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Sanctuary Beach Resort

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   3295 Dunes Rd, Marina, CA 93933 (Formerly Marina Dunes Resort)
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Ranked #1 of 8 hotels in Marina
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hackensack, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was my second trip to the Sanctuary Beach Resort and it was amazing! The suite with an ocean view was a dream. Waking up to that view was one of the highlights of my stay. Derrick Pearson, the Guest Relations Manager was a delight. He suggested dining at the Monterey Fish House. The food was delicious. I can't wait... More

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Chico, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I so want to give The Sanctuary Beach Resort five stars and I know the next time I return they are going to get those five stars... This is our second wonderful stay at the resort and I guarantee it's not our last. Many of the "problems" that existed the last time we went have been corrected...a couple have not.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can't go wrong with any Califronia vacation, but stay at the Sanctuary if you are really looking for a romantic, laid back, beach front, yet reasonably priced vacation. My boyfriend and I traveled here for a few days and stayed at the junior suite, which was wodnerful. The door of the main room slid open to the little porch... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My fiance and I stayed in one of the Ocean View rooms and we couldn't have been more pleased with our room. I think the fact that we got a golf cart to take us to our rooms and around the property made it even more memorable. The room was clean and well laid out. Our view of the beach... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stumbled upon this place online when looking for someplace unusual to stay while on business in Salinas. So glad I did. I'm not sure this would be the first place I'd come for a vacation . . . previous reviewers are right that it is not a resort-quality hotel and the time share properties add a tacky quality, but... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked for 2 nights following our time in Yosemite. The drive from Yosemite was great as you approach given the green hills and farmland. The resort is very easy to find and is nicely located on rather secluded part of the beach. We have 2 boys 4 & 8, and both jumped right into playing on the beach upon... More

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband Dan and I stayed at The Sanctuary April 2nd through the 4th. Every staff member we encountered was very pleasant and helpful (including the bar and restaurant staff). We love the convenience of the onsite bar/restaurant, Kula; the food is unique and very good. We've stayed at The Sanctuary several times and have always had positive experiences. We... More

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

You have my sincerest thanks for leaving your lovely review on our public TripAdvisor page. Your comments along with those who have left them before you, will help to inform our future guests of what magical secrets lie waiting at Sanctuary Beach Resort. Thanks again! More

Aguanga, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first time here, maybe not my last. We were right on the beach in a Deluxe unit and had a super view of the surf right from our patio. The location could not have been any better. The room was very nice and pretty much had everything we needed. Microwave, fridge, coffee maker, comfortable bed, almost great pillows (those... More

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a decent hotel with a great location on a beautiful beach. It is not a luxury resort, gorgeous website notwithstanding. And that's why we were disappointed, especially by the pool area, which reminded me of your average middle-American motel pool, surrounded by concrete and cheesy plastic chairs. I agree the jacuzzi is nice and big and very hot,... More

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

Thanks for giving us a try and leaving your feedback. It is worth noting that our website designer did not enhance any of the photo's we provided him. We simply have a beautiful setting and that's what is presented. It sounds like you enjoyed the setting but felt let down by some aspects of the property. I'm always open to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here three separate times and have never been disappointed. We have stayed in the ocean view suites and the extra rate is worth it. The location right on the beach gives access to Monterey Bay and is just a few minutes to downtown Monterey. The on site restaurant is also very good.

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

Thanks so much for leaving us an awesome review! We're so glad to have you as one of our returning guests. We will patiently wait for your return and keep the fireplace on for ya! More

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Additional Information about Sanctuary Beach Resort

Also Known As:
Sanctuary Beach Hotel Marina
Sanctuary Beach Hotel
Sanctuary Beach Marina
Address: 3295 Dunes Rd, Marina, CA 93933 (Formerly Marina Dunes Resort)
Location: United States > California > Marina
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 hotels in Marina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sanctuary Beach Resort 3.5*
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