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Monterey Tides, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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Livermore, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a very relaxing time, enjoyed the views and the clean room. I like the special attention paid to the mattresses and pillowcases for protection. The decor had been updated since the last time we were at this property (formerly Bestwestern Beach resort).

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California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had 3 ocean view rooms to celebrate a couple of family birthdays. It was just perfect for teens, Aunties and Moms to get away from it all and be soothed by the waves. The ocean is right outside the window, the bed is most comfortable, and the service couldn't have been better. Joaquin in the restaurant provided friendly, efficient... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a pleasant surprise. The hotel was one of the few right on the beach, and just far away enough from the touristic wharf, but close to the aquarium -- probably too far to walk, but a quick drive or uber. This is an old school motel, un-ecologicalluy perched on the dunes, but probably could never be built today... More 

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Marysville, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

it was a really nice family get away for the weekend. Our son really enjoyed having beach access and us being able to have a fire on the beach in the evenings. the rooms were very comfortable and almost like you were in little houses. I would recommend this hotel

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San Jose, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The reason we decided to stay at MontereyTides for the Concours d''Elegance weekend because it's right by the ocean a bit away from the crowd, and it's a Joie de Vivre hotel which has never disappointed us before. Unfortunately, Monterey Tides did not live up to that standard. We were assigned an accessible room which we did not want. We... More 

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

Dear mcnguyen2016, Thank you so much for your feedback and we are so sorry that you had such a disappointing stay with us during Concours d'Elegance. The standard of your room that you stayed in was indeed unacceptable and that room has since been taken away from sale and is in the middle of a complete makeover. I have also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were looking for a weekend away from the Bay Area, where we live, and wanted a place right on the beach and boy did Monterey Tides deliver! We could watch the crashing surf from our room window, then kids went down and played in the waves for hours. When we got too cold (it was foggy the whole time)... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A wedding repletion took place directly outside our door. As is to be expected was very noisy and ran over much longer into the night than we were told it would be. The wedding prevented many other guests from using the patio. We should have been informed in advance if this event so we could have either moved to a... More 

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

Dear danv229, Thank you for your review and we would like to sincerely apologize for the inconveniences that you experienced due to the wedding taking place while you were staying with us. We host many weddings at Monterey Tides especially during the summer months however we are careful to ensure that the wedding ceremonies and receptions do not impact the... More 

Sacramento, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was a short trip, we were in town for a wedding and it also happened to be our 25th year anniversary. Monterey Tides made it a special night even though we had to celebrate another couple's happy bliss we were able to come back to our beautiful room with our gorgeous view! Thank you Monterey Tides!

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Valley Springs, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been to this property for years now. New name, still needs a bit more updating. I always get an ocean front room, though this end room was a bit small in the bathroom area than I have had before. The elevator to the restaurant needs some work. The restaurant is good. If you want the best views and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Decent clean rooms and lovely reception area to sit and watch the sea. But service not good. I think more training is needed. We arrived an hour and a half before the 4pm check in time and were helpfully told our room had been cleaned, just needed inspecting and should be ready in half an hour. So we decided to... More 

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

Dear Julie M, Thank you so much for your review and we are deeply sorry that you did not have a magical stay with us. We aim to provide each and every guest with a once in a lifetime experience and its seems that on this occasion we failed you. Our standard check in time is 4pm however our Front... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • 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: $194 - $437 (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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