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Moonlight Beach Motel

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Overview
233 2nd Street, Encinitas, CA 92024 See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Suites
Kitchenette
Wheelchair Access
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Are you looking for a classic California beach experience? This is the place. No corporate cookie cutter nonsense. This is the real deal - one of a vanishing breed of straight-forward affordable beach motels with great views and friendly staff. Short walk down the hill...More

Thank Peter D
Response from MoonlightBeachMotel, General Manager at Moonlight Beach MotelResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your kind words! We look forward to having you back soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We used to love coming here. It’s not so much the motel as it is Encinitas. It’s so loud. People in town are disrespectful. No respect for guests at the motel. Sleeping is difficult. Will likely look to Airbnb for the next trip. Or someplace...More

Thank turk888
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pictures do the place no justice. They are making improvements to the rooms, but they are all comfortable non the less. The rooms are VERY clean - and the mattresses firm (in a good way). Each room has a kitchenette which is so nice,...More

Thank Heather L
Response from MoonlightBeachMotel, General Manager at Moonlight Beach MotelResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for the kind words Heather! We look forward to having you back soon! Mike

Reviewed 7 August 2018

The facility is in flux.Rooms are being upgraded to a boutique hotel look, and some details aren't ready yet. The last I checked, the photos do not accurately reflect what you will see. But the location could not be more perfect -- an easy walk...More

Thank sadixhow
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Super clean rooms with stunning views. Mike is pretty much the friendliest guy in Encinitas & super helpful. Loved that every room had a kitchenette & the motel is within walking distance to the beach & so many great restaurants. We really enjoyed our 2-day...More

Thank BeyondDallas
Response from MoonlightBeachMotel, General Manager at Moonlight Beach MotelResponded 20 June 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words! We loved having you stay with us and can't wait to have you back!

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Description
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", ...More 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! Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air Conditioning
Microwave
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Wheelchair Access
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
24
Price range
USD 80 - USD 170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Moonlight Beach Hotel Encinitas
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Moonlight Beach Encinitas
Location
United States > California > Encinitas
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
24
Price range
USD 80 - USD 170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Moonlight Beach Hotel Encinitas
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Moonlight Beach Encinitas
Location
United States > California > Encinitas
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Traveller (84)
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perch59
What is the current rate? Looking to stay in March.
24 January 2018
  • Response from invertpaleoReviewed this property
    Yes, definitely call the Motel directly and ask them. There is also a weekly rate, which is discounted, if you are going to stay that long.
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Edward H
Does the bedroom have TV
17 April 2017
  • Response from David DReviewed this property
    Our unit, which didn't have a separate bedroom (i.e., it was a studio-type layout) had the TV in the room with the beds.
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Gina S
What would it cost for these dates? June 23rd - June 25th 2017?
13 January 2017
  • Response from sg32157
    Between $170 and $190
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Room Tips
"Book early and get a 3rd floor room for best views. Balconies are amazing"
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"The third floor is the best, for evening sunsets!"
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"Lowest floor for families, upper floors for ocean view"
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"Top floors have ocean view but steps, lower is better w/o any steps"
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