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Monterey Tides, Monterey

3.5-star3.5 stars
2600 Sand Dunes Dr, Monterey, CA, 93940, United States of America

3.5-star beachfront hotel with outdoor pool, near Monterey Bay
  • Free WiFi in lobby
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Beautiful beach
Great location
Service is adequate
Value for money could be better
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From 1,654 reviews

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Monterey Tides, Monterey

from $184
  • Room, 1 King Bed (Inland)
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds (Inland)
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Partial Ocean View
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Partial Ocean View
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Oceanfront
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Oceanfront
  • Premium Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View
  • Premium Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

What’s around Monterey Tides, Monterey


  • On the beach
  • Monterey Bay - 2 min walk
  • Monterey County Fairgrounds - 31 min walk
  • Del Monte Beach - 24 min walk
  • Fort Ord Dunes State Park - 37 min walk
  • Lake El Estero - 39 min walk
  • Monterey Pines Golf Course - 41 min walk
  • Naval Postgraduate School - 45 min walk

Getting around

  • Monterey, CA (MRY-Monterey Peninsula) - 7 min drive
  • Salinas, CA (SNS-Salinas Municipal) - 29 min drive
  • Watsonville, CA (WVI-Watsonville Municipal) - 29 min drive
  • Salinas Station - 23 min drive
  • Onsite parking not available

About Monterey Tides, Monterey

Cozy, beachside Monterey resort with a heated pool

Between ocean and lagoon

Monterey's only resort located directly on the beach, Monterey Tides faces the Pacific, with Laguna del Rey at its back. After a morning of beach play or a bike ride around Laguna Grande Regional Park, you can drive to downtown Monterey in 10 minutes.

7 golf courses nearby

There are 7 golf courses within a 15-minute drive, including the coveted greens of Pebble Beach and others along the iconic 17-mile drive. The Monterey Bay Aquarium is fun for all ages, and you won't regret a stroll through bustling Fisherman's Wharf or colorful Cannery Row.

Cocktails and ocean views

When the ocean gets too cold, a heated pool and hot tub will warm things up, and a fitness center is also available. All that activity is well rewarded with inventive fresh-catch dishes at Cafe Beach Restaurant, or fireside cocktails at Sandals Lounge - both have sweeping views.

Airy rooms, mini-fridge

Facing the ocean or the verdant courtyard, the 196 guestrooms are breezy and bright, with floor-to-ceiling windows and blackout shades for a good night's sleep. Mini-fridges and coffeemakers make in-room snacking convenient, and HDTVs and iPod® docks offer entertainment.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 196 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out

Required at check-in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets allowed *

  • Specific rooms only *

  • 2 per room (up to 80 lb)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • WiFi in rooms *



  • No parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
Working away
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 9000
  • Conference space size (meters) - 836
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 42-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Vizcaino Waterfront - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.

Bar Sebastián - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in Mexican cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.


On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa tub


  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Monterey Tides, Monterey’s small print

Also known as

  • Best Western Monterey Beach Resort
  • Monterey Beach Resort Best Western Plus
  • Monterey Tides Hotel
  • Monterey Tides
  • Monterey Tides a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel
  • Tides Hotel
  • Best Western Plus Beach Resort Monterey Hotel Monterey
  • Best Western Plus Beach
  • Best Western Plus Beach Monterey
  • Best Western Plus Beach Resort
  • Best Western Plus Beach Resort Monterey
  • Best Western Plus Monterey Beach
  • Best Western Plus Monterey Beach Resort
  • Monterey Beach Best Western
  • Monterey Beach Resort


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • Resort fee: USD 33.54 per accommodation, per night

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Pool access
  • Beach access
  • Health club access
  • Fitness center access
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access (may be limited)
  • Phone calls (may be limited)
  • In-room coffee
  • In-room bottled water
  • Self parking
  • Parking

Inclusions may be listed elsewhere on the page as free or for a surcharge.

Optional extras

Breakfast costs between USD 10 and USD 15 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 50.00 per pet, per night

WiFi is available in guestrooms for USD 0.00 per night (rates may vary)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Good 7.4 From 1,326 reviews

Monterey Tides, Monterey
Mini vacay
Went back home after 8yrs....took the BF to meet the fam. We hands down LOVED it! Beautiful location, very comfortable, and the scenery....gorgeous. Definitely going back!
maria, us2 night romance trip
Monterey Tides, Monterey
Far from "joie de vivre" - Thumbs down
We were incredibly disappointed. More than any other hotel we've stayed at in the past 10 years, this was the one LEAST like the photographs and descriptions on the website. Online it appears new, clean, well-cared for. That is not at all the case. The lobby and views were gorgeous and clean, however our bedroom was filthy. I checked for bedbugs and thankfully didn't find any, however, the carpet was so dirty we did not want to go barefoot or let our clothes touch the floor. The nooks and crannies of the rooms have dirt and dust built up. The mattresses were incredibly uncomfortable--so much so that I scheduled a massage for the night we returned home because I had so much pain my back, neck and shoulders. The thermostat didn't work, chairs stained and the windows were dirty. The woman who checked us in at the front desk was rude, but the man who checked us out was very nice. I've stayed at other joie de vivre hotels, but this was the worst. At ~$250/night, I expected more. I do not recommend this "hotel" (def more like a MOtel) and will not go back.
ALEGRIA, us2 night family trip
Monterey Tides, Monterey
Our Paradise
If you love a beach for miles with out many people, this is your place!
Denise, usFamily trip
Monterey Tides, Monterey
Best Place to Stay in Monterey
Every time I come to Monterey, I stay at Monterey Tides. It is very family friendly. This is the kind of place you can enjoy with your family. Love the location, the sound of the waves in the morning to wake up to, and the sound of the waves to go to sleep at night. The restaurant and bar are great with wonderful food and beverages at a reasonable price. I would recommend it for everyone.
Maria, us1 night family trip
Monterey Tides, Monterey
Very Good8.0
19 year anniversary trip
The view was spectacular we love that it’s right by the ocean. It looks like they are renovating but it is much improved.
Ramona, usRomance trip

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