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Monterey Tides, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed for a night when en route from LA to SF, the hotel looks very unpromising, almost derelict from the outside but has been restored and modernised inside with excellent communal spaces. It's situated right on the seafront and there's large picture windows in the lobby and restaurant from which to watch the waves crashing on to the beach. Rooms...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had booked five nights and left after four. The location is the only good thing to say about the Tides. Our room had an ocean view which you couldn't fully enjoy as we had a busy corridor along the front. Our room was dark and dingy, the TV and heater didn't work. We had breakfast in the restaurant which...

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Fort Worth, Texas
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This must be an old hotel that was touched up. The lobby and restaurants were nice. They put me in a first floor room and the view was blocked by a retaining wall even though I booked an ocean-view room. The bathroom was very small and the bathroom door opened inwardly making it hard to get in and out of...

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

Bo C, Thanks for staying with us but sorry that we were only subpar. Our first floor rooms are partial ocean view and our Premium Ocean Views are floors 2-4. I apologize that this wasn't made more clear with you and we are checking all of our sites now to ensure that the Resort Fee is included in the verbiage....

Napa, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great location, right on the beach and pet friendly. Would definitely go back. Hotel has been updated a bit but you can tell it's a very old building. Has a great lounge and restaurant with amazing ocean views.

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

chrisrupple, Thanks so much for choosing us and glad to see that you had such a great vacation here at the Monterey Tides. Come back and visit us again soon. Cheers, Brent M. GM, Monterey Tides

Burlingame, California
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Cannot believe this is a Joie de Vivre hotel. Very disappointed. They put us on first floor, tried to change, but it was booked for the Pro-Am. The rooms were like a motel, not changed from last owners. The only good things were it's on the beautiful beach and their restaurant was very good. Spend more for ocean view!

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

Lynn T, I am so sorry to see that you don't love our renovations as much as we do. We take a lot of pride in our rooms, views and our amazing Chef and glad to see that you did enjoy the beach and restaurant. The Ocean View rooms are definitely the Premium category for a reason and when we...

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pros: Location - proximity to ocean, view – Staff very friendly and welcoming Bed and pillows very comfortable. Two different window screen shades – one a light filter, the other for privacy. Things that could be improved – Bathroom is small (a lot of extra space in room, maybe for a roll-away? How about enlarging bathroom?), no microwave though ample...

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

eigram76, Thanks so much for choosing us as your home away from home and sharing your experience. I am glad to hear about the Pro's and take the Con's you listed to heart. In fact, we are already making changes regarding the coffee maker placement. The rains you experienced were not what we expected to receive over the full year...

usa
Reviewed 1 week ago

The building is older but the rooms have been remodeled recently. Nice location right on the beach. There was a loud wedding party right outside our room on the deck though that partied with a DJ late into the night. So, i think a non-weekend night would be a quieter option.

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

joentg, Thanks for staying with us and I am happy to see that you love our location, right on the beach, as much as we do. Sorry to hear that the DJ was a burden to you...if they ever aren't playing your jam and its a little too late, feel free to give us a call and we will get...

St Albans, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel has probably the best location in Monterey. On the beach and a perfect spot to watch the sunset, especially during Happy Hour. Everything was good about this hotel, the rooms, the public areas, the food, the drinks and of course the welcoming staff. Overall a great place to stay.

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

boxstergirl, This. Is. Awesome. Thank you so much for taking the time share your experience and I love seeing that it was such a great one! Come back and visit us soon, you know where to find us at..."the best location in Monterey". Cheers, Brent M. GM, Monterey Tides

Hillsboro, Oregon
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've stayed here a few times now, and have always found it to be a good value for that area. Surf crashing a pitching wedge away, nice decor, miles of pretty empty beach. Nice bike path. Close to the Fort Old and Laguna Seca golf courses, and I think even have a stay and play deal. The "balcony" is a...

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

Greg W, Life is a beach and I love seeing that you enjoyed yourself so much at our beach. I agree with your suggestion and feel that the rooms on the higher floors and on the end are amazing. Come back and visit us again soon! Cheers, Brent M. GM, Monterey Tides

Elk Grove, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been staying here since the hotel was built and most of the time happy. This time the room wasn't ready by the 4pm check in time. One of the elevators was non functional. When I went to check out I couldn't use my debit card to check out because the computers weren't working. When I told the employee (Ray)...

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

Steve R, Thank you so much for taking the time to sharing about your visit but I am so sorry that you were disappointed with your experience. If you are up for it, I would like to hear a little more. I have attached my contact information and look forward to hearing back from you. Thanks, Brent M. GM, Monterey...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Dry Cleaning
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)
Region: United States > California > Monterey County > Monterey
Price Range: $201 - $497 (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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“Don't bother”
 of 5 bubbles , 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for high floor and ocean view.”
 of 5 bubbles lynnt179, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have great views”
 of 5 bubbles boxstergirl, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Go for beach view”
 of 5 bubbles Swacks, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Stay Oceanside if you want to fall asleep to the sound of waves.”
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