Monterey Tides, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Monterey, California Coast

Virgin rating

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. 

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Traveller rating

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May 15, 2022 311claudinec

We had an excellent waiter June made our stay at the restaurant very pleasing but the hotel is run down and had a bad experience staying here. I heard there will be renovations going to happen and this place definitely needs it. Great location but needs a lot of work and improvements.
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May 13, 2022 520harlanh

We had a lovely breakfast, so easy and great seats. After a long night of travel this was the perfect way to start our day. Such good food, great view, so convenient and Oscar was a wonderful server. Definitely recommend wether your staying at the Tides or not.
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May 12, 2022 dancingmrt

Like the title says, Sheevani at the front desk is simply the sweetest. She set up in one of the ocean front rooms. The room is clean, fresh, and has dope automatic curtains for that extra touch of fancy, along with spotless fixtures and furniture. Sheevani also hooked us up with a couple complimentary drinks at the bar; how thoughtful :D Thanks… Read more
Like the title says, Sheevani at the front desk is simply the sweetest. She set up in one of the ocean front rooms. The room is clean, fresh, and has dope automatic curtains for that extra touch of fancy, along with spotless fixtures and furniture. Sheevani also hooked us up with a couple complimentary drinks at the bar; how thoughtful :D Thanks Sheevani, I wish we could stay longer than a night. You've made the first day of our honeymoon road trip a special one. Thanks again! Read less
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May 10, 2022 ap88ap Munich, Germany

Room was smelly and only with highway view of you go make sure to book seaside view in advance Gym was closed and nobody could tell us why The bar is the highlight of this accomodation with the glass front Breakfast not included and would have been super expensive We would not stay again as also the beach is not really beautiful.we recommend to… Read more
Room was smelly and only with highway view of you go make sure to book seaside view in advance Gym was closed and nobody could tell us why The bar is the highlight of this accomodation with the glass front Breakfast not included and would have been super expensive We would not stay again as also the beach is not really beautiful.we recommend to stay in nearby Monterey there are small hotels as well and it is a really nice small town we went there for dinner Read less
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May 9, 2022 jmoral806583 San Jose, California

Jacuzzi and fitness room was out of service. Bath tub when showering, water would stay to ankle. Views are amazing. Front staff was friendly. Parking is $20 a night. Hotel is close to cannery row, Carmel, and to many other activities.