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Sanctuary Beach Resort

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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San Jose, California
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Amazing Hotel on the Beach in Marina CA. Just north of Monterey CA. Very quite, private & right on the Pacific Ocean. Bon fires at night along with all the amenities for adults and children. If you are looking for a nice quite vacation with an amazing view, the Sanctuary is your destination.

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

Thank you for taking time out of your day to leave us a review! We very much appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back as soon as you're ready to stay with us again!

Reviewed 27 March 2017

We stayed here for two nights on our way from San Francisco to Los Angeles. The room was just amazing, it had everything you could wish for! With a 2 minute walk to the beach, it was in the perfect spot. You get given a golf cart on arrival to get you around the resort and the restaurant was lovely....

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

Wow, your review was an absolute treat to read! Thank you for the wonderfully positive feedback about your experience. I loved reading that you sat back, relaxed, and had a beer by the ocean with the sunset. Its the perfect place for such activities and we cant wait to host your wedding here so your entire family can join in...

Maple Plain, Minnesota, United States
Reviewed 20 March 2017

My wife and I visited the Sanctuary Beach resort from 3/17/17 - 3/20/17. The site is very unimpressive. The website says the restaurant will re-open in early 2017 after a year closed, that is a joke. The restaurant is boarded up and fenced off looking as it had a fire. There is no one working on the restaurant. They will...

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

While it is my custom to thank every guest for their valuable feedback, I thought it unnecessary and distasteful to use the words you did in your review. I am always looking for the type of feedback that will help us in our unending quest to perfect our service and product presentation. Unfortunately, your review did not provide anything of...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Loved it here - we only spent two days but being so close to the ocean, in our little suite was heaven and just so relaxing! The bonfire by the ocean at night is great - watching the sunset - watch out for the nerds with drones who think it is great way to disturb the peaceful surroundings! Just watch...

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

Thank you for leaving us great feedback about your stay! I am so thrilled you had a great time and enjoyed the sunset and natural setting. We'd love to have you again anytime, just give us a ring.. See you again soon!

Orange, California
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This place is a hidden gem. For a great location between Carmel and Monterey plan on staying here. You might enjoy yourself so much you wont leave the resort. Stay and enjoy the nightly bonfire on the beach. Nestled in cottage like rooms with porches the peaceful atmosphere and ocean sounds is perfect for any couple or person seeking a...

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

You know... that's how they got me too. I stayed here with my partner at the time and then liked it so much I didn't want to leave so I applied for a job :-) This place can have a strong effect on us all and I invite you to come back and experience it over and over again. Thank...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This property is in a lovely location right on the beach. The staff are super friendly and professional. restuarant was closed for remodeling so I can not speak to that but look forward to returning when it reopens. Though we did not bring our dog, this place is very dog friendly and still is super clean. I will return many...

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! I so appreciate the fact that you were able to relax and unwind. After all, that is sole reason this place exists - so you can get away and escape. We'll be looking forward to your next visit, hopefully before too long.

Vanløse, Staden Kobenhavn, Denmark
Reviewed 1 March 2017

My wife, 2-year-old son and I visited the resort, where we booked a suite with ocean view. The resort is absolutely breathtaking, and the most romantic place I've ever been to. As mentioned, we brought our 2-year-old son, so there wasn't much time for romance though...

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

I am so glad you discovered the resort. While I hope your son had a stay that he will remember forever, I'll be looking forward to your next visit when you've got a babysitter and can leave the little guy at home. You deserve to treat yourselves and we'll be here when you're ready! Thanks again for the wonderful feedback!

Reviewed 22 February 2017 via 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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Derrick P, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort, responded to this review

You are so sweet to leave us such a great review! Thank you so much for recognizing the staff for assisting you. We revel in any opportunity to really WOW a guest and I hope we did just that with regard to your experience. Come back for some more rest and relaxation as soon as you're ready!

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 18 February 2017

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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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 31 January 2017 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!

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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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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room

Additional Information about Sanctuary Beach Resort

Address: 3295 Dunes Drive, Marina, CA 93933-2002
Region: United States > California > Marina
Price Range: $341 - $1,512 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sanctuary Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 60
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“Ask for an ocean front Jr. Suite on the sand.”
  • The view from our Patio - right on the sand.
bjrad, 21 May 2017 | Read review
“Get a room with unobstructed view; get a suite.”
mkhughes11, 15 May 2017 | Read review
“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
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