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Inn at Moonlight Beach

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105 N. Vulcan Ave, Encinitas, CA 92024
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Inn at Moonlight Beach
Ranked #2 of 6 Encinitas B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Ontario, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
12 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 The room and furnishings are outdated.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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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Welcoming and every detail was perfect! Candles in the entryway, comfortable beds, lovely ambience, immaculately clean, and delicious homemade breakfast by Helen! Ham croissants with orange marmalade, savory tomato tart, hearty spinach quiche, apple turnovers and pumpkin bread for your sweet tooth, and a beautiful fresh fruit plate. My husband said it was the best breakfast he ever had at... More 

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Gentry, Arkansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Wonderful bed & breakfast close to the beach at Encinitas,California. My sister had given me a bed & breakfast gift certificate. I used the certificate at "The Inn at Moonlight Beach" for my mother & sister's birthday. The "Beach" room was very clean & decorated in a seashell/beach theme. The breakfast meal was excellent with lots of homemade baked goodies... More 

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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 hotel reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

I got hooked by reading the reviews and the website. I was expecting to see Ann the former owner. Nothing was mentioned about the Inn changing hands. It was sold about 6 months ago. This isn't that big of a deal. But a bit deceiving. They just recently updated the website. Everything is the same but the owners are different.... More 

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East Brunswick, NJ
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

My wife and I spent 2 nights last week in the Penthouse Suite. Good location, a short walk to the beach, and a nice town. The train didn't bother us at all, as it has with some other reviewers. The place was very clean, and our room was great. We loved the hot tub on the balcony! My only gripe... More 

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Address: 105 N. Vulcan Ave, Encinitas, CA 92024
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Location: United States > California > Encinitas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Inn At Moonlight Beach Hotel Encinitas

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