Casa Malibu Inn on the Beach
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You Mean You Want to Stay at Our Hotel?
We heard such good things about this hotel, but when we tried to book several rooms for a family reunion in September the front desk seemed shocked they we would want to stay there. They were downright rude, said they wouldn't take reservations in advance, that their prices would be changing soon and that we should call back another time and seemed shocked that we would even ask. Needless to say we will be staying somewhere else. Imagine, trying to book a hotel room in advance in Malibu. The nerve of us.
We have stayed at Casa Malibu a number of times over the years beginning 25 yrs. ago. Hope to get back there soon. It is a quiet, restful place to contemplate whatever you wish and we always enjoyed our own little kitchen unit on the 2nd floor. Didn't have to get dressed to have a snack or a meal. Great place.
Wonderful place to stay
Loved Casa Malibu-great little discovery on the water. Small capacity makes for more relaxation, more peaceful stay. Only complaint would be the parking situation. Otherwise, would recommend to anyone travelling through this delightful coastal community.
Great Mini Getaway
We had a delightful time at Casa Malibu Inn on the Beach. We live at the beach already and know the cost at our own hotels at Pismo Beach.
Casa Malibu Inn was very reasonable and clean. I had read already previous reviews and knew what to expect. Bring a small car for parking and the rooms will be shabby chic. I will add to bring a hairdryer and go to the wonderful resturants in Malibu recommended by the Inn owners.
Thank you TripAdvisor and all those who take the time to do reviews.
The Best of Malibu
This is the best place weve found so far in Malibu. Our room was literally on the water, incuded fireplace and newly renovated bathroom with very high quality fixtures. I can't say anything negative about it, very nice linens, great staff and the ocean fifty feet off the back deck!
Just OK -- A tad let down
We stayed two nights here on our honeymoon travelling down the California Coast. The setting is beautiful, and Malibu seems so peaceful and of a small town that it appears light years away from LA.
Santa Monica and more nightlife are a short 10-15 minute drive away.
Additionally, there are bars and restaurants (really fun sports bar next door) within walking distance and it really is amazing to fall asleep with waves crashing outside your patio. You're porch is literally 20-30 feet from the breakwater.
The hotel did let us down though (a mid-week oceanfront room for $189).
The room was not cleaned but we were allowed to check in, so we left our bags and did some walking. When we checked back into our newly cleaned room, it smelled a little funky. Not sure if it was from the people before us, or just the seaweed or what, but the room reeked. For two days. Nothing a $2 candle from a gas station couldn't cure.
The room has nice high ceilings, was clean, and had a fridge and coffeemaker. The breakfast was a bit of a letdown, just some picked over pastries and coffee.
Don't confuse this with a bed and breakfast. This leans much more toward Motel. Not a disappointment, but a let down. I expected more.
What a getaway
We stay here every opportunity we have to visit Southern California.
You just can't beat the ambiance. It's a throwback to a kinder, gentler time. Well maintained. Nice touchs. Each room has it's own nuances. Ask the owners and each room has a story or it's own claim to fame. Owners act like neighbors instead of landlords. Great kind people. The only reason I didn't give this place an excellent is because it doesn't have some of the amenities modern hotels do. Keys have room numbers on them instead of card key locks, No high speed internet access. If that's what your looking for go elsewhere and leave the rooms to folks who want to relax and enjoy life as it should be.
Relive the early 60's!!
What a joy this place is! The scent of jasmine wafts through the window to the sound of the Pacific surf. Forget the highway behind it, pretend Lana Turner's upstairs and relax in the innocence of our unslick yesteryears, not necessarily how it was, but how we remember. This hotel made our southern California experience live.
We had a great experience at Casa Malibu. It's easy to find on Pacific Coast Highway. The staff are friendly and incredibly helpful. The atmosphere is homey and relaxing. The view is simply stunning. Everyone at Casa Malibu goes out of their way to make sure the customer has a memorable visit. We stayed one night in a beach front room with our sliding glass door open onto our private deck. The roar of the surf and the cool sea air made for very peaceful sleeping conditions. The next night we moved to a "garden view" room on the second floor. We still had a nice view of the beach and heard the crashing waves.The only minor inconvenience was really tight parking. The parking is free and there's enough if everyone pays attention to how they park.
Comfortable, on beach, nice folks
Right on the beach in Malibu and more reasonable than most for that luxury. Stayed in a suite, a real mish-mash of styles, but comfortable and spacious. Everything clean but the drapes, which were bad. Nice peekaboo view, but also street noise. Promising renovations in progress.
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We went to Malibu Beach today. We started out doing a bit of shopping and then walked out onto Malibu pier and had some lunch at the restaurant at the end of the pier. We then went down onto the beach and found a nice spot not far from the pier. There was a surfing competition on, but the waves were pretty small. We walked up and down the beach and then sat down in the sand for a while. Jude was being very helpful - he helped another little boy with his truck and then "saved" a ...
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... Coming home with a jam packed extra large suitcase, another smaller suitcase plus a fully loaded up backpack. Suffice to say....i shopped til i dropped.
Taxi'd back to hotel. We wanted to get public transport to save money, but we were wet, it was getting dark, and I had a suitcase. It would have taken 2 hrs by public transport, but 25 by taxi.There is this awesome sundae place names Ghiradelli. I went there in San ...
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... Hard not to be happy here.
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