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Monterey Tides, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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Tridelta03
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

This is our second visit to this hotel and each time we have been very happy with our stay. It is one of the few hotels that is right on the beach with a beautiful beach to play on. You can even build bonfires and roast Smore's. The staff was always very friendly, accommodating and extremely helpful. Save yourself the...

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Reno, Nevada
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This hotel is fantastic! If you book the oceanside view you will be rocked to sleep by the waves on the beach. The rooms are clean and comfortable, and the heated pool is clean and fun. Access to the beach from your door to play in the sand or watch the sunset was the biggest selling point here. It is...

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Woodinville
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the setting, especially the lobby, bar, restaurant, and rooms. My only disappointment was with the fitness room. The TV was missing from the wall (hookups but no TV), only one treadmill worked, and many weights were missing from the rack...nothing under 40 pounds. It rained the days we were there so I really had hoped to maintain my fitness...

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San Leandro
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was overall a pleasant experience. A nice room with a great view. The only issue we had that it became really warm in our room at night which made it really uncomfortable to sleep. We tried to turn on the air conditioning, however that did not work. So we did not get a goods night sleep. Reported it to the...

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Stuart
Reviewed 1 week ago

There was an open whipped cream bottle in our room when we first checked in and entered. There were yellow stains on the bed along with long, black hairs. The place was old and run down - there were flies everywhere in the hallway. Good location - close to a lot in the area. Gorgeous natural scenery. Loved the beach...

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Redondo Beach
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel received 2 nights pay from me because of my booking error, at check in; yet the lady who checked me in placed me in the hotels worst room. What a slap in the face. I would like the Hotel managemt to call me. 951-218-2848

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked 2 rooms at Monterey Tides a Joie de Vivre a family vacation on Spring break. We arrived around 5pm after traveling by car from San Francisco. I had been looking forward to this place for months deciding on this particular hotel solely after seeing two chairs facing the ocean. I imagined myself with a glass wine sitting in...

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West Jordan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff not very knowledgeable. They need better training at the front desk. Didnt have rooms ready, didnt know what was charged on card or held for incidentals. location and cleanliness was great, which made the experience better

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San Ramon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Your staff is professional, polite and friendly. The hotel property is old, tired and doesn't look or feel clean. The rooms facing the ocean are dark, dank, and drafty. It was a miserable sleeping experience. I checked out after one night from what was to be a two night stay, and went to the Monterey Bay hotel to finish my...

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Sacramento, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

rooms are very small and very load, they charge a $25 resort fee and I am not sure what that is for, there wasn't even a blow dryer or tissue in the room and the TV was spotty and the remote didn't work. i was glad we were only there 1 day. The elevator was also super slow and full...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • 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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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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  • 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: $227 - $559 (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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“Avoid rooms under dining, conference, and bar areas as they will prevent peaceful enjoyment and sleep.”
 of 5 bubbles kcfuerst, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I stayed on the bottom floor, easy access to fire pits and beach.”
 of 5 bubbles 474wmh, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“recommend oceanfront room.”
 of 5 bubbles peterpolly, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ocean view is definitely worth it”
 of 5 bubbles nichlo12, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Oceanfront only unless you are on a budget. The rooms have privacy shades so you are not in a fishbowl if you want to watch the waves”
 of 5 bubbles GreekamericanMom, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
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