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Econo Lodge Moonlight Beach

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410 N Coast Hwy US 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
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La Quinta, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They have made an effort to have everything you need. For the price it is exceptional and we will definitely visit again. We appreciated the chest of drawers to unpack clothes and have them easily assessable, with extra storage to put away things not being used. A tray on the toilet tank or on the metal bar shelf in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love staying in Choice Hotels because the mattresses have pillow tops. This one was very comfortable and the pillows were nice too. The room was clean, the breakfast was just what I like. The location is marvelous, we had a great time.

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Thank Vonda L
LeelaEconoEncinitas, Guest Relations Manager at Econo Lodge Moonlight Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for staying in our hotel, Econo Lodge Moonlight Beach! I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are happy to know that we have exceeded your expectations with our clean and comfortable accommodations, breakfast and accessible location. Thank you for your business and we are definitely looking forward for your next visit with us! More 

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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok,a little backstory. My lady and I are from Washington and needed a quick vacation. I have been to Encinitas before and the airfare was low so we came. Right from the start the employees/owners were very welcoming. We checked in, in a matter of minutes. The lobby is very clean. We got to the room on the 2nd floor... More 

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Thank Chadwick S
LeelaEconoEncinitas, Guest Relations Manager at Econo Lodge Moonlight Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing us for your quick vacation! We are happy to know that you enjoyed our staff's excellent customer service, clean facility, affordable rates and accessible to the beach. Thank you for staying with us and we are definitely looking forward to have you back in our facility! More 

Chandlers Ford, England, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Firstly, I am reviewing this hotel on a long stay (nearly a month) and may have viewed it more favourably if I had been there for a shorter period. I just had more time to be irritated by some of the features! This hotel is in a good location. Easy to get to everything, plenty of places to eat, stock... More 

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1 Thank quikflik
LeelaEconoEncinitas, Guest Relations Manager at Econo Lodge Moonlight Beach, responded to this review

I am glad that you liked our accessible location and comfortable accommodations. We sincerely apologize about the cleanliness of our bathroom and facilities. Rest assured that we'll have our management look into this and remind our housekeeping staff of their duties. More 

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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The staff is so friendly, the rooms are always clean! As a personal injury attorney and an author I often have to travel "on the fly" and I am always happy to find a room here! Great location, easy to get to the beach, shopping, and near by attractions and business locations. This trip I got to see a whale... More 

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Thank Lawton J
LeelaEconoEncinitas, Guest Relations Manager at Econo Lodge Moonlight Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for making us your favorite place to stay in Encinitas! I am glad that you always enjoy our accessible location, clean accommodations and staff's excellent customer service. Thank you for being our loyal guest and we are definitely looking forward for your next visit with us! More 

Green River, Wyoming
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We stay there every time we go to Cardiff. Beds are really comfortable. Very clean. Staff is great. The price is very reasonable. We don't usually have the breakfasts but they look fine. Highly recommend.

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Thank Mindy L
LeelaEconoEncinitas, Guest Relations Manager at Econo Lodge Moonlight Beach, responded to this review

Thank you always staying with us whenever you go to Cardiff! We are happy to know that we always exceed your expectations with our comfortable accommodations, staff's great customer service and reasonable rates. Thank you for the recommendation and hope to see you again in our facility. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed our stay at the Moonlight Beach Econolodge. Clean room, friendly staff and walking distance to the beach! Many fine restaurants and shops close by. We definitely recommend this motel. Will stay again in the future.

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Thank apacheye
LeelaEconoEncinitas, Guest Relations Manager at Econo Lodge Moonlight Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us an excellent rating! I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are happy to know that we have exceeded your expectations with our clean accommodations, accessible location and staff's excellent customer service. Thank you for the recommendation and we are definitely looking forward to have you back in our facility. More 

Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This was our third stay at this hotel. Clean room, gracious hosts, satisfying free continental breakfast, 30 minutes by car to downtown San Diego, pool, incredibly inexpensive......What's not to like?

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LeelaEconoEncinitas, Guest Relations Manager at Econo Lodge Moonlight Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us a five star rating and for being our loyal guest! I am glad that you always enjoy your stay with us. We are happy to know that we always exceeded your expectations with our clean accommodations, staff's excellent customer service, free continental breakfast and accessible location. Thank you for your loyalty and hope to see... More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Clean, comfortable and .2 mile from the beach access. Make sure to go down on the beach and walk South about a mile where you can come out on Moonlight Beach Access. Then can walk back to N Coast Hwy (a little further South to Cafe 101 for breakfast). The room had a bit of a musty smell, but the... More 

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Thank 82frankie
LeelaEconoEncinitas, Guest Relations Manager at Econo Lodge Moonlight Beach, responded to this review

I am glad to know that you enjoyed our accessible location and staffs' excellent customer service. We sincerely apologize about the musty smell in your room, rest assured that we'll remind the housekeeping department of their duties. Thank you for checking us out and hope to see you again on your next visit in the area. More 

Peoria, Arizona
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

The hotel is in a pretty good location overall. The train passes not far away but it wasn't too bad. The room we had wasn't in good condition One chair has a broken leg that will soon break off. The air conditioner had no ability to control the temp so it just runs all night freezing the guests. It also... More 

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LeelaEconoEncinitas, Guest Relations Manager at Econo Lodge Moonlight Beach, responded to this review

I am terribly sorry to hear of your disappointment with our hotel. Know that your voice is important to us and that we are working hard to address these issues and improve upon the guest experience. I hope that you will consider staying with us again so that we can have another chance to provide you with a superior experience. More 

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