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“Enchanting!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Malibu Beach Inn
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Malibu
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Enchanting!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

It might not look like much from the pacific coast highway but this charming boutique hotel
will keep you wanting to stay another night!
First you walk into this foyer/front desk and you look straight out at the Pacific Ocean.
Wonderful deck dining and inside too. You go up to your room and Wow, the view, the bed, bedding, fireplace, decor is just fabulous . Never been so comfortable in a bed that I may order my home mattress from them! I woke up and the first thing you see, is the beautiful ocean,
Best value for a beachfront location in LA/santa Monica /malibu.
Can not wait to go back. Love this place....... Ps food is great too.

Room Tip: Ask for the ocean view queen room.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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1 Thank Melinda H
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MalibuBeachInn, Guest Relations Manager at Malibu Beach Inn, responded to this review, 4 April 2014
Thank you so much for such a lovely review! We’re so grateful that you chose to stay with us, and we're delighted to hear just how much you enjoyed your time. It always makes our day to read such a wonderful review as yours! We look forward to welcoming you back for your next oceanfront vacation! - The Malibu Beach Inn Team
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014

My fiancé and I were guests at the Malibu Beach Inn from 1/22-2/4. We stayed in the King Premium Ocean Front Room which had fantastic views of the ocean. Our room wasn’t very big, but it was comfortable with nice decor and furniture. My favorite part about our room was that we had a private double balcony. I love how you can hear the sounds of the waves crash on the beach just under your balcony. The restaurant was excellent and every meal we had there was superb with great service. The hotel has complimentary WiFi which is a bonus! The hotel doesn’t have a pool or gym, but you can pay $20 a day to use the gym across the street which is what we did.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank sophiemattison
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MalibuBeachInn, Guest Relations Manager at Malibu Beach Inn, responded to this review, 31 March 2014
Thank you so much for spending your winter getaway with us! We're so very grateful that you took the time to share your experience here on TripAdvisor. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed dining at Carbon Beach Club and were able to take full advantage of our oceanfront location by savoring the waves and the view from your room! We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon. - The Malibu Beach Inn Team
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2014

we were staying with family who live in malibu and decided to come the malibu beach inn for lunch! it did not let us down. the service was great,food was really good but the view blown us away! the cocktails were also great. will be returning!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Heather C
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MalibuBeachInn, Guest Relations Manager at Malibu Beach Inn, responded to this review, 31 March 2014
Thank you so much for dining with us during your recent visit to Malibu. It was an absolute pleasure to serve you, and we're delighted to hear just how much you enjoyed your experience. We hope to have an opportunity to welcome you back again in the future! - The Malibu Beach Inn Team
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Scotland
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64 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

Went there for our 40th wedding anniversary. Staff could not have been more helpful and accommodating. Food in the restaurant was outstanding and at night they supplied heaters and blankets so you could eat outside facing the lit beach and listening to the ocean

Room Tip: Get the ocean front rooms worth the extra
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank abelina
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MalibuBeachInn, Guest Relations Manager at Malibu Beach Inn, responded to this review, 6 March 2014
Congratulations on 40 years of wedded bliss! We're so grateful that you chose to celebrate such a special occasion with us! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay. It was an absolute pleasure to serve you and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back on your next anniversary or ANY day! :) - The Malibu Beach Inn Team
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Miami
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55 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

Beautiful setting, fully remodeled in the past 2-3 years. We have stayed here before the remodeling and after and it has been a memorable experience. Most rooms face the ocean and you can sleep with the balcony doors open so you can hear the ocean rolling in all night. Wake up to a beautiful ocean view and sandy beach. We walk all the way to the bridge and back every morning. This hotel is right out of a typical California movie setting. Great restaurant for breakfast. Clean modern rooms. Absolutely fantastic. A little pricey but you get what you pay for. Great for a couple of days or a weekend getaway. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: pick a room that faces the ocean, the higher up, the better.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Op4play
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MalibuBeachInn, Guest Relations Manager at Malibu Beach Inn, responded to this review, 6 March 2014
Thank you so much for staying with us and sharing your experience here on TripAdvisor! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time in Malibu, and we look forward to welcoming you back for another getaway in the future! - The Malibu Beach Inn Team
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N, California
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

We had 48hrs to spend between LAX flights, and I wanted to hear the sound of the waves.
I grew up overlooking the ocean on the northern coast, but since I am now an inlander, I have to pay to sleep by the sound of the waves. Room was excellent, clean, very cushy and met all my expectations. This was a one time treat, as I can't couldn't justify the prices for more than that.
It all about location, location. The area seems to be a funny mix of bohemia and ultra wealthy enclaves. With the crowding and tight spaces you could imagine you are in Europe; but throw in a few pretentious,spoiled people that are never satisfied and you are reminded, ~~~~ you can find them anywhere in the world!
Excellent view of the pier and sunset from the beach and balcony. I loved the Molton Brown bodywash scent, something called Bushakan Citrus, but reminded me of cedar. Breakfast on the balcony right on the beach is a nice treat.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank fostemom
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MalibuBeachInn, Guest Relations Manager at Malibu Beach Inn, responded to this review, 19 February 2014
Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! We love that you chose to treat yourself to an oceanfront getaway during your layover (so much better than an airport hotel getaway, right?!), and we're delighted to hear just how much you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to enjoy the sound of the waves again! - The Malibu Beach Inn Team
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New York City, New York
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24 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2014

We came from NYC to get some sunshine and nature - Malibu Beach Inn was exactly what we needed to soak up nature. Waking up to the sound of the Ocean and the incredible view was worth every penny. We enjoyed long walks on the beautiful beach and really enjoyed having our meals on the quaint deck of the restaurant. The room is "fine" - nothing fancy, but well appointed.

What could have made our wonderful experience even better? We thought the quality of bedding could have been nicer (we usually stay in 5 star resorts so our standards are high) and we didn't like the toiletries, Molten Brown. They are extremely fragrant and far from natural. We thought because the restaurant touts organic/sustainable food they would provide natural products.

Another more picky observation is the fruit they offered was not organic - again, they say on the menu they try and use organic/sustainable products. The food was average, but the view and environment made up for it. As an example, the Turkey Club had turkey bacon that was soggy and the Kale Caesar was too lightly dressed and very heavy cheese. The Lamb was very good but wasn't properly seasoned with Salt.

The cookies were a nice touch and very good! Thank you for a wonderful stay we will definitely be back organic or not.

Room Tip: Try and request the 3rd floor - nice not to have anyone above you and to be able to sit out on the d...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank DSMTravel91
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MalibuBeachInn, Guest Relations Manager at Malibu Beach Inn, responded to this review, 14 February 2014
Thank you so much for staying with us at Malibu Beach Inn! We are overjoyed to receive such an outstanding review, and we are so very grateful for your observant and thoughtful insights as well. We very much appreciate the opportunity to hear your feedback so we can learn from your experience and work to improve in the areas we can. We are happy to hear that you plan to return and we will look forward to welcoming you back to your "home by the sea" then! - 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 6 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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