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Beach nearby, white sand
Flat-screen TV

Guest reviews

4.7/5 Exceptional
51 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen


Explore the area

Popular LocationMoonlight State Beach14 min walk
Popular LocationSan Diego Botanic Garden6 min drive
Popular LocationSwamis Beach7 min drive
AirportSan Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.)30 min drive

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  • Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom

    Room amenities

    • 46 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsDeluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom
  • Deluxe Suite, Garden View

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 28 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsDeluxe Suite, Garden View
  • Premier Suite, Ocean View

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 35 sq m
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsPremier Suite, Ocean View
  • Deluxe Courtyard Suite

    4.1/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 23 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsDeluxe Courtyard Suite

The average per-night price is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices exclude taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

About this area


Located in Encinitas, Inn at Moonlight Beach is near the beach. Shoppers can check out Carlsbad Premium Outlets, while everyone can enjoy the natural beauty of Moonlight State Beach and Flower Fields of Carlsbad. Check out an event or a game at Del Mar Racetrack, and consider making time for Legoland California, a top attraction not to be missed.

Visit our Encinitas travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Moonlight State Beach - 14 min walk
  • San Diego Botanic Garden - 6 min drive
  • Swamis Beach - 7 min drive
  • Belly Up - 11 min drive
  • Sealife Aquarium - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • Solana Beach Station - 11 min drive
  • San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.) - 30 min drive

About this property

Inn at Moonlight Beach

3.5-star inn near the beach
This smoke-free inn features express check-in, a garden and a picnic area. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. All 5 individually decorated rooms feature free wired Internet and memory foam beds. For a bit of entertainment, flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like kitchenettes and coffee makers. Housekeeping is available on request.
Inn at Moonlight Beach offers 5 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation includes desks. Memory foam beds feature premium bedding. Accommodation at this 3.5-star inn has kitchenettes with kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, bathrobes, designer toiletries and complimentary toiletries.

This Encinitas inn provides complimentary wired Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Housekeeping is offered on request and microwaves can be requested.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking
  • Limited parking spaces

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 8 AM–11 AM

Family friendly

  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Mini-fridge


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Housekeeping (on request)

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Spanish


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Memory foam mattress
  • Premium bedding


  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Towels


  • TV channels
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Cleaning supplies
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Mini fridge
  • Paper towels

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio


  • Desk
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products provided
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Safe



Check-in between 3:00 PM and anytime
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
An adult aged 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Check-in hours end at 4:30 PM on weekends.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

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Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Destination fee: USD30 per accommodation, per night. This fee does not apply to children under 1 year of age.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • A late check-out fee will be charged

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

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.
    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Inn at Moonlight Beach and receive a full refund?
Yes, Inn at Moonlight Beach offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Inn at Moonlight Beach cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is this property pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at this inn?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this inn?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM to anytime.
What time is check-out at this inn?
Checkout is at 11 AM. Late checkout is available for a fee.
Where is this inn located?
Situated in Encinitas, this beach inn is within 2 miles (3 km) of Moonlight State Beach, San Diego Botanic Garden and Swamis Beach. San Elijo State Beach and Leucadia State Beach are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Inn at Moonlight Beach

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Inn at Moonlight Beach is a really special spot. Beautifully appointed rooms/suites, eco conscience with a wonderfully welcoming staff. A

Stayed 1 night in Jun 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

The property is a Well(R) platinum certified place, which means it is a haven for humans. The colors and textures and details create comfort and are neutrally-pleasing; the touches such as sprigs of rosemary and candles create a sense of coziness, the soundscape relaxes. The landscaping is fantastic and secluded (especially given the limited space), and overall - the place is perfect to relax in for a couple of days. Finally, perhaps this place is not the type to briefly stop in to spend the night in middle of traveling - you will not appreciate the beauty.

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020


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    Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Staff & service

    A beautiful little gem of a hotel. Wonderful attention to detail and a great location.

    Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    This a unique property, small & intimate. I was happily surprised on my arrival I discovered a well attired garden suite, with herbs complimenting the property. I enjoyed the quiet, peacefulness of my evening. The tea is excellent. The breakfast was filling & healthy. I recommend the Inn at Moonlight Beach.

    Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020