Marina

The Sanctuary Beach Resort

Dana Marshall
Deal Expert

Why We Love It

  • Located on 19 oceanfront 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

100%
Enjoyed This
(30 Member Ratings)
"Gorgeous resort! Our room was right on the beach so we loved the easy access! We loved that this resort was pet friendly so we brought our two dogs and 2.5 year old. Everyone loved it! The rooms were really nice and the bell boys were especially friendly and accommodating. We dined at Salt Wood (the restaurant on property) one night and had a fabulous time. We loved the food and atmosphere. We would definitely go back!"
Laura
Jul 05, 2018
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Map & Directions

Sanctuary Beach Resort is approximately 15 minutes north of Monterey by car. San Francisco International Airport is approximately 90 minutes north by car, in good traffic.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Located on 19 oceanfront 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. 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. Downtown Monterey is a short 15-minute drive away.

The recently opened on-site Salt Wood Kitchen and Oysterette offers seasonal locally sourced offerings. A continental breakfast can also be delivered to hotel rooms for an additional cost.

Amenities

General

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

Services

  • 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

Internet

  • 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)

Parking

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

Accessibility

  • 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

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 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: An Environmental Fee of $30 per day (subject to tax) will be added to the total price of your stay upon check-in.

In an effort to promote wildlife conservation the hotel is actively restoring the sensitive habitat on the property back to its original state.

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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

100%
Enjoyed This
(30 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Sanctuary Beach Resort, Marina (CA) over the past 15 months.
4.8 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Gorgeous resort! Our room was right on the beach so we loved the easy access! We loved that this resort was pet friendly so we brought our two dogs and 2.5 year old. Everyone loved it! The rooms were really nice and the bell boys were especially friendly and accommodating. We dined at Salt Wood (the restaurant on property) one night and had a fabulous time. We loved the food and atmosphere. We would definitely go back!
Other Comments
This resort is about 15-20 min from Monterrey/Carmel, where we spent a lot of our time. Not a bad drive at all, but you do have to get in your car if you plan on exploring that area. It is nice to come back to a peaceful resort, and one day we didn't leave the resort, and it was so relaxing!!
Laura Jul 05, 2018 Los Angeles, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The tranquility and peacefulness of the entire experience. Even the colors of the rooms suggest tranquility.
Stephanie May 01, 2018 San Francisco, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
It was quiet & staff was excellent.
Other Comments
What I did not like was that TRAVELZOO booked us for only one night when I specifically said I wanted two nights. Next time I book something, I am not using TRAVELZOO. TRAVELZOO'S mistake cost us over $50. We were lucky Sanctuary was able to accommodate us another night.
patrick Mar 14, 2018 Sacramento, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
We could see whales jumping out of the water from the deck of our room, it was incredible!
Other Comments
The newly renovated restaurant that they have on site is beautiful and has amazing food.
Sarah Mar 13, 2018 San Francisco, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
View from the room, Location to the beach, the hot tub and swimming pool, and the beach fire at night.
Other Comments
The restaurant prices are way too high. The complimentary wine and cheese happy hour: The wine was good, but there was no cheese. And the bill was not ready when we were checking out.
Stephen Mar 12, 2018 El Dorado HillsEl Dorado Hills, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location and view of the beach
Other Comments
Need curtains for rooms to black out area lights at night.
Craig Mar 10, 2018 Modesto, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The resort is on the very private beach, very relaxing and beautiful
Other Comments
the resort is off the traveled path, which is why I like it, the restaurant needs to serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. At the least lunch and dinner. The food was fresh and good. Tho there was a lot of staff, they need a bit more training. A couple of good servers but some should go back to McDonalds and start again!
Debra Mar 10, 2018 Woodland, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location - absolutely Beautiful! Bathroom amenities from L'Occitane was a treat as well. Fireplace is nice and cozy. Breakfast was right on time.
Other Comments
We weren't told about the pool or that there was a code to get in - just good info to give upfront!
Tanya Mar 08, 2018 San Francisco, CA, USA
Other Comments
the bathrooms are large but there is nowhere to put anything and the sitting area chairs are very uncomfortable
Wayne Feb 24, 2018 washoe valley, NV, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location is excellent and the room was very nice.
Other Comments
Very nice staff. The "full ocean view" was not unobstructed. The breakfast was not worth the money.
Shay Feb 21, 2018 Wilton, CA, USA

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