My wife and I stayed the first week of October 2005 and loved it.
Like the others said, this is a great value for this close to the beach. It was fairly quiet and clean, if not a bit dated. The view is great and the location is fine also.
When we first got there, we liked everything we saw, but we were a bit hesitant because there was no air conditioning. We found that even with 90 degree temps during the day, the cool breeze from the ocean made it more comfortable than an 80 degree day in Ohio.
If you want a five star motel with a lot of action, this is not what you want. If you want a good value and a privately owned motel with some personality, this is the one.
If you have any questions, feel free to email me.
- 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