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“Awesome suite at a sweet price”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Sea Ranch Resort

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Sea Ranch Resort
Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in Kill Devil Hills
Certificate of Excellence
Yorktown, VA
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317 reviews
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“Awesome suite at a sweet price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2012

We planned a last minute trip to the outer banks and called all the hotels with indoor pools, and the Sea Ranch had the best price for the best room. We got a suite with 2 bedrooms ( king bed and 2 twins), 2 full bathrooms, ocean view with a long sunroom, full kitchen, and laundry room. We couldn't believe our luck considering what we got for the money compared to the other hotels we called. Other hotels wanted more money for a room with 2 double beds and no view. We would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: The ocean view is phenomenal, get a suite.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

My wife and I recently travelled to North Carolina with friends for week of beach side living and golf. We booked our vacation through OBX Golf and were rewarded with accommodation in a two bedroom condo at the Sea Ranch resort. Each couple had their own two bedroom unit which meant we had tons of space, although we could have co-existed if necessary in one unit. The apartments have recently been upgraded with new carpeting and comfortable living area furniture. The kitchen was well equipped with new appliances and plenty of dishes, glassware and cutlery. The master bedroom had a great king size bed with a full ensuite. Two flat screen TV's with extensive satellite coverage as well as a DVD player. Our units were on the fourth floor and had fully glassed-in balconies with screened windows. We opened the sliding doors from both the master bedroom and living area upon arrival and they stayed open for the rest of the week. We ate, read, slept and awoke to the sound of the surf crashing on the beach. Oh did I mention that the Sea Ranch is right on he beach? We spent many fabulous hours walking for miles long the beach, playing in the surf and watching seagulls, gannets and dolphins. Not too bad! The staff of the Sea Ranch are friendly and helpful and each guest is provided with a complementary membership to the YMCA in nearby Nags Head. Plenty of shopping nearby including two huge supermarkets, a Food Lion and a Harris Teeter. I realize that other reviewers have been less than kind but they were either in an older unit or are extremely difficult to please. Both our friends and ourselves are picky travellers and we would return in a heart beat.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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barbaragusler, General Manager at Sea Ranch Resort, responded to this review, 5 April 2012
We are so happy that you all enjoyed your stay! All of us hope that you will return and take advantage of the brand new oceanfront accommodations and the all new restaurant that will open this spring!
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

My wife and I decided to stay at Sea Ranch for a second time, but wanted to get an ocean front room. What we got was a suite that was better than we expected. The suite had a master bedroom, a second room with two twin beds, a living/dining room with a kitchen, and the best part, a enclosed three-season room overlooking the beach. Everything was in neat and orderly. Since it was a suite, we didn't have to fight for time in a bathroom since there were two. With the screen windows opened, the sounds from the beach were relaxing, especially at bed time. The one minor problem was the shower in our bedroom was only warm, when the other sinks and shower had good hot water. Also, if you know you know you will be staying in a suite, you may want to do some grocery shopping ahead of time. To us, it wasn't inconvenient to run up to the grocery store. We want to come back with the family.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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barbaragusler, General Manager at Sea Ranch Resort, responded to this review, 5 April 2012
We are glad you enjoyed your stay in the Suite here at the Sea Ranch Resort! As I am sure you are aware, our property is undergoing some renovations and hope to see you back to check out the many upgrades and added on-site amenities!
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Salisbury, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2012

Got a great deal on this hotel in the Outer Banks. Kinda wish we would have spent a little more to stay somewhere a bit nicer. The place was deserted, only saw one other guest the 4 days we were there (albeit it was the off season). The rooms are musty and dingy. They're clean, but the comforters look like they're 30 years old and need to be replaced. Sheets were nice, but mattress was hard as a rock. They boast about having a heated pool, even have it on their advertising sign by the road... It was NOT heated. It was a touch above freezing and we could only stand to stay in it for a few minutes because we were shivering from the cold. Also there's no elevator, only stairs. So if that's a need for you or your family, don't stay here. It looks like there are renovations being started on the place, but it looks like they're mostly being done on the attached building which is all timeshare properties. When we called to make a reservation, they said no ocean front rooms were available. We asked that if when we got there if any were available could we pay the difference and upgrade, to which they said yes. When we got there and asked about this, they said they never have ocean front rooms available except for the large suites which are over $130/night. Trust and believe, I would never spend that much money to stay here. The $55/night we paid was pushing it. They give you breakfast vouchers for a free breakfast at a restaurant called the Jolly Roger which is about a block down the street. Loved it! Great breakfast and friendly service. That was the best part about the hotel. The staff at the hotel were incredibly friendly and hospitable though. However, I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone, nor would I stay there again myself.

