Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach

85 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas, CA 92024 United States (USA) near Exit 41b on I-5 (~0.2mi)
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3.0 Star Property
33.048714-117.290344
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  • We have an outdoor pool ready for use
  • Free breakfast
  • Avg. Group Discount of 30.1%!
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
  • 94 rooms in property
  • Check-out: 11AM
  • Group booking rating of 10.0/10

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Check Rates1 King Bed SofBed - Wireless High Speed Coffee Maker, Hair Continental Breakfast
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Check Rates1 Queen Bed Continental Breakfast Free WiFi Ocean View Kitchenette
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Check RatesEssential Workers Only 1 King Bed Continental Breakfast Free WiFi As Defined By Local State and City
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Check RatesEssential Workers Only 1 Queen Bed Continental Breakfast Free WiFi Ocean View Kitchenette
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Check RatesQuadruple Room with Sea View
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Verified Reviews of Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"NO ONE CARES ABOUT YOU OR YOUR ROOM."
Overall Score1.0/ 5
No greeting upon entering lobby and none whatsoever I'll be with you soon. Then after 10 minutes of the only front desk person to check you in and she wouldn't acknowledge you, someone came by and I asked if they could help me … not my job I was told but eventually he did check me in. The room: TV doesn't work, locks barely lock, given a plastic bag for ice as they didn't have ice buckets? No towel racks at all. One little bottle of lotion and one bar of soap. Are they going broke? I had to wait 16 hours for TV to work. No one cares. I checked out and asked to talk to manager…oh he doesn't come in until 2pm ( it was 9:30 am when I checked out.) Marilyn who checked me out could of cared less. I can't do any thing at all for you, I'll have manager call you. At 7pm I called and was told he left on emergency so I left a message for him to call me again. It is now Sunday at 4:30pm and no call back, I doubt if he'll call as NO CARES about the customer who had to prepay their room. This is the worst hotel and Best Western I have ever stayed at in all of my travels and I travel a lot. How this person is allowed to own a BEST Western and give such awful service and amenities is beyond my comprehension. My review is an an F or minus 10 stars. Awful experience for this area of the country. Never will I recommend Moonlight Bay Best Western or Best Western hotels EVER. AWFUL EXPERIENCE.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
12-Sep-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Sep 10 to Sat Sep 11 2021 at a $194.99 average nightly rate.
"Underwhelming and Unclean."
Overall Score2.0/ 5
The cleaning crews only came every three days because they're short staffed. The room smelled of bleach and cigarettes and was not cleaned well after the last guests left. In addition, there was no breakfast provided because of COVID as promised and no notice of this prior to our stay. Coffee and stale bagels were available in the lobby until 930 (not 11 as stated on site). When we asked for coffee at 9:35 we were told it ended at 9:30. There was trash covering the lobby floor and the woman behind the counter was on her phone while we tried to pour out any coffee left in the pot. Very dissapointing experience.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
16-Aug-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Wed Aug 11 to Sat Aug 14 2021 at a $237.99 average nightly rate.
"Needs some work."
Overall Score2.0/ 5
This hotel is in a prime location in Encenitas. Short walk to Coast Hwy lined with plenty of places to eat and hang out. The landscaping needs work and the curb appeal is not great. The A/C in our room was not working and the single technician was gone for the day. The staff was friendly and helpful. Seemed like the hotel has not recovered well from the last year of covid closures.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
03-Aug-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Jul 30 to Sun Aug 01 2021 at a $299.99 average nightly rate.
"Not Impressed"
Overall Score3.0/ 5
Room rather big but empty, no mini fridge or microwave either. Asked for extra pillows but never showed up.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
28-Jan-2020 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Jan 23 to Sun Jan 26 2020 at a $140.69 average nightly rate.
"Awesome Stay"
Overall Score5.0/ 5
We had a room facing towards the northwest with great views on the city and the beach. Walked over to moonlight beach and watched the sunset. Awesome stay overall.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
10-Oct-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Sun Oct 06 to Mon Oct 07 2019 at a $109.00 average nightly rate.
"Nice location close to beach."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
We were pleased with the location and price was a very good value. The room was large and had a large balcony. I would request a room facing the west as ours had a slight view of the ocean and did not have the freeway noise that the east facing rooms would have. You will hear the sound of the trains running until around 10:30 at night and the tracks are very close to the property. We enjoyed the location and proximity to the beach and town. Breakfast was good, both quality and selection. Pool and fitness center available as well.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
29-Mar-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Mon Mar 25 to Wed Mar 27 2019 at a $106.04 average nightly rate.
"Comfortable. Breakfast on sight very convenient."
Overall Score4.0/ 5
See Above.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
14-Mar-2019 Verified Review, stayed from Sun Mar 10 to Fri Mar 15 2019 at a $125.20 average nightly rate.
4.0 out of 5. Based on 724 guest reviews

