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Sanctuary Beach Resort

4-star4 stars
3295 Dunes RdMarinaCA93933United States of America

Beachfront Resort in Marina with outdoor pool, restaurant
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Beautiful beach
Great pool
Great location
Value for money
Fairly good value for money
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Sanctuary Beach Resort

from £167
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View
  • Junior Suite, 1 King Bed, Ocean View
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Oceanfront
  • Junior Suite, 1 King Bed, Oceanfront
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Partial Ocean View
  • Junior Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Partial Ocean View
  • Panoramic Room, 1 King Bed, Oceanfront
  • Panoramic Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Oceanfront

About Sanctuary Beach Resort

Nestled along the edge of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Sanctuary Beach Resort offers a unique place for inspiration along California's Central Coast. The resort is ideally situated between the coastal cities of Monterey and Santa Cruz, just 10 miles from Monterey dining and attractions. Visitors can easily access the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium, historic downtown Monterey, and beautiful golf courses along the Monterey Peninsula. Sanctuary Beach Resort's convenient location near the marina allows guests to partake in local whale-watching excursions.

Property Features.
The two story Sanctuary Beach Resort was built in 1999 and boasts a lodge-style main lobby. Two meeting rooms offer eight hundred square feet of meeting space and The Serenity Spa offers a variety of exhilarating treatments including massages, facials, body scrubs, beauty treatments and aromatherapy. Additional amenities include free self parking, luggage storage, multilingual staff, wedding services, and picnic area.

Luxurious, beachfront bungalows at the Sanctuary Beach Resort are scattered across 19 acres of secluded sand dunes, offering a natural experience of exceptional comforts. Each room features exquisite ocean or partial ocean views, pillowtop mattresses with down comforter and Egyptian cotton bedding. Additional amenities include air conditioning, satellite TV, iPod docking station, phone, and private bathroom with designer toiletries and shower/tub combination.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 60 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 4 PM-5:30 AM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Children (16 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed *

  • Specific rooms only *


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Free reception
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • On private beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Spa tub
  • Pool umbrellas
Working away
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 2
  • Conference space size (feet) - 800
  • Conference space size (meters) - 74
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Built in 1999
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Down comforter
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Fireplace
  • Separate sitting area
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LED TV
  • Pay films
  • Cable TV channels
  • IPod docking station
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Serenity Spa Services offers a variety of exhilarating treatments including massages, facials, and aromatherapy - also available in your guestroom.


On Site

  • Spa tub
  • Playground on site


  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Sanctuary Beach Resort’s small print

Also known as

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


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments, and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • Resort fee: USD 25.00 per accommodation, per night

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 50 per night

Breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 19.95 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 50 per accommodation, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Sanctuary Beach Resort


  • On the waterfront
  • Marina Dunes Preserve (7-minute walk)
  • Marina State Beach (30-minute walk)
  • California State University Monterey Bay - 5.8 mi / 9.4 km
  • Fort Ord Dunes State Park - 4.8 mi / 7.7 km
  • Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Course - 6.7 mi / 10.8 km
  • The Shakespeare Society of America - 8.4 mi / 13.6 km
  • Del Monte Beach - 8.4 mi / 13.6 km

Getting around

  • Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) 14-min drive
  • Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal) 24-min drive
  • Salinas Station 19-min drive
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 651 reviews

Sanctuary Beach Resort
Really lovely location and accommodation. However I felt the reception staff let it down. They were quite rude to us on arrival as we were a bit early for check-in and then didn't explain all of what happened in the hotel to us, e.g. each evening there is wine and cheese which we had to find out from other guests.
A Traveller, gb1 night romance trip
Sanctuary Beach Resort
Very Good8.0
Warning - it costs $20 per night more!
Excellent stay but spoiled at the end by being asked for a BS "environment fee" of $20 per night on check out. I was advised this is NOT a tax, just extra money that goes to the hotel company. It isn't for any "extras" SO WHY ISN'T IT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE DISPLAYED ON HOTELS.COM? It might be hidden in the small print somewhere, but this sort of deceitful behaviour gives a very bad impression of a nice resort.
Robert, gb2 night romance trip
Sanctuary Beach Resort
Booked for one night. Stayed for two!
Incredible!! Originally looking for somewhere to stay in Monterey. So pleased we stayed here and not more central. In my opinion this hotel had so much more to offer! The service, rooms and surroundings are incredible.
Faye, gb1 night romance trip
Sanctuary Beach Resort
Great Property, Great Staff
This is a first class resort with first class people who work hard to make your stay a delight. However there was a downside to our room..people have timeshare at the property and have become lazy about following the pathways, as a result we could not enjoy our patio area as there was a constant trail of people cutting across the lawned area outside our room, sometimes quite late at night. it was a shame as it meant we were uncomfortable sitting outside our room
Susan, gb2 night romance trip
Sanctuary Beach Resort
Great views
We got an upgraded room which was better. Ocean view was stunning and staff were good. The restaurant was closed which meant driving everywhere.
Devon, gbRomance trip

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Sanctuary Beach Resort

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