Monterey Tides, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • Hotel sits on its own little stretch of beach away from the masses
  • Unobstructed ocean views
  • Cruiser bikes available to rent 
  • All rooms offer minifriges and complimentary Wi-Fi

Enjoyed This
(10 Member Ratings)
"View from the hotel room was amazing."
04. Apr 2018
Hayward, CA, USA


Map & Directions

This hotel is approximately a 90-minute drive from Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) and a 10-minute drive from Monterey Regional Airport (MRY). 

Rooms & Rates

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Perched on a quiet, sandy beach with sweeping views of the bay, Monterey Tides, part of Joie de Vivre Hotels, offers a secluded coastal retreat. Unwind to the hypnotic sound of waves crashing on this intimate stretch of beach away from the touristy downtown waterfront.

Guest rooms are rich with ocean blue colors, and all offer minifridges, coffeemakers with Starbucks coffee, blackout shades and complimentary Wi-Fi. Some rooms have views of the garden, while others overlook the ocean. It is worth mentioning that guest rooms are accessed via shared exterior walkways, so expect other guests to pass by your window. 

Hop on a beach cruiser bike, available for rent at the hotel, and pedal 15 minutes along the well-maintained, mostly flat Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail to popular Fisherman's Wharf. Cannery Row and the Monterey Bay Aquarium areabout 15 minutes away by car.

The on-site Cafe Beach restaurant is a nice spot to take in the view while dining on seafood dishes like fish tacos, clam chowder and seared scallops.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Private beach
  • Restaurant
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Pet-friendly
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Chauffeur service (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Shuttle service (fees apply)
  • Business center
  • ATM

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Internet access (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi in public areas (fees apply)
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)
  • Internet access


  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Off-street parking (fees apply)
  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Public car park (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children age 13 and under stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cribs available on request, free of charge for one child up to the age of 3.
Extra bed available on request and in the king bed rooms only: $20 + tax per night. Extra person charge is $20 + tax per night.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request (maximum weight 50lbs), a signed pet agreement will be required in addition to a non-refundable pet fee of $50 daily up to a maximum of $100.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Fees: A resort fee of $9.85 (tax inclusive) applies and includes: Parking, Wi-Fi, in-room Starbucks® coffee, in-room bottled water – two bottles per room per day, local and toll free calls, fitness center, pool access.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 8am-6pm AET

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Enjoyed This
(10 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Monterey Tides (Commune Hotels) over the past 15 months.
4.8 Ambiance
4.8 Location
3.9 Rooms
4.3 Quality of Service
4.0 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
View from the hotel room was amazing.
Other Comments
Feels like they are in the process of, or trying to do renovations. Front desk is constantly busy. The bar is ok - and could be way better. Bathroom was extremely small - You would have to step into the shower to open and close the door. Bathroom was not cleaned thoroughly. What the hotel lacks in these areas makes up in location, views, and lobby hang out. Otherwise, still a long way from being worth the rate and being 3.5 to 4 stars.
Larry 04. Apr 2018 Hayward, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beach Front location
Other Comments
Service was very slow, and there is no way the street side room is worth $350 per night. For that kind of money the Monterey Plaza is 3x nicer!
Jennifer 23. Oct 2017 Roseville, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The lobby views and proximity to the beach. Also, very friendly service!
Other Comments
Wonderful experience with front desk and room service staff. The system was down and the check-in line was long, but they were very patient and helpful, even when people were upset about the wait.
Sara 17. Jun 2017 San Jose, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location and staff
ALMA 24. May 2017 Gilroy, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The design of the room and public areas was nice.
Other Comments
Not a private view of the ocean, no AC and not clean.
Brian 18. Sep 2017 Winnabow, NC, USA

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