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The Surfrider Hotel, Malibu

23033 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-4935
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#2 of 6 hotels in Malibu
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The 20-room Surfrider Malibu is a modern California Beach House located directly across the street from the famous Surfrider Beach in Malibu, California. The former 1953 motel has been converted into a boutique hotel capturing the essence of California's beach life. Featuring 18 rooms and 2 suites, along with a vaulted ceiling lobby, 2nd floor library, incredible roof deck bar and restaurant available to guests-only, outdoor shower, on-site parking, native and sub-tropical planting and completed with sustainable design and locally sourced materials.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Dry cleaning
Paid private parking on-site
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Rooftop bar
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun terrace
Laundry service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Room service
Cable / satellite TV
Complimentary toiletries
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Portuguese
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channingkelly14 wrote a review Dec 2021
Fairfield, Connecticut3 contributions
My husband and I had been wanting to stay here since it opened. We had a trip planned in 2018 and it was when the horrific fires hit. It has been a MUST to get to and we finally came this fall. To say the staff, location , food and decor is excellent is an understatement. Every detail is so thought out and yet everything feels so easy and light all around all. Steps away from the historic pier and beach. The smell of the ocean is all around you. A modern California beach house that is so well thought out, a library, seating areas, roof top guest only restaurant and oh so cozy rooms. Every staff member was so wonderful and we never ate better! We can’t wait to come back!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Surfrider Malibu, General Manager at The Surfrider Hotel, Malibu
Responded 5 weeks ago
Hi Channing and Mike, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this incredible review. You know how thrilled we were to FINALLY have you stay with us after all these years and we truly hope that you will be visiting us for years to come. It was an absolute pleasure and we are so glad that you had a perfect experience. All the best, Emma & Team Surfrider xo
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cathy wrote a review Dec 2021
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
It is hard to put in words what this hotel means to me. I have stayed there many times over the last four years and the way I am treated always makes me feel special and well looked after as if I’m a family friend rather than a hotel guest. The hotel is on the busy Pacific Coast Highway but what you get when you are in the hotel is a small (20 rooms)peaceful haven with perfectly designed beach chic decor and a rooftop terrace to die for. In the day the view is incredible watching the best surfing on the whole coast of Malibu and depending on the time of year I have seen huge pods of dolphins. At night the terrace has an amazing starlit atmosphere with warm heaters and a fire pit. But the most important factor that makes this hotel stand out in a class of its own is the staff who make you feel like a guest or family. I arrived late on Thanksgiving night when Malibu was in a complete power cut and the circumstances for the hotel must’ve been a nightmare yet I was treated to some apple pie from the owner and the member of staff that it was meant for! Thank you Jordan for being so kind. Big thanks to Derek and of course Emma who is one of the owners.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Surfrider Malibu, General Manager at The Surfrider Hotel, Malibu
Responded 5 weeks ago
Hi Cath, As always, thank you so much for visiting us and for taking the time to leave such a kind and thoughtful review. We adore having you with us and are so incredibly happy that the borders are open again so that we can see you. We've missed you! See you soon!! Emma and Team Surfrider x
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Peggy W wrote a review Nov 2021
Madison, Wisconsin52 contributions73 helpful votes
We were so excited about our visit to Malibu and the Surfsider. The staff is so lovely and helpful. You must visit the restaurant, the food is wonderful. We did appetizers and then dinner the other evening. Wish we have visited for lunch, the menu looked great. When we booked, all that was left was a 1st-floor room, not the one under the kitchen. It's a compact room but really dark so that you have privacy from the parking lot. I would recommend a room on the 2nd floor as I am guessing they are brighter. It's a boutique hotel so you may hear neighbors. We did not have the best weather so were not able to do any stand-up paddleboarding and picnics on the beach. Super clean hotel and great location. Able to walk to many locations for coffee and lunch.