  • Stayed February 2012
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barbaragusler, Guest Relations Manager at Sea Ranch Resort, responded to this review, 21 February 2012
Thank you for the feedback on your stay. The Sea Ranch is now under new ownership and currently undergoing major renovations. The interior of the rooms will be well appointed with the latest finishes, new furnishings and modern décor. This includes the oceanfront rooms, oceanside rooms in the lodge and the 2 bdrm/2bath fully equipped oceanfront suites. A fitness center and activities room will be added on the ground floor of our oceanfront building and we are also very excited about the opening of our on-site, oceanfront restaurant in April, 2012. This will offer our guests a friendly, convenient, dining option for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Please stay tuned to our website for updates.

We apologize for the inconvenience of the pool heater being out of service during your stay. We always strive to have these issues resolved in the timeliest manner. While our oceanside rooms do not offer an elevator, the oceanfront building has one located at the north end of the building and one in the center of the building (between the rooms and the suites).


Again, we do appreciate your comments and encourage you to return to the Sea Ranch to see the improvements for yourself. Please feel free to contact me at torey@searachhotel.com.
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Cameron, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2012

First off the Sea Ranch does need some work, but they are in the process of doing this. A friend and I stayed this past December while on a hunting trip. The room was spacous for two people, and the beds seemed to sleep just fine. Checking in was a breeze, and so was checking out. The shower worked great, good channels on the tv. And we were able to get a room on the bottom floor next to the parking lot. Which worked out great for us, so we could unload our stuff and tote it right to our room. The beach area seemed nice even though we didn't use it. And it wasn't that far away from everything. So going somewhere to eat or shop was easy. I would stay there again, and will next year on another hunting trip.

Room Tip: The rooms next to parking lot have a patio door you can use so you don't have to tote your stuff...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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barbaragusler, Guest Relations Manager at Sea Ranch Resort, responded to this review, 21 February 2012
We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and and look forward to seeing you next year! I am sure you will be pleased to see the outcome of some of the renovations that are currently underway!
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Additional Information about Sea Ranch Resort

Property: Sea Ranch Resort
Address: 1731 N Virginia Dare Trl, PO Box 325, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-7940
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Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Kill Devil Hills
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kill Devil Hills
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kill Devil Hills
#2 Family Hotel in Kill Devil Hills
#2 Business Hotel in Kill Devil Hills
Price range (per night): ₹ 7,046 - ₹ 16,936
Hotel Class:3 star — Sea Ranch Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy the room accommodations that reflect a coastal color palette and modern room finishes that will create a relaxing and comfortable space for your stay. Convenient on-site amenities include an enclosed heated pool (seasonal),fitness center, outside picnic area and grill. The Sea Ranch also welcomes you to our oceanfront restaurant, the Beachside Bistro, which offers a delightful menu with a focus on American Coastal Cuisine. Join us in the dining room or on our deck where you can soak in the beautiful ocean view! Beachfront Resort: All rooms on the oceanfront and main building include: microwaves, refrigerators, Cable TV and Internet. Oceanfront Suites: 2 BR / 2 Bath fully equipped, condo style suites. Each suite offers a fully equipped kitchen, washer & dryer and living room with a sleeper sofa! Minimum of a 2 night stay required in season. ... more   less 
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Sea Ranch Hotel Kill Devil Hills
Sea Hotel Kill Devil Hills
Sea Ranch Resort Kill Devil Hills, NC - Outer Banks

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