Sanctuary Beach Resort ★★★

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$220
avg/night
Rate and special offer based on
Check-in: Feb 23, 2016 Check-out: Feb 24, 2016
4.3 /5
Overall score
96%
Would recommend
Amenities:
4.1
Cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.7
Value:
4
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Room types

Show Prices Sea View Junior Suite or Deck
  • Occupancy: 4
Show Prices Junior Suite - Sea View
  • Occupancy: 4
Show Prices Sea View Deluxe or Deck
  • Occupancy: 2
Show Prices Deluxe Room - Partial Ocean View
  • Size: 419 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2
Show Prices Standard Junior Suite - Partial Ocean View
  • Size: 376 sqft
  • Occupancy: 4
Show Prices Deluxe - Sea View
  • Occupancy: 2

Overview

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.

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.

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.

Property 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.

Highlights

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

Nearby 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

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)

Policies

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.

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.

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Guest score 4.5 / 5
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Guest score 3.5 / 5
$105
Guest score 4.1 / 5
$137
Guest score 3.8 / 5
$75
Guest score 3.3 / 5
$69
Guest score 3.3 / 5
$49

Amenities

Featured

  • 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

  • Accessible Rooms/Facilities

Reviews

4.3 /5 Overall score

96% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 4.1/5
  • Cleanliness: 4.7/5
  • Hotel staff: 4.5/5
  • Comfort: 4.5/5
  • Location: 4.7/5
  • Value: 4/5

Awesome family trip.

Would recommend Sun, Nov 29, 2015
The staff are awesome. Very fast and friendly. The golf cart was a plus for the kids.

| N/A Family

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Bad start, but excellent finish.

Would recommend Sat, Nov 28, 2015
This resort was fun for my wife daughter and I. The beach is just steps away depending on the room/unit you get. We got a great view and close room facing the beach. We got a delux oceanfront room. Which isn't very big, but makes up for in many other ways. The bathroom area was huge, and had a nice viewing area outside to sit and watch the waves. They have K cup coffe machines, microwave and refrigerators as well. Glassware for wine, Champage vlutes, and regular glasses and coffee mugs. Nice gas fireplace that keeps you and the room very warm. We arrived earlier then expected and I walked into the main office building lobby. There was a family waiting on the couches. So I assumed they were waiting for the next agent to check them in. Well the agents were just talking with each other and I felt a little confused as to what i should do. None of the agents welcomed me or acknowledged my entrance. I waited patiently, and then another couple came in. They asked me how long I have been waiting. I told them 5 minutes but that they haven't said hi, or how can we help you or anything. They just kept talking to each other. The other couple said thats exactly what happened to them earlier, and that they didn't feel to bad after seeing someone else go through the same thing. We finally both went up to interrupt the two agents conversation and asked if room were available. The said rooms were guaranteed at 4, but might be ready earlier. It was about 2pm. We decided to just go hangout by the beach until the room was ready. And once we returned to check on the room it was still not ready, but shortly after it was ready and we were taken by golf cart to our car to get our luggage. Very nice bellman drove us showed us our room and helped with our luggage. They do provide a personal golf cart to get around the property. My daughter really liked that. The do have a restaurant on site, but we did not enjoy their food. It's more for cocktails and watching sports then Anything else. It's a nice place to stay and enjoyable, if you enjoy beaches and want some piece and quiet.

| Davis Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Wonderful on the Dunes

Would recommend Thu, Nov 26, 2015
Very interessant hotel, on Pacific Beach, on the Dune, with a beautiful view. That's a shame we had an apartment with view on the wall of other cottages, with name semi-view. Good to receive aperitif at arrival. The little golf-car to run in the village.

| N/A Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Great location- beautiful beach

Would recommend Fri, Oct 23, 2015
Nice oceanfront rooms -Our choice was a suite... smaller than we expected but still very nice with the fireplace and patio. Comfy beds, small kitchen with microwave in the small fridge. Large pool and large hot tub, fires on the beach at night, spa services available (book far in advance). Golf carts included for getting around ( leave car at resort main building).there was a power outage for 18 hours when we were there in the staff did everything they could to help everyone out.

| N/A Friends

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

so much fun!

Would recommend Sun, Jul 26, 2015
Right next to the beach, very comfortable rooms! The sound of the ocean as we slept was amazing. I would glady recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to get away. We weren't able to try the restaurant, but next time for sure!

| N/A Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Romantic Getaway

Would recommend Tue, Jun 9, 2015
Our room was right on the beach. Wonderful view. Used the golf carts to get to and from the room (a fun little addition). Beach fires, tiki torches, welcome refreshments. A great place.

| Napa Family

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Great place

Would recommend Mon, Mar 16, 2015
This place was great. The room was exceptionally well configured and nicely cleaned. The bed was comfortable. The golf carts they give you to drive around are a lot of fun. I would recommend to others and would return in the future.

| Arlington Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Quiet room on the beach.

Would recommend Thu, Mar 12, 2015
Liked the golf carts. Liked the Happy Hour at the restaurant. Loved the room and view. It would be "magical" if on-site restaurant's food was better.

| Atascadero Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Great Location

Would recommend Tue, Jan 6, 2015
Beautiful and peaceful, awesome location, short drive to monterey.

| Reno Friends

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Unexpected Gem

Would recommend Mon, Jan 5, 2015
Love the location and the amenities. Hotel is located right on the private beach. Each room has their own mini golf cart for the premises.

| SANTA ANA Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

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Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM

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.

$220
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Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Feb 23, 2016 Check-out: Feb 24, 2016