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Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites At Moonlight Beach

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The Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach is located conveniently on the top of a hill in Encinitas California, walking distance from Moonlight Beach/Downtown Encinitas, and right off the 5 Freeway. The hotel has a variety room types that include single kings, double queens, and kitchen suites with sofa bed. High speed wireless internet, breakfast, and parking are only a few of the free included amenities included with every stay. A few of the property’s most interesting features include balconies in every room, 26 ocean view rooms, and 10 pet friendly rooms. Recently named among the 20 best surf towns in the world by National Geographic, Encinitas wears its surf history proudly. Located along six miles of Pacific Ocean coastline, the city's eclectic downtown has long drawn surfers and hippies with its unique and dynamic blend of San Diego’s top surf shops, coffeehouses and record stores, not to mention the beaches in Encinitas are coveted by locals as hidden gems.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Business Center with Internet Access
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair access
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Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
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Non-smoking rooms
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This hotel is very dated and musty and moldy smelling. The hotel rooms are very overpriced and need to be renovated. There are balconies on the west side but unfortunately there is only a view of the roof of the closed restaurant. Overall we were very disappointed.
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Response from BWEncinitas, Director of Sales at Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites At Moonlight Beach
Responded 3 days ago
We greatly appreciate you staying with us and taking the time out of your day to review us. You booked what we call a park view room which would offer only a partial view of the ocean if anything-- but remember we are located on the top of a very tall hill so view depends on floor as well. Ocean view and pet friendly rooms are in limited quantities at an additional cost, however if the availability had allowed we would've gladly upgraded you for free. Anyhow the hotel & restaurant is about to undergo a full top to bottom renovation in which everything will be replaced redone such as headboards/furniture, hardwood floors, and everything else that you can think of. We hope you can try us again in the future!
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Hotel's Favorite
Clean large suites with large balconies with water views. Kitchenette adequately stocked with supplies and appliances very clean. Well maintained lovely pool and grounds. Breakfast room by pool made for a lovely setting. Walking distance to Main Street and beach!
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Response from Atul K, General Manager at Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites At Moonlight Beach
Responded Dec 7, 2018
Thank you for the motivating words. We are happy to hear you enjoy staying with us. We will keep working hard to always offer the best service to our guests. Thank you again. Hope to see you soon.
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The beds were comfortable, rooms were huge and parking was adequate. We stayed here just for one night and the area is nice. There are a number of restaurants in this area which was a quick 5 min car ride down the hill.
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They say they have a heated pool and a jacuzzi - but the pool is not heated and the jacuzzi out of order! We have told the staff to fix it and they say they are Working on it, but nothing happens! We had expected more!!!!
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Response from Atul K, General Manager at Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites At Moonlight Beach
Responded 4 weeks ago
We thank you for your business and apologize for the temporarily out of order pool area. We would like to note the pool area went out of service on Sunday morning due to the all day rainstorms we have been having for the past few days. In addition it rained the rest of the day as well as most of the morning on Sunday, unfortunately, the pool repair was closed on Sunday. Since then the Jacuzzi has been fixed and the pool area is being worked on as I write this response.
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Rooms are spacious and the employees are very nice. My complaint is that the sheets are thin and could be replaced as they are worn out and flimsy. We have stayed here a few times and this is my major complaint.SORRY! It is centrally located and they serve breakfast too.
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Is this Hawaii or Encinitas? Pool at Best Western. Behind me is the large room where they serve
This is the room I was given that is "OCEAN VIEW". I've seen the ocean before and they look nothing like the roof tops and trees seen from my hotel room.
Old dried orange peel and frayed carpet next to bed - carpet tack exposed which I stepped on twi
View from the other side - damage to both sides - disgusting!
Hi Jessica, Thank you for your question. We are a pet friendly hotel. Have a great day.
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Hello Pinsey60, The majority of our rooms do face north. So for most of the day the balconies are in shadow, but we also have a public sun deck on or second floor that is in unhindered by shadow. Our pool is usually in shade from the early morning hours until around high noon. Jonathan W. Assistant General Manager
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Our hotel does on ongoing renovation. During the off season, several rooms are taken out of service for renovation.
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Yes, we have lift chairs at the pool and Jacuzzi.
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how close is the train station from your hotel
The Coaster station is about a block away. The closest Amtrak is in Solana Beach. Which is about 10 minutes from the hotel.
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"Top floor is KING only. Queens are on the 2nd and 1st floor."
"Ask for a room with a view!"
"Ask for a room with a view"
"King size bed had separate area."
"If looking for a room with a ocean view, make sure you ask "Will we be able to see the ocean from inside the room?""
$129 - $249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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