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Moonlight Beach Motel

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Fort Saskatchewan, Canada
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013 via mobile

We had a 2 night stay. Very clean with all the basics in the kitchenette! We were surprised and how quiet it was for a weekend. Great restaurants around so we didn't use the kitchen area only for breakfast and to make some tea. If you like a clean older motel this is it, the management are pleasant and helpful!... More 

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1 Thank David S
MoonlightBeachMotel, Manager at Moonlight Beach Motel, responded to this review

David S, Thank you ... Deb has been really busy making sure the kitchens are stocked with the "basics in the kitchenette!" so that guests can $ave a bit when visiting Encinitas. The "Bird of Paradise" made to travel so you can enjoy it a bit longer is one of debs favorite times of day in the garden ... The... More 

El Cajon, California
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41 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

The rates for winter at this motel are very reasonable, especially when you consider it is less than 2 blocks from the beach. All rooms on the third floor have a very good view of the water. We were in a studio. The room was clean and well maintained. Although the furnishing were sparse and the place needed a coffee... More 

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

PatH2469, Thank you for taking the time to review the MBM and your stay .... I think this was the fastest review we every received after a guest left ! Even after booking a month in advance you did get the smaller studio on the third floor, but with only 24 rooms they do get booked well in advance on... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013 via mobile

Perfect location. Very comfortable. We stayed in room 305 and the view from the balcony is the best. Encinitas has been a favorite of ours since we met 26 years ago. Moonlight Beach Motel is the best place to stay!

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1 Thank Jill K
MoonlightBeachMotel, Manager at Moonlight Beach Motel, responded to this review

Jill K See you for your 26th Anniversary or sooner we hope ! The third floor (any room's) do have great views, but everyone should know no matter what room your able to get, the most important thing is your at the beach and in Encinitas ! Thank you for your review ... cheers, geo & deb More 

North Hollywood
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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Just wanted to say we're back again and like always, love staying here! Thanks George and Deb for always making our stay pleasurable. My daughter says its like her home away from home. She and her friend enjoyed walking to the beach and hanging out, going to surf camp and enjoying the area. We'll be back, but its getting harder,... More 

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1 Thank R M
MoonlightBeachMotel, Manager at Moonlight Beach Motel, responded to this review

R M “We're Back” and we are glad ! It's always special to get reviews from Senior Reviewer's ... Yes, new guests are finding the jewel of Moonlight Beach, but just try to make your plans as far in advance as possible, but even last min, we seem to always squeeze most guests in ... See you soon ... geo... More 

Garden Grove, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We were in the nearby city for a marriage conference. We had stayed at this location years before and enjoyed ourselves. We were not disappointed this time either. Simple accomodations at a simply lovely location. The management were very welcoming, making our stay personal, as if we were at home.

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1 Thank R and L S
MoonlightBeachMotel, Manager at Moonlight Beach Motel, responded to this review

R and L S “Location,location,location” As they always say ! and yes The MBM is in a wonderful residential area just north of down town ... walkable to most everything you will want or need during your stay ... Thank you ... We look forward to your return visit ... cheers, geo & deb More 

Rockville, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

*If you're lucky enough to live 2 blocks from the Pacific Ocean and hear the waves lull you to sleep! This is not a fancy hotel, but incredible for value, location and comfort. My husband and I, as well as my brother from England, have stayed here many times over the years and always look forward to coming back. The... More 

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1 Thank Sarah N
MoonlightBeachMotel, Manager at Moonlight Beach Motel, responded to this review

Sarah N Thank you for yet another great description of Encinitas and the MBM ... We look forward to your return also ! The MBM has always been "a special place" way before we got here, but we do love keeping the magic lamp polished ... Cheers ... geo & deb ... More 

Henderson, Nevada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

My family and I have stayed here several times and have always enjoyed a fabulous vacation. You are within walking distance to EVERYTHING! Without a doubt the people that run this motel are its most valuable assets. The last time we visited we ran into car trouble and they were so helpful, concerned, and accommodating. They helped in every way... More 

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1 Thank Kristie G
MoonlightBeachMotel, Manager at Moonlight Beach Motel, responded to this review

Kristie G, Thank you for your kind words of deb & I ... we love and enjoy what we do, and it's guests like you and your family that make it even better ... There is nothing worse than having car problems 320 miles from home after such a wonderful time the day you need to return home for work... More 

Ventura, CA
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70 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Don't expect plush at this motel, but it is clean and comfortable. Close to the beach and easy walking distance to many restaurants and shops as well as the Coaster trains and bus service. It is quiet even though ear the train station. A couple of minor things would have made this a better experience. A coffee maker (!) and... More 

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

MGA57GAL, Plush we are not ... but thank you for your positive description of the motel and area. We do have coffee makers upon request, and I'm sorry you were not told. YES ! "The Lofty Coffee Co." is a real score ! We try and tell guests when making reservations to "bring it on with anything you will need... More 

Tucson,AZ
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60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Just adding to the very positive reviews this property has received over the years. There really isn't much more to add. The location is near perfect......a short steep hill for walkers is all that stands between the motel and perfection. The rooms are large, airy and clean with a well supplied kitchenette. The upper story balconies have a good ocean... More 

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

maranasam, Thank you for taking the time to review the MBM ! As a "Top Contributor" we are honored knowing you have seen it all ... Like you "There really isn't much more to add" except I know and feel your pain about the WiFi service ... It has been one of our most frustrating issues at the motel ...... More 

Atlanta
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64 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Friendly owners, large rooms with small kitchenette including cooker and fridge. Pleasant private balcony with sun umbrellas. Couple of minutes walk to the beach and not much further into town. Really hard to fault unless you want glamour in which case stay away !

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

UKSarahAtlanta, Thank you for your review ... You hit the nail on the head as to "Basic" and "Clean" and we want guests to know that ... It's a beach motel and that's what people like and expect ... cheers ... geo & deb More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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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