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 Cute and pet friendly beachfront hotel

Jul 23, 2021 J5814PWrachelc Modesto, California

Cute hotel with beachfront property. Leah was working at the front desk and was able to quickly help me modify my reservation while multi-tasking her phone ringing and multiple people in line. She was great! Pet friendly hotel is also a huge plus.
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Jul 20, 2021 A5295DJshannonc

This is our favorite hotel in the Monterey area hands down. The hotel rooms are very clean and comfortable. The private beach is steps away. Always a pleasure to see Sheevani at check-in. She is very professional and informative. I would highly recommend
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Jul 15, 2021 doppelgangeru

I stayed overnight in a room described as having 2 queen beds and partial ocean view. Partial was an understatement, we could see the ocean so clearly from our window, it was amazing. Not 20 feet from our room was a stairway leading right down to to beach, it was incredible. From check-in to check-out it was an awesome experience. Sheevani in… Read more
I stayed overnight in a room described as having 2 queen beds and partial ocean view. Partial was an understatement, we could see the ocean so clearly from our window, it was amazing. Not 20 feet from our room was a stairway leading right down to to beach, it was incredible. From check-in to check-out it was an awesome experience. Sheevani in particular was super helpful and friendly, she recommended us a few places to eat nearby. We ended up having dinner at the hotel, at the restaurant on the 4th floor, which was a great idea because the food and service were both top-notch. Whenever I come back to Monterey I think I'll be staying here everytime. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating very nice motel

Jul 13, 2021 cherrityb Oregon House, California

a really nice place. my kids took full advantage of the beach access. having the bar and resturant right on site really was a nice feature. the rooms were clean and tidy. there noise level was minimal. over all i was very happy with my experience.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating In general, I really liked the hotel, I would highly recommend it.

Jul 13, 2021 Charlene T

In general, I really liked the hotel, I would highly recommend it. Alexis checked us in and was very nice to interact with during our stay. Pros Amazing view Can't get any closer to the beach. You can buy a fire pit package to do a bonfire on the beach The pool is heated The hot tub is very hot and relaxing The staff is ultra-friendly The main… Read more
In general, I really liked the hotel, I would highly recommend it. Alexis checked us in and was very nice to interact with during our stay. Pros Amazing view Can't get any closer to the beach. You can buy a fire pit package to do a bonfire on the beach The pool is heated The hot tub is very hot and relaxing The staff is ultra-friendly The main lobby has an awesome view. The breakfast was very good On the top of the main beach stairs, there's a quick shower to wash off the sand The restaurant area on the top floor is nice with a nice view Very nice parking area Good check in and out service Hair dryer was very good Cons Our room was under the lobby, you can hear every chair movement. If you were curious they clean it at midnight because we could hear the broom. Not all of the lights on the elevator work so it's hard as a user because you're not receiving feedback. For example, the main button to call the elevator on the first floor doesn't light up. Some lights in the elevator also don't work. The breakfast is not free You need to pay but it's very good The pool closes at 8:00, feels a bit early maybe just because of Covid? Next to our door was a vent on the floor that opened to the outside. It seemed that the latch was broken and we would find it open all the time making the room extremely cold. The show did not have a door to close it making a big mess after each shower The bathroom was very small, it was extremely hard to get in and out due to how close the toilet was to the door. Read less