Our romantic little Inn is perched on a hillside above Moonlight Beach overlooking both the Pacific Ocean and our quaint beach town of Encinitas. It's a magical place of sand, sea, sun and surf. There are no other San Diego Bed & Breakfasts closer to the ocean. Our rooms and suites recall a lovely European Seaside Inn - each is ultra-fresh-and-clean with plush linens, private bathroom, free wi-fi, cable TV, refrigerator and coffee maker with Starbucks coffee. Each morning we bake warm-from-the-oven pastries for you to enjoy with your home-made breakfast. All this, yet our prices are $50-$75 less than similar accommodations.
Moonglow sleeps 2 in a Queen Bed. Like all our our rooms and suites, Moonglow is ultra-fresh and spotlessly clean with plush linens, modern private bathroom, wireless internet, refrigerator and cable TV. Your hostess, Ann Dunham, will make you homemade breads, muffins and rolls for breakfast; plus, you'll enjoy her fresh-ground Starbucks coffee every morning from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. Please visit our website.
Nightly Rate: $119 - $139
SeaBreeze sleeps 2 in a Queen-sized bed. It is ultra-fresh and spotlessly clean with plush linens, modern private bathroom, wireless internet, refrigerator and cable TV. Your hostess, Ann Dunham, will make you homemade breads, muffins and rolls for breakfast; plus, you'll enjoy her fresh-ground Starbucks coffee every morning from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. Please visit our website.
Nightly Rate: $119 - $139
Our largest room, the Beach Suite, sleeps up to 4. It is ultra-fresh and spotlessly clean with plush linens, modern private bathroom, wireless internet, refrigerator and cable TV. Your hostess, Ann Dunham, will make you homemade breads, muffins and rolls for breakfast; plus, you'll enjoy her fresh-ground Starbucks coffee every morning from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. Please visit our website.
Nightly Rate: $129 - $149
The Penthouse Suite is a very special, private romantic suite. It has a private deck with it's own hot tub and spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. It's ultra-fresh and spotlessly clean with plush linens, modern private bathroom, wireless internet, refrigerator and cable TV. a.m. Please visit our website.
Nightly Rate: $169 - $249
4.0 on June 04, 2014
Wonderful hosts and great location!!! We had a great time and we able to make a last minute reservation. Very close to the beach!! Will definitely stay here again when I'm back in town!
5 on January 08, 2013
Our stay was lovely. The hosts even provided a full moon for our evening promenades on Moonlight Beach. Wonderful.
4.6 on January 02, 2013
A friend and I stayed for 3 nights in early December. The inn was charming and our room was clean. Perfect location for walking into town and to the beach. Breakfasts were delicious and abundant. Ann and Terry were friendly and accommodating. I highly recommend staying at the Inn at Moonlight Beach and will be returning when in the area again. Rebecca M., from CT
5 on December 31, 2012
Charming and delightful inn. Lovely property high on a hill overlooking the ocean.with beautiful large trees and plants.--giving a secluded feeling yet just a short walk to the beach and to great gourmet restaurants. Small, intimate, very special.Peg and Bob Lewis
4.4 on December 30, 2012
A lovely clean place very close to the beach and down town Encinitas. The staff were all very friendly and helpful, and it is well set up for storing and washing surfboards if you've come to the area to surf.
5 on December 29, 2012
I was so pleased with my stay here in early December. The size was perfect, the food was beautiful, the atmosphere warm and inviting and carefree. I would return in a minute!
5 on December 06, 2012
My husband and I went to celebrate our November Birthdays and mostly to relax. The stay couldn't have been more restful. The place was immaculate and very serene, just what we were looking for. The room was cozy and the breakfasts were healthy and appetizing. We enjoyed the surrounding Encinitas area with it's small town and charming feel. There were plenty of fine restaurants to choose from and it was lovely to be able to stroll along the downtown area. We look to return soon, as everyone couldn't be any nicer.
