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“Close to the beach. Good rooms.”

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Ocean Tide Beach Resort
Ranked #24 of 54 Hotels in San Pedro
Certificate of Excellence
Boulder, Colorado
2 reviews
“Close to the beach. Good rooms.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

This was a pretty good hotel. It was really close to the beach, and my kids really loved to splash in the ocean. We originally booked this hotel, because we wanted something on the water, where we didn't have to walk a long way to go to the beach. The ocean was very nice. Just in front of the property is the beach road. The noise from this road wasn't bad, since it is foot traffic and golf carts, and it is not paved, just on the sand. Many people use gold carts to get around the town, and I would recommend getting one if you want to go about the rest of the town- you can take golf carts on the roads of the city also.

Alex, the dive master at the on site dive shop was really nice and personable. My kids forgot their goggles, and he let them use a mask for a few hours for free. When I asked how much to rent for the next 3-4 days while we were there, he said it was $5. Really reasonable.

The pool was smallish, but clean and very well maintained. The water was a good temperature, and it was nice. One of the people who worked there-I can't remember his name, but he was super nice and helpful. He would talk to us, gave great recommendations about places to eat, and sat and talked with me in the afternoons. He even took us to the water taxi for free, and was very helpful with our luggage.

The poolside bar was still under construction, but that was no bother, since there are a lot of places to buy alcohol, and there is a fridge in every room. The rooms were comfortable and clean, but housekeeping only came by every other day to sweep the sand out,and empty garbage, and change the towels. They also didn't have swim towels, and would not give us any extra for our snorkeling trip.

Other than that. The air conditioning worked well, no problems. The television had cable, and the wireless internet was fast enough to be able to watch a movie on netflix. The fridge was cold enough, and did not have any odor like some other places I've stayed. There was also a little construction, but the noise wasn't bad.

If you are going to purchase a golf cart, I would recommend that you do it online when you book the room, and not when you get there, as I was quoted a price of $50/day online, and it was more than $70 for 8 hours if you do it in person.

It was a great place, and you can not beat the $100/night price for being right on the beach, but don't expect it to be a 5 star resort.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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OceanTideBeach, General Manager at Ocean Tide Beach Resort, responded to this review, 8 June 2014
Greetings Bldr_Mtn_Gir,

Thank you for posting a review. We appreciate that all our guests share there experiences at our resort. Sending us good feedback, so that we can make future guests more comfortable on there stay here. I will pass your along your praises to my staff. Thank you again for the wonderful review.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

there are less than 10 places to stay in San Pedro found on Trip Advisor for less than a 100 per night. we are very glad that we booked with The Tides when we saw what saving that extra 10 per night would have landed us in. while the rooms are undoubtedly charming funky, they are genuinely large. The tides seemed on the online map of the city to be more distant for the town center than it turned out to be. it was a 12 minute stroll to the "heart" of the town, but by no means as distant as Pedro's inn and hotel was. in addition being north of the airport turn out to be a major blessing. the maps do not show how the area south is much more messed up than the north even though they seem so close. i was not comfortable walking at night on the lonely road that travels south to the scatterings of hotels that direction.

The tides in ON the beach and is where the town begins to change into more expensive places to stay. actually, other than The Tides there were no inexpensive rooms that were ocean view. they have 11 rooms and a wonderful pool fully exposed the sea horizon. the A/C was very so so in the first room we had, we needed to move to another room mid stay and that A/C was far better. currently there is a lot of pool and pools deck for 11 rooms but that is changing. they have built and will soon be operating an poolside bar and have converted a large number of square feet of the deck to a structure that will shade new seating and lounging furniture for those coming to enjoy the new bar. as it was on our stay, the pool area did not serve those not guests at the hotel but this is about to change. there were several hotels we encountered that had also taken this method to drive up their revenue. good for them. but at each and every one there was a multitude of people drunk and yelling to talk over each other. i anticipate the incredible tranquility that we found there will not be available anymore.

Room Tip: 2nd or 3rd floor
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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OceanTideBeach, General Manager at Ocean Tide Beach Resort, responded to this review, 8 June 2014
Greetings taoish,

Thank you so much for your review. We are happy to hear you had a wonderful stay with us. Your input, and the feedback from all our guests is vitally important to us and we always want guest expectations to be met upon arrival. All of our guests reviews are very important to us, we are aiming to make everyone who stays here feel at home. Thank you again for a wonderful review.
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014

Nice spot, good staff but a very very noisy construction gping on. The new owner raised prices and is remodeling the place but "forgot" to tell this during the booking. Our 6 nights stay was a nightmare. Motor saws and hammering started as early as 7am and ended around 6pm. Every day of the week. No chance to use the pool, bar was closed as well as the deck chairs had no cushins.
Even with no construction you could easily hear your neigbours due to the all wooden structure.
The only pros: very fast wifi, quick laundry and nice staff.

