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“Rough Guide? No, just Rough!”
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Native Malibu
Ranked #1 of 4 Malibu B&B and Inns
Cornwall
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Rough Guide? No, just Rough!”
Reviewed 10 July 2007

We booked over the phone as the place was recommended in Rough Guide, and by the time we arrived it was too late to find somewhere else. All I can say is Rough Guide never went there because it is run down, dirty, expensive and just to complete the experience we woke up to find a black widow spider on our door! We had stayed at some really nice places as we toured the PCH, but this place took the 'Dusk 'til Dawn' vampire film award. The sad thing is that it's in a good location and could be a great little motel if it was gutted and redecorated (just cleaning would help).
I do have to admit though, it was the most memorable stay we had in the US...

  • Stayed October 2006
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maliburiviera, manager at Native Malibu, responded to this review, 9 August 2007
The Malibu Riviera Motel was built in 1947.
It was constructed using concrete block.. The
rooms are approx.. 14' X 20' with ceiling fan,
tiled shower, and a closet. Rooms 1 thru 10 all have a back door that leads out to a small
private patio overlooking the gully. The ocean
is approx. 1/2 mile away and there is no ocean view. There are numerous restaurant all within 1/2 mile, and a gorcery store 3 miles away.

Humble accomadations at a reasonable price..

In a continuing effort to improve, by December of 2007 all rooms will have ceramic tile flooring and louvered blind window treatments.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 June 2007

We drove up from San Diego and I knew for sure that we would not find something reasonable as far as money goes. I knew what we were getting ready to see. So, if you are just looking for somewhere to rest for the night and dont feel like driving, you can likely get a room there. I will say the "patio" of the rooms face the PCH and the views are nice, vegetation is pretty. It is definately something that you have to understand. I also stayed at the Ocean Beach Hotel in OB and that was different too. There were NO BUGS as the other traveler said in the Malibu Hotel! i was quite suprised. Automatic coffee machine outside the office (coffee was pretty good). Phone did not work, we didnt bother to shower, just drank some beer on the patio and went to sleep. Not the place for kids.

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  • Stayed June 2007, travelled with family
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1 Thank californiagirl30
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maliburiviera, management at Native Malibu, responded to this review, 27 October 2007
Well its October 2007 and so far six of our rooms have been completed with new 16" X 16" ceramic tile flooring wall to wall. New window treatments are horizontal louvered blinds, provide privacy and an elegant look . Its been said our room could be considered 'hypo allergenic', but I dont know if I would go that far. Just plain 'clean' is more like it. We value our customers opinions of our establishment, and thanks to web sites such as this, something we never had to go by before, let us know how badly some people felt about staying here, and has allowed us to continue to make the changes necessary to become a desirable place to stay. We thank all that have left comments, and hope comments continue to improve. Thank you. Management
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Additional Information about Native Malibu

Property: Native Malibu
Address: 28920 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-3905 (Formerly Malibu Riviera Motel)
Region: United States > California > Malibu > Malibu
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Malibu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Native Malibu 2.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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Malibu Riviera Hotel Malibu

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