$149 & up – Outer Banks 4-Star Beach Escape

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 14 days prior to check-in without fees.

Ideal for both sunrise and sunset lovers, this beachfront Outer Banks 4-star retreat has earned a 100% approval rating from Travelzoo members who stayed in the past.

What's Included

  • Check in to a Deluxe King room, Dec. 1 - March 24
    • $149-$179 per night ... Sunday-Thursday
    • $199-$279 per night ... Friday-Saturday
  • Stays between Sept. 19 - Nov. 30 are also available starting at $199
  • Upgrade to a Soundview room or a Oceanview room starting at +$30 per night
  • For +$80 per night, rent a three-bedroom house — these sleep up to eight people and offer sunset views over the Sound (a $250 per stay plus tax cleaning fee is additional). A 3-night minimum stay is required.
  • Note: Due to local guidelines, some amenities and services may be limited or closed during your visit; please contact the hotel for more details.

What You Need to Know

  • Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made at least 14 days before arrival.
  • Price based on a maximum of 2 guests in the King Rooms, up to 4 guests in the 2 Queen Rooms and up to 8 guests in the 3-Bedroom House
  • The 3-Bedroom House had a 3-night minimum stay requirement and an additional $250 per stay plus tax cleaning fee
  • Children 17 and under stay free of charge when using existing hotel bedding
  • No matter where you book, this hotel charges a resort/facility fee of $35 plus tax per night; the fee covers private beach access, beach chairs and umbrellas, self-parking, Wi-Fi and more
  • Not pet friendly; service animals only
  • For more details, see "Policies" and "Amenities" sections

Enjoyed This
"Staff was very friendly, great location"
May 11, 2021 - Virginia Beach, USA
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Why We Love This Hotel

  • Boasts views of both the Atlantic Ocean and the Currituck Sound with opportunity to admire both a sunrise and sunset over the water
  • Guest rooms offer spacious accommodations each with water views, oversized bathrooms and generous decks
  • Head to the acclaimed spa and tranquility pool for much needed R&R or for a more lively scene head to the boisterous resort pool
  • Dine with sweeping water views and mouthwatering fresh coastal cuisine at the Kimball's Kitchen or for a more casual affair head to Lifesaving Station
  • Stay with confidence — read more about the hotel’s enhanced safety and cleaning procedures


Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Currituck Sound, the beachfront Sanderling Resort is former hunting lodge turned "coastal chic retreat" (Forbes). Explore miles of sandy beach along the Atlantic Ocean and a variety of outdoor activities like paddleboarding, sunrise yoga, biking, and swimming. Whether you're an early-bird or a night-owl, guests can admire both sunrise and sunset with water views at this property.

After a day out and about, guests can relax at the adults-only tranquility pool or rejuvenate at the spa, while families can enjoy the lively resort pool with hot tubs and fire pits. Dining options include coastal cuisine at the Kimball's Kitchen restaurant with sunset views over Currituck Sound. Head to the Lifesaving Station, which was built in 1896 for casual dining and cocktails at the upstairs bar No. 5. For poolside dining, enjoy quick bites from The Sandbar.



  • 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. 
A maximum of 8 guests are permitted in the Beach House.

Please Note: Our drop-down menu only allows bookings for up to a maximum of five guests. To complete your booking for more than 5 guests in the 3-Bedroom House, select 5 guests and include the total number of additional guests in the Special Requests field, on the checkout page. Maximum occupancy is 8 guests.

Pets: Only service animals allowed.

Fees: A resort/facility fee of $35 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 (2) Sanderling reusable water bottles per room
  • In-room coffee and tea
  • Morning coffee in the lobby
  • Lawn games and more!
A $250 USD plus tax per stay cleaning fee (listed as Facility Fee) is additional for the 3-Bedroom House and will be charged to the total stay upon checkout.

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.

Current Guest Services & Amenities

Sanderling Resort continues to operate with some modified and reduced services, including:

No daily housekeeping service. 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.

No valet parking or bell service.

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

We aim to provide the best possible vacation experience including the reopening and continuation of several services and amenities:

Kimball’s Kitchen is now open for dinner Thursday – Monday.
The Sandbar is open daily for lunch, cocktails, and cold beers.
The Spa at Sanderling has resumed full-service.

A 3-night minimum stay is required 3 Bedroom House. 

40% Off

$149 / night


When You Can Go

Sept. 19 - March 24

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
(41 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Sanderling Resort Outer Banks (part of Benchmark Hospitality) over the past 32 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
4.6 Ease of Booking
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Enjoyed Most
Excellent experience
Other Comments
Wish they had a microwave in the room and that they had thought about installing automatic doors on the section we were in ( North, 3rd floor).. while there were several handicapped parking spaces, still no consideration for those in a wheelchair, with luggage, to get easily from the building to their parking place.
Sarah May 18, 2021 Glen Allen, USA
Enjoyed Most
great location, very well kept up property. We learned there was almost a 100% change over in staff from new management this year. The staff is not fully up to speed and it does not feel like resort level service - especially with the dining and server staff
Brandon May 17, 2021 McLean, USA
Enjoyed Most
Very pleasant. Not the whole thing because of Covid
Aurora Apr 30, 2021 Henrico, USA
Enjoyed Most
The resort location is perfect. The room and grounds were clean. The staff was friendly.
Other Comments
The beds were so comfortable!
Misty May 03, 2021 RUTHERFRD COL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Staff was very friendly, great location
Helen May 11, 2021 Virginia Beach, USA
Enjoyed Most
Front desk manager not welcoming but house staff just wonderful. Great hotel lacking in some areas right now but understandable due to the virus - we’ll be back!
Mary May 15, 2021 Vienna, USA
Enjoyed Most
Chilly but had a great walk along the beach. Restaurant next store was very convenient and food was decent. Wish there was a coffee maker in the room, though, Everything was very nice; service was excellent.
Other Comments
Coffee makers in each room
Nancy Mar 21, 2021 Ashburn, USA
Enjoyed Most
Quiet, beautiful Oceanview room. Lots of attractions such as the Lighthouses of the Outer Banks. 3 days was just right.
Other Comments
Please consthese rates again in the future!
Tomasita Apr 14, 2021 Whitsett, USA
Enjoyed Most
Very nice front desk personnel and very helpful
Dean Mar 22, 2021 Herndon, USA
Enjoyed Most
The Sanderling was so quaint and charming. Perfect if you looking for a relaxing trip with beautiful views of the ocean and sound. The staff was extremely friendly. Our family enjoyed the beach, outdoor pool, hot tub, indoor pool and the firepit for s'mores in the evening!
Jennifer Apr 15, 2021 Cornelius, USA

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