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
- 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
We just came up to Malibu for one night, visiting the Getty during the day. Staying here was a surprise from my husband, I didn't want to leave. Valet staff, excellent, check in, excellent. Fresh cookies at check in and then we were escorted to our room and shown all the goodies. Fireplace, ocean view (complete with a set of binoculars), comfy bed, great sound system, nice bathroom and wonderful bathroom products. We had a nice drink in the bar and room service breakfast the next morning. No complaints! It was a perfect get-away.
This place is an absolute gem! We needed for nothing and wanted for more! Can't think of one thing they cold do differently! The service was impeccable, the views are out of this world, and the rooms are modern and beautiful! Honestly loved every single thing about this place!
On the beach and close to Pepperdine, this hotel is your best bet in Malibu. The hotel is best in the mornings because of the complimentary coffee in the lobby, free newspapers, cozy settings, and nice view. Breakfast at the restaurant is exceptional.
There is so much beauty to be found at the Malibu Beach Inn. From it's perfect perch on the Pacific Coast Highway, from the minute you pull in, you'll be spoiled. The lobby is small but stunning; and from the second you walk in you will be drawn out through the restaurant and out to the incredible beachfront balcony that perches you just over the water.
And while the beach below is sheer perfection, and a treat every time you see it, the real treat here is the staff. From the very friendly hostess to the kind waiters, everyone here was happy to serve us, which was not something we experienced in the rest of Malibu proper. Our rooms were perfectly turned over every time we left and stocked with fresh water, chocolates and slippers. We never wanted for a single thing, and our car was brought up within minutes of calling down.
The restaurant was delicious: we ate breakfast there twice. I highly recommend the pancakes, which are less like pancakes and more like delicious, crispy griddle cakes with a crispy outside and a soft, doughy perfection inside. Our entire table moaned over them. Perfectly cooked eggs, tiny jars of delicious jams and a generous smoked salmon rounded out the experience. After FREE beachfront yoga with a luminous yoga teacher who was both so down to earth and a walking embodiment of Malibu, heading up to breakfast was a revelation. We had drinks in the evening, paired with coconut and lime gelato that was divine.
I can't say enough good things about this place. Shopping is right up the street at the Malibu County Village (note: you must buy shoes at Bed-Stu) and next door is the fabulous Malibu Farm restaurant and cafe. This is the perfect place for a girls weekend, for a romantic getaway. The staff made sure every moment was orchestrated perfectly. (Shout-out especially to the Josh Groban lookalike who worked tirelessly on the beach laying out our beach chairs and bringing us endless water and drinks in addition to bringing up a lost phone and a sweater to our rooms.)
Overall, this place is a little bit of Malibu magic and well worth the price, a quiet little gemstone on the coast that hides the perfect vacation.
Staff was very attentive, charming and pleasant. We arrived early without notice and they prepared our room and sent our bags up while we played on the small beach in front of the hotel, enjoying the lounge chairs and food service from the restaurant above. It's perfect if what you are looking for is quiet, gorgeous views, amazing food and great service. It's very expensive, but if you go in with the right mindset for a special occasion, I think it's worth it. We loved our dinner, especially the branzino (my husband's favorite fish, hard to find in the US) and the boulevardier (fantastic bourbon cocktail).