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Sanctuary Beach Resort

3.5 of 5 3295 Dunes Rd, Marina, CA 93933
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Santa Barbara, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This resort fulfilled all of our wants for a perfect getaway. We were upgraded to a junior suite 715 which had ocean views and on the 2nd story. Service was so friendly from everyone from the minute we checked in to checking out. Listening to the waves, having a private balcony, the wonderful views of Monterey and Santa Cruz, perfect... More 

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Winters, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have stayed in some nice places along the Californian coast and this ranks among the best. Comfortable rooms with great amenities that sits right on the oceanfront. No better place to relax, enjoy the bonfire, watching the sunset. Friendly staff as well in both the reception area and in the onsite Kula Steakhouse. There are so many choices in... More 

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

Thanks for stumbling upon our resort and choosing to stay here for your recent visit. It warms my heart to know that we did things right to gain your favor and hopefully we will have many opportunities to have you as our guest again in the near future. More 

New York City, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for just one night on our coastal highway trip and were sad to leave. The service was spectacular, we were upgraded to an ocean front suite upon arrival, and catered to the entire time of our stay. The hotel is perfectly located on a beautiful beach with a bonfire every night at sunset. We had a breakfast picnic... More 

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

Thanks so much for the taking the time to leave us an outstanding review! We really appreciate our guest's feedback and were very happy to read that you had a great time. From time to time, we will have hiccups in our system that results in guest's rooms not being available. Whenever this happens, our policy is to upgrade the... More 

Los Angeles, California
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100 reviews 100 reviews
21 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sanctuary Beach Resort in Monterey Bay (operated by Wyndham) has several suites and bungalows located right at the ocean front of the Marina State Beach. We had an ocean front (different from ocean view) cottage, which was a duplex -- but we never heard our neighbors, except when they yelled "Whale" -- which was very helpful for us to... More 

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

My oh my, what a wonderful review! Written by an avid reviewer none-the-less! Thanks for adding SBR to your catalog of reviews; we really appreciate the feedback. I'm glad you and your neighbors formed a whale notification system... From taking a glance of your fantastic pictures, it looks like it worked great! We're certainly looking forward to the next time... More 

Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second time staying at the Sanctuary and it did not disappoint! Big, beautiful room with a view of the ocean, friendly front desk staff and a great beach. We also enjoy going to Kula Steakhouse on property. We like that we can park our car and just chill out for 24 hours in a peaceful getaway with... More 

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

Thanks so much for the kind comments regarding your stay! We appreciate you letting our TripAdvisor audience know how fantastic your experience was. We'll be looking forward to your return visit :-) More 

fairfield, california
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91 reviews 91 reviews
14 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights in one of their deluxe beachfront cabins and totally enjoyed ourselves. The room was very spacious and comfortable, and appeared to be relatively new. The staff were quite friendly and attentive, including providing detailed recommendations and accompanying Google-map printouts for local eateries in Monterey. The local on-site restaurant, Kula Grill, was OK but the food... More 

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

Thanks for staying with us and telling the world about your experience! We can certainly take credit for the bonfire and wine, but the coastline was here when we got here; we just chose a great spot! :-) We look forward to you coming back and seeing us again soon! More 

Oxnard, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in room 720 Deluxe, which is on the second floor and had a view to the left of the sunset between buildings, and had a view to the right and straight ahead of the lovely dunes and the sea. Highly recommend staying on the second floor. Our room was well-appointed with a balcony and fireplace and small sitting... More 

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

Just the post-stay review we needed! I was thrilled to hear you had a great time with us bringing in the new year! Your comments about the view from the 720 building were spot on. Having stayed in 720 several times over the years, I like that it allows you to overlook many of the features of our beautiful complex... More 

Brentwood, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here using an offer we received through Travel Zoo. We stayed in a deluxe room facing the ocean which was fabulous. We loved being right on the ocean so we could walk along the beach & enjoy the sunset. The room was very comfortable, nicely decorated so as to give you the feeling that you... More 

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

I appreciate you leaving a great positive review as well as your tip for other potential guests. I share in your opinion that the Ocean Front rooms are the most private. While all of our rooms are designed to face the water, you seem to get the most unobstructed view from the Ocean Front room class. I'll be looking forward... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I recently purchased a Living Social package for the beautiful Sanctuary Resort in Marina, California. And for once..I was so pleasantly surprised by this purchase. The hotel's views were stunning, and it was located conveniently about 12 minutes away from the aquarium. The Living Social deal prvoided everything it said it would, and there were absolutely no... More 

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

Thanks so much for staying and leaving us an outstanding review! We try to stay away from loopholes whenever we publish deals because we know our guests have no time or patience for such tactics; and you all deserve to be treated like we would want to be treated. As such, I'm glad you found the resort to your liking.... More 

San Diego, California
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I just returned from a 2 night stay over January 1st and 2nd. We were excited by the photos and description of this resort when we made our reservation for a deluxe oceanfront room. The resort advertises as dog friendly and we had our dog with us on a five day road trip along the coast. This... More 

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

I was disappointed to read that your stay with us did not live up to expectations. Moreover, I was especially disappointed that you felt reaching out to management would have fallen on deaf ears; which is never the case when it comes to our guests. I encourage any guest who is not having a spectacular stay here to immediately contact... More 

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Additional Information about Sanctuary Beach Resort

Address: 3295 Dunes Rd, Marina, CA 93933
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Location: United States > California > Marina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sanctuary Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 60
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