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#1 of 7 hotels in Malibu
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Calamigos Guest Ranch and Beach Club is the only luxury destination in Malibu that encompasses both a private 250 acre Ranch in the Malibu Wine Country as well as an exclusive beachfront Beach Club for its guests. Accommodations consist of cozy and intimate Private Cottages, One and Two bedroom Bungalows and Estate Rooms located on the Calamigos Ranch. Guests have direct access to multiple pools, incredible fitness centers and the incredible Spa Calamigos. Guided Nature HIkes, horseback riding and local wine tasting tours are located on property and within 2 or 3 minutes from the Ranch grounds. In addition resort guests have exclusive access to The Calamigos Beach Club, a private 5.5 acre beach estate located just 12 minutes by complimentary luxury shuttle. The Calamigos Beach Club offers full dining and beach bar service with incredible views of the Malibu Coastline from every window.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Kids stay free
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Valet parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free shuttle or taxi services
Shuttle bus service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Housekeeping
Room service
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Complimentary toiletries
Safe
Telephone
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Filipino
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Calamigos Guest Ranch and Beach Club is celebrated for its serene and luxurious atmosphere, with spacious rooms that are beautifully decorated, earning praise from guests. While the comprehensive amenities, including pet-friendly options and outdoor activities, are popular among visitors, some have expressed concerns over cleanliness and wear in the rooms. The service receives mixed reviews, ranging from commendations of the staff's attentiveness to reports of inconsistency. Despite these qualities, some travelers feel the resort does not provide good value, citing pricing discrepancies and unexpected charges.
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Worldbutterfly wrote a review Feb 13
Berkeley, California151 contributions81 helpful votes
Wow... Calamigos Guest Ranch and Beach Club exceeded all expectations and then some! It was a fabulous in every way, from the moment we arrived to when we (sadly) had to drive away. This is a pricey place, but the value is legit. We had such an incredible weekend and can't wait to come back! Top reasons we are counting the days to our return: 1) the amenities are amazing. Not just the in-room coffee, snacks and bath/beauty products, but the activities, the beach club (more on that later), the nightly social hour, the immaculate grounds--the full resort feel of the place. And when I say "activities" I don't mean a nickel-and-dime, over-priced activity menu, which they don't have. What's on offer activity-wise is included. Example: I went to a coffee tasting that was enjoyable and informative and at no time was there an up-sell. So refreshing. 2) The dog-friendliness. Dogs could basically go everywhere but in the actual pools. This is so nice and worked well There were quite a few dogs, ours included, but everything was totally respectful and chill. 3) The service. They didn't seem short-staffed. True, it was a winter weekend and not high season. But still. If they said they could do something, they did it. If they offered, they followed through. If we called to request something, it happened. People were friendly, approachable and responsive. 4) The Guest Ranch alone was great, but the fact that there is also a Beach Club was amazing. Malibu can be a scrum for visitors--parking, finding a place to eat, trying to get in and out on the PCH. With access to the Beach Club, all of this disappears. The beach itself is great and, again, dog friendly (which is not the case for much of Malibu). The club facilities are excellent and very relaxing. We were so impressed with the menu and service. We were planning on staying just long enough for our dog to run around on the beach, and ended up whiling away most of the afternoon lingering over lunch and relaxing. In terms of rooms, we stayed in a single suite cottage, which was a good choice, since it had a fireplace and an amazing bathroom complete with huge tub. We considered the single bungalow, which also looked great. The bungalows do seem to have a bit more privacy, so we might try that next, especially if we come back during a busier time. But we were very happy with the cottage. The bed and furniture were perfect for relaxing. We only wish we could have stayed longer.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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R Mac wrote a review Aug 2022
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I found Calamigos Guest Ranch and Beach Club to be an exciting stay. One that hit the top of my list for all types of visits! The concept is very well put together concerning the establishment. Considering you're only 7-8 miles away from PCH in Malibu in a friendly, wooded area where it's tranquil. I liked the idea of being centralized between our rooms, the pool, and the restaurants. Parking was not an issue as they will valet park your vehicle. The distances between everything were well thought out due to the lack of time needed to eat or swim—so many options concerning food and swimming pools. The food was excellent and well prepared. The trails on the 250-acre ranch were well identified and well kept. The outdoors on this ranch allowed me to have many different options. The views were breathtaking and relaxing. I found the staff outstanding, friendly, and knowledgeable—a testament to the establishment's leadership. I have traveled to many different parts of the world and seen many different types of hotels, etc. Calamigos Guest Ranch and Beach Club is truly the epitome of all stays! We will be back!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Sam Beau wrote a review Dec 2023
