Top Luxury Hotels in Malibu

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Top Luxury Hotels in Malibu
Curator’s statement

Malibu embodies the epitome of coastal elegance with its sun-kissed beaches, rolling hills, luxurious estates and beautiful vineyards perched high above the Pacific Ocean. Its natural beauty is only surpassed by the treasured memories I share with my husband, where we exchanged our vows and started our greatest adventure yet. Malibu's blend of pristine landscapes and sentimental significance makes it a cherished destination where love and luxury seamlessly intertwine. These are our picks of the top Luxury Hotels in Malibu worth splurging on.

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Malibu Beach Inn

Wake up to the sounds of the waves at this boutique hotel located right on the beach.

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  • $100 hotel / resort credit.

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The Surfrider

Located at Surfrider Beach, a great pick for easy access to the Malibu Pier, featuring rooms with a sophisticated, yet laid-back Californian feel.

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  • Complimentary wetsuit rentals.

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  • Upgrade whenever possible.

Hotel June Malibu

A stylish coastal retreat embodying Southern California charm, offering breathtaking ocean views and relaxed luxury.

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Malibu Beach Inn:

Best Suited for: Travelers seeking a romantic seaside escape with a focus on modern luxury.

Nestled on the pristine shores of Malibu, Malibu Beach Inn is a haven for couples and honeymooners. One of the top luxury hotels in Miami, Malibu Beach Inn has contemporary and elegant design that caters to those who appreciate sophistication by the sea. Amenities include beach side loungers overlooking Malibu Pier, a spa offering a range of treatments and a stellar seaside restaurant. Guests can also take advantage of beachside yoga and surfing lessons. Wine enthusiasts will relish the extensive wine list, showcasing some of the best California vintages. Hint: There is no bad room here, each and every one of their 47 beachside suites includes ocean views.

Surfrider Malibu:

Best Suited for: Surf enthusiasts and travelers looking for a trendy yet laid-back beachfront experience.

Surfrider Malibu is a paradise for surfers and those who embrace Malibu's surf culture. The hotel's rooftop deck, complete with a cozy fireplace, offers mesmerizing views of the Pacific Ocean, making it an ideal spot to unwind with a glass of wine or craft cocktail. The property doesn't have a dedicated gym, but its proximity to the beach provides ample opportunities for outdoor activities like surfing and beach yoga. If you want to find space at this coveted hotel, you'll need to book months in advance. Hint: Splurge for the Surfrider Suite, where a four poster California king bed and double sized terrace boasts panoramic views of the Malibu Pier & Surfrider Beach.

Hotel June Malibu:

Best Suited for: Trendy travelers who appreciate modern design and amenities in a beachfront setting.

Hotel June Malibu appeals to travelers who enjoy contemporary urban chic. The midcentury bungalows are a perfect space to relax and unwind on 4 acres of pristine land near Point Dume. And the best part? Its host to one of Malibu's only hotel pools! Guests can explore nearby hiking trails, rent bikes to cruise along the beach, or take surf lessons. While there's no traditional gym, the surrounding mountains provide ample opportunities for hiking and exploring. Hint: if being zen is your thing, Hotel June has partnered with Open Mindfulness Studio bringing 30 days of free live or on demand Open Mindfulness Studio to offer an exclusive, complimentary subscription to our guests. Invite a moment of presence into your day with both live and on-demand breathwork, meditation, yoga, and Pilates experiences.

Calamigos Guest Ranch:

Best Suited for: Nature lovers and those looking for a rustic yet luxurious escape.

Calamigos Guest Ranch is a nature lover's paradise, perfect for travelers who seek an escape from city life. The ranch offers a serene environment and features Malibu's best pool, a spa for relaxation, a gym for those looking to stick to their routine and horseback riding for adventure seekers. For those looking for the beach, take their vintage buggy to the Calamigos Beach House, which has exclusive use for guests of the Ranch where Corral Canyon meets the Pacific Coast Highway. Hint: While all rooms are unique and charming in their own way, the most luxurious ones are the Estate rooms & Suites located just steps from the adults only pool.

Nobu Ryokan:

Best Suited for: Discerning travelers seeking an exclusive, Japanese-inspired retreat.

Nobu Ryokan is an exclusive retreat for those who appreciate Japanese luxury and tranquility. This intimate 16 room adults only inn features Japanese soaking tubs, indoor outdoor fireplaces, minimalistic decor and each suite includes a private deck overlooking Carbon Beach. The hotel doesn't have a conventional gym, but guests can maintain their wellness routines with yoga sessions or hitting up its complimentary access to Malibu Racquet Club. The highlight here is the exceptional Japanese cuisine at Nobu restaurant, paired with a superb selