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“New Management...A Breath of Freshness” 4 of 5 stars
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Malibu Beach Resort
17001 Gulf Blvd., North Redington Beach, FL 33708   |  
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New York City, New York
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“New Management...A Breath of Freshness”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Good news for people looking for a nice place to stay, without paying a fortune, on Redington Beach...Jim and Kathie have taken on the hands-on mangement of this small little hotel/motel. The new managers have immediately rolled-up their sleeves and immediately tending to details that have been overlooked for a while.

What is best...the exceptionally clean rooms that are just a few steps from the beach, just on the other side of Gulf Boulevard. The rooms vary and some have kitchenettes if you are inclinded to cook on your holiday. But why cook when there are so many good restaurants up and down Gulf Boulevard?

While this little place is no major brand-named hotel, it offers many of the same ammenities without the high prices: swimming pool, in-room refrigerator, expanded cable television, as well as free WiFi and parking.

If you are expecting this place to be the Ritz you might not be happy; but, this low-key property delivers good, clean basic accommodations at a fair price!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Thanks Karen and Kermit for providing the perfect getaway. Needed to decompress and only had a night to spare. The rate, room, and amenities were exactly what I was looking for! The only thing that I was disappointed in was that I couldn't stay longer. See ya soon!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

I enjoyed my weekend stay here. I work 7 days a week and saying so, my budget is not the greatest. I booked this place because it met all my needs. Low price, pool, beach access and location. We arrived and was met by a friendly owner. Got into our room and was satisfied with our accommodation. There are some rules as far and pool hours, noise and getting your towels exchanged. I respect the fact that the're are some rules because I was looking for a quiet, relaxing weekend to chill, and that's what I got. I can sence that there have been some issues in the past with guest partying too hard and being a neusense to other guest, therefor the rules are enforced. Again, I had no problem with this. The beds were ok, water pressure was good, room were old but clean. If you want to stay in a over priced newer hotel, then go toss your money across the street. If you want to save money and relax, stay here. My wife and I will be coming back. Thanks for the pleasant weekend!
Nick & Tat

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 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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Lexington, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Dont know others on reviews, The managers of this place are only enforecing rules that they have to go by. They treated everyone equal during our stay over the Fourth of July holiday. There were kids there that did make a little noise. The managers were very nice in separating them and talking to their parents. It was a holiday and in our opinion they did a great job. The pool was in excellent order, extra clean rooms, close to the beach and everything you could want. Highly recommended by me and my wife Katherine. This is a great place to stay and the management is Very Good, we got everything that we asked for. Please give this place a try, you will be Very Happy, and like us, you will return

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New Port Richey, Florida
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

My husband and I have coming to the Malibu for about 10 years (twice/three times a yr). I'm very sad to say we won't be going back as long as the new managers are there. I agree with the other bad review!!!!! I'm 55 yrs old and I don't want a baby sitter, when I go on a stay away I want to have some fun. 2 yrs ago I had my husbands 50th birthday party there (different managers) we sold the place out. Had a blast..... Yes it is an older place but it's CLEAN, beds could be better and it is dog friendly which is plus for us. They have way too many rules now !!!!!!!!! My next stop is contacting the owners. I'm sorry for anyone that had a bad stay :( it really use to be a cool place to have fun and good pricing.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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maliburesortfl, Manager at Malibu Beach Resort, responded to this review, January 30, 2014
Hello, We are terribly sorry that you had a bad experience during your stay of July 2013. The good news is that your request has been fulfilled. My wife Kathie and I are the new Managers at the Malibu Resort as of mid November 2013. We want you to consider returning to the Malibu, at some time in the future, to experience a vacation as is supposed to be. We treat all our guests like family. In an effort to make up for your past issues we will give you a great deal to make it right. Give us a call and we can discuss. Sincerely, Jim & Kathie
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Tampa, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We were extremely disapointed with the Malibu Resort. The management was extremely rude and argued with me when I asked for another role of toilet paper. The entire place was offensive. It was not family friendly at all and my children were stared at constantly despite doing nothing wrong. I have traveled a great deal over the years and it was without a doubt the most awful place I've ever stayed. We all felt extremely uncomfortable the entire time and will never return.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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maliburesortfl, Manager at Malibu Beach Resort, responded to this review, February 9, 2014
We are sorry you were treated in such a bad way. We are the new managers here at the Malibu as of Mid November 2013, and our goal is to focus on treating all guests in a friendly and respectful manner. We believe that when coming to the Malibu on vacation it should be a fun memorable experience for all of our guests. If your plans bring you to the N. Redington Beach area on vacation again, please consider the Malibu and we will find a way to make up for your last experience.
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St. Petersburg, FL
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We found this a great place to stay, and plan on returning in the future. Truly a "beach motel" with a Key West feel - not fancy condo kind of living. Management (Karen, Kermit and Sadie) were friendly, professional and helpful. The one bedroom apartment we stayed in was just what we were looking for. Not a full kitchen (no oven) but was able to prepare full meals every night without any problem - crock pot was a good thing to have one night. Room was very clean, and outside area was very inviting and comfortable. Very nice pool. Beach is across the street - not a far walk. Convenient to restaurants, grocery and convenience stores. Met many nice guests, many of whom return often. Enjoyed our original week stay so much we extended it three more nights.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 17001 Gulf Blvd., North Redington Beach, FL 33708
Location: United States > Florida > North Redington Beach
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Ranked #3 of 5 Specialty lodging in North Redington Beach
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