$152 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 6, 2015 Check-out: Jan 9, 2015

Sanctuary Beach Resort

3 stars
3295 Dunes Road, Marina, CA 93933
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
52 reviews
great for couple

Me and my wife came her for a weekend getaway at the end of the vacationing season. It was perfect... See full review

  • mike from stockton
  • Nov 22, 2014
Nice and relaxing stay

My wife and I went here for a kid-free weekend. Great spot by the ocean with a very nice room. We... See full review

  • D Train
  • Nov 18, 2014
Oceanfront resort provides a relaxing, secluded sanctuary

Situated on 19 acres of oceanfront property, Sanctuary Beach Resort earns praise for attentive service, fantastic views and, most of all, its secluded location with plenty of opportunities to do nothing at all. The Pacific Ocean provides the rhythmic sounds of waves against the shore. The adjacent Marina State Beach is a popular spot for surfing, kite flying and hang gliding. Marina Dunes Preserve offers gorgeous sand dunes and a protected bird and animal habitat. A restaurant and spa round out the list of amenities at Sanctuary Beach Resort.

Highlights
  • Breathtaking sunset views
  • Direct beach access
  • Private golf carts assigned to each room
  • Nature and biking trails, outdoor heated pool and Jacuzzi
Rooms

Guest rooms and suites at Sanctuary Beach Resort overlook the Pacific or the 170-acre Marina Dunes Preserve, a protected area with the highest dunes on the Central Coast. All rooms feature one of the best amenities at the resort -- the sounds of waves crashing against the shore.


Also included are flat-panel televisions, free Wi-Fi Internet access, iPod or MP3 docking stations, wet bars, stocked minibars, gas fireplaces, private decks or patios, and luxurious L'Occitane bath amenities. Use the binoculars provided in each room to scope out some of the 27 bird species regularly sighted at the dunes.

Features

Relaxing by the in-room fireplace and listening to the sounds of the waves might be all it takes to unwind at this secluded getaway. But for a special treat, Sanctuary Beach Resort offers in-room massages provided by The Serenity Spa (fees apply). Additional spa treatments include the nirvana massage with add-on services like the hot foaming mud treatment.

Dining

Adjacent to the Sanctuary Beach Resort, the Hawaiian-themed Kula Ranch Island Steakhouse offers fresh seafood, steaks, prime rib and a sushi bar. Enjoy lunch or dinner inside or on the outdoor patio, furnished with fire pits and heating lamps for cooler Northern California days and nights.

Transportation
  • Adjacent to Highway 1
  • Monterey Peninsula Airport (8.2 mi/13.2 km)
  • Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (46.8 mi/75.4 km)
Attractions
  • Marina Dunes Open Space Preserve (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Marina State Beach (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium (7.8 mi/12.5 km)
  • Monterey Conference Center (8.4 mi/13.5 km)
  • National Steinbeck Center (8.5 mi/13.7 km)
Business
  • Offers 1,000 square feet of on-site meeting space
  • Banquet space for 130 at Kula Ranch Island Steakhouse
Policies and fees
A pet fee of $40 USD (nontaxable) is applicable per night.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Sanctuary Beach Resort Rooms

Ocean Front Deluxe
Premier Ocean Front Deluxe. Located on the Ocean and Beach Front with King Bed, private patio or deck with best views of the Pacific Ocean and Marina Dunes, beach access steps away, fireplace, wetbar, 32" flat screen TV, Ipod or M3 Docking station, binoculars, in room safe, complimentary WIFI access and luxurious bath amenities.
Ocean Front Junior Suite
Premier Ocean Front Jr. Suite. The best way to experience our beautiful resort featuring King Bed, sitting area with sleeper sofa, private patio or deck with best views of the Pacific Ocean and Marina Dunes, beach access steps aways, fireplace, wetbar, two 32" TV's, Ipod or M3 Docking station, in room safe, binoculars, complimentary WIFI access and luxurious bath amenities.
Partial View Deluxe
Features 1 king bed, fireplace, wet bar, mini bar, luxurious linens, safe, dunes view patio or deck, Comp Wi-Fi, iPod or MP3 docking station, hair dryer & coffee maker
Partial View Junior Suite
Featuring a King Bed with dunes and partial ocean views. Suites have sitting area with sleeper sofa, fireplace, wet bar, mini bar and safe.
Ocean View Deluxe
Features one king bed, fireplace, wet bar, mini bar, luxurious linens, safe, ocean view patio or deck, Comp Wi-Fi, iPod or MP3 docking station, hair dryer and coffee maker
Ocean View Junior Suite
Features 1 king bed, sitting area with sleeper sofa, fireplace, wet bar, mini bar, luxurious linens, safe, ocean view patio or deck, Comp Wi-Fi, iPod or MP3 docking station, hair dryer & coffee maker

