Moonlight Beach Motel

2.5 star property
No-frills motel in Encinitas

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Moonlight Beach Motel

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Deluxe Double Room, Balcony, Ocean View | Desk, soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Deluxe Double Room, Balcony, Ocean View | Beach/ocean view
Double Room, Kitchenette | Desk, soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Beach/ocean view

Overview of Moonlight Beach Motel



Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Air conditioning
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
233 2nd St, Encinitas, CA, 92024
Main amenities
  • Near the beach
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Limited hour front desk
Feel at home
  • Microwave
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea maker

Room options

Deluxe Single Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Deluxe Double Room, Balcony, Ocean View

  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 King Beds OR 1 King Bed and 1 Queen Bed

Family Room, Kitchenette

  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 Queen Bed and 2 Double Beds

Single Room, Balcony, Partial Ocean View

  • Partial ocean view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Double Room, Kitchenette

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds

Classic Double Room, 2 Queen Beds, Kitchenette, Partial Ocean View

  • Partial ocean view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds

Classic Double Room, Balcony, Partial Ocean View

  • Partial ocean view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds

About this area

What's nearby

  • Moonlight State Beach - 1 min drive
  • Del Mar Racetrack - 7 min drive
  • Carlsbad Premium Outlets - 7 min drive
  • Del Mar Beach - 11 min drive
  • LEGOLAND® California - 14 min drive
  • Carlsbad State Beach - 15 min drive
  • Torrey Pines Golf Course - 17 min drive
  • Oceanside Beach - 18 min drive
  • Oceanside Pier - 17 min drive
  • University of California, San Diego - 16 min drive
  • Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base - 17 min drive

Getting around

  • Carlsbad, CA (CLD-McClellan-Palomar) - 15 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (MYF-Montgomery Field) - 27 min drive
  • San Diego Intl. Airport (SAN) - 32 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SEE-Gillespie Field) - 32 min drive
  • Solana Beach Station - 10 min drive
  • Carlsbad Poinsettia Station - 13 min drive
  • San Diego Coaster Sorrento Valley Station - 14 min drive


  • Buona Forchetta - 8 min walk
  • Pannikin Coffee & Tea - 15 min walk
  • Swami's Cafe - 18 min walk
  • Herb & Sea - 6 min walk
  • Better Buzz Coffee - 8 min walk

About this property

Moonlight Beach Motel

Moonlight Beach Motel puts you within a 15-minute drive of LEGOLAND® California. You'll have free perks like WiFi and self parking. Other features include a terrace and a garden. Fellow travelers say great things about the beach location and walkable location.



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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 24 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 21
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


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

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Barbecue grills

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Well-lit path to entrance

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Mini-fridge
  • Microwave


  • Access via exterior corridors

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


This property does not have elevators.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.
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 credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.
This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Moonlight Beach Motel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Moonlight Beach Motel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Moonlight Beach Motel?
As of Oct 3, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Moonlight Beach Motel on Oct 12, 2023 start from $149, 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Moonlight Beach Motel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Moonlight Beach Motel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Moonlight Beach Motel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Moonlight Beach Motel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at Moonlight Beach Motel?
No, this motel doesn't have a casino, but Ocean's Eleven Casino (15-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Moonlight Beach Motel and nearby?
Moonlight Beach Motel has a picnic area and a garden.
What's the area around Moonlight Beach Motel like?
Moonlight Beach Motel is a short 4-minute walk from Moonlight State Beach and 20 minutes' walk from San Diego Botanic Garden. Travelers say the local area is very walkable with fantastic beaches.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Great Spot
Jennifer was very nice when she checked us in. Gave us a lot of info for food and things to do. They have equipment for your use as well when visiting the beach. Of course you just have to bring back. I loved the location we plan to come back! Oh and the ladies that were up front were very nice as well when we checked out.
Tiffany, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Loved the vibes
Great, friendly staff and low key vibe….literally steps from one of the best beaches and close to great ice cream!
Stephanie, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful views and beach
Great weekend stay at Moonlight Beach. Lots of food options and easy walk to beach.
Aaron, 3-night family trip
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8/10 Very Good

Leslie, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely Property
It was a lovely stay. The room was very clean. The only problem with the room was that the pillows had an unpleasant odor. It was kind of musty but putrid as well. Overall, it is a great property. Simple and easy. The front desk was helpful and contact easy. Enjoyed our stay!
Marc, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

One of my favorite places to stay in North County
Always happy to return! I love this place! Great staff, who treat you like a returning friend.
Joy, 3-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jason, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Ingo, 3-night trip
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6/10 Good

Michelle, 3-night trip
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