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 with unobstructed ocean views
  • Bonfire and s'mores kits available for onsite, beachfront fire pits (fee applies)
  • Cruiser bikes available to rent
  • Save more than 35% on dining with these deals on tapas and drinks for two and a waterfront dinner for two 

Enjoyed This
(86 Member Ratings)
"So close to the beach, great drinks, food and service. Easy on/off the freeway!"
Nov 30, 2018
Chico, 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 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.



  • 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)
  • 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)


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

Parking Included in the nightly resort fee.

  • Complimentary parking


  • 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


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.

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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.

Enjoyed This
(86 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Monterey Tides (Commune Hotels) over the past 15 months.
4.0 Ambiance
4.6 Location
3.3 Rooms
4.1 Quality of Service
3.8 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
So close to the beach, great drinks, food and service. Easy on/off the freeway!
Stacy Nov 30, 2018 Chico, CA, USA
Other Comments
The rooms are quite tired and scruffy. The service in the bars/restaurants was rude and sloppy.
Anna Nov 23, 2018 London, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Bar and restaurant on site.
Other Comments
Didn't use pool or gym but I had to pay resort fee. I didn't like that.
Ing Nov 21, 2018 El Monte, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great location if you like expansive beach and bay views
MICHAEL FOX Nov 20, 2018 fairfield, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The view was amazing with so much of the property being ocean front
Other Comments
Okay, your deal was excellent, but when we arrived, I could have gotten a better deal from their website. It was offering an oceanfront room, instead of inland view, for 130, which included breakfast. By waiting a minute, the site then stated take an additional 15% off. The breakfast was a 40 credit, as opposed to 25 on your special. Thus, oceanfront instead of inland, a price of 130-19.50= 111.50, and a up to 40 dollar breakfast deal. You should have bargained better
Bill Nov 17, 2018 Brampton, ON, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Front desk staff very pleasant
Other Comments
Very run down
Sally Nov 16, 2018 Arroyo Grande, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location, location, location. You can't beat the awesome view.
Other Comments
The room was horrendous. Small, dark, dirty and stained carpets. Dirty pillow case, poor paint job. Caulking around the floor not completed, old carpet. Needs a major overhaul.
Chantell Nov 16, 2018 PittsburgPittsburg, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location
Other Comments
I haven't been there since you remodeled. Love the new look but wish you had a game closet to enjoy those big tables with that beautiful view
Debbie Nov 13, 2018 Loomis, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Nice room, nice beach, nice weather, nice staff, delicious breakfast w/room service.
Other Comments
Challenge at check in, waited 2 hours for room to be cleaned. We were upgraded to a bigger room at no price increase.
HAROLD Nov 13, 2018 San Jose, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Being on the ocean
Suzanne Nov 10, 2018 Paso Robles, CA, USA

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