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    Moonlight Beach Motel

    233 2nd St, Encinitas, CA 92024-3272
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    02/07/2017 03/07/2017
    1 room
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      2 adults
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          Traveller (75)
          Room & Suite (43)
          Pool & Beach (20)
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          Overview
          • Excellent60%
          • Very good32%
          • Average3%
          • Poor2%
          • Terrible3%
          Travellers talk about
          “the managers” (14 reviews)
          “his wife” (9 reviews)
          Free Wifi
          Free Parking
          Air Conditioning
          Beachfront
          Non-Smoking Rooms
          Suites
          Kitchenette
          Wheelchair Access
          Private Balcony
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          Reviewed 7 September 2016

          Stayed here only briefly but was a faultless visit. After a long drive we were greeted by a great smile at reception. It was stroll to the beach for refreshing afternoon swim then back to room before a short walk to the main street to...More

          2  Thank alohadanhennessy
          Response from MoonlightBeachMotel, Manager at Moonlight Beach MotelResponded 25 September 2016

          alohadanhennessy so often i don't know who posts things to T/A, but you gave yourself away ... yes the town is neat and Lofty Coffee is quite cool ... yes we try yo get expensive things back to you asap ... but most of all...More

          Reviewed 19 August 2016

          We stayed here with our family of five, kids ages 13, 11 and 9, for five nights in August. We didn't spend much time in our room but the beds were comfortable and the room was clean. So nice to have the kitchenette, mostly just...More

          1  Thank Jennifer B
          Response from MoonlightBeachMotel, Manager at Moonlight Beach MotelResponded 25 September 2016

          Jennifer B Thank you for your fine writing ... very well said ... Thank you Now I remember why I love sooo Encinitas and the Moonlight each ... Some times i get distracted and forget all the new shops, bars and restaurants that are new...More

          Reviewed 23 July 2016

          We came here for a quick weekend get away, knowing we wanted to spend most of our time at the beach, which is two blocks away. It was wonderful to wake up, put flip flops ad walk to the sand. The staff is helpful, rooms...More

          1  Thank Laura N
          Response from MoonlightBeachMotel, Manager at Moonlight Beach MotelResponded 25 September 2016

          Laura N, Thank you for your honest review of the internet ... Bringing it up lets me be able to remind guests that the internet is basic but there are certain rooms that are better. If internet is a deal breaker talk it over before...More

          Reviewed 23 June 2016

          First time here, place is vintage motor Motel! Had a little kitchen, a nice porch with table and chairs. Bed was very comfy! TV was at the foot of the bed, every thing was clean and comfortable. 1.5 blocks to Moonlight beach downhill, uphill coming...More

          1  Thank Pat H
          Response from MoonlightBeachMotel, Owner at Moonlight Beach MotelResponded 3 July 2016

          Pat H, Level 4 traveler, thank you for finding us (it's not easy) and taking the time to review and tell other guests about the MBM, Moonlight Beach and Encinitas ... " vintage motor Motel!" is a new one to me, but I like it...More

          Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

          We have stayed at this motel for many years. We always stay here when coming to Encinitas. The staff is very informative, helpful and courteous. The motel is close to many fine places to eat, shop, and sight see, and within walking distance down the...More

          4  Thank Fass100
          Response from MoonlightBeachMotel, Manager at Moonlight Beach MotelResponded 14 June 2016

          Fass100, Thank you for taking the time to tell TA about the MBM and Encinitas ... I would like to expand on your description of the "to be able to climb stairs" Only the third floor has no elevator, and you have to go up...More

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          About
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          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Beachfront
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Free Parking
          • Room amenities
          • Air Conditioning
          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator in room
          Details
          • Price range
          • US$80 - US$170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Room types
          • Kitchenette ,
          • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
          • Suites
          • Number of rooms
          • 24
          • Location
          • United States >
          • California >
          • Encinitas
          • Also Known As
          • Moonlight Beach Hotel Encinitas ,
          • Moonlight Beach Encinitas
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          Questions & AnswersAsk a question
          Edward H
          Does the bedroom have TV
          18 April 2017|
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          Response from DBDoty | Reviewed 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?
          14 January 2017|
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          Response from sg32157 |
          Between $170 and $190
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          jeanne t
          What is available for cooking for families???? pots, pans, utensils, etc.
          10 November 2015|
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          Response from invertpaleo | Reviewed this property |
          Most of what you need is already in the kitchen, but if you need more items, just ask Deb and George and they will equip you. :)
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          Room Tips
          "Get the 3rd floor room. The view is nice to wake up to."
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          "3d floor rooms have view of the ocean."
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          "I always try to get one with an ocean view - all rooms have kitchenette and a separate bedroom."
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          "See my review - top floor is great."
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