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Malibu Riviera Motel

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   28920 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265
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Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Malibu
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Pasadena, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were delighted by this funky, old school motel (one of the first to be built on Pacific Coast Highway). What it lacks in amenities like air conditioning it makes up for in charm and history. We were told that Marilyn Monroe slept here (with whom we know not), and Bob Dylan spent several months year composing "Blood on the... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

My Grandfather lived above Paradise Cove in Malibu, California. My 11 year old Daughter & I traveled from Las Vegas, Nevada for 2nd Anniversary of his deah. This was closest motel & best price. Employees were very friendly & shared neat history of place when I booked room & changed reservation. I love Marilyn Monroe & booked room she stayed... More

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1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

My boyfriend and I recently took a trip to Malibu and had the pleasure of stumbling upon this little motel... It felt like a perfect combination of beach motel and cabin in the woods and I fell in love with it! I agree with Ann S. about it being old school from the 40's but that's part of what makes... More

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North Carolina
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Picked this place because it was on the Pacific Coast Highway, getting late and they had a room available. Quaint, but close to being a dump which is a shame because the place looks like it has great bones. A bit run down, but everthing was workable and basically clean, but not immaculate. Glad for the tile floors in the... More

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Santa Barbara, California
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

Stayed at this nightmarish skid row crack motel and I had to get completely intoxicated into an oblivion to fall asleep on the filthy springy mattress. Then I woke up and the nightmare began again. As I stepped into the broken trickling shower trying to wash them scum off my body from the bed my shower quickly turned into a... More

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Beverly Hills, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

The Malibu Riviera was on my way home. I stopped in to take a room and was Thrilled that the staff were very friendly,The Room was your classic Motel from it's Org 1940's Old School Malibu & 3rd Generation running it.

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Napa, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

The photo of inside the room of the bed here is from the Malibu Hotel not the Riviera. The other photos are accurate. Do I really need to have 200 characters to say that the photo is from the wrong hotel?

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Los Angeles, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Ok, it is not a 5 star fancy hotel. If that is what you're looking for, this is not the place for you. It is a 40's era motel. Simply awesome in its simplicity. Period era furnishings and amenities ... quite charmingly rustic. The perfect place to relax, with the promise of quiet seclusion and anonymity. Quite near many restaurants... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

As I stood in the HOT-COLD-HOT-COLD shower, ankle deep in water, I suddenly realized what my wife sarcastically meant by, 'you're going to have a spa-like experience.' The spider webs in the shower stall were a nice touch.

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madrid spain
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23 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

Well what can I say about this Motel. It felt like a forties Motel and has never been upgraded. I and my new wife went to this Motel late in the day and got the last room on the presidents day weekend. The room was very dusty and the floor dirty, the decore old and wornout. The reception Lady was... More

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Address: 28920 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265
Location: United States > California > Malibu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Malibu Riviera Motel 2*
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