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Moonlight Beach Motel

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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Let me start by saying that we have visited North County San Diego for several years now and we have to say that Moonlight Beach Motel has it all. This was our first stay and we stayed for a little over a week. We were...More

4  Thank Encinitas101
Response from MoonlightBeachMotel, Manager at Moonlight Beach MotelResponded 2 August 2014

Encinitas101, Well there is not much more I can say except Thanks ! for an informative and nice review ... Makes me want to book it for my next vacation ... Don't laugh ... We look forward to your return ... cheers geo & deb...More

Reviewed 21 July 2014

What can I say about the location? If you want the beach climate, this one is for you. The hotel has been around for a long time, and part of the property needs some maintenance. The front door of our room had several visible vertical...More

2  Thank SkywalkerAZ
Response from MoonlightBeachMotel, Manager at Moonlight Beach MotelResponded 22 July 2014

Skywalker, Thanks for taking the time to post your review on TA. We rely on these posts so people know what to expect and what not to expect when staying at the MBM ... Yes, The Moonlight Beach Motel has been around for a long...More

Reviewed 16 June 2014

This is THE BESTEST Motel EVER! My husband and I stay here for little mini STAYCATIONS all the time. We live in North County San Diego, but love love love staying here just to get away. It's quaint, comfortable and cozy. Close to everything! Some...More

3  Thank Sondee O
Response from MoonlightBeachMotel, Manager at Moonlight Beach MotelResponded 22 June 2014

Sondee O, "We will continue to stay here until we're not able!!!" I'm sure that will be many years to come !!! Thank you for your review of the motel, and Encinitas ! Yes Encinitas is the American Riviera cheers ... geo & deb

Reviewed 3 June 2014

We enjoyed the family-run ambiance of this well situated and nicely maintained motel! Definitely non-corporate, it's managed by friendly folks who obviously care a great deal about the property and their guests. I think at one time most motels were managed like this one, but...More

1  Thank Greg S
Response from MoonlightBeachMotel, Manager at Moonlight Beach MotelResponded 7 June 2014

DonGregorio, Yes, "at one time most motels were managed like this one, " And we wouldn't be here if it were corporate ... It just wouldn't be us ... Being the "keepers of the keys" deb and I enjoy our job, and to live in...More

Reviewed 15 May 2014

My first trip to Encinitas was made that much nicer by the lovely couple who greeted me as I arrived. Thank you, Deb & George, for having flowers in the room, a coffee maker & toaster at our disposal and towels galore. All this plus...More

2  Thank Tiny116
Response from MoonlightBeachMotel, Manager at Moonlight Beach MotelResponded 28 May 2014

Dear Margo, AKA "Tiny116", Thank you for your kind words about Deb and I. Yes, we also enjoy the flower gardens the owners have planted around the property. The "no ruckus" atmosphere is a must in the residential area where the motel is located. As...More

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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Beachfront
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Microwave
Refrigerator in room
Things to do
Tennis Court
Details
Price range
US$80 - US$170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$80 - US$170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
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perch59
24 January 2018|
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Response from invertpaleo | Reviewed 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
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
14 January 2017|
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Between $170 and $190
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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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"308 is on the top floor Ocean view Good for a couple, if you have kids they have a bedroom option."
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"Get the 3rd floor room. The view is nice to wake up to."
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