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"Great location, good sized rooms, clean but could use a little update. I would stay there again. " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 08 Sep 2020

Hotel Description

3-star Mediterranean hotel near Moonlight State Beach

Oceanside stay

Stay at this Encinitas hotel and you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Moonlight State Beach and 2 miles (3 km) of San Diego Botanic Garden. Also within 9 miles (15 km) are Del Mar Fairgrounds and Legoland California.

Renovated in 2020

This hotel features an outdoor pool and a spa tub. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free WiFi in public areas. Self parking, a terrace, and express check-out are also offered.

Free WiFi, balconies

The 96 guestrooms boast modern comforts like flat-screen TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi. Balconies, coffee/tea makers, and free local calls are also available.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$139* Per night/room Sep 28 - Sep 29

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Kitchenette

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Kitchenette, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach ratings based on 18 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach

Everyone (11) Family (2)
5 out of 5
Great location, good sized rooms, clean but could use a little update. I would stay there again.

Posted by , from Temecula on Sep 8, 2020

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 13, 2019

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Jun 13, 2019 by VD

Thank you for your business, we look forward to your return to Encinitas!

5 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 11, 2019

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Jun 13, 2019 by VD

Thank you for staying with the BW Encinitas!

4 out of 5

Posted by on Apr 1, 2019

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Apr 11, 2019 by VD

Thank you for staying with the BW Encinitas!

5 out of 5
Lovely area. Many amenities, great restaurants. Best onsite breakfast serving many diverse appetites.

Posted by on Feb 1, 2019

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel close to the beach

We loved our stay at this hotel. The pool and hot tub were wonderful and the breakfasts were very good! The proximity to the beach was fantastic!!!!! We will definitely return!

Posted by on Jun 10, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 15, 2018 by A Kumar

Thank you for your feedback regarding you stay at the Best Western Encinitas Inn. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found our team to be so welcoming. We pride ourselves on our guest service, it is great to hear that our team were able to assist you and deliver our hotels promise. Thank you for your positive feedback in regard to pool, spa and breakfast. We appreciate your feedback and will pass on your feedback to team. Thank you for choosing our hotel and we look forward to seeing you on your next stay.

2 out of 5

Don't usually leave poor reviews, BUT...

Pros: Beds were comfortable
Cons: Customer Service
Checked-In after a concert in Del Mar. The lobby was in the middle of the parking garage, and the young man at the "service desk" was not helpful whatsoever. We got to our room (mini-fridge was sitting on the floor with a coffee maker on top) and the TV was not working at all. When we called we were told, "Sorry, I don't know how to fix it and our maintenance guys are not here until 10 am tomorrow." No other rooms available, no "let us give you a better rate on your stay". In the morning, the new young man that was at the desk was not any better. Rude service is not how to keep customers. We were polite, but we will NEVER go back there again. VERY POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 22, 2017 by GM

I am very sorry to hear that we fell short of your expectations. That is certainly not our goal. We hope you will give us another try and see that our staff is truly here for our customers.

3 out of 5

Convenient to beach and attractions

Pros: The staff are very friendly and helpful. Nice breakfast with waffles and hot items available. The pool with its landscaping is beautiful.
Cons: Need dresser for clothes. Even though refurbished, it is an older building. If you are okay with outside access, it is a good deal for the price
Location: Close to Moonlight Beach and the San Diego Botanical gardens. Downtown San Diego and other attractions are a short drive away.
Front desk staff greeted us warmly and informed us where everything was. Clearly explained accessing wifi and hours for pool and breakfast.

Posted by , from South Carolina on May 17, 2017

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4 out of 5

Walking distance to shops and restaurants

Pros: Private balcony and pet friendly room made our stay so relaxing
Cons: Earlier check in time
Location: Walking distance to shops, the beach and restaurants
We only stayed one night but the hotel was quiet and the full kitchen was convenient. I get up very early and the separation of the bathroom and bed location was perfect so I didn't disturb my sleepy friends.

Posted by , from Rancho Cucamonga, CA on Apr 24, 2017

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5 out of 5

Nice Surprise

Pros: I thought the location was perfect - only about 20-25 minutes from the airport, right off of I-5.
Cons: I wish I'd have realized sooner that I could turn at the light at Denny's to go into the parking lot of the hotel.
Location: The location was right off of I-5 with easy on/off access. There's a Denny's, Wendy's, Crack Shack (chicken), and a sushi restaurant nearby.
We were very pleased with the size of our room - one of the largest I've stayed in actually and it looked fairly newly renovated. We enjoyed the breakfast which was usually a cheese omelet or scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage, a variety of donuts, croissants, oatmeal, fresh fruit, yogurt, cereal and of course waffles. The breakfast area is in a cabana with plenty of tables and an attendant was nearby keeping watch on the breakfast items. I thought the coffee was very good too, as sometimes I've gone to places where you're drinking hot water disguised as coffee. I was nicely surprised with the comfort of the beds too. It was a pleasant stay and I would stay there again.

Posted by , from Sulphur, LA on Feb 21, 2017

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About the Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach

Location 85 Encinitas Boulevard, Encinitas, CA 92024-3625

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):

  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Property Features

Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach offers its guests an outdoor pool and a spa tub. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A business center and a meeting room are available. A terrace, multilingual staff, and concierge services are also featured at the business-friendly Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach. Parking is available for a fee. A complete renovation of Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach was completed in March 2020. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Encinitas hotel.

  • 96 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Built in 1984
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Train station: Solana Beach Station (8.5 km / 5.3 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach offers 96 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Rooms open to balconies. 42-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. This Encinitas hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in March 2020.

  • Private balcony
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 4:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Policies

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

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, Carte Blanche, debit cards, and cash

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, Carte Blanche, debit cards, and cash.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of We Care Clean (Best Western). This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines We Care Clean (Best Western)
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Debit cards

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Covered self parking fee: USD 10 per day (in/out privileges)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Best Western Encinitas Inn Moonlight Beach
  • Best Western Inn Moonlight Beach
  • Best Western Encinitas Moonlight Beach
  • Best Western Moonlight Beach
  • Best Western Encinitas Inn And Suites At Moonlight Beach
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  • Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach Encinitas

You should know

  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.