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    Moonlight Beach Motel

    233 2nd Street, Encinitas, CA 92024
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    Traveller (75)
    Room & Suite (45)
    Pool & Beach (20)
    • Excellent60%
    • Very good32%
    • Average3%
    • Poor2%
    • Terrible3%
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    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Air Conditioning
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Wheelchair Access
    Tennis Court
    Private Balcony
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    Reviewed 27 April 2014

    My wife stayed in this little gem of a motel in the quiet beach town of Encinitas a few years ago, and was delighted with it. So when we planned our family's weeklong vacation to San Diego this winter, we booked a room at the...More

    2  Thank Mike B
    Response from MoonlightBeachMotel, Manager at Moonlight Beach MotelResponded 3 May 2014

    Mike B Thank you Mike for taking the time to review and describe your visit. It really helps other travelers know what Encinitas and the MBM motel is all about ! Yes, we agree ... the cat is out of the bag about Encinitas and...More

    Reviewed 15 April 2014

    We originally decided to stay here because of 'bad' reviews by guests who stayed here and were upset about being asked to be quiet after 9 pm! We immediately booked and have returned every year for 5 years. The spacious room with a simple kitchen...More

    2  Thank Flagsteve
    Response from MoonlightBeachMotel, Manager at Moonlight Beach MotelResponded 16 April 2014

    Flagsteve, Thank you for taking the time to review the MBM and your visit to Encinitas. Deb and I have only been the keeper of the keys for 3 of your 5 year visits, but we have continued to policy that we have guiet hours...More

    Reviewed 3 April 2014

    Traveling along the California coast far from home in coastal Florida, our Roadtrek's passenger window suddenly needed a motor--a kind of blessing as it turns out because we discovered Keith's Auto in Encinitas (emphatic 5 stars btw) and our new favorite southern California hotel. This...More

    1  Thank Don D
    Response from MoonlightBeachMotel, Manager at Moonlight Beach MotelResponded 6 April 2014

    Don D AKA "Robin Hood" I wish I had a jpg to post ! Thank you for taking the time to post your first review on "TRIP ADVISOR" I know you will use it more as your travels continue ... I'm so glad you found...More

    Reviewed 25 February 2014

    I have been staying here for several years and I always feel like I am coming home on every visit. I love to walk, bike and take the train when I travel and staying at the MBM makes all 3 so easy to do. The...More

    2  Thank SGM60
    Response from MoonlightBeachMotel, Manager at Moonlight Beach MotelResponded 26 February 2014

    SGM60, Well ... I have nothing to say except "Thank You ! " You nailed what Encinitas and the MBM has to offer ... Yes ... Any room on the third floor has great views ... But again I have to say ... we only...More

    Reviewed 18 February 2014

    Great place to stay for travelers with simple needs. Wonderful owners and staff, very accommodating and friendly. Clean and well kept rooms, nothing fancy, but all functional. Great little kitchenette for those who don't always want to dine out. Just two blocks to a great...More

    1  Thank jeanne8jones
    Response from MoonlightBeachMotel, Manager at Moonlight Beach MotelResponded 19 February 2014

    jeanne8jones, "KISS" Productions "Keep It Simple Silly" Yes ! Simple we are at the MBM But we are not the owners, only the "keepers of the keys" Thanks for your kind words ... I would like to remind all of our Trip Advisor readers as...More

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    • Refrigerator in room
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    • Tennis Court
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    • US$80 - US$170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Kitchenette ,
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    • Number of rooms
    • 24
    • Location
    • United States >
    • California >
    • Encinitas
    • Also Known As
    • Moonlight Beach Hotel Encinitas ,
    • Moonlight Beach Encinitas
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    Edward H
    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.
    Gina S
    14 January 2017|
    Response from sg32157 |
    Between $170 and $190
    jeanne t
    10 November 2015|
    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. :)
    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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