I love this little hotel, and I think the new managers are doing a great job. My husband and I have been coming to the Moonlight Beach Motel in Encinitas every year for three decades, and as far as we are concerned, it just keeps getting better and better, all of the time. We stay at this great little hotel more than two weeks every time we come.
The hotel is in a fabulous location, next to the best-equipped beach in the area, and very near the heart of old town Encinitas, which is a lovely area. Some of the rooms here on the two upper floors have terrific view of Moonlight Beach and the ocean. Late at night you can see the silver path of the moon reflected in the water -- gorgeous.
The hotel is very solidly built, so it is very quiet; you almost never can hear your neighbors at all.
The rooms are very well-designed with very good, well-equipped large kitchenettes which have a full-size fridge, a stove, and a microwave, plus everything else you need to make meals. I find the new (this is their third year) management staff, George and Deb, extremely helpful and kind. Anything you request, such as a toaster, or more hangers etc, they will help you with immediately.
At home I wash my sheets once a week. I don't need my sheets to be washed every day. California is in the middle of a very extreme 5-year drought, and water is very precious here. I personally am glad that the bedsheets are only changed once every three days; that is plenty. The beds are re-made every day, and a good selection of clean towels are delivered each day.
Frankly, there is no other hotel in the area that can hold a candle to this one. If you love the beach and you like a small friendly hotel, you will be happy here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Moonlight Beach Motel, located two blocks from Moonlight Beach in scenic Encinitas, California, is one of the few true "beach motels" left in Southern California. Referred to as the "American Riviera", Encinitas has the charm of the past but all the amenities today’s travelers are looking for. There are many wonderful restaurants and boutiques within walking distance. Its quaint 1970’s charm brings guests back year after year. Whether a romantic getaway, a quiet retreat, or family vacation, you will find a room that fits your needs. We try and honor all requests for special rooms when making reservations, but we can not guarantee ANY room in the event of changes that are beyond our control, but we will do the best to accommodate your requests. This is a entirely smoke-free and pet-free property. We open the office at 9:00 AM and close at 9:00 PM. We enforce quiet hours between 10:00 PM and 8:00 AM which include the Patio – Garden area and the rooms for the consideration of all the guests enjoying their stay. We look forward to seeing you at the Moonlight Beach Motel! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Moonlight Beach Hotel Encinitas
- Moonlight Beach Encinitas