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Moonlight Beach Motel

Certificate of Excellence
233 2nd Street, Encinitas, CA 92024
Moonlight Beach Motel
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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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Caldwell, Idaho
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Spent four nights (01/05/15 through 01/08/15) at the Moonlight Beach Motel in Encinitas. Although a little dated (don't expect HDTV and an infinite number of channels), the place was scrupulously clean and comfortable, the kitchenette well equipped, the owners friendly and helpful, and the price is more than reasonable. But the BIG deal is the proximity to Moonlight Beach (maybe... More 

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

John H, Thank you for your kind review ... Yes the location of the MBM to the beach and down town Encinitas is very special ... and "the place was scrupulously clean" is due to our dedicated college crew ... Thank You, we look forward to your return ... cheers ... geo & deb ... More 

San Francisco
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52 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

You know how people say they are reluctant to review a place because they do not want anyone else to know about their "hidden gem"? Well, this amazing place is hardly hidden, it is the top rated hotel in town, but I still waited overly long to review it, because I have a very particular fondness for the place. Then... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 8
MoonlightBeachMotel, Manager at Moonlight Beach Motel, responded to this review

SFTraveler009 I hate to repeat my self, but "Somethings were not meant to be changed", and we appreciate your review because it gives travelers a good idea what the MBM and Encinitas is all about … As always, we look forward to your many returns and all of the guests you bring here wile working in your Encinitas office …... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

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 

union wv
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

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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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

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
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
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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26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
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 

Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

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..!!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
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 

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