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
  • Bonfire and s'mores kits available for onsite, beachfront fire pits (fee applies)
  • Cruiser bikes available to rent

Enjoyed This
(35 Member Ratings)
"The location was awesome, the staff was helpful and friendly, and the restaurant was amazing!"
16. Sep 2018
Livermore, 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-Fri, 8am-6pm

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
(35 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Monterey Tides (Commune Hotels) over the past 15 months.
3.9 Ambiance
4.5 Location
3.3 Rooms
3.9 Quality of Service
3.7 Value for the Money
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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 16. Sep 2018 Lincoln, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location was awesome, the staff was helpful and friendly, and the restaurant was amazing!
Kathryn 16. Sep 2018 Livermore, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Surf air
matt 15. Sep 2018 Las Vegas, NV, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Great location. All employees were pleasant. Only negative was the property could use some tender loving care-----painting of lots of scuff marks, staff picking up used room service dishes in a more timely manner, etc.
Ladd 14. Sep 2018 Carmichael, CA, USA
Other Comments
The exposed light bulb hanging from the roof allowed us to see the paint patch which was semi-gloss when the rest of the wall was eggshell. The commode are had peeling paint and the door jambs had been painted over. This was probably a nice place 30 years ago.
Leonard 14. Sep 2018 Pacifica, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location, Location, Location! The desserts at the Restaurant on site were great!
Sherrlyn 14. Sep 2018 Lincoln, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The spacious room and bathroom. Also the very nice patio which was fairly private with a pretty view of the landscape with trees and a deer strolled by.
Other Comments
If I remember right, some reviews said the decor was old and needed updating. But we felt it was just right. When I started to look closely, I did notice this and that. But overall, we were very comfortable and the room and bathroom were very clean. The separate guest houses are very nice! There is a kind of 50's vibe to the place -- which we liked very much. The staff were all wonderful, organized, and offered great service. And we were glad we did not stay at a beach hotel because they were in the cooler fog mist for longer. We had warmer weather being a little farther away from the ocean. The dinner entrees being included in the deal was excellent. Very good restaurant and service.
Nancy 13. Sep 2018 Palo Alto, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
great location
Chavez 13. Sep 2018 Moorpark, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
I bought this for my nephew and his bride this was a honeymoon get away. I called the hotel to tell them this was a Honeymoon they said they would put a bottle of champagne in the room. I called 3 different times to remind them. The girl said it’s on the reservation. Well no champagne in the room. They also had the 25.00 a day credit that they also said they would tell them and they also did not do that. I am a little unhappy that this special get away was not handled the way promised. Had the front desk told them about the credit they could have enjoyed a breakfast or a appetizer for free. I was promised this a few times and it did not happen. I hope this doesn’t happen to another guest when you are trying to give someone a nice little get away.
jenny 12. Sep 2018 Livermore, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location is very good. Almost a private beach with a great view, and very close to everything Monterey has to offer.
Other Comments
Common area is nice but ageing. The room and indeed the whole hotel is in urgent need of a remodel.
mike 12. Sep 2018 Glendora, CA, USA

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