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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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  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is our first visit to Monterrey and staying at this resort was a great experience. Especially with a young infant. The stay was very good. I suggest folks to check this place out if you have not. You pretty much have a private beach access. The staff has been excellent and all i can say is that we plan... More

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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You can't beat the scenery and location of this hotel. It is a short drive from Monterey, but right on the beach and includes the most beautiful view and the rooms were fantastic. Upon arrival I was informed that we had been upgraded to a suite due to some water damage in the room we had originally booked. Lucky for... More

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

That's what I'm talking about!!! I'm so glad things worked out the way they did and you were able to get a comp upgrade! Of course, water damage isn't something I like to contend with; nevertheless we always make it the resort's problem and never the guest's problem. So when things come undone here, it always works to the benefit... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful hotel! This was exactly what I was looking for at 37 weeks pregnant- beautiful location, clean rooms, easy and fun to get around on the golf carts. I live only a few hours away and I will definitely be back!! Absolutely breathtaking beach- easy 15 minute drive to Monterey; far better than staying in Monterey itself. Only... More

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

Thanks so much for the amazing review. We really appreciate you staying with us and we're excited to see you back as a family perhaps in the new year!!! More

West Hollywood, California, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for a long weekend and I must say it was one of the most pleasant stays I have had at any hotel (And I have stayed at many high end hotels). The check-in was fast and easy. The service was impeccable. One thing that really sticks out to me is how well designed the rooms are. Every... More

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

We really appreciate you leaving us a great review. Every morning I wake up and check the TripAdvisor page and its gets my day off to a fabulous start to read reviews like your's. The pictures you included were awesome and reminded me of just how lucky I am to show up to work here everyday. Thanks again, and we... More

Munich, Germany
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

we spent 5 very relaxing days in the ressort and would definitely come again when next time in the area. we woke up every morning watching dolphins with the binoculars provided and later went for extensive walks on the fantastic beach where you could see dolphins and seaotters really close. only drawback - you cannot swim in the ocean, as... More

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

Your review title says it all! Thanks so much for staying with us. All of my guests keep telling me of all the dolphins they see in the morning. Must be something about our spot that lures the humans and the wildlife alike :-) We'd love to see you again sometime soon. Come back and enjoy the view anytime! More

Pearl City, HI
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed on the Timeshare (Worldmark) side of the resort. The location was simply wonderful to explore the Monterey area --easy access to the freeway (everything about 10-15 minutes away), the Timeshare units (some of them are right up against the parking lot (so easy access for loading/unloading for rooms) and the units were quiet. More about the units/resort--I called... More

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

Thanks so much for leaving a review of the property. Worldmark by Wyndham has their own TripAdvisor page for this location but we're always happy to pass on the message to their staff. I'm glad you had a great stay here and we all look forward to your return! More

Berkeley CA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent a weekend at the Sanctuary Beach Resort, as part of a work retreat. What a total pleasure! It was a gorgeous hotel, and a breathtaking location. The rooms are located in a series of clustered buildings across the large property. Each guest or family is given their own golf cart to get around, which I didn't use (I... More

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

It was such a pleasure to read your review; I really enjoyed it! It's nice to see that our wonderful touches are not lost on those traveling for business. Whatever the reason for your stay, we look forward to seeing you back here very soon! More

Camarillo, California, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We originally booked a room at the Monterey Plaza for our first family vacation with our 4 year old and 10 month old. Two days before we left I saw Sanctuary and thought this would be a better fit for our trip. We immediately changed our plans, and I am so happy I did. The location was beautiful. We are... More

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

Wow, it was so nice to read that you changed your plans and stayed with us instead of the Monterey Plaza Hotel. That warms my heart to no end! Thanks so much for considering Sanctuary and enjoying a stay with us. We'd love to have the whole family back for another awesome vacation on the beach. We'll keep the bonfire... More

New Rochelle, NY
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fun starts when you check in and are given your own personal golf cart to travel around the resort. We booked an oceanview suite that was literally nestled in the high dunes of Monterrey Bay. The room was very nice and had sliders opening up to a small patio in the dunes. We didn't use the pool or restaurant... More

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

Thanks so much for leaving us a stellar review. I'm glad you came and stayed with us this summer. True to what you said, the coastal California region maintains a light marine layer that results in an overcast look to the area until about mid-afternoon during what some would consider the "summer months". Our warmest weather comes later in the... More

Carson City, Nevada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have nothing but good things to say about this resort! The beach, pool, golf carts bonfires on the beach and restaurant are all amazing! We had a wonderful family vacation here and my 3 and 5 year old daughters loved it just as much as my husband and I did! We will be back to the Monterey area in... More

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

Oh boy was it a treat to read your review! I'm so very glad that the entire family (including the girls) had an awesome time. We want you all to come back over and over again and continue to experience this joy with us! We'll look forward to your next visit! More

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Additional Information about Sanctuary Beach Resort

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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