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Sanctuary Beach Resort

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3295 Dunes Rd, Marina, CA 93933
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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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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From the moment you check-in until you check-out...you won't be disappointed with a stay at this Sanctuary. We have been staying at this property for 10 years. The moment you arrive and get your cart...you leave your worries behind. We decided to start our stay with in-room massage for two. Now THAT is the way to start your vacation. Very... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here many years ago when it was Marina Dunes. We were looking for a dog friendly places and this was the perfect choice. We had an ocean front suite. The staff were very friendly and our room was very well maintained. My only complaint was how soft the matress was, which is funny seeing another review complaing about... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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91 reviews 91 reviews
11 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The resort is located in a beautiful place with a great view. Room 614 Deluxe was not comfortable, the bed had no nightstands, the chairs were not comfortable for sitting. The shutters were very difficult to open and close. The toilet exhaust fan roared like a jet taking off. The room was clean and well maintained and the staff was... More 

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London
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32 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three of us shared a suite room which was a bit tight for space but would happily accommodate two. Right on the beach, awesome views from the balcony. Running on the beach in the morning was great as was seeing whales out in the sea. Nice place to stay, albeit a little expensive for what it delivered, service was great... More 

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San Francisco, California
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306 reviews 306 reviews
34 hotel reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed here several times as we love the eco-feeling and being able to walk on the beach with direct access. No cars are allowed throughout the property. Golf carts are assigned to each individual room and are a fun way to get around. Unfortunately, we feel that the property was much better on former visits. On this stay... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose a junior suite (king bed and sleeper couch) for our stay. With two kids aged 4 & 5, it has worked out pretty well. The room is ideal - an amazing view of the ocean and facilities that suit our needs. It's a pity the restaurant doesn't offer breakfasts though the resort will provide a room service if... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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25 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On many previous trips to Monterey we have stayed in Hilton or Best Western-type establishments which were still overpriced for the quality they offered, but that's location for you. This time I decided to treat my husband to a romantic splurge for our anniversary...3 nights in an ocean front room following a night down in Big Sur. Even though our... More 

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Bangor, PA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here on a recent trip to California. It is a beautiful spot right on the beach. Our room was in a little bungalow with 2 units. We were on the first floor and had a walk out patio that looked out on the water. We had a gas fireplace and beautiful large bathroom with 2... More 

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Vallejo, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

our DELUXE room was tiny and not anything as advertised,nothing luxurious about the bath either..the room only had a heater, the bed was hard and sheets felt like cardboard.HORRIBLE...we tried to have a special anniversary and the hotel staff was not the slightest bit concerned for the reason we decided to stay here. The restaurant on the property is comparable... More 

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

Thanks for leaving feedback about your recent stay. It troubles me to see that you left the hotel in such a state that you'd be inspired to write a review such as this. On the contrary, we strive to make each and every guest's special occasion, our special occasion and do what we can to help folks celebrate. I apologize... More 

San Jose, Ca
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow, this place was frustrating and unsatisfactory on so many levels. We arrived for a quick getaway and stopped at the front lobby to see if we could check in at about 2pm on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. The attendant informed me that the room wasn't ready which didn't surprise me; but, it did set me back a little when... More 

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

Thank you for leaving us feedback about your experience here at Sanctuary. After reading your review, I was confronted with several instances where the hotel and restaurant staff could have either provided more information or better follow-thru with regard to the keys, discount, and room-ready call. Because our property is so small and folks generally like to stick around until... More 

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