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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a junior suite for 5 of us. Nice room but on bottom floor of 2 floor unit. Floors extremely thin. Sounded like a herd of elephants above my head at 5:30am and 7am. Not great if you are a light sleeper. Stairs leading to upstairs unit were on same wall as headboard of our bed and rattled the... 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 experience here. I was saddened to read that we didn't completely hit the mark and that you were let down by some aspects of your stay here. Its for the reason you stated that we usually try not to place families in upstairs units so as to mitigate any ambient noise you may... More 

Lausanne, Switzerland
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76 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We spent 4 nights in this preserved place next to the Pacific ocean. The suite is big with all comoditites (including gas fireplace !). We enjoyed the proximity and the wilderness of the sand dunes and peacful beach (in the morning you can see dolphins swimming) , the confort of the room, the Electric golf cart (Kids love it), the... More 

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

Thank you so much for the great review! We love hearing back from our guests... Especially those who travel halfway around the world to come stay with us! I was glad to read that you had a fantastic time and whenever you get the opportunity to visit California again, we sincerely hope Sanctuary will be one of your stops. Looking... More 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Our boys deemed this place the "best hotel ever" largely because we had our own personal golf cart to trek around in. We stayed in one of the King suites right on the beach. The pool and hot tub were fabulous. We loved being right on the beach and being able to hear the waves at night. Note: no A/C... More 

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

"Best Hotel Ever" is a strong sentiment and I thank your boys wholeheartedly for the great compliment!! Sounds to me like we're doing something right over here :-) I'm glad you raised the comment about the fans. We have been in business a little over 15 years now and we consider our guest feedback to be the MOST important measure... More 

Clovis, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

As a general manager for a Hilton property, I look for certain levels of service when I travel. All I can say is that I was blown away by the level of service from the staff at this property. Mr. Kumar has done a great job in recruiting talent to serve his visitors. From the time that I arrived to... More 

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

Thank you so much for leaving the very kind review that you did. I've forwarded the review to our General Manager Mr. Kumar, and he was delighted in reading over the comments. Its always so nice to have somebody in the industry let us know that we're doing good in their eyes. Again, thank you very much for the feedback... More 

Rialto, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We had another hotel reserved, but did not like the area it was located in. We came across this Resort by driving around and went to their front lobby area to inquire about a possible stay. Our luck, they had rooms available. Service was very friendly and helpful. Beautiful Resort, am surprised I have missed it on our many trips... 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! I'm am so happy that you stumbled us. We get many guests who call us their "hidden gem" as we are not so easy to see from the highway; but just like you, once they find us, they're hooked! We invite you to come back and experience it all over again... More 

Pleasanton, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Honestly what is not to love here? Yes, it is pricey in the summer, but SO worth it in every way. This is our second time staying at the Sanctuary for a golf getaway (Blackhorse/Bayonet Golf Courses) just down the road. The location could not be any more relaxing-- with the sound of the ocean right outside your window, the... More 

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

Your review was an absolute treat to read! Thank you very much for the wonderfully positive feedback about your experiences here. I'm glad you found the resort's proximity to the nearby golf courses to your liking! To be honest, its the only way I can sneak away for a twilight round after work some days because they're so darn close!... More 

New York City, New York
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

You really can't ask for too much more when you are offered a well marketed, well managed and well maintained accommodation with a respect for the environment. Sanctuary Beach delivers on everything it promises in marketing materials online and others have said in social media sites. Rooms are clean, tidy and well appointed. Golf Carts are a fun treat. Continental... More 

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

Your review was a treat to read! Thank you for the kind and very positive comments about the resort and its staff. Our team was excited to read such a glowing review and I'm glad to see that Sanctuary provided a fantastic setting for your Monterey getaway. We'll hope to see you again soon! More 

Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We stayed in a junior suite ocean view here for 2 nights and I can't say I was impressed, nor would I come back again. Firstly the room was small, very small for a suite. While the room offers your basic amenities with some enjoyable luxuries (fire place, brekky delivered, 2 TVs) it just didn't impress me. The view, not... More 

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

Thank you for offering your feedback with regard to your recent stay. I was disappointed to see that a traveler that had come from so far away was so very dismayed by their experience with us. After reading your review in its entirety, its apparent that there were aspects of your stay that we had no control over (e.g. placement... More 

London
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Stayed here as part of an epic road trip around California - what a hotel! The rooms are just spectacular in the size and how they are decorated - beautiful. Then you step outside and see the amazing Pacific Ocean staring right back at you - wow!! You couldn't find a more romantic hotel in the area. Top this off... More 

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

Nathan, It was such a pleasure meeting you two and I'm thankful I was involved in making your reservation. You were so gracious and polite despite the issue I was working through, that it truly was a delight and a breath of fresh air speaking with you. Thanks for the delightful things you said about the property and if you... More 

Fresno
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We just returned from one of the most excellent retreats we have ever had. We love Monterey and have stayed at the Monterey Plaza, the Intercontinental...etc. All beautiful stays. However, their views and beach access are limited and the crowds can be a bit cumbersome. The view from our room, at the Sanctuary, was awesome! We stayed in a Jr.... More 

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

I must say it was a treat reading your recounting of your time spent here at Sanctuary. I really appreciate you taking the time to describe some of your favorite aspects of the resort in detail and I'm glad to see our little touches are making a difference to our guests. Please come and see us again and let us... More 

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