My family and I were in Malibu fo a wedidng in the hills. Personally I'm not a fan of over priced hotels, but if you know Malibu at all you know that there are not many hotels in the area. Lots of rentals for vacation but very few hotels.
For a couple,this would be a nice plce but extremly overpriced. For a family of five, horrible!!!! When I'm already spending 600 a night to stay there for three nights, the least you could do is not charge me 3 bucks for a 16 oz water.
Still, being the only hotel in the area, the cleanliness is top notch. The service at the hotel was second to known (in that area). The beach was minimal, very cramped on sat morning. The hotel only has about 100yds af beach front that is the before the public land starts. Its not the place to look for private time on the beach. Its more for romantic night with the wife listening to the waves on the balcony.
The rooms were basic, nothing great! Again, in my opinion for 600 a night my kids should at least have one childrens channel on the cable versus me having to pay 9.99 A DAY for a set of shows they can only watch until the clock strikes 12More