Sanderling Resort

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On the beach, sun loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Indoor pool, 2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas
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Overview of Sanderling Resort

Sanderling Resort

4.0 star property

4.5/5 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Breakfast available
1461 Duck Rd, Kitty Hawk, NC, 27949

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDuck Boardwalk7 min drive
  • Popular LocationCurrituck Outer Banks Visitor's Center7 min drive
  • Popular LocationThe Carolina Club39 min drive
  • AirportManteo, NC (MEO-Dare County Regional)58 min drive

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About this area


Located in Kitty Hawk, Sanderling Resort is on the beach. Duck Woods Country Club and Sea Scape Golf Links are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Currituck Beach and Whale Head Bay. Corolla Raceway and Corolla Adventure Golf and Bumper Cars are also worth visiting. Water skiing and parasailing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with skydiving and ecotours nearby. Guests appreciate the resort's central location.

What's nearby

  • Duck Boardwalk - 7 min drive
  • Currituck Outer Banks Visitor's Center - 7 min drive
  • Corolla Raceway - 13 min drive
  • Corolla Adventure Golf and Bumper Cars - 13 min drive
  • The Carolina Club - 39 min drive

Getting around

  • Norfolk Intl. Airport (ORF) - 110 min drive


  • The Paper Canoe - 2 min walk
  • Sunset Grille & Raw Bar - 7 min drive
  • Duck Deli - 7 min drive
  • Metropolis - 8 min drive
  • The Blue Point - 8 min drive

About this property

Sanderling Resort

4-star resort
A hair salon, a fireplace in the lobby, and a bar are just a few of the amenities provided at Sanderling Resort. This resort is a great place to bask in the sun with a beachfront location, sun loungers, and beach umbrellas. For some rest and relaxation, visit the steam room or 2 hot tubs, and indulge in a body treatment, a body scrub, or a massage. The onsite restaurant, Lifesaving Station, features local cuisine. Yoga classes are offered at the gym; other things to do include kayaking, beach yoga, and surfing/body boarding. Free in-room WiFi and a business center are available to all guests.
Additional perks include:
  • 2 outdoor pools and an indoor pool, with pool umbrellas
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), an electric car charging station, and a front desk safe
  • Express check-out, a gift shop, and a vending machine
  • Wedding services, an elevator, and massage treatment rooms
  • Guest reviews speak well of the pool and central location
Room features
All guestrooms at Sanderling Resort have perks such as air conditioning and bathrobes, as well as amenities like free WiFi and safes.
Other amenities include:
  • Heating and ceiling fans
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding and free cribs/infant beds
  • Bathrooms with designer toiletries and showers
  • 27-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Mini fridges, limited housekeeping, and phones


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking available only on request
  • Electric car charging station on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–11:00 AM: USD 5-20 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Restaurants on site

  • Lifesaving Station
  • Sandbar

Things to do

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • 2 spa tubs
  • Beach yoga
  • Fitness center
  • Indoor pool
  • Kayaking
  • Steam room
  • Surfing/body boarding
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Indoor pool
  • Mini-fridge


  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Vending machine

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Hair salon
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Business center
  • Conference center
  • Meeting rooms - 4


  • Beach loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beachfront location
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - prenatal
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Massage - Thai
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Pool access ramp on site
  • Roll-in shower
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchairs available on site


  • Beach towels
  • Communal living room
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Heating
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding


  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shampoo
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)


  • 27-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • iPod dock

Food and drink

  • Mini-fridge


  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe

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93% of travelers were happy with check-in
Check-in from 4 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11:00 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Children can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 43.91 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Spa access
  • Beach access
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Health club access
  • Fitness center access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • In-room safe
  • Concierge service
  • Self parking
  • Parking
  • Housekeeping
  • Additional inclusions

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

This property charges a resort fee of USD 15 from November 1 to April 30 and USD 30 from May 1 to October 31.

Optional extras

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 5 and USD 20 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Guests under 21 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or fitness facility

Property is also known as

Sanderling Resort Duck
Sanderling Duck
Sanderling Resort
Sanderling Resort Duck
Sanderling Hotel Duck
Sanderling Resort Duck, NC - Outer Banks
The Sanderling
The Sanderling
Sanderling Resort Resort
Sanderling Resort Kitty Hawk
Sanderling Resort Resort Kitty Hawk

Frequently asked questions

Does Sanderling Resort have a pool?

Yes, this property has an indoor pool and 2 outdoor pools.

How much does it cost to stay at Sanderling Resort?

As of Sep 26, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Sanderling Resort on Oct 23, 2022 start from $334.62, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Sanderling Resort pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

What time is check-in at Sanderling Resort?

Check-in is from 4 PM - anytime.

What time is check-out at Sanderling Resort?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Where is Sanderling Resort located?

Nestled on the beach, this Kitty Hawk resort is within 9 mi (15 km) of Duck Boardwalk, Duck Woods Country Club, and Currituck Outer Banks Visitor's Center. Corolla Raceway and Corolla Adventure Golf and Bumper Cars are also within 9 mi (15 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Sanderling Resort and receive a full refund?

Yes, Sanderling Resort offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Sanderling Resort cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 273 out of 391 reviews
5 - Excellent 70%
Rating 4 - Good. 67 out of 391 reviews
4 - Good 17%
Rating 3 - Okay. 32 out of 391 reviews
3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 13 out of 391 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 6 out of 391 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/5 Good

Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Really lovely resort in a lovely beach town. Great pools and beach access. Would recommend!
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2022

3/5 Okay

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Too many stairs for older people. Mediocre outdoor facilities, no ocean view from pools or restaurants. Restaurants (especially Life Saving Station) are extremely overpriced for the poor to mediocre food. The staff was very friendly and accommodating throughout the resort. The spa was nice but it was very hard to get appointments when you want them. I’ve been vacationing in the Outer Banks my whole life and have never been impressed with The Sanderling but just wanted a short last minute trip and decided to give it another try - will not go back.
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This place was magical! Beautiful beaches and breathtaking site seeing. The perfect romantic getaway!
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Great resort near the ocean steps away from the ocean. Duck North Carolina has one road in and out the traffic getting in and out was awful
Stayed 6 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Great place
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

richard g
Stayed 6 nights in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

3/5 Okay

Verified traveler
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Disappointing - not as elegant as it once was.
The stay was disappointing . It has fallen from high standards of the past. It looks tired and worn . The room had a bad odor but we were moved to a more comfortable one.
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2022

2/5 Poor

Traveled with partner
The area of Duck was beautiful and we would definitely return. We booked the hotel last minute and the room was $600 for the night. As you would image we were expecting it to be pretty special, as there were plenty of other much lower cost rooms available in the areas. On check in at 3:15pm the room was not ready so we left our bags at reception and went to have a look around Duck. When we came back we collected our bags and carried them up to the room, I thought maybe they may have been taken to the room as we have experienced at other high end hotels but they had not. The room as nice enough, the door the bathroom was stuck and I managed to unjam it, most of the tiles in the bathroom were cracked and air conditioner sounded like it was going to take off. I booked a room with an ocean view which was disappointing, technically you can see the ocean when you look past the car park, road and restaurant across the road, but it was not as we hoped. There was no water left in the room and when we called reception to ask for some we were told that they could not bring any up, if we wanted to go and collect some we could. Overall this resort was not good value for money, I think on reflection the high cost was a result of having to pay an inflated price because of booking last minute rather than paying for a high quality experience. I would not have made any comment on the items above if we payed $200-$300 per night but we were expecting more for $600.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022