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Sanctuary Beach Resort

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3295 Dunes Road, Marina, CA 93933
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Burlington, VT
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Father-son cycling trip up the coast, splurged for this place. REALLY comfortable room, beach campfire, great hot tub, plush robes in between...and a personal golf cart to get us to and fro. Onsite Hawaiian Cowboy restaurant seemed weird, but food and service turned our excellent. Highly recommend.

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Roseville, California
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35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to the resort for the past 5 years for an annual couples retreat. We have watched the resort change hands, but it has maintained it's same charm. There are many rooms with ocean views and several that walk directly out to the beach. There are nightly fires on the beach that are wonderful to enjoy with your... More 

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

My favorite guests are the ones that stick with us through the years, despite changes in ownership and staff and you are a terrific example of that guest. Thanks so much for continuing to come and relax with us by the beach. We are working on several enhancements that will have our resort continue to distinguish itself from other destinations... More 

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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've stayed here several times over the last 5 years and it's always great. Secluded setting within a timeshare community with easy beach access, feels like a private getaway. We love the assigned golf carts, fantastic shoreline views and always leave the window cracked to hear the ocean. Best rates and selection in January-March, and a stormy weekend was among... More 

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

Sounds like you had one of those quintessential beach getaways that those folks on the Eastern seaboard must be envious of right about now! It warms my heart that you have stayed enough times and familiarized yourself with the area immediately surrounding the property that you're excited about the local restaurants and brand new theater too. I sincerely appreciate your... More 

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33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove there from San Francisco. Booked a suite on the beach side. Good room with wonderful view of breaking surf. They served complimentary wine and canapés at night. Put on a fantastic Bonfire at night on the beach, where you could indulge in your favourite tipple. The adjacent restaurant was good. You get your own golf buggy which is... More 

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

Thank you so much for the terrific feedback you offered about the resort. We are thrilled you enjoyed some of what the resort had to offer and encourage you to come back to check out the rest of what we have in store. We'll see you again soon! More 

Fair Oaks, California
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132 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great view of the beach and sand dunes, even with other units in front of us. Golf carts only, cars left at main hotel. I was disappointed that so many things in the room were not up to making this a great place, the rooms are on the small side and have a awkward layout, no end tables next to... More 

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

Thank you for staying with us and providing some feedback about your stay. It sounds like you had quite an enjoyable time despite a few hiccups with amenities in the rooms. We are undergoing some changes at the resort that will ultimately result in a more modernized, convenient, and comfortable stay for all of our guests in the near future.... More 

Santa Clara
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at the Sanctuary Beach Resort on Wed Dec 30th expecting a quiet, serene girls getaway. The guests in the next room were loud and obnoxious. Called the front desk and they sent security at 11pm when we tried to go to sleep. They turned on the music and were incredibly loud at 1am which forced one of our friends... More 

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1 Thank carebear369
Derrick P, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback regarding your recent stay. This is the first time I am hearing about the events of your stay and I have already began to look into the matter. Though folks come here for any number of celebratory or relaxation-guided reasons, its disheartening when the enjoyment of one guest comes at the expense of another person's... More 

Lodi, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I left the kids at home and enjoyed our weekend away as a couple. I am going to list the pros and cons of our visit as I like to see this in a review. Pros: The pictures are EXACTLY like reality. The resort was beautiful, loved the golf carts to get around. We had a junior... More 

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2 Thank Laura J
Derrick P, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort, responded to this review

I'm so glad to read that you had an enjoyable time here at the resort. Like you, I also like to see Pros and Cons in reviews as it makes it easier to pinpoint those aspects of my guest's stay that are less-than-extraordinary. It troubles me that your stay was adversely affected by the ambient noise created by another guest.... More 

Sonoma County, California
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117 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

This place must be great in the summer. I will have to come back and update my review. When I do, I will make sure to ask for a better room. At $198/night under the “multiple night saver” rate (stay 3 or more nights) I expected more from my "ocean view deluxe" room. My view was pretty good, but unfortunately... More 

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

Thank you for offering us feedback about your recent stay with us. Though I was saddened to read that you were not thoroughly pleased with the size and location of your particular room; I was glad to see that you want to come back and experience the resort over summer. I think its a beautiful place no matter what time... More 

Fremont
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I called for a last minute room and was blessed to speak to Bianca.....Let's just say, "THE BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE" I ever received over the phone......We arrived 3 hours after I made my reservation and let's just say, WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.....From the moment we arrived to when we left the next day was awesome....Walking in and seeing complimentary wine, crackers, and cheese.....MMMMMMMMM....You... More 

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

It warms my heart to hear that our Guest Service team is providing experiences that continue to WOW our guests :-) Thank you so much for the glowing review and we invite you back for another impromptu stay whenever time allows! See you back soon. More 

Cupertino
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30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

I went with my boyfriend and it was the perfect romantic getaway! It came highly recommended from my parents and I am glad we went! We went as alone time since we had both been so busy the previous months --designated us time. Best idea ever!! LOVED the whole having our own golf cart! LOVED the evening beach bonfire and... More 

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2 Thank Samantha C
Derrick P, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort, responded to this review

You are the newest generation of visitors coming to stay with us and we appreciate that your family holds Sanctuary as one of its favorite getaways. Please thank you parents for the recommendation! From the sound of your review, you took in all the spoils that we have to offer and I'm so glad you went away with that feeling... More 

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