Beautiful beaches, celebrity sightings, and glamorous ocean front homes attract people from around the world to the 21 miles of scenic coastline that makes up Malibu.
This picturesque beach town, which sits west of Los Angeles, offers a lot to see and do and is an ideal destination for a seaside getaway.
I have lived in Malibu for over two years, so with my insight being somewhat of a local, here are the 5 best hotels in Malibu.
The Surfrider Malibu is a 20 room beach house located on iconic PCH highway across the street from Malibu pier and iconic Surfrider Beach.
This boutique surf hotel was originally built in 1953 and was recently remodeled to embody the chic California vibe of Malibu.
The guest only spaces provide privacy and an intimate setting to enjoy gorgeous views of the coastline. You’ll love the intimate, ocean-view rooftop lounge where you can enjoy fireside cocktails!
Location: Across from the Malibu Pier
Best For: Couples, Solo Travelers
Price: Starting at $408 per night
THE M MALIBU
The M Malibu is a boutique hotel with a long history of excellence. Since 1947, it has been restored, keeping some mid-century style while also including modern technology.
The many amenities and services offered include a sundeck with ocean views, an outdoor pool, beach towels, complimentary wifi, and accessible parking. The M Malibu is pet-friendly upon request and just minutes away from beautiful hikes and restaurants.
Each room is modeled after the California surfer style and equipped with complimentary Nespresso, complimentary boxed water, and a flat-screen TV with cable.
Location: South of the Malibu Pier
Best for: Couples, Solo Travelers
Price: Starting at 200$ per night
MALIBU BEACH INN
Directly on the water, Malibu Beach Inn is a luxurious hotel next to Carbon Beach. These picturesque rooms can accommodate anywhere from a single traveler to an entire family. Equipped with complimentary internet, a Nespresso coffee brewer, a TV, and a view of the ocean, Malibu Beach Inn is the perfect getaway.
This hotel offers exclusive activities such as a meditation wellness package, private chef picnic package, romantic retreat, and much more. Access to ultimate relaxation at the CURE Daily Spa and fresh local food from the Carbon Beach Club restaurant are available to all guests.
Location: Near Carbon Beach
Best for: Families, Couples, Solo Travelers
Price: Starting at 585$ per night
Calamigos Guest Ranch and Beach Club
Calamigos Guest Ranch and Beach Club is a cozy ranch-style hotel located on 5 acres of wine country of Malibu and just a short drive away from the beachfront.
The word ‘Calamigos’ means “Come as my brother, come as my friend” and is a Chumash Indian word. This is a testament to the hospitality and welcoming environment one might expect from Calamigos Guest Ranch and Beach Club.
Each guest will have access to Spa Calamigos so they can unwind and relax. The Calamigos Beach Club Restaurant and Lounge is only a short drive away and has everything from great food to handcrafted cocktails. They offer paddleboarding lessons, lovely lounge chairs, and impeccable service.
Location: Latigo Canyon
Best For: Groups, Families, Couples
Price: Starting at $595 per night
MALIBU PRIVATE BEACH APARTMENTS
Malibu Private Beach Apartments are perfect for a weekend stay directly on the beautiful Malibu coast.
With access to air-conditioned rooms, full kitchens and free WiFi, this getaway is the perfect home away from home. Inside, each guest can expect a TV, a nice sofa and a work desk.
Select apartments even include a private balcony with an ocean view!
Location: Carbon Beach near the Malibu Pier
Best for: Families, Couples, Solo Travelers
Price: Starting at $399 per night
THINGS TO DO IN MAlIBU
There are an array of fun things to do and see in Malibu like visiting the Malibu Pier, going wine tasting, shopping at Cross Creek and taking surf lessons (with me!). To help you make the most of your visit to this picturesque seaside town I put together this detailed list of 30 Things To Do In Malibu!
BEST HOTELS IN MALIBU
I hope you have found my guide to the best hotels in Malibu helpful. Malibu is easily accessible by car, close to LAX airport, and has warm weather (60-80 degrees Fahrenheit) all year, making it an ideal beach destination to visit year-round! If you have questions about Malibu please leave these in the comments below. Happy travels!
Have you been to Malibu? Please share your experience or questions in the comments below!
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Book Your Stay In Malibu
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