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Moonlight Beach Motel

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233 2nd Street, Encinitas, CA 92024
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Moonlight Beach Motel
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Encinitas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chandler, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a nice, relaxing place to get away for a few days. After researching nearby towns and lodging options, we decided to give Encinitas and the Moonlight Beach Motel a try. What a great decision! We arrived at night, were greeted warmly, and after checking into our room took a stroll down to the beach. It was... More

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MoonlightBeachMotel, Manager at Moonlight Beach Motel, responded to this review

Momarama, Thank you for your review ... Encinitas never seems to let anyone down ... Truly as they say, "The America Rivera" We look forward to your return ... Cheers ... geo & deb More

Asheville
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The friendly staff went out of their way to make us comfortable. The room was great and we enjoyed the view. Nothing too fancy, but a great little room at a great price in a great location. We will be coming back.

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MoonlightBeachMotel, Manager at Moonlight Beach Motel, responded to this review

MJase10, Thank You for taking the time to review the MBM on Trip Advisor ! We look forward to your return visit ! Cheers ... geo & deb ... More

Peoria, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After doing a fair amount of research in the search for a great beach getaway from Phoenix, I was ready to experience Encinitas and The Moonlight Beach Motel. You know how you are afraid you will be disappointed and you prepare for that possibility? Well, no problem, did not happen. We were absolutely thrilled with this little gem. Note -... More

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MoonlightBeachMotel, Manager at Moonlight Beach Motel, responded to this review

ilona s, You are very funny, and we knew at check in you were going to be guests that get what the Moonlight Beach Motel is all about ... Thank you for your very descriptive review of the MBM and Encinitas ... We look forward to your return now that you have found us ... Cheers geo & deb ... More

New Brunswick, New Jersey
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything we could have wanted in a hotel we found here. It was so beautiful there and the staff was nice and helpful. They are only steps away from the beach and other activities. My husband and I loved staying hwre and hopefully it wont be the last time we are able to visit this part of California

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MoonlightBeachMotel, Manager at Moonlight Beach Motel, responded to this review

oldskoolgurl, I wish I could post our "Old School" Classic Woodie Car Poster we have on the wall in the office. I hope you saw it ... Thank you for your review ... We look forward to your return ... cheers ... geo & deb More

Boise, Idaho
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Stayed at Moonlight Beach Motel for a 4 day visit to see my son. Chose this motel because it is 2 blocks from his house, and found MBM to be perfect in every way - what a great location close to the beach and many restaurants. Yes, it is definitely "retro", but what a nice change from the large chain... More

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MoonlightBeachMotel, Manager at Moonlight Beach Motel, responded to this review

m t, "retro" is a kind description ... but some things were not meant to be changed ... We look forward to your return ... "again...and again...and again." cheers ... geo & deb ... More

2 reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

Once again, we stayed here for our Annual Staycation... We LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! Service is friendly, like staying with friends, so close to all you will need. If you even are thinking about staying here... DO IT!!!! It's the best..!!!!

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MoonlightBeachMotel, Manager at Moonlight Beach Motel, responded to this review

Sondee O, Thanks for again reminding us how nice "Staycation's" are in Encinitas ! Yes, we are going to take a week in November and do the same ! cheers ... geo & deb ... More

Long Beach, California, United States
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This has become one of my favorite destinations for a several day getaway from LA. The property is clean, George and Deb go out of their way to help, I can assemble some of my meals and save money and time by eating on the wonderful balconies!

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MoonlightBeachMotel, Manager at Moonlight Beach Motel, responded to this review

SusanHarvieSmith, That was quick with your busy schedule :^) I'm glad you ladies enjoyed the MBM Thank you for taking the time to post on TA cheers ... geo & deb More

Moreno Valley, California, United States
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We love staying here! So cute and comfy. Everything is within walking distance. You can hear and see the surf from the cute patio. The managers are great. We walk to the nearby restaurants or just cook in the in room kitchen. Love coming here every year.

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MoonlightBeachMotel, Manager at Moonlight Beach Motel, responded to this review

lizandmike2014, Thank you for taking the time to review you stay at the MBM ... Short and sweet :^) and we look forward to your return ... cheers, geo & deb ... More

Durango, CO
1 review
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is our third year staying at the Moonlight Beach Motel. The location is absolutely amazing. We honestly would not stay anywhere else n Encinitas. For families, this hotel offers convenience and affordability. it's a short walk to the beach, downtown and the train. The rooms have full kitchens and there are two big grills on the patio (great savings... More

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MoonlightBeachMotel, Manager at Moonlight Beach Motel, responded to this review

Bethany67 Well I see you made it home safe and sound ! Long drive ! And yes, we have made some wonderful new friends over the last three years. It's three years ago today we came in as the new managers and have never had to look back ! So you were one of the first families we met. I... More

San Carlos, California
1 review
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This little motel is a gem of a place. We have been coming to the Moonlight Beach Motel for 3 years. We have had Christmas Eve happy times with our family, wonderful times on the patio of our room with our granddaughter and relaxing nights with our feet propped up looking as the stars and listening to the sound of... More

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MoonlightBeachMotel, Manager at Moonlight Beach Motel, responded to this review

cnj1996, Well normally, 95% of the time I don't know who leaves the reviews, but you kind of gave that away by mentioning you mom, and signing your name LOL ... To have four generations of a family is always special. Yes you have the "Club 308" status, and are one of our most frequent guests, but you still realize... More

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Additional Information about Moonlight Beach Motel

Address: 233 2nd Street, Encinitas, CA 92024
Location: United States > California > Encinitas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
Moonlight Beach Hotel Encinitas
Moonlight Beach Encinitas

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