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What We Love

  • The classic Pacific Coast Highway address
  • Seared tuna tacos (tortillas are freshly made) at The Roof Deck, the hotel’s organic restaurant
  • Custom surfboards, crafted by local shapers, are available to use
  • The gregarious owners, architect Matthew Goodwin and his wife Emma, are always around to chat

What To Know

  • The Roof Deck is for hotel guests only
  • There’s no pool on the property, but you’re just a short walk from Surfrider Beach
  • There are electric car charging stations onsite
  • Parking is included as part of your stay


  •  Bar
  •  Concierge
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
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Preserved Malibu stalwart featuring ocean-facing balconies and hammocks in each of its 20 homey guest rooms

The Lowdown

An integral player in Californian history (its eponymous beach was featured in the 1966 cult film, The Endless Summer), this overhauled 1953 surf lodge now exudes an easygoing coastal cool. Natural materials like reclaimed wooden floorboards, custom-made teak beds, textured rugs, and plants add warmth to guest rooms, while owner-operators Matthew and Emma make constant cameos to ensure guests are comfortable. With a fire-pit/sound system combo on the roof deck, rain showers in your spa-like bathroom, and Italian linens on your four-poster Californian King bed, how could you not be? It’s no surprise that this stylish sleep is as popular with the staycationers as it is with the cosmopolitan creative set, all seeking a mellow hangout within easy distance of nearby First Point.

In the Area

Surfrider Beach, a legendary World Surfing Reserve, is situated in the scenic heart of Malibu and draws steady crowds for its flawless swells. East of that legendary landscape is where you’ll find the town’s historic wooden pier, where a stroll might result in a dolphin—or even celebrity—sighting. Enlist the hotel to help arrange a vintage Land Rover excursion to other acclaimed surfing hotspots like Leo Carrillo Beach, whose sands and boulders have showed up in a long list of Hollywood films including The Usual Suspects and Pirates of the Caribbean.

How to Get There

The Surfrider Malibu
23033 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265 United States


5.0 Excellent 86 Reviews
Friends wedding in Malibu
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were in town for a friends wedding, and the majority of the guests and all of our friends really stayed at the Surfrider hotel, and I have to say the 3 nights we spent here were amazing. Its a small but modern contemporary boutique hotel, very "Malibu", our room had a gorgeous view of the water. This hotel is BEAUTIFUL, dont stay anywhere else!!!!! I want to come back soon!!!

Bar / restaurant for guests only
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everyone that works here is so kind and accommodating. Love that the rooftop bar/restaurant is for guests only. Ensures you always can get a great spot. Epic views of Malibu pier/Surfline from the rooms/bar. We stayed in an upper room. Loved the hammock on the deck. The food / drinks were great here too. Overall wonderful experience. We need one of these hotels in San Clemente.

Heaven on earth, Amazing 10 out of 10
Reviewed 1 month ago

This was my second time to stay in the Surfrider and boy it has everything you would want for time away. We needed some RnR and Malibu has that with this hotel. Chilled beach vibe (but with class), comfort, friendly staff, great food & drinks and boy the view. I love watching the surf across the road in the early morning or afternoon from my balcony. I mental switch off sitting on the comfy chairs with big blankets watching sunrise or sunset from the roof deck bar. Wow really just wow. Thanks Surfrider Malibu.

Malibu Memories.
Reviewed 1 month ago

We had THE best time, thank you so much guys!
The hotel is stunning, as is the food and drink but most of all the team all made our stay with you so special! Kelly, Helen, Shannon, Julian, Travis, Derek, Anthony, Alfredo had others !
The seared tuna and slow rib tacos were incredible as were the Bloody Marys!
Thank you all so much for everything!
We’ll be back! Xx

very nice boutique hotel across the street from Malibu Pier
Reviewed 1 month ago

Very nice 4 night stay in this boutique hotel from a converted roadside inn. Wife and I stayed here for a Pepperdine baseball weekend. Nice to be so close to campus.
Rooms are spacious and beds are excellent.
Staff was very friendly from check-in to check-out, including staff at restaurant/bar. Full of helpful and smiling people.
Fantastic rooftop bar! Must visit on a sunny day or pleasant evening. Menu at restaurant is great and well executed.
Only negative is the proximity to the road. It is loud. No way to quiet the traffic unless you bring ear plugs.