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“Priced too High for what you get” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Malibu Beach Inn
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Malibu
Certificate of Excellence
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Priced too High for what you get”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2012

Overall price is way too high for what you actually get. Service average. Attitude of staff, not impressed. If you are use to the Four Seasons, this place is not for you.

No gym and NO SPA even though they claim to have one. Well if you consider an empty guest room a spa then maybe you will be ok...

Room Tip: Stay clear of the restaurant it can be noisy.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank PK001
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malibubeachinn, Guest Relations Manager at Malibu Beach Inn, responded to this review, 13 April 2012
Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us and sharing your thoughts on TripAdvisor. As hard as it is to hear sometimes, we know that honest and constructive feedback provides us with the opportunity to learn from your experience and work to improve in the areas that we can. We appreciate your business and your support, and we're very grateful that you took the time to share your feedback with us. - The Malibu Beach Inn Team
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Minden, Nevada
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77 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2012

Wow. What a nice and friendly Hotel. We pulled up all sweaty on our bike and we treated fabulously and checked into a beautiful room. Super friendly staff, excellent service, awesome comfortable rooms and right on the beach. We had dessert at the restaurant deck and loved the views. I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank INTANDEMBIKES
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malibubeachinn, Guest Relations Manager at Malibu Beach Inn, responded to this review, 10 April 2012
Thank you so much for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor! Of course, we love cyclists, and we welcome you ANY time! We're so glad to hear that you had a nice, relaxing stay, and we'll look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. - The Malibu Beach Inn Team
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thousand oaks
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2012

Me and my boyfriend celebrated our anniversary here on march 25th. The hotel was beautiful and location was great.Our room was spacious and the ocean front view was priceless. The valet people were so nice so it made paying that 27 bucks not feel so painful. HOWEVER, I noticed that the final receipt for what had been charged to my card was different then what showed on my credit card statement. I called about this immediately and found out that they claimed that we had chips and soda resulting in the extra 15 dollar charge. Its not a lot of money but its still not right to try to take extra after we already paid so much for the room itself. I called the accounting department and was very clear we did not eat or drink anything and that this charge was bogus and they fixed the problem. It was merely just a small annoyance but appreciated their prompt response

Room Tip: choose an ocean view room!
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank jm p
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malibubeachinn, Guest Relations Manager at Malibu Beach Inn, responded to this review, 5 April 2012
Thank you so much sharing your experience of your recent stay at Malibu Beach Inn. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the property, but we're also sorry to hear that your experience wasn't without flaw. We appreciate you bringing the mistake to our attention immediately so that we could correct it right away. We are grateful for your understanding, and we hope that we'll have the opportunity to host you both again in the future! - The Malibu Beach Inn Team
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Dallas, Texas
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60 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2012

I lived in Malibu for a few years and stayed at this hotel with some family members that were in town for a visit. If you want to stay in Malibu and are looking for a hotel, this is 100% the best choice.

You should know, this is not a 5-star hotel, so set your expectations accordingly. That's not to say that I don't like this hotel or didn't enjoy my stay -- quite the contrary, this is a lovely hotel with a great location. But the service, amenities, etc. are not at a 5-star level.

The rooms are quite cozy, most with amazing views. The patio on the first floor is a lovely way to enjoy Malibu. There are many restaurant a short distance away. Be aware -- most of Malibu shuts down early in the evenings, so if you are looking for a bar, nightlife, etc., you'll need to go down to Santa Monica or through the canyon.

I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking to saty on the beach in Malibu.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ageveret
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malibubeachinn, Guest Relations Manager at Malibu Beach Inn, responded to this review, 5 April 2012
Thank you so much for sharing your enthusiasm for our property! We're delighted to hear that you had the opportunity to stay with us while your family was visiting. We always love to welcome our Malibu neighbors! We truly appreciate you sharing your experience and your helpful insights with others who may be looking to stay with us in the future, and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back again as well! - The Malibu Beach Inn Team
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80 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2012

My husband and I stayed the weekend and enjoyed every second of our visit. We had a queen ocean front room on the first floor...it was the best! There is also a fire place that made it that much more relaxing! And with the waves crashing right outside it is fantastic :). The staff is very friendly and helpful and I hope to stay again very soon.

