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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.)34 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 The Crossings at Carlsbad 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 Intl. Airport (SAN) - 32 min drive


  • The Taco Stand - 8 min walk
  • Better Buzz Coffee - 7 min walk
  • Herb & Sea - 6 min walk
  • Leucadia Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant - 2 min walk
  • Cali Cream Homemade Ice Cream - 2 min walk

About this property

Moonlight Beach Motel

Property highlights
Moonlight Beach Motel provides amenities like a terrace and a garden. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • Free self parking
  • Outdoor furniture, barbecue grills, and smoke-free premises
Room features
All 24 rooms boast comforts such as air conditioning, as well as perks like free WiFi and sound-insulated walls. Guests reviews speak well of the clean rooms at the property.
Other 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
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitizer 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 transportation

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

Family friendly

  • In-room microwave
  • Mini-fridge
  • Soundproofed rooms


  • Limited-hour front desk


  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • No elevator
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bedsheets provided


  • Hair dryer
  • Towels


  • 32-inch TV with cable channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Mini-fridge


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Air conditioning
  • Desk
  • Heating
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Soundproofed rooms

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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

Property payment types

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-authorize 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 elevators

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 Moonlight Beach Motel?

As of Mar 28, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Moonlight Beach Motel on Apr 3, 2023 start from $229.0, 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?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Where is Moonlight Beach Motel located?

Situated near the beach, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Moonlight State Beach and Beacon Beach. Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens and Self Realization Fellowship are also within 1 mi (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


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Nice hidden gem. Not fancy, but clean and a great location. Staff was excellent. Had forgotten my iPad in room and they found it and kept it until I could get back for it. Complimentary coffee in office. Nice touch. Overall and excellent stay. We will return.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Very Clean Property and Room, Amazing ocean View.
Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent


Business traveler
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great and curteous staff.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great little getaway! Walking distance from the beach as well as the downtown area
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location! Property had everything you’d need for a great trip to the beach.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2023

8/10 Good


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This was a great place to stay and would stay here again! Beautiful ocean views, very friendly & knowledgable staff, great parking & location cant be beat! Very clean & updated bathroom. The only issue was the overwhelming Pine sol odor in the room, and since it was storming we couldn't open the doors. Eco friendly (or less scent) cleaning products would be a plus!
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The staff was literally delightful. They were accommodating and helpful. I was looking for the ice machine and Joe saw me looking around asked how he could help. He was in the process of changing his shoes as he was off for the day. He made sure I found the ice machine. He then asked if there was anything he could get for us before he left for the night. He was off already for the evening and ready to go but made the effort and offer without hesitation. Location is wonderful with the beach steps away and lofty coffee also steps away add the great customer service and it’s a great beach spot.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Lovely, clean and close to SRF temples...
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2023

8/10 Good


Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent


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

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233 2nd St, Encinitas, CA