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All reviews beachside bistro ocean front oceanfront room the jolly roger room was clean the outer banks indoor pool on site restaurant off season high tide main building beach side staff was friendly full kitchen each morning washer and dryer second floor
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Reviewed 15 February 2014

The Sea Ranch Resort was even better than I had imagined. I used a Groupon deal and only paid $44 for a night. I would have loved to stay longer. It was great going in the off-season. No crowds or traffic! I originally reserved an Oceanside room (meaning not directly on the beach or with a balcony), but after we stepped off the elevator we were pleasantly surprised to find ourselves in a spacious, oceanfront room with a balcony! The room was bright, airy, and clean, decorated in modern décor and featured a king-size bed, two sinks, mini-fridge, microwave, pullout couch, full-length mirror, and patio furniture. There was a flat-screen TV, plenty of electrical outlets (two on each nightstand lamp base), a small expandable table with two chairs, and a coffee table. The bathroom was nice, too. U-shaped shower curtain, two overhead lights (including one in the shower) honey vanilla conditioning shampoo and lotion. I loved the balcony – hearing the waves, smelling the salty air, and watching pelicans swoop over the waves. I highly recommend paying the little extra for the balcony. There were several amenities, but we did not use such as a covered pool, exercise equipment, ballroom, outdoor fireplace, outdoor showers, outdoor furniture, and direct access to the beach. Parking was free, but you had to register your vehicle and place a card on your dashboard. Checkout was at 11:00. The deal also included breakfast for two in the downstairs restaurant. It was cutely decorated for Valentine’s Day. We had eggs, toast, bacon, potatoes, and grits. The staff was pleasant and available 24 hours. They seemed to be taking many phone reservations, even in February, so the sooner you book, the better.
The hotel is located in a convenient location. You can easily gain access to the main road where a movie theater, K-Mart, and many restaurants are readily available. You are only a short drive from pretty much anywhere in the Outer Banks.

Room Tip: Ask for room 314. Balcony with only one neighbor!
  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank foxegurl266
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Sea Ranch R, General Manager at Sea Ranch Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2014

Thanks for your detailed review! I am happy to hear that you all enjoyed your stay so much (down to the shampoo) and were able to enjoy the restaurant as well! Please stay in touch for upcoming events and special offers! We look forward to having you back for another enjoyable getaway!

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Reviewed 15 February 2014

We stayed for a week, and enjoyed the sunrise from our bed and patio every day. Large clean room, extra blanket on request. Their restaurant was very good, and breakfast was part of our package, that is always a plus. When their restaurant was not open, we were given breakfast vouchers to Jolly Roger's, within walking distance and worth the visit. Conveniently located for many day trip excursions. Would stay again for sure.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Claire B
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Sea Ranch R, General Manager at Sea Ranch Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2014

Thanks for your review!

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Reviewed 4 February 2014

My sister and I checked in on Sunday afternoon, Jan 26. Jen was very welcoming, our room was clean an well stocked. We were given breakfast vouchers to The Jolly Roger, just down the street. Wednesday AM we awoke to 6 inches of snow and lots of ice!! But we could walk to the Jolly Roger, and we had a lot of paper work to do, and the power did not go off!! So all was well. The parking lot was plowed on Thursday, the temp warmed up, we were able to depart Friday AM as planned. We were snowed in at the best location on the beach!!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Sea Ranch R, General Manager at Sea Ranch Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2014

Thank you for your review! I am sure you weren't planning on snow at the beach, but it's such a beautiful thing to see! We hope that you will return as the weather gets warmer and can spend some days soaking up the sun and sight seeing!

Thanks again!

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Reviewed 21 January 2014

This is our first trip to the OBX and stayed here between Christmas and the New Year. The check in was very easy and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was clean and met our needs. I would booked a condo in the future just to have a little more room and a kitchen.
We love the closeness to the beach, we were like just 2 mins from the beach! Can't beat that. There is a heated pool in a heated tent but we did not swim but have seen several other guests taking the plunge. Breakfast for us were included at the Jolly Rogers.

For those who do not have a group large enough to rent a vacation home, this is one of your best choices in OBX. I would definitely come back again.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Sea Ranch R, General Manager at Sea Ranch Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2014

Thanks for taking the time to leave your review! I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the convenience of out location! Come back and see us soon!

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Reviewed 6 January 2014

At the desk they were willing for us to change our original reservation of two nights in the main bldg which allowed us one night oceanfront. We had a package deal and they adjusted it in the computer so it would work. Friendly, flexible, helpful. Two complaints - the first room wasn't cleaned very well. We found food on the carpet that had not be vacummed. The other was the band they hired for New Year's Eve. While they played a variety of songs, they seemed to only have one tempo - slow. Their audience wanted to dance and kept asking them to pick up the tempo, but that didn't happen. One friend said, "Don't you all take a break?" I'd never heard someone want the band to stop and put on the stereo before.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Kelley P
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Sea Ranch R, General Manager at Sea Ranch Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2014

Thanks for your review. We appreciate your feedback and have addressed the concerns that you had with the cleanliness of your room with our housekeeping staff. Regarding the music, we appreciate your honesty and this will help us better identify in what our guest are looking for in entertainment for future events.

I am pleased to know that your overall experience was great and we hope that you will return to the Sea Ranch Resort!

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