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“GREAT BOUTQUE HOTEL”
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Malibu Beach Inn
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Malibu
Certificate of Excellence
East Tennessee
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
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“GREAT BOUTQUE HOTEL”
Reviewed 19 September 2010

We loved spending two nights at this hotel. The "refurbish" of the rooms turned out great. The room was very luxurious and the staff was very friendly. The view from each room is wonderful and the patio dining is like sitting on top of the water. I would love to stay their again.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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malibubeachinn, Public Relations Manager at Malibu Beach Inn, responded to this review, 6 October 2010
Thank you so much for your recent visit to Malibu Beach Inn! 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 see you again soon!

- The Malibu Beach Inn Team
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 7 August 2010

We are local Los Angelenos and all it took was a quick drive up the PCH to feel like we were totally out of the big city! The view just walking into the hotel was amazing, you are ON the beach! We enjoyed a fab lunch in lounge chairs as the water splashed up against the shore. Staff was terrific, taking care of our every need. Rooms were tastefully furnished with a cozy fireplace. We went to bed with our balcony door open, enjoying the sound of the ocean as we slept so nicely in the luxurious beds. As we drove home to Los Angeles the next day, we felt totally rested and thrilled to know that there is such a great getaway so close to us!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Roma
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Reviewed 14 July 2010

This is a romantic hotel located on the Malibu beach with a first class service and an outstanding view. The rooms, even if not so big, are very well organized and provided with everything you can desire (play station included). The restaurant has a beautiful terrace over the ocean where you can enjoy your breakfast while dolphins jump in the water in front of your table! Last but not least the managers succeed in being flexible with clients: we booked a room with continental breakfast included in the rate but I didn’t take care of reading carefully the confirmation mail I get and we had a different (more expensive) breakfast that we (of course) had to pay separately. Definitely it was my fault (I should have read the confirmation letter) but they were very nice in discharging the price of the continental breakfast from the room rate so we didn’t had to pay for breakfast twice: we appreciated it. Unluckily we stayed only one night but we will absolutely remember this place.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 July 2010

Fantastic location right on the beach - the full ocean view rooms are feet from the ocean! The hotel is motel - style (ie.you enter your room from the open air) but right behind the hotel is the Pacific Coast Highway which is noisy during the day. The room was well appointed with a gas fire and a private patio directly facing the ocean. The public areas were very limited...if you want a drink outside of the restaurant you have to sit in the small lobby/reception area as there is no bar as such. The restaurant has a lovely open air patio with a firepit and the food was good even if the menu was limited.There is no access to a computer for checking emails apart from a complicated handheld device which wasn't always available. The hotel has not made enough of the beach setting. You can get a sunbed and food/drinks served but there isn't even anywhere to wash sand off your feet ....they could make much more of a feature of this area. There are shops and restaurants within walking distance. I think this hotel is best for couples or groups as opposed to solo travellers unless you are seeking solitude. This has to be the best hotel in Malibu and is overpriced for that reason.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled solo
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Los Angeles, California
Level 1 Contributor
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Reviewed 30 May 2010

My fiance and I are not new to Malibu, but this was our first experience at the Malibu Beach Inn. Fist of many more, I can say now. With the unbeatable location right above the Ocean, beachside dining, and the most delicious Seafood Salad I've ever tasted, I am not sure how strategic of me is to share this "hidden getaway" with all of my friends. May be I will just selfishly keep this gem is our secret....

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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New York
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 6 January 2010

Beautifully refurbished by the new owners. The hotel is VERY comfortable and the beds are luxurious. The staff needs better training but the environment is very enjoyable. Sitting out on the porch while dining is a sublime experience. If you book "off peak" you can get a good rate, otherwise it's overpriced.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled with family
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parishilton020
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2009

I had an awful experience with this hotel. My fiancé and I are long time Malibu residents and alumni of Pepperdine. University. We are getting married and decided to get a block of rooms at Malibu Beach Inn. The first rate they gave us for the block of rooms was the SAME rate as their AAA rate. When we came back and let them know that by sending our entire wedding party to the Hotel (in February) it was not much of a savings to offer them a rate that any guest who has AAA membership could obtain. We then continued to go back and forth with Jill Jennings who promised one thing on the phone and then completely switched the contract via all emails. Malibu Beach Inn will charge your credit card for any hotel rooms that are part of your room block if they are not booked by a certain date (30-60 days before the wedding). The two individuals we worked with (Jill Jennings and Scott Margot) were unprofessional and lacked any kind of professionalism or hospitality. We had an exceptional experience sending all of our guests to the 4 Seasons in Westlake Village. They honor a huge discount to all guests and do not charge you for any rooms that are not booked. The restaurant and spa options are far superior to Malibu Beach Inn.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
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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:4.5 star — Malibu Beach Inn 4.5*
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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