There is a small restaurant on the property which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner but is not open every day in the off season .

Room Tip: Make sure to stay in the beach front rooms.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sea Ranch R, General Manager at Sea Ranch Resort, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
Thanks for sharing the details of your recent visit to the Sea Ranch Resort. We welcome you back anytime!
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High Point, North Carolina
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

The description of our room when we purchased it on Living Social .an Ocean View room. We overlooked an alley and a dumpster. The room was clean and the staff was friendly. The hotel is directly on the beach and the fishing was decent right behind the hotel. They have a good restaurant (The Bistro). I will review it separately. The price we paid was a bargain.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Bruce J
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Sea Ranch R, General Manager at Sea Ranch Resort, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
I am sorry to hear that you found the accommodations to be less than you expected on arrival. will contact you in a private message to get any of the details that you felt were not accurate and I will be sure to look into these descriptions and make any necessary changes so future guests don't have this experience.

Overall, it sounds like you had a pretty enjoyable stay. I hope that you will return to the Sea Ranch for another Outer Banks getaway!
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Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

This was our second trip this year to Sea Ranch. We came for Restaurant Week & the annual Chili Cook Off. We had a wonderful time. We had an ocean front room that literally felt like you were part of the ocean. We left the balcony door open at night and let the ocean lull us to sleep.
The hotel staff was extremely warm & inviting and our room was large and very comfortable.
We ate at the resort's restaurant , The Bistro and it was beyond yummy. Sitting at the bar the staff made you feel like you were part of a large family. We loved it! Can't wait till spring to go back.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Thank Bgbrown
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Sea Ranch R, General Manager at Sea Ranch Resort, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
Thanks so much for the great review! We are always pleased to hear when our guests truly feel so at home at the Sea Ranch and have a such memorable experiences with our staff! You chose a great weekend to come back and visit us, the weather was amazing and worked out great for our local Chili Cook-off and the kick off to OBX Restaurant Week! We hope you will join us in March for Taste of the Beach!

See you soon!
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Fannettsburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 27, 2013

After leaving our previous hotel in Ocracoke because of ants we were in search of a nice place to stay and all I can say is we found and amazing place to stay at Sea Ranch Resort! The manager was very friendly and helpful. We stayed in an fourth floor oceanfront room with a great view. The room was very clean and spacious. After a great night we booked the second night but had to change rooms because the one we were in was booked, however the manager again was helpful so that we could move from one to the other with no interruption to our vacation. The second room also oceanfront was just as great as the first. I can honestly say thanks to Sea Ranch Resort I was my 1st moonrise over the ocean right from the balcony! Amazing is all I can say!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Beidelpuller
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Sea Ranch R, General Manager at Sea Ranch Resort, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Thank you for choosing The Sea Ranch Resort. We are truly pleased to know that we could exceed your expectations having such a great experience with us. We will be more than glad to have you back and share more amazing moon rises!

Thanks again for your review!
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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 Business Hotel in Kill Devil Hills
#2 Family Hotel in Kill Devil Hills
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sea Ranch Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy the 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 (seasonal),fitness center, 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 in the dining room or on our deck where you can soak in the beautiful ocean view! Beachfront Resort: All rooms on the oceanfront and main building include: microwaves, refrigerators, Cable TV and Internet. Oceanfront Suites: 2 BR / 2 Bath fully equipped, condo style suites. Each suite offers a fully equipped kitchen, washer & dryer and living room with a sleeper sofa! Minimum of a 2 night stay required in season. ... more   less 
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