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Moonlight Beach Motel
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

Just wanted to say we're back again and like always, love staying here! Thanks George and Deb for always making our stay pleasurable. My daughter says its like her home away from home. She and her friend enjoyed walking to the beach and hanging out, going to surf camp and enjoying the area. We'll be back, but its getting harder, I see more and more people know the secret of how great your place is, I'll have to start booking months and months earlier.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank R M
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MoonlightBeachMotel, Manager at Moonlight Beach Motel, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2013

R M
“We're Back” and we are glad ! It's always special to get reviews from Senior Reviewer's ... Yes, new guests are finding the jewel of Moonlight Beach, but just try to make your plans as far in advance as possible, but even last min, we seem to always squeeze most guests in ...
See you soon ... geo & deb

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Reviewed November 10, 2013

We were in the nearby city for a marriage conference. We had stayed at this location years before and enjoyed ourselves. We were not disappointed this time either. Simple accomodations at a simply lovely location. The management were very welcoming, making our stay personal, as if we were at home.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank R and L S
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MoonlightBeachMotel, Manager at Moonlight Beach Motel, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2013

R and L S
“Location,location,location” As they always say ! and yes The MBM is in a wonderful residential area just north of down town ... walkable to most everything you will want or need during your stay ... Thank you ... We look forward to your return visit ...
cheers, geo & deb

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Reviewed November 10, 2013

*If you're lucky enough to live 2 blocks from the Pacific Ocean and hear the waves lull you to sleep! This is not a fancy hotel, but incredible for value, location and comfort. My husband and I, as well as my brother from England, have stayed here many times over the years and always look forward to coming back. The rooms are large, comfy and clean and the upper floor balconies have great ocean sunset views. As others have mentioned, the location is super convenient -- walking distance to the beach and to the restaurants and bars, yoga studios, Whole Foods and other shops in Encinitas, as well as the Coaster train station. Managers George and Deb couldn't be friendlier or more helpful, and that personal touch really makes this a special place.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank Sarah N
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MoonlightBeachMotel, Manager at Moonlight Beach Motel, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2013

Sarah N
Thank you for yet another great description of Encinitas and the MBM ... We look forward to your return also ! The MBM has always been "a special place" way before we got here, but we do love keeping the magic lamp polished ...
Cheers ... geo & deb ...

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Reviewed November 5, 2013

My family and I have stayed here several times and have always enjoyed a fabulous vacation. You are within walking distance to EVERYTHING! Without a doubt the people that run this motel are its most valuable assets. The last time we visited we ran into car trouble and they were so helpful, concerned, and accommodating. They helped in every way that they could and even let my children and I stay long after check out so that my husband could go into San Diego and secure us transportation to get home. I have no reason to stay anywhere else. They have our business from now on.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Kristie G
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MoonlightBeachMotel, Manager at Moonlight Beach Motel, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2013

Kristie G,

Thank you for your kind words of deb & I ... we love and enjoy what we do, and it's guests like you and your family that make it even better ... There is nothing worse than having car problems 320 miles from home after such a wonderful time the day you need to return home for work and school ! ... As always we look forward to your return ...

cheers, geo & deb

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Reviewed October 28, 2013

Don't expect plush at this motel, but it is clean and comfortable. Close to the beach and easy walking distance to many restaurants and shops as well as the Coaster trains and bus service. It is quiet even though ear the train station. A couple of minor things would have made this a better experience. A coffee maker (!) and paper towels for the kitchenette would be nice. They have coffee in the office but it doesn't open until 9:00 - that too late for us early hires. Thank goodness for Lofty Coffee at the next door live/work condos

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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MoonlightBeachMotel, Manager at Moonlight Beach Motel, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2013

MGA57GAL,

Plush we are not ... but thank you for your positive description of the motel and area. We do have coffee makers upon request, and I'm sorry you were not told. YES ! "The Lofty Coffee Co." is a real score ! We try and tell guests when making reservations to "bring it on with anything you will need in the kitchens" if driving, or where local supermarkets are to stock the kitchens once you get here. We do stock the kitchens with hand towels daily for the kitchen but we don't supply expendables, but if you ever need something extra we will always try and accommodate your requests ...

cheers, geo & deb

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