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
(59 Member Ratings)
"Having Monterey Bay only steps away!"
Oct 09, 2018
Irvine, 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.

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.

Enjoyed This
(59 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
4.0 Quality of Service
3.8 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Having Monterey Bay only steps away!
Other Comments
Bathroom area is very tight and needs improvement.
Oct 09, 2018 Irvine, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
right on the ocean
Other Comments
place is old and not worth the room price
Stephen Oct 09, 2018 McHenry, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The view
Other Comments
The Travelzoo price made this stay possible.
Joy Oct 06, 2018 Antioch, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The view! The partial Ocean view was pretty full ocean. Needs are so comfortable. Nice room.
Other Comments
Didn't understand why there see so many fees including one to eat at the restaurant plus tip!!
Joy Oct 06, 2018 Antioch, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great location didnt feel a reason to leave the resort.
Other Comments
Loved the campfires on the beach
Matt Oct 06, 2018 Sonora, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Sitting out on the deck ( bird poop should be cleaned up)
Other Comments
Exterior needs updating. Grounds were being cleaned but while there cigarette butts, glasses were littering our area
Williamson Oct 06, 2018 Lodi, 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
Love the view. Love the closeness to the ocean.
Other Comments
Room service menu is very limited. Rooms are in poor condition.
Cecilia Sep 27, 2018 San Jose, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Great friendly personal, ambience and like cation
Alla Sep 21, 2018 Pleasant Hill, 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

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