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Sanctuary Beach Resort

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3295 Dunes Road, Marina, CA 93933
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Oakdale,CA
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57 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2011

We have visited this property 3-4 times and have always tried to get an upstairs room on the first row to the beach, From the moment you arive and trade in your car keys for a golfcart, you get quiet sounds from the ocean, at night they have a group campfire if you want to meet some of the other... More 

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

I'm was so glad to read that you have come to stay at the property multiple times. We take your continued business as a sign that we are providing a great product, and we certainly appreciate the kind words in your review. We await your next visit and trust that you will call one of our reservation staff members so... More 

Milpitas, CA
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

Like many other travellers before, I went here for a weekend getaway for 2 nights. Right from the time I booked this place with Derrick, to being checked in and all the way till checkout - it was a pleasure being here. We were asked to wait for 10 minutes before we checked in because their computers were down but... More 

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Thank apume
ManagementSBR, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you ever so much for your review. I enjoyed reading it and I am so pleased that the staff and I were able to make a good impression on you. You included a number of helpful tips that will undoubtedly assist fellow travelers in their quest to have the most fulfilling time here at the Sanctuary Beach Resort. As... More 

Dublin, California
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2011

We had a lovely stay here for two nights and stayed in an "Ocean Front" junior suite, which I think is the only way to go. Their "ocean view" room option is a bit deceiving because you think you're getting a whole ocean view from your room, but you actually only get a glimpse of it. HULLO...that's why you do... More 

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1 Thank Kathryn L
ManagementSBR, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving your review as it was very insightful and informative. You provided some great information for potential future guests. From the looks of it, you had an enjoyable time yourself and we value your business with us. I wanted to comment on a few things if I may... We happily provide microwaves in the room to any... More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2011

I stayed at this resort in May and was very happy with the accommodations. I was initially a little scared after all of the reviews but I read if you get a suite you will be happy. I have to agree 100% that is the only way to go at this hotel. I booked a suite with an oceanfront view... More 

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Thank K H
ManagementSBR, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for leaving us your comments. I agree with what you said about the suites being very beautiful but I wanted to provide some clarification if I could. The resort was designed and built so that the “ocean front” and “ocean view” rooms boast spectacular views of the sea whether you are in a Jr. Suite (the... More 

Ottawa
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

This is a fantastic place to stay when visiting the Monterey area. Only minutes from both the towns of Monterey and Carmel. Service is 2nd to none. The rooms are extremely comfortable. Decent restaurant on site. The views from our room (Beach front) were spectacular). The beach and dunes are incredible.

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Thank Camerge
ManagementSBR, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort, responded to this review

I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed staying at the resort. The beachfront rooms are always a great choice. It is worth noting though, microwaves certainly are available upon request. We hope to see you again soon! Please contact us directly when you are ready to return so we can find the right room and price for you! More 

Northern California
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54 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

Sort of an off beat location...folks at reception were nice...but let me know there was pretty much no chance of getting my room before 4pm. End of story. Okay..I get it...but REALLY?? Room was underwhelming...looked old and it really showed in the bathroom. For the price I paid, I expected a whole lot more. Weather there is only warm/sunny a... More 

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Thank maromatic
ManagementSBR, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We are always looking for comprehensive feedback on our guest's experience and we utilize the constructive criticisms to improve the product we are providing. Thanks again for your input. More 

Phoenix
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

My husband and I had 2 nights to spend in between trips and wanted a quiet and romantic beach getaway that woudln't blow the bank. We thought we were lucky to find this place, but it really wasn't what we had hoped for. The customer service was great but our bungalow was the bottom of two floors and the entire... More 

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

Thank you for your comments about the resort. I regret to hear that we were not able to provide you with a different room as requested. More 

California
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19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2011

Actually, we've stayed here 3 times over past decade, and it was only foggy this last time. A pity, since the ocean view is fabulous. This place has an amazing location on the beach near Monterey (maybe 10 min down the road). Rooms are in small 2 story buildings scattered around the grounds, 2 rooms per floor. Usually we stay... More 

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

Thanks for leaving a great review about your third stay with us. We appreciate your continued business with the resort and value your input about the property. I certainly hope to see you for another visit whenever you make it back to the area. More 

Oxford
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98 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2011

The location onto the beach topped it for us, a deserted beach for sandcastle building and a crashing Pacific waves- teenagers! Accomodation great, clean and well equiped, the golf buggies are such a good idea cuts the noise down and the kids so wanted to drive them:) We took on the room nextdoor to give the teenagers a proper bed... More 

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

It is so pleasing to hear that you had an enjoyable time here at the Sanctuary Beach Resort. From the looks of your profile, you traveled a long distance to be here in California and I am so glad we were able to provide an enjoyable atmosphere for your family to relax and take in all that the American west... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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38 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

Sanctuary Beach Resort has an unbeatable beach location, friendly staff, restaurant on site and great rooms with the option to bring your dog. Rooms here are dispersed in small cottages around the property, which makes it feel more like a community than a hotel. Access around property is by golf cart which was fun. Our room was at ground level,... More 

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Thank Kheapy
ManagementSBR, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for an excellent review of the resort. We pride ourselves on providing a comfortable stay for our guests and their families. This drive to make every experience a memorable one is what keeps our staff smiling and eager to make sure you have a phenomenal time. When you are ready to come back and experience it once again,... More 

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