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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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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 

Scottsdale, AZ
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2011

I am 28 years old and first came to Encinitas when I as 16. Ever since then I have fell in love with this town. My dream is to live here someday. During college I gave up my crazy spring break destinations and started coming here. I first stayed at the Moonlight beach hotel in 2004. There is no better... More 

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

Nutterbutter 42; First off, Thank you for being an important part of the American way. I hope your dream of living here with your family comes true soon ... The local Encinitas chamber of Commerce may call you to write for their local news letter when they read this review ... :^) ... I'm glad your recent visit to the... More 

Pisa, Italy
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

Just back from Encinitas. Thanks George and Debra , everything was great. Very good service , everyone was very kind and helpful. The room is nice and clean with a large and clean bathroom. Big TV , BBQ , in a very nice position with a beautiful view on the ocean . Easy parking and very close to everything in... More 

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

Stefano, Thank you for taking the time to say thanks, but it’s Deb and I that need to say thanks … After two months of three groups from Italy, all knowing each other, but staying overlapping times for such long times we can’t tell you how wonderful it was for us each morning as we watched you all go off... More 

New Orleans
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011

Thanks to George and Debra for providing such a comfortable and clean place to stay with a beautiful view of the ocean from our balcony. They made sure we had everything we needed and provided easy directions to get coffee, food and spirits! Several of us (cousins from out-of-state) had come for a relative's funeral and were pleasantly surprised to... More 

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

It's always a pleasure to have local Encinitas families drop in personally and make reservations for family and friends to come to the Moonlight Beach Motel ... It's what has made this motel what is is today after 35 years ... I know it was a sad time, but a celebration of a fine man's life ... I'm glad you... More 

Denver, CO
2 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2011

We were in Encinitas in late October for a wedding and stayed at the Moonlight Beach Motel for 4 nights with our two sons (10 and 12) and daughter (5). It was GREAT! We had two bedrooms (one with one double bed, the other with two double beds) and a kitchenette. Staff were VERY NICE and so helpful (we never... More 

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

LynnK_Denver ... I'm happy to hear you had a good time while at The Moonlight Beach Motel. Yes, the "Birch Aquarium" was one of my favorites as my girls grew up in Encinitas. I have to correct you on one point though. All the beds in the motel are "Queens" 60" wide X 80" long. Double Beds are 54" wide... More 

California
1 review
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

We just spent a long weekend in our favorite city in California. As usual we stayed at this motel and as usual our stay was wonderful! Mind you, this is NOT The Ritz Carlton, it is a motel. The rooms are clean, the staff was kind and helpful, the views were breathtaking! You can sit and watch the most beautiful... More 

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

Kimme411, Thank you for your kind words ... Yes, 105 & 106 are great rooms for families that need the extra bed, and two rooms and still have access to the patio and garden area. It gives the kids access to a safe and fun area to play right out side the room. We will be adding Room 104 to... More 

Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2011

This place is terrific. It's about a one minute walk to the beach and very close to the main street in Encinitas where all the shops and restaurants are. The rooms are comfortable. Everything was clean and relatively new. For the price it is unbelievable! We had a room with two beds and a kitchenette for under a hundred bucks!... More 

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

TraciBford, Thank You for your kind words. I'm glad the Moonlight Beach Motel was all you expected. Yes the rooms on the first floor are great for access to get in and out with your boards and get to the beach ASAP. All the rooms have their own charm in a certain way ... I would like to correct you... More 

Long Beach, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

Walking distance to the beach...and what a perfect place to stay! Yes, it is a "motel"..but don't let that fool you. We stayed on the 2nd of 3 floors with a beautiful view of the ocean. Each room has it's own private balcony (patio on the 1st floor). The eminities exceeded our expectations. The bedroom is separated from the main... More 

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

Crazy4Pinot, Thank you for you kind words ... I was not the manager back in August but wile reading your review I was a bit confused. #1. We do have the patio area with three BBQ's, but we do not have a pool ... We do try and supply coffee machines upon request for guests, but we also have coffee... 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
#3 Business Hotel in Encinitas

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