Location to the beach is wonderful. Funky beach motel but kinda cool. Definately not your typical chain lodging. Service was great, owner a very nice lady. Great ocean view from our room on 2nd floor. Queen bed comfort was only ok. After 3 nights we'd had enough.
Big Problems: There's a HUGE construction project going on right now across the street. Lots of NOISY heavy machinery moving earth & setting pilings. Plus a non-stop high pitch beeping from front loaders and dump trucks 7:30 am till 5:00 pm. It was impossible to nap or even hear the TV.
Then from 4pm -10 pm Amtrak's Surfliner commuter train runs every 40 minutes directly behind the hotel with a whistle warning. Yikes.
Luckily we had ear plugs with us or we never would have survived it. If you're noise sensitive, I urge you to stay elsewhere.
- 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