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105 N Vulcan Ave, Encinitas, CA 92024-2645
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 08/17/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 08/17/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Encinitas
Travelers' Choice
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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Water sport equipment rentals
Couples massage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Complimentary tea
Evening entertainment
Foot bath
Full body massage
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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SepBee wrote a review Sep 2021
Simi Valley, California39 contributions57 helpful votes
What a wonderful, peaceful zen like experience at this beautiful Inn. Ann and her staff are so attentive and accommodating. My family and I stayed in the Rosemary suite which is perfect for three or four guests. Upon arrival we had fresh organic tea, a beautiful cheese board and bubbly waiting for us in the room. The room was immaculately clean with soothing fragrance coming from the in room aromatherapy diffuser. Everything was honestly perfect, from the lush grounds, to the healthy breakfast delivered to our room each morning, and to the gracious staff. We will be back soon to enjoy the quiet peace and nature surroundings the Inn has to offer.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Parking is limited.
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Heidi Grace D wrote a review Sep 2021
Traverse City3 contributions1 helpful vote
What a magical place! From the moment we arrived on property, the energy felt different, quiet, zen. Our room was gorgeous and there was a beautiful basket of flowers and soaking salts for the bath in a gloriously spacious bathtub! We were greeted with tea and chocolates in the room and afterwards had an herbal foot soak in the tea garden. The biodynamic garden tour was informative and we even got to nibble on some flowers and veggies grown on property. This is not only an amazing place for R&R, it is incredibly educational as well. I organize retreats for a living and I would highly recommend the Inn for your own personal retreat. Can't wait to come back!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Molly wrote a review Sep 2021
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This is such a lovely location , and comes with a wonderful staff! They provide several options to make your experience even better also. It is walking distance from the beach , great restaurants and shops . Highly recommend if your looking for a place to refresh, if you love nature , and are looking for a unique place to stay! 5 stars!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
maggie c wrote a review Sep 2021
Los Angeles, California4 contributions
My family travel quite a bit throughout the year, with kids aging from preschooler to high schooler, I am picky when it comes to choosing a place to stay for the whole family. Moonlight Inn is a place with its uniqueness in style, thoughtfulness from the owner, a clean carpet free studio that accommodates our family needs. The room smelled nice with oil diffuser, nice full kitchen in one of our rooms, the owner provided good quality shampoo and hand soap and we didn’t even use the ones we brought. I do appreciate the complimentary breakfast brought to us in a picnic basket outside the door every morning at 8, very healthy selections. The location is great, walking distance to the nice beach and downtown area with lots of dining selections. There are a few things to mention about, the parking is very limited and we had to park in the slope spot. It is next to the train station, it gets super loud when the train pass by cause it alarms when it gets close to station. But the Inn does provide ear plugs. Overall we did enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend to try this place out if you haven’t.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: It needs extra attention when backing out to the street from the parking area, watch traffic...
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Ara C wrote a review Aug 2021
Los Angeles, California, United States8 contributions3 helpful votes
What an amazing gem of a spot in Encinitas! The inn was the best little spot with the best touches— flower bath, a beautiful garden to harvest, and a great picnic breakfast were some of the highlights. I would highly recommend this little spot to anyone looking for a getaway in the cutest little beach town!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
$259 - $430 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Inn at Moonlight Beach?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Inn at Moonlight Beach?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and complimentary tea during their stay.
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 Lofty Coffee, Leucadia Pizzeria & Italian, and Mr. Peabody's Bar & Grill.
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).