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Sanctuary Beach Resort

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Private beach, beach volleyball
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
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Sanctuary Beach Resort

4.0 star property
4-star beachfront resort with outdoor pool, near Monterey Bay

8.6/10 Fabulous

1,001 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
3295 Dunes Rd, Marina, CA, 93933

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the waterfront
  • Monterey Bay - 5 min walk
  • Fisherman's Wharf - 12 min drive
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium - 14 min drive
  • Cannery Row - 14 min drive
  • 17-Mile Drive - 17 min drive
  • Carmel Beach - 19 min drive
  • Pebble Beach Golf Links - 17 min drive
  • WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca - 22 min drive

Getting around

  • Monterey Peninsula Airport (MRY) - 11 min drive
  • Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal) - 23 min drive
  • Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal) - 27 min drive
  • Monterey Station - 20 min drive
  • Salinas Station - 22 min drive


  • Tico's Breakfast & Lunch - 3 min drive
  • Sarita's Mexican Restaurant - 3 min drive
  • English Ales Brewery - 3 min drive
  • Wild Thyme Deli & Cafe - 4 min drive
  • Smashburger - 4 min drive

About this property

Sanctuary Beach Resort

Sanctuary Beach Resort offers a private beach where you can play volleyball, plus you'll be within a 5-minute walk of Monterey Bay. The outdoor pool provides a splash of fun, and guests can also take advantage of a spa tub. Salt Wood serves farm to table cuisine and is open for dinner. Other highlights at this upscale resort include a bar/lounge, a children's pool, and a snack bar/deli. Fellow travelers like the comfortable beds and helpful staff.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 60 units
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 4 PM - anytime
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


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


  • Pets allowed*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only*
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Private picnics
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)
  • Children's pool
  • Pool gate

What to do

  • On a private beach
  • Beach volleyball
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Skydiving nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space (800 square feet)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Built in 1999
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa tub


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Closed captioned TV
  • Visual fire alarm


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • IPod docking station
  • LED television
  • Cable TV channels
  • Pay movies

Home comfort

  • Heating (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Free crib/infant bed

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Balcony
  • Fireplace
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Recycling
  • Local maps

Special features


Salt Wood - This seafood restaurant specializes in farm to table cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Resort fee: USD 40 per accommodation, per night

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between USD 19.95 and USD 39.95 per person (approximately)


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 50 per accommodation, per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

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; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-out is available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

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.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

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

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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
Sanctuary Beach Resort Resort
Sanctuary Beach Resort Marina
Sanctuary Beach Resort Resort Marina

Frequently asked questions

Does Sanctuary Beach Resort offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Sanctuary Beach Resort does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Sanctuary Beach Resort?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Sanctuary Beach Resort?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Sanctuary Beach Resort?
Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of USD 50 per accommodation, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees. Food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at Sanctuary Beach Resort?
Yes, there's free self parking. Electric vehicle charging is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Sanctuary Beach Resort?
You can check in from 4 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at Sanctuary Beach Resort and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like volleyball and cycling. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the spa tub and an invigorating swim in the outdoor pool. Sanctuary Beach Resort also has a private beach and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Sanctuary Beach Resort?
Yes, Salt Wood offers farm to table cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Wild Thyme Deli & Cafe (2.2 mi), Smashburger (2.8 mi), and Giant artichoke (5.9 mi).
Does Sanctuary Beach Resort have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around Sanctuary Beach Resort like?
Sanctuary Beach Resort is located on the waterfront, a short 5-minute walk from Monterey Bay and 4 minutes' walk from Marina State Beach. Travelers say this resort is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Orayda, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It’s a great place
1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

I picked this hotel cause we were in need of some rest. The receptionist that happened to check me in didnt have a clue what she was doing. First she almost gave me someone else's room key. Even though she had my credit card and id in front of her. Her co worker had to correct her. After getting to my room to rest. The phone kept ringing. It turns out to be the manager stating that i didnt pay a deposit. Which i had. He figures out that the receptionist had placed my credit card on someone elses room. Now im starting to worry about what im going to be charged for this room. Then on my last day after shopping i decided to go back to the room. I find that im locked out of my room. And have to wait outside with my purchases for new keys. The receptionist had made yet another mistake and did not set the room keys for the appropriate dates. Maybe sanctuary isnt a good name for this hotel. I came back from vacation more stressed then when i left.
Elizabeth, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Paul, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great beach access.
Perfect get away place. Access to beautiful beach was a breeze. We chose a room right with a great water view. Small room but great view. Resturant did was wonderful. If you want to get away perfect place.
MJ, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

The rooms could use some improvement. Bathrooms are old and dated. Rooms feel dated as well. Balcony screens rusted. The restaurant was nice and food was good. Being walking distance to such a serene beach is also a very nice experience.
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4/10 Fair

I can summarize my stay at Sanctuary with one word. YUCK. Our "panoramic deluxe" room was small, dated and inconvenient. Does not match the photos at all. Room had no nightstand, no dresser, not a single drawer in sight. Which means you need to put all your belonging on the surface and there's not much of that either. What's extra annoying is that there is a random recess wall in the bathroom that can fit a dresser or some kind of storage. Speaking of surface, everything feels old and dated. Bathroom stinks like a public restroom. The bathtubs are old with scum, had to wear flip flops into shower kind of tub. Sinks are old with crack and rust. Countertops are old with grime. Chairs, bedding, towels are old, stained and need to be replaced. The restaurant on site - does not taste good. Nobody in our party of 5 enjoyed the food. Only saving grace of this place is the convenience to the beach. We spent almost $1000/night for two rooms and it felt like an extremely overpriced Motel. Actually, I'm pretty sure there are cleaner and newer Motels.
jowei, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

As always, Sanctuary Beach Resort delivers! Unparalleled views and beautiful rooms. Staff that is kind and attentive makes you feel very special every day you are there.
Misty, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

shaft, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice people and very relaxing place
Nati, 1-night family trip
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