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Sanctuary Beach Resort

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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2010

Stayed at Sanctuary July 4th week. Excellent location on the beach. Our room #609 was overlooking the ocean. Very friendly staff. We had a great time!

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ManagementSBR, General Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us during the 4th of July weekend. We hope you had a wonderful time staying at our Resort with your loveones. The room number you mention is a great location and provides an excellent view of the Monterey Bay. Our goal is to provide a comfortable and friendly atompshere for our guest to stay at. I... More 

Fresno, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2010

July 4th, 2010, I had set up an anniversary celebration here. Prepaid for the room, was told that I was assigned room #720 and that this was a beautiful partial ocean view room upstairs as I requested per their website. The night before they called me to upgrade us to a full ocean view deluxe room, and I asked if... More 

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ManagementSBR, General Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort, responded to this review

Mr Sutters let me first take this moment and apologize on behalf of our Resort. We take great strides in trying to please all of our guest and I am sorry if we failed you in this regard. A perspective guest always likes to hear a feedback from other guest that are honest and transparent. I thank you for speaking... More 

Hartford, Connecticut
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2010

I was a little skeptical when my wife made the reservations but on seeing the resort and especially our room I was amazed. It was even nicer than the pictures which is rare. Gorgeous views, great room with great deck and views, spectacular beach and easy driving distance to Monterey, Carmel, etc. Only drawback was nothing to do in Marina... More 

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ManagementSBR, General Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. It's always great to hear from our guest that we exceeded their expectations. Our entire staff strives to provide a relaxing and enjoyable stay for all of guest and I am delighted to hear that we achieved our goal from your comments. We hope to see you again in the very near future and always... More 

Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2010

Loved it. Our - dune/ocean view- had a great view of the ocean. It was quite windy most afternoons, be sure to bring a windbreaker. The pool was as lovely as the photos on website show, the hot tub was nice and warm. The golf carts were fun to drive and a great idea. The restaurant onsite had amazing "fish... More 

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ManagementSBR, General Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your comments about our Resort. We are pleased to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us. All of our guest enjoy our beautiful ocean views from the rooms and driving around the Resort in their own personal Golf Cart. Our entire staff always strives to make an effort to go above and beyond for... More 

San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2010

When I arrived at the resort I was greeted at the door by one of the employees which felt welcoming. The checkin at the resort was fast & everyone was friendly. The deluxe suite was amazing & had all the amenities I needed inside. The view of the ocean was great. The resturant had great food. I enjoyed riding the... More 

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ManagementSBR, General Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for providing us with your feedback. It's always a pleasure to hear back from our guest and to hear that we exceeded their expectation. We have made certain changes at our Resort in hopes of providing a wonderful stay experience for *YOU* our guest. Our Resort is located in a picture perfect setting however that would seem irrelevant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2010

My wife and I spent two nights here on a 1/2 price week-day special. The property is located on dunes on Monterey Bay and the views are spectacular. Monterey on one hand and Moss Landing/Santa Cruz on the other. Our room was a "junior suite" with gas fireplace, refrigerator, king-size bed, separate shower and tub and double sinks in the... More 

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ManagementSBR, General Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear about your stay and thank you for sharing your comments with us all. I noticed that you selected our weekday special rates which provided you with additonal savings during your stay. We always encourage all of our guest to check with our Resort directly regarding any specials being offered. Staying at the Sanctuary Beach Resort... More 

San Francisco, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2010

Beware if you ask or prepay for an ocean view. Obviously not all the views are like the ones posted on their website, but it seems like they selectively put people in rooms like 719 and charge you for ocean views. They are more like peek-a-boo views between other buildings. The deck did not feel private. It overlooked some buildings,... More 

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2010

I was looking for a nice place to take the one I love, and I found it here. The pace is easy and the service is great. It is 15 minutes from the Monterey peninsula attractions and far enough away to slow the hectic pace down and relax. The staff is very professional and equally friendly.I guarantee they will take... More 

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San Francisco, California
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2010

My husband and I thoroughly enjoy the Sanctuary Beach Resort. We had an ocean front room. We got a kick out of the golf carts to the room. The room was lovely with a gas fireplace, robes, L'Occitane bath products, and even a Keurig coffee maker. I loved that there were plenty of towels. The room came with a complimentary... More 

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La Mesa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2010

This is a beautiful property with a pristine beach (with rough surf). We could see otters, dolphins and seals from the shore (with binoculars). The restaurant is decent, but there's no breakfast service. The internet service worked well. Be aware that there is nothing in Marina but a Walmart and limited fast food, but Monterey is not too far. For... More 

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