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Malibu Beach Inn
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Malibu
Certificate of Excellence
Malibu, California
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9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Still the best!”
Reviewed 16 October 2011

The Malibu Beach Inn is still absolutely THE place to stay in Malibu - it's also absolutely my favorite hotel in all of California! The location is stunning - right on beautiful Carbon Beach. The rooms are perfectly designed - jewel boxes that maximize the incredible views, while also providing an uber-comfortable arm chair with ottoman, as well as a great couch. The chair and couch are organized around a fireplace (bonus!), and are as functional as they are good-looking. The beds are incredibly comfortable with luxurious linens.

The staff is as top-notch as the location. Everyone is warm and welcoming. They always greet me by name, and are very gracious in their desire to make every element of our stay perfect. Kat at the front desk is amazing. The bell staff go out of their way to exude friendliness and efficiency. Every waiter is attentive, and the food is excellent.

Perfect.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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malibubeachinn, Guest Relations Manager at Malibu Beach Inn, responded to this review, 23 October 2011
Thank you so much for sharing another glowing review of Malibu Beach Inn! We really appreciate your detailed descriptions of the rooms, the location and the service, and of course, we're delighted to hear that your stay exceeded your expectations in so many ways! We truly look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back soon! - The Malibu Beach Inn Team
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Culver City, California
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Reviewed 15 October 2011

We took a night to ourselves to enjoy Malibu at it's best and boy did we ever. The Malibu Beach Inn is a prime example of how a hotel should operate. They check you in with cold drinks, take you personally to your room, and offer to make local reservations for you. The room was pristine and lovely with one of the best views of the ocean possible. It was newly refurnished with all the upscale California charms one could hope for. We decided to cancel our dinner reservations at local restaurant and eat dinner at the hotel instead. BEST DECISION! We ate a gourmet feast which was worth every dollar right on the outdoor balcony overlooking the beach with our own personal heater. When it was unfortunately time to leave, they left us with two water bottles in our car for the trip home! A perfect ending! We cannot wait to return.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the ocean on the second floor, not one with a horizontal view. Both are nice b...
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  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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malibubeachinn, Guest Relations Manager at Malibu Beach Inn, responded to this review, 16 October 2011
Thank you so much for choosing to stay at the Malibu Beach Inn and sharing your experience with us as well! We're delighted to receive such glowing feedback, and we love to hear when we're able to exceed a guest's expectations. Your feedback is so very much appreciated and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back again in the future! - The Malibu Beach Inn Team
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cardiff
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Reviewed 12 October 2011

The view from our room is THE best ocean view we've ever experienced! If you got any closer you'd be in the ocean. The room was exceptionally clean, service great with nice little touches such as coffee and cookies in the lobby. The butler service on the beach was great (if not a little pricey, but what can you expect for such an amazing location)
We'd have no problems returning to this great place. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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malibubeachinn, Guest Relations Manager at Malibu Beach Inn, responded to this review, 16 October 2011
Thank you so much for staying with us and sharing your experience! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time here and soaked in lots of ocean views! We look forward to welcoming you back soon! - The Malibu Beach Inn Team
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Kelowna, Canada
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Reviewed 10 October 2011

We stayed at the Malibu Beach Inn for four nights from September 22 to 26, in room 210. This room had an ocean view balcony with a queen size bed.

For us, the wow factor was very high staying at this boutique hotel. First of all, the views of the ocean are jaw-dropping because the hotel is pretty much sitting right on the water! All of the staff were impressively polite, friendly, and professional. And that did not waiver during our entire stay.

The hand written note welcoming us to the hotel was an incredibly nice touch! And so was the goody bag that invited us to enjoy a complimentary movie night, complete with popcorn, bottled water and other treats. Furthermore, a tiny box of chocolates greeted us every night with evening turn-down service.

The bed was very comfortable, the linens were first-class, and the decor of the hotel was contemporary chic. I would have attached photos of our room and the incredible views from our balcony except we left our camera on the plane. :(

And the piece-de-la-resistance was the fireplace right off the balcony. Every evening we dimmed the lights, opened the patio door and listened to the sounds of the ocean waves while cozying up to the fireplace. It was truly a slice of heaven! Making it impossible to believe that all of the calamity and craziness of L.A. is only a few miles up the PCH.

The hotel itself sits on Carbon Beach, also known as Billionaire's Beach. So, every morning I walked on a beautiful strip of sand that is home to at least three well-known billionaires. Where else is that possible? Also, the Malibu pier is close-by and worth a visit as well.

