Overview of Inn at Moonlight Beach

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Flat-screen TV
Beach nearby, white sand
Flat-screen TV

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Kitchen

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationMoonlight State Beach14 min walk
    Popular LocationSan Diego Botanic Garden7 min drive
    Popular LocationSwamis Beach8 min drive
    AirportSan Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.)30 min drive
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  • Premier Ocean Suite

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 375 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed, 1 Double Sofa Bed and 1 Twin Bed
    More detailsPremier Ocean Suite
  • Deluxe Garden Suite

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 300 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Garden Suite
  • Deluxe Courtyard Suite

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 250 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Courtyard Suite
  • Deluxe One Bedroom Suite

    Room amenities

    • 500 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed and 2 Queen Sofa Beds
    More detailsDeluxe One Bedroom Suite

About this area


Located in Encinitas, Inn at Moonlight Beach is near the beach. Shoppers can check out Carlsbad Premium Outlets, while everyone can enjoy the natural beauty of Moonlight State Beach and Flower Fields of Carlsbad. Check out an event or a game at Del Mar Racetrack, and consider making time for Legoland California, a top attraction not to be missed.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Moonlight State Beach - 14 min walk
  • Encinitas Community Park - 6 min drive
  • South Carlsbad State Beach - 7 min drive
  • San Diego Botanic Garden - 7 min drive
  • Swamis Beach - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Solana Beach Station - 13 min drive
  • AirportSan Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) - 30 min drive


  • Mr Peabody's Bar & Grill — 10 min walk
  • Lofty Coffee — 10 min walk
  • Leucadia Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant — 11 min walk
  • Juanitas Taco Shop — 12 min walk
  • Maurizio Trattoria Italiana — 13 min walk

About this property

Inn at Moonlight Beach

3.5-star inn near the beach
This smoke-free inn features express check-in, a garden, and a picnic area. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. All 5 individually decorated rooms feature free wired Internet and memory foam beds. For a bit of entertainment, flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like kitchenettes and coffee makers. Housekeeping is available on request.
Inn at Moonlight Beach offers 5 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations include desks. Memory foam beds feature premium bedding. Accommodations at this 3.5-star inn have kitchenettes with cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries.

This Encinitas inn provides complimentary wired Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Housekeeping is offered on request and microwaves can be requested.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


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

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking
  • Limited parking spaces

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 8 AM–11 AM

Family friendly

  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Mini-fridge


  • No elevators

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Housekeeping (on request)

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Spanish


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Memory foam mattress
  • Premium bedding


  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels


  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Cleaning supplies
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Mini-fridge
  • Paper towels

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio


  • Desk
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products provided
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Safe



Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Check-in hours end at 4:30 PM on weekends.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Destination fee: USD 30 per accommodation, per night. This fee does not apply to children under 1 year of age.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • A late check-out fee will be charged

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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 accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Property is also known as

Inn Moonlight Beach Encinitas
Inn Moonlight Beach
Inn At Moonlight Beach Hotel Encinitas
Inn at Moonlight Beach Inn
Inn at Moonlight Beach Encinitas
Inn at Moonlight Beach Inn Encinitas

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Inn at Moonlight Beach and receive a full refund?
Yes, Inn at Moonlight Beach offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Inn at Moonlight Beach cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Inn at Moonlight Beach pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Inn at Moonlight Beach?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Inn at Moonlight Beach?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM - anytime.
What time is check-out at Inn at Moonlight Beach?
Check-out is at 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a fee.
Where is Inn at Moonlight Beach located?
Situated in Encinitas, this beach inn is within 2 mi (3 km) of Moonlight State Beach, San Diego Botanic Garden, and Swamis Beach. San Elijo State Beach and Leucadia State Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

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Inn at Moonlight Beach is a really special spot. Beautifully appointed rooms/suites, eco conscience with a wonderfully welcoming staff. A
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2020

5/5 Excellent

Business traveler
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The property is a Well(R) platinum certified place, which means it is a haven for humans. The colors and textures and details create comfort and are neutrally-pleasing; the touches such as sprigs of rosemary and candles create a sense of coziness, the soundscape relaxes. The landscaping is fantastic and secluded (especially given the limited space), and overall - the place is perfect to relax in for a couple of days. Finally, perhaps this place is not the type to briefly stop in to spend the night in middle of traveling - you will not appreciate the beauty.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

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A beautiful little gem of a hotel. Wonderful attention to detail and a great location.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

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This a unique property, small & intimate. I was happily surprised on my arrival I discovered a well attired garden suite, with herbs complimenting the property. I enjoyed the quiet, peacefulness of my evening. The tea is excellent. The breakfast was filling & healthy. I recommend the Inn at Moonlight Beach.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
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I never take the time to write reviews but this place was special. Very zen and thoughtful. Great room. Nice bed. Beautiful common area kitchen with healthy foods and teas and everything you need to feel at home. Walk to moonlight beach.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

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