Monterey Tides, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Monterey, California

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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location for the beach but overall average

Aug 16, 2022 charmainem545 Horsham District, United Kingdom

We stayed at Monterey Tides for 1 night on our final stop of a large American road trip. This hotel's location for the beach is amazing, but a bit far from the shops & town it was $15 in a Uber to go out for dinner. Check-in was shonky to say the least - massive confusion over rooms (the guy in front of us had someone walk into his room with a… Read more
We stayed at Monterey Tides for 1 night on our final stop of a large American road trip. This hotel's location for the beach is amazing, but a bit far from the shops & town it was $15 in a Uber to go out for dinner. Check-in was shonky to say the least - massive confusion over rooms (the guy in front of us had someone walk into his room with a key when he was in it, they had allocated the same room twice). The rooms were clean but shabby - carpet didn't quite fit to the edge everything felt a bit cramped and the blinds were not fully blackout. Would I stay again - yes for 1 night to experience the amazing beach but not for any length of time. Good Points: Beach location AMAZING Outdoor Pool - Heated Bad Points: Unorganised staff Shabby rooms Bit far out from shops & restaurants. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location with clean and comfortable rooms

Aug 15, 2022 DanSpr

We were here for 2 nights and were concerned about some of the reviews but we had a lovels stay. Great views, lovely bar and restaurant area, friendly staff, clean and comfortable rooms and a short 10 dollar Uber ride into Monterey. As other reviews say, don't turn up expecting beautiful boutique bedrooms as you will be disappointed, but the rooms… Read more
We were here for 2 nights and were concerned about some of the reviews but we had a lovels stay. Great views, lovely bar and restaurant area, friendly staff, clean and comfortable rooms and a short 10 dollar Uber ride into Monterey. As other reviews say, don't turn up expecting beautiful boutique bedrooms as you will be disappointed, but the rooms were completely fine with comfortable beds and enough space. The beach in the evening is stunning and Monterey a great place, so as long as we had a clean room with comfy beds we were happy. Overall we had lovely stay. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Faded glory, but clean and friendly.

Aug 14, 2022 185rachaelm Farnsfield, United Kingdom

We had one night in Monterey on our vacation - and our teens were set on experiencing a Californian sunset. Monterey Tides was perfect. Right on the beach. Unspoilt, breathtaking views. The rooms were fine. Despite other reviews we found them to be clean and perfectly good for a short stay. The hotel rooms are slightly ‘faded glory’ but the… Read more
We had one night in Monterey on our vacation - and our teens were set on experiencing a Californian sunset. Monterey Tides was perfect. Right on the beach. Unspoilt, breathtaking views. The rooms were fine. Despite other reviews we found them to be clean and perfectly good for a short stay. The hotel rooms are slightly ‘faded glory’ but the lobby/lounge was great. Restaurant looked good too, although we didn’t eat there (we opted for alternative local, cheaper options) Staff were all friendly & kids loved that there was an ice machine near to our room! Pool looked clean but again we didn’t use - we were too mesmerized by the ocean! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Horrible rooms. Way over priced. Furniture old & doesn’t work. Bed very squishy. Hotel won’t work w/us to change SoWrong

Aug 13, 2022 Exploration641178 San Diego, California

Hotel won’t work w/us on several issues! Pics online are very deceiving. Price is awful for what you get. Rip-off! Don’t come here. Everything overpriced Was suppose to be relaxing after mom’s passing and wife’s B-day. Upsetting instead!
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Aug 13, 2022 parthk385

julio bastion and marley had excellent service and were probably some of the best company we found. amazing staff and location along with skilled employees making great drinks! amazing staff and stuff.