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

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. 

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great people with an unmatched location

Apr 5, 2020 curtisp0rter Shepherd, Michigan

Stayed here for two months (or so) for a project I was working on in the area. The staff was amazing to work with and the location/facility was such a perfect spot to unwind and take a mental break. I will be back for business or pleasure!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Helpful Staff and Nice facility during Corona

Apr 2, 2020 mtcinc Albany, Oregon

We were driving from Arizona back home to Oregon and it was a stressful time due to the Coronavirus. The staff was very helpful and accommodating during that time. I have stayed at this hotel before and loved the grounds and restaurants. Since they had no dining at that time, the provided a typed up list of all the local restaurant options for… Read more
We were driving from Arizona back home to Oregon and it was a stressful time due to the Coronavirus. The staff was very helpful and accommodating during that time. I have stayed at this hotel before and loved the grounds and restaurants. Since they had no dining at that time, the provided a typed up list of all the local restaurant options for dinner and for breakfast. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The only nice thing was the view

Mar 26, 2020 tomrX2178JP edmonds, United States

This hotel needs work. The rooms are run down and seemed a little dirty. The restaurant was closed due to the covid 19 virus. They could have at least offered to go meals just like every restaurant in town and offered coffee in the am since there is no coffee maker or microwave in the rooms.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very Odd Place - Amazing Location

Mar 26, 2020 jt0475 Worsley, United Kingdom

This is an odd one to review really. The building squats on the beach like a concrete bunker left over from the cold war, strikingly out of odds with the location, 60's or 70's brutalist concrete architecture writ large. There are no corridors to the rooms - each floor has an external walkway, so you have to walk past everyone's windows to get… Read more
This is an odd one to review really. The building squats on the beach like a concrete bunker left over from the cold war, strikingly out of odds with the location, 60's or 70's brutalist concrete architecture writ large. There are no corridors to the rooms - each floor has an external walkway, so you have to walk past everyone's windows to get to your own allocated accommodation which is a bit odd - and also, take care to put both blinds down once you put the lights on, as you can see inside with the lights on and just the 'privacy' blind closed. That all said, it was lovely to go down and sit on the patio with a cocktail and watch the sun set, and have a lovely walk along the beach. The hotel is a fair way outside of Monterey centre itself so expect to have to drive in or get a cab if that's what you want to do. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating What a dumpster! And a ripoff!

Mar 17, 2020 mnarma975078

Bunch of fees and taxes added on your daily rate, expect double the advertised room rate! Toilets need serious plumbing. Disgusting as the toilets were plugged all the time! Overflowing poop! Sewage water going into the ocean!