San Diego, California38 contributions7 helpful votes
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Calamigos Guest Ranch will far succeed your every expectation and transport you to an absolute dream world. Right off the bat, I would like to start this review by sincerely thanking every team and staff member at Calamigos Guest Ranch and Beach Club for a truly beautiful and unforgettable experience—you made our Christmas holiday so very special and my husband and I are beyond grateful your hospitality. My husband and I have stayed at Calamigos before in a premium private cottage; it was extremely comfortable for two people; we especially loved the outdoor shower and the fact that the cottage was surrounded and shadowed by giant, beautiful trees. This time, we were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to stay in a newly renovated single bungalow…and WOW! I cannot express to you just how AMAZING the bungalows are! Our bungalow had an incredible (private) front porch with couches and a fire pit, which is where we spent most of our evening under the stars with a delicious bottle of Calamigos Cabernet Sauvignon. The king size bed was the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in. It was almost hard to depart from when waking up in the morning, but the resort has so much to offer on the property grounds (restaurants, hikes, spas, gym, several pools, hot tubs, etc.) that you don’t want to waste a minute of your day sleeping it away. The best part of the private bungalow (aside from the enormous sized bathroom with a shower that is comparable to the size of normal bedroom and gorgeous built in skylight) is the outdoor bathtub. Again, you are surrounded by the beauty of nature and gorgeous, tall trees that provide for shade and privacy and it is soooo relaxing that I almost became a prune because I spent hours in this hot bath. Although the price for a single bungalow may seem costly; I can promise you it will be worth every penny so don’t hesitate to book it, if it’s available (these are very popular, rightfully so—and the book fast so don’t miss the opportunity to stay in a bungalow if you can)! There are so many special features about this bungalow that make you feel like absolute royalty and you won’t regret it. I don’t want to fail to mention that Sundays are the best at Calamigos; when my husband and I arrived, we headed straight to the Ranch Club restaurant and bar with our dog (yes, it is a dog friendly resort—the most dog friendly resort you’ll ever stay at!). On Sundays, they not have TV’s so you can watch football (a big part of our Sunday routine), but also endless mimosas and bloody Marys! But these are not just any mimosas and bloody Marys…they come with an assortment of charcuterie, fruits and desserts (see the pictures I’ve included for reference). Also, you HAVE to order the BLACK TRUFFLE CROQUE MADAME! I know I emphasized this meal in my last review, but I must reemphasize that this is the BEST Croque Madame, if not the best breakfast, I have ever had in my whole life. Finally, I must specifically mention the team members who work at the Ranch Club restaurant and bar—thank you so much for the above and beyond service you provided to us, and your outstanding hospitality. And finally, a very, VERY special thank you to Connor Jacob, the resort manager at Calamigos. We are so beyond grateful for your kindness, sincerity, and making sure our every need was met during our stay. THANK YOU! I could rant and rave for pages on end about all of the people and things that make Calamigos Guest Ranch so great, but unfortunately I am limited in my character count, so I will end with this: Calamigos is Paradise. It is hands down the best resort you could choose to stay at in all Malibu (if not, all of Southern California in my honest opinion). Treat yourself to a bungalow suite, and allow the team at Calamigos to take it from there as I can guarantee they will take care of you like royalty and make your stay at the resort an experience that you will never forget!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Lance B wrote a review Dec 2023
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Calamigos can only be described as the best resort experience. My favorite thing to do is go to high resorts. Calamigos is just head and shoulders above the rest. The grounds are expansive and 5 star. You could spend a week here and only explore 50% of it. I think there are 5 pools. The rooms are huge, beautiful and so well appointed. From robes to a dental kit. Multiple fire places burning real wood all around. They even have a turn down service with warm cookies and milk!!!! The food was amazing. They just retooled the menu at the ranch club and it was delicious. You have access to a beach club and also the Malibu mountains. It’s the best of both worlds. They will transport you down in their sprinter van Cadillac Escalade. Very kid friendly. Crib brought with sound machine and baby creams and lotions!! The only thing that’s better than the resort itself is the staff. We forgot our sweatshirt in car and they brought it to our restaurant while we dined. Jerri in resturant is amazing. Connor was helping check us in the valet stand. Can wait to come back!! Malibus best kept secret. Not so secret anymore.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Room Tip: Walk the grounds! There is so much to see! Explore!
