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. 

Rating summary

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful surroundings, but was not given the room I'd reserved

Jul 8, 2020 João V Lisboa, Portugal

This is an old property in a beautiful location. Adjust your expectations and you'll be able to enjoy it for what it is: a hotel built on the beach, where you sleep with the sound of the waves breaking. We wanted to have a one-night deluxe experience on a top floor room; I did the reservation over the phone, provided personal and payment… Read more
This is an old property in a beautiful location. Adjust your expectations and you'll be able to enjoy it for what it is: a hotel built on the beach, where you sleep with the sound of the waves breaking. We wanted to have a one-night deluxe experience on a top floor room; I did the reservation over the phone, provided personal and payment information. Something went wrong, because when we arrived, we were told our reservation was for a lower tier room on the 2nd floor, instead of the deluxe 4th floor I had booked. Because the top rooms were all booked, we ended up with an overpriced tiny room. We understand mistakes happen, of course. Nevertheless, after 4 months locked at home, we were really looking forward to something more exciting! In the end, we didn't even some kind of financial pardon in the hotel bill... Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Don't Even Think About it - Unless it's a free stay

Jul 7, 2020 franka114 Los Angeles, California

The pictures fraudulently don't depict anything even close to the reality of this hotel. It is very old and dilapidated property and in bad state of disrepair, the rooms are very small, dark and gloomy, on the last day our toilet and shower got clogged for whatever reason (not our doing). I had complained so much that I left that one alone. The… Read more
The pictures fraudulently don't depict anything even close to the reality of this hotel. It is very old and dilapidated property and in bad state of disrepair, the rooms are very small, dark and gloomy, on the last day our toilet and shower got clogged for whatever reason (not our doing). I had complained so much that I left that one alone. The grounds are not kept properly and are ugly, from the outside it looks like a fortified jail, It is an old, falling apart building, basically a glorified shabby motel in front of a magnificent view of the ocean. That is all they have going for them. Location. Definitely not worth paying two or three hundred or more a night to stay. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect Location but Needs an Update

Jul 7, 2020 kdrape747096

Great location beautiful views and direct beach access. The rooms are mediocre and could use some updates. Everything felt a bit dingy but you will not spend too much time in the rooms since the beach is literally steps away.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating never go back to this hotel

Jul 7, 2020 fbrokh607193

This hotel need upgrade . Everything is old and dirty. They never change the sheets. They didnt follow the rules for covid 19 . They have old towel and all of them has stains in it. The rooms are very dark. No lights in the rooms.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating too expensive for the room ...more like motel 6

Jun 30, 2020 rorr579230 Clovis, California

For the cost ....the LOUD Ac In room next door....the fireworks explosions in the parking garage Friday night all hours which echoed like a war zone causing the multiple car alarms to go off.....yes on the beach but no where near what i expected.