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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 7 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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Boise, Idaho
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 10
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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

New York City, New York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
6 hotel reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I love this little hotel, and I think the new managers are doing a great job. My husband and I have been coming to the Moonlight Beach Motel in Encinitas every year for three decades, and as far as we are concerned, it just keeps getting better and better, all of the time. We stay at this great little hotel... More

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

invertpaleo, Yes, The Moonlight Beach Motel is a "Jewel" in the "Crown" of wonderful Encinitas. Thank you for describing the Motel, Encinitas and the beach so people have a better idea of what the Motel and Encinitas are about ... We always look forward to your return ... cheers ... geo & deb More

Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I have been coming here to the Moonlight Beach Motel for over 2 decades now with my family. About 2-3 years ago they sadly changed management. It used to be be a lovely place well managed and easy to stay at. Unfortunately now, with the new management the last two years I have stayed here have always ended up in... More

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

Montoyay6, As always good or bad, thank you for taking the time to review the MBM. Trip Advisor is always very fair about posting both sides even if there may be discrepancies in what happened. I won’t defend or try to make excuses for this review, or waste your time with a long “who did what” Sometimes people can be... More

Palm Beach, Florida
1 review
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Let me start by saying that we have visited North County San Diego for several years now and we have to say that Moonlight Beach Motel has it all. This was our first stay and we stayed for a little over a week. We were very pleased with the room size it had a fantastic little kitchen in the room... More

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

Encinitas101, Well there is not much more I can say except Thanks ! for an informative and nice review ... Makes me want to book it for my next vacation ... Don't laugh ... We look forward to your return ... cheers geo & deb ... PS ... It's 08-01-2014 and we made it through our third July ! Thank... More

Tucson, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

What can I say about the location? If you want the beach climate, this one is for you. The hotel has been around for a long time, and part of the property needs some maintenance. The front door of our room had several visible vertical cracks and some sunlight could come thru the cracks. Not a major concern, but I... More

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

Skywalker, Thanks for taking the time to post your review on TA. We rely on these posts so people know what to expect and what not to expect when staying at the MBM ... Yes, The Moonlight Beach Motel has been around for a long time, and the cracks in the doors are on "the list" ... "We are on... 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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