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Neg18 wrote a review Dec 2023
LA9 contributions15 helpful votes
We actually stayed here in September of 2021 but it wouldn't let me select 2 years back. My husband and I love getting away to this property for the weekend, it's pricey but it's the only warm place in Malibu b/c its in the hills. You do get access to the beach with a short shuttle ride which is a nice option if the weather is warm enough. Otherwise, we were content with staying at the pool at the property and also loved that they had pickle ball courts and hiking trails. Love the complimentary champagne and fresh juice selections in the lobby! Recommend for couples not so much for families with small kids.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Go436398 wrote a review Nov 2023
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There are only 5 words that I can think of after visiting Calamigos Resort, when can I come back. The culture and vibe they have created mixed with the privacy and guest experience is second to none. We booked a couple message and officially felt like we were on vacation and looking out over the Santa Monica mountains and to still be so close to the beach was a real plus. The tunnel to the beach was flooded but the staff over achieved and set us up for our favorite day just hanging at the beach club, a few glasses of rose with lunch and a lazy day down at the sand bowl which was a unexpected treat. 5 stars and side note the pillows and sheets are on my Christmas list.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Probably needed a third night to see the entire property. We did not get to hiking trails or much...
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ashleysd wrote a review Nov 2023
Los Angeles, California2 contributions4 helpful votes
Disappointing. We are return guests who had the pleasure of staying here a year ago and it was a memorable experience and great resort. Fast forward one year, and what a different place: CMR recently switched to a members club and it shows that they do not care about the hotel guests anymore. All of the magical parts of this resort, all of the nice touches, are no longer. It’s just a nice hotel. In contrast, it used to be a resort, Last year the rooms had coconut water, sodas, healthy drinks and plenty of snacks. Now, the fridges are bare with just coke and sprite. The pool bar is only open 12-4, and others not at all (or only on weekends). The social hour at the pool is also gone. Most noticeable, one of the restaurants has closed leaving only one restaurant (with the same small menu everyday). Its a bit mundane to eat at the same place and look at the same menu for multiple days. The beach club is a 15 minute drive and only open 12-4, if not booked out for a private event (which happens often). Again, its just very apparent that they are moving from a resort to a members/ conference/ event space. Its just not the same place and its very disappointing. Don’t take our word for it, 3 staff told us they felt the same way and did not like it anymore/ were looking for other jobs. Understand the hotel is taking a different direction but people should be made aware of this before booking…. One change is fine, but all of the things noted above plus more - is a different place entirely. I would call it a hotel now, no longer a resort.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Mia W wrote a review Sep 2023
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This is such an amazing property. You can wander all day and find natural beauty at every turn. Additionally, the room was comfortable and the amenities such as snacks, wine, and even a scented candle were nice touches. Dining is another wonderful experience at the Ranch. Either at the restaurant or poolside, the food is delicious and the setting is idyllic. Can’t wait to return.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Sam Beau wrote a review Sep 2023
San Diego, California38 contributions7 helpful votes
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I stayed for two days at Calamigos Guest Ranch and Beach Club with my husband and my dog—and we had the best time! The property is located in a quiet, remote and incredibly beautiful area of Malibu—the Ranch itself is very well maintained and clean. From the time I made the reservation online to the moment we checked in, the staff were extremely responsive and helpful. They were quick to respond to all of my inquiries via email and gave us the option to go through the entire check-in process through their website. This saved us a lot of time when we finally arrived at the hotel!   We absolutely loved our premium private cottage that included an outdoor shower, complimentary wine, water, non-alcoholic beverages, snacks, and a personalized candle! We also loved the breakfast/brunch and lunch offered at the main restaurant—the black truffle croque monsieur and clam chowder pot pie were seriously incredible and have easily become two of my favorite meals—ever! Words cannot describe how delicious they were (just look at the pictures for reference).   