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Malibu Beach Inn
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   22878 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265 (Malibu)   |  
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Malibu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Pepin, Wisconsin
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27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Great Ocean View Rooms”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Great room with an even better view and balcony. Thankful that Scott, the reservations manager, was able to modify the package I used to book my room to allow for 2 adults and one child even tho the package clearly stated two adults only.

Room was very clean, housekeeping was interesting, they set up the pull out sofa for us at turn down but didn't put it back during the day, made for a very small room. I would have put it back myself but they add a foam topper to make it more comfortable and it wouldn't fit with the topper and there was no place to store it if you took it off the bed. Also they never replenished the toiletries or coffee, had to ask for extras.

Even with the odd housekeeping it was a great stay and I will be back.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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malibubeachinn, Guest Relations Manager at Malibu Beach Inn, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Thank you so much sharing your experience of your recent stay at Malibu Beach Inn. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the property, but we're also sorry to hear that your experience wasn't without flaw. We appreciate your constructive feedback and suggestions, as it allows us to learn from your first-hand experience and correct any issues going forward. We do hope that we'll have the opportunity to host you and your family again in the future! - The Malibu Beach Inn Team
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Doylestown
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We stayed here over Thanksgiving while visiting family. Absolutely lovely! Right on the beach where we were able to eat out on the deck and watch dolphins play. The grandchildren loved building sand castles.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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malibubeachinn, Guest Relations Manager at Malibu Beach Inn, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
Thank you so much for sharing your Thanksgiving holiday with us at the Malibu Beach Inn! We're delighted to hear that you had the opportunity to enjoy the beach, the ocean, the food...and of course, experience a great night's sleep after it all! We wish you the best for a lovely new year and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back soon! - The Malibu Beach Inn Team
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Having been invited by a local friend after a busy week at the American Film Market on my way back to Carmel, I had the pleasure of outside dining on your wonderful terrace. The staff was not only as good as you ´d expect from a 5 star, but also very friendly, courteous, professional and personal in a very good way, ( Thank you!)

The food was outstanding, as were the wine recommendations. BUT the desert deserves a special mention. I do have a chef in house for the Cannes Festival every year, and in 2012 she also brought a well known pastry chef, who prepared some of the best deserts I have ever had, This is the first and only time that I had a desert to match. Your white lava cake is one of the best 2 deserts I have ever had in my life! So good that I even wrote my first review.....

Thank you for a great experience!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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malibubeachinn, Guest Relations Manager at Malibu Beach Inn, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
Thank you so much for joining us for a meal on the Carbon Beach Club terrace and taking the time to share your experience with us! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, and Chef Oscar will be thrilled to receive such glowing feedback for his delicious white lava cake! :)
We really appreciate your kindness and your support, and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon!
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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18 hotel reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012 via mobile

Very nice room, beautiful seaview. More than friendly staff and they think with you. Breakfast super nice and top quality. Very useful and good amenities. Location is central for Malibu and also Santa Monica.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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malibubeachinn, Guest Relations Manager at Malibu Beach Inn, responded to this review, November 24, 2012
Thank you so much for sharing your enthusiasm for our property! We're so delighted to hear that everything met or exceeded your expectations and that you had a wonderful time. We truly appreciate your support and your kind and generous feedback, and we look forward to the opportunity to host you again in the future! - The Malibu Beach Inn Team
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

We stayed here in October and loved the hotel, the location is fabulous. The room was great overlooking the sea and was nicely decorated, loved the fact that you had a fireplace, just added that something different to the experienced.

Every member of staff we came into contact with was fantastic, very helpful and were just really lovely people to deal with. Check in was quick and straight forward. We had to wait an hour or so for our room but that was only because we were early, which was fine, just went for a drink and a look around the area. We ate in the restaurant on the first night, and the food was great tasting and the setting idyllic. We stayed three nights and had breakfast at the hotel each morning and they were great.

Things do tend to wrap up early in Malibu around 22.00 but the staff on Reception phoned Nobu for us to establish what time their bar was open to and as they were open until around 23.30, so had a bottle of champagne overlooking the Pacific Ocean, sheer bliss.

So thank you to all the team at Malibu Beach, you were all so approachable and helpful and we will be back.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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malibubeachinn, Guest Relations Manager at Malibu Beach Inn, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Thank you so much for your feedback! We're absolutely delighted that your stay was outstanding, and we're so very grateful that you took the time to share your experience with us. It's great to hear that you were able to take full advantage of the location by enjoying the food, the drinks, the waves and the view from your room, Carbon Beach Club and even Nobu! We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon! - The Malibu Beach Inn Team
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Senlis, France
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122 reviews 122 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

As I was staying in Venice, I didn't stay in the Inn but had breakfast on the terrace. We weren't the only guests who had come simply for a meal and the unbeatable view of the Pacific. I recommend their Bloody Marys to go with anything on the breakfast menu . It was a memorable moment to sit outside, mild October weather, enjoying the dolphins and the fresh air, right there on the water. I did take a brochure for another visit. (Another plus was valet parking as we drove in.)

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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malibubeachinn, Guest Relations Manager at Malibu Beach Inn, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your enthusiasm for Carbon Beach Club! We're delighted to receive such glowing feedback. It was an absolute pleasure to serve you, and we hope to have to the opportunity to welcome you back soon, perhaps even for an overnight stay! - The Malibu Beach Inn Team
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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

My wife and recently checked into the Malibu Beach Inn, anticipating a wonderful holiday. The property is right on the beach, and the ocean facing rooms, while small, do not have the traffic noise that other rooms have. Because of that, we upgraded to such a room by paying an additional charge. We were in the room for barely 2 hours, when we received an emergency call from our teen son, telling us that he was involved in a car accident and was on his way to an emergency room. Needless to say, we checked out immediately and rushed to the hospital. Thankfully, our son is OK. Because we were very disappointed that we were not able to enjoy our stay at the inn as we planned. we requested the management whether, given the circumstances, there was anything they could do by way of credit or comp to help us with our next visit. The management's response was negative, directing us to pursue our request for a "concession" with the vendor through whom we purchased our room.

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Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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malibubeachinn, General Manager at Malibu Beach Inn, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Dear Mr. Romano,

Thank you for your Review on TripAdvisor. We greatly appreciate your input. As we stated in our response letter to you, we are relieved to know your son is doing well and out of harm’s way.

As a third party partnership, we followed the standard protocol in regards to an incident like this and directed you back to Sniqueaway as they would be the venue to handle any type of offering. As far as we are aware, Sniqueaway did refund your money however, if this is not the case please do let us know and we’ll ensure to lodge a phone call to Sniqueaway. We appreciate your understanding in advance.

Most Sincerely,
Malibu Beach Inn Management
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Address: 22878 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265
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Location: United States > California > Malibu > Malibu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center 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 star — Malibu Beach Inn 4*
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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Malibu Beach Hotel Malibu
Beach Inn Malibu
Malibu Beach Bed Breakfast

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