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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


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Embrace Malibu’s studiously laid-back vibe at this escape with gorgeous Pacific views from nearly every window

The Look

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

Malibu Beach Inn
22878 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265 United States


4.5 Very Good 637 Reviews
Gets Better Everytime
Reviewed 2 days ago

Revisited after a couple year hiatus to again celebrate Wife’s Birthday. She requested so who am I to resist. Booked several months in advance so secured reasonable rate for the area. One of the great things about this hotel is it’s understated elegance that captures the beach and “California” spirit with no compromise in service and quality. Big difference from a couple of years ago is checkin desk is in its own little area off the portico. Less cramp then when it was in the main lobby. We arrived early Thursday afternoon and well staffed at the front desk and valet. No option to self park and no need for this small boutique hotel. Check In was easy and our desk attendant escorted us to our 3rd floor oceanfront room making great small talk before pointing out features of room. We were mid property right on the ocean. Again - your room is right on the water. No street or boardwalk between you - right on the water. The rooms are better than ever. In room fireplace. You are encouraged to keep patio door open. Turn down service leaves nice little tea lites and chocolates. The patio is large enough for true relaxing with table and a couple chairs. Large room with sleeping area, couch/fireplace area.

Had evening cocktails at restaurant and it is great. First the atmosphere right over the water is awesome. Second - great staff and bartender. Inventive drinks based on tried and true recipes. We did breakfast and it was great with a great view. Love the way the interior of the restaurant is laid out. Some good work spaces along with places to sit.

Location is easy walk to pier. Can walk the beach when it’s not high tide. Close to everything Malibu has to offer.

Steve from Scotland
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a great wee place , so friendly , Costas ,the owner makes everyone feel so welcome. Great cocktails, good music, nice atmosphere for a relaxing fun night. A great stop off place on the way into or from the village.

What can we say ...
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is just a total gem. Location cannot be beat, directly on the sandy Malibu beach with a staircase leading from the hotel to the beach for an early morning or afternoon walk along the Pacific. Malibu pier is just a stroll away, as is Nobu Malibu as an excellent dinner option. Thanks again to the concierge to making it possible to getting a table at short notice. Rooms are just perfect with direct ocean and pier views, lovely bathrooms and a great ocean front restaurant. Will be back.

On the water in Malibu
Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was at the north end of the hotel overlooking the ocean and the Malibu pier to the right. The hotel is relatively small with three floors of a single row of rooms with a few additional rooms on the ends of the building. The staff was engaging, friendly and helpful at every turn. The restaurant is practically above the ocean with the waves breaking below. The food and service both very good. The rooms are newly remodeled in a modern seaside motif. i would prefer to stock the fridge in the room myself but it is a stocked minibar. The hotel is not cheap but worth it if you like to hear waves breaking outside your room with an expansive view of the Pacific beyond your deck that is reminiscent of the view from a cruise ship stateroom with a deck. We walked a short distance to dinner at NOBU also. Overall I really liked this place and will return.

Excellent and unique hotel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our visit; wonderful rooms which are literally right on the ocean. The rooms are very well appointed and the service is outstanding. The yoga on the beach is included in the rate each morning which is the perfect way to start the day. Looking forward to going back!