The best part about Calamigos is that it’s pet friendly! They had an amazing goodie bag for our dog upon check in that included dog treats, toys, bath items, and a custom Calamigos doggy bandana! They also had a dog bed and dog bowls already set up in our room. And how can I forget to mention the dog room service!? Yes! You are provided a dog menu and can order room service, all day long, for your furry loved one—for free! The meals range from chicken and spinach to beef and carrots—duck and sweet potatoes to salmon and rice! Our dog was in heaven!   During our stay, we also visited the Beach Club. What a gorgeous place that includes a full bar, restaurant, pool, showers, beach chairs, beach towels, and private beach access. Although the hotel will offer to shuttle you, we decided to drive (it’s only about 12-15 min from the resort itself). There is plenty of parking at the beach club if you do decide to drive.   There a few reasons why I was not able to give a 5-star review: We were very disappointed to check-in on our first day only to find out from the front desk that the beach club was closed that day for a private event. Like I said before, I was in communication with the front desk asking many questions about the resort prior to my stay, so it would have been nice if they mentioned that the beach club was closed so I could move my stay to a different weekend or adjust my plans accordingly. Again, we only stayed for two days and had initially planned to utilize the beach club on the first day since we had an event at Pepperdine the second day. Fortunately, we were able to move some things around so we could still experience the Beach Club on our second day. We also did not receive good service (or any service for that matter) at the main pool. Aside from one other couple, we were the only people there and the server had a very poor attitude and completely ignored us. Maybe she was having a bad day, sometimes that happens and we understand, but it was clear she did not want to be at work that day. We laid out on the pool lounge chairs for more than 30 minutes and she never came over to ask if we wanted something to eat or drink, so my husband had to go get drinks and food himself. Even after getting our own drinks, she still never came over to check in on us. We ended up moving over to the spa pool where the service was phenomenal. I need to make very special mention of Michael (K.), the bartender at the smaller bar/restaurant near the spa pool. He was so outgoing and incredibly friendly. He made sure our drinks were always full and that we had everything we needed at all times. Even after leaving the bar/restaurant to relax by the spa pool, he still came out frequently to check on us. Thank you, Michael, for your amazing hospitality, outstanding customer service, and positive energy!
 Overall, we were very happy with our stay and I hope we will have the opportunity to return so I can bump my review up to 5-stars!
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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UCLAmomof4 wrote a review Sep 2023
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Calamigos Ranch is absolutely magical. You wouldn’t even believe you’re in LA. We did a staycation and felt like we were a million miles away without paying for airfare. The property is expansive, green, tranquil with plenty of grass knolls for the kids to run free and explore. Our room was huge with a beautiful patio and fire pit. The bed was so comfortable. The food was delicious and the service 5-star!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Which popular attractions are close to Calamigos Guest Ranch and Beach Club?
Nearby attractions include El Matador State Beach (5.0 miles), Cinepolis Movie Theater (4.5 miles), and Solstice Canyon (1.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Calamigos Guest Ranch and Beach Club?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Calamigos Guest Ranch and Beach Club?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Calamigos Guest Ranch and Beach Club?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Calamigos Guest Ranch and Beach Club?
Yes, valet parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Calamigos Guest Ranch and Beach Club?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lure Fish House, The Stonehaus, and Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Calamigos Guest Ranch and Beach Club?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Calamigos Guest Ranch and Beach Club?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Calamigos Guest Ranch and Beach Club?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Calamigos Guest Ranch and Beach Club offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Calamigos Guest Ranch and Beach Club?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Filipino.