Contrary to another review, the manager, George bent over backwards to make our stay as comfortable & welcoming as possible. He & his wife Debbie were amazing! We (2 60-plus couples) were struggling to find longer-term accomodation in the area, & had decided to spend one night in a Motel. We came upon Moonlight Beach Motel & secured the last room. It was fairly dated (hence the lowish star-rating) but had everything we needed, & was very large & clean. There was a constant supply of free coffee in reception, but George kindly provided us with our own percolater & trimmings. He showed us a range of restaurants when we asked about eating out, & we chose one of his recommendations, "The Tavern", where we had an excellant meal. We had the offer of beach chairs to watch the sunset from the nearby beach. Overall, this is a motel, not a 5 star hotel, & what made it a great experience for us all was George & Debbies attentiveness.
- 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