Room Tip: Second/last floor for the view and unless you want to hear the noise of those above you.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Rick J, Owner at Ocean Tide Beach Resort, responded to this review, 16 April 2014
we would like to thank you for your patience during renovations. We have closed the hotel this past week as we are repainting the entire building. Looking forward to a grand opening this Easter Weekend with all renovations complete and the opening of the Beachside Bar, The Lazy Pelican
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Jersey City, New Jersey
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

Right on the beach, small but nice staff, 5 minutes walk to eveything ( department store, bars, restaraunts). Very friendly staff. Joe, carolina and meghan were all fantastic! I was there with my 7 year old son and we had a great time.

  • Stayed March 2014
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Napa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2014

My husband and I just returned from a wonderful, week long vacation at the Tides Beach Resort. It is a simple, clean hotel that really understands scuba divers and fishermen. Megan, Carolina, Joe and all of the staff made us feel like family. We stayed in the "Blue Hole" room and loved the view. The hotel is located in a great spot on the island; not in the middle of town, but close to good places to eat and shop. If you dive or fish, go to Patojo's Scuba Center at the end of the pier out front. Don't worry if you cannot make reservations to dive over his website as you can do it there, no problem. Patojo and Alex are excellent dive masters and made our dives very comfortable. See Patojo if you want to fish as he is well connected and will set you up with a good outfit at a great price. We had a hotel-wide potluck and fish BBQ one night that was lots of fun, where we grilled the fish we caught that day. We plan on returning ASAP for another great vacation.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2014

My girlfriend and I just got back from a week at the Tides with a small group of friends. Perfect location, ocean front room with great view, just on the edge of town, at a great price. Those are obvious. What makes it special (five stars versus three) is the care and warmth of the La Paz family and the rest of the staff. I hope the new owners continue to keep them involved in the operation. Without them, it is a nice budget hotel in paradise. With them, it is like visiting your family home in paradise. Megan, Sabrina and Eden took great care of us while we were there. And the rest of the staff is just like family, too. Joe seemed to magically appear whenever we needed anything. I'll talk about Patojo and the guys in the dive shop in a review of that, but in brief, Anthony, Alex and especially Patojo were patient, knowledgeable, safety conscious and just plain fun to dive with. We are already planning our return visit.

Room Tip: I like the rooms on the north side for cross breezes
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Mechanicsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2014

Real Nice! The perfect adjective to describe the location, people, food, and the view. Throw in the beautiful water, the white sands. Not to mention the snorkeling and the pool. "M" was great. Looking forward to going back. The bar will be a nice touch. Fall in either direction and you'll hit water. Pool or Caribbean. You don't have to go far. Rooms are simple and very clean. Did I mention the view. Outstanding.

"So much to go for. A lot more to go back for."

Room Tip: Second Floor.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Property: Ocean Tide Beach Resort
Address: 57 Boca Del Rio Drive, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye SP-00000, Belize
Region: Belize > Belize Cayes > Ambergris Caye > San Pedro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#14 Top resorts Hotel in San Pedro
#23 On the Beach Hotel in San Pedro
#30 Romantic Hotel in San Pedro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ocean Tide Beach Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the town San Pedro, on the island of Ambergris Caye, you will find our beachfront resort with unobstructed reef views. Enjoy snorkeling, diving, fishing, along with free wi-fi all walking distance to downtown.Ocean Tide Beach Resort is Different from Other Belize Vacation Resorts: * Ocean Tides is a property offering an outdoor pool and is located in the beautiful beaches of San Pedro. * We serve breakfast and lunch poolside from the beachside Bar / Lounge, The Lazy Pelican. * Free Wi-Fi access is available in this property. * These functional rooms offer air conditioning, cable TV, coffee maker, and a small fridge. The bathrooms feature a bath and a shower. These rooms overlook the great barrier reef. * Other facilities offered include a tour desk and a laundry. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including snorkeling. * San Pedro Airport can be reached in a 5-minute golf cart drive. The property offers free parking and is located right on Boca del Rio Beach.* Every room has an ocean view: Whether you stay in our charming 2nd floor Beachfront suites or the 3rd floor Reefview suites, you'll treasure the views from your windows. * We're small enough to offer you the best: You'll get individual attention, and won't be over crowded. Our resort is modern and charming. We make people feel like long missed family. * We have our own dive shop, snorkel/fishing guide and massage therapist: We're give you all that a Belize vacation has to offer: mysterious Mayan ruins, world class fishing, spa treatments, boating, jungle exploring, snorkeling, some of the best scuba in the world and plain old beach bumming. ... more   less 
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