Ratings based on 830 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 out of 5
95% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Salt Lake City, Utah

Nice hotel. Beautiful beach views and very private

Posted Sep 13, 2014
Awesome ocean views, 50 yards from the beach where daily we saw dolphins, sea lions and even a whale. Beautiful sunsets, very private. Nice rooms and friendly staff. A great place to relax and get away.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 16, 2014 by Management, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review of the resort! The marine life has been very active the last couple of months and we love it! :)
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from J

Beautiful, restful, comfort by the ocean

Posted Sep 13, 2014
The resort is called Sanctuary for a very good reason. This was my second visit and I would love many more. The staff are all happy people who don't hesitate to get what you ask for. My room,610 was perfect and the view spectacular! Fresh coffee at sun rise on the patio is perfect. I am already looking forward to my next visit. Planning for kids and grandkids to be with me next visit. They will love the s'mores and bonfire on the dunes every evening.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 16, 2014 by Management, Hotel Management
I am so glad that you enjoyed your second visit with us! 610 is a wonderful room (you cant beat ocean front). We hope to see you and your family for our sunset bonfire!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Tracy, CA

Beautiful Hotel

Posted Sep 9, 2014
Pros: Location is great...
Cons: I think they are doing a great job. keep up the good work
Location: We had breakfast at Denny's near by.
Our first time experience was excellent. Staff and Hotel was on point. Will come back for sure.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 16, 2014 by Management, Hotel Management
We can't wait to see you again! Thank you for leaving a comment.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Oakland, Ca.

Hidden Gem at the beach

Posted Sep 6, 2014
Could not have asked for a more relaxing stay! Beautiful beach, fun golf carts!
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 9, 2014 by Management, Hotel Management
Lindsey, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review of the resort. The golf carts are fun for people of all ages! We hope to see you again soon!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Ripon, CA

Peaceful, romantic hide-away

Posted Sep 2, 2014
Pros: Customer service is great. Resort is off the beaten path-romantic, private. Rooms are very nice.
Location: Beach!!
Sanctuary Beach Resort is a wonderful place to disconnect & relax. The staff is very attentive & make every effort to make your stay memorable. We celebrated our 34th wedding anniversary there with the Romance package. It was awesome!
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 2, 2014 by Management, Hotel Management
I am so glad to hear that you had an enjoyable anniversary while here at the Sanctuary. We hope to see you again for your 35th anniversary!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice coastal retreat in a great location.

Posted Aug 23, 2014
We enjoyed a very pleasant stay at this hotel. It is well situated near Monterey and Santa Cruz. The beach is clean and beautiful!!!
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 27, 2014 by Management, Hotel Management
We are glad that you had such a wonderful stay with us here at the Sanctuary! Thank you for leaving a review and we hope to see you again soon!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler from Vermont

Wish we could have stayed longer

Posted Aug 13, 2014
Our stay here could have been so much longer --- we were thinking a lifetime would be nice!! We saw pelicans, dolphins, sea otters and seals right from our private terrace, our grandson thought the golf cart was so much fun, the staff was considerate and helpful, the double showers in our suite were unexpected. In short, it was a marvelous stay, just wish it could have been longer!!!
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 24, 2014 by Management, Hotel Management
I am glad that you were able to see some of the amazing marine life that we have here in the bay! Kids can't get enough of the golf carts :) Next time you are in the Monterey area, we hope to see you again!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler from Michigan

Sleep to the sounds of the ocean

Posted Aug 13, 2014
Pros: Staff was friendly and professional.
Such a beautiful location - right on the beach! Rooms, recently updated, are heated by a gas fireplace. Open the windows, enjoy the ocean breeze, stay cozy by the fireplace.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 25, 2014 by Management, Hotel Management
There is nothing more relaxing than listening to the waves crash on the shore right?! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for leaving a review, and we hope to see you again during your next visit to the Monterey area!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Aug 12, 2014
It was great! Second time back and I know when we want another getaway this is the hotel we will be choosing.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 24, 2014 by Management, Hotel Management
We thank you for your continued patronage! We are so happy to hear that the resort keeps exceeding your expectations. We hope your next visit is in the near future!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from San Jose, CA

Great Escape

Posted Aug 8, 2014
Pros: Location and facilities, access to beach, restaurant, amenities.
Cons: Nice bedding but mattress a bit lumpy. Call to offer help for check out was friendly but felt like hurrying.
Location: Next to Marina State Beach. Close to town of Marina. Short drive from Monterrey, Salinas etc.
We enjoyed our stay! Walked down to soft sands, watched dolphin leap. Listened to Ukulele music at nightly bonfire. Jacuzzi and pool were large and well-heated. Kula Ranch restaurant on grounds was friendly and food was good. Kerig in room-with microwave & small fridge to keep nibbles and leftovers. Can have room service or continental breakfast brought to room. Treated to small bottle of wine and nice view upon arrival. Fun to drive golf cart around grounds though really not needed for access to most things.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 24, 2014 by Management, Hotel Management
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a pleasant review! I am glad that you were able to enjoy everything that Sanctuary has to offer. Come see us again soon!