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Monterey Tides

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#45 of 57 hotels in Monterey
Location
4.5
Cleanliness
3.3
Service
3.5
Value
2.9
GreenLeaders Bronze level
For unwinding and fine dining, relaxing and rejuvenating, sandcastles and sunset cocktails, your favorite California escape awaits at this beachy 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
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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
Vending machine
Hiking
Windsurfing
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 CLASS
3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Ocean View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles3,078 reviews
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The Monterey Tides hotel boasts a prime beachfront location lauded by many guests for its stunning views. However, the hotel's charm is dampened by guests who report rooms that fall short of expectations, describing them as outdated, dirty, and not matching the advertised images. The appealing lobby contrasts sharply with the overall atmosphere, which some travelers find uninviting due to the neglected state of the accommodations. While the staff's service receives mixed reviews, issues with noise, inconsistent maintenance, and high costs contribute to widespread dissatisfaction regarding the hotel's value.
Location
Beachfront
Atmosphere
Uninviting
Rooms
Run-down
Value
Expensive
Cleanliness
Mixed
Noise level
Noisy
Service
Inconsistent
Amenities
Underwhelming
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Isabelle0805 wrote a review Apr 11
Fresno, California3 contributions1 helpful vote
I booked as a prepaid room, however, I was asked to swipe my credit card in case of incidentals for $100 per day. I did not use any other services, did not use the restaurant and had an additional charge of $144.66 and I do not know why. There are over $300 in charges I did not authorize and did not sign for. I called the hotel and no one answers the phone and the voicemail is full. I had to contact my credit card company to dispute the additional charges. The hotel is under total renovation so the access is a total mess and construction started up at 7 am with power tools and noise right above my room. The desk clerk made it right on parking fees and resort fee due to the construction, but the unauthorized charges are a big concern. Aside from all that, the location is awesome due to ocean access.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Beverly C wrote a review Apr 6
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Terrible experience we came here to relive our honey moon and was so disappointed. They charged my card $300.00 more than the quoted price and wouldn’t make it write. The place is totally under construction and it’s a maze trying to get anywhere. No coffee in the room or microwave. No hot water to shower. They charge for parking almost $50:00 a day. ( I’m already spending $300.00 a night to stay here ).
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Jewell C wrote a review Apr 6
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Construction and scaffolding everywhere. No hot water. $40 per night hidden fees for parking. no coffee maker or microwave in the room. No pool or hot tub available. Accesses are blocked and you have to take long ways around. Was way more expensive at the desk checking in than it was when quoted on the phone.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Room Tip: Construction and scaffolding everywhere. $40 per day hidden parking fees. More expensive at the...
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3SportsADay wrote a review Apr 4
Folsom, California35 contributions7 helpful votes
It’s important to begin this with a compliment to Sheevani at the front desk, who provided outstanding customer service. While alone, I observed her checking in guests, trouble shooting problems for existing guests and answering the phone. With each person she was fully present, and enjoyable. The hotel is finally getting the remodel it deserves. The new room was beautiful. However, the shower was not even warm each day. (We stayed 4- nights) We typically get a 1st floor partial- ocean view room and love the sound of the ocean at night. We had to take a 1st floor garden view room which honestly was not better than a motel -6 for the amount of noise: hammering from above from 7:00am to 7:00pm, noise from the room next store until late, late at night. Being on the ocean side really drowns out the sounds. If you need an ADA room- be sure and clarify you are on the first floor or like all the other guests right now, you will have to go up the elevator, then down the stairs to get to your room, while they remodel. Glad this hotel is finally getting updated, as the views and beach are one of a kind. Right now, however, it is not worth 100.00 a night.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: It’s a construction zone- would not bring kids as it will be a headache. Pool and jacuzzi are...
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Bobby T wrote a review Apr 3
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The new Remodel looks really great! I feel like I’m at a 5 start hotel. The ocean view here is out of this world. I wish they had bike rentals though like they use to. There was this really easy to use BikeDash self serve kiosk that I could rent bikes at sunrise that use to be on property. Definitely should get the BikeDash Bikes back on property. Will be back again soon.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled on business
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Susan V wrote a review Mar 2024
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The hotel online looks beautiful when we arrived they are under remodel… we had to take an elevator to the 4th floor to get to stairs then go down to the next level to get to our room. Room was clean and nice but the shower was cold water was not warm at all!!! The kitchen bartender young lady was awesome when we got there! Won’t be returning anytime soon!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Room Tip: They need to turn up their water heaters to have warm showers for their guests!!
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jthoma574356 wrote a review Mar 2024
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Construction is crazy, workers are everywhere and my husband almost got hit by something flying off of the roof. You have to take the elevator up to the 4th floor and then take the stairs down to the third where our room was. The ground around the property is very slippery. The staff was very rude, offered zero help and was not courteous at all. Never even said thank you for your stay when checking out! The updated room was nice and the ocean view was the only thing keeping this trip from being a completely negative experience.
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Coastal64668607912 wrote a review Mar 2024
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Monterey Tides is the only hotel we will stay at in Monterey! Amazing views and beach access! Short drive to everything you need! Will be coming back for many years and look forward to all of the memories that will be built with our family!
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ehb8ghj2mm wrote a review Mar 2024
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There was no hot water, no microwave, no coffee in your room. Staff was rude, overcharged me for items I ordered. Bartender wasnt knowledgeable on drinks and didn't know how to make a good cocktail he had to Google a simple sex on the beach drink.. their was construction so we had to detour thru multiple floors to get to our room. Which was hard due to being disabled. meant Been to alot of hotels n this one just wasn't it.. lol won't be back due to these issues.
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Dear Guest- Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We truly appreciate your valuable insights regarding your recent stay. We are delighted to hear about your experience and want to express our gratitude for taking the time to provide us with your thoughts. We are constantly striving to enhance our guests' experiences, and your feedback plays a pivotal role in this process. We are committed to utilizing your comments to make the necessary improvements that will ensure an even more enjoyable stay for our future guests. Thank you once again for choosing to stay with us and for sharing your thoughts. We look forward to welcoming you back and providing you with an even better experience on your next visit.
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hernandezes05 wrote a review Mar 2024
Fresno, California1 contribution
An amazing space with beautiful views, convenient access, and amazing staff. Food is great, clean renovated calming rooms, and quick hard working staff match the amazing location. A true gem in Monterey.
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Dear Guest- Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We truly appreciate your valuable insights regarding your recent stay. We are delighted to hear about your experience and want to express our gratitude for taking the time to provide us with your thoughts. We are constantly striving to enhance our guests' experiences, and your feedback plays a pivotal role in this process. We are committed to utilizing your comments to make the necessary improvements that will ensure an even more enjoyable stay for our future guests. Thank you once again for choosing to stay with us and for sharing your thoughts. We look forward to welcoming you back and providing you with an even better experience on your next visit.
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$210 - $396 (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
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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 Laguna Grande Regional Park Trail (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 is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Monterey Tides?
Conveniently located restaurants include Monterey's Fish House, Vizcaino Waterfront Food + Drink, and Googie Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Monterey Tides?
Yes, guests have access to a pool 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 Cooper-Molera Adobe (2.2 miles).