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Monterey Tides, a Joie de Vivre hotel

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San Luis Obispo, California
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed in an ocean view room that was very close to the ocean. Breakfast in the restaurant upstairs was also nice. Unfortunately my wife left an expensive hat at the hotel. The front desk was not helpful in taking a look for it today (1130 on 1/16/17). Vivian said I could call back in 15 minutes, but was at...

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Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed being right on the beach but were surprised to see signs warning not to swim because of the rip tides. We enjoyed going for walks on the beach. The hotel was clean and the bed was comfortable. There was a fridge. The room is on the small side and bathroom is tiny. Things about the room that bugged...

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

MJH048, Thanks so much for staying with us and sharing about your trip. All of your points are taken to heart and when I read through it, you definitely have me scratching my head. There are some easy wins in here and we are working on creating the best experience. I appreciate your feedback and I am happy to see...

Carmel
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

I'm not sure how to review this place. So .... Pros: right on the beach, full bar & restaurant, gym, lovely lobby with great views, front desk clerks and bartenders very friendly Cons: No valet, no bellmen available when we arrived, entry to rooms from the outside, small bathrooms, the outside of hotel looked run down. It's s little bit...

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

RebeccaWCarmel, Thank you so much for your review but sorry it was confusing to do so. Mediocrity is some of the hardest reviews for me to read as it sounds like we were close but didn't put it through the hoop. We love our location, facilities & views and I love seeing that the team took such great care of...

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you want a half decent resort hotel by the sea, then don't stay here - because you'll be charged ridiculously high prices for a mediocre rooms and facilities. We booked a Deluxe Garden View room!!! . Very basic and as for the view, we had view of the faded yellow reception canopy & partial view of CAR PARK. This...

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

Willreach, Thanks for sharing your experience and referencing our excellent location. We agree and feel that we have the best location in Monterey. Our Garden View rooms vary throughout the building and some have more direct views of the garden areas then others. We do our best to honor our guests requests and place them in the rooms that they...

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The fabulous thing about this motel is that it is right on the beach. Everything about the motel is disappointing. They are seriously understaffed. There was a long line for check in and one person working the desk. The manager came out to check something, but didn't stay to help at the desk. The motel is very shabby and run...

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

shelllady82, I am so sorry that you were disappointed with our property. We love our location and we are glad to see that you thought it was fabulous as well. I apologize about our staffing miss and the manager on duty not jumping in to help. In fact, I apologize about your overall experience with us. If you are up...

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is one of those places that was just what I needed--a late afternoon and evening staring at the Pacific Ocean with an unobstructed view from my room. I'm so glad I stayed here, and I can't say enough about the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff. It's been recently updated, and you can still see the bones of its...

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

northstarvalerie, THIS ROCKS! Thanks so much for staying with us and sharing your experience. I am so happy to see that we gave you what you needed and cant wait to see you again. Thanks, Brent M. GM, Monterey Tides

Douglas, Wyoming
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have stayed at this hotel many times over the last 20 years. This stay on 1/3 to 1/5/2017 was our worst. The hotel needs a lot of work. The ocean sounds and views are great and service was good. Bathroom had hair in the tub and had cracked, dirty caulking. The bath door didn't stay shut (warped?). The bed...

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

wyoflyfisher, I am glad to see that the team was friendly and took care of you, but GROSS. I am saddened to see that this was your experience of our product as we have made so many great changes. Sounds like we dropped the ball. If you are up for it I would like to connect with you and make...

Oakland, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

In short, the Tides does not meet expectations: The room we stayed was okay, but really needs to be updated: it was dark, with two lights over the bed, and only one lamb with glaring dark-ish bulb hanging for the rest of the room. Doing anything except reading in bed was quite difficult. Also, in an era when people need...

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

Globetrotter105, Ouch. I am sad to see that we did not meet your expectations but assure you that we are not trying to hide anything in fees from you. Our Resort Fee is $25 and includes Parking, Wireless Internet, In Room Coffee, Bottled waters and full access to all of our facilities. I have double checked and ensured that on...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During our last leg of California tour by road we stayed one night in Monterrey Tides on 28th Dec 2016. We stayed in an ocean view room with two queen beds. The location was excellent....bang on the beach. The downside was that the room was small for 4 adults and so was the toilet...was a bit of a squeeze. The...

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

Hemant K, YES! Thanks for throwing us 5 stars. We love our location and are so happy to see that you did too. Come back, you know where to find us...right on the beach! Cheers, Brent M. GM, Monterey Tides

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here for a romantic couple of days. Nothing better than this. Make sure you get an ocean view room. It's simple, nothing too elaborate. But it's nice, right on the beach. My only remark is that the restaurant has few, if no actual vegetarian options for lunch or dinner. And the room service wasn't exactly impeccable. Apart from...

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

Gabriele G, Thanks so much for coming to stay with us and for the recommendations. Chef Velasquez has done a wonderful job with rolling out some new items at Bar Sebastian and we look forward to a brand new menu in Cafe Beach early this year. Great advice on keeping the vegetarian options bountiful...I will pass it on to the...

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Amenities

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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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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: $273 - $513 (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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“Ocean view rooms are worth the extra cost”
 of 5 bubbles DrGermond, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Garden rooms on the south end would have less road noise.”
 of 5 bubbles MJH048, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Deluxe Garden View room!!! . Very basic and as for the view, we had view of the faded yellow reception canopy & partial view of CAR PARK”
 of 5 bubbles Willreach, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Stay higher up for the best view”
 of 5 bubbles northstarvalerie, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Oceanview King room are best to hear the surf, watch surfers.”
 of 5 bubbles wyoflyfisher, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
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