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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 26 February 2013

This is located right on the beach. You get to your room by a golf cart. Our neighbors were a bit noisy because we shared a building. To get to the actual beach you walk a path and then it drops down into a dune so you have to have good footing and cannot be impaired. This part of the...

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

Thanks for leaving a great review of our humble little resort by the water. You are a person with a great sense of detail like myself and I am glad that you touched on some of the points that you did. Two issues I wanted to address in terms of your stay; the access to the beach, and the shower/tub...

Newark, California
Reviewed 21 February 2013

We have been here years before when it was under another name. We were glad to return once again. In need of a weekend get-away, we were pleasantly surprised to book at such late notice. What a peaceful place to enjoy the beach and ocean air. Accommodations were wonderful. What a great room! What a great view! Beautiful sunset. The...

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

Thanks for the awesome comment regarding your stay with us. Your pictures look great and made me kind of jealous that my office doesn't have a view! Let me also say that I appreciate your return business over the years and of course you are welcome back anytime! Its always my pleasure to ensure my guests have a great stay...

Danville, CA
Reviewed 11 February 2013

Although I have spent a lot of time over the years in the Monterey, Carmel area, I had never heard of this resort. My wife and I were going to the golf tournament at Pebble Beach and the shuttle left from Fort Ord, so I was looking for a hotel nearby. This resort is right on a bluff overlooking a...

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

I have to say that your comments about the resort were wonderful and much appreciated. Thanks ever so much for leaving us a review. Being so descriptive, I’m sure it will aid future travelers to our resort who may have been wondering what a nice ocean front stay would be like from one of our rooms. You raise a good...

omaha
Reviewed 28 January 2013 via mobile

3 words. Ocean Front Room. Sometimes, the extra money spent is well worth it. Sitting fireside at your patio door with the waves crashing, smooth jazz in the background, a fantastic bottle of Port wine from Napa, and a delicious dinner delivered from the island restaurant on site...actually, we drove our golf cart (complimentary with our room) to pick up...

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ManagementSBR, Front Office Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort, responded to this review

It sounds like you have impeccable taste in hotels! I couldn't agree more that certain occasions call for splurging and enjoying the best of the best! I am delighted to hear that your stay was full of relaxing, enjoying wine, and hearing the waves crash at night. You painted a wonderful picture and we look forward to your next visit...

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 26 January 2013

Exciting experience to be right on the beach, surrounded by the ocean and white sands - you have the feeling of being on a privately owned beach. The Aquarium is closeby so a nice treat for kids . Our oceanfront Junior suite had a nice view of the beach , fireplace that you can set and comes on if the...

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ManagementSBR, Front Office Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort, responded to this review

I am so glad your family enjoyed your stay! The aquarium is one of my favorite parts of Monterey. They are constantly upgrading exhibits and adding new features to make it better and better. I hope you were able to enjoy some of the nice weather we have had lately. I’m so happy the staff provided helpful service to you...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 25 January 2013

Our stay here was a gift from a friend, who was thrilled she had found such a lovely place for us to stay. After being allowed to check in a little early by the friendly staff, we met another staff member at our car, who helped us load up his golf cart and drove us to our room. I was...

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ManagementSBR, Front Office Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort, responded to this review

It seems from your review that the weather you experienced while here unfortunately had a negative impact on your stay. I really enjoyed the positive points you pointed out regarding the staff and room features. I must agree certain aspects of the resort are more easily enjoyed with less inclement weather, and unfortunately Mother Nature is the one item we...

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 22 January 2013

We booked a 2 bedroom condo (Worldmark Timeshare) for my husband, myself and daughter and fiance in early January. The resort is beautifully maintained. The grounds are meticulous and there is a true feeling of serenity here. The beach is just a short walk from all units. We stayed on the 2nd floor so had a small view of the...

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ManagementSBR, Front Office Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for writing a two-for-one review! Most families aren’t able to experience both the timeshare and the resort at the same time. For those readers who weren’t aware, our property is unique because we have the opportunity to share it with 3 other separate ventures, WorldMark by Wyndam, Kula Ranch Island Steakhouse, and Serenity Spa. The Worldmark timeshare is its...

toronto canada
Reviewed 19 January 2013

This resort is a lovely piece of private get away on the coast. It is a reasonable drive from the quant towns of pebble beach , carmel and monterrey. It has a fantastic beachfront , quiet and away from crowds. The rooms are very nice and have nice decks onto the ocean. I am a fan,and the place is lovely...

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ManagementSBR, Front Office Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for review. I am glad you found the onsite restaurant appetizing, and can understand how you may want more variety for a longer stay. There are some great places about ten minutes away, so please always feel free to talk to your concierge for more detail or recommendations. The bonfire is a great place to enjoy one of the...

Lubbock, Texas
Reviewed 14 January 2013

I stayed in a beachfront suite recently, and absolutely loved it! The view was incredible, and the staff was very friendly! The room was very clean and nice! There were a few minor things in the room that I could say were not perfect, but all minor things that just dont matter, considering the location and price. You just can`t...

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ManagementSBR, Front Office Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort, responded to this review

Our romance package is such a great surprise for guests, and I’m so glad it worked out well for you and your girlfriend! Our ocean front rooms offer great views with a close proximity to the ocean, and it seems as though you had a true appreciation for that. I am truly happy to see the excitement you portrayed in...

Ottawa, ON, Canada
Reviewed 8 January 2013

Stayed here for only one night when travelling through the coast. We found this hotel to be a great find! Our room was spotless and very cozy. The bathroom is insanely large and comes with nice bathrobes. The fireplace was a great value as it was cool during the night. The bed was plush and comfortable. You are driven to...

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ManagementSBR, Front Office Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. I am so glad you happened to find us for your one night stay through your coastal trip. The breakfast here is very convenient and a nice easy way to get the morning started. I am glad it was to your liking. I really appreciated the photos you took of the resort as well! Feel free...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: €248 - €511 (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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