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Monterey Tides

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2600 Sand Dunes Dr, Monterey, CA 93940-3838
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 07/28/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#49 of 57 hotels in Monterey
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For unwinding and fine dining, relaxing and rejuvenating, sandcastles and sunset cocktails, your favorite California escape awaits at this beachy chic boutique hotel. The only Monterey hotel with a privately-owned beachfront, our glass-enclosed lobby instantly treats guests to intoxicating bay and ocean views.
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Full view
Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Highchairs available
Secured parking
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Hiking
Windsurfing
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
ATM on site
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Ocean View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Meighan W wrote a review Jan 6
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This hotel is nice, great view of the ocean. Easy access to the beach. Sheeuani at the front desk was very accommodating. The city is currently shut down due to Covid, but a good ocean view and take out was helpful for our trip. We would come back.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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23cynthiae wrote a review Dec 2020
Monterey, California5 contributions1 helpful vote
I talked to the front desk before reserving a room with pets for New Years. I asked the lady if there are fireworks at NYE. She informed me that no there weren't any. I have a large golden who gets manic when there are constant fireworks, and my town is like a war zone at the 4th and NYE. So I was debating whether to stay at the Tides or go into Monterey or Carmel (prices the same or less). But since the front desk said no fireworks would be heard, I booked one of the pet friendly rooms ... the pet rooms only face the town, not the beach. Needless to say, the loud fireworks started around 10pm, so I had to give my pup her medication. Still anxious, we headed over to the beachside. With the building blocking the noise and the crashing surf, there was some relief. But we couldn't stay outside forever ... so we are all in the bathroom floor regretting my decision to stay here. By the way, food was so so. I think they changed the menu.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Shilpa C wrote a review Dec 2020
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Came here for the first time with my husband and was so happy with the experience that I came back weeks later with my Mom. Great views and easy beach access. Sheevani at the front desk was so friendly and accommodating!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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snowfusion wrote a review Nov 2020
Norwalk, Connecticut37 contributions14 helpful votes
No hot water when we were there. Resort fees was a ripped off. We had that waived due to no hot water and no pool. Can't use the beach .. too windy and cold. We ended up going somewhere else after the first night.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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John wrote a review Nov 2020
San Francisco, California1 contribution2 helpful votes
Don’t be fooled by the low rate - you get what you pay for. In our case, no hot water our first night there with NO reimbursement. **The Story** If you’re like me, then your any DECENT hotel experience will include, at a minimum, friendly staff, decent room interiors, and running hot water. So by extension, if you’re like me, then Monterey Tides is the perfect place to deliver you a HORRIBLE hotel experience. The FIRST day we arrived we were told that all amenities were closed and that Monterey Tides would not waive the resort fee. That’s fine — I could look past that since the hotel is right on the beach. Fast forward to when we check in to the tiny room — again, I can look past the tiny room since we’re right on the beach. But as I take my first trip in to the bathroom, I look at the paint. It’s clear to me that in an effort to “remodel”, the hotel at some point decided to paint over old walls. They did a terrible job - there was paint overlapping everywhere. But again — I could look past the shoddy aesthetics since the hotel is right on the beach. **The Climax: No Hot Water, Unhelpful Staff** Now fast forward to one of the most important parts of a hotel experience — your first shower after a long day at the beach. This is supposed to be a time when you relax, unwind, and prepare for bed. I turn on the shower and set it to the hottest setting. I wait one minute, check the water, not hot yet. I decide maybe I’m being impatient. I wait an additional 5 minutes. Something’s wrong - that water is still not hot! We decide to call the front desk and inform them about the hot water. They first start by telling us that we’ll need to wait until the next morning for hot water. They were ready to sweep this under the rug because that’s simply not acceptable. So we pressed asking, “We’re very unhappy right now — is there another room where we can take a shower?” They respond by letting us know that the ENTIRE hotel is out of hot water. It’s only after we express our exasperation that the front desk staff offered to waive…. wait for it… the resort fee. The resort fee that they refused to waive in the beginning. So if you’re like me, you EXPECT hot water to be available during your hotel showers. If you’re like me, you already expect resort fees to be waived when there are no hotel amenities available. Do yourself a favor… avoid this hotel and don’t be fooled by the low rate. Get yourself to an inn in Carmel or another hotel at Monterey. That said, if you’re willing to sacrifice running hot water during your showers, this is the hotel for you.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Room Tip: Choose a room with hot water (oh wait - this hotel loses hot water sporadically)
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$162 - $319 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
best western plus beach resort monterey hotel monterey, monterey best western, best western monterey beach resort
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Unscripted Monterey Bay
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaMonterey CountyMonterey
NUMBER OF ROOMS
196
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Frequently Asked Questions about Monterey Tides
Which popular attractions are close to Monterey Tides?
Nearby attractions include AiX (0.6 miles), Carmel Valley Coffee Roasting Co (0.7 miles), and Wonderwall (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Monterey Tides?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Monterey Tides?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Monterey Tides?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Monterey Tides?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Monterey Tides?
Conveniently located restaurants include Monterey's Fish House, Vizcaino Waterfront Food + Drink, and Jose's Mexican Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Monterey Tides?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Monterey Tides?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Monterey Tides offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Monterey Tides?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Monterey Tides?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Cannery Row (2.3 miles), Doc Rickett's Pacific Biological Laboratories (2.4 miles), and Stevenson House (2.1 miles).