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Ocean Tide Beach Resort
2.5 of 5 Resort   |   57 Boca Del Rio Dr, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize   |  
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“Great price, great stay!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Nothing fancy, but big, clean rooms. Huge, firm beds, decent bathrooms, showers. Good location, close to many of the San Pedro's hot spots, but just outside the noisy zone. Great amenities for divers, the family that runs The Tides was attentive and helpful, I felt they were genuinely dedicated to giving their guests the best experience possible for their buck. Patojo was very free with the use of his snorkeling gear for us non-diver guests while he was was out guiding those who were. The long dock and easy water access at the end provided a good opportunity to see small rays!

Room Tip: We were fortunate to have the top floor South end unit, which gave us big windows on two sides, and...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Edmonton, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

We had a wonderful 11 nights at The Tides. Rooms very clean, staff very friendly and helpful. The owner takes pride in this family fun business and this shows with the diving and the hotel. We would come back here in an instant. The views from the top floor are a joy to wake up to. Patojo is very professional dive operator with lots of experience. Hotel close to town, walking distance to everything.

Room Tip: Rooms at top have best view.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

My husband and I travel a lot and do not want to spend all our money on lodging. I have been to San Pedro before and paid 5 times as much as lodging costs here. The tides is for the budget to mid range traveler who wants a real clean place to stay that is safe. This hotel's location is excellent. It is in San Pedro - walking distance to everything..right down the beach. If you stay north or south you need wheels....here you can rent a cart for a day to explore those places yet have everything else to walk to. The tides has a small pool, balcony to sit and look at the ocean, dock right out the front and the best dive instruction. I did not take lessons but talked with him every day. Rays right under the dock..walk to wet willy's and snorkle under that dock..fish, fish, fish. Most important the owners were very very nick

Room Tip: The high school is next door so some people say you should ask to be away from them..I did not have...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Erie, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

The Tides and Patojo's Dive Shop are owned and operated by a wonderful Belizean family who really care about their customers. On dive trips, Patojo and his staff do everything except breathe for you. He asks divers what they want to see, and then he delivers. This trip we swam with the ever elusive whale shark(once in a lifetime) and also saw a hammerhead in the deep waters. If you are a new diver or inexperienced, Patojo is the person to dive with. He's an excellent instructor and very patient and helpful. The hotel is close to town and right on the beach. Easy walking distance to anything you need. It's well kept and the rooms have a beautiful view of the Caribbean. I am sure we will stay here again!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Barrie, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

I stayed at the Tides for 5 days in August while working in the needy community of San Mateo. The location was perfect and the hotel was comfortable and very clean. It was amazing to wake every morning to greet the sun over the beautiful sea. I stayed on the third floor and the view was amazing. No need to request a view though. All the rooms face the sea! After a hot day of working in the community a swim was lovely!! A nice little pool ...cool and refreshing awaits with a gorgeous view of the sea once again. The family was welcoming, genuine and truly care about their community and fellow Belizeans. Thank you so much for your support and caring towards the kids!! We had a very successful week teaching the children the importance of clean water...and doing water testing directly in the community! A truly caring family in a truly welcoming hotel in a truly beautiful place!!!

Room Tip: The higher the floor...the better the view..however you get a great view no matter...first second or...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

We stayed there for 9 nights and felt our stay couldn't have been better. We stayed in the Blue Hole room on the 3rd story. The room is a great value and much more than we expected based on some of the other reviews. We found it to be: very comfortable (including the bed), amazing view, spotlessly clean, hard wood floors, A/C, mini-fridge, plenty of hot water and location.

Also, the staff (mostly the family) was always present, working hard and willing to do anything to make your stay better. They made you feel at home and very welcome.

The prices on Trip Advisor are wrong...they are anywhere from $55 - $75 per night (tax included; low season). Considering the amenities (pool, king bed, ocean view, location, cleanliness & pier) it's the best value on the island, especially since you're really not in your room much while there.

We also dove with Patojo & did the blue hole trip (Amigos Del Mar). While we enjoyed the Blue Hole trip we liked the local diving with much Patojo better.

Room Tip: The 3rd floor has the best view
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Royal Oak, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

We arrived on a Sunday in San Pedro with no reservations, wandering the beach like homeless people with luggage. That was our bad, not knowing that everything shuts down early (like, SUPER early) in the afternoon. Thankfully, the family that owns the Tides were out having a dinner around their back deck/pool area.

They were so gracious to take us in without reservations. The rooms were clean. The beds were comfortable. I felt safe at all times, and it was easy to find. Close to everything we needed. And the price during low season could NOT be beat.

The only problem, though, when we settled up at the end, is that their credit card machine was down. And they don't accept PayPal, which didn't surprise me. Wish I had known this beforehand, I had not prepared to pay for our stay in cash, but we had enough on hand between everyone to make it happen. Was VERY relieved their rate was low enough that this wasn't a serious problem, because they are listed as accepting credit cards.

They also own the dock across the "beach", which was great for sightseeing and meeting locals. We swam with needlefish and were scared out of the water by giant rays, later to find out these are local stingray "pets" that have been de-barbed and harmless.

Was greatful that they were able to take us in, our saviors!

Room Tip: Recommendations for nearby restaurants: you must have breakfast at Estel's, you must catch your...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Ocean Tide Beach Resort

Also Known As:
The Tides Beach Hotel San Pedro
The Tides Beach Hotel
Tides Beach Resort
Ocean Tide Beach Resort Belize/San Pedro
Address: 57 Boca Del Rio Dr, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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Location: Belize > Belize Cayes > Ambergris Caye > San Pedro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#18 Top resorts Hotel in San Pedro
#24 On the Beach Hotel in San Pedro
#32 Business Hotel in San Pedro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ocean Tide Beach Resort 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the town San Pedro, on the island of Ambergris Caye, you will find our beachfront resort with unobstructed reef views. Enjoy snorkeling, diving, fishing, along with free wi-fi all walking distance to downtown.Ocean Tide Beach Resort is Different from Other Belize Vacation Resorts: * Ocean Tides is a property offering an outdoor pool and is located in the beautiful beaches of San Pedro. Free Wi-Fi access is available in this property.* These functional rooms offer air conditioning, cable TV, coffee maker, and a small fridge. The bathrooms feature a bath and a shower. These rooms overlook the great barrier reef.* Other facilities offered include a tour desk and a laundry. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including snorkeling.* San Pedro Airport can be reached in a 5-minute golf cart drive. The property offers free parking and is located right on Boca del Rio Beach.* Every room has an ocean view: Whether you stay in our charming 2nd floor Beachfront suites or the 3rd floor Reefview suites, you'll treasure the views from your windows. * We're small enough to offer you the best: You'll get individual attention, and won't be over crowded. Our resort is modern and charming. We make people feel like long missed family. * We have our own dive shop, snorkel/fishing guide and massage therapist: We're give you all that a Belize vacation has to offer: mysterious Mayan ruins, world class fishing, spa treatments, boating, jungle exploring, snorkeling, some of the best scuba in the world and plain old beach bumming. ... more   less 
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