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Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach

AAA - 2 Diamond

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The Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach is located conveniently on the top of a hill in Encinitas California, walking distance from Moonlight Beach/Downtown Encinitas, and right off the 5 Freeway. The hotel has a variety room types that include single kings, double queens, and kitchen suites with sofa bed. High speed wireless internet, breakfast, and parking are only a few of the free included amenities included with every stay. A few of the propertys most interesting features include balconies in every room, 26 ocean view rooms, and 10 pet friendly rooms. Recently named among the 20 best surf towns in the world by National Geographic, Encinitas wears its surf history proudly. Located along six miles of Pacific Ocean coastline, Encinitas is an unspoiled reminder of the historic Highway 101 beach culture that thrived in the mid-1900s. The citys eclectic downtown has long drawn surfers and hippies with its unique and dynamic blend of San Diegos top surf shops, coffeehouses and record stores, not to mention the beaches in Encinitas are coveted by locals as hidden gems. Encinitas is alternately known as the "Flower Capital of the World," because of its extensive collection of unique nurseries and gardens, most extensive of which is the San Diego Botanic Garden, and the worlds leading grower of the Christmas flower, the poinsettia.

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85 Encinitas Boulevard
United States
AAA - 2 Diamond


Pets: No Pets accepted
Check-in & Check-out
15:00:00 | 11:00:00


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85 Encinitas Boulevard
United States

What's nearby?


  • 2 mile(s) from Cardiff By The Sea

  • 2 mile(s) from Solana Beach

  • 5 mile(s) from Carlsbad

  • 7 mile(s) from Del Mar

  • 10 mile(s) from Oceanside

  • 20 mile(s) from San Diego

  • 90 mile(s) from Los Angeles

  • 0.8 mile(s) from Dudek

  • 1.3 mile(s) from Scripps Health

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 728 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 249
Rating: 4 254
Rating: 3 109
Rating: 2 70
Rating: 1 46

Never again!

11/11/2019 FellowTraveler282031,

Lousy front desk service, unclean room, broken screen door, no TV remote and replacement didn't work properly either (TV stayed on most of the night) TV didn't work. Ice machine down the hall out of o... more

Owner Response
BWEncinitas, Director of Sales at Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites At Moonlight Beach, responded to this review
I would like to first, sincerely apologize for all the issues you encountered during your stay here, rest assured as these issues will be promptly addressed. In addition your room has already been taken out of our inventory for the month so that it can be fully renovated along with 18 others. Improvements include new furniture/fixtures, newly painted rooms with crown moldings, and all new hard flooring.

Best hotel close to the beach in San Diego North County.

08/11/2019 Dream38959025768,

I am a native San Diego North County local. I currently live in Northern California and take vacations back in San Diego. I have stayed at quite a few hotels in North County and for some reason I had ... more


More a 3 1/2 than a 4 during renovation

01/11/2019 GetawayGangAlberta, Alberta, Canada

There was some confusion with our reservation. Online I could only book a king suite that was pet friendly so I called the hotel and was assured that I could have a pet free king suite. We have a dog ... more

Owner Response
BWEncinitas, Director of Sales at Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites At Moonlight Beach, responded to this review
Thank you for writing us such a detailed response you mentioned both things you liked and didn't like. I would like to apologize for your staying being anything less than perfect, I will be sure to let the appropriate departments know of these issues. The hotel is under renovation in an effort to make the hotel more comfortable for our guests. Everything is to be replaced the room will be totally 100% different than before along with lobby and public areas to follow. We hope you can try us again in the future once the noted issues have been corrected.

Great Location

24/10/2019 M2922DHkarenh,

We have always stayed in Downtown San Diego or Carlsbad but have known about this destination on the hill and wanted to give it a try. Just a heads up-they are remodeling rooms right now so be mindfu... more

Owner Response
BWEncinitas, Director of Sales at Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites At Moonlight Beach, responded to this review
We appreciate your business, I am happy that we got a room that correctly suited your needs. You are correct the suite rooms offer the most hospitality considering they are the largest, have kitchenettes, and have a separate living room. Yes we are a 10 minute walk to the beach which is albeit down hill one way and as you may expect up hill the other. The hotel is undergoing a fully cosmetic renovation of all guest rooms that will include new flooring, furniture/fixtures, and all newly painted rooms with crown moldings.

Wedding Day Stress

21/10/2019 Michael R, Glendale, United States

So Best Western Rewards accidentally cancelled my second night at this hotel, which happened to be my wedding day. The manger on duty, who wasn’t on property, couldn’t care less that the mistake was B... more

Owner Response
BWEncinitas, Director of Sales at Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites At Moonlight Beach, responded to this review
Again, we apologize for this error in your reservation, but like you said it was a mistake made by BW Corporate Rewards Department, therefore making them accountable for this mistake. In addition would like to describe my encounter with this guest as it made both my staff and I feel very uncomfortable. The desk clerk on duty stated you had been yelling , demanding to speak to somebody else, and even when I relayed the necessary information to the desk clerk you refused to believe it. It was only after we spoke directly I was able to convince you to call BW Rewards so that they may correct the issue - which they did. This guest demanded we cancel two of the other customers guaranteed, correctly made reservations, so he may keep his two rooms. We here at the BW Encinitas understand weddings can be very stressful but from our perspective we had no choice in the matter whatsoever. In an effort to improve we are undergoing a full cosmetic renovation of all guest rooms which will include new furniture/fixtures, flooring, and newly painted rooms including crown moldings.