$190 & up – 4-star resort in North Carolina's Outer Banks

Sanderling Resort & Spa Outer Banks
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Secure your travel dates now and, if you need to cancel your booking, you can do so either 72 hours or 14 days prior to arrival without fees, depending on your check-in date. 

Why We Love This Deal

It's a bit of a hike to the Outer Banks, a line of North Carolina islands fringing the wild Atlantic. But once we get there, we never want to leave. 

The 4-star Sanderling Resort is a perfect home base for a longer stay. The grounds of the resort feature a private stretch of beach, three pools and an award-winning spa.

And Travelzoo members get to stay here for 50% off during the prime travel seasons of summer and fall.

What's Included

  • Nov. 1 - Dec. 20:
    • $190 per night ... Sundays-Thursdays
    • $254 per night ... Fridays and Saturdays
  • Oct. 1-31:
    • $203 per night ... Sundays-Thursdays
    • $280 per night ... Fridays and Saturdays
  • Sept. 5-30:
    • $254 per night ... Sundays-Thursdays
    • $382 per night ... Fridays and Saturdays
  • Aug. 14-31:
    • $446 per night ... any day of the week
  • Stays in a Deluxe King Room with a private patio
  • Upgraded rooms, including rooms with views of the water, are also discounted
  • Note: Services at the hotel may be disrupted due to the pandemic; check advisories for the hotel before making travel arrangements

What You Need to Know

  • Cancellation Policy: For stays through Sept. 5, cancellations must be made prior to 3 p.m. local time, 14 days before arrival; for stays starting from Sept. 6, cancellations must be made prior to 3 p.m. local time, 72 hours before arrival
  • Price based on up to two guests sharing a King Room and four guests sharing a Two Queens Room
  • Children 17 and under stay free of charge when using existing hotel bedding
  • No matter where you book, this hotel charges a resort fee of US$39 plus tax per night; the fee covers parking, Wi-Fi, welcome drinks, beach chairs, umbrellas and more
  • Not pet-friendly; service animals only
  • For more details, see "Policies" and "Amenities" sections

Enjoyed This
"From checking in to checking out,it was a remarkable experience. could not ask for more."
Mar 23, 2022 - Winston-Salem, NC, USA
See All 18 Member Ratings

Why We Love This Hotel

  • You'll be tucked between the Atlantic Ocean and Currituck Sound — that means stunning views at sunrise and sunset
  • Loads of on-site activities and amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, a spa, bike rentals, horseback riding and golf (fees apply)
  • Dine with sweeping water views and mouthwatering, fresh coastal cuisine at Kimball's Kitchen or, for a more casual affair, head to Lifesaving Station



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Fitness classes
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Private beach
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Tennis courts
  • No pets allowed
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kitchenette in some rooms
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Internet access


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Parking (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children 17 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request: free of charge.
Extra beds are not available.

Rates based on a maximum of 2 guests in the King Rooms & up to 4 guests in the 2 Queen Rooms.

Pets: Only service animals allowed.

Fees: A resort/facility fee of US$39 plus tax, per night will be added to the total price of your stay upon check out.

The Resort Fee includes:

  • Private beach access
  • Beach chairs and umbrellas
  • Beach and pool towels
  • Self-parking including use of electric and Tesla charging stations
  • High-speed wireless internet
  • Two Sanderling reusable water bottles per room
  • In-room coffee and tea
  • Morning coffee in the lobby
  • Two Sanderling tumblers
  • Lawn games and more!

Additional details: Due to local and state guidelines, some amenities and services may be limited or closed during your visit; please contact the hotel for more details.

Housekeeping is available. Rooms are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized prior to arrival, and trash removal is available upon request.
For your convenience, extra towels and bath amenities are placed in-room at the time of check-in. Additional towels and bath amenities are available upon request.

Self-parking is available on-property and luggage assistance may be provided upon request.

Restaurant bars, pool, gym, and spa are all open full service.

Kimball's Kitchen is open Memorial Day to Labor Day, Tuesdays through Saturdays 5pm to 10pm. Reservations are highly recommended.

Lifesaving Station: OPEN DAILY
LUNCH 11:30 - 5 PM

Open Daily 11am to 6pm (weather permitting)

Open Daily 9am to 5pm

Up to 50% Off

$190 / night


When You Can Go

Aug. 14 - Dec. 20

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(18 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Sanderling Resort Outer Banks (part of Benchmark Hospitality) over the past 43 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.1 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The hotel is very nice - beach vibe with beautiful seating areas/fireplace overlooking the ocean. The rooms are large with a very large patio furnished nicely. The rooms in the Beach house and separate from the building with the bar/restaurant and across the street from the spa and indoor pool. The indoor pool didn't look very inviting but there are two outdoor pools and hot tubs behind the Beach House along with a very large fire pit with plenty of seating. The bar are was a pleasure because of Taylor who is a master at making wonderful cocktails and a terrific conversationalist with a great sense of humor.
Joan May 12, 2022 Wilmington, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
We have never been to the Outer Banks and all our travels and, for a first time trip, this was absolutely awesome! Sanderling was wonderful. The staff was courteous and helpful And the room was comfortable and functional. The grounds were meticulously kept in the hot tub was really grand. A walk on the beach and then walking back to our room each night was really a treat. I would highly recommend this place for anyone that wants to get away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy life
Other Comments
The staff is professional 150%! They are always there when you need them and are always busy making your trip better. You can tell by how they respond and how hard they work that they really enjoy what they’re doing. I will definitely be back
Don Apr 29, 2022 Charleston, SC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Staff was very professional, helpful and friendly.
Other Comments
I would have appreciated the option to have a microwave in the room due to the distance we had to travel for lunch and dinner.
Wesley Apr 17, 2022 Horsham, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The Resort was very clean and in a great location. The Lifesaving restaurant was very shorthanded. It took us 2 hours to order, get our drinks and eat our breakfast. The food was good.
Cynthia Mar 11, 2022 Winston-Salem, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Leslie, bartender/waiter was great B from housekeeping was very good. Food was amazing!
Peter Apr 17, 2022 Cedar Grover Grove, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
From checking in to checking out,it was a remarkable experience. could not ask for more.
Other Comments
Great staff!!
Fredna Mar 23, 2022 Winston-Salem, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Resort staff was amazing. Rooms and property was nice and the life saving station was delicious. We hope to go back again!
Susan Feb 24, 2022 Raleigh, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Not what I expected for what I paid ( see below). Also only one restaurant was open on the property contrary to what it said at booking ( Kimballs's was closed) so not much choice for dining.
Other Comments
The room was not really " oceanfront" but adjacent to the parking lot. I would have preferred a room in a different building with less noise from the busy street.
Barbara Dec 29, 2021 Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Staff/front desk was very accommodating… Grounds were lovely. We went because it’s normally out of our price range, but affordable with travel zoo deal. Rooms had been upgraded and were nice. Again, all staff were very friendly and nice.
Lois Feb 19, 2022 Glen Allen, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Staff was great at hotel. Restaurant staff not very good especially for the price.
Other Comments
Room was not in the best of shape it view was very good.
Dennis Jan 29, 2022 Holly Springs, NC, USA

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