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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for a weekend while my boyfriend and I were in town for a wedding. The location was amazing and the owners were SO friendly the helpful. I can't believe the view we had for the price. Definitely would stay here again and recommend! It's not overly fancy but it's nice and clean. Bathroom looked like it had recently... More 

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

Amanda B, Thank you for your review ... Deb and I are only the "keeper of the keys" and not the owners, but we enjoy Encinitas and the motel as much as you ... We hope you will be able to return in the future ... cheers ... geo & deb More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I play poker professionally. I reside off the strip in Vegas. I pack my suitcase with cloths for a week and drive 4.5 hours to the Moonlight Motel steps to the beach. I park check in and NEVER need to drive again for a whole week or more if I choose. Most rooms on the 2nd floor and all of... More 

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

NoWorriesNoProblem, I can't say it any better? Your description of Encinitas and the MBM are excellent! Since you have stayed in many of the rooms and you understand that we can't promise a certain room or # until day of check in, we appreciate your understanding that ... We always try and do our best for all requests for certain... More 

union wv
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I first stayed here in 1980 for 3 months. 2 blocks from the surf at Moonlight Beach with an incredible ocean view, caring staff, very clean rooms and surroundings, and walking distance to Swami's and all Encinitas has to offer. 34 years later, we again stayed in November for 2 weeks, and our experience was super in... More 

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

jim j ... So often we never know the guest's that take the time to review us on Trip Advisor, but in this case the "WV" gave it away ... and we want to say Thanks ... So many people trust and use Trip Advisor and it's our only Internet web site we use because like you "after 30 years"... More 

Chandler, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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 November 5, 2014

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

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 October 23, 2014

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
5 helpful votes 5 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 

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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
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Encinitas
#1 Romantic Hotel in Encinitas

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