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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Wonderful experience! I work on the night shift at the local hospital and found out due to the recent storms I was not going to be able to access my home. I took a chance that someplace quiet would let me check in early. Tired, exhausted and needing a shower. The Sanctuary Beach Resort took care of me in a...

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a lovely stay at this hotel for our Anniversary. We had an oceanfront room which I highly recommend! Listening and seeing the ocean from the bed was well worth the extra money. Our room was at the end of the resort so it was quiet but a long way away from the parking lot. They have a golf...

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

Thank you for the positive review you left for us. I love that you were able to experience the ocean up close and personal, the way it should be experienced. Please accept my apologies for not picking you up in the timeliest of fashions. We like to ensure our guests are never left to walk if they don't want to....

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This Hotel is wonderful. My wife and I tried it for the first time and absolutely loved our stay. Incredibly hospitable and thoughtful staff. Our room was perfect; very nice and clean accommodations. I had read some early reviews of the in room breakfast that weren't very good. I decided to take a chance and order it anyway. Boy I'm...

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

Thanks for the wonderful comments related to your recent stay! I'm overjoyed that you thought the breakfast was delicious and filling as I am a big fan of it too. We welcome you to come stay again anytime you are ready. We'll see you again soon!

Santa Cruz, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent last weekend at this beautiful resort to celebrate my boyfriends birthday. The staff went above and beyond to make our stay perfect. I was in contact with Mary via email to let her know this was a special weekend for us and she took the time to keep in touch with me and let me know she would...

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

We are so thrilled you spent the special day with us and Happy Belated Birthday to your boyfriend! Thank you for choosing Sanctuary as your place of celebration. Our Guest Service staff is always here to ensure our guests have the BEST time and Mary is no exception. She likes to take a personal stake in our guest's enjoyment and...

Reno, Nevada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Sanctuary to celebrate my husbands birthday with our family (kids and grandkids). Even though the weather wasn't very pleasant, we had an amazing stay! Being chauffeured in golf carts was a fun experience for the grand kids. Every staff member we met went out of their way to be friendly and helpful. When we checked into our...

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

Now is this my favorite type of review to read! I share in your excitement about this resort and I'm so glad you got to experience it for everything it has to offer. Happy Belated Birthday to your husband and we'll look forward to having you again soon!

Lemoore, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The resort staff was very friendly and helpful. My view was beautiful and of the ocean. The resort is on the beach. My room was nice. The resort was a little less than 20mins from Monterey. My only disappointment would be no complimentary breakfast and my WIFI did not work. My mom's WIFI worked though. I am not sure if...

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

Thank you so much for leaving us a wonderful review. We are glad you and your mom had a good time staying with us and we hope you won't wait too long before coming to see us again!! With regard to Wi-Fi, we supply internet to all of our guests and their family members who are staying with us. Please...

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful rooms with staff who go above and beyond. Being so close to the beach is a plus. Our room opened up to the ocean so we slept with the glass door open. I think the breakfast offerings can be upgraded hence the 4 star. Just remember that you might be better served going out to breakfast in Marina. The...

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

Thank you so much for the terrific review. Of course, you can always depend on the Guest Service staff here to provide excellent recommendations for any meal. Our new restaurant Saltwood is opening in the spring and we are thrilled for the enticing new environment and cuisine that this will bring to Sanctuary. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 10 January 2017 via 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 7 January 2017 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 5 January 2017 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...

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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: £164 - £365 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sanctuary Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 60
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“Top floor oceanfront”
 of 5 bubbles HillaryCowart, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ocean view, top floor”
 of 5 bubbles elainesb20, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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