I recently spent two days at the Monterey Tides Hotel in Monterey, California. As some of you might know, I grew up in San Jose, California so my family would often drive south to Santa Cruz and Monterey for day trips. I always remember passing by this hotel on the way to go to the Monterey Bay Aquarium as a kid. It was a Best Western then and now it is a more upscale Joie de Vivre Group owned hotel. I fell in love with it’s beachfront location and thought that it would be a fun place to stay, now as an adult I finally got the chance to check it out.
My first experience with the Monterey Tides Hotel as an adult was getting breakfast with my family a couple years ago and being pleasantly surprised by the renovations and the good food. A made a mental note at that time that I needed to come back and spend a couple days at the hotel with my husband. The hotel has a laid back beachy vibe and the staff was lovely and super helpful. The time that we were there was during spring break, so the hotel was being enjoyed by many families, so while it is family friendly you can still find some peaceful time if you’re going as a couple.… Read Full Post