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Monterey Tides, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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california, US
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Love the location: down at a beach, fantastic views of Monterey bay and Monterey, away from town crowds, yet an easy ride to Monterey, Carmel, or any other attractions. The hotel was quite underwhelming, and we have no intention to come back. Our room was uncomfortably small (ocean view, 3rd floor), with a tiny bathroom. Interior/ exterior: just a sad...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was in room 204, for a two-night stay. My second trip in 6 months to this little gem. What a beautiful, breath-taking view, the only beach front hotel for miles. The sound of the surf is your background to everything. The lobby lounge and upper floor restaurant are convenient and good. Love this place!!

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Boston
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed one night while traveling down the coast. The weather was terrible but the staff and atmosphere made up for it!!! We really enjoyed our stay! The view is fantastic, food was great and we loved hearing the ocean at night!

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

The location of Monterey Tides is perfect. Ocean waves are right outside your window and you can hear the waves all night long. I could sit and watch the waves all night long. Besides being on the beach, the other aspect of the hotel's perfect location was the fact it was not in Monterey itself. This distance from the city...

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General M, General Manager at Monterey Tides, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

John D, THIS IS GREAT! Thanks so much for sharing your visit and glad to hear that we could provide such a relaxing experience. We love our location and views just as much as you do. Come back and visit us again soon! Cheers, Brent M. GM, Monterey Tides

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed for a night when en route from LA to SF, the hotel looks very unpromising, almost derelict from the outside but has been restored and modernised inside with excellent communal spaces. It's situated right on the seafront and there's large picture windows in the lobby and restaurant from which to watch the waves crashing on to the beach. Rooms...

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General M, General Manager at Monterey Tides, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Mark K, Thanks so much for staying with us and sharing your Superb review! I love that you had such a great stay with us and look forward to you coming back! Thanks again, Brent M. GM, Monterey Tides

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had booked five nights and left after four. The location is the only good thing to say about the Tides. Our room had an ocean view which you couldn't fully enjoy as we had a busy corridor along the front. Our room was dark and dingy, the TV and heater didn't work. We had breakfast in the restaurant which...

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General M, General Manager at Monterey Tides, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Nikki M, I am so sorry that you didnt enjoy your experience while you were here. It sounds like we had some major misses in your room and at the hotel and as you can see from other reviews, this is not us at all. If you are up for it, send me an email as I would like to...

Fort Worth, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

This must be an old hotel that was touched up. The lobby and restaurants were nice. They put me in a first floor room and the view was blocked by a retaining wall even though I booked an ocean-view room. The bathroom was very small and the bathroom door opened inwardly making it hard to get in and out of...

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General M, General Manager at Monterey Tides, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Bo C, Thanks for staying with us but sorry that we were only subpar. Our first floor rooms are partial ocean view and our Premium Ocean Views are floors 2-4. I apologize that this wasn't made more clear with you and we are checking all of our sites now to ensure that the Resort Fee is included in the verbiage....

Napa, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, right on the beach and pet friendly. Would definitely go back. Hotel has been updated a bit but you can tell it's a very old building. Has a great lounge and restaurant with amazing ocean views.

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General M, General Manager at Monterey Tides, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

chrisrupple, Thanks so much for choosing us and glad to see that you had such a great vacation here at the Monterey Tides. Come back and visit us again soon. Cheers, Brent M. GM, Monterey Tides

Burlingame, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cannot believe this is a Joie de Vivre hotel. Very disappointed. They put us on first floor, tried to change, but it was booked for the Pro-Am. The rooms were like a motel, not changed from last owners. The only good things were it's on the beautiful beach and their restaurant was very good. Spend more for ocean view!

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General M, General Manager at Monterey Tides, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

Lynn T, I am so sorry to see that you don't love our renovations as much as we do. We take a lot of pride in our rooms, views and our amazing Chef and glad to see that you did enjoy the beach and restaurant. The Ocean View rooms are definitely the Premium category for a reason and when we...

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pros: Location - proximity to ocean, view – Staff very friendly and welcoming Bed and pillows very comfortable. Two different window screen shades – one a light filter, the other for privacy. Things that could be improved – Bathroom is small (a lot of extra space in room, maybe for a roll-away? How about enlarging bathroom?), no microwave though ample...

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General M, General Manager at Monterey Tides, a Joie de Vivre hotel, responded to this review

eigram76, Thanks so much for choosing us as your home away from home and sharing your experience. I am glad to hear about the Pro's and take the Con's you listed to heart. In fact, we are already making changes regarding the coffee maker placement. The rains you experienced were not what we expected to receive over the full year...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Banquet Room
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Your quintessential California escape awaits at Monterey Tides. Unwind to the hypnotic acoustics of ocean waves, savor fresh fare at Café Beach, our seaside restaurant, dip into our refreshing pool and explore nearby Old Monterey. Enjoy our newly renovated rooms, lobby, Bar Sebastian and pool. Set your wanderlust free. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Monterey Tides, a Joie de Vivre hotel

Address: 2600 Sand Dunes Drive, Monterey, CA 93940-3838 (Formerly Unscripted Monterey Bay)
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Price Range: $200 - $503 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Monterey Tides, a Joie de Vivre hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 196
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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Beach Resort Monterey Hotel Monterey
Monterey Best Western
Best Western Monterey Beach Resort
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Monterey
#11 Green Hotel in Monterey
#15 Business Hotel in Monterey
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“Ask for the ocean view rooms, the surf sound is loud, so bring earplugs if that's not your jam”
 of 5 bubbles FillmoreFan, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Don't bother”
 of 5 bubbles , 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for high floor and ocean view.”
 of 5 bubbles lynnt179, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have great views”
 of 5 bubbles boxstergirl, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles Swacks, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
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