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Sanctuary Beach Resort

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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Durango, Colorado
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just minutes from Monterey on a beautiful and quiet State Beach!!! Hotel staff was friendly, rooms were great. Had a fireplace and sitting area. Bed was comfortable and the best part.....you can walk to the beach from your room!!!!!!! Dog friendly too!!!

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

Thanks for the great review! We welcome you, the family, and the dog back anytime! We'll see you again soon! More

United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed here about five times and every time it amazes us just how excellent this place is. We only found it when we were unable to get a hotel in the centre of Monterrey and we saw this beachfront hotel. It has great rooms and a large suite type room with kitchen area and seating area. The rooms... More

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

Wow! Now you are what I call a REPEAT GUEST! I want to say how wonderfully excited I am that you keep coming back to visit us. I think that's the greatest measure of our progress and effectiveness, the fact that you find reasons to keep coming back. We invite you to return as often as you like and we'll... More

Los Angeles
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a little piece of paradise on the shore. We took other reviewers advice and booked a Deluxe Ocean Front King room... the perfect thing to do. The resort is located on expansive protected sand dune beach where the waves dramatically crash on the shore... and there is nothing between the room and the water but a beautiful... More

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

Your review was well written and very informative. I can already tell other guests will be happy to read your opinion of our humble little gem. You are always invited back to join us again for another spectacular stay. We'll keep the fireplace on for you! More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a nightmare of a flight from JFK to SFO the a almost 2hr drive to the resort, we were so happy to check in, there was a problem, I had made reservations months before, our room was somehow unblocked in the schedule , so we were told we would have to stay in one room for a night and... More

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

You are too kind. I've passed along your comments to Trisha and she was thrilled you were pleased with our service. We so look forward to having you as our guest again in the near future. Feel free to ask our concierge staff about some great dining options in the area. We'll see you very soon! More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We looked at lots of options for our 25th Anniversary getaway and settled on Sanctuary Resort. We loved every minute. Excellent customer service. Highly recommend 711 Junior Suite for best ocean views. Food at restaurant was good. We WILL go back!

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

I know you have lots and lots of choices when visiting our beautiful slice of the country... so let me be the first to offer you our sincere thanks for choosing Sanctuary. We're glad you enjoyed yourself!!! More

Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location was superb and the accommodation very well appointed. Frontline villa had fantastic views and immediate access to beach, Able to watch dolphins in the sea. Carmel and Pebble Beach just down the road. No complaints and would (and have) highly recommend anyone who has not visited the US West Coast to go.

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

Hello and thank you for the excellent feedback you left about the resort. I'm so happy you enjoyed yourself and feel compelled to let others know about us... We really appreciate it :-) More

San Francisco, CA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Sanctuary Beach Resort is a beautiful place to stay.. It is situated on the sand dunes and there is easy access to a beautiful, long beach for walking. It is peaceful and quiet. The room was very comfortable and the bed comfortable. The television set is placed very high up on the wall and is only comfortable for viewing... More

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

Thanks for leaving us feedback about your stay. Our reservation agents are always happy to fully explain what the difference in rooms are so that our guests will have all their expectations met when they get here. Thanks again for coming to see us and please feel free to visit again as soon as you can get away! More

Brea
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love staying here for an ocean escape. Splurge on the oceanfront upstairs. If you are lucky and the wind is good, you can see the hang gliders gracing the sky. The golf carts to get around in are fun! Bring wine and charcuterie with you and enjoy on the patio. Only complaint is the need for the restaurant to... More

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

Thanks so much for the great comments. We would love to see you coming back again and again, year after year. Stay tuned for some great upgrades to our in-room breakfast coming this winter! More

Sydney
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you are going to spend as much money as you spend to stay here ($300/night for us) get an oceanfront deluxe or suite if you can. Ours (604) was single story with two separate units within -- a deluxe with a king bed and next door was a junior suite with a bed and pull-out sofa. It would be... More

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

I'm going to go ahead and agree with you on that one. If you're going to come to the beach resort, then by all means spring for the ocean front rooms to take best advantage of the Pacific has to offer. From the sound of things, you enjoyed a great many of the things the resort has to offer. By... More

Vacaville, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This beach resort was beautiful, the ocean front deluxe rooms are very nice fireplace and all. The ocean front rooms all have their own patios and angorache chairs. Every room is assigned your own golf cart to get around the property beings that it is a big piece of property. The only down fall is the kula ranch restaurant which... More

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

Thanks for your sincere feedback about your experience here at the resort. Though we share the property, the restaurant is a separate company and we will share your feedback with their management staff. We always want our guests to have fantastic experiences from food to lodging and everything in between and I'm sorry the dining did not meet your expectations.... 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*
Number of rooms: 60
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