The Surfrider Malibu
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
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Preserved Malibu stalwart featuring ocean-facing balconies and hammocks in each of its 20 homey guest rooms
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
This Is another among many stays that I have had at the Surfrider in Malibu. The warmth and hospitality of this place only gets better with each visit. It maintains its super relaxed chic atmosphere mixed with genuine touches that make me feel at home.
At the expense of repeating myself I can only add that to my attachment to this little friendly hotel, run so well and with incredible start make me feel that this is a home from home.
The atmosphere on the roof restaurant,/bar is always friendly, lively and fun. Best view for watching surfers and spotting friendly dolphins. Also the food is absolutely delicious. My favourite is breakfast with this mashed avocados and a poached egg on top!
Thanks to all the staff for always making me feel so welcome and special.
Very nice hotel, nice staff, great location, good atmosphere, we loved it.
Thank you for the great moments, delicious dinner, good wine and beautiful sunset. Also for the very helpful guide to Malibu and LA.
We will definitely be back !
A great spot. Above PCH with views of the Pacific. Rooftop dining for guests is top flight. Emma, your owner-host, will make sure you are pleased. Staff is cordial, capable, and caring. A laid-back place.