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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice and simple resort with its own private beach. We stayed in a beachfront suite which was really nice and had a little patio with two chairs and a table... great for coffee in the morning and drinks at sunset while watching the ocean! The room itself is nice but a bit on the basic side. Big and spacious with...

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Murwillumbah, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location right onto the beach is superb, even though not at front great view see phoot - Team helpful available and friendly - one of our group coming back very soon with her young family from Canberra as so impressed! Thanks for a great stau G

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

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! I'm so thrilled you enjoyed your time with us here. We are looking forward to seeing your friend here and hope we can see you back here soon as well!

San Jose
Reviewed 1 week ago

Before I start in my review of our recent stay at Sanctuary Beach Resort, I will echo the sentiments of many other reviewers regarding the location of the resort. The Ocean front rooms have great views, long stretch of beautiful uncrowded beach. It is truly a sanctuary from the crowded sandy beaches found elsewhere along the coast of central California....

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South Lake Tahoe, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our second visit to Sanctuary Resort. On our first visit, we were in room 701 way in the corner of the property downstairs. There is a huge sand dune there obstructing the view. So this time (two years later), I wanted to be sure to get one of their "Oceanfront Deluxe" rooms... ....well, to my surprise, it was...

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

Thank you for leaving us a review. I appreciate you weighing in on your experience with us and I offer my fullest apologies that you were not fully satisfied with your experience. We of course take pride in our hotel's presentation with regard to product, location, and service level. It is my goal to never hear that a guest has...

Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived to an easy check in process and golf cart ride to our hotel. We got ocean view deluxe room and it was perfect for us. Overlooking the ocean with great views. We had a fridge, coffee maker and sink. Bathroom well appointed. Nice accomodations. The bedding was so soft and the bed was cozy as well. The gas...

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

Thank you very much for leaving us a review of your stay with us. We certainly appreciate having had the opportunity to accommodate your family on this visit to the area and we are thrilled you enjoyed yourself while you were here. I was disappointed to read that you experienced some ants during your stay. We make diligent efforts to...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Several years ago my wife and pup had the pleasure of staying at the Sanctuary Beach Resort and immediately fell in love with all of it. Starting with the excellent service provided by all management and staff members, coupled with the amazing views and direct beach access, it truly is a wonderful experience. The rooms are spacious and cozy with...

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

You are too kind. We have shared your review with the staff as we do with all reviews, and they share in my happiness at you having had a great time! Please feel free to come and see us again and we sincerely thank you for taking the time to leave us a review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked our suite back in November when we stayed here for the Thanksgiving holiday. I was certain where I wanted to spend my birthday four months later in April. The fact this was our 6th stay at The Sanctuary is the best recommendation!The tranquility of Monterey Bay soothes the soul. We are excited the renovated restaurant should open by...

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

Wow, thank you for leaving us a review and thank you for coming back to have another Sanctuary experience for a 6th time! I'm thrilled we played a small part in providing relaxation for your birthday. We are just as excited about the new things coming to the property in the coming weeks and months! We cant wait to share...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and stayed here to celabrate our 29 aniversary we requested room 711 when we checked in they said that room is taken but we up graded you to 705 that was a big lie cause 711 is the best room on the property So we took 705 but later i called to see if we could get 711...

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

I'm so sorry for the way your stay turned out. I'm glad I spoke to your wife on the phone so I could hear from her about the experience from both your perspectives. I know we'll both be looking forward to a better stay for you and your wife in the near future. As I mentioned on the phone, it's...

Chowchilla, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I wanted to stay here for our 29th anniversary ..When my husband called to reserve a room we had asked for room 711 ocean front suite ..I tell you the room view is amazing ..we both got off work and headed there I couldn't wait to get there. When we got there we were told we had...

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

I'm so sorry for the way your stay turned out. I'm glad we spoke on the phone so I could hear from you about the experience. I know we'll both be looking forward to a better stay for you and your husband in the near future. As I mentioned on the phone, it's my pleasure to assist my guests with...

San Francisco
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If mildew in the corners of the bathroom is going to freak you out then this is not for you. If scummy windows that need a good vinegar wipedown bother you when you are trying to enjoy the ocean view then this is not for you. If the presence of a wet bar and fridge and coffee but the absence...

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

Thank you leaving us a review of your experience at Sanctuary. I certainly appreciate the candid nature of your observation and I want to sincerely apologize for the way the stay left you feeling about our hotel. We are undergoing several simultaneous enhancements that have yet to reach completion; the new restaurant will be opening this summer and we are...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
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 93933-2002
Region: United States > California > Marina
Price Range: €235 - €525 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sanctuary Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 60
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“First and second floors more private - Ground easier access straight to the beach”
49geoffrey, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for an unobstructed view room. Get your s'mores ingredients and wine at the store (there's a Walmart nearby) before getting the hotel.”
keiligh, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ocean view rooms are only a short walk to the ocean and you are surrounded by sand. Felt like oceanfront!”
  • Wine on our deck. The path to the beach is along the fenceline.
154taram, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All Rooms seem awesome, especially the ocean view rooms.”
531danp, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get one of the few rooms that are actually beach front.”
douglasa62, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
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