Wanted to get out of the desert for one of the last of the cheaper weekends before the real summer crowds started heading out. We read some of the reviews for this place and laughed at them ... That was, until we settled in and sat outside on our balcony:
We checked in around 10pm, unloaded our stuff, checked out the room and was stoked at the fairly spacious blacony that opened up to the view of the beach. After that we went out to get some beer to bring back and enjoy on our Paid for room- with balcony... Well, not 20 minutes later the lady starts poking her head out from the office, in her robe, and then calls up to the room- telling us that we should go to bed! Who tells their customers that?! Honestly... Mind you it was also just before 11pm now. Totally killed our first night. We only ended up coming back to the room that weekend when we actually intended on sleeping.
And then, just before checkout, we were packing our stuff and heading out to load the car... when we get a call to the room with 10 minutes still left before our time was up- as if they were checking to see if we were even up... Are we supposed to be in bed or aren't we?? I have Never gotten a call like that from Any motel/hotel, big or small, making sure were were going to be out of there by the designated checkout time. We didn't even answer the call. And, got out of there right at 11am, on time.
If you like a nosey inkeep, this is your place. Great location and price, okay set up, but waaaaaaay too pushy.
- 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 Rivera”, Encinitas has the charm of the past but all the amenities today’s travelers are looking for. There are so many wonderful restaurants, Whole Foods Market and boutiques within walking distance of the motel that you may want to leave your car behind … Locals refer more family and friends to this motel than any other hotel or motel in Encinitas. Its quaint 1970’s charm brings guests back year after year. Some things were just not meant to be changed … All of the rooms have kitchenettes. Whether a romantic getaway, a quiet retreat, or family vacation, make reservations early, we book rooms three months in advance, so you get a room that is best suited for your needs. We try and honor all requests for certain rooms and floors when making reservations, but we cannot guarantee ANY room or number. We will do the best to accommodate your requests … This is a “NO PETS” and "NON SMOKING PROPERTY" In all of the Rooms - Front & Back balconies, walk ways and the patio barbeque area … The office and patio barbeque area closes at 9:00 pm … Quiet hours are from 9:00 pm to 9:00 am in consideration of all the guests … We have the “Good Neighbor Hotel Policy” and do not allow gatherings or parties in the Motel after 9:00 pm. If we receive noise complaints you could be asked to leave and responsible for the room charges of neighboring guest. We look forward to you experiencing The Moonlight Beach Motel, in Encinitas California. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Moonlight Beach Hotel Encinitas
- Moonlight Beach Encinitas