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Econo Lodge Encinitas Moonlight Beach
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Encinitas
Certificate of Excellence
Yorba Linda, California
1 review
“Enjoyable Experience”
Reviewed March 25, 2014

We stopped in at Econolodge for one night ,ended up staying 4 nights we loved it so much.
Close to everything and walking distance to Moonlight Beach.There antique stores and art places
on north coast highway,also restaurants are few blocks away,it is safe area to walk at night

Room Tip: King beds face the quite side of hotel,which is west side
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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LeelaEconoEncinitas, Guest Relations Manager at Econo Lodge Encinitas Moonlight Beach, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
Your wonderful review brought so much joy to us. We live for this kind of feedback. There is no better reward than to be greatly appreciated by a guest. Thank you so much for your kind praises which affirmed we are doing things right. It would please us tremendously to welcome you back to the hotel. We hope you will stay with us again very soon!
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Reviewed March 25, 2014

The great things about this property are the front desk staff, location and it's clean and inexpensive.
We've been Choice Hotel members for quite awhile. The breakfast choices here need a slight improvement. Add yogurt and more fruit and/or cereal and bagels with cream cheese. With young kids especially, we need to have protein to start the day and these options are relatively cheap to add.
We stayed four nights. Even though we tipped the cleaning staff, they never caught on to the fact that there were four people in the room. We NEVER had 4 towels and always had to ask for extra.
Lastly, on a trip like this one that includes so many outdoor activities, there must be a washer and dryer available for guests. The front desk staff say that they are working on it.
FYI- we were in a front room and the trains and traffic never bothered us, even though we come from a very rural home.
We will certainly stay here again in the hopes that some of our comments will be addressed.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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LeelaEconoEncinitas, Guest Relations Manager at Econo Lodge Encinitas Moonlight Beach, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
We sincerely appreciate your time and effort to write us a very insightful review. We are always searching for ways to improve our accommodation and services to remain high in our guests’ list.

Thank you very much for acknowledging how affordable our rates are for our clean and comfortable rooms, how hospital our staff is, and how ideal our hotel location is. As for your comments regarding our breakfast selection, towels, and the availability of a washer and dryer, have no doubt we will address those. We value your voice, and are thankful to you for giving us the insight into how we can better serve our guests in the future.

It would bring us so much pleasure to welcome you back again. We hope you will visit us in the very near future!
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Reviewed February 26, 2014

We stayed 6 nights at the Econolodge, first impressions were of a very average nature, but to be fair we were tired after a long journey and arrived in the dark. This impression was added to the next morning when we tried the breakfast - pretty poor to be frank (we like to eat healthy, so only the bananas really suitable). After a decent coffee, and more nourishing breakfast at The Pannekin, we debated moving to other accommodation. Deciding to give it another night, we went for a long walk on the beach (access via "The Stone Steps") followed by a great bike ride down to Torrey Pines in the lovely Californian sun.
We decided that the location was great, easy and quick access to the beach & bike routes, but the clincher was the friendliness of the girls behind the desk............so we decided to stay.
In sum, reasonably priced, adequate accommodation (you get what you pay for!) but with friendly & helpful reception staff.

Room Tip: Rooms to the rear (away from the 101 Hwy) are probably best for peace & quiet.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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LeelaEconoEncinitas, Guest Relations Manager at Econo Lodge Encinitas Moonlight Beach, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a rating and feedback regarding your stay. This is very helpful for us to be able to make improvements to our service.

We apologize that we were unable to meet your expectations regarding the choices for breakfast. Please be rest assured that this will be evaluated and we will consider other and more varied choices. We are glad that you appreciate the location of our hotel. Our staff members will be so happy to hear that you recognize their friendliness and efforts to assist and that it helped to convince you to stay with us.

We will look forward to having you visit us again in the near future.
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Massachusetts
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Reviewed February 4, 2014

This was our second stay in Encinitas (we love this place), but our first stay at this hotel. We didn't like the Best Western in town much last year, so sought an alternative -- and found this Econo Lodge. Very fair price. Comfortable, clean and bright room. Excellent wireless service. We had a loud-talking next-door neighbor who kept me up a while, but that's the breaks in hotels. The breakfast was minimal, but there were bananas, coffee, tea, and either cereal bars or danish (danish on weekends). Staff was nice and helpful. It's a short walk to the beach, which is really nice, and a mile from downtown (also walkable). We recommend it.

Room Tip: As others have said, a room in the back away from the main road would be quieter. We were in the ba...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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LeelaEconoEncinitas, Guest Relations Manager at Econo Lodge Encinitas Moonlight Beach, responded to this review, February 13, 2014
We are glad that you recommend our hotel. We appreciate the good feedback and your acknowledgement with regards to our comfortable, clean, and bright room, wireless service, and our customer service. As it is our passion to satisfy every customer that we have at an affordable rate, rest assured that we will keep our service excellent at all times. We are grateful to have you as our guest.
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Reviewed January 22, 2014

I stayed for 3 nights, to enjoy the local culture and sights. It is a good value and well situated. It provides a basic, clean and friendly environment. There is a unheated pool, not very inviting in the cooler months and is located in the parking lot by the sidewalk. The rooms are comfortable and provide all the necessities. I was offered a room at the rear side of the building for a quieter stay; very considerate of the staff.

