A recent wine tasting took us inside a beachfront hotel just a few miles from home on the coast of the Pacific. We've passed Malibu Beach Inn many times on our way up and down PCH and always had the same thought: "It would be the perfect staycation destination." Now that we've had a chance to experience the hotel, we've confirmed that hunch.
The hotel is as close to the beach as you can get. So close that when you're sitting on the dining deck and it's high tide, the waves are crashing right under your feet. During low tide, you can walk the stretch of Carbon Beach and see the mountains of Malibu when you're heading north, and the the hills of Palos Verdes when facing south. However, you don't feel like you're anywhere close to the hustle and bustle of LA's long-stretching coastal communities, home to hundreds of thousands of people. This little section of beach could be part of a small beach town anywhere on the West Coast.
As you may have experienced, boutique hotels can sometimes be hit and miss. We love staying in quieter, smaller venues for their intimacy, charm, and accessible staff. But we've also found that with the quaintness can come the loss of the amenities we look forward to when getting away from the routines of day-to-day life. However, there are no losses at the Malibu Beach Inn.
With only forty-five rooms, the hotel still boasts a full spa service, all day dining, and twenty-four hour room service. The wine list is outstanding and the beautiful little bar lives right behind the registration desk, beckoning you to begin relaxing without hesitation. The hotel is staffed as if there are 450 rooms and every employee is beyond friendly, and genuinely intent on making your stay as enjoyable as possible. The rooms are clean, bright, breezy, and cozy, all at the same time. It's seriously a little gem of a spot.
We'd suggest that you roll in on a Friday and stay on campus until you absolutely have to leave. Just the thought of sitting on the balcony with a glass of wine and a good book is enough of a reason to stay put all day. But if you do want to get out and explore the world around you, the Malibu Beach Inn has put together this list of top ten "things to do in Malibu."
Book yourself a little getaway today! Ocean view rooms range from $412 to $825. Call 1.310.651.7777 to make your reservation.