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85 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas, CA 92024   |  
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Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Encinitas
Long Island, United States
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Great hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Excellent hotel. Clean, refurbished rooms, very comfortable beds. Front desk staff friendly and very helpful. Good choices at breakfast and excellent coffee. I have no bad things to say, the hotel is convenient to many locations, right off the 5 and right up the road from the beach.

  • Stayed February 2014, 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, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach, responded to this review, February 25, 2014
Dear Lnyda H

Thank you for being a repeat guest and writing another fab review. We appreciate your continued business and value you as our guest. We are glad you enjoy the coffee, hotel and location. We are in the process of updating our entire third floor showers, with travertine tile, glass enclosed shower doors and rain shower heads. We are also have other plans on the property for improvements. We look forward to serving you again.
Warmly,
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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Manhattan Beach, CA
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

This is nice, clean mid-priced lodging. It is being renovated and I think the room we stayed in had already been done. The room was large enough not to have to turn sideways to get around beds and had nice storage for clothing and other belongings. Our room had two queen beds, a large chest of drawers/TV cupboard (though no TV in it), a desk with desk chair, a nice sleeper love seat, a wall hung flat screen TV of good size, floor lamp, a small refrigerator (too low to be used by some) and a nice small safe.

We left a day early because the room was not comfortable for us. It had an odd layout and was missing things like an end table for your coffee next to the sofa. You also couldn't see the TV from the sofa as it was on the same wall as the television. Not being able to find a place to sit and read inside the room, I walked out onto the large deck. It was a lovely February day and I thought I might be able to read there. On the deck there was a chair, chaise and small table. All were covered with either what ever happens to metal and plastic at the beach or dirt. Whatever, I didn't want to sit there. That said, my almost adult sons didn't seem to care, they could get down to find drinks in the refrigerator and didn't seem to mind sitting on the bed to watch TV, play with their iPads or hang out.

As for the comfort of the furniture, the love seat was supportive and comfortable. The beds though a very soft foam seemed fine. At least my back didn't hurt in the morning! The old furnishings still in the room had problems, the desk was a bit high for the wonky desk chair and the elevated plugs on the desk did not work. One other glitch was the internet. It wouldn't stay on and I had to keep reconnecting my laptop and iPad. Still it's free and that is a plus.

This hotel also has a lovely pool area. I heard families with children happily playing in the pool. I swim in the ocean every morning all year long and am not put off by cold water, but my children were. And, to tell you the truth, the pool isn't shaped for lap swimming and I gave up as well. The jacuzzi is very small but comfortable. I noticed a fitness center on the hotel map though I never went to see it.

The breakfast served is adequate though not good. I always like the do-it-yourself waffles and they did have those. But, the scrambled egg tacos filled with awful cheese were terrible though it was fairly easy to scrape the cheese off. The bacon was that kind you can read your newspaper through and barely cooked. The rest of the fare was fairly standard, bread for toasting, bagels, child friendly cereals, yogurt and apples. The hot water was lukewarm and I didn't taste the coffee. All of that said, we were very busy and we found something to take the edge off as lunch was hours away. It was adequate.

All in all, I might stay here again if I had to stay in this area though I'd probably go for more than one room and hope another layout would suit our needs a bit better. The Best Western Encinitas is clean and nice, a solid three checker.

Room Tip: Second or third floor rooms on the west end of the property have some distant ocean views.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Cbelt, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
Dear KateS7
Thank you for your candid review. We do appreciate you taking the time to write it. We are glad the location of the hotel served your needs. We are implementing upgrades and remodeling some of our hotel rooms currently. We have added travertine tile and glass shower doors to our third floor king rooms. We are looking forward to all the improvements we will offer and invite you to return.

Warmly,
Christina Beltran 760-942-7455
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Cedar Park TX
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

My wife and I stayed here Feb 15-16. The hotel itself is an older property, somewhat outdated, but clean and comfortable so that's the main thing. Its about 2 blocks from a nice beach and a ten minute walk from downtown Encinitas with all of its dining and drinking options. We arrived around noon Saturday and since it was too early to check in the desk staff said it was ok if we parked in the garage and walked down to the beach for a while. We came back around 3:00 and checked in. After we got settled in the room we had intended to wash up at the sink a little then head back out to eat. There were only 2 towels in the room and no wash cloths or hand towels. I had noticed some of the cleaning staff with their carts when we were heading to our room, so I went back out and asked them for some wash cloths and hand towels and the girl said she didn't have any. So I went back to the room and called the front desk and asked if someone could bring us some and he said "absolutely, I'll send someone right over with some". We waited an hour and no one came so we used the 2 towels we had to clean up with then went out to eat. When we got back a couple hours or so later still no one had been. Not sure why there seemed to be a shortage of wash cloths, but if there aren't enough to go around maybe someone should buy more or make sure the ones you do have are cleaned in time for your incoming guests? Other than that, no problems with the stay. Due to its very convenient location we would consider staying here again after we checked out what other options we have nearby.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Cbelt, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
Dear rwkCedarParkTx,

Thank you for your review. We appreciate you taking the time to write about your experience here at Best Western Encinitas. We are glad the location served you well. It is great to be able to walk to Moonlight Beach or walk to the historic downtown Encinitas.. We are in the process of renovated our entire third floor king beds, with travertine tile, glass enclosed shower doors and rain showerheads. It has transformed the bathroom to sheer luxury. We invite you to return to the hotel to experience our new rooms.

Warmly,

Christina Beltran 760-942-7455
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San Jcinto, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Nice clean hotel, in walking distance to downtown Encinitas and the beach....good nightlife, plenty of places to eat and drink....We would definitely be back to visit again and we will be staying at this Best Western

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 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, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
Dear Robert H
We are pleased you enjoyed Best Western Encinitas and the historic downtown area. We are proud of our hotel rooms. We keep them clean and fresh and they are very spacious. We currently are in the process of remodeling the entire third floor of the hotel. We invite you to come see us again.

Warmly,
Christina Beltran
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CA
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We enjoy staying at this hotel for it's comfortable beds, large private balcony, perfect weather and great views of the ocean if you get the right room. The parking is covered and free. We will continue to return to this location for everything it offers you.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Cbelt, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Dear cmartinez45

Thank you for your great review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to having you stay with us again. We are in the process of a renovation. We have remodeled our third floor rooms, with travertine tile in the shower, glass enclosed showers and rain shower heads. We have many other plans to improve our hotel.

We aim to please..

Warmly,
Christina Beltran 760-942-7455
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Phoenix, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

This hotel was located 2 blocks from the beach. Very convenient! Staff was very nice and gave great advice for dining options. Room was very clean. Bed is way too soft for my comfort, but the kids liked it just fine. Breakfast was typical for hotel food, not that great but of for a morning or two.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Cbelt, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Dear Matthew P

Thank you Matthew for a great review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. The location that we do have is amazing and how can you beat being anywhere else but Encinitas. We look forward to having you stay with us again.

Warmly,

Christina Beltran
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Azusa
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We have stayed here for as long as 3 days and on 3 or more occasions. Very professional staff, warm and friendly. Pool is great as are views, can walk to beach (2 1/2 blocks)), breakfast area expansive, clean and sufficient. All children we saw were controlled and well behaved. Many restaurantrs, lounges and stores within walking distance. We will return.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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, Director of Sales at BEST WESTERN Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach, responded to this review, January 29, 2014
Dear Miles H

Thanks again, for writing a wonderful review. We are so pleased you return and enjoy your stay each and every time..

Until next time,

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
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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