Monterey Tides, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Monterey, California Coast

The hotel

With a relaxed vibe and those intoxicating bay and ocean views, you’ll get the quintessential Monterey holiday at this waterfront boutique hotel. It has a privately-owned beachfront, ideal for making sandcastles and toasting s’mores by the bonfire. Keep the camera ready too — if you’re lucky you may spot seals, sea lions and breaching whales. The hotel's soulful tapas bar, with more sweeping views, serves up craft cocktails and beers on tap. And the casual waterfront restaurant is a great spot to watch the sun set over the water whilst tucking in to fresh seafood.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beachfront location

Where is it

On the beachfront, 3 miles from Monterey Bay Aquarium and a 10-minute drive from Old Fisherman's Wharf.

Hotel information

196 rooms on xx floors. All with air conditioning, HDTV, complimentary WiFi, coffee maker and safe. Premium Ocean View King Rooms have panoramic bay views and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. 

Premium Ocean View Two Queen Rooms have 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults. 

Deluxe Ocean View King Rooms are larger, on the first floor, with an ocean view sitting area, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Vizcaino Waterfront Food + Drink (Spanish coastal cuisine, open for daily breakfast, weekend brunch/lunch, and dinner Tue-Sat). Bar Sebastián (coffee shop, open for evening tapas and drinks). Outdoor heated swimming pool. 24-hour fitness centre. Garden games. Bike rentals*. Laundry & dry cleaning*. WiFi (included in resort fee). Self-parking (included in resort fee).

This hotel has resort fees that are included in the room rate (subject to change)

Resort fee includes: - WiFi - Fitness centre access - In-room coffee and 2 bottles of water per room per day - Self-parking - Local and toll-free calls. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

*Denotes local charge. 

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (675)
  • Very good (577)
  • Average (430)
  • Poor (361)
  • Terrible (304)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not worth the price AT ALL

Oct 18, 2021 cberna930901 Merced, California

The Rooms smell like mold and trash and old hotel, staff were rude in restaurant, bar tender was horrible and did not know how to make the simple drinks ON THEIR MENU, mold in room, no kids channels unless you pay and the bed was SO HARD. Oh also the bartender said you can't order food there but go up to restaurant and then the restaurant closed… Read more
The Rooms smell like mold and trash and old hotel, staff were rude in restaurant, bar tender was horrible and did not know how to make the simple drinks ON THEIR MENU, mold in room, no kids channels unless you pay and the bed was SO HARD. Oh also the bartender said you can't order food there but go up to restaurant and then the restaurant closed an hour early?? Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Worst ever- stay somewhere else!

Oct 17, 2021 CaliMary Sacramento, CA.

If I could give this place zero stars I would! Do not be fooled by the fab Lobby pics. The rooms are worn and musty. The facility is dirty and tired. The garden view we received was of a freeway and Home Depot. Do not stay here- even at nearly $500 with a Groupon I’d say you would be better off camping!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing view

Oct 17, 2021 Victoria2012-2016

I loved this hotel. Amazing staff, very friendly. Beautiful view. My kids loved the beach. It was close to lots to do in Monterey. I really enjoyed out stay and would love to visit again. It was gorgeous.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic location in Monterey,Ca

Oct 14, 2021 gailymo06 Morgan Hill, California

Great place to stay and right on the Sandy beach! Nice clean rooms with nice beds and baths. Best I’ve found for the $ and amenities. I just think they need to keep the pool and hot tub open longer than 8 pm but hey at least it’s open
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Epic Ocean Experience

Oct 13, 2021 mjca2021 Modesto, California

We booked at the Monterey Tides to enjoy the ocean experience and we got exactly that. Room was CLEAN. The winds were 30 mph & the waves were huge. We enjoyed from our ocenview room & beautiful lounge.