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4.8 out of 5

"The property was beautiful and well maintained. We loved the little lamps leading to the beach at night and the fire kettles were wonderful to enjoy t ... " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 11 Jul 2019

Hotel Description

4-star beachfront resort near Monterey Bay

Beachfront retreat

At this Marina resort, you'll be within 6 miles (10 km) of California State University Monterey Bay and 12 miles (20 km) of Fisherman's Wharf. Maritime Museum and Monterey Bay Aquarium are within 12 miles (20 km).

Private beach, dining

A private beach and a restaurant are featured at this romantic resort. There's fun for all ages with a children's pool and a playground, and complimentary bicycles are available on site. Enjoy the outdoor pool and perks like free WiFi.

Fireplaces, free WiFi

Boasting fireplaces, the 60 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and balconies. Other amenities include pillowtop beds, iPod docks, and LED TVs with cable channels.

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$263* Per night/room Nov 17 - Nov 18

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Oceanfront

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed, Oceanfront

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Panoramic Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Oceanfront

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Coastal View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Sanctuary Beach Resort ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.8 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Sanctuary Beach Resort

Everyone (8) Couples (4) Family (2)
5 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 28, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 30, 2020 by j

Thank you for your kind comments. We look forward welcoming you " home" to our Sanctuary beach Resort soon. With every good wish, Be Inspired! Jeroen Gerrese Resort General Manager

5 out of 5
The property was beautiful and well maintained. We loved the little lamps leading to the beach at night and the fire kettles were wonderful to enjoy too.

Posted by on Jul 11, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 11, 2019 by j

Thank you for your kind comments. We look forward welcoming you " home" to our Sanctuary beach Resort soon. With every good wish, Be Inspired! Jeroen Gerrese Resort General Manager

5 out of 5
The property was very special! The staff from check-in, turn-down, restaurant, golf cart transportation and check-out were fantastic! The cabins are right on the beach. They have nightly bonfires on the beach as well as by the volleyball court. The lobby is beautiful and inviting. We had a wonderful experience at the restaurant on site too! We'll definitely go back again!

Posted by on May 11, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 14, 2019 by j

Thank you for your kind comments. We look forward welcoming you " home" to our Sanctuary beach Resort soon. With every good wish, Be Inspired! Jeroen Gerrese Resort General Manager

5 out of 5
Great place. Love the view! I can’t wait to come back.

Posted by on Jan 28, 2019

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Jan 28, 2019 by j

Thank you for your kind comments. We look forward welcoming you " home" to our Sanctuary beach Resort soon. With every good wish, Be Inspired! Jeroen Gerrese Resort General Manager

5 out of 5
This was the best place in Monterey (Marina). Beautiful room. Very clean. They welcomed our dog. We were right on the beach. Very romantic atmosphere. The staff was very attentive. Well worth the price. Can't wait to go back. This was the perfect vacation! Thank you to everyone at Serenity!

Posted by , from Elk Grove, CA on May 10, 2018

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May 15, 2018 by j

Thank you for your kind comments. We look forward welcoming you " home" to our Sanctuary beach Resort soon. With every good wish, Be Inspired! Jeroen Gerrese Resort General Manager

5 out of 5

Wonderful experience

Our two nights at the hotel was grande. The staff was delightful and always ready to help us with our every need. The room was comfortable and the fireplace was an asset due to the colder, rainy weather.

Posted by , from Cincinnati on Mar 18, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 3, 2018 by jeroen gerrese

Thank you for your kind comments. We look forward welcoming you " home" to our Sanctuary Beach resort soon. With every good wish, Jeroen Jeroen Gerrese | Resort General Manager

5 out of 5

Very Romantic Getaway

Pros: Location is great! Right on the beach. The new restaurant and bar is very good. Wine and cheese tasting and bonfire on the beach all included.
If you do not have any kids try to request an upper room. We were below a family and the kids were quite noisy during the day and they woke us up earlier than we wanted to be in the morning. Other than that this plae is fantastic. Worth every penny.

Posted by on Feb 26, 2018

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Apr 3, 2018 by jeroen gerrese

Thank you for your kind comments. We look forward welcoming you " home" to our Sanctuary Beach resort soon. With every good wish, Jeroen Jeroen Gerrese | Resort General Manager

5 out of 5

A little piece of heaven

My family always like going to the beach. It was what attracted me to book this room. It was beyond my expectations. They have the best staff, always friendly and ready to help. I have a son with special needs and he was able to enjoy the beach since it was just a short walk from our room and it was quiet enough that he was able to relax. The breakfast was great and what I liked about it is you pre order the night before and they will deliver the following day at the time you want it.

Posted by , from Bakersfield,Ca. on Jan 6, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 10, 2018 by Dianna S

Thank you so very much for taking the time to tell us about your experience with us! We are so delighted that we were able to give you and your son a relaxing and memorable stay. We look forward to welcoming you both back again very soon! Happy travels,

5 out of 5

Classy

My only complaint is no drawers in the room. Otherwise it was wonderful.

Posted by , from Sacramento on Jan 4, 2018

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Jan 7, 2018 by Dianna S

Thank you for your review and for choosing the Sanctuary Beach Resort as your home away from home. We look forward to welcoming you back for your next visit with us. Happy travels,

5 out of 5

Time together

Pros: The balcony
Cons: We did not know about the turn down service. The outside chairs need to be wiped down, some kind of brown yucky stuff on the sides.
Location: Great location. Sunset beach only 20 minutes away.
It was very relaxing. We watched the whales, surfers, sunsets. Beautiful resort.

Posted by , from California on Jun 20, 2017

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About the Sanctuary Beach Resort

Location 3295 Dunes Rd, Marina, CA 93933

Property Features

Simply step outside to unwind on the resort's beach. After a day at the beach, enjoy amenities at Sanctuary Beach Resort like an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and complimentary bicycles. A free manager's reception is offered daily. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. This beach resort also offers a spa tub, a garden, and a terrace. This 4-star Marina resort is smoke free.

  • 60 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 800 sq ft of conference space
  • 74 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1999
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Airport: Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY) (15.1 km / 9.4 mi)

Room Amenities

Sanctuary Beach Resort offers 60 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature fireplaces and iPod docking stations. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters, and premium bedding. LED televisions come with cable channels and pay movies. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators, coffee/tea makers, and minibars. Bathrooms include bathrobes, slippers, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include safes and hair dryers. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Fireplace
  • Private balcony
  • Sitting area
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Minibar
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LED television
  • Cable channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (heating)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

The resort hosts a free manager's reception daily.

Sanctuary Beach Resort has a restaurant on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a private beach.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Free bicycles on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Beach volleyball on site
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Playground on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Spa Services

  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Number of treatment rooms 2
  • Body wraps
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Thalassotherapy treatments
  • Massages
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Prenatal massage

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 50.0 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 50 per accommodation, per night
  • Food and water bowls are available
  • Certain rooms only
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

No onsite parking is available

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No onsite parking is available. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Contactless check-out is available.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 35 per accommodation, per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: USD 19.95 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 50 per accommodation, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 50.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Beach Sanctuary
  • Beach Sanctuary Resort
  • Sanctuary Beach
  • Sanctuary Beach Marina
  • Sanctuary Beach Resort
  • Sanctuary Beach Resort Marina
  • Sanctuary Resort
  • Sanctuary Beach Hotel Marina
  • Sanctuary Beach Resort Resort
  • Sanctuary Beach Resort Marina
  • Sanctuary Beach Resort Resort Marina

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the resort before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in specific rooms only, which can be requested by contacting the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.