Malibu Beach Inn
What We Love
- Access to the beach, just off the Pacific Coast Highway
- Scenic views from private balconies
- Wine coolers are stocked with bottles of California’s finest vintages
- Free WiFi
- READ MORE: 72 hours on Highway 1
What To Know
- This oceanfront getaway is great for couples
- There's beach yoga and gym passes for the fitness center across the street
- You’ll need a car for sightseeing, but shopping and dining options are steps away
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
The 47-room Malibu Beach Inn is a modern, elegant escape that delivers a taste of Malibu’s good life. With clean lines and an excellent beachfront location perfect for celebrity spotting, this three-story inn is a SoCal sensation.
Bed & Bath
The rooms, decorated in earthy tones of cream, sand and exotic wenge wood, have a homey sophistication. Wine coolers stocked with bottles of California’s finest, upscale Molton Brown bath products, fireplaces and sliding doors opening to private balconies lend a home-away-from-home vibe. Fall asleep to the sound of waves crashing on the inn’s private beach.
The inn’s public areas are compact and intimate, dotted with artwork by contemporary painter Glenn Ness. Most guests prefer to relax on rattan chairs on the open terrace. On the third floor, Veronica Skin & Body Care Spa has woven seagrass walls and ceilings draped with creamy linen. There’s a full list of treatments using local company Osea’s marine products. Be sure to make reservations for a table on Carbon Beach Club’s terrace well in advance for California coastal cuisine with Malibu Pier views.
In the Area
The mountains that cradle Malibu are full of hiking trails that wind past waterfalls and reveal stunning views of Santa Monica Bay and Catalina Island. Looking to sample some wine? Even beachy Malibu has a burgeoning scene. Visit Cornell Tasting Room or the Rosenthal Estate and sip Rhone-style wines from vineyards clinging to the hillsides behind those insanely expensive houses. Further afield (12 miles), the Santa Monica Pier houses an amusement park featuring a roller coaster and the world’s first solar-powered Ferris wheel. Or take to the water via surf or paddleboard with lessons from Malibu Surf Shack. Many visitors opt to tour the modern Getty Museum near Bel-Air, but in the late oil mogul’s neoclassical Getty Villa in Malibu, you’ll find art and artifacts from ancient Rome, Etruria and Greece.
How to Get There
If you are celebrating a special occasion, avoid this hotel. The property, rooms and ocean view are beautiful. The restaurant’s food and service excellent. But, before arriving, we informed management by email that we would be celebrating our 20th Anniversary. Management replied they would make sure the restaurant and hotel were made aware of our special celebration. However, during our stay, there was no acknowledgement whatsoever of our anniversary –not a modest bottle of sparking, sweets, a card, not even a verbal acknowledgement, though we dined at the hotel both nights. Needless to say, this all put a damper over our celebrating our special occasion. One would except more at this high-end hotel, especially after management’s assurances. I mentioned this disappointment to the clerk at checkout, who promptly dismissed it by saying “there was no notation in our system.” I kid you not – he then offered me a cookie for the road (from the jar available all day to everyone). In short, this is an expensive and fine property. But if you are celebrating any special occasion, don’t count on this property to step up to the plate. Why take the risk?
Super nice hotel in Malibu, excellent service, all rooms with amazing view right over the ocean and sunsets. Bathrooms have Toto toilets, quite an experience !! Their restaurant overlooks the bay/ocean, very good food as well! Definitely recommendable. Claudio Ruhemann - Swan Turismo
The cocktails, the room and the beautiful ocean made for a memorable evening. We loved listening to the ocean and kept the door open all night. The room has a nice sitting area and the balcony is a spot to sit and relax as well. Did not have a chance to dine at the restaurant.