The Sanctuary Beach Resort

Carina Stebbins
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

Enjoyed This
(27 Member Ratings)
"The tranquility and peacefulness of the entire experience. Even the colors of the rooms suggest tranquility."
May 01, 2018
San Francisco, 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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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.

Note: The hotel charges a $25 environmental fee upon check-in. The fee goes toward restoring 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 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: The following per night fees will be added to your bill at checkout: $25.00 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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available 24 hours

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.

Enjoyed This
(27 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Sanctuary Beach Resort, Marina (CA) over the past 15 months.
4.8 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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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
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
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
Mary Ann Feb 15, 2018 Benicia, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location was fantastic. We were right on the beach and could hear the waves crashing. My 6-yr old loved being able to walk out of our room and be right there on the beach.
Other Comments
We booked the stay as a surprise birthday trip for my son. The staff took the time to make a special birthday card for him and left a nice treat in the room for him. Everyone was very friendly and courteous from the minute we arrived. Special shout out to Berg at the Salt Wood restaurant for helping make his birthday dinner that much more enjoyable. Also to the ladies at the front desk for the Aquarium tickets. I will definitely be back (maybe without the kid next time). Thanks everyone!
Bao Quyen Feb 20, 2018 Oakland, 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
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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