First, I apologize for the delay in writing a review. I wanted to be sure I had ample time to write. My mom and I stayed at Moonlight Beach Motel for a total of 4 nights from May 17-21th, 2013. The forth night was based on that I was not feeling so well. George and Debra were beyond the call of duty of able to be accommodating and helpful to us. For that alone, my rating deserves a 5 star. The motel room was clean and comfortable. Some minor details that had quick fix to them. Such as bedroom is off the main drive thru. Just put on the air con to mask the noise. No biggy. The room style is from the 70's very basic but you are only in and out to a five minute walk either one of the exceptional beaches I have been to-Moonlight Beach or to five minute walk to downtown Encinitas. Wholefoods is right there. Nice eateries, etc. I spent most of time at the beach just to be there and be in a serene state of mind. There are port-a-potties right by the volley ball area. Watch people surf n boogie board...and paddle board. I told my mom the other day, of our two week vacation that the part staying at Moonlight Beach Motel and walking to Moonlight Beach was one of the highlights. George and Debra again reached out to us to help us for transportation to the train station in Solano Beach. I mean really took care of us. Their genuine offerings of hospitality and sincerity truly made my mother and I feel at home. The first zen moment for me was when I first walked into our room there was a beautiful rock to hold open the door. I found peace in that for some reason. My mother is 75 years young/old depending on what date it is. She adapted fine and was a trooper in the end. This time with her I will cherish mostly. The moments we had, the people we met and the coincidences/reasons of being were incredible. I am already thinking of when I am able to return. My mom would also. Thank you to Debra and George for your warmth and hospitable efforts. We wish you continue success in your future endeavors at Moonlight Beach Motel. I have pictures to post but right now some technical difficulties. Also, from our balcony room #206 we had a pleasant view of the beach/ocean. To see the sunset just walk to the beach. May I add one more thought. Debra and George are open to your suggestions and complaints...they welcome them to put on their list of "to do's". Namaste, Lily and Agnes.
- 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