Room Tip: Request a room in the rear of the hotel away from the street and train for a quieter stay.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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LeelaEconoEncinitas, Guest Relations Manager at Econo Lodge Encinitas Moonlight Beach, responded to this review, February 4, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at our Hotel. We are pleased to hear that you not only found our location convenient but also the room and amenities clean and enjoyable. Thank you for your business and we hope to see you again soon.
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

We spent 6 nights at the EconoLodge in Encinitas in late December/January 2014 and were extremely pleased. It seems to be newly renovated, is exceptionally clean, well run, and very quiet. The two women who were often at the front desk were always professional, helpful, and very sweet.
The location is perfect - walking distance to the beaches, towns (Leucadia & Encinitas), and restaurants.
For the past 30 years, we've been travelling a lot globally and domestically, and this hotel is at the top of our list for a basic (not fancy, which we don't need) reasonably priced and comfortable hotel.
They offer continental breakfast and the coffee is actually excellent! Dependable WiFi and refrigerator, microwave, flat screen TV - all included.
Without a doubt, we'll stay here again - until we relocate to Encinitas. You'll like this hotel!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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LeelaEconoEncinitas, Guest Relations Manager at Econo Lodge Encinitas Moonlight Beach, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
We would like to thank you for giving us the opportunity of hosting you during your visit to Encinitas. We are pleased to know that you were satisfied with your experience of our services and facilities. It is our constant endeavor to provide you with high standards of personalized service and efficiency. Feedback from valuable patrons like you helps us improve ourselves and exceed expectations. Thank you so much for inspiring us to further excel, we look forward to a return visit from you again very soon.
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Reviewed December 18, 2013

I thought the reviews too positive to be legit for a budget hotel, but circumstances led me to need a convenient, reasonably priced hotel in Encinitas in a hurry and the needle fell on Econo Lodge. I was very pleasantly surprised. The excellent reviews are entirely well deserved. The welcome was efficient and friendly, the facility is clean and in excellent condition. The mattress was comfortably firm. In fact I assumed the hotel was fairly new and was surprised to find it is 20 years old and simply well-maintained. The secret to its success, as far as I could tell, is that it is family run by a highly committed and well organized family. I would recommend the EL for anyone on a budget looking for a hotel in the area. Only missed five stars because it doesn't have all the luxury features/views of expensive hotels.

Room Tip: My room facing away from the highway was quiet and had a pleasant view of surrounding streets.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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LeelaEconoEncinitas, Guest Relations Manager at Econo Lodge Encinitas Moonlight Beach, responded to this review, December 28, 2013
We certainly strive for excellence, and it brings us great joy to know that all our hard work is well appreciated. We sincerely thank you for choosing to stay with us, and sharing to us your wonderful feedback. The notice you gave with regards to the value for your money, the efficient staff services, the excellent accommodation as well as the overall comfort you felt while staying with us is indeed heart-warming. Thank you for inspiring us to go above and beyond what is needed to continually offer great comfort and convenience to our valued guests. We certainly hope to be of service to you again very soon.
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Property: Econo Lodge Encinitas Moonlight Beach
Address: 410 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-2529
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Location: United States > California > Encinitas
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Encinitas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Encinitas Moonlight Beach 2*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Platinum Award-Winning Econo Lodge, an Encinitas hotel just 2 blocks to Encinitas Beach and the ocean. The Econo Lodge hotel is perfectly located within walking distance to Moonlight State Beach. This breath-taking wide, sandy beach offers swimming, surfing, fishing and picnicking along with fire pits for roasting marshmallows and hot dogs. This charming Encinitas, CA hotel is conveniently located near popular area attractions including all San Diego beaches, San Diego Zoo, San Diego Wild Animal Park, Balboa Park, Sea World, Del Mar Race Track, Del Mar Fairgrounds, Legoland, The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch, Carlsbad Premium Outlets, Quail Botanical Gardens, and La Jolla along with Marine Corps Base Camp Pendelton, Oceanside Harbor, and Cabrillo National Monument. Additionally, San Diego International Airport is 27 minutes from the hotel and McClellan-Palomar Airport is only 8 minutes away. Experience historic downtown Encinitas, established in 1881, featuring antique shops, art galleries, quaint pubs, surf shops, charming coffee shops and amazing restaurants along with historic landmarks such as La Paloma Theatre. Come experience this Platinum Award-Winning hotel’s newly renovated spacious rooms equipped with granite vanities, microwave, refrigerator, 37" Plasma TV and much more in every room. This is a 100% non-smoking facility and rooms are also available for the physically challenged. Senior, AAA/CAA, Corporate and Weekly rates are offered. ... more   less 
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