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“Awesome Ocean Views and all around good time!”
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Sea Ranch Resort
Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in Kill Devil Hills
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 January 2014

My boyfriend and I decided to treat each other to a trip to the OBX for Christmas. We stayed Dec 26-28 and had an oceanview room. It was an incredible trip! The room had everything we needed with a huge king size bed, TV, sitting area and friendly staff. The comp breakfast at Jolly Rogers did not disappoint at all....huge portions and very cool decor with an awesome waitstaff. If we make it back to Kill Devil Hills we will be staying here!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sea Ranch R, General Manager at Sea Ranch Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2014

I am so glad that your travels led you to the Sea Ranch for a quick winter get-a-way! We hope that you will make it back when the weather is a little warmer! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience!

Until next time!

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Reviewed 1 January 2014

I've stayed on a lot of oceanfront property but the proximity to the actual ocean is competitive with any you could possibly find. The Jolly Roger is a good restaurant for the resort to offer as a breakfast accommodation; great portions and maybe the best waffle you will ever have. The staff was genuine, which I personally prefer to someone being nice. You could do much worse finding a place to stay in the OBX.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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Sea Ranch R, General Manager at Sea Ranch Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2014

Thanks for reviewing your stay with the Sea Ranch! Please stay in touch for special events coming this Spring! We hope to have you back again soon!

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Reviewed 25 December 2013 via mobile

I just left yesterday. I certainly did not want to leave. This was my first time traveling out of my home state but still I'm not understanding the bad reviews. The king bed in room 1 was very comfortable. Room 2 which had 2 twin beds was just right for my kids & although it didnt have a tv, they still enjoyed it. As far as not having room service, I didn't find out until I arrived but it didn't put a damper on my vacay, if anything was needed, I just went to the front desk and asked. I was expecting a balcony and not an enclosed patio but oh well. This room had everything described. The office staff was nice & cheerful and the maintenance man I ran into was hilarious. I can't wait to go back. Planning to return in spring for a week.
If you eat at Jolly Rogers, just know their portions are huge; fulfilling.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
Thank V Michelle F
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Sea Ranch R, General Manager at Sea Ranch Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2014

Thank you so much for the review of your recent stay. We are all pleased that you had such a positive experience and you're planning another trip to stay with us! Don't hesitate to give us a call if we can assist you with making your next reservation! We look forward to seeing you this Spring!

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Reviewed 19 December 2013

We chose to come to the Outer Banks on a whim during the off-season because of a deal too good to pass up, offered by the Sea Ranch Resort. We chose an ocean-front room, which was definitely the right choice. The room has a mini fridge, a kurig, microwave, and a small sink - a perfect mini kitchen for vacation.

The room was clean, and our housekeeper, Cindy, kept everything stocked - fresh towels, new soap, and more coffee each time we returned from our adventures.

We did swim in the pool once - it was a bit chilly, as December can be, but the pool area was okay. It was still a bit cold for my liking, but we swam for about a half hour and had a good time. We were the only ones to utilize the facility. My one piece of advice for the pool area is to put your belongings on a chair - our clothes were soaked after putting them on the ground - not sure why, as we didn't drip on them.

My only complaint (if you can call it that) is that when the heat kicks on, it's really loud. It does this a few times during the night. Not sure if it does the same for A/C as well.

Our stay included breakfast, for which we were given vouchers to the Jolly Roger right down the street. These were nice, but the vouchers have limited options - eggs, toast, potatoes, and meat; pancakes or waffles and bacon; biscuits and gravy; or oatmeal and fruit. The vouchers include coffee, tea, or soda. I would not recommend the Jolly Roger for breakfast,, but that has no bearing on my review of the hotel.

Room Tip: Oceanfront queen is the way to go. The second floor has vending, ice, and beach access, so if possib...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sea Ranch R, General Manager at Sea Ranch Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2013

Thank you for your review! We are glad that you were able to visit us this December and hope that you will come back and stay with us again!

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Reviewed 16 December 2013

Had a great weekend this past weekend, had some slight problems upon arrival but with Mary Anne's help everything got resolved :D Thanks for the great stay & great unobstructed view!! We will be back during the summer :D

Room Tip: Get ocean view, great unobstructed view :)
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Bryan T
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Sea Ranch R, General Manager at Sea Ranch Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2013

I am always pleased to hear that your issue was resolved causing you little/no inconvenience. I will be sure to pass your remarks regarding Mary Anne's efforts to take care of you!

Thanks for your review and we will look forward to seeing you this summer!

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Reviewed 12 December 2013

We bought a groupon that included daily bkfst which for several days was served in the hotel dinner and several days served from the Pirate restaurant across the street. OUr room did not face the ocean but was located in a building perpendicular to the ocean rooms. All rooms have a small balcony but ours just faced the parking lot. The hotel staff were nice but the young hotel clerk that was there evenings was really kind and friendly. Overall the room was ok and the beds comfy but not luxurious. We did not spend much time in the room so it was fine for us. Every morning I went to the beach behind the hotel and got great sun rise photos with sea gulls and dolphins as well. One night i had the restaurants crab cakes which were all crab and also had the conch fritters. The french fries and crab were good but the conch was not worth it.Overall for the groupon price of $55/night w/ bkfst i say we would stay again.

Room Tip: If you want ocean views from the balcony make sure you stay in the right building.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sea Ranch R, General Manager at Sea Ranch Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review! I am glad to hear that you were able to take advantage of the great package offered through GROUPON. It's also nice to see that you were not only pleased with the off-season value, but your overall expectations were met with regards to your room, customer service, and convenience to everything!

We hope that you will return when travel leads you back to the Outer Banks!

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Reviewed 12 December 2013

The Sea Ranch resort is lovely, great location and caring, friendly staff.
The room was clean; the bed very comfortable.
All the hoped for amenities are included - bottled water, popcorn, coffee, toiletries, wifi, TV.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Sea Ranch R, General Manager at Sea Ranch Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2013

Thank you for your recent review! We are happy to hear we were able to meet all of your expectations for your stay and hope that you will be back to visit the Sea Ranch again soon!

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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 Business Hotel in Kill Devil Hills
#2 Family Hotel in Kill Devil Hills
Price Range: £44 - £188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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
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Sea Ranch Resort Kill Devil Hills, Outer Banks, NC

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