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105 N Vulcan Ave, Encinitas, CA 92024-2645
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#1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Encinitas
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WELL Certified Platinum - First hotel in the World to receive this prestigious distinction. Best of North County San Diego 2019 by San Diego Magazine. Overlooking downtown Encinitas and its namesake beach, the Inn at Moonlight Beach offers tranquil luxury in each of its five suites. The property features all-natural materials, filtered water throughout, and a biodynamic farm from which guests are invited to pick fruits, vegetables, and medicinal herbs. At this Modern Boutique Inn, you experience the joy of connection with people, nature and alignment with yourself. From the striking, quiet elegance of the main breezeway, to the pots of warm herbal tea that greet guests as they arrive in their room, to the tranquil decks overlooking gorgeous landscaping and views of the ocean, every detail is mindfully thought through to bring you fully into the present moment. At the Inn at Moonlight Beach, we strive to uplift and nurture all who visit, “quiet your mind and connect with your soul."
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycle rental
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Sun terrace
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Air conditioning
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Bree A wrote a review Aug 1
Denver, Colorado2 contributions
Everything at the Inn is done so thoughtfully and beautifully. It feels like you just stepped into another world (the Shire comes to mind) when you arrive, and all your senses are soothed and renewed.
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Date of stay: July 2020
GourmandNomad wrote a review Nov 2019
Washington DC, District of Columbia52 contributions22 helpful votes
Property's Favorite Review
If you are in need of a peaceful oasis to restore your soul & body, you need to treat yourself to a stay at the Inn at Moonlight Beach. The inn owner's (& designer) extraordinary attention to the teenist of details shows in the spacious and peaceful rooms, eco-friendly elegant furnishing, private terrace, library of wellness books, 10 biodynamic gardens, in room aromatherapy, and dried flower and herb bath & healthy snack (sourced from the onsite garden!). The staff are pleasant, helpful & caring while staying out of sight- so that you don't feel like you're staying in a hotel, but having a retreat with yourself. It's obvious this is a labor of love for the owner and staff. I feel so cared for! The inn is about a 10-15 minute to the beach and restaurants, but inn is so pleasant, you may not want to leave your room, terrace or the beautiful gardens!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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madbobsen wrote a review Jul 2020
San Diego, Texas1 contribution
Super cool place run by very nice people, would come back again! Very close to downtown Encinitas and the restaurants are within walking distance. They are dealing with the COVID event in a very responsible way.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Emily T wrote a review Jul 2020
Nashville, Tennessee1 contribution
My husband and I chose the Inn at Moonlight Beach for our anniversary trip this year, and it was FABULOUS! The inn was exceptionally clean, and our room was perfect. We splurged for the ocean suite and were not disappointed - the private balcony was perfect for breakfast in the morning, and to get some sun in the afternoon. The bed was very comfortable and the towels were plush. While the staff were almost never seen due to COVID-19, they were always accessible via text message and quick to respond to our needs. The inn is accessible to everything you will want during a trip to Encinitas. Walk to the beach and the 101, take the freeway to other areas like Del Mar and Carlsbad... you can't go wrong. The team has truly created a perfect getaway and we hope to return in the future. Thank you for everything!
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Date of stay: July 2020
Julia C wrote a review Jul 2020
New York City, New York7 contributions1 helpful vote
We (2 adults, 2 kids) stayed at the Inn's Full Moon 1-BR suite. It was perfect as it has 2 pull-out sofa beds for the kids to sleep on and the adults can chill in the BR. The property is not huge, but it is amazing what the innkeepers were able to do with the space, the landscaping and the cute little places where you can sit, whether it be by the fire pit, water pond or up in the canopy , makes you feel like you're in a little paradise away from it all. Also, it's a great opportunity for the kids to learn about biodynamic farming as the inn is surrounded by plants. The welcoming tea & organic snacks plus tea soak were nice personal touches, and the sheets (very high thread count), ohhhh so comfortable. Very close to Moonlight Beach and downtown Encinitas--7-10 min walk. Just wished that the parking is a bit easier as due to property being small, parking space quite tight. There's a daily Destination Fee which covers breakfast. The breakfast is very healthy, but not sure if it's bc of COVID, they're cold (yogurt, fruit, bars, etc..), not hot. However, all in all, a wonderful experience, will return!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Inn at Moonlight Beach
Which popular attractions are close to Inn at Moonlight Beach?
Nearby attractions include Moonlight Beach State Park (0.3 miles), Lazy Acres Encinitas (0.2 miles), and Cottonwood Creek Park (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Inn at Moonlight Beach?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Inn at Moonlight Beach?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Inn at Moonlight Beach?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Inn at Moonlight Beach?
Conveniently located restaurants include Handel's Homemade Ice Cream, Lofty Coffee, and Leucadia Pizzeria & Italian.
Is Inn at Moonlight Beach located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Encinitas.
Are there any historical sites close to Inn at Moonlight Beach?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park (5.8 miles), Heritage County Park (8.8 miles), and St. Michael's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church (8.4 miles).