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Sanctuary Beach Resort

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Londonderry, New Hampshire
Reviewed 27 September 2012

This was our second time at this resort, ocean front room and very relaxing. Pool was clean, local dinner not great but going to local walmart was good for fruit and snacks. Only disappointment we had planned our night to stay in and watch network season finale of big brother and start of survivor but they failed to advise the...

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ManagementSBR, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort, responded to this review

It was nice to read that you found the resort to be a good fit for you. I apologize about the TV issues we were having; our transition into a new Satellite TV company was not without hiccups. On another topic, I always like to inform my guests that we are ready and willing to offer suggestions on where to...

Los Angeles, CA
Reviewed 27 September 2012

We stopped at this resort on our way up the coast. Based on the good reviews we saw on this site, we had planned to stay two nights but we cut it down to one. The only good thing about the resort is its location right on the beach. The rooms were close together, small and noisy. We had an...

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ManagementSBR, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort, responded to this review

I regret that you didn't find the resort to your liking. We certainly are an optimistic management team but also consider ourselves realest and therefore we know we cannot please all of our guests. Some of the aspects of the property you found to be not to your liking, others consider our best traits; like the fact that we are...

Gravesend, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 September 2012

Excellent, fantastic, fabulous, awesome! This hotel is simply amazing. From check-in to check-out the whole experience left us wanting more. The accommodations are scattered amongst the dunes and are exceptionally well presented. Cars are left in the car park and a golf-buggy becomes the mode of transport around the resort, such good fun and practical too. The accommodation is right...

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ManagementSBR, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for the super positive review you left us! I love the description you gave... It was highly detailed, very accurate and best of all it was quite informative. I want you to feel free to come back and experience it all over again; perhaps this time for more than one night! See you soon :-)

New York City, New York
Reviewed 16 September 2012

The Sanctuary Beach Resort is terrific! My wife and I really enjoyed the attentive service and gorgeous beach view. Our room was great, too. It was a jr. suite was a great size, had a nice fireplace and was spotless clean. Highly recommended!

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ManagementSBR, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the kind review you left. I always appreciate hearing about our guest's positive experiences at the property. Please fell free to come back as soon as you're ready.

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 14 September 2012

Great customer service! Staff definitely make you feel welcome! The room was clean and nicely appointed. I stayed in an Ocean View Suite which was good-sized. The room also had a deck with chairs - the ocean views/sounds were incredible! Definitely a place to unwind and relax - I will be back!

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ManagementSBR, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort, responded to this review

Of course our staff makes you feel welcome, because you are!! In fact, you are welcome to come back and visit again with us anytime you are ready! We'll look forward to seeing you again soon!

North Highlands, California
Reviewed 12 September 2012

My fiance and I stayed here for three nights and it was great! The room was cozy and we had an awesome view of the ocean! There is a small kitchenett in the room stocked with some snacks, but beware these items come at an additional cost. Breakfast was delivered to our room each morning (additional fee). There is also...

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ManagementSBR, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for writing about us concerning your recent stay! I’m glad to see that you thoroughly enjoyed yourself and I invite you to come back and visit us just as soon as you are ready!

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 7 September 2012

Beware of this hotel's cancellation policy - it's 72 hours in advance. And they will not budget by even a couple of hours grace. We booked three rooms for two nights (8/25 & 8/26) and had to cancel one of the rooms. We called in the evening of 8/22 but because it was after 4pm, they charged us for the...

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ManagementSBR, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort, responded to this review

There is not much to say about this review. The reviewer has simply reiterated what is a very common cancellation policy throughout the industry. Our policy of 72 hours advance notice has been such since our inception and thus far it has proven not to be a problem with a majority of guest / potential guests. Every guest is informed...

Orange County, CA
Reviewed 1 September 2012

We stayed for 2 nights at $250/night from Expedia. I thought the price was reasonable being it central California and oceanfront. We had a standard deluxe with partial view but somehow ended up having a pretty decent distant view of the ocean. Pros: Location. It is probably its most special feature. The resort sits on the beach, and honestly while...

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ManagementSBR, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you ever so kindly for writing one of the most detailed and informative reviews I’ve seen to date. From the sound of things, you took advantage of almost everything the resort has to offer. Though it seems to have been an overall good experience, I appreciate you weighing in on those aspects you found less-than-impressive as well. I’ve shared...

Livonia, Michigan, United States
Reviewed 22 August 2012

We only spent two days at the Sanctuary Beach Resort in Marina, CA. This is located about 10 miles outside of Monterey. Although the service was very good and we had a bottle of wine waiting for us upon our arrival, its not all that its written to be. Our "ocean front" suite was more like a "beach view" and...

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ManagementSBR, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. I can tell from the tone of your words that you didn’t find the resort living up to its price. Though everyone has his or her own interpretation of value for price, I take this comment very seriously. The last thing I want is for our guests to feel as...

Benicia, California
Reviewed 21 August 2012

We stayed at Sanctuary Beach Resort in June while attending CSUMB orientation activities with our college bound daughter. There is a beautiful and serene feel to this property that begins to calm the senses upon the arrival. Our upper level suite had a view over the dunes from our deck and it was hard to tear ourselves away from the...

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ManagementSBR, Guest Relations Manager at Sanctuary Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your stark raving review! We appreciate your comments and I personally appreciate your attention to detail. There is one thing I must clear up in terms of the information you gave. Though we operate on the same piece of land, the Worldmark Timeshare is a completely separate entity and does not use any of the...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Room Service
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Sanctuary Beach Resort

Address: 3295 Dunes Drive, Marina, CA 93933-2002
Region: United States > California > Marina
Price Range: $327 - $651 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sanctuary Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 60
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