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 $20 per night (payable locally, fee subject to change). 

This hotel has resort fees that are included in the room rate (subject to change)

Resort fee includes: - Complimentary WiFi access - In-room coffee - One complimentary 'Golden Hour' cocktail - Exclusive private beach access - Priority access to outdoor heated pool and hot tub - Luggage storage - Two complimentary bottles of water in-room per day - Local and toll-free calls - Boarding pass printing. Resort fee and inclusions are subject to change and availability. 

*Denotes local charge. 

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great place to relax

May 19, 2024 Kimberly D

The hotel is very clean, the room is spacious, and the staff is extremely helpful (all of them during our stay), even going out of their way to recommend places to visit in Monterey to us. Breakfast met our expectations. The area is great to walk around, with its scenic views and pleasant atmosphere. During my visit, I had the pleasure of… Read more
The hotel is very clean, the room is spacious, and the staff is extremely helpful (all of them during our stay), even going out of their way to recommend places to visit in Monterey to us. Breakfast met our expectations. The area is great to walk around, with its scenic views and pleasant atmosphere. During my visit, I had the pleasure of interacting with Alex and a new training staff member, whose name I believe was Wilermo (although I apologize if I have misspelled it). Both of them had warm smiles and captivating eye colors that made my experience even more enjoyable. Read less
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May 19, 2024 juliaraewillis50

Been here before was great. Now there doing construction. It's loud. Pool, hot tub and fire pits all unavailable. Would not come back until construction is done. Also no disclaimer or discount for lack of amenities.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great place next to the beach.

May 19, 2024 Jose C

The rooms are excellent and the food is excellent. I really appreciate the kind staff at the front desk as well as the excellent cleanliness of the rooms. This is a great place for family and business gatherings. The smell of the body lotion was very pleasing to my wife. Try looking to purchase online.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely getaway

May 17, 2024 kelli12722024 Placerville, California

Our stay was wonderful! We were upgraded due to construction which was amazing! Our room was beautiful. The hotel is beautiful with a location that can’t be beat! Staff was wonderful! Safe and quiet. Cons: Resort fees when we didn’t use any amenities. Very expensive parking on top of pricey rooms. No coffee maker in room. No microwave. But overall… Read more
Our stay was wonderful! We were upgraded due to construction which was amazing! Our room was beautiful. The hotel is beautiful with a location that can’t be beat! Staff was wonderful! Safe and quiet. Cons: Resort fees when we didn’t use any amenities. Very expensive parking on top of pricey rooms. No coffee maker in room. No microwave. But overall just beautiful!! I would definitely recommend. Hopefully all of the rooms are as beautiful as the one we had. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Don't book here!!!!!

May 17, 2024 Ceyzanne H

No notice whatsoever that this ENTIRE hotel is under construction. Got woken up at 5am to construction crews. There are no amenities available, nothing available for use. There is no access to the beach. There is no coffee or tea in the room, no microwave, no cups. I got walked in on while in my underwear and told they were doing an "inspection".… Read more
No notice whatsoever that this ENTIRE hotel is under construction. Got woken up at 5am to construction crews. There are no amenities available, nothing available for use. There is no access to the beach. There is no coffee or tea in the room, no microwave, no cups. I got walked in on while in my underwear and told they were doing an "inspection". Fire alarms have been going off throughout the day. This facility is not fit to get open!!!!! Read less