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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
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
Beautiful beach
Great location
Great room
Value for money
Value for money could be better
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From 1,069 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Sanctuary Beach Resort

from ZAR 2,342
  • 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, Coastal View
  • Junior Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa Bed, Coastal View
  • Panoramic Room, 1 King Bed, Oceanfront
  • Panoramic Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Oceanfront
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

What’s around Sanctuary Beach Resort


  • On the waterfront
  • Marina State Beach - 5 min walk
  • Monterey Bay - 5 min walk
  • Marina Dunes Preserve - 6 min walk
  • Fort Ord Dunes State Park - 40 min walk
  • California State University Monterey Bay - 5.9 mi / 9.5 km
  • Bayonet and Black Horse Golf Course - 6.7 mi / 10.8 km
  • Del Monte Beach - 8.4 mi / 13.5 km

Getting around

  • Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) - 14 min drive
  • Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal) - 22 min drive
  • Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal) - 24 min drive
  • Salinas Station - 19 min drive
  • Free self parking

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


  • 60 apartments
  • 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 rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

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

At the resort

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (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 sun loungers
  • 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/bellhop
  • Year Built 1999
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the apartment

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
  • Private bathroom
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LED TV
  • Pay movies
  • Cable TV channels
  • IPod docking station
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • 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.

Sanctuary Beach Resort’s small print

Also known as

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


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which 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 at the number on the booking confirmation.

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

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 30 per accommodation, per night

Optional extras

Continental 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 property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 635 reviews

Sanctuary Beach Resort
Nice location, great staff but not ideal
The location and setting is beautiful. The view overlooking the beach was great. The happy hour social in the restaurant was very nice. Unfortunately, our sliding glass door was filthy, which obscured our view. The chairs on our balcony were equally dirty, I didn't want to sit on them. The towels were fine, the bathrobes were yummy but the sheets had pills on them and weren't up to the room price. Our massages were very nice but very overpriced we thought. Carpet in our room was torn. Our room did not have a "Do Not Disturb" sign so the staff knocked on our door twice trying to clean our room while we were enjoying a rare lazy morning. Bonfires weren't lit either of the nights we were there, very disappointing but I understand uncooperative weather. TV was VERY outdated and the WiFi was not good enough for streaming so no romantic movie for us. Overall, the weekend with 2 massages (no food) cost about $1500, I think the experience should have been better for that price.
Edward, us2 night trip
Sanctuary Beach Resort
It was beautiful and relaxing and we will be back without the kids sooner than later lol
Jennifer, us1 night trip
Sanctuary Beach Resort
Best in the area
Best place to stay in the area You will not be disappointed I’ve been a return visitor through out the years. Don’t bother looking elsewhere
Lisa, us1 night trip
Sanctuary Beach Resort
Environment and accommodations and setting were great. But I had to wait a half-hour for check-in while they verified my reservation. Though it was prepaid on they tried to charge me $1,150 for one single night! The hotel was supposed to be open by 9am but was shut -- maintenance problem. OK, but no sign was there and I was there with two Latin American girls and their father shivering to get in. The phone in the room didn't connect to the front desk to get cart to take me to my car on leaving (can't park by the rooms, which itself I don't mind) and the phone system is always on hold and defers to a voice message call center. Too bad the management is so bad, as the setting and rooms and beach and general ambience is otherwise wonderful.
A Traveller, us1 night trip
Sanctuary Beach Resort
very beautiful place, good design, good for relaxing in amazing dunes
A Traveller, us1 night trip

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