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Sanctuary Beach Resort

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3.5 of 5
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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San Francisco, California
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304 reviews 304 reviews
34 hotel reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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San Jose, Ca
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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 

Burlington, Vermont
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have traveled quite a bit and tend to stay at cheaper hotels, but decided to splurge this time... and, boy, was it worth it! We had the most fabulous time at the Sanctuary. Loved our room facing the ocean - gorgeous view, nice terrace, fireplace, comfortable bed, huge bathroom. Each room/suite comes with its own golf cart (a hit... More 

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

THANK THANK THANK YOU for the awesome review! From the sound of things, we really had a great impression on you. I'm so happy you decided to branch out and try something new and I'm even more excited that you might have found your new favorite place to stay on California's central coast! We'll see you again soon! More 

California City, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view was amazing and the room was very nice. The bed was so comfortable that it reminded me of home. The staff took really good care of us and made our stay even more enjoyable because they genuinely appreciated us for staying with them. The only downer was that the hot tub was out of order during our stay.... More 

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

I'm glad you had a great time with us! I'm even more glad that you pointed out something about the staff here... We really do care about our guests! We are lucky to work at a relatively small boutique property where we only have 60 rooms. This means we are able to give special attention where necessary to our guests... More 

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really having a fabulous time enjoying the coast of California. Started in Napa staying Meadowood about $950 a night with outstanding rooms and 5 star restaurant. Then finishing the last days at Post Ranch Inn even more fabulous and even more expensive ! Since wanted to enjoy Monterey area for the Sunday evening, I found the Sanctuary Beach Resort on... More 

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Pebble Beach, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I surprised My gentleman with a Local getaway. This included a stay here. Overall I was pleasantly surprised with it all. Location and closeness to the beach is terrific. We had a nice view from the room. Room service breakfast arrived is a basket and was really well done for a nice breakfast in bed. Restaurant on the property had... More 

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

Thank you so much for the kind comments you left us. I'm glad you and your partner had a fantastic stay and of course we'd love to see you again before too long! It warms my heart to see that our efforts make for a great getaway for that special occasion, and thanks so much for spending it with us.... More 

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