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Sanctuary Beach Resort

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3295 Dunes Drive, Marina, CA 93933-2002
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 06/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 9 hotels in Marina
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The Sanctuary Beach Resort invites guests to experience a luxurious seaside escape in Monterey Bay. Nestled between between the rolling hills of the Carmel Valley and ocean tides of the Marina Dunes, The Sanctuary Beach Resort enchants travelers with its surroundings, top-of-the-line amenities and world-class attractions. Guests on a romantic retreat can enjoy a couples massage and watch the sun set over the bay with Champagne from their private patio. Business travelers, on the other hand, can host presentations and conferences at The Sanctuary’s on-site meeting and event spaces. The Sanctuary Beach Resort is the perfect setting for corporate retreats and special occasions. Visit our Events and Corporate Travel page for more information about hosting your next company outing or social gathering at our resort. With resort activities like sunset bonfires and coastal hikes, this Monterey luxury resort is perfect. Also visit our award winning Salt Wood kitchen & Oysterette.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Meeting rooms
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Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast available
Spa
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Non-smoking hotel
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Fireplace
Private balcony
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Microwave
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
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Maggie L wrote a review Today
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Always enjoy the peacefulness of the beach 🏖 this trip was a quick getaway to relax and enjoy beach time for my birthday. Are suite was ocean view and staff is always pleasant and friendly. Till I get my beach home this is always a welcoming retreat.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Janine F wrote a review Jan 2021
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At the beginning of the pandemic, my now husband and I postponed our big wedding and last minute decided on an intimate ceremony at the resort since we were already staying there that weekend as a replacement "yay we almost got married" get away for late November 2020. The staff made the booking process very easy for us and made us feel like VIPs that entire weekend. We worked with Dawn on all things wedding related (ceremony/reception) and she was very patient, understanding and just fantastic to work with. Everyone from the shuttle drivers, front desk to the staff at the restaurant- helped in so many ways. They were wonderful to work with and besides extra tipping, we also gave them some cupcakes as a huge thank you for everything. Everyone was mandated to wear masks and I appreciated the safety that everyone took at this small event. Extra hand sanitizers were set up in the lobby and restaurant. A wedding during a pandemic is the most stressful thing to ever plan or experience and I appreciate everything that the Sanctuary has done for us to help us make it safe and fun.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Responded Jan 13, 2021
Thank you for your kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you " home" to our Sanctuary beach Resort soon. With every good wish, Be Inspired! Jeroen Gerrese Resort General Manager
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Rixter J wrote a review Nov 2020
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My wife and I recently visited the Monterey area and stayed in the Santuary Beach Resort. It was not our first time staying there but it always amazes me how beautiful the Resort is and how friendly the staff is. We had a Great stay and recomment this resort for your travel to the Monterey area.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Room Tip: Ask for full ocean view
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Response from jeroen gerrese, General Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort
Responded Nov 20, 2020
Thank you for your kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you " home" to our Sanctuary beach Resort soon. With every good wish, Be Inspired! Jeroen Gerrese Resort General Manager
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Myrrhine_NYC wrote a review Nov 2020
San Francisco, California4 contributions2 helpful votes
I was looking for a quiet and calming resort for my birthday and have always had this resort on my list. My wife and I live in San Francisco so this is the perfect distance for a beach getaway. The pandemic has made everything more....intense....so I was ready to turn around if I wasn’t comfortable. I had nothing to worry about! We had booked a Panoramic Oceanfront Suite and received Suite 711. It is on the 2nd floor and has an incredible view. We arrived early on a Friday afternoon, around 1p, and were ready to head down to Carmel for lunch since we didn’t think the room would be ready. To our surprise, the room was ready! The room was incredibly clean and had everything we needed. Yes, the room needs some basic renovations, but you had to look for the imperfections in the baseboards and grout. We spent our days out on the balcony watching the dolphins out in the ocean and our evenings curled up by the fire pits in the courtyard since it was right outside our door. Thank you to the gentlemen who lit the fires every evening! The restaurant staff was also fantastic when we had drinks and appetizers one evening and dinner our last night. Yes, the hotel is expensive but it was very much worth the calm and quiet my mind needed during this year. Thank you to the staff at Sanctuary—we will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from jeroen gerrese, General Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort
Responded Nov 10, 2020
Thank you for your kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you " home" to our Sanctuary beach Resort soon. With every good wish, Be Inspired! Jeroen Gerrese Resort General Manager
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mandv10011 wrote a review Nov 2020
New York City, New York9 contributions7 helpful votes
Though the setting on the beach is beautiful, this hotel needs a complete renovation before it could be considered a luxury resort. Our room had furniture that was falling apart, a microwave on the desk, sheets with holes in them, chipped tissue dispenser and sliding doors that did not work. There were ants in the kitchenette and a spider on the wall. We ordered a morning pot of coffee three times and it still never came. The tap water is not drinkable though the 2 bottles of water in the refrigerator are $5 each. Housekeeping is suspended during Covid. All of this for almost $900 a night in a junior suite including the mandatory resort fee. We will not return.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from jeroen gerrese, General Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort
Responded Nov 10, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to provide comments. Your feedback is essential in our effort to improve our service standards. I apologize for the less than stellar resort experience. Your comments in reference to the linen and sliding doors have been shared with our Director of Housekeeping and Engineering so that these can be rectified immediately. The resort has an on site laundry facility and we discard any linens and terry with holes and decolorization. Our housekeeping stay over services are on request only during the pandemic and at any time you may request fresh linens and terry which will be delivered contactless to your guest room. Please feel free to contact me directly and it will be my pleasure to assist you. Thank you for choosing Sanctuary Beach Resort! With every good wish, Jeroen Jeroen Gerrese | Resort General Manager Direct: 831 883 5525 Jgerrese@thesanctuarybeachresort.com
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$277 - $590 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sanctuary Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Sanctuary Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Marina State Beach (0.8 miles), Fort Ord Dunes State Park (3.0 miles), and Pezzini Farms (3.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sanctuary Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Sanctuary Beach Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Sanctuary Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Sanctuary Beach Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sanctuary Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Coffee Mia, Noodle Bar, and Ticos Breakfast & Lunch.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sanctuary Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Sanctuary Beach Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Sanctuary Beach Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Steinbeck House / Best Cellar Gift Shop (8.3 miles), Cannery Row (7.9 miles), and Doc Rickett's Pacific Biological Laboratories (7.8 miles).
Does Sanctuary Beach Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Sanctuary Beach Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.