Finally, on our day of departure, in addition to a copy of the L.A. Times, was a copy of the provincial newspaper from our home province! Again, an impressively nice touch!

We look forward to visiting this hotel again and again!

Room Tip: Go with the full ocean view rooms.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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malibubeachinn, Guest Relations Manager at Malibu Beach Inn, responded to this review, 11 October 2011
Thank you so much for choosing Malibu Beach Inn and giving us such a glowing review. It's absolutely our pleasure to ensure that you have a wonderful stay, and we're delighted to hear that your visit exceeded your expectations in so many ways! (Although, we're super sorry to hear that you lost your camera on the way home!)

We appreciate your wonderful feedback and we welcome you back to take lots more photos any time! - The Malibu Beach Inn Team
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Douglas, IOM
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Reviewed 3 October 2011

Quite simply the BEST hotel in Malibu. We were on honeymoon and the staff and the hotel we just perfect. The location on the beach is superb. A must if you are wanting to stay in Malibu.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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malibubeachinn, Guest Relations Manager at Malibu Beach Inn, responded to this review, 11 October 2011
Thank you so much for traveling from afar and sharing your honeymoon with us! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back for years to come! - The Malibu Beach Inn Team
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Santa Monica, California
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55 reviews
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Reviewed 23 September 2011

I have been meaning to write this review for years. I visited after their renovation and this place is fantastic. It is in a great location right on the water and walking distance from the Malibu Pier. Our room was beautifully designed and sitting on the balcony and listening to the waves was pure bliss. Don't be scared of the price because it's worth every penny.

Room Tip: Get one facing the ocean!
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  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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malibubeachinn, Guest Relations Manager at Malibu Beach Inn, responded to this review, 26 September 2011
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your previous experience at the Malibu Beach Inn! We're delighted to receive such glowing feedback. We always love to hear that everything met or exceeded a guest's expectations, and being called "the best hotel in Malibu" is certainly an honor! Your feedback is so very much appreciated and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back again soon! - The Malibu Beach Inn Team
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Scotland
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Reviewed 20 September 2011

This is the second time I have stayed at MBI, and it was every bit as good as I remembered. The King Beach suite wasn't large but had a decent balcony and is right over the beach, with the surf crashing just a few feet away.

The beach is the single reason to stay ay MBI. If you're not into beaches, and don't want to hear the waves all night long, you won't like it.

If you ignore the beach, then you're right on a fairly busy road, in good-but-not-great rooms, at an exorbitant price. So, you've got to like beaches.

Hotel service is decent, and the food is very good.

  • Stayed September 2011
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malibubeachinn, Guest Relations Manager at Malibu Beach Inn, responded to this review, 26 September 2011
Thank you so much for your return visit and for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor! We can definitely appreciate your affinity for the beach, as it really does create a wonderful environment and "soundtrack" for our guests. We are indeed blessed by our location! We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again in the future...and of course, if there's anything we can do to help make your next stay even more enjoyable, please be enouraged to let us know! - The Malibu Beach Inn Team
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Property: Malibu Beach Inn
Address: 22878 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-5041
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Region: United States > California > Malibu > Malibu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Malibu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Malibu Beach Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Magnificently nestled right on the sands of famed "Billionaire’s Beach," Malibu Beach Inn is a spectacular ocean-front getaway within minutes of LA. Since its inception in 1989, Malibu Beach Inn has become a beloved destination for both leisure and business travelers. After a complete, contemporary multi-million-dollar renovation, Malibu Beach Inn re-opened its doors as the only luxury oceanfront hotel destination between Santa Monica and Santa Barbara, offering guests unsurpassed levels of luxury and service on the sands of exclusive Carbon Beach. The Malibu Beach Inn is approximately 22 miles from Los Angeles International Airport. The hotel embraces the serene beauty of the Malibu coastline through its landscaping, architecture and interior design. It also embodies the spirit of one of Southern California's most exclusive communities through the warm hospitality of its multilingual, European-trained staff, its signature beach club, and a unique collection of artwork by contemporary painter Glenn Ness. The Carbon Beach Club features California coastal cuisine with Pacific Rim accents that is complemented by an outstanding and extensive list of hand-selected small-production wines from California's premier wine regions. The dining room offers both indoor and outdoor dining, both of which boast breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and the sound of the tumbling surf below.Guest rooms feature private balconies, minibars, coffeemakers, hairdryers, bathrobes, DVD players, safes, complimentary high-speed Internet access, fireplaces (most rooms), and private hot tubs (some rooms). ... more   less 
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