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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I have been coming to this resort for a few years now. We like to take a weekend to get away from everything and everyone. We loved this resort because of the separate bungalows, ease of beach access, golf carts, and views. This experience was very different from past experiences. To start off, the power was out... More 

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

Thank you for leaving some feedback about your stay. Needless to say, I was disappointed to read that you were let down by this most recent visit when compared to stays in the past. The bellman you spoke to was right about the resort being acquired by new owners; a change that happened back in January. The new ownership group... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Words can't explain. I've been here a few times in the past hands down the best spot to stay in Marina. Beautiful rooms with nice views of the ocean. I did not get a chance to use the pool next time when the kiddos are along definitely will be a must.

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

Thank you so much for a wonderful and overwhelmingly positive review of your recent stay! You are most welcome to come back anytime you see fit and hopefully you won't be too long before coming back to experience the magic again!! More 

Austria
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

stayed there in a beach villa for one night on our trip from san diego to san francisco. the hotel is located in the dunes, a few miles north of monterey; the resort itself is really nice and clean, our villa was spacious, with a luxury interior and a view to the ocean from the terrace; wifi did work fine.... More 

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

Thank you for staying with us leaving us a great review as well. We appreciate wholeheartedly any feedback that our guests offer us and I'm so thrilled to read to that you enjoyed your stay! Our restaurant is undergoing a complete renovation and will be reopened in early 2017 as a brand new concept with deliciously crafted takes on some... More 

Elk Grove, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Where do I start? This hotel is hands down the best hotel I have been to! My family and I always come and and love the staff. On the last visit, this past weekend, we had a great interaction with one staff member named Sumeet. He was hilariously and made my family and I feel as if we were right... More 

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

Wow!! We love that you had a great time and were able to meet Sumeet! He is one of our bellmen here on property and loves to take great care of our guests every chance he gets. I love that he and the property as a whole left a great impression on you and we are so thrilled to hopefully... More 

Novato, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter found this place and we decided to splurge on our trip to Monterey and stay at a place that is on the beach. We had a partial ocean view room that had an incredible view and short walk to beach. Clean, awesome customer service. Daughter loved the huge pool and evening bonfires. Since you can't drive your car... More 

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

Thank you for leaving us some feedback regarding your stay. We appreciate the fact that your daughter found us and you both decided to try us out. I am thrilled you found the accommodations to your liking and invite you to return anytime you feel! I appreciate your feedback about the check-in experience as well. My team and I are... More 

Turlock, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed Thursday night 11/10 just prior to Veterans Days weekend. This place was awesome. So relaxing. Book an ocean side deluxe room. It's worth it. Nothing between you and the ocean but sand dunes that are protected so no ones walks on them. We enjoyed a beautiful sunset. From 5-8pm this time of year they have bonfires down by... More 

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

Your review was a treat to read and I appreciate you leaving it. I was especially fond of the fact that you were able to enjoy a great many of the resort's offerings and amenities while you were with us. Being a huge fan of good eats myself, you hit on three of my favorite places to grab a meal... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Junior suite 603 and I can say is: It was amazing! Room was clean, with fantastic ocean view, bonfires, they welcomed us with wine and snack. The beach is really nice and clean. We had a fantastic weather and enjoyed a long walk in the morning.

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

I appreciate you leaving us a review!! Please please come back and see us again very soon. More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Awesome place to stay. Our suite was so nice, clean, comfortable. Fireplace was romantic. Nice bar area with coffee and refrigerator. Wonderful views and the crashing of the waves lulled us to sleep. Wine and cheese tasting in afternoon was fun and so was the bonfire. We hated to leave. Most relaxing part of our 8 day trip. If I... More 

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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!! 603 and its next door neighbor 604 are some of my favorites for the views and close proximity to the ocean! I appreciate you leaving us such an awesome review and thank you so much for the kudos for our staff. We are here to make sure you have a terrific time... More 

Suffolk, Virginia
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

In town for business so my wife came along and we stayed in suite 401 right on the beach, what a great view! the rooms are a little dated but the place was great, also the hotel restaurant was being renovated but there are so many choices in places to eat in Monterrey or Carmel. get a room on the... More 

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

Thank you for the wonderful review! Come back and see us anytime for business or leisure. We'll look forward to having you here again! More 

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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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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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  • 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: $249 - $539 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sanctuary Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 60
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“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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“Suite 603.”
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“great views!”
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“Room with no ocean view are not worthy of your money”
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