|"Staff very friendly and personable!"||(in 72 reviews)|
|"We absolutely LOVED our stay!"||(in 5 reviews)|
|"View and beach was incredible."||(in 42 reviews)|
|"The customer service was not good."||(in 12 reviews)|
|"Room was dirty."||(in 39 reviews)|
|"Room was dirty."||(in 39 reviews)|
|room was very nice||in 173 reviews|
|deluxe room||in 161 reviews|
|right on the beach||in 161 reviews|
|beautiful location||in 123 reviews|
|staff was very friendly||in 121 reviews|
|restaurant was closed||in 98 reviews|
|ocean view||in 96 reviews|
|room service||in 63 reviews|
|pool and spa||in 30 reviews|
|bonfires||in 27 reviews|
|golf cart||in 23 reviews|
|short walk||in 19 reviews|
|monterey bay||in 14 reviews|
|micro wave||in 11 reviews|
|great time||in 7 reviews|
|top notch||in 6 reviews|
|worth the money||in 5 reviews|
|double beds||in 4 reviews|
|great rooms||in 4 reviews|
|short drive||in 4 reviews|
Cancelled day of reservation
Looks like a beautiful hotel, but they cancelled while I was halfway through a long drive to the hotel for a wedding. Had to turn around and come home and miss the event.
We love this place! We came here last year and fell in love! Pet Friendly, right on the water, you get your own golf cart, and a decent restaurant with full bar right there! The rooms and view are the show stoppers! Wish it was a little more reasonable in the price but location location location!
Thing have changed since our last visit. The hotel and restaurant are undergoing a change of ownership and they have made some strange decisions. First they no longer offer golf carts for each room, complete bummer. It really was fun and a total selling point. They are still on site but just not in use. If they change it we would come back. Also the hot tub was out of service, by the sign for quite a while. For a chill coast a hot tub is key. The restaurant leaved much to be desired. Although we love the outdoor fire pit tables the menu was haphazardly blocked out by falling taped pieces of paper abs the food was not great. Don't really see the point of the sushi, it seems like if you did pizza, steaks, and a few fun Hawaii dishes you would make your life and food a little easier. Little things but it makes a difference when you are spending a $1000 for 2 nights stay.
Location was fantastic. Very short walk on a private path to the beach. Close enough to town for shopping and running errands.
Room is incredibly small, even for just 2 people. Walls are PAPER thin! Not worth $1,000 for 3 nights!
Pool, location, room, atmosphere
Golf cart did not work on second day, reception area should be bigger.
Marina Hotels Sanctuary Beach Resort is located on the beautiful shores of California’s Central Coast area. These luxury bungalows offer something special and unique for singles, couples, families, friends, and professionals, alike; and for all budgets.
Each bungalow is located right on the shores of the resort and features its own private beach access. Guests enjoy beachfront views from all rooms as bungalows feature large frontal viewing windows of the pacific ocean. This allows a connection to the beach while indoors, as well. Each of the 60 rooms and suites have direct access to the spa, pool, and reception area, for added convenience.
All cottages offer options for hosting large parties and events as well. Each cottage contains a Deluxe Room and Junior Suite- allowing the option to rent out the entire cottage if necessary.Just arrange details and needs with staff.
There are multiple dining options for fresh, cooked-to-order dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, while staying at The Sanctuary Beach Resort. Guests may also enjoy a unique dining experience at the resort’s locally-sourced restaurant, the Salt Wood Kitchen & Oysterette. For an added bonus, doorstep delivery of fresh and healthy breakfast baskets, are conveniently offered to guests who wish to dine privately, on their patio or terrace.
Other amenities offered are carefully designed “packages” that vary in price, so all budgets may enjoy their stay. Some of these packages are called: Sunday Savings, Bed and Breakfast, Explorer Package, Seaside Package, and others! These packages are subject to change, and it is best to check website for specific package details.
There are other amenities which include: beach bonfires, sand dune hikes, nightly wine & cheese tasting, heated pool, spa, business conference rooms, abundant wifi, and more. Please check fact sheet on website for more information.
Notice that the resort is “pet-friendly”, as well; so no need to leave your pets behind on this trip. They are more than welcome at The Sanctuary.
The Sanctuary Beach Resort in Monterey Bay website is: https://www.thesanctuarybeachresort.com/resort/ for more information and for booking your stay.
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Policies vary by room type and provider.
To learn more about the local scenery and burn some calories, go on one of the free nature walks that are offered by the Sanctuary Beach Resort every Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 am. For a more personalized experience, it is possible to pay an additional fee to have a privately led walk with a professional naturalist. If you would like to explore the city and enjoy cycling, you can rent a complimentary bike, bike lock, and helmet from the front desk on a first-come, first-serve basis.
If you will be staying at the Sanctuary Beach Resort with your furry friend, don’t forget to take advantage of the many free amenities that are offered, such as toys and treats that will be given to you after you have checked in. Additionally, there are several pet-friendly trails and areas of the beach where you can take your pooch for a walk and let them run around. Every staff member is familiar with the various restaurants and shops in the area that allow pets and they can provide you with a printed list.
For guests that would like to rid their body of tension and relax their muscles, make a reservation for the Signature Sanctuary Massage, a treatment that is customized to your needs and includes a back exfoliation and a foot massage. If you would like to brighten your face, clean your pores, and get rid of dead skin, select the Illuminating Facial, an option that uses a vitamin C mask and will provide you with a soothing face massage.
When planning your special day at the Sanctuary Beach Resort, there are many amenities and services that you can choose from, including over 5 different indoor and outdoor venues. There is an on-site catering team that will help you design your dream menu, with options including baked chicken, pastas, and seafood. Floral arrangements, entertainment, reception set-up, decorations, and a photographer can all be booked through the hotel, as well as rentals for items such as tables, chairs, linens, cutlery, and dishes.
To arrive at the Sanctuary Beach Resort as quickly as possible, it is best to drive from Monterey Regional Airport, as the trip will only take you between 10 and 20min depending on which road you select. For those that will be using a ridesharing service like Uber, a standard one-way fare will cost you around $23, while a large UberXL that can fit between 4 and 6 people will cost you closer to $33. If you would prefer to travel on a budget, it is possible to grab the local bus to arrive at the hotel, and doing so will take you between 1h 33min and 1h 45min. (Prices checked 09/08/19).
Sanctuary Beach Resort is located at 3295 Dunes Rd, 1.1 miles from the center of Marina. Marina State Beach is the closest landmark to Sanctuary Beach Resort.
Check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at Sanctuary Beach Resort.
Yes, Sanctuary Beach Resort offers free Wi-Fi.
Yes, Sanctuary Beach Resort offers free parking.
No, Sanctuary Beach Resort does not offer free airport shuttle service.
Sanctuary Beach Resort is 8 miles from Monterey Regional. Sanctuary Beach Resort is 46.2 miles from San Jose.
Yes, Sanctuary Beach Resort has a pool onsite.