Ratings based on 212 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.7 out of 5
97% of guests recommend
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.7 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by GBDG from North Jersey

Great Getaway Off Season

Posted Apr 2, 2014 on Hotels.com
It was nice and quiet during the off season and the place was adequately staffed. There were probably a total of 6-8 couples/families while we were there, end of March. Exactly, the quiet time we were looking for. The receptionist was warm and welcoming. Our room was comfortable and you can listen to the waves all day and night. My boyfriend made the mistake of putting his sandy feet up on the corner of the bed. Although our bed was made, there was sand all over the linens. The rooms are thoughtfully presented otherwise. They had small bags for s'mores to be made at the fire pit and the toiletries were by L'Occitane. We ate at the Lifesaving Station and the food was absolutely amazing. You can order anything and it will be delicious! The portions were bigger than what we were used to in fine dining in NYC so we had some left overs. We were able to store them in the mini fridge in our room. The food was still pretty good a day later. It was also nice that they had tea and coffee daily because it kept us warm during our chilly morning walk on the beach. The grounds are very well maintained. It's also close enough to town if you want to go on adventures like - stand up paddle boarding, lighthouse sightseeing, and checking out other local eateries and activities. Overall relaxing and great experience.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 14, 2014 by Sanderling Team, Hotel Management
Thank you for sharing your experience. We are glad you got to enjoy the amenities, staff and services during a shoulder month. It is a great time to be here. We hope you will come back...and when at the beach walk with your feet in the sand. We'll get you fresh linens :)
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Overnight Stay Before Destination
by D.Li from Maryland

Awesome stay

Posted Mar 31, 2014 on Hotels.com
The details differ in every hotel and make a stay so charming. Since they have an open fire pit every night they also offer cookies, marshmallow and chocolate for s'mores. The resort is direct on the beautiful beach and we enjoyed a delicious breakfast. Very friendly and helpful staff that makes me feel very welcomed.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 14, 2014 by Sanderling Team, Hotel Management
We are glad you enjoyed the s'mores, firepits and culinary experience. We will share your compliments with our staff. We hope to welcome you again soon.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Va. Beach, Va.

Not worth the money

Posted Mar 25, 2014
Pros: Outdoor hot tub.
Cons: All of the above mentioned. Also, bike rentals should be available for guests. Beautiful weather and when I asked she said down the street.
We paid an additional $80 per night to upgrade.(Oceanfront) The room did not have a couch, the refrigerator did not work. No microwave or coffee maker. I stayed there several years ago and there was no comparison. We went to use the fitness room and it was locked. The desk clerks key did not work, so we ended up waiting all most an hour for maintenance to come and unlock it. The most enjoyable part was dinner in their restaurant on our first night. Excellent service and ambiance. For the price, I would have expected much better accommodations. Off season rates too high, for the type of room.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 14, 2014 by Sanderling Team, Hotel Management
Thank you for sharing your comments. We are sorry we did not meet your expectations. We do have a number of room types. All the rooms with Premium in front of them have a couch so an oceanview room with a sofa would be a Premium oceanview (we call oceanfront oceanview). We definitely would want to know the refrigerator was not working. Microwaves are available upon request. We apologize for the fitness center not being open and have corrected that procedure. Glad you enjoyed dinner. We hope you will give us another opportunity.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great stay

Posted Mar 16, 2014
Rooms and beach amazing Outdoor heated hot tub is a treat
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 14, 2014 by Sanderling Team, Hotel Management
We hope you will come join us again soon.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by ron from WILLIAMSBURG, VA

Beautiful resort; outstanding staff

Posted Mar 11, 2014
Father and son weekend outing during college spring break -- quick 2-night get-away to walk the beaches, explore, and relax. The Sanderling was impeccable, staff warm, friendly, and accommodating, and room and facility very clean and comfortable. Loved having fresh coffee available in lounge areas, and breakfasts were something to Pearce about--best grits!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

Wonderful location with great amenities

Posted Mar 3, 2014
Beach is pristine and gorgeous, location is removed from the hubbub, but a short hop to great restaurants and nightlife. It is not necessary to leave the hotel which is a bonus in the height of the season when the traffic is a definite drawback. Restaurants, indoor and outdoor pools, lovely lounge areas and bar(s) make it a great retreat. The s'more package was a whimsical treat and, with the addition of the marshmallow wand, a perfect dessert to enjoy while sitting around one of the several fire pits that are lit nightly. The staff was extremely accommodating and service was provided with efficiency and the ever-present smile. We hated to leave, but look forward to a return visit.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 14, 2014 by Sanderling Team, Hotel Management
We are so glad you joined us and that you enjoyed all our amenities and services. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Wonderful hotel. Close to gorgeous private beach

Posted Feb 20, 2014
Excellent staff. Beautiful rooms. One of our best hotel experiences ever!!
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 14, 2014 by Sanderling Team, Hotel Management
We can't wait to welcome you back! Thank you for being our guest.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Ernest from Wake Forest, Nc

Awesome stay

Posted Jan 22, 2014 on Hotels.com
Everything was perfect. It was off season and not everything in Duck was open but we went knowing that. The Sanderling is a great place. I have already planned another stay.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jun 14, 2014 by Sanderling Team, Hotel Management
Glad you enjoyed everything this visit and can't wait to welcome you again.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by jack from virginia

Great spot for a nice retreat

Posted Jan 6, 2014
Pros: The room was amazing.
Cons: Bigger television
Location: We ate at red tide, great place but a little pricy. Def recommend it
Loved the entire place. Didn't want to leave. When we walked in it was so overwhelming. Great archetechure and cozy. Reminded me of home with my parents.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 14, 2014 by Sanderling Team, Hotel Management
Exactly what we were going for with the renovations. Glad that was how you felt. We hope you will return very soon.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Jan 6, 2014