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“A Pleasant Surprise!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sea Ranch Resort
Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in Kill Devil Hills
Certificate of Excellence
Amelia Island, Florida
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5 reviews
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“A Pleasant Surprise!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2007

Our family stayed in a third floor oceanfront room with two queen beds, plus a roll-away bed. The room was large, and had a wonderful glass-enclosed balcony overlooking the ocean and Avalon Pier. Everything in the room appeared new and clean. The room smelled fresher than my own home. The beds were very comfortable. The room came with an iron and board, hair dryer, fridge, microwave, wet bar and lots of cabinet and countertop space. The enclosed pool was very clean, just like in the website photos. I would definitely recommend it for families with children or elderly, because the beach is extremely easy to access and has a lifeguard. The surf-fishing was also great there, as the breakers were close to shore. The location is close to lots of restaurants & shops.

The only drawback (to some) is that the hotel is very close to the water, so the beach is not very wide there.

As to the negative reviews, the Sea Ranch with 2 pools and lots of stairs to climb is not this hotel -- that refers to the one in Carolina Beach, I think.

  • Liked — The glass-enclosed balcony overlooking the ocean, and the large room.
  • Disliked — The beach is a little narrow there, and sloped.
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2006

my daughter contracted staff infection from the pool. we spent our vacation in the er. she is 5 and her entire left leg turned black and blue. the owners and manager did not care. they said since the ph in the pool was fine they were keeping it open. it took 48 hrs for the health dept to return the results. during this time their pool remained open. it is not worth your families health. there are many other places in the area to try. i do not know why this place has a triple diamond rating, but i can tell you, it is definitely not.


Stayed June 2006
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2006

to begin with, there was complete misrepresentation of laundry and post office services. We were told they were within walking distance as supposedly everything was, but indeed it was not!!! You need a car to go anywhere, people!!!!

Nighttime concierge was nasty and not accomodating at all!!! Not a smile nor an acknowledgement of our presence was had!!!! On the whole, we hated the place. It smelled like mold everywhere!!!!

  • Stayed May 2006
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2006

The room smelled like mold. The porch was nasty. The bathroom was not clean. We spent as little time as possible in the room because it smelled so bad.

Stayed May 2005
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2006

i was nervous to stay at an off brand hotel that i knew little about, but i shouldn't have been. very nice rooms, location right on the beach, and a very friendly staff.

  • Stayed November 2005
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2005

We had a lovely night here, right on the beach.

A well kept hotel, right on the beach. Room was clean and had all the amenities you could ask for. The staff were welcoming and no request was too much. We stopped at this hotel without booking ahead or checking any reviews. What a good decision it was!

  • Stayed November 2005
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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
Phone Number:
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 (Based on Average Rates): £
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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Also Known As:
Sea Ranch Hotel Kill Devil Hills
Sea Hotel Kill Devil Hills
Sea Ranch Resort Kill Devil Hills, Outer Banks, NC

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