Kill Devil Hills

Sea Ranch Resort

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • This budget-friendly hotel gets rave reviews from previous guests
  • Outer Banks oceanfront hotel with an enclosed, heated pool
  • All oceanfront rooms have private balconies
  • Free Wi-Fi and parking

95% (129 Member Ratings)

"Great location on beach. "
Mar 03, 2017
APPOMATTOX, VA, United States

Map & Directions

The hotel is 90 minutes from Virginia Beach Airport and offers free parking for guests. 

Rooms & Rates

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The Sea Ranch Resort offers spacious, casual accommodations for families and groups on the shores of North Carolina’s Outer Banks. 

During the summer season, the resort offers activities including water Pilates, beach yoga and magic shows. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, beach rentals are available on site. The property also has an enclosed, heated pool and fitness center.  

All rooms are steps from the beach and most have ocean views. Guest rooms have either a king size bed with sleeper sofa or two queen beds, and accommodations include Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, mini refrigerators and microwaves. Oceanfront rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies.

The hotel's Beachside Bistro serves American cuisine and local seafood with oceanfront dining inside and on the deck for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is live music nightly. 

Located in Kill Devil Hills, the hotel is one mile from the Wright Brothers National Museum and a short drive from Kitty Hawk and Nags Head. Several restaurants and souvenir shops are within walking distance of the property.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Pet-friendly
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bike rental
  • ATM

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
  • Internet access


  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


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

Must provide a valid ID, credit card and vehicle license plate number upon check in.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children up to age 18 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding. Crib available on request: $10 (subject to tax) per day. Extra bed available on request: $10 (subject to tax) per day for one older child or adult. Charges will be applied at the hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed in some room types, and will be charged $35 (subject to tax) per day. Pet friendly rooms are limited, please contact the hotel to make arrangements upon booking. Charges will be applied to your bill at the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Restaurant operates on seasonal hours.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

It is the responsibility of the hotel chain and/or the individual property to ensure the accuracy of the photos displayed. Travelzoo is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the photos.

95% Positive
(129 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Sea Ranch Resort over the past 15 months.
3.8 Ambiance
4.7 Location
3.9 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Great location on beach.
Jill Mar 03, 2017 APPOMATTOX, VA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The room was nice and a good deal for what I paid. Wish I didn't have to fight,get stressed and waste an hour of my vacation trying to receive what I had reserved.
Other Comments
The hotel tried to bump me to a lesser non ocean front room. They said that something had gotten changed at 1 am that morning even though I booked an oceanfront room back in December and had also called and confirmed 2 days prior to my arrival. There was also no mention that the hotel was undergoing a rehab which wasn't a big deal compared to having to actually get angry and assertive to get what I paid for. Bad start to a much needed mini vaca. My prize was that I actually got to stay in the room I booked. The staff was apologetic but offered no compensation.
Christine Feb 27, 2017 Louisburg, NC, United States
Enjoyed Most
Value for lodging and meals plus the ocean view
Murel Oct 25, 2016 Chester, VA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Great location right on the ocean, staff was very helpful, breakfast was included.
Other Comments
They were very accommodating changing our room to an oceanfront room when one became available.
Regina Oct 25, 2016 Raleigh, NC, United States
Enjoyed Most
It was fine. Hotel is in a great location... waiter in the restaurant was amazing and very courteous. Cons: -Arrived late in the evening and waited with no one at the front desk for 10 mins. -Room smelled like smoke when we arrived.
Other Comments
Value for money comment is that they were running a special for their bigger suite rooms for cheaper than this TravelZoo deal.
Aaron Nov 27, 2016 arlington, VA, United States
Enjoyed Most
They upgraded our room without additional charge.
Elizabeth Feb 20, 2017 henrico, VA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The location was great!
Other Comments
Big stain on the "refurbished room" carpet (oceanfront room) Very worn and appearing to be unclean bedspreads Hundreds of dead mosquitoes on balcony and patio door
Valorie Oct 07, 2016 Fredericksburg, VA, United States
Enjoyed Most
I do not know where to begin.. EVERYTHING! And I mean EVERYTHING!! was so great! Our room was spectacular! The Travel Zoo rate was ridiculously the BEST for an ocean front room we have ever had. The Staff from the front desk, Maid Service, bartenders and wait staff were ALL so friendly and on point! We just didn't want to leave!!
Other Comments
This place is our new FAVORITE vacation spot! We would drive the 5 hours for a long weekend just to get the all around GREAT experience again!! LOVED!!! IT!!! TY! Travel Zoo or we would of missed out on this gem! ( And we have been coming to OBX for the last 13 years)!
Rhonda Oct 01, 2016 Cambridge, MD, United States
Enjoyed Most
Cleanliness and free breakfast
Kathy May 25, 2016 Midlothian, VA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Nice place on the beach, very clean and friendly front desk staff. Our package included breakfast each morning, three choices, cooked to order, all very good. I guess we could have ordered off the menu and paid a premium over the three included selections.
George Sep 27, 2016 Columbia, SC, United States

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