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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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  • 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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Hertford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Please make sure that you really want to come here. If you want cookie-cutter hotel, pool, restaurant, nightlife etc, then please look elsewhere. This hotel is unlike anywhere else. Clean, friendly yet very different. We stayed in one of the deluxe beachfront rooms as other reviews have suggested that you might get noise from the apartments - they're wooden so... More

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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I stayed at the resort and loved being outside of Monterey, yet close enough to bop over to town if needed. The rooms are very nice and new. We had a 2nd floor oceanfront room and seriously, it doesn't get much better. We slept with the door open and listened to the waves crashing all night. We... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I HIGHLY recommend this hotel in Monterey!!! The hotel has the PERFECT location to see the dolphins feeding grounds, beach access, fire pit nightly 7-10pm, each room has it's own golf cart, kuerig, frig & microwave in the suites, two TV's in the suite, spa available offering in room messages too, pool & hot tub access too. Very few hotels... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here for our honeymoon trip and had an amazing time. We arrived early before our room was ready and had drinks at the hotel restaurant while we waited. We had booked a partial ocean view room, but we were given a room on the end of the first row of condos that was right on the beach. There... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago 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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Derrick P, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review! We're happy you had a great time with us. It warms my heart to hear that you stayed with us on your very first trip here. We'll look forward to having you back plenty more times in the future! More

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77 reviews 77 reviews
9 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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

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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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