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Sanctuary Beach Resort

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   3295 Dunes Rd, Marina, CA 93933
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Ranked #1 of 8 hotels in Marina
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
sammijo San Clemente, California
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Clemente, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights just to "reconnect and rewind"! What an amazing 2 days! After having happy hour and sushi in the bar where we met some great people, we all ventured down to the beach/firepit area to watch the sunset! First of all the sunset was beautiful and the firepit was so warm and... More

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Pleasanton, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed 3 nights for a golf mini-vacation. As soon as we arrived on the property, the word "Great!" just kept coming up…from the staff, to the views, the comfort and size of the room, the feeling of serenity you get from hearing the waves on the beach…we were sold on coming back the minute we got... More

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Totowa, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is located right on the beach and san dunes and is a great location. nice room with fireplace is nice amenity as is the overall décor. skip the on site restaurant and venture out to Monterey or elsewhere. The restaurant service on a weeknight was slow and food was so/so (including the place being a little un-kept)

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

Thanks very much for leaving us a great review. Our Front Desk agents are always more than happy to recommend their favorite restaurants for our guests. Monterey features some very delectable coastal cuisine with no shortage of Italian, French, and Japanese options as well. Let us be your guide to the wonderful eateries in the beautiful setting that is Monterey... More

Alta Loma, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I spent a fun filled weekend at this beautiful resort. It reminded us of the dunes in North Cariona. We did travel into Santa Cruz and Monterey as the weather was a bit gloom in Marina. Great views and the rooms were so nice. Exceptional service from everyone on the grounds....but don't expect to check in early.... More

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

Thanks for leaving us a review about your holiday stay. I'm glad the family had a good time and enjoyed themselves. I appreciate you bringing up the aspects of our resort you weren't over-the-moon about. Early check-ins are sometimes tough for us to accommodate because so many people love to stay and enjoy the beach, dolphins, pool, golf cart etc... More

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great staff, very friendly, prompt with your requests. Great pool/playground. Close to the beach. Really nice. Very quiet and secluded atmosphere. We were here 7 days, enjoy every minute. Lots of things to do close by. Here are some pics of some of the places we enjoyed for less than $150.00 collectively and we had 4 grandchildren with us.....ENjOY!!!

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

Thanks for leaving us a great review! Looks like you and the family had a fantastic time in Monterey and I thank you for making Sanctuary your home away from home. We'll hope to see you again next summer vacation! More

Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I recently honeymooned in the Monterey Bay area, and having never been to California before, we decided to make the Sanctuary Beach resort our hub for our week long stay based on online reviews. We certainly were not disappointed. The resort is remote enough to keep you away from the hustle and bustle of nearby areas, but... More

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

Wow, thanks a lot for writing us a fantastic review! More importantly, thank you for deciding on Sanctuary for such a momentous occasion in your lives. We are glad we hold a special place in your heart and would be happy to have you both again and again until you grow old together! More

Antelope, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waves crashing and a Beautiful view of the beach from my patio created the most secluded and relaxing vacation! Very comfortable set up it can become home away from home. Best family vacation ever I hope to make it an annual trip every summer and spend 4 days instead of 2! If you are looking to enjoy comfort and luxury... More

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

Wonderful! I'm so glad you and the family got to try us out. My favorite part of your review was "Best family vacation ever...". That's very nice of you to say! Come on back and do it all again sometime, we'll keep the fireplace on for ya. More

Stockholm Sweden
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138 reviews 138 reviews
78 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Smack in the middle on the fantastic Monterey Bay beach. Situated in a sanctuary where nature and all wild life is protected, lies this very cosy property. Nothing between the hotel and the beach, except for a sand dune or two. Watch dolphines, birds, whales, take a stroll on the beach or a swim in the cold ocean. This is... More

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a great review for us and adding Sanctuary to one of the many places you're visited. It's means a lot to us when well-traveled avid reviewers like yourself leave their mark on our page. You are always welcome back, and we hope we see you again before too long! More

Highwood, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't be deceived by the images online. The rooms are nice but the grounds and pool are nothing special. Not worth $400 per night. Turndown service was a joke. They didn't take our trash or dirty towels. Food a to site restaurant was only mediocre. Pool area is just ok, grounds are bland and nothing special. Don't be deceived by... More

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

Constructive criticism is always appreciated... when its constructive. Positive or negative, I like to receive feedback on how we are doing and I thank every guests for leaving theirs. In regards to your feedback, I'm just going to disseminate a few points I think our reader's should know. The images the resort publishes online are true-to-life and as such, have... More

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I stumbled across this resort, 3 years ago, while planning a trip to Monterey. We chose is because of the beautiful beach pics, we saw on Trip Advisor and their site. Clearly, we were not dissapointed, as we just went back for our 3rd time, and 3rd year in a row! I have nothing but great things... More

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

Wow, thanks so much for leaving us another wonderful review. Thanks even more for your continued business! I always love it when I see guests coming back year after year because it shows us all here at Sanctuary just how special this place is to our past and returning guest. Thanks again for leaving us such a great review and... More

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Address: 3295 Dunes Rd, Marina, CA 93933
Location: United States > California > Marina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sanctuary Beach Resort 3.5*
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Beach Business Center 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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