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Monterey Tides, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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Ventura, CA
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have stayed at this hotel two times and both were very positive experiences. The hotel has dog friendly rooms, a great ocean front restaurant and bar and every room is ocean view. The pool is also a nice bonus. It is walking distance to a few places, like Target, but you will need to take a car or taxi...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I traveled to the Monterey Tides for business (didn't pick accommodations) and was so pleasantly surprised! The location is amazing - nestled right up to the waves! I loved hearing the waves while going to sleep. What a treat for a business trip. I'd like to return with my husband and make use of the fire pits on the decks...

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California
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

love our room, convenient without being in the middle of the Monterey tourist craziness, just a 5 minute drive to all the crazy you want....or you can rent a bicycle and ride over there. The rooms with a view are amazing, great views and a wonderful beach just steps away.

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

tollhousetart, THIS IS AWESOME! Thanks so much for staying with us and sharing your experience. Come back and visit us again soon! Cheers, Brent M. GM, Monterey Tides

Santa Rosa, California
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

The hotel was perfectly average. Like many of the other reviewers have said the bathroom and room are both small, but they were clean and that is what matters most me to me. I also stayed in a "garden view" room. I'm not sure what garden was supposed to be my view since the room essentially faces the parking lot...

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San Luis Obispo, California
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed in an ocean view room that was very close to the ocean. Breakfast in the restaurant upstairs was also nice. Unfortunately my wife left an expensive hat at the hotel. The front desk was not helpful in taking a look for it today (1130 on 1/16/17). Vivian said I could call back in 15 minutes, but was at...

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

DrGermond, I am glad to see that overall you had a nice visit with us but I am so sorry about the follow up and confusion with the team. We have searched all over and cannot locate the hat. I will work with the Front Office team on this and ensure this type of exchange isnt experienced with our other...

Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed being right on the beach but were surprised to see signs warning not to swim because of the rip tides. We enjoyed going for walks on the beach. The hotel was clean and the bed was comfortable. There was a fridge. The room is on the small side and bathroom is tiny. Things about the room that bugged...

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

MJH048, Thanks so much for staying with us and sharing about your trip. All of your points are taken to heart and when I read through it, you definitely have me scratching my head. There are some easy wins in here and we are working on creating the best experience. I appreciate your feedback and I am happy to see...

Carmel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm not sure how to review this place. So .... Pros: right on the beach, full bar & restaurant, gym, lovely lobby with great views, front desk clerks and bartenders very friendly Cons: No valet, no bellmen available when we arrived, entry to rooms from the outside, small bathrooms, the outside of hotel looked run down. It's s little bit...

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

RebeccaWCarmel, Thank you so much for your review but sorry it was confusing to do so. Mediocrity is some of the hardest reviews for me to read as it sounds like we were close but didn't put it through the hoop. We love our location, facilities & views and I love seeing that the team took such great care of...

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want a half decent resort hotel by the sea, then don't stay here - because you'll be charged ridiculously high prices for a mediocre rooms and facilities. We booked a Deluxe Garden View room!!! . Very basic and as for the view, we had view of the faded yellow reception canopy & partial view of CAR PARK. This...

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

Willreach, Thanks for sharing your experience and referencing our excellent location. We agree and feel that we have the best location in Monterey. Our Garden View rooms vary throughout the building and some have more direct views of the garden areas then others. We do our best to honor our guests requests and place them in the rooms that they...

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

The fabulous thing about this motel is that it is right on the beach. Everything about the motel is disappointing. They are seriously understaffed. There was a long line for check in and one person working the desk. The manager came out to check something, but didn't stay to help at the desk. The motel is very shabby and run...

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

shelllady82, I am so sorry that you were disappointed with our property. We love our location and we are glad to see that you thought it was fabulous as well. I apologize about our staffing miss and the manager on duty not jumping in to help. In fact, I apologize about your overall experience with us. If you are up...

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of those places that was just what I needed--a late afternoon and evening staring at the Pacific Ocean with an unobstructed view from my room. I'm so glad I stayed here, and I can't say enough about the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff. It's been recently updated, and you can still see the bones of its...

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

northstarvalerie, THIS ROCKS! Thanks so much for staying with us and sharing your experience. I am so happy to see that we gave you what you needed and cant wait to see you again. Thanks, Brent M. GM, Monterey Tides

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
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: $255 - $488 (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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“Stay Oceanside if you want to fall asleep to the sound of waves.”
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“Ocean view rooms are worth the extra cost”
 of 5 bubbles DrGermond, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Garden rooms on the south end would have less road noise.”
 of 5 bubbles MJH048, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Deluxe Garden View room!!! . Very basic and as for the view, we had view of the faded yellow reception canopy & partial view of CAR PARK”
 of 5 bubbles Willreach, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Stay higher up for the best view”
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