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Nestled less than two blocks from Moonlight State Beach, Moonlight Beach Motel is a family owned 24 room motel with great views overlooking the sand and surf of the Pacific Ocean. We are an iconic family owned business in the heart of Encinitas. We treat all guests like family and would like to ensure an amazing stay for those that book here. Just a short stroll away from Moonlight Beach, this motel is the closest in Encinitas to the ocean. Most of our rooms have ocean views and some are equipped with full kitchens. Please call for current rates and availability so that we may begin booking your next trip to Encinitas! We look forward to seeing you!

Property Name: Moonlight Beach Motel

Street Address: 233 2nd St

City : Encinitas - California

Postal Code : 92024

Phone: 760-753-0623


Check-in/Check-out Policies

This property has the following check-in and check-out times and policies:

Check-In: 3:00 PM

Check-Out: 11:00 AM

Property and Cancelation Policies :
Cancellations can be made up to 3 days prior to your check in with us with no penalty.  If you cancel within 3 days before arrival, the total price of the reservation will be charged. Guests who No Show will be charged the total price of the reservation. A first night's deposit will be taken at time of booking.  

Terms and Conditions

Moonlight Beach Motel is a completely NON-SMOKING AND PET FREE property.  Smoking of any kind (cigarettes, vaping, marijuana) or having a pet on Motel property will result in a per day $250 penalty.(This includes common areas, patios, balconies and rooms.).
Check in time-3:00 pm
Check out-11:00 am
Early check ins and late check outs are not permitted.

*We are unable to accept requests for specific room numbers and/or locations.

All reservations are on a first come first served basis.
All reservations require a valid credit card with the registered guest name printed. 
Payment in full is required at check-in.  We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover and cash (A credit card is still required for cash payment). 
A one time $250 hold will be placed for all check-ins. This is in addition to room and tax. 
Due to limited parking, each room is provided one parking space. If you have multiple vehicles there is additional street parking available.
Moonlight Beach Motel is not responsible for any theft of personal belongings within a guests' room or anywhere else on Motel property.
Moonlight Beach Motel reserves the right to enter your room at any time to conduct welfare checks.
We reserve the right to charge the lead guest for any damages caused through the course of a booking by any member of the booking party. This includes breakages, spillages, stains, damage to furniture or fixtures and fittings. Any accidental damages should be reported as soon as possible in order to minimize damage and associated costs.

Moonlight Beach Motel Cares About Accessibility

Our goal for is to provide a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and in doing so adhere to many of the available standards and guidelines. To ensure this, Moonlight Beach Motel is committed to compliance with Level AA success criteria of the Website Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0), an international standard measure of accessibility success. Our website and digital marketing have been developed after carefully parsing these particular guidelines and is continuously being enhanced to make our technology more accessible and user-friendly. Our hotel website allows visitors to search for accessibility featured guest rooms that are clearly labeled on the Rooms page. Each accessible room listing highlights it's accessible features for guests to make an informed decision on whether that room will meet their needs.

Hotel Accommodation Accessibility Features

  • Moonlight Beach Motel has 1 ADA accessible guest room available to book in the following room type:
    • 2 Queen Beds with Kitchenette
      • wheelchair accessible shower with handheld shower wand and grab bars
      • pedestal sink
      • lighted exit
      • smoke detectors
  • There is 1 mobility accessible parking space located on site
  • The lobby and all common areas are accessible
  • Ramps are present at all entries where needed

Hotel Website Accessibility Features

This hotel website for Moonlight Beach Motel is designed to be fully accessible to all and is designed according to W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 and conforms to most priority checkpoints which entail some of the following elements:

Navigation Tabbing

Our hotel’s website can be navigated by using the tab key to traverse the elements of each page and by using the enter key to activate a highlighted link.

Text Visibility

The color scheme of this hotel website uses contrasting colors and a large font size for optimal reading.

Images Visibility

All images include descriptive ALT attributes.

Closed Captioning

All videos on this website allow the option to view with closed captions.

Semantic Markup

HTML heading tags are used to convey the document structure. Navigation menus are tagged as HTML maps so that the menu title can be read out, and the menu items are presented as a group. Please see our page sitemap for easy navigation at:

Accessibility References

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, which explains the reasons behind each guideline.
Section 508, Information and news about the accessibility standards introduced by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.

Browser Help

Optimize the way you view your web browser. If you have difficulty in reading the Moonlight Beach Motel website on your screen, you may be able to change the settings on your browser to help you improve readability and visibility of each webpage: Learn about the Accessibility features of these major Internet Browsers below: Mozilla Firefox: Click Here for Mozilla Firefox Accessibility Features
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Apple Safari: Click Here for Apple Accessibility Support


Whilst Moonlight Beach Motel strives to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website. If you have difficulty learning about or booking our hotel, we invite you to contact us via telephone or email and our friendly staff will gladly assist you. If you find that something on our website is not accessible, we welcome your questions and suggestions. Phone: (760) 753-0623  Email:

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