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Sanctuary Beach Resort

3.5 of 5 3295 Dunes Rd, 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 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel's main selling point is it's location and views. It is a short drive from 'Big Sur' and the beach it is based on is stunning. We were lucky enough to see dolphins and humpback whales swimming only a few feet off the shore! We had room 609 Duluxe, which was the room that the photos for the website... More

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

Thank you for leaving us some feedback about your stay. Our guest's feedback is the primary way that we know of things that need to be updated/changed around the property. Of course the management staff makes frequent inspections of the rooms but it’s always helpful to see our property through the guest's eyes. Thanks again for the positivity and constructiveness... More

San Francisco, CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very nice resort, thoughtfully put together with a lot of attention to detail. However, the cabins are shared by 2 rooms (which is not apparent from the listing and the person at the front desk didn't tell us about this detail either). The walls between the rooms are extremely thin, so you hear everything that's going on... More

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

We appreciate you leaving feedback about the resort. We're taking your comments into consideration and seeing how we may be able to improve our product; which is always our ultimate goal when we receive a negative review. Though we have no fitness center on property as of yet, it is worth noting that most of our guests love the idea... More

Danville, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This property, nestled among the sand dunes just north of Monterrey, CA, is the perfect place for a peaceful retreat from the riggers of everyday life. The view from our room of the Monterrey Bay waves splashing the beautiful sandy beach was enlivened each morning and evening with dolphins swimming up and down the strand. The peaceful sound of the... More

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

Thanks so much for leaving us a great review. We appreciate the kind words! Come back and join us for a repeat trip and allow the waves to sing you to sleep once again. More

Hesperia, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I have stayed at Sanctuary Beach Resort 2 times now. We just love to stay here. The sunsets are so breath taking. If you decide to stay here be sure to enjoy the peaceful sun set over the ocean. The rooms are very clean and the staff are one of the best. It's a wonderful place to... More

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

Thanks for allowing us to celebrate your 36th anniversary with you. We truly appreciate that you picked our hotel out all of the choices around. Thanks again, and we'll look forward to your 37th! More

Hertford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thanks for leaving us such a raving review!!! I always appreciate hearing from our guests living in other countries. It fills me with joy that you included our humble little resort on your California vacation. We welcome you back for another stay anytime you'd like though I must say; you picked the perfect time to visit the California coast. Perhaps... More

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 September 18, 2014

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

I'm so pleased to hear that you and your boyfriend enjoyed your stay here with us and the dolphins =) Anytime you feel like driving (or flying!) up the coast, please come back and see us again. Next time you book, feel free to request the same room you had previously. Our Guest Service agents are always happy to look... More

Phoenix, Arizona
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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

Thanks for leaving us such a glowing review! We really appreciate hearing from such a well traveled person too. From the sound of things, you had a perfect stay and got see a sampling (albeit an impressive one) of the wonderful marine life right outside our windows! Good thing we give you those binoculars eh?! Come back anytime and see... More

Knoxville, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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

My gosh, thanks for the compliments! It was our pleasure to play host to your beachfront honeymoon and I want to thank you for choosing our cozy little resort for such a momentous occasion! The next time you feel like flying (or driving!) across the country, please visit us again. Perhaps for your first anniversary! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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

rara8698
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77 reviews 77 reviews
9 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

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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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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