Monterey

Monterey Tides, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

Dana Marshall
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Why We Love It

  • Hotel sits on its own little stretch of beach away from the masses
  • Unobstructed ocean views
  • Bonfire and s'mores kits available for onsite, beachfront fire pits (fee applies)
  • Cruiser bikes available to rent

78%
Enjoyed This
(45 Member Ratings)
"The location is beyond compare and we were pleasantly surprised by how much of an ocean view we had since we booked "partial" - so kudos to the hotel staff for giving us more than we were expecting!"
Sara
Sep 21, 2018
Tehachapi, 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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Overview

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 evoke the ocean with rich blue walls and crisp white linens. All rooms have minifridges, coffeemakers with Starbucks coffee and blackout shades. Some rooms offer 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. The rooms are equipped with air conditioning. 

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 are about 15 minutes away by car.

The on-site Vizcaino Waterfront Food + Drink restaurant is a nice spot to take in the view while dining on seafood dishes like fish tacos, clam chowder and seared scallops. The lively Bar Sebastián offers sweeping views of Monterey Bay, as well as a seasonal menu, craft cocktails and beers on tap.

Amenities

General

  • 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

Services

  • 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)
  • 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

Internet Included in the nightly resort fee.

  • Complimentary Internet access
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)

Bathroom

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

Parking Included in the nightly resort fee.

  • Complimentary parking

Accessibility

  • 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

Policies

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  $30 ($33.54 tax inclusive) per night 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, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

78%
Enjoyed This
(45 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Monterey Tides (Commune Hotels) over the past 15 months.
3.9 Ambiance
4.6 Location
3.2 Rooms
3.9 Quality of Service
3.7 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Ocean
Other Comments
Great friendly personal, ambience and like cation
Alla Sep 21, 2018 Pleasant Hill, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location is beyond compare and we were pleasantly surprised by how much of an ocean view we had since we booked "partial" - so kudos to the hotel staff for giving us more than we were expecting!
Sara Sep 21, 2018 Tehachapi, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Nice location the rooms were very clean.
Other Comments
Had to call front desk twice to get hand towels and wash cloths. 2nd night we got no wash cloths and one hand towel. 3rd night we got one hand towel and one wash cloth. The room was also very small for the price point. The view on our side was of Home Depot. When booking it said the view was of garden. I guess the view would have been better on the ocean side but that was quite a bit more money . Also overheard couple checking in getting an ocean view room for less than we were paying . Was the first time we have been disappointed in our stay at a Travel Zoo recommended hotel.
Jim Sep 20, 2018 Turlock, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location, pool and restaurant
Other Comments
Could use better quality shampoo and conditioner
Robert Sep 19, 2018 Sacramento, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location, the beach is beautiful. The staff is very helpful and efficient.
Other Comments
My room was very small and kind of dark--not too many lights. Coffee machine was not working. Restaurant is on the expensive side considering what they have to offer and the fish I ordered was not very tasty. The wrost part of the hotel experience was the cleaning service. The walkway was very dirty. There were too broken to-go boxes and cups with leftover food on the walkway for two days and no one picked them up. In addition, there were spills of certain sticky drinks on the walkway, I need to clean my luggage wheels after this trip.
Angelita Sep 18, 2018 San Mateo, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Awesome location! We had a first floor room facing the beach, which at first didn’t seem like the best arrangement; however, the first floor rooms open up the raised seating areas with comfortable chairs and heaters. Perfect for evening wine and sunsets and morning coffee. The beach was amazing. Soft white sand, low surf and a lifeguard on duty. The property is very stylish and comfortable.
Other Comments
Loved the stay and I would go again, but the property could use some maintenance. Nothing major.
Merril Sep 18, 2018 Elk Grove, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location on the beach was excellent.
Other Comments
The room was very dirty. Wash cloths were not available. The room smelled like musty cigarettes. The hotel felt like a 2 star.
Jason Sep 18, 2018 Culloden, WV, USA
Enjoyed Most
LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION ...
Other Comments
THE ROOMS WERE NOT CLEANED VERY WELL! THE ROOM WAS NEVER VACUMNED WHILE WE WERE THERE AND THE COUNTERS AND BATHROOMS WERE NOT WIPED DOWN EITHER. WE TOOK PHOTOS TO VERIFY THIS. ALSO WE HAD TO ASK FOR HOUSEKEEPING TO COME TO OUR ROOM AT 4:30 PM STILL NOT DONE. THE BAR AND FOOD WERE EXCELLENT BUT THE ROOMS WERE SUBSTANDARD WHEN IT CAME TO HOUSEKEEPING! HAD TO ASK FOR WASHCLOTH'S AND WATER BOTTLES WHICH WERE SUPPOSED TO BE INCLUDED SO... WE'D RETURN IF THESE CONCERNS WERE ADDRESSED PROPERLY .
Anna M Sep 17, 2018 Clovis, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The bar area is very nice. Beautiful view!
Other Comments
They put us on the third floor which was right beneath the restaraunt. Very noisy ! Rooms are very dark.
Cynthia Sep 16, 2018 Lincoln, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location was awesome, the staff was helpful and friendly, and the restaurant was amazing!
Kathryn Sep 16, 2018 Livermore, CA, USA

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