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The Sanctuary Beach Resort

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Why We Love It

  • Located on 19 seafront acres of the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary
  • The outdoor heated pool and spa offer expansive views of the ocean and sand dunes
  • Sunset bonfires on the beach each evening

85% (60 Member Ratings)

"The beautiful beach! The resort was nice, the staff friendly and accommodating. "
Oct 04, 2016
Broken Arrow, OK, United States


Map & Directions

Sanctuary Beach Resort is approximately 10 minutes north of Monterey by car. San Francisco International Airport is approximately 90 minutes drive, in good traffic.

Rooms & Rates

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Located on 19 seafront acres of the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary, the Sanctuary Beach Resort offers the ideal romantic escape near Monterey.

The bungalow suites and hotel buildings are nestled against the coastline, offering postcard views of the ocean. Guests can enjoy a picnic on the beach or retreat to their rooms where a gas fireplace sets the mood. Exploring the resort grounds is easy with complimentary personal golf carts. And the nightly sunset bonfires on the beach are a great way to end the day. Nearby activities include whale watching, deep sea fishing, and hiking trails. The centre of Monterey is a short 10-minute drive away.

The on-site Kula Ranch Island Steakhouse offers Pacific Rim-inspired dishes. A continental breakfast can also be delivered to hotel rooms for an additional cost.

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Note: The hotel charges a $16 environmental fee upon check-in. The fee goes towards resorting the habitat of the local environment.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Private beach
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly


  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom Suites offer a separate shower.

  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)


  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking
  • Public car park


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 4pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Crib available on request, free of charge. Extra bed available on request: $10 per night for children and adults. Extra person charge is $10 + tax per night.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request (maximum weight: 100lbs, maximum number of pets: 3) and will be charged $50 + tax per night on checkout.

Fees: The following per night fees will be added to your bill at checkout: $20.00 Environmental Fee (Facility Fee) which goes towards the restoration and preservation of the dunes habitat that surrounds the resort and a $2.00 District Tax (TID).

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

It is the responsibility of the hotel chain and/or the individual property to ensure the accuracy of the photos displayed. Travelzoo is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the photos.

85% Positive
(60 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Sanctuary Beach Resort, Marina (CA) over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.2 Quality of Service
4.0 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The beautiful beach! The resort was nice, the staff friendly and accommodating.
Other Comments
It was very nice, just pricier than I usually pay. The wine was a small bottle and had to call for it. The environmental fee was waived off Travelzoo charge but had to pay at resort. Would have been less to have gone through the hotel and brought my own wine. Will not stay again due to expense. Would recommend if willing to pay the money and inconvenience of having to be driven to and picked up by staff. The restaurant was closed so unable to use discount.
Ellen Oct 04, 2016 Broken Arrow, OK, United States
Enjoyed Most
The bed was comfortable.
Other Comments
Old building inside and out, the grounds was ugly, didn't look like a resort and I didn't get an ocean view for $300 a night
Lea Jul 17, 2016 Santa Clara, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Quietness, and room suite
Susan L Jun 28, 2016 Rocklin, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Location, Friendliness of staff, and excellent facilities
samuel Jun 27, 2016 San Jose, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
very nice
Other Comments
Great beach and very good food at Kula Ranch
Jeff Jun 27, 2016 Walnut Creek, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Location of room, great ocean views and sounds.
Other Comments
Greatly enjoyed our stay, room needs some updating and repairs.
Larry Jun 18, 2016 Clovis, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Room and location were nice.
Other Comments
Room service. Food was bad and service was equally as bad.
Shelene Jun 14, 2016 Fairfield, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Everything was an exceptional experience! From the moment of checkin to our departure. The staff is extremely accommodating, professional and friendly. Our suite was beautiful and spacious, the location and view were top notch! The grounds were well kept and beach access was fantastic! The attention to details is something not often seen. A+!!
Other Comments
One of the staff members, Michael, was always willing to assist us with anything we had questions about or to help with our luggage. His smile and positive attitude was a great plus! We plan on returning in the near future! Thank you for an amazing trip for our family!
Denise Jun 12, 2016 Sacramento, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Bonfire at the beach, except we had to call to have facilities bring extra wood for fire pit
Other Comments
Person at check in was rude and unfriendly.. Not sure if we were upgraded to Travelzoo program.. Nothing about the resort was explained to us as well.. I had called to resort before booking w Travelzoo.. Plenty of vacant rooms available!!
James Jun 01, 2016 Chowchilla, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Nice and quiet except for the wind.
Other Comments
We got an upgrade but the room was still pretty small and sand leaked around the window and sliding door. Didn't appear that they made much attempt to try to clean it up or fix the problem. While close to Monterey, the weather is much different. Cloudy/foggy, windy and generally colder than Monterey.
James May 27, 2016 Redmond, OR, United States

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