Malibu Beach Inn
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Malibu Beach Inn: paradise!
I'm not good at writing reviews so I'll try my best to explain how much I loved this hotel. All I can say is I've already stayed at the Malibu Beach Inn twice, and I'm coming back for a 3rd visit soon, I can't wait! I love this hotel more than anywhere I've stayed in my extensive travels: I love how my room was right over the beach (literally!) and how the beach is private. I didn't enjoy how the beaches in nearby Santa Monica and the other beach areas are all public beaches with their hotels far from the water, and too many people walking about in front of hotels there. What it comes down to is I love everything about this beautiful little hotel, and anyone who thinks it's expensive hasn't checked the rates in other U.S. cities: no where else have I gotten such a gorgeous room right on the ocean for the price I paid here. Thank you very much to all the wonderful staff at the Malibu Beach Inn for what you do, I hope this write-up helps others and shows how much I enjoyed this hotel, I have not even one single complaint.
Sea Breeze and peace
After the hubbub of Beverly Hills/Hollywood etc., arriving at the Malibu Beach was a marvelous experience. The staff were both friendly and accomodating and the rooms fantastic. Not only the decor but the fantastic view. Yes, Pacific Highway runs down the back of the Hotel but the rooms are well insulated against the noise. The buffet, continental breakfast was one of the best going with lots of fresh fruit.
Every once in a while...
My wife and I stayed here for 4 days and 3 nights. We enjoyed our stay. Sure its expensive, but we dont pay this much very often. We were very pleased with our stay. It is right on the beach and the sound of the surf was soothing. The front staff was very friendly. We just wish they provided an iron and ironing board.
We choose this hotel because it was not far from the location at which I attended a conference.
We would stay at this hotel again.
Great for what it is...
I love the Malibu Beach Inn for what it is: RIGHT on the beach. There is nothing like the soothing sound of crashing waves practically at your doorstep AND a private balcony AND a fireplace. (The only thing missing is an overstuffed chair and better patio furniture.) That's what I had wanted a couple of years ago, and I made the mistake of thinking being across the street would be close enough, so I booked a room at the lovely Hotel Oceana in Santa Barbara. While the room was superior to the MBI (although it didn't have a private balcony), a road and a beach stood between me and the ocean, and I left feeling dissatisfied. MBI is exactly what I was looking for, and I finally went. If you're looking for a luxury hotel where you'll have the finest room, where management will cater to your every whim, you will be disappointed. But, if you're looking for a decent room with decent service, you'll be very happy. Most importantly, if it's critical to you that you be able to HEAR the ocean up close and personal from your room, you can't beat MBI. I went by myself for a little retreat, and it was perfect for what I wanted. The room, itself, is overpriced for what you get, but you're paying for location. However, there are little touches that could make a world of difference. For instance, you have the option of having the continental breakfast delivered to your room...and they delivered the coffee in a styrofoam cup! You'd think for more than $200/night, they could spare a coffee mug! It's those little things that keep the MBI from being as wonderful as it could be, but, again, if what you're craving is being right on the ocean, you can't beat the MBI. I'm planning a trip back as I write this.
Was a guest at this hotel from 12/11-12/14. Had a marvelous time there.
Yes the rates are a bit high, but this is Malibu for godsakes. The atmosphere is hard to beat, and the service was OUTSTANDING. The free Continental breakfast served on the patio was a great way to start the day....very nice selection. My girlfriend and I had a memorable time here at this fine hotel. Definitely one to consider if wishing to stay in that area.
Most wonderful hotel in Malibu
We Stayed At This Hotel On November 16, 2003. It Was Absolutely Beautiful and Perfect In Every Way. We Really Wanted To Stay At Another Place That Was Recommended To Us Up The Road at Casa Malibu But We Were Unable To Get 2 Rooms so We Stayed At This Hotel. We Are Picky On Room Being Clean, This Room Was Very Clean & Comfortable. We Left My Front Door Open a Few Times and The PCH Did Not Bother Me Us At All, I Spose With The Wounderful View & Sound Of The Ocean Right Outside The Other Door We Never Even Thought Of The Highway Even If We Could Hear It. I Would Highly Recommend This Property!! (It Even Looked Nicer Than The Casa) We Will Stay Here Again When In The Malibu Area. Loved Every Bit Of It.
Pure Relaxation, comfort and style
We stumbled across this oasis when travelling up to Santa Barbara from Marina Del Ray, and as we wanted to spend some time in Maibu we found the number and called to reserve. They told us they were full but try and call in the a.m. as cancellations were always a possibilty. The staff were excellent, friendly and gave us a real insight into the 'california experience'. The buffet breakfast was delightful, the rooms were perfect and the sea crashing under our balcony was the cherry on top. We have one complaint however, we didnt see any celebrities in our 3 day stay in Malibu and only Sean Penn in our 3 week stay on the West Coast. This is a delightful hotel, on a delightful coast of a delightful country.
I agree with the previous person. This hotel was not worth the money (we paid $200/night). This was way over. In the Lonely Planet it was referred to as a 'lovely place' but for this money it was not worth it.
The pacific Highway was noisy, the staff was OK, but if you take away the celebs in Malibu, there's nothing left of its charm. I think there are much more beautiful beaches on earth than this one.
Not worth the money
I was disappointed with the malibu inn everyone said you have to say there its great WRONG they over charged me and didnt even give me the romance package that I had asked for. We where going for a nice getaway but not so the decor needed to be updated and nothing was complimentary. Our walls were so thin I could hear the neighbors rock music blasting until 12:00 finally after emailing several times and complaining to the manager I got some money back
The Malibu Beach Inn is lovely. I've stayed here 3 or 4 times. Terrific rooms, wonderful service, good value and a perfect location make this a choice hotel. You too can feel like a celebrity.
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