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Sanctuary Beach Resort
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Marina
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

We just returned from our honeymoon stay at Sanctuary Beach Resort and LOVED it!,,, the room was very clean, comfy bed, big bathroom with his/her sinks. Bonus was the coffee bar area with a Keurig coffee maker, small frig and micro complete with wine glasses too! We booked the ocean front deluxe room 612. Totally ocean front! Our private patio complete with andorak chairs was the perfect spot to enjoy the sunset every night with a glass of wine. In the morning we spotted pods of dolphin swimming by.. Were else can you hear the ocean rolling in while sleeping (other than Hawaii).

The staff was there to make sure our stay was perfect. We decide to book massages at the spa on site. We both agreed they were the best we have had.

My husband loved the golf carts that you drove to get back and forth from your room to your car.

This hotel is worth the price of the rooms hands down.

We are looking forward to returning for our anniversary!

Room Tip: If you step up and book the "ocean front" rooms you will not be disappointed.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Diane T
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Derrick P, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2014

It was such a treat reading your review. From the looks of things, you thoroughly enjoyed just about every aspect of the resort and I'm glad you did. Stunning view, wonderful massages, and dolphins to top it off! I just hope you don't wait till your first anniversary to come and try us out again! Thanks for leaving such a great review.

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Reviewed 27 June 2014

We stayed a couple of days at the Sanctuary Beach Resort together with our teenaged son. Loved, loved, loved it! Our suite (619) was at the end of the hotel area, we had a beautiful patio with a great sea view that was described as "partial", but it was fantastic. The studio was big and had a kitchenette with micro wave and fridge and a real coffee maker. The bath had both shower and bathtub and felt luxorious, with a great stock of toiletteries. The bed was super comfortable, and so high that for the first time in my life I actually had to climb into bed. We had a nice sofa with armchairs in front of the fire place, and two 42" TV:s. Our son loved the big pool, and we all enjoyed the beach. It was great for an evening jog. In the evening, we went to the bonfire on the beach - very nice and romantic. The on site restaurant was really great too, and good value for money. We can recommend the rib-eye! The golf car we got to drive around the property was a bonus, much enjoyed by our son.
I would really recommend this wonderful hotel, and I would love to come again!

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Ylva P
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Derrick P, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2014

Your review was Fabulous!! Thanks for taking the time to leave us one. I especially love that you're from the other side of world. I'm glad we were able to show you what our little slice of California is like and we invite you to come back and experience it all again whenever time allows.

It's worth mentioning, I'm also a fan of the Rib-Eye steak at Kula Ranch. Now that is good eating! We'll see you again next time!

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Reviewed 27 June 2014

We spent 4 nights here in June and absolutely LoVed it. The pictures on the website are spot on. For being on the beach, these rooms are exceptionally clean. Housekeeping was friendly and did an exceptional job on our room every day of our stay. Having 2 showers was an added bonus. With a family of 5 we prefer hotels with easy access to the beach. This was exactly that. I recommend booking an ocean front room for the gorgeous views, however all rooms have easy beach access. The pool was heated and the giant hot tub was relaxing. Both the bed and couch bed were very comfortable. The hotel staff was prompt when requesting towels or coffee. Probably the quickest service we ever received. Our kids loved the golf carts we had all week. They were our little chauffeurs! Over all the resort has now become one of our favorite places. We look forward to returning soon!

  • Stayed: June 2014
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Thank Kim1524
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Derrick P, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2014

It was really nice reading the kind words you left us in your review. Thanks for letting us and the rest fo world know how good of a time you guys all had. When you are ready to return, call us directly so we can make sure you guys have a stellar time on your return trip!

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Reviewed 21 June 2014

Rest assured. what you see on the website is what you'll get and more. Book it. Its worth what You'll spend, It was beyond beautiful. If not for the beautiful location and incredible sound of the rugged wild ocean, then you'll love the transportation while onsite. You cant drive you car. But you'll DIG what they give you to drive. I'll say no more!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Chase41
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Derrick P, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2014

Thanks for leaving us an awesome review. I just hope your's was fast enough :-) We'll keep the engine (electric) running for you, come see us again soon!

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

The place is spectacular, simply because nowadays a resort means beautiful gardens and lots of service people around. Here you can be alone and enjoy the sea. If you are planning to spend many hours at the beach, you will need shade, there is no shade here and the hotel does not supply umbrellas.

The room (mine was a suite) was extremely comfortable with very nice bedding and, from one of the windows,a lovely view of the dunes and sea.

You can't get an American breakfast here, just a continental breakfast brought to your room. You are not far from the little town of Marina, where you will find delectable coffee (Coffee Mia) and places to eat.

This is a convenient hotel to visit the University (CSUMB) but you still have to drive a bit. You will do more driving within the resort: the cars stay at the entrance and you drive to your room in a golf cart. The objective is to decrease disruption to the environment, and the fragile dunes.

There are two more hotels that will give you access to the beach (look at the map), and they are less expensive. But these are not on the coast itself, you have to cross the road and walk to the beach.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Derrick P, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2014

Thanks so much for adding our resort to the long list of places you have reviewed. Its always nice to receive a review from a writer as prolific as you are and I thank you again for staying with us this summer. Coffee Mia is one of my favorites too, I'm glad you liked them! We'll look forward to seeing you again very soon!

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Reviewed 10 June 2014

My wife and I wanted a local getaway in a beautiful area with a view of the Pacific Ocean. We thought of the Monterey area and stumbled upon a true gem. The Sanctuary Beach Resort is an intimate resort, with having the luxury of the beach and a beautiful pool all wrapped in one. From the moment we arrived and throughout our stay, the staff was awesome. The food at the restaurant was top notch and room service treated us well. First Class experience. I guarantee it!

  • Stayed: June 2014
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Thank MauriceBrewster
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Derrick P, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2014

After reading your review, I'm glad that you stumbled upon us and found our little hidden gem. Hopefully this is a place that you and your wife can return to year after year. We'll look forward to seeing you again very soon!

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Reviewed 8 June 2014

Very nice and clean, stayed during a storm and the room was secure, warm and cozy. Spacious rooms with views of the ocean, very quite and restful. Staff was super friendly and energetic. Grounds were immaculate with the beach just steps from our room. Furry family members were welcome at a higher fee. Can't wait to return.

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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Christina D
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Derrick P, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2014

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a great review.I couldn't agree with you more, calling us directly is the best way to ensure your stay is as wonderful as can be. We'll look forward to seeing you again!

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Additional Information about Sanctuary Beach Resort

Address: 3295 Dunes Drive, Marina, CA 93933-2002
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Region: United States > California > Marina
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Marina
Price Range: £145 - £323 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sanctuary Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 60
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