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Date of stay: November 2021
Sleep Quality
1 Helpful vote
Response from Surfrider Malibu, General Manager at The Surfrider Hotel, Malibu
Responded 5 weeks ago
Hi Peggy, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We loved having you both with us and are so thrilled that you had a great time and that you loved the food :) As mentioned, you'll definitely have to dine for the lunch menu next time... it's fabulous. You're right that the upstairs rooms have incredible natural light and views and the ground floor rooms are a little more cozy. See you soon, we hope. It RARELY rains in Malibu so we can almost promise sunshine for your next stay ;) Thanks again for taking the time to leave such a great review. WE really really appreciate it. - Team Surfrider
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LibrarianRaq wrote a review Jul 2021
Austin, Texas128 contributions68 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed at the Surfrider for 3 nights in July and had a terrific time. The hotel is well-located right across the street from Surfrider beach and provides free surfboards and low-cost wetsuit rentals, which was a nice perk for my surfer husband. The hotel is right on the PCH, and there is indeed highway noise, but the hotel staff cheerfully provided me both earplugs and a white noise machine to drown out the sound, which did the trick and allowed me to sleep well. The room was small but well appointed with comfy sheets and high-quality towels, robes, toiletries and a rainfall shower, and the ocean-front rooms have a pretty view of the sea. The hammock on the balcony was also really relaxing. The rooftop deck was lovely -- we especially loved the nighttime fire pits for the evening chill --and the food and drinks were delicious. We also thought the staff across the board were very friendly, helpful and fun to talk to, and gave us tips for great hikes nearby. The hotel is expensive but we felt the splurge was worth it for a fun, relaxing vacation.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Room Tip: Ocean-front rooms have a great view from the room and balcony.
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1 Helpful vote
Response from Surfrider Malibu, General Manager at The Surfrider Hotel, Malibu
Responded Jul 30, 2021
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this lovely and thoughtful review. WE are SO happy to hear that you had a perfect stay, loved the hotel, food, roof deck, location, amenities and us :) !!!! We loved having you both with us too and can't wait until your next visit. Until then... thank you!
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Maria F wrote a review Jun 2021
San Francisco, California9 contributions5 helpful votes
I literally can't wait to go back to the Surfrider. I just fell in love with the hotel and Malibu. First of all, the hotel and rooms are lovely. Natural wood, ceramics and rugs. I wanted to move in. I loved the bedding and pillows and am trying to find out how I can purchase them for myself! The staff is warm and friendly. Super helpful and kind. The suggestions of what to do in Malibu were incredible. We went to some jaw dropping beautiful beaches and hiking spots based on recommendations from Surfrider. The food was delicious. We had appetizers when we arrived and then dinner and breakfast the following day. Healthy, farm to table meals that were also very colorful and pretty. So good!!! An exceptional experience--you can tell there's a lot of care and thought put into everything. A note on noise: I am a light sleeper and was a little worried the noise from PCH might bother me at night, but I honestly didn't hear anything from our room. I was pleasantly surprised. I didn't need earplugs or anything. During the day, I guess the noise from highway might bother some people, but didn't bother us.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Sleep Quality
Response from Surfrider Malibu, General Manager at The Surfrider Hotel, Malibu
Responded Jun 14, 2021
Hi Maria, Wow, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a kind and warm review. These mean so much to us, now more than ever. It's been a wild year in hospitality and we are really doing our best to make guest experience amazing even with all of the challenges we all face. It is so encouraging when a guest goes out of their way to highlight all the positive and let us know how amazing a time they have had, so, for that, THANK YOU. Mostly though, we are SO HAPPY to read that you had an amazing time. We care for our guests and their experiences so much and really believe in the little details. We absolutely loved having you with us and cannot wait to see you back very soon. Thank you again for your kindness and positivity. Warmly, Team Surfrider PS So thrilled to hear that you had a peaceful sleep, despite being a light sleeper. We work really hard on noice cancellation so are always happy to hear that it works.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Surfrider Hotel, Malibu
Which popular attractions are close to The Surfrider Hotel, Malibu?
Nearby attractions include Adamson House and Malibu Lagoon Museum (0.2 miles), Malibu Pier (0.1 miles), and Malibu Lagoon State Beach (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Surfrider Hotel, Malibu?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Surfrider Hotel, Malibu?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Surfrider Hotel, Malibu?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Surfrider Hotel, Malibu?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Surfrider Hotel, Malibu?
Conveniently located restaurants include Malibu Farm Restaurant, Nobu Malibu, and Marmalade Cafe - Malibu.
Is The Surfrider Hotel, Malibu located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Malibu.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Surfrider Hotel, Malibu?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Surfrider Hotel, Malibu?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to The Surfrider Hotel, Malibu?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Will Rogers State Historic Park (9.6 miles) and Annenberg Community Beach House (9.5 miles).
Is The Surfrider Hotel, Malibu accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.