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Inn at Moonlight Beach

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105 N. Vulcan Ave, Encinitas, CA 92024
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  • Location
    4.5 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
    5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly and helpful people run the place - but the whole place is a little more dingy inside than what it looks like online. The place does the trick as a bed and place to stay but not somewhere you want to hang around.

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Glendale, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Don't set your expectations too high at The Inn at Moonlight Beach. The Innkeeper greeted us upon arrival and gave us a quick tour of the property... the one and only interaction from the innkeepers. During the week prior to arrival, expect daily emails with restaurant recommendation, rules of the Inn and how much to tip the housekeeper. The guest... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is a unique and beautiful place to spend a relaxing weekend; within walking distance to Moonlight Beach, the train to San Diego and downtown Encinitas. The rooms are perfect and a delicious breakfast is served with class.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

So glad we found the Inn at Moonlight Beach as it was a perfect "home base" for our recent trip to the San Diego area. We really enjoyed the low key check in/check out, very simple. We stayed in the SeaBreeze room and it was comfortable, not fancy or as "quaint" as some BnB's but roomy and clean. One of... More 

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Ontario, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We stayed here over Labor Day Weekend and we were so thrilled to find a place with such a great location when all the other hotels were booked. We were not thrilled about spending $382 for only 2 nights but we were willing to give it a try. It was easy to find & easy to park. We rang the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The place was clean and staff friendly. The room and furnishings are outdated. It was close to many restaurants and the beach. Not sure we would stay here again. The breakfast spread was ok, if it was not included in the price of rate, probably wouldn't have eaten there.

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Newnan, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I arrived late on my arrival due to flight delays. I also had to get up early the first morning. The bed was comfortable and the furnishings nice. I was surprised to find little to no toiletries. This was my first B&B and maybe that is on par with others. No shampoo, one bar of soap, that was it. Luckily... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I was looking for a simple, welcoming place and I came across the Inn at Moonlight Beach which further surpassed my expectations and then some. Let me start off with I was welcomed with a personalized note at the door, and could just walk into my room at the house with no worries. I didn't even have to check in.... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Pros: close proximity to the train, beach, and shops. Helen the cook is lovely. Nima the host was friendly, although we only saw him upon arrival. Cons: The bed. It is insulting that this is what is provided for guests to sleep on. It was super old, super lumpy, and I had a spring sticking me in the side. I... More 

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Nima S, Front Office Manager at Inn at Moonlight Beach, responded to this review

We are very sorry you did not enjoy the bed. I took a look and the feathers in the mattress topper had a few lumps together. The topper has been replaced, which we could have done for you. We also keep several blankets and extra heaters for anyone who asks just for the few December nights that it gets chilly.... More 

New York City
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

We had the chance to stay in two rooms, both of which felt special. Both were surprisingly quiet given proximity of I-5, even with the windows open. Beautiful sunset with view over the Pacific, fantastic breakfast. Delightful greeting and service. Reasonably priced, at least during the slowish season. Highly recommend.

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