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Moonlight Beach Motel

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233 2nd Street, Encinitas, CA 92024
Moonlight Beach Motel
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Rating summary
  • 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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San Diego, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012 via mobile

Room have no security chains. George the manager made sexually suggestive comments to me.  When I rebuffed him he became angry and screamed at me to get out of the room.  He even offered not to charge me.  The rooms have no security chains so I blocked the door with a chair.   I specifically asked for NO MAID SERVICE... More 

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

FOR THE Forth TIME !!! I state … Please be advised that this review was posted on different sites, now four different times, FLAGGED and taken down but under a different names. I have been in touch with TripAdvisor and FLAGGED this review also and told them the truth about the situation and the kind of person we were dealing... More 

Kingman, Arizona
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

We stayed our kids and I for spring break and really had tons of FUN! listen this place is super comfy, wonderful staff, great area for bbq with OCEAN view and very nice 3 minute stroll from the room. there is a coffee shop around the corner the LOFTY BEAN that makes the best lattes and banana nut bread. Very... More 

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

chrysH, Thank you for taking the time to review the Moonlight Beach Motel on TripAdvisor. It's always nice to hear what first time guests have to say about the motel ... I must give you 5 stars for being such a wonderful mom and your children were so polite and wonderful to have as guests ... "definition of polite -... More 

St Petersburg, Fl
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

With two friends, I stayed for six nights at the Moonlight Beach Motel. It is a great location for visiting the San Diego area. George and Deb were very helpful and went out of their way to make sure our needs were met--there was some confusion in the beginning which they jumped to put right. We enjoyed beach walks and... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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125 reviews 125 reviews
18 hotel reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

We stayed for 3 nights, great location, great town, rooms are dated, but very clean, new managers are friendly and helpful, our only complaint is they do not offer a discount for long term stays, which seems strange as there was a lot of lower floor rooms empty, it would make sense to give long term rates for non view... More 

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Cambria, California
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

Wow, we just spent a fabulous weekend at the Moonlight Beach Motel relaxing with friends we had not seen in a long time! Our rooms were right off the patio, which provided a great view and a cozy spot to gather and catch up. The views were beautiful especially the sunsets, and George was the best host ever - super... More 

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

Penny C Thank you for taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor. It gives me the opportunity to agree with you that the first floor rooms still have the charm and are good when you have two or three rooms with families and friends to all use the patio area. Yes 101 - 105 are behind the... More 

Las Vegas Nevada USA
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

Never before have I been so pleased with a place that I have taken the time to write a review. The warm friendly greeting upon arrival from George and Deb was like getting together with old friends. Our spacious third floor room was a home away from home with it's cozy kitchen and separate bath. The sunsets from the balcony... More 

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

Theunstopables, Thank you for taking the time to review the Moonlight Brach Motel on Trip Advisor. I was surprised to see you have been traveling with TA since 2004 and visited 37 cities and we were your first review ... Thank You ! Were glad your visit was a good one, and we look forward to your return ! Yes,... More 

Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

I just stayed there with some people from Japan and their staffs are super friendly and nice! also, the location was fantastic -- close to everything, FWY/Beach/Main streets..etc. The room was also big with kitchen. you'll have a patio if you stay 2nd or 3rd floor which is also nice! All my friends from japan were happy staying there!

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

ARIGATO hawaianchica, Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. It was so nice to have a Japanese group of nine rooms for your visit to Encinitas and have everyone so respectful of our no smoking request in the motel. Thank you so much for bringing your group to the Moonlight Beach Motel. We look forward to... More 

Austin, Texas
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

The views are extraordinary. Debra and George did everything in their power to be accommodating and that in itself is priceless. The room contains everything one would require to live there for a week or more. If you are looking for glamor, luxury and/or perks, this is not the place for you. If you are looking for relaxation, hassle free... More 

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

Dear Andstance, Thank you for taking the time to give a review on Trip Advisor. It's always nice to know that first time guests were happy with their stay. The site has been so helpful for Deb and I to be able to give prospective guests a birds eye view of some of the views from the rooms so you... More 

Omaha, Nebraska
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2011

Three generations of my family met at this cozy motel for Christmas. We couldn't be happier with the views, the price, and the helpfulness of the owners - George and Debra. At the MBM, you can just open your sliding door to the porch (every room has one) and listen to the waves crash on the beach as you watch... More 

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

andrea b, Thank you for taking the time to give a review on Trip Advisor. I must correct you on one thing though. Deborah and I are only the managers of of the Moonlight Beach Motel for the local family that built it in 1976 and still own and operate today. This is one of the most important reasons the... More 

Golden, Colorado
1 review
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

We (Jodi & Bob) had a great time and a great week in Encinitas at Moonlight Beach Motel! Our room had an extraordinary view of Moonlight Beach. Debra and George made us feel confortable and welcome. It was very convenient to town. We flew to San Diego and then took the Coaster to Encinitas so we got around for the... More 

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

Thanks Jodi and Bob. Yes "a great week", they just seem to go toooo fast. You had some wonderful weather ... Great jpg on the beach, who took it? LOL Next time I'll be sure Deb has more space on the memory card and gets more shots. I’ll bet your using that blanket more now that your home than just... More 

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