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Moonlight Beach Motel

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Newbury Park, CA
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here with our family of five, kids ages 13, 11 and 9, for five nights in August. We didn't spend much time in our room but the beds were comfortable and the room was clean. So nice to have the kitchenette, mostly just used for storage of drinks and beach picnic items since we don't like to cook... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

We came here for a quick weekend get away, knowing we wanted to spend most of our time at the beach, which is two blocks away. It was wonderful to wake up, put flip flops ad walk to the sand. The staff is helpful, rooms are no frills but comfortable, internet was spotty, but we didn't come to work. If... More 

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Marina del Rey, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

First time here, place is vintage motor Motel! Had a little kitchen, a nice porch with table and chairs. Bed was very comfy! TV was at the foot of the bed, every thing was clean and comfortable. 1.5 blocks to Moonlight beach downhill, uphill coming back.. Great neighborhood. Restaurants close, nice downtown. Will be back.. Manager has coffee ready at... More 

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Thank Pat H
MoonlightBeachMotel, Owner at Moonlight Beach Motel, responded to this review

Pat H, Level 4 traveler, thank you for finding us (it's not easy) and taking the time to review and tell other guests about the MBM, Moonlight Beach and Encinitas ... " vintage motor Motel!" is a new one to me, but I like it and take it as a complaimet since the owners who built it and still own... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

We have stayed at this motel for many years. We always stay here when coming to Encinitas. The staff is very informative, helpful and courteous. The motel is close to many fine places to eat, shop, and sight see, and within walking distance down the hill to beach. There is a play area for kids, snack Shack and bathroom facilities... More 

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MoonlightBeachMotel, Manager at Moonlight Beach Motel, responded to this review

Fass100, Thank you for taking the time to tell TA about the MBM and Encinitas ... I would like to expand on your description of the "to be able to climb stairs" Only the third floor has no elevator, and you have to go up apx. 20 steps ... We always look forward to your return. Cheers ... geo &... More 

Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

This property is a short walk to the beach and a few restaurants. The rooms appear to have been recently remodeled and are very nice. The property is clean and far enough away from the train tracks and highway to minimize the noise. Rates seemed really reasonable.

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MoonlightBeachMotel, Manager at Moonlight Beach Motel, responded to this review

DGC47 Short but sweet, kind and informative review ! The rooms have not been remodeled, but we have tried to keep the magic lamp polished. The Motel was built in 1976, So this is it's 40th anniversary. Still owned and operated by the family that built it ... cheers geo&deb ... More 

Buckeye, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Our first time staying here we found to be very nice. Great views from the 3rd floor rooms. A block from Moonlight Beach. The room was clean but aged. No memory foam or flat screen TV's. The views are fantastic and it is located right in the middle of old Encinitas. Best bang for your buck in this area. Room... More 

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1 Thank Robert D
MoonlightBeachMotel, Manager at Moonlight Beach Motel, responded to this review

Robert D Thank you ... I'm so glad your first visit, and hopefully many more to come, will continue to get such positive reviews from you and our other guests ... With reviews like yours, people know what to expect, and that is the most important thing "Trip Advisor can do for the traveling world ... cheers geo & deb... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

The Moonlight Beach Motel is so very wonderful! Fantastic spacious rooms with kitchens and balconies with scenic ocean views. The entire staff is super helpful and friendly. All the amenities like restaurants and shops are steps away, and the big blue Pacific is at your fingertips! 5 stars🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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MoonlightBeachMotel, Manager at Moonlight Beach Motel, responded to this review

silent s Thanks for taking the time to review your visit to the MBM ... "so very wonderful " yes it truly is ... it can be a bit dusty & rusty, but that's the price you pay to be west of the "Coast Hwy 101" and so close to the Pacific Ocean ... cheers geo & deb More 

pacific palisades
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

My family and I have visited the Moonlight Beach Motel a number of times over the past 6 years. We love it! The location can't be beat - 2 blocks to a good surfing/boogey boarding beach, easy walking distance to town restaurants and shops. The managers, George and Deborah, are very helpful and attentive to the maintenance of the property.... More 

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MoonlightBeachMotel, Manager at Moonlight Beach Motel, responded to this review

askask_11 "Rooms are basic but clean and comfortable and have kitchenettes" What more can you say ? "Nothing" Encinitas and the MBM are both very special places ... Thank You ... cheers geo & deb ... More 

San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

I stay here about 6 times a year for business/pleasure. George and Deb always go out of their way to make sure all guests have a wonderful stay.' The owners of the motel are very lucky to have such a great couple taking care of everything.

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MoonlightBeachMotel, Manager at Moonlight Beach Motel, responded to this review

bingpresnell Thanks for the nice words ... We are also very lucky to be living the "Beach Dream" of Encinitas, and Moonlight Beach ... Although the water was chilly, you handled it like a pro ... No wet suite ! just to be in the water with your son ! Need I say more ? No ... Thanks Cheers ...... More 

Tucson
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

We have stayed here several times and are always totally delighted. The motel and its guests are lovingly cared for and about by George and Deb. All rooms have a small porch or balcony which is great for getting some extra time out of doors. The patio and grill area that is shared by all the guests is convenient and... More 

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MoonlightBeachMotel, Manager at Moonlight Beach Motel, responded to this review

Carolyn L "life is better with sandy toes" as they say, and your review helps other guests know a bit more about what the MBM and Encinitas are all about ... sorry we missed saying goodbye the other day ... see you soon ... cheers geo & deb ... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Moonlight Beach Motel, located two blocks from Moonlight Beach in scenic Encinitas, California, is one of the few true "beach motels" left in Southern California … Referred to as the "American Rivera”, Encinitas has the charm of the past but all the amenities today’s travelers are looking for. There are so many wonderful restaurants, Whole Foods Market and boutiques within walking distance of the motel that you may want to leave your car behind … Locals refer more family and friends to this motel than any other hotel or motel in Encinitas. Its quaint 1970’s charm brings guests back year after year. Some things were just not meant to be changed … All of the rooms have kitchenettes. Whether a romantic getaway, a quiet retreat, or family vacation, make reservations early, we book rooms three months in advance, so you get a room that is best suited for your needs. We try and honor all requests for certain rooms and floors when making reservations, but we cannot guarantee ANY room or number. We will do the best to accommodate your requests … This is a “NO PETS” and "NON SMOKING PROPERTY" In all of the Rooms - Front & Back balconies, walk ways and the patio barbeque area … The office and patio barbeque area closes at 9:00 pm … Quiet hours are from 9:00 pm to 9:00 am in consideration of all the guests … We have the “Good Neighbor Hotel Policy” and do not allow gatherings or parties in the Motel after 9:00 pm. If we receive noise complaints you could be asked to leave and responsible for the room charges of neighboring guest. We look forward to you experiencing The Moonlight Beach Motel, in Encinitas California. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Moonlight Beach Motel

Address: 233 2nd St, Encinitas, CA 92024-3272
Location: United States > California > Encinitas
Price Range: $80 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
Also Known As:
Moonlight Beach Hotel Encinitas
Moonlight Beach Encinitas
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