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“Better Than Exlected” 4 of 5 stars
Review of BEST WESTERN Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach

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85 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas, CA 92024   |  
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Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Encinitas
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“Better Than Exlected”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

I expected this hotel to simply be a place to sleep, but it was better than expected. The location is great. It's an easy walk to the main restaurant area of Encinitas and the beach. The room was a great size with a huge balcony. The main area of the room looked recently renovated, but the bathroom wasn't up to the same standard. I was told that an exercise room is in the works. The included breakfast is basic, but adequate for the rate. Affordable place to do a North San Diego county trip.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cbelt, Manager at BEST WESTERN Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach, responded to this review, April 12, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for your wonderful review. We appreciate you taking the time to give other guests your feedback. We are pleased that hotel was better than you expected. We are in a great location, close to Moonlight Beach and one block away from the historic downtown Encinitas. It is true that our balconies are a great feature to the hotel. They provide such a getaway and are an added bonus to our oversized and spacious rooms.

Thank you for staying with us, we look forward to seeing you again.

Christina Beltran
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Yorba Linda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

this is the finest BW i stay at. The staff is tops. I always look forward going to this location. It would be nice if they cold upgrade the decor. But its nice as it is. Other than that,its as close to Hilton.


  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Cbelt, Manager at BEST WESTERN Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
Dear Lou

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about our hotel. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. It is our goal to have every guest leaved satistifed. We take pride in our work and we are proud of this property and location.

We will have a new fitness center later this spring. We are consisitantly doing new projects to upgrade the hotel to enhance the guest experience.

Thank you

Christina Beltran 760-942-7455
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Enjoyed my stay at this Best Western. It had a nice patio off of the room. The front office staff was very helpful and accomadating (Thanks Isaiah and Merlinda). Bed was comfortable. Close enough to the beach to walk to. Also, close to the bus and train depots, so if one wanted to catch the tram or bus into San Deigo, it was really easy. Rooms could use some updating. However it was very homey. Internet was great! Would love to see a fitness room added to this inn. It is walking distance from many good restaurants and shops. It sits on a bluff facing the ocean. Even though the trains went by at night, it wasn't a problem sleeping. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cbelt, Manager at BEST WESTERN Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for this great review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites. We are proud of the property and the location. We are pleased that the staff took good care of you during your visit. We do hope to see you soon again.

Christina Beltran 760-942-7455
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This hotel has recently been renovated, which it desperately needed. The location close to beaches, shops and restaurants is great. Denny's restaurant shares the same parking lot, as does Tomiko Japanese restaurant. If you want a quieter room, ask for one overlooking the ocean, the rooms overlooking the garden are closer to IH5 and are quite noisy. The small garden is where people take their pets for walks. Very nice breakfast room overlooking the pool.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Cbelt, Manager at BEST WESTERN Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Dear Kay S

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that the recent updates to the property do please you. We do love our pets here at Best Western Encinitas. We are glad that you enjoyed our complimentary deluxe continental breakfast. It does offer a great start to the day.

We do hope you will join us again. We thank you for staying with us.

Christina Beltran 760-942-74155
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Location is fabulous, convenient. We magically got a room with a view. Bummer it ended a bit sour with an unmarked wheelchair ramp in the parking structure creating a broken foot. Seems the communication between the staff is weak, other than that the service was great!

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Cbelt, Manager at BEST WESTERN Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach, responded to this review, March 8, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for writing a review on Tripadvisor. I am glad you enjoyed the hotel and the view. We are pleased that you like the room. I am sorry to hear that someone broke their foot. That is not what we wish for any guest. If you have time can you please call me so I can find out more information on how this occured and where.

Thank you

Christina Beltran 760-942-7455
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Denham Springs, Louisiana, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

We went to California for my wife's father's 90th birthday. He wound up in Scripp's Hospital located just down the road from the hotel. It was very convenient and if we were to return and needed a place to stay, it would be at this hotel. The rooms were excellent and the vista was terrific.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Cbelt, Manager at BEST WESTERN Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach, responded to this review, March 8, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. This hotel is in a great location and the views from the ocean or park are wonderful. We look forward to having you stay with us again.

Christina Beltran 760-942-7455
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Address: 85 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas, CA 92024
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Location: United States > California > Encinitas
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Encinitas
#5 Business Hotel in Encinitas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 94
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Overlooking the picturesque shoreline of Moonlight Beach, Encinitas Inn & Suites, a Best Western International Hotel, is the perfect place for business or pleasure. Just 30 minutes from the San Diego International Airport, the hotel is at the center of all major San Diego attractions. We at Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites in California pride ourselves in providing prompt and friendly service to our customers. Enjoy your visit in Encinitas while staying in our comfortable and spacious rooms of Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites equipped with all the amenities you'll need. Check out the current rates and visit our specials for the latest discounts available to our online visitors. All the rooms at Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites are exceptionally clean and comfortable. Complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, remote controlled cable television including HBO, king and queen size beds, coffee maker, hairdryer, refrigerator, air-conditioning etc., make your visit memorable and relaxing. King and Queen Suites are some of the specialties, which we provide to our customers. Enjoy a day relaxing around our pool. ... more   less 
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