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Econo Lodge Moonlight Beach
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Encinitas
Certificate of Excellence
Layton, Utah
1 review
“Better than expected.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Econo Lodge in Encinitas, because it was close to our Niece's house who we were visiting and the reviews seemed better than any of the other hotel/motels in the area. The previous night we had stayed at the Hyatt next to Sea Port Village in San Diego (a 4 star hotel), so we were concerned that we would be very disappointed going from there to the Econo Lodge. However, we were extremely surprised. Our room was very clean and comfortable. It included a refrigerator and microwave which was nice. Although there's not much to the facilities (which we expected, since it is a 2 star), the room was much nicer than we anticipated for a 2 star. The location is great, you can walk to many great local restaurants and beach access is just 2 blocks to the west (pretty steep stairs though). The staff was really friendly and accommodating. Also, we stayed 2 nights and still only paid about 2/3 of what we paid for our 1 night at the Hyatt. We would definitely stay again and recommended it to our Niece for future visitors.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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LeelaEconoEncinitas, Guest Relations Manager at Econo Lodge Moonlight Beach, responded to this review, 30 September 2012
Dear Guest,
Making your stay as unforgettable and memorable is one of our goals here in Eureka Springs. We want nothing but the best experience for our customer and we also appreciate your time in sharing your positive experiences with our hotel during your entire stay. We are hoping to see you again in the near future. Thank you very much.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Oceanside, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2012

Pros - Location close to the beach, excellent customer service from the hotel stuff (2 girls working for an uncle-owner) and the price.
Cons- it's a 2 story building with no elevator, and if you got a bad knees the stairways wil kill you so do not take second floor room. Breakfast - you have to eat it in your room no breakfast area at all. In the room - for a double bed there are only 2 pillows (granted we ask for one more and got it pretty quick). A/C is pretty old and loud, shower head could be higher. I do not like to take my laptop, but no PC or printer on premises for airline check in, boarding passes print, checking on your E-mail, etc. Also I like to get my free newspaper (even USA Today) but it's not provided.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
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LeelaEconoEncinitas, Guest Relations Manager at Econo Lodge Moonlight Beach, responded to this review, 3 October 2012
Dear Guest,
We appreciate your time in making this review. We are also happy that you liked our location and most especially our customer service staff. We also sincerely apologize for all the inconveniences that you have experienced during your stay with us. We assure you that the flaws that we have are greatly acknowledged. We would like to let all our valued customers like you that we may not be perfect hotel but we always make sure that we provide cozy, comfortable location, great accommodations and impeccable service beyond expectations. Despite the experience that you had, we are still hoping to serve you again in the future. Thank you.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2012 via mobile

We stayed here in August and had a great time. The rooms are clean and it is within walking distance from the ocean. The restaurants nearby are great. We have nothing bad to say except for a family of five its tough to stay here unless you get two rooms, so expect to bring Oma and Opa if you have more than a family of 4. Also book in advance this place sells out a lot.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Thank Poulson
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LeelaEconoEncinitas, Guest Relations Manager at Econo Lodge Moonlight Beach, responded to this review, 30 September 2012
Dear Guest,
We appreciate your time in making this wonderful review. We are so pleased to know that you had a great time during your stay with us. We will always make sure that our valued customer like you get services that they truly deserve. Thank you and we hope to see you again in the future.
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Porthcawl, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2012

We stayed in this motel for 4 nights and really enjoyed our stay.
Positives
- Family who own the motel are really friendly and take great pride in maintaining excellent standards in their motel.
- Cleanliness is excellent throughout the motel.
- Breakfast better than most motels (fresh bagels, philly cheese, muffins, cereal, milk, bananas, juice, coffee).
- Plenty of parking.
-Good facilities in rooms.
-Plenty of space in rooms.
-Comfortable beds.
- Swimming pool well maintained (near to road though).
-Rooms are off interior corridors, more like a hotel, rather than straight off the parking lot.
-Hot water good, shower head is a little low but can be adjusted.
-Great location - can walk to the beach in 2 minutes and into Encinitas in about 10minutes.

For its price range this motel is an excellent option.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank blaw101
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LeelaEconoEncinitas, Guest Relations Manager at Econo Lodge Moonlight Beach, responded to this review, 12 September 2012
Dear Guest,
We appreciate your time in making this detailed and wonderful review. We are flattered that you really had an excellent time during your stay with us. We always make sure that we provide great accommodation, impeccable service, clean and cozy location to our valued customers like you. Rest assured that this will be maintained. We are looking forward to serving you again in the future. Thank you.
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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2012

Nicely reconditioned vintage motel. Room was small, but adequate for two. Pillows and linens have seen better days and the window air conditioner was very old and loud. The staff and family that manages the hotel were exceptionally accommodating. The location of the property was excellent!

Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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LeelaEconoEncinitas, Guest Relations Manager at Econo Lodge Moonlight Beach, responded to this review, 12 September 2012
Dear Guest,
We are glad that you had a great time with us. This feedback serves as a motivation for us to maintain our services for us to provide you comfort and great accommodation. We are looking forward to serving you again soon. Thank you.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2012 via mobile

A very nice econo lodge,and fairly priced given that places near the beach are always more cost wise.The family who run the place seem very very nice,and you can see from all sides that they run a very tight ship.The place is very clean and safe.The room was small with one bed for my daughter and self,the bathroom was clean and appointed with granite shower and vanity top but for some reason the shower head was down very low,I am short,but had to kink my neck to get my head under it.They do night provide conditioner just shampoo.The bed was ok but the pillows were of the inexpensive puffy kind.After a wonderfully day at the beach we were happy to return here.There is a whole foods down he coast nearby.The breakfast is not their strong suit very minimal but eatable.I'd be ok with staying here again although there other places in the same price star range nearby that I would probably prefer,by the virtue of a bigger room.

Stayed August 2012
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LeelaEconoEncinitas, Guest Relations Manager at Econo Lodge Moonlight Beach, responded to this review, 12 September 2012
Dear Guest
We really appreciate your time in making this review. We are happy that you have chosen to stay at Econo Lodge and the good thing is that you had a great time during your stay. We always make sure that our place is clean and cozy to make our valued customers feel like home. We will make sure that we will maintain the services that we have and further identify our flaws for us to better serve on your next stay. Thank you.
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2012

We arrived in Encinitas much earlier than expected (approx. 1pm) and had no problem checking in early. The front desk staff was very pleasant and helpful. I was a little concerned about the train directly across the street from the hotel but this was not a disturbance at all as the train is a commuter train with only 2 or 3 cars, it is very quiet and you only hear it slightly if your window is open (not at all if your window is closed and have the fan/ac on). Continental breakfast was sufficient and well maintained, hotel is located a very short walk thru a beautiful neighborhood to a wonderful beach that is not at all crowded. Hotel is very close (walking distance) to many restaurants and a very short drive or slightly longer walk to downtown Encinitas. Easy access to I5 to explore the San Diego area. Definitely recommend this hotel and will stay here again!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Danelle K
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LeelaEconoEncinitas, Guest Relations Manager at Econo Lodge Moonlight Beach, responded to this review, 12 September 2012
Dear Guest,
We appreciate your time in writing this wonderful review. We would like you to know that we are happy that you had an excellent time during your stay. Our goal is to provide our customers great accommodation, affordable but impeccable service, clean and cozy location. We are glad that you have experienced that. We are looking forward on your next stay. Thank you
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Property: Econo Lodge Moonlight Beach
Address: 410 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-2529
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Region: United States > California > Encinitas
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Encinitas
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Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Moonlight Beach 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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