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Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Had an amazing experience, our room opened up right to the beach. We left our slider open to hear the ocean crash on the beach while our fireplace warmed the room. The king bed was super comfy and the room was clean and spacious. It was the perfect getaway! The staff was excellent as well!

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Derrick P, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the absolutely wonderful review. I so appreciate the fact that you were able to experience the property for all it has to offer. Please come and see us again when you are ready to travel back to the Monterey area.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely place to downshift into low gear and enjoy beautiful Marina beach at a very reasonable price. Resorts closer to Monterey, Carmel, and Bug Sur are 5x the price. Morning walks are great, and bonfires at night are a wonderful touch. My wife and I have been here many times now. It's good to see them improving the restaurant,...

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Derrick P, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort, responded to this review

Your review was an absolute treat to read. Thank you for spending the New Year's holiday with us as we appreciate the fact that you have many options when coming to the area. I am happy to call you a returning guests and we'll look forward to your next stay with us!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived and were greeted with customer service. We booked the room on a sister website so it was the hotels choice of room to put us in. We ended up paying a $60.00 a night extra for a "Deluxe Oceanfront Room" ...(sigh) We arrived a little late to find out the restaurant was closed for construction but they assured...

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Derrick P, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for offering up some feedback regarding your experience at the property. I am glad you enjoyed the general ambiance of the property but I am disappointed that we missed the mark in terms of offerings for food. During this time of transition while our restaurant undergoes extensive renovations, we are providing our guests with as many options as...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a nice time even for a windy rainy weekend. The rooms are very comfortable and the fireplace kept us very warm. Bedding is also warm. Bathroom was spacious with two sinks. Robes a plus. We were greeted by very welcoming staff. Wine and cheese in the checkin lobby in the evening by the large fireplace and sofas. Our shuttle...

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Derrick P, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort, responded to this review

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks this resort is awesome in the rain :-) Thank you for coming to stay with us and for having a great time. Our afternoon wine reception has become a big hit among our guests. We pour two local wines and have 5 local cheeses to sample as well. Come and see...

Durham, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our two night stay for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The staff is friendly and the location is unique. Or major complaint is that we were on the bottom floor of one of the units and the noise from the folks above was pretty significant from hearing them walking around to really hearing them going up and down...

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Derrick P, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review!! We are so glad you took the opportunity to stay with us and even more glad that you enjoyed yourself! Please accept my apologies about the ambient noise you experienced from your neighbor's room. When you are ready to return, feel free to request an upper unit or a single story unit. We'll look...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is on a beautiful beach and the views are stunning. Enjoyed the beach fires at sunset each evening, and the wine and cheese. Disappointed that they showed up to clean the room the first day at 4pm, just when we were getting back. But they were quick to respond the next day. Massage at the spa was just ok,...

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Derrick P, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the positive review. I appreciate you letting us know how we did with regard to your stay. I agree that its disappointing that you had some letdown with the cleaning service schedule the first night you were here; for that you have my apologies. I'll look forward to having you again soon at the resort when...

Lugano, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second visit to this resort and once again we enjoyed it fully. Wonderful settings, elegant and well furnished suites at a very reasonable price. The staff was (again) very friendly and helpful - the lack of the restaurant (now being refurbished) was not too disturbing, as the hotel provided a list of great restaurants nearby (do not...

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Derrick P, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderfully written review of our property! I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us and are looking forward to return trip. We of course are looking forward to your next visit as well :-) In addition, it sounds like you were able to check out some of the local eateries and i'm...

around and about america
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at an ocean front unit, with amazing views of the water and beach. The staff was very friendly at check-in and throughout the stay. Based only on the physical location, this is a 5 star hotel. They welcome dogs and this was a boon for us, since we usually travel with our pet. But the hotel/resort is lacking...

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Derrick P, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback regarding your stay with us. I must say that after reading the review, I am disappointed that we left you with the impression that we did. From the items you pointed out as being in need of work, many of these items are within our control and therefore a letdown in my eyes. You have...

Virginia
Reviewed 8 December 2016

WE were warmly greeted and checked in and later ushered into our suite via golf cart. Loved the location of our room since we had the full view of the ocean and the crashing waves were just so relaxing. The room was just gorgeous. 2 flat screens, a welcome wine, a full bar, premium amenities, a fireplace and I could...

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Derrick P, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort, responded to this review

I so appreciate you taking the time to leave us some feedback about your stay. Happy to see it be overwhelmingly positive and with the way you painted the picture, I almost wish I was up on property myself to experience all the aspects of a stay here that make experiences magical as you described them! Please do not wait...

Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed here earlier this year and were surprised about the changes this visit--no individual golf carts (no big deal; we never waited more than 5 mins for bellman to pick us up); restaurant closed (thank the Lord! Possibly THE worst place we've ever (once) dined at). The delivered breakfast, though overpriced, was edible and hot things were hot as...

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Derrick P, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback about your stay. I certainly am happy that you enjoyed yourself and plan on coming back in the future. Having been here so many times, you have seen our property grow and of course now we are undergoing some dynamic changes to the property and we're happy...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Spa
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Sanctuary Beach Resort

Address: 3295 Dunes Drive, Marina, CA 93933
Region: United States > California > Marina
Price Range: RM862 - RM1,813 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sanctuary Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 60
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“Ask for an upstairs unit, or a single story unit.”
 of 5 bubbles kapatch67, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“rooms with ocean view are recommended - although all rooms seem to have the same standard (but for the view)”
 of 5 bubbles 605orlandop, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“stay on the beachfront suites or rooms if possible. They are single story”
 of 5 bubbles vocular, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms have an ocean view but we prefer the oceanside deluxe rooms for just a little more. Book direct!”
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 of 5 bubbles A9125LZdavid, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
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