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Activities
Outdoor pool
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Dining

Kula Ranch Island Steakhouse
The beautifully remodeled Kula Ranch, brainchild of popular local restaurateurs Joe Loeffler (former General Manager of Baja Cantina) and Billy Quon (former owner of Bahama Billys, and current Owner of Volcano Grill in Carmel Valley) features a soothing Island feel, mixed with a little up-Country Western Maui! Executive Chef Darroll Rose (formerly of Fresh Cream Restaurant) has developed an enticing menu of Pacific Rim inspired fresh seafood, steaks, prime rib, exciting Sushi Bar creations, exotic salads and fabulous appetizers and desserts.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (52)

Ratings and reviews for Sanctuary Beach Resort

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
52 out of 52
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.8
Value:
3.9

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
mike from stockton
Business
stockton, ca
Nov 22, 2014

great for couple

Me and my wife came her for a weekend getaway at the end of the vacationing season. It was perfect place for unwinding. Quite beach, evening bonfire and a comped small bottle of wine to get the night started. Only suggestion is try for a second floor room for a better view.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
D Train
Business
Gilroy, ca
Nov 18, 2014

Nice and relaxing stay

My wife and I went here for a kid-free weekend. Great spot by the ocean with a very nice room. We slept with the window open to hear the waves at night. The restaurant was just ok, but the staff was very nice and helpful. Overall great place to stay for a relaxing weekend!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
gwearytravel
Business
MN
Nov 17, 2014

a little bit of heaven

Our stay was outstanding. From the view, to the rooms to the staff, we couldn't have asked for more. The location was outside of Monterey but made up for it in its tranquility and the whales and dolphins visible from the beach. We still had shopping and restaurants close by but out of the hustle and bustle.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
weda06
Business
flagstaff
Sep 20, 2014

great place next time will stay longer

Great loved it will definitely be back, great location close to freeway

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
llebrett
Business
Brentwood, ca.
Sep 17, 2014

Great 2 night getaway

We loved this hotel and will definitely stay there again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Wine tasting in Carmel and the Carmel Valley

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Review of Sanctuary Beach Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
MedTrekker
Business
Redding, California
Aug 20, 2014

No Internet? Tell me please.

A hotel that doesn't have the professional courtesy to inform clients at check in that they won't have access to Internet during their stay deserves no sympathy -- despite its great location, excellent rooms/views and staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tech Guy Sactown
Business
Sacramento, CA
Jul 12, 2014

Perfect Get Away

This is the perfect place to come and relax. We didn't know that to expect but it exceeded our expectations. The view from our room was perfect, the private beach was great, and the golf carts made getting around so much easier. The room was perfect with the fireplace, flat screen tv, and comfy bath robes. We truly enjoyed ourselves and will be back very soon,

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
HoopMom
Business
San Jose
Jun 7, 2014

Couples Retreat

We had a handcap room...don't know why? So there is no tub- which means no hooks in room to hang towel or bathrobe, etc., indoor office staff seemed snooty!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Bea's Getaway
Business
Seattle
Jun 1, 2014

Loved It!

Outstanding customer service from front desk staff, concierge and housekeeping services from beginning to end of a 5-day, 4-night stay in a deluxe king bedroom. Even though Marina, CA is a little out of the way, the view of the ocean from there was breath-taking. We caught one such sunset. Next visit, would love to stay in one of the very roomy king suites. Bed turn down service each night and pillow mints were a nice touch. Sorry we didn't make any of the "Smores" bonfires on the beach held nightly at sunset. It gets really chilly at night and the room's fireplace is the sole source of heat. Cars remain in the parking lot below, but a personal golf cart is fun to drive around the complex. Restaurant on property is okay with a few select menu items. Bonus was complimentary parking, wifi and coffee/tea service in the room along with a small fridge and microwave. Shower amenities also nice. Great shopping in Carmel, CA; needed more time in the exciting Aquarium on Cannery Row; ,and good food on Fishermen's Wharf. A not-to-miss attraction is Hearst Castle in San Simeon about a 3-hr drive along the coast. We would go back to the area, but later in year (Sept.), when weather is warmer.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Fishermen's Grotto on Fishermen's Wharf - best clam chowder around.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bob Cob
Business
Idaho
May 7, 2014

Definitely a nice change

Everything was really good. The onsite restaurant was lacking somewhat, yet convenience adds a lot

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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