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105 N Vulcan Ave, Encinitas, CA 92024-2645
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 21/08/17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21/08/17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Encinitas
Travellers' Choice
WELL Certified Platinum - First hotel in the World to receive this prestigious distinction. Best of North County San Diego 2019 by San Diego Magazine. Overlooking downtown Encinitas and its namesake beach, the Inn at Moonlight Beach offers tranquil luxury in each of its five suites. The property features all-natural materials, filtered water throughout, and a biodynamic farm from which guests are invited to pick fruits, vegetables, and medicinal herbs. At this Modern Boutique Inn, you experience the joy of connection with people, nature and alignment with yourself. From the striking, quiet elegance of the main breezeway, to the pots of warm herbal tea that greet guests as they arrive in their room, to the tranquil decks overlooking gorgeous landscaping and views of the ocean, every detail is mindfully thought through to bring you fully into the present moment. At the Inn at Moonlight Beach, we strive to uplift and nurture all who visit, “quiet your mind and connect with your soul."
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Water sport equipment rentals
Couples massage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Complimentary tea
Evening entertainment
Foot bath
Full body massage
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Molly wrote a review 12 Sep
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This is such a lovely location , and comes with a wonderful staff! They provide several options to make your experience even better also. It is walking distance from the beach , great restaurants and shops . Highly recommend if your looking for a place to refresh, if you love nature , and are looking for a unique place to stay! 5 stars!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
maggie c wrote a review 06 Sep
Los Angeles, California4 contributions
My family travel quite a bit throughout the year, with kids aging from preschooler to high schooler, I am picky when it comes to choosing a place to stay for the whole family. Moonlight Inn is a place with its uniqueness in style, thoughtfulness from the owner, a clean carpet free studio that accommodates our family needs. The room smelled nice with oil diffuser, nice full kitchen in one of our rooms, the owner provided good quality shampoo and hand soap and we didn’t even use the ones we brought. I do appreciate the complimentary breakfast brought to us in a picnic basket outside the door every morning at 8, very healthy selections. The location is great, walking distance to the nice beach and downtown area with lots of dining selections. There are a few things to mention about, the parking is very limited and we had to park in the slope spot. It is next to the train station, it gets super loud when the train pass by cause it alarms when it gets close to station. But the Inn does provide ear plugs. Overall we did enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend to try this place out if you haven’t.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: It needs extra attention when backing out to the street from the parking area, watch traffic...
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Ara C wrote a review Aug 2021
Los Angeles, California, United States8 contributions3 helpful votes
What an amazing gem of a spot in Encinitas! The inn was the best little spot with the best touches— flower bath, a beautiful garden to harvest, and a great picnic breakfast were some of the highlights. I would highly recommend this little spot to anyone looking for a getaway in the cutest little beach town!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Chanell wrote a review Aug 2021
5 contributions6 helpful votes
Everything was so awesome! I thoroughly enjoyed the very relaxing atmosphere along with the distinctive personal touches. The S’mores idea was so fun! I will return for certain to this hidden gem. Thank you to the staff for a memorable experience so close to home.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: The Sage Room was perfect!
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Sarah S wrote a review Aug 2021
5 contributions
This is a very special place. Everything here comes together to create a harmonious experience, from the decor, which is soothing & cool, to the plants which are plentiful and green, to the in-room tea which was warm & relaxing. The Inn is simply a great place to slow down. The complimentary basket of healthy breakfast picks, like green juice and banana bread (and homemade jam & honey) certainly add to the charm. As well as the bottom floor garden units where we stayed (Mint Room) that allowed a cozy morning coffee break. There are tables outside as well where we played cards & had snacks. The rooms come equipped w/ glasses, plates & cutlery making it easy for us to have meals in our room. The beds are very comfy & the showers (& pressure) we’re also great. The Inn provides towels & other beach items which helped us supplement as we didn’t bring enough for our entire stay. Perhaps the cutest part of the place is that you can plant your own take home succulent garden which my family did on the day we left. Don’t forget to book a massage they are performed onsite in a peaceful atmosphere.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
US$259 - US$430 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Inn at Moonlight Beach
Which popular attractions are close to Inn at Moonlight Beach?
Nearby attractions include Moonlight Beach State Park (0.5 km), Lazy Acres Encinitas (0.4 km), and Cottonwood Creek Park (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Inn at Moonlight Beach?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Inn at Moonlight Beach?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Inn at Moonlight Beach?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Inn at Moonlight Beach?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Inn at Moonlight Beach?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lofty Coffee, Leucadia Pizzeria & Italian, and Mr. Peabody's Bar & Grill.
Is Inn at Moonlight Beach located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Encinitas.
Are there any historical sites close to Inn at Moonlight Beach?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park (9.3 km), Heritage County Park (14.0 km), and St. Michael's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church (13.4 km).