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Malibu Riviera Motel

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

The million dollar question is, "When will this jewel open?" I talked to one of the new owners when driving by and they are really giving this place a complete overhaul. It is going to retain the charm, but be a lot cleaner and brighter. Looking forward to see the improvements.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

I'd been meaning to write this for ages! Stayed for a night on our road trip in 2015. The dude at reception was awesome and gave great tips for our stay in terms of where to drink and eat, celebrity spot and just hang out. Our room was clean and tidy and did exactly what it said on the tin.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

I needed a place just for the night because we were filming on the beach and I wanted a place for my daughter and the crew to chill between the day and the night shots. The room was clean, the lights could use some rewiring, and be ready for no air conditioning. Our room hard a large fan that really... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We had a family wedding in Malibu and needed accommodations for 2 nights. This location was ideal and the price certainly was more attractive than other Malibu alternatives; however, even the other bad reviews of this place did not prepare us for the initial shock of opening the door. It wasn't just the blind that was left at a 45... More 

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3 Thank BinnieB
San Diego
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

good experience, we had low expectations, we reckon it is a bit pricey for value but the accommodation was decent after all. ended up here because camping was full. it is located on the quiet side of Malibu, very close to the Zuma beach and we saw an amazing sunset there at Point Dume State beach and also lots of... More 

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Kyle, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This is by far the worst place I have ever stayed. It is a total dump. You would do better to stay on the beach in a tent. The place had no AC. The bathroom had mold in the shower. There was a hole in the wall and their fix was shoving a couple of hand towels in the hole.... More 

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Portland, Maine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We booked this place last minute because all of the camping areas were full (we didn't realize you need to reserve a camping spot 48 hours in advance - oops!) The front desk lady was nice and gave us a AAA discount and then furthered the discount again when we asked her for a place to eat and she recommended... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Worst place ever. A total dump. Looks like something out of 'Psycho'. The Female Manager (daughter of the owner) also must be out of Psycho. When I showed up today with my wife for Valentine's day with a fully paid for confirmed reservation she said, 'too bad', there were no rooms. They were over-booked, blamed it on Expedia and slammed... More 

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Caloundra, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The windows would not close and the window blinds were broken. Stains on the wall. Shower area was really bad. The room was really old and shabby. The traffic noise kept us awake. The internet was supplied but I had to go to the office area to get reception. The sheets and towels were clean which is all I can... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I accidentally booked this place thinking it was the Malibu Country Inn around the corner - where I had stayed before and had a good experience. All prepaid on Expedia though, so by the time I realized my mistake, it was too late. I read the reviews though and saw a mix of opinions, so I hoped for the best.... More 

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Staying in Malibu

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Malibu
The Malibu coastline is like a chameleon. In some areas it resembles the French Riviera with its lush, green hillsides descending into crescent-shaped shorelines. In others, it feels 100% Southern Californian with beaches wide and flat as a football field, and often crowded with beach-goers lounging on towels and playing volleyball. Other coastlines still feel secluded, tucked under tall cliffs and dotted with stunning rock formations. In certain areas, where the ocean waves are just right, surfers can be seen bobbing in the water. Up in the mountains to the east hikers take in truly stunning views of the ocean and the sprawling Los Angeles landscape. And along Pacific Coast Highway, restaurants are filled with visitors and locals from all walks of life. Stumble into the right place at the right time, and you’ll likely encounter a celebrity.
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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Additional Information about Malibu Riviera Motel

Address: 28920 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-3905
Location: United States > California > Malibu > Malibu
Price Range: $129 - $397 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Malibu Riviera Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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