I found this place "by accident" about 5 years ago when my son and I were out for a "bonding vacation" in California. We were tired and "had" to stay in La Jolla the night before and paid $$$$ for an average Best Western room.
"Way" overpriced so the next day we took of "up the road" and found this quaint older motel a hop and a skip from the beach. We booked the rest of our stay there and have been going back time after time whenever we can get away. The "very nice" lady even loaned my son a boogie board on our first stay there. We have since bought our own. It is an older place, but maintained nicely and anything not in the room has been supplied for us.
We LOVE Angelos Burgers and eat there even though there is a complete kitchen in the room. We do use the refrigerator for beverages and such.
It is our "home" as we explore beaches and towns while we stay in the area and as long as it is there, I will stay.
I love this place.
- 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 Riviera", Encinitas has the charm of the past but all the amenities today’s travelers are looking for. There are many wonderful restaurants and boutiques within walking distance. Its quaint 1970’s charm brings guests back year after year. Whether a romantic getaway, a quiet retreat, or family vacation, you will find a room that fits your needs. We try and honor all requests for special rooms when making reservations, but we can not guarantee ANY room in the event of changes that are beyond our control, but we will do the best to accommodate your requests. This is a entirely smoke-free and pet-free property. We open the office at 9:00 AM and close at 9:00 PM. We enforce quiet hours between 10:00 PM and 8:00 AM which include the Patio – Garden area and the rooms for the consideration of all the guests enjoying their stay. We look forward to seeing you at the Moonlight Beach Motel! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Moonlight Beach Hotel Encinitas
- Moonlight Beach Encinitas