Property Description

The Best Western Encinitas is located on the top of a bluff overlooking the beautiful coastal city of Encinitas and the ocean. Across the street from the train station and 1 block from Downtown Encinitas and 2 blocks from the Moonlight Beach. Downtown Encinitas has an range of restaurant cuisines to choose from. Features of our newly renovated guest rooms include; flat screen high definition tvs (premium channels), fast/reliable wifi internet, every room has a balcony (varying park & ocean views), comfortable pillow top beds, etc . Features of the hotel include; pool/jacuzzi, grab n go breakfast , business center, food/drink vending machines, fitness center, 10$ per vehicle per night onsite parking. We have a variety of rooms to choose from from those with two beds to suites with kitchens/separate bedroom, ocean view, standard king size etc. Thank you for considering the Best Western Encinitas for your upcoming group/event and we are interested in learning more about your upcoming event.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Year of Last Renovation: 2020
Floors: 3
Rooms: 94
Corridors: All Rooms Have Exterior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 94
Handicap Rooms: 0
Rooms with 1 Bed: 61
Rooms with 2 Beds: 32
Suites: 30
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Once Per Stay
Meeting Rooms: 0
Meeting Space: 1500 sq. feet
Banquet Space: Holds 110 people
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: On-site
Pool Info: Outdoor
Policies / Expenses
Nightly Parking: 10
Total Taxes: 11.00%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
Occupancy Tax: 1.00%

Amenities / Features


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Clothes drying
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Express Check-Out
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Garage
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kitchenette in room
  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry valet service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private car parking
  • Private garden grounds
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • Safe in rooms
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV Channel: HBO
  • Terrace
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IS ABOUT 25 MILES AWAY SOUTH. PALMAR AIRPORT IS ABOUT 7 MILES AWAY NORTH.HOTEL DOES NOT HAVE SHUTTLE. ONE WAY TAXI TO SD AIRPORT COST AROUND $65.00

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Breakfast Information

Complementary Grab N Go served in the Lobby

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Yes! Pets are allowed.
We are not a pet friendly hotel.

Parking Info

10$ Per Vehicle Per Night On-Site Parking

Internet / WiFI

Complementary Wireless High Speed Internet

About Best Western International

  • 4000+ independently owned hotels located in over 100 countries
  • Best Western Rewards is a free program where members can earn 10 points for every dollar spent or airline/partner rewards for each night stay. With no blackout dates and points that never expire, whats not love?
  • 3 hotel types: Best Western, Best Western Plus, and Best Western Premiere
  • Best Western offers exceptional value with great amenities including free breakfast, high-speed internet, local calls, and lond distance access. Convenient computer room in the lobby area perfect for copy and fax services, and even printing out boarding passes, maps, etc.
  • Best Western Plus offers upgraded bath amenities, an in-room mini-fridge, and a spacious work desk. Fitness room, laundry room, and business center also available. Free breakfast, high-speed internet, local calls, and long distance access
  • Best Western Premiere gives guests the highest quality amenties, furnishings, and decor with personalized guest services. All rooms have a safe, mini-fridge, free high-speed internet access, free local and long distance calls, and an LCD or Plasma TV with HD channels. On-site dining, fitness room, business center, snack shop, and meeting rooms

The Best Western International highlights above are subject to change without notice.

Previously known as:
Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites, Best Western Encinitas

Seasonality of Hotel Rates at Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach

Rate fluctuations of Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach

The graph above is seasonality of room rates for both group quotes and the lowest online individual rates our system could find at the time the group bid was entered. The lowest group deal shown is 56.1% in January 2022 and the highest average individual rate is $289 in the month of July 2020. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach in a month when rates are lower.

FAQs about Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach

What time is check in?

Check in time is 4PM based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

What time is check out?

Check out time is 11AM based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

How many rooms does Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach have?

There are 94 rooms in the property.

What kind of breakfast is at Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach?

Complementary Grab N Go served in the Lobby

What parking is available at Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach?

10$ Per Vehicle Per Night On-Site Parking

How much does internet cost?

Complementary Wireless High Speed Internet

Can I get a AAA rate at Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach?

Yes, they have stay dates that support AAA hotel discounts. Example room type: AAA CAA Rate 1 King Bed Continental Breakfast Free WiFi Must Show AAA ID At Check in

Can I get a Senior or AARP rate at Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach?

Sorry, this hotel does not offer senior hotel discounts at this time.

Is there a gym at Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach?

Yes, there is a gym/fitness area available on-site at the property.

Is there a pool at Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach?

Yes, there is a pool on-site at the property. Outdoor.

Can I get a group rate at Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach?

Yes, you can get room block and/or discount for a group if you need 10+ rooms per night. The average groups saves around 30.1%.

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