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Moonlight Beach Motel

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Beach nearby
Beach nearby
Deluxe Double Room, Balcony, Ocean View | Terrace/patio

Overview of Moonlight Beach Motel

Moonlight Beach Motel

2.5 star property

9.6/10 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
233 2nd St, Encinitas, CA, 92024

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMoonlight State Beach4 min walk
  • Popular LocationBeacon Beach14 min walk
  • Popular LocationSan Diego Botanic Garden20 min walk
  • AirportSan Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.)35 min drive

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About this area


Located in Encinitas, Moonlight Beach Motel is near theme parks and near the beach. Encinitas Ranch Golf Course and Carruth Cellars Winery are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit LEGOLAND® California and Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Del Mar Racetrack or San Diego Polo Fields.

What's nearby

  • Moonlight State Beach - 4 min walk
  • Beacon Beach - 14 min walk
  • Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens - 17 min walk
  • Self Realization Fellowship - 17 min walk
  • San Diego Botanic Garden - 20 min walk

Getting around

  • Solana Beach Station - 11 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) - 34 min drive


  • Leucadia Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant - 2 min walk
  • Lofty Coffee - 2 min walk
  • Maurizio Trattoria Italiana - 6 min walk
  • 101 Diner - 6 min walk
  • Q'ero Restaurant - 6 min walk

About this property

Moonlight Beach Motel

Property highlights
Moonlight Beach Motel provides amenities, such as a terrace and a garden. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • Free self-parking
  • Smoke-free property, outdoor furniture and barbecues
Room features
All 24 rooms offer comforts such as air conditioning, as well as perks such as free WiFi and sound-insulated walls. Guests reviews give good marks for the clean rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Mini fridges, microwaves and irons/ironing boards
  • 32-inch TVs with cable channels
  • Coffee/tea makers, heating and desks



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free uncovered self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available

Family friendly

  • Microwave
  • Mini-fridge
  • Soundproofed rooms

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have any lifts
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible (may have limits)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Heating


  • Hairdryer
  • Towels


  • 32-inch TV
  • TV channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Mini fridge


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Soundproofing

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
If you are planning to arrive after 5:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property reserves the right to pre-authorise the guest's credit card prior to arrival.
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have any lifts

Property is also known as

Moonlight Beach Motel Motel
Moonlight Beach Motel Encinitas
Moonlight Beach Motel Motel Encinitas

Frequently asked questions

Is Moonlight Beach Motel pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much does it cost to stay at ?

As of 8 Feb 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 9 Feb 2023 start from ₹17,291.09, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Moonlight Beach Motel?

Self-parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Moonlight Beach Motel?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Moonlight Beach Motel?

Checkout is at 11:00 AM.

Where is Moonlight Beach Motel located?

Situated near the beach, this motel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Moonlight State Beach, Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens and Self Realization Fellowship. San Diego Botanic Garden and San Elijo State Beach are also within 1 mile (2 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Moonlight Beach Motel and receive a full refund?

Yes, Moonlight Beach Motel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Moonlight Beach Motel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.




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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Lovely ocean view. Great big beds!!! Super clean!!!
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
What a gem of a place. We absolutely loved our stay at Moonlight Beach Motel! It is within a couple blocks of a nice beach and great restaurants with a wonderful coffee shop just behind it. The rooms were massive. The coaster went by during the day, but at some point at night it stopped. So that was not an issue. We will definitely come back here if we can.

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Staff was great, room was super clean. Great location and awesome view of the ocean. Can’t beat it for the price!!
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2022

8/10 Good


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Our room was beautiful and spacious. We think we were given an upgrade! The beds were comfortable and we had everything we needed. It was a little chilly to take advantage of the table on the patio, but it looked nice. The shower was a little lacking in water pressure, but otherwise the bathroom was nice. The proprietor was very pleasant and helpful. There were lots of beach amenities available which would have been fun in warmer weather. We would stay here again!

10/10 Excellent

Emi, Berkeley

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Excellent location a short walk from Moonlight beach. Our room was large, comfortable and clean. The staff was friendly and efficient. We also had a balcony with a partial view of the ocean, equipped with porch table and chairs from which we could observe sunsets. The high speed internet was excellent, and the shower was sufficiently hot with adequate if not strong pressure (making it more eco-friendly).
Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Nice, clean, updated, Great location, friendly and helpful staff. I prefer a privately owned property and this is one of the best I've stayed at. It was an easy walk to the beach and many eateries and little shops in Encinitas. I'll stay here again on my next visit to Encinitas.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Location, cleanliness, staff service

10/10 Excellent


Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Staff was very friendly, room was very clean and recently updated. They upgraded me for free
Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2022

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Moonlight Beach Motel Stay
We didn’t get what I reserved, which was a king bed with partial view. Our room was a king and queen bed, with view of parking lot. I’ve never encountered such a noisy upstairs neighbor in a motel/hotel situation until our 2nd night, we both barely slept.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Little Gem of a find
This is a wonderfully quaint Motel close to Moonlight beach that has recently had the rooms upgraded. The are comfortable clean and nice to stay in. You get more than you pay for with amazing coffee around the corner at Lofty and a 50m walk to the sand to take a walk. Don't be deceived by the outside perception of the building this a a little gem for families (with kitchenettes) couples or work (we mixed all of these)
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022