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BEST WESTERN Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach

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Fairfield
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Nice clean and unique hotel, great breakfast and breakfast room, I paid extra for views and it wasn't worth it as the ocean was far away and way off to the side. This was a uniquely designed hotel against the mountain and I thought well designed. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. The towels weren't very thick and I was...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Far too often in San Diego and Carlsbad we have picked a less expensive hotel only to be frustrated by the quality of the place. At the Moonlight Beach Best Western, we have enjoyed our stay immensely. They have lots of easy, free parking and a great, helpful staff. Check-in was a breeze. They even provided us with a toothbrush...

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Vicki H, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach, responded to this review

Your comments are very helpful to any future guests. Thank you and we look forward to your return.

Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Selected this hotel due to the walking distance to the start of the Encinitas Half Marathon. Great view of the ocean from the room, fresh fruit available and healthy breakfast. Only suggestion to start breakfast earlier on race day.

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Coalinga, California
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I did have an issue with the front desk attendants, but that was the extent of my problems with this great hotel. I arrived at 1:30 and was told I would have to wait until three to check in. At 2:30 a crowd was forming and the original attendants were gone, leaving one there to check the people in. One...

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La Habra, United States
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You would think a hotel in close proximity to the beach would be nice, but this was not the case with this location. The toilet leaked all over the floor, the bathroom faucet did not work, no water cups provided, no coffee, the front desk staff were barely awake and provided zero basic information such as directing you to your...

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bangkok
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Poor attitude at reception, terrible breakfast and dirty rooms. Water pressure also poor that you cannot wash properly using the sink. you cant event brush your teeth easily the small amount of water that comes through the taps.

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Vicki H, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach, responded to this review

I am sorry you didn't enjoy your stay. We will use your comments to improve.

Davenport, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This property is well-situated when attending events at San Dieguito Park or anywhere in the area. It is also convenient to San Diego proper, as it is freeway-close. I want to commend them for the comfort of the bed, the landscaping, the lovely pool area which is next to the breakfast room, with outdoor and indoor seating. The nearby freeway...

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Thank you for your review.

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hotel staff was amazing. Breakfast was typical. Room was clean and well maintained. Most rooms had a balcony. Maybe all but not all towards the beach. Short walk to the beach and area dining and shops.

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Vicki H, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for telling us about your stay. We look forward to seeing you again.

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on the 3rd floor, comfortable bed, ocean view. I wouldn't call this ocean view much to write home about. If you go onto the (pretty uninspiring) balcony you see a busy street to one side, the freeway to the other and the highway below, and yes, the sea, but it's about 3 or 4 blocks away. There is...

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Vicki H, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your stay. We appreciate your comments.

Calistoga
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach is an older hotel that has been upgraded a bit. It more than delivers on its promises and is an excellent value. The rooms are clean and spacious, the beds are very comfortable, towels are large and fluffy and parking is free. They provide a nice buffet breakfast that more...

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Thank you for your review. We hope you will be back again soon.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach

Address: 85 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas, CA 92024
Region: United States > California > Encinitas
Price Range: RM636 - RM1,152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 94
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“Top floor, center of the building has a great view!”
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