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Malibu Country Inn
Ranked #2 of 4 Malibu B&B and Inns
Zurich/Switzerland
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82 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“good location”
Reviewed 15 May 2014

This was our second stay within 8 months. One reason for our return visit was the location (short drive to a beautiful beach) and the friendly staff. We booked one of the more affordable rooms (accommodations in Malibu are on the expensive side) with flatscreen TV & fridge. The king size bed was comfortable, but the sheets are scratchy (and our duvet cover was dirty). Cleaning could be improved, the wifi was weak and there is no breakfast offered. That said, it is a good place to spend one night in Malibu.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

Stayed here with my family on the first night of my family's visit to the US. We travelled straight from LAX after our flight got in during the evening. We had a nightmare trying to find it, and we ended up driving all over LA trying to get the correct direction. 11 hour flight = one very tired family + driving on the wrong side of the road (for me) somehow led to 4 hours from LAX to here when it should have taken 30 minutes. That was all my own fault however, but anyway. We phoned them on several occasions during our travel that evening and and they tried their best to give me directions but my brain couldn't quite transfer that to a successful drive. We eventually arrived at 02:30hrs and they had left us the key under the mat and we had been put into a nicer room than we had booked with no extra charge. The room was lovely. Big comfy bed, fire left on for us, just what I needed after my self inflicted ordeal! The following morning we woke to a great view of the beach and the sun shining. The bill was settled up with front desk without any issues at all and we then ate at the sort of attached restaurant Kirsty's, which was ok. Very good service but not much of the all American breakfast I was looking for.
Overall the staff at this location were great, the beds comfy and proximity to the beach was a definite plus. We only wished we stayed longer.
Wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. It would have been perfect if breakfast was included in the price, but apart from that a very good stay.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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2 Thank JH3351
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Zaragoza, Spain
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Reviewed 1 May 2014 via mobile

These hotel is located in a very beautiful area of Malibu.

The rooms are quite big and in my case a terrace was available, too. The bed was a large one and the service at the reception very nice.

However, it seems to be a common place for couples, sometime very noisy !

Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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1 Thank tapatio1995
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Cape Cod, Ma
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2014

I have to say the service at the Malibu Country Inn is better than many 5 star hotels, they truly care about your experience. The GM Ivy goes above and beyond! Very convenient to Zuma beach and Malibu in general.

Thank-you!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Thank travelnut414
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Lafayette, CO
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2014

This is a lovely place to stay in Malibu. Our room was very clean and quaint. The service was excellent. We stopped in to the main office to request some extra conditioner and some waters, and the person at the front desk offered to deliver it all to our room while we were out to dinner. The room had a beautiful view, and we took full advantage of the hot tub on the patio. The location is great - it's an easy walk to the beach, there are several good restaurants around, and it's an easy drive to Pepperdine, which is why we were staying there. We ate at the restaurant that is right next door, Kristy's, and had an excellent meal there. All in all, this was a wonderful little place to stay. Also to note: follow the signs to Kristy's. We never did see a sign for the hotel from the street, so we drove right past it the first time.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Huntington Beach, California
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

we stayed in the suite above the front desk, very quiet and the patio was very large, had a lovely view of the sunset and was relatively quiet for being so close to the PCH. staff was helpful and room was very clean.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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CARROLL
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2014

This charming property was a referral. I wanted to pass along the favor. I traveled last minute to Malibu from Iowa and I must say that our experience was worth sharing. More than the quaint rooms it was Ivy and the staff that I want to rave about. They anticipated and provided for our every need. They went above and beyond and exceeded my expectations. We will be seeing you again! Thanks

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Malibu Country Inn
Address: 6506 Westward Beach Rd, Malibu, CA 90265-4147
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Region: United States > California > Malibu > Malibu
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Malibu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — Malibu Country Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A lovely country inn tucked atop a beachside bluff in beautiful Malibu! This antique inn has antique values - great customer service. We offer ocean, mountain and garden view rooms, private patios and a heated pool for those who don't want to go in the cold ocean a block away... Our median price and exceptional customer service make staying here an unsurpassable value. ... more   less 
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