I love this place - so warm & welcoming. Could not have had a nicer stay - love the location! Beautiful view from my room . The couple that manages it are so friendly and kind. Looking forward to my rerun visit! More
I love this place - so warm & welcoming. Could not have had a nicer stay - love the location! Beautiful view from my room . The couple that manages it are so friendly and kind. Looking forward to my rerun visit! MoreShow less
Thank you for your kind words about the MBM ... As we always say, "Some things were just not meant to be changed" We are so lucky to be so close to the beach and down-town Encinitas ... We look forward to your return ... cheers geo & deb ...
We were travelling down Route 1 and just happened to stop by Encinitas and checked if the MBM had rooms.As most will say the rooms are a little dated but they are unbelieveably clean and everything is extremely well look after.
George and Debs who run the MBM are fantastic welcoming people who know how to make you feel right at home and have that rare ability to understand exactly what their guests want.
George gave us a suggested itinerary for our stay in California and his was "spot-on" both in terms of recommendations and advice on various places,everything from surfing, to going to the Joshua Tree and a cool place to stay in Venice Beach(Thanks for the tip)- The casual way with which they deal with people is very refreshing.
George and Debs were wrong about one thing though - they said we would stay extra nights as soon as we saw the room - we stayed the extra nights not because of the room but because of this very cool couple.
Thank you for taking the time to express your feelings on Trip Advisor. You kind words about deb & I are appreciated ... To be able to share things that we have done over the years seems to help people not miss some of the little things that mean so much sometimes when traveling in new places ... I'm sure the room had a bit more to do with your stay than us :^) and we are happy that going to Joshua Tree and Venice worked out for the end of your trip ... Please tell your international friends to try and make reservations, we hate when we don't have rooms for walk in guests ... We look forward to your return ...
Cheers geo & deb
This hotel was a great find. Location Location Location!!!! Minutes from the beach. Had view of the ocean from our room. The rooms are HUGE compared to regular hotel rooms. Mini-stove and refrigerator and quiet. Slept with the door open for an ocean breeze. Owners very accommodating - no problems with checking in/out. Rooms are a little dated but are very clean and you are there for the beach and surfing. No coffee pot in the room but we always bring our own when traveling. What was really great is that it is PET FREE!!!!! Close to shops/restaurants/bar.
"Location Location Location!!!! " and guests like you that find us and appreciate what the MBM is about make the Moonlight Beach Motel what is is today ... we are just the keeper of the keys of the magic lamp, and not the owners ... but thank you for you kind words ... we look forward to your return ...
cheers ... geo & deb
After reading all the reviews on the motel my wife and I booked a room for a Saturday. As all the reviews stated it's not ellegant and it is dated but we would love to stay again. It's location is fantastic, we walked everywhere we wanted to go, the beach, shopping and resurants. The room was super clean, just make sure you like a firm bed ( I don't ) and book rooms from 205 and up on the second floor or the third floor to get the best ocean views.
I'm glad you found us on TripAdvisor.com. TA has been very helpful giving guests information and description's of what the motel is like and what to expect. Yes if you are a seasoned business traveler and expect those kinds of amenities of big chain hotels you may not be happy here, but it seems our guests like the "beach" motel experience that the motel provides ... Thank you for saying "The room was super clean" that means more to us than anything ... It is an older, as you said "dated" motel and being three blocks from the beach it is not always easy to do ... The ocean is very hard on properties ...
cheers geo & deb
Meant to write this a while ago, but regardless I know the managers will continue to be such a help to anyone visiting their vintage hotel. Second floor view of the beach. My getaway from East county San Diego was perfect. A bottle of wine on the patio in the evening......nice. Very quiet and clean. Easy walks to the beach and into town.
Thanks for taking the time to review your stay at the MBM ... I must say your "vintage hotel" description kind of says it all. Yes The Moonlight Beach Motel is classic and vintage in so many ways and like a vintage car there is always something that needs to be polished or fixed ... We look forward to your return ...
cheers geo & deb
Once again the owners of this cute hotel provided a great experience. They did everything they could to make sure we were accommodated even though I messed up our check in/check out dates. It's always clean, quiet and very relaxing here. So close to so much but it feels very peaceful here.
theblueroan ... returns ...
This was our first 2nd year review on Trip Advisor, so thank you for returning & reviewing us again ... Don't be upset, but the skim board is not going to the shower stock, but being made into a coffee table for the apt. Yes, opps on your arrival and and departure dates ... We always like when guests confirm dates one to two weeks before in the summer because we want all to be happy ... & it's hard to fix or change last min in July and August ... see you next year ... cheers geo & deb