3.2 on November 15, 2012
My daughter and I recently came to Southern Cal for a birthday trip for her. I found the Inn at Moonlight Beach online and was pleasantly surprised by the price! We stayed there 2 nights, driving about 45 minutes each way to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in between. I highly recommend staying here vs. a not-so-great-quality hotel for the same price, even if the hotel is closer to your destination! (Keep in mind that 3 stars means it met my expectations.)
5 on November 14, 2012
I had a wonderful 3 days. Jane was "Inn-sitting" during my stay and she was great. Between the lovely town, the gorgeous beach and the comfy Inn, I felt very at home and cared for. Already planning my next trip.
4.6 on November 09, 2012
Whether you stay in the Encinitas area or plan a day trip or two to San Diego, the Inn at Moonlight Beach is THE place to stay. The inn’s best feature is its easy access to Moonlight Beach—one of the most lovely beaches on the California coast—and the charming beach town of Encinitas. After a day of driving from Phoenix to Encinitas in Friday night California rush-hour traffic, we were relieved to find that we could just park our car at the inn for the entire 3 days and walk to restaurants and shops. Our hosts were preparing to leave the next morning for a weekend away, so we only got to meet Ann (and doggie Max). She was very gracious and welcomed us to our suite with fresh roses and chocolate covered strawberries for the occasion. We were sorry that we didn’t get to meet husband Terry, but we enjoyed chatting with Greg, who very ably assists in the inn’s operation. We found our room to be pleasantly furnished and impeccably clean, with a very comfortable bed and a spa-like bath. If there were trains after 9:00 pm , we slept too soundly to hear them. During the day, the train whistles were a pleasant reminder that San Diego is just a short hop away! The grounds are quite Zen and well-kept—with lots of flowers, interesting water features, and hummingbirds galore! From our Penthouse suite, we could see the ocean through the treetops when the marine layer lifted. It felt safe and was so refreshing to be able to leave doors and windows open to catch the ocean breeze. We found the Continental breakfast offerings much to our liking before a stroll on the beach—especially the artistically prepared fresh fruit plates and delicious muffins (my favorite tasted more like coffee cake). Oh, and good coffee (Starbucks) is always appreciated!
Moonlight Beach with Volleyball and Tennis Courts, Swami's Surf Beach made famous by The Beach Boys, Beacon's Beach, Grandview Beach, A quaint "artist" resort town, A quiet little beach community, Stone Steps Family Beach, Beachside, Oceanside, Small town, Tropical
San Diego, CA (SAN-Lindbergh Field) 26 miles
Exit Interstate 5 at Encinitas Blvd. Proceed west (towards the Pacific Ocean) approximately 1000 feet to the second traffic light (Vulcan Ave) and turn right. Drive up the hill past Cottonwood Creek Park. We are the third drive on the right. You cannot miss our sign and the 3 large flags. After dark, you'll see the blue glowing "orbs." Welcome!
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, San Diego Wild Animal Park, Kahuna Bob's Surf School, LegoLand, San Diego Zoo, Swami's Surf Beach, Whale Watching, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Zoo
Bed and Breakfast
Fireplace, Library , Free use of Boogie Boards for the beach, Open, airy "Sun Room" for visiting or cards, Lots of patios, decks and porches for relaxing, Meditative waterfall and Koi Pond, Fresh-ground Starbucks Coffee every day, Walking distance to Moonlight & Swami's Beach
Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Internet Service, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Mountain Bike trails, Boogie Boarding at Moonlight Beach, Surf Lessons with Kahuna Bob, Jogging on the beach, Walking/strolling on the beach, Watching world-class surfers at Swami's, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports
fresh, warm-from-the-oven pastries
For breakfast, you'll love Ann's fresh-from-the-oven, mouth-watering homemade baked goods together with with fresh-sliced fruits (often purchased at market by Ann earlier that morning) crafted into delicious personal fruit bowls - served with a selection of tasty yogurts and rich premium granola... and let's not forget the FRESH-GROUND (by Ann, that morning) Starbucks coffee and real cream.