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Monterey Tides, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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San Jose, California
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wanted a quiet weekend away before the holiday madness begins and have wanted to stay here for 34 years and it didn't disappoint. Can't wait to bring our grandson back in the summer. The view is spectacular!

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Rancho Cordova, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel was comfortable and listening to the waves was the best. We had the best awesome ocean view room for my birthday! The only down side was that there were no microwaves in the room or in the lobby of the hotel. We had to heat my dinner leftovers at a gas station so I definitely was not thrilled...

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Clovis, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Property location is great with a million $ view of the ocean and rooms with full ocean front views too. We felt the property was dated and our room was old and in need of help. Restaurants were pricy as were the rates. Monterey Tides needs to get busy and do a lot of improvements to draw people back.

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Mesa, Arizona
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I know! But we literally had Cake by the Ocean. The property is right there on the beach with the waves wrapping right up onto the breaker wall. An open beach area with miles of walking. Options for both the quiet and surf-side with amazing views of the bay and wharf lights. Great service, attentive and respectful staff

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San Jose, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we live in San Jose and decided to head to the coast for the night. This place was just perfect, super dog friendly, clean, quiet and as close to the ocean as you can get! My spouse took a nice bath (bath is old school tub which we miss) and it was bit chilly for pool but it looked lovely.

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Sacramento, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

This is an old converted hotel. I think it used to be a holiday inn. Not a four star hotel. They have done a good job remodeling the lobby and restaurant. Service was good. Food in restaurant was good too. But the rooms leave a lot to be desired. Not even close to a $300 a night room. Access to...

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1Thank sheiske
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We had an amazing stay. Louie was súper nice and help full we made an early check in and had no inconvenience. We read a lot of not good reviews but we wanted to judge by ourselves due that we have already booked. The lobby is súper nice and the ocean view Kong room is súper spaceful we would definetly...

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Berkeley, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our stay at Monterey Tides. The room was spacious and clean, with a great view of the surf. We could hear the surf day and night and loved it. The staff was so helpful, especially Chelsey. The restaurant is a bit pricey. Our dinner there was fabulous, but the food at breakfast, where we ate three times, was...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed here over the long Thanksgiving weekend. When we first arrived late Wednesday night, we checked in pretty quickly. The room was a little smaller than I'd pictured, but the room seemed recently updated and had a coffee pot with starbucks coffee provided, which is much needed in the morning! We had an oceanfront room, and...

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Monterey Park, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would like to say thank you again for the very good accommodations you provided to us. Monterey Tides is a kind of place you can fall into a deep ,deeamy sleep and awake in the morning to the sound of the sea breeze. I surety enjoy every minute of our stay. ManuelRuiz: Monterey Ca.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • 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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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • 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: $215 - $449 (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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“Only rooms worth the stay if you are going to pay the motel price plus resort fees are the ocean front rooms. Great view and waves run up to the edge of the property. Facility built in 1968 and shows a lot of ware. Our room was ocean front and nice but lacked any amenities that would draw you back. Older furniture, poor room layout and , no electrical plug for the coffee maker, had to put it on the sink to plug it in. Nice wall mounted TV but was hung low and offset which was distracting. Only one elevator, so had to walk a long distance to and from room. Price for the room was top end for the area but we did not feel it was a top end value. Be careful on Groupon, there was an added cost from the motel to Groupon that was passed on to the buyer.”
 of 5 bubbles Mckelvy, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors would have a better view of the ocean, and also less eye-contact with passersby.”
 of 5 bubbles laurasV2540WE, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are perfect!!!”
 of 5 bubbles manuelruiz2016, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I prefer top level for the views. You can't see the ocean if you are on the ground floor because of the levy wall.”
 of 5 bubbles KEEandTif, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Oceanview is a must you can sleep with the waves crashing !!”
 of 5 bubbles 8rebeccaj, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
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