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Sanctuary Beach Resort

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3295 Dunes Road, 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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54 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent 4 nights in this preserved place next to the Pacific ocean. The suite is big with all comoditites (including gas fireplace !). We enjoyed the proximity and the wilderness of the sand dunes and peacful beach (in the morning you can see dolphins swimming) , the confort of the room, the Electric golf cart (Kids love it), the... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our boys deemed this place the "best hotel ever" largely because we had our own personal golf cart to trek around in. We stayed in one of the King suites right on the beach. The pool and hot tub were fabulous. We loved being right on the beach and being able to hear the waves at night. Note: no A/C... More 

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Clovis, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As a general manager for a Hilton property, I look for certain levels of service when I travel. All I can say is that I was blown away by the level of service from the staff at this property. Mr. Kumar has done a great job in recruiting talent to serve his visitors. From the time that I arrived to... More 

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Rialto, California
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63 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had another hotel reserved, but did not like the area it was located in. We came across this Resort by driving around and went to their front lobby area to inquire about a possible stay. Our luck, they had rooms available. Service was very friendly and helpful. Beautiful Resort, am surprised I have missed it on our many trips... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Honestly what is not to love here? Yes, it is pricey in the summer, but SO worth it in every way. This is our second time staying at the Sanctuary for a golf getaway (Blackhorse/Bayonet Golf Courses) just down the road. The location could not be any more relaxing-- with the sound of the ocean right outside your window, the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You really can't ask for too much more when you are offered a well marketed, well managed and well maintained accommodation with a respect for the environment. Sanctuary Beach delivers on everything it promises in marketing materials online and others have said in social media sites. Rooms are clean, tidy and well appointed. Golf Carts are a fun treat. Continental... More 

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

Your review was a treat to read! Thank you for the kind and very positive comments about the resort and its staff. Our team was excited to read such a glowing review and I'm glad to see that Sanctuary provided a fantastic setting for your Monterey getaway. We'll hope to see you again soon! More 

Brisbane, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in a junior suite ocean view here for 2 nights and I can't say I was impressed, nor would I come back again. Firstly the room was small, very small for a suite. While the room offers your basic amenities with some enjoyable luxuries (fire place, brekky delivered, 2 TVs) it just didn't impress me. The view, not... More 

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

Thank you for offering your feedback with regard to your recent stay. I was disappointed to see that a traveler that had come from so far away was so very dismayed by their experience with us. After reading your review in its entirety, its apparent that there were aspects of your stay that we had no control over (e.g. placement... More 

London
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19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here as part of an epic road trip around California - what a hotel! The rooms are just spectacular in the size and how they are decorated - beautiful. Then you step outside and see the amazing Pacific Ocean staring right back at you - wow!! You couldn't find a more romantic hotel in the area. Top this off... More 

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

Nathan, It was such a pleasure meeting you two and I'm thankful I was involved in making your reservation. You were so gracious and polite despite the issue I was working through, that it truly was a delight and a breath of fresh air speaking with you. Thanks for the delightful things you said about the property and if you... More 

Fresno
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just returned from one of the most excellent retreats we have ever had. We love Monterey and have stayed at the Monterey Plaza, the Intercontinental...etc. All beautiful stays. However, their views and beach access are limited and the crowds can be a bit cumbersome. The view from our room, at the Sanctuary, was awesome! We stayed in a Jr.... More 

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

I must say it was a treat reading your recounting of your time spent here at Sanctuary. I really appreciate you taking the time to describe some of your favorite aspects of the resort in detail and I'm glad to see our little touches are making a difference to our guests. Please come and see us again and let us... More 

Richmond
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect anniversary get away. Sanctuary exceed our expectations absolutely stunning. The location was fabulous and the view we got from our Ocean View room was amazing. We stayed at this resort for Two days and we enjoyed every minute. The staff was very welcoming and attentive. I can't say enough about how wonderful was our time at this resort. We... More 

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

Thanks so much for the stellar review! We can't wait to have you back next time. If your calendar allows it, take advantage of our Multiple Night Saver rate which rewards those guests who stay 3-nights or more! We'll look forward to having you back soon. More 

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