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BEST WESTERN Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach
Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Encinitas
San Dimas, California
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Very nice stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

We didn't have high expectations for our stay in Encinitas, but the Best Western was a very pleasant surprise. My wife and I (grandma and grandpa) and our two grandchildren age 2 and 6 needed a place in Encinitas and settled for the Best Western. It was great. The check-in was very quick and pleasant (nice lobby). Parking was very easy (big area, under cover), room was very large and clean, beds were very comfortable (two queens), patio was large with a nice view (partial ocean and park across the street), breakfast was excellent for me and the grand kids (eggs, pancakes, waffles, cereal, juices, fruit donuts, pastries etc.). I will stay here every time I stay in Encinitas (which will be often).

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Cbelt, Manager at BEST WESTERN Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach, responded to this review, December 28, 2012
Dear Valued Guest ,

Thank you for your excellent review. I am glad we surpassed your expectations and surprised you.
We pride ourselves on our service, cleanliness and comfort. It certainly pleases all the staff that you had a wonderful stay. We look forward to serving you and your family again in the future. Have a wonderful new year!

Christina Beltran
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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La Mirada, California
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54 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2012

I have stayed twice at this Hotel. On one occassion we took the family to Legoland and stayed at one of their suites. The suites were very clean and spacious. The bed was comfortable, however the sofa bed mattress was not. I recommend that you ask for a folding bed instead. Legoland was not too far away (about 15 minutes drive).

On a separate occassion we stayed there on our way back from Baja California. We stayed at a standard room and again the room was very clean and the bed comfortable.

The rooms are very spacious. The breakfast area is awesome and the breakfast is pretty good. The location is great as the hotel is located near a nice seaside town. The service is pretty good. Staff was friendly and helpful.

There a plenty of good restaurants nearby, but I recommend the nearby Mexican restaurant. Ask the staff at the lobby and they will guide you to the restaurant.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Review collected in partnership with Best Western

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Cbelt, Manager at BEST WESTERN Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach, responded to this review, December 21, 2012
Dear Valued Guest

Thank you for your delightful review. We are pleased you had an excellent time here in Encinitas and at Best Western Encinitas. The downtown is charming and we are proud of our "small town" feel. Most of our staff lives in town and they take pride in assisting our guests with recommendations and tips about Encinitas.

We look forward to seeing you here again at the hotel.

Christina Beltran
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NM USA
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121 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2012 via mobile

We stayed at the BW Moonlight Beach twice during a recent trip to Southern California. At the front desk, Misha and other staff members were very courteous and professional. The rooms were clean and the bed was very comfortable. It is an older property but it is well maintained. You can hear the Coaster - we asked for a quiet room and felt the noise was minimal. For the price, it is an excellent place to stay. There is a beautiful park across the street - perfect place to take children. We travel to Encinitas several times a year and we will come back to this hotel.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cbelt, Manager at BEST WESTERN Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for your wonderful review. It certainly pleases us that you had a great stay. We do pride ourselves on our location and our excellent staff. Thank you for mentioning Misha and the rest of the staff. We love to do all that we can to accomidate our guests.

We hope to see you soon again. Do call us directly and we will be happy to serve you again in the future.
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Pasadena, CA
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20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

Encinitas is a seaside community just North of La Jolla. The BW Inn is in easy walking distance of beach and restaurants. The rooms are spacious, all have a balcony, and you can see the ocean. You should stay here. But, Christina, our room #101) was great, but it could use an easy chair (or some such piece of furniture).

People, this hotel is a gem and is well worth the money. Give it a try.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Review collected in partnership with Best Western

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Thank camusfan
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Cbelt, Manager at BEST WESTERN Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
Thank you Valued Guest for your wonderful review. We are pleased you found the location suitable for you needs during your stay in Encinitas. It is refreshing to hear positive reviews and we thank you for that. The third floor king beds do have leather armchairs, I encourage you to try those rooms during your next visit. The suites will be getting armchairs in the near future.

We appreiciate you as a guest and look forward to having you stay with us again.

Christina Beltran
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Tucson, Arizona
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47 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

This is one of the nicest BW in Southern Ca. I have stayed in a few! The room we were in was roomy, with a very nice balcony. The bed was comfy, we had a big TV, and a little view of the ocean. We had only 2 issues: 1) the noise from other guests on their balconies at 2-3 AM, and people not staying at hotel walking to their cars when the lounge closed; and 2) We never could get connected to internet, via direct wired connection or wirelessly. We never did ask for help, it wasn't a big deal as we were there only one night. The park across the street is great, as is the lounge on location. The hotel is a short downhill walk to Moonlight Beach...it's back up hill to get back though! We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank swimdesertrat
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Cbelt, Manager at BEST WESTERN Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay here at Best Western Encinitas. We are glad the location of our hotel served you well and that the room suited your needs.

We have since corrected the internet issues and it should be working flawlessly now. We are sorry it did not work during your visit. Also, we do apologize for the guests disturbing you and that the patrons of the restaurant distubed you as well. It is not the norm for guests to be disturbed and we are sincerly sorry that this occured to you.

We look forward to serving you in the future and thank you for your feedback.

Please call me personally in the future and I will ensure a peaceful stay.

Thank you

Christina Beltran
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Property: BEST WESTERN Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach
Address: 85 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas, CA 92024
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Location: United States > California > Encinitas
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Encinitas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 94
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Overlooking the picturesque shoreline of Moonlight Beach, Encinitas Inn & Suites, a Best Western International Hotel, is the perfect place for business or pleasure. Just 30 minutes from the San Diego International Airport, the hotel is at the center of all major San Diego attractions. We at Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites in California pride ourselves in providing prompt and friendly service to our customers. Enjoy your visit in Encinitas while staying in our comfortable and spacious rooms of Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites equipped with all the amenities you'll need. Check out the current rates and visit our specials for the latest discounts available to our online visitors. All the rooms at Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites are exceptionally clean and comfortable. Complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, remote controlled cable television including HBO, king and queen size beds, coffee maker, hairdryer, refrigerator, air-conditioning etc., make your visit memorable and relaxing. King and Queen Suites are some of the specialties, which we provide to our customers. Enjoy a day relaxing around our pool. ... more   less 
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