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Sanctuary Beach Resort

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3295 Dunes Road, Marina, CA 93933
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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AndhraPradesh
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a right place for people in Silicon Valley who want to relax over weekends enjoying ocean waters after their busy weekdays. Sanctuary has a private beach access and rooms with a beautiful ocean view. This place is clean and rooms are spacious enough for a couple and small family. I would recommend sanctuary to everyone including couples &... More 

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

I couldn't agree more; that for our neighbors in the Bay Area, Sanctuary provides an almost otherworldly escape and we happen to just be an hour away. Whenever you're ready to come back, we'll be here to have you. Take care! More 

Los Angeles, California
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73 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I found this place for my parents's anniversary last year and they really liked it so we thought we'd try it as well . Made the reservation easy enough-was very specific (as i always am) about the room we wanted,view type etc. We arrived around check in time,parked and went into the lobby/reception area.The "welcoming" vibe was not very friendly... More 

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

Thank you for providing us a detailed review of your stay with Sanctuary! In striving to exceed our guest's expectations, we appreciate every bit of feedback that comes our way so that we can use it to hone our craft. I'm thrilled you found the great majority of amenities to your liking and invite you to come back and see... More 

Riverside, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Sanctuary Beach Resort is a wonderful resort on the beach! The rooms are beautifully done with a great ocean view! We were able to upgrade and the staff was really helpful in finding the perfect room with the best ocean view. We brought our dog with us and we took advantage of the Doogie day care available in Monterey. We... More 

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

I hope you had a blast on this most recent trip to Sanctuary! We appreciate the great feedback and invite the family (including the furry one!) back to experience it all over again. See you again soon! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

We booked our stay in orbitz.com and booked for a deluxe room. However, when we checked in the guest service placed us in a handicapped room. Surprised to see all the handicapped tools inside the bathroom. I don't have anything against handicapped but why would the hotel place their regular guest in a handicapped room? It's incomparable compared to a... More 

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

I was disappointed to read that you did not enjoy your experience in the room you were given. The resort maintains two handicap units out of our total 60 rooms. The design layout of the room is identical to that of other Deluxe rooms with the exception the restroom facilities. It must be stated that most of my guests enjoy... More 

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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

My 2 sisters and I had a suite on the ground level, and the view was fantastic. We could sit on our patio and see and hear the waves. Plus we were about a 2 minute walk from where they have a bonfire every night from 6 to 9! The view was so amazing! The restaurant on the property was... More 

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

Thank you very much for leaving us a wonderfully positive review! From the sound of your review, you and your sisters had a great time here at Sanctuary. Next time you stay with us, feel free to speak with our concierge staff so we can offer you some great recommendations for dining in the area; we all have our favorites.... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This was our third get-away trip to the Sanctuary Beach Resort. This Year (May 2015) I planned a total surprise trip to celebrate our Anniversary and special Birthday. My Husband was absolutely floored and excited when we appeared at the Resort to celebrate His Birthday and Our anniversary. The staff was very friendly and accommodating and provided Us with the... More 

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

Thank you so much for leaving us an absolutely glowing review about your recent stay! I'm so glad that on this, your third visit to us; we continued to shine and provide a great experience for you! I remember seeing the two of walk out the lobby with the biggest smiles on your face! That's all the feedback I need... More 

San Francisco, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Purchased a voucher for a one night stay for my boyfriend and I. I was very impressed with the property (sweet little rooms) and very helpful service. You can't beat the fact that you are ocean front. We stayed in a top floor with ocean views, which I would definitely suggest for more privacy. My only complaint would be that... More 

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

Thank you very much for the kind review you posted regarding your recent stay. We always like to hear of how our guest's experience went and from the looks of your review, you guys had a great time! Come back and enjoy it again soon!! More 

Monterey, CA
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67 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This is the third year we have held our family reunion at the Sanctuary and the first time *I* have been the organizer. It is a lovely beach resort w/choice of beach front bungalows or bungalows a bit back from the beach. It was very quiet and feels private and secluded. We all felt like we were living at the... More 

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

First and foremost, please allow me to thank you for your continued business these past few years. The fact that your family continues to enjoy themselves here year after year means a lot to me and I want you all to come back again next year so we can show everyone a great time once again. With regard to the... More 

Orlando, Florida
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135 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Beautiful. Quiet. Dreamy beds. Amazing view. And our own cart to roam about in! We loved this place!! Do get an ocean view and second floor for a best view. The staff in the main lobby were very accommodating. Only disappointment was with the breakfast with non-ripe fruit and no condiments for the bagels. I think we'd go out next... More 

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

You can come back for a do-over anytime you see fit! I was disappointed to read about the condition your breakfast arrived in. We get fresh fruit delivered every other day and our baked goods arrived daily. We encourage you to reach out to us if you aren't perfectly satisfied with the your meal. The next time you visit however,... More 

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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I was a bit early to check in, but I checked anyways. The staff was very friendly and said they would call when my room was ready. 30 minutes later my room was ready. Unfortunately the restaurant was not open until 4, so I just cruised around Marina. Not much to do there, and I ended up at the beach.... More 

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

Thanks for staying with us and leaving a fantastic review. I always love to read my guest's account of the events that lead them to the moment they are standing there in awe looking out from their room. These views still have that effect on me and I've been here almost everyday for the past 5 years! Come on back... More 

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