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Monterey Tides, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You MUST stay at this hotel, it's right on the water, with a great bar looking at the ocean and very knowledgeable bartenders. Bartenders Alberto and Carlos made my experience so enjoyable I visited the bar several times during my stay. Besides making tasty drinks, they had great insight on places to visit in the area. The rooms were fantastic,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed here one night as we were traveling up the California coast. We loved the location, you can walk right on to the beach from the hotel. Make sure to pay a little more for the ocean view! It's so worth it! We also had an amazing time at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The only thing that bothered me was... More 

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Windsor, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Front desk was great and accommodating. This was a birthday gift stay to someone. Terribly embarrassing. The property needs a LOT of work, maintenance. Old rooms, old furniture, terrible lighting, poor quality craftsmanship on repairs. The room was clean, housekeeping was great. Totally overpriced and felt like I was paying for a Motel 8. Do know I don't go around... More 

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

Dear di0920162016, Thank you so much for your honest feedback and we were deeply saddened to read that you did not have an amazing stay with us. We want to ensure that every guest leaves Monterey Tides with a feeling that they cannot wait to return. We are sorry that we failed you. We have just completed a full renovation... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is brilliant, hearing the waves crash into the beach as you fall asleep, drinks outside the room at sunset, I hope we will be back ! Whales, dolphins and seals all right in front of our room.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Location? Great ! (sea view rooms only) The service? Average, minus... The cleanliness? OK, pass. F & B ? OK, pass. Free private parking is a plus. The staff was divided in two categories: nice and helpful young people BUT rude and not helpful young people as well...

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Gilbert, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nice stay but lost IPOD and Sandals and NEVER received callback from 5 calls. At the end of all 5 calls, we were told they would call us right back. WE NEVER GOT A CALL. We are sure the items were kept by house keeping, as they are both fairly expensive. We were with the BMW MOA group and I... More 

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

Dear sdavis999, Thank you for your review and your feedback is concerning to read. Here at Monterey Tides we want to ensure that our guests and their property are given the utmost respect that they deserve and as such we take allegations such as yours very seriously. I have reached out to you via private message so that I can... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Checked in on Sunday to learn the pool was closed for a private function. Requested an ocean view through the pre-arrival email and received a pool view room that the view obstructed by wooden wall. We would have gladly waited a bit longer for our room if it meant receiving a preferred location. Through the night noisy construction was heard... More 

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

Dear Leanne R, Thank you for your review and I am so sorry for not being able to provide you with a wonderful experience at Monterey Tides. We receive so much lovely feedback from our guests so it is always so very disappointing to read when we have let ourselves down. Our pool was indeed closed for a private function... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go to another property!!!! We checked in late and went to our room and it was not clean!!! The girl at the front desk gave us another room. It was clean. We wanted to sit out by the patio fire pits but they were out of gas!! We went in the restaurant to get drinks and desserts, the waitress said... More 

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Petaluma, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautifully updated room with ocean view. No private balcony, but large picture window with comfortable seating area. We saw pelicans, dolphins, and a few whale spouts, from our room. Room service was the fastest I've ever experienced in my life, and the food was good.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rooms are fine, but ocean view would be better if the corridor were'n in front of it. Not sure the view worth the difference of price... Restaurant's price are clearly way to expensive for the location.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
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)
Location: United States > California > Monterey Peninsula > Monterey
Price Range: $172 - $381 (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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