Monterey Tides, a Joie de Vivre Hotel

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Carina Stebbins
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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
(18 Member Ratings)
"The lobby views and proximity to the beach. Also, very friendly service!"
Jun 17, 2017
San Jose, CA, United States


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 $25 + tax 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.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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Enjoyed This
(18 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Monterey Tides (Commune Hotels) over the past 15 months.
4.0 Ambiance
4.7 Location
3.7 Rooms
4.1 Quality of Service
3.8 Value for the Money
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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 Sep 18, 2017 Winnabow, NC, United States
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 Jun 17, 2017 San Jose, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Location and staff
ALMA May 24, 2017 Gilroy, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
jeniel Mar 24, 2017 Mesa, AZ, United States
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful setting. Clean. Must see sunsets in lobby
Other Comments
Unfortunately can not bring in your own beverage to lobby.
Karen Apr 11, 2017 Eagan, MN, United States
Enjoyed Most
It had a nice casual atmosphere, perfect for a beach hotel. The drinks in the lounge were very generous. We had dinner at the Cafe Beach in the hotel the first night and the bacon-wrapped scallops and lobster timbale were fantastic.There was trash in front of our room when we arrived and they removed it as soon as we called - very quick service. The location is very convenient.
Other Comments
The hotel bills itself as a 'resort' but lacked the quality of a true resort. Although it was an ocean front hotel the views of the ocean were blocked by low chairs and high walls so unless you scored one of the few chairs in the lounge, you only got a view when standing. The attention to detail was also lacking - broken outlets in the room, dirty windows, dirty cabinets. The walls were thin enough to hear conversations outside the room. You could buy wood and s'mores kits but they let guests place their fire wherever they wanted which left the beach in front of the hotel full of charred wood pieces and rather unattractive. They are 'pet-friendly' which means pets allowed in all the rooms. Normally resorts block off a section of pet-free rooms for those with allergies. The price was too high for what we received, much less tacking on the $20 per day parking and the normal resort fee.
John Jul 21, 2016 Long Beach, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Thomas Jun 24, 2016 Orinda, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The beach front location
Dwight Jun 29, 2016 Templeton, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Endless views of sea, sand and sky.
Joseph Jun 24, 2016 San Francisco, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The view!! Incredible.
Other Comments
The heating system is not good! And the bedding does not breath and is horribly hot!! The poor girl at the desk...only one for this huge facility!!! We tried for over an hour to get the desk from the room - she was too busy! Went down to set up a wake up call that NEVER happened!!!
Thomas Jun 29, 2016 San Ramon, CA, United States

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