Room Tip: Stayed in room 102, great view! Door is outside the building but that didn't bother us.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank surgteck05
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malibubeachinn, Guest Relations Manager at Malibu Beach Inn, responded to this review, 10 April 2012
Thank you so much for spending your weekend with us and sharing your experience on TripAdvisor! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your room, the view and of course, the "soundtrack"! :) We are very appreciative of your feedback, and we hope to see you again soon as well. - The Malibu Beach Inn Team
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Park City, Utah
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22 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2012

The beach in Malibu is very thin, in fact at high tide you really have the water coming right up to the hotel structure itself. But the hotel is a nice hotel. I travel a lot and this is a good place. The prices were a tad high. The location is about at good as you can get in Malibu.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank BradleyBurr
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malibubeachinn, Guest Relations Manager at Malibu Beach Inn, responded to this review, 5 April 2012
Thank you so much for staying with us and sharing your experience! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time here, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! - The Malibu Beach Inn Team
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Phoenix, az
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2012

I have traveled extensively, and rarely feel compelled to write rave reviews of a place, but the Malibu Beach Inn granted an experience that couldn't be ignored. The hotel property is immaculate and beautiful, the rooms clean, comfortable, and gorgeous. The location is perfectly situated and the rooms overlook, in my opinion, the prettiest part of Malibu including the pier. The epic part of the hotel however, is the service. I've stayed in many luxury hotels and none have surpassed this top notch experience!!!

A few examples...upon check in, there had been a mix up with the booking company, Luxury Link, and although 2 rooms had been reserved, only one showed. The General Manager, Tolga, and his assistant, Avi, were extremely courteous and welcoming. Never did they question the mistake, instead they welcomed us in our disheveled state (we had driven all day in a Jeep with the top down and must have looked a fright for such a chic place!), offered us a seat and a glass of wine, and remedied the situation themselves entirely, all the while making us feel comfortable and at ease. I overheard them on the phone with the Luxury Link people saying they weren't going to "just place an extra hold on my credit card" that they preferred to simply take my word for it and get the confirmation sent to the hotel in the morning when the travel concierge opened.

The over the top service continued from there. We dined 6 times at the restaurant in the 4 day stay, and Will, Sam, and Marcella, were absolutely unsurpassed in friendliness, smiles, and willingness to please. Food was great, which should be expected for the price, but it really was the service that was so incredible.

A special thanks to Courtney at the front desk. She took several of my calls and personally ran over everything from a toothbrush to some wine glasses within moments of asking. Most importantly, when I inquired where I could go to send a package to a friend of my starting chemotherapy, she took the gifts herself, made a basket for them, and sent them out from the front desk, all the while telling me she "loved crafts" and was "sorry about my friend." The whole experience with Tolga, Avi, Will, Sam, Marcella, Courtney, and Rico was unsurpassed. I've never seen a happier, more customer service driven bunch. Malibu Beach Inn definitely gets the award of any luxury hotel I've ever visited! Thank you all sincerely, what an incredible stay we had!

Room Tip: Be sure to understand the waves really do make a bit of noise from the ocean view rooms. Some people...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank natalieelisabeth
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malibubeachinn, Guest Relations Manager at Malibu Beach Inn, responded to this review, 5 April 2012
We can't thank you enough for your outstanding feedback! We are so incredibly grateful for your kind words and wonderful compliments. We are elated to hear that you had an enjoyable time with us and that you got to take full advantage of the Carbon Beach Club as well! We are blessed to have had the opportunity to host you and we hope to do it again soon! - The Malibu Beach Inn Team
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Property: Malibu Beach Inn
Address: 22878 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265
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Region: United States > California > Malibu > Malibu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Malibu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Malibu Beach Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Magnificently nestled right on the sands of famed "Billionaire’s Beach," Malibu Beach Inn is a spectacular ocean-front getaway within minutes of LA. Since its inception in 1989, Malibu Beach Inn has become a beloved destination for both leisure and business travelers. After a complete, contemporary multi-million-dollar renovation, Malibu Beach Inn re-opened its doors as the only luxury oceanfront hotel destination between Santa Monica and Santa Barbara, offering guests unsurpassed levels of luxury and service on the sands of exclusive Carbon Beach. The Malibu Beach Inn is approximately 22 miles from Los Angeles International Airport. The hotel embraces the serene beauty of the Malibu coastline through its landscaping, architecture and interior design. It also embodies the spirit of one of Southern California's most exclusive communities through the warm hospitality of its multilingual, European-trained staff, its signature beach club, and a unique collection of artwork by contemporary painter Glenn Ness. The Carbon Beach Club features California coastal cuisine with Pacific Rim accents that is complemented by an outstanding and extensive list of hand-selected small-production wines from California's premier wine regions. The dining room offers both indoor and outdoor dining, both of which boast breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and the sound of the tumbling surf below.Guest rooms feature private balconies, minibars, coffeemakers, hairdryers, bathrobes, DVD players, safes, complimentary high-speed Internet access, fireplaces (most rooms), and private hot tubs (some rooms). ... more   less 
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