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2600 Sand Dunes Dr, Monterey, CA 93940-3838
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What you can expect during your stay
  • 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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Updated 07/28/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#48 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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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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Ocean View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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John wrote a review Yesterday
San Francisco, California1 contribution
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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Melodyw245 wrote a review Jun 2020
Escalon, California17 contributions5 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
Our review is 5 stars, we had a great time even with social distancing. The hotel staff was friendly & very helpful.Our room was clean & the Bed comfortable. The in house Restaurant was closed, but I have heard the food is Very Good. We had a list of Restaurants that were close to us for Take away or pick-up, they were all very good and the wait time was very short. Being so close to the Ocean & watching the Sunsets made me very happy. I recommend this property very much.
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Date of stay: May 2020
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Beth E. wrote a review Nov 24
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The photos of this hotel are amazing! What we got in person looked quite a bit different. We recommend you stay somewhere else. The rooms that are beach side are TINY! We felt very cramped. The rooms have big windows and everyone walks by your room and looks inside at you. It's a fish bowl. Not much privacy unless you close the blinds, and then you lose the view. There's a screen you can close and have a dimmed view of the ocean, but people can still see in. Breakfast was not good. Way overpriced for the taste and quantity. Location was pretty far away from the downtown attractions unless you have a car. There are much better hotels in Monterrey for a far better price. By the time we paid all the taxes and unexpected fees our room was close to $370 a night. And that was supposedly discounted. If this hotel were $100 a night total it would be worth it. The most alarming thing was that when we checked in they gave us a key to a room that was already occupied. We could have walked in on someone! As it was, once we entered the room and saw it was occupied we left. But, would you want another guest given a key to your room? Yeah, not cool.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Room Tip: Just choose a different hotel unless you like small public rooms
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World Traveler wrote a review Nov 20
Peoria, Arizona1 contribution1 helpful vote
The property is old, tired and in need of a complete rehab. The only plus is the location - central to highway, and right on the water. Had to call for towels and facecloths every night. Room not cleaned until you have been there for four nights. Basically, no food, gym, coffee, water or other amenities provided.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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QH8 wrote a review Nov 20
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Our room was 25 feet from the crashing waves, so we heard the ocean all day and night. It was soothing. The view was amazing too! My wife and I were in heaven. The Staff, William and Sheevari, were the best and were helpful and fun to converse with. The lobby was inviting, and our room was immaculate! They are pet friendly, and our Pomeranian loved the sandy beach. My wife and I have stayed at several hotels and resorts in Monterey and Carmel, but The Monterey Tides is our new favorite!!! We can’t wait to come back!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$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).