Located on the picturesque Carbon Beach, the waterfront Malibu Beach Inn features private beach access for exclusive use of hotel guests. Book a stay in one of 47 well-appointed rooms, all of which come with a private balcony and face the water in some fashion. Outdoor, high-end shopping and dining destination, Malibu Country Mart, is within a mile, and the Malibu Pier is right next door, where fabulous breaks provide some of the best longboard surfing in Southern California. The high-end getaway isn’t cheap, but that’s the price you pay for your own slice of paradise on one of L.A.’s most coveted stretches of beach.
When you think of Malibu, you think of sun-kissed surfers shredding the waves (and possibly a celebrity sighting or two), but there’s plenty more to lure visitors both near and far. Over the past few years, we’ve seen a crop of new restaurants and shops making their way into the Mali-bubble. Think popular eateries like Broad Street Oyster Company, Lucy’s Steakhouse and Malibu Farm. There’s also a tempting lineup of posh favorites with a view of the Pacific like the Sunset Restaurant, Nobu Malibu and Mastro’s Ocean Club to strike your fancy. Between the serene beaches and a high-end dining scene, many Angelenos make the trek up Pacific Coast Highway for a slice of coastal bliss and turn it into a weekend staycation.
While the surfer-clad beach town stretches for just 21 miles of coastline, you’ll find a small but mighty range of hotel options to satisfy your budget. From luxurious waterfront suites and rustic bungalows to boutique inns and even a Japanese-style ryokan, the best hotels in Malibu make a tempting case for an overnight stay. Find well-appointed rooms, lavish spas, fitness centers, ocean views, rooftop bars and other enticing hotel features. During your stay, be sure to check out the waves at some of L.A.’s best beaches, dine at oceanfront restaurants, hike to waterfalls, sip wine at local tasting rooms and soak up all that “the ’Bu” has to offer. For the early risers, be sure to catch the morning surf for some of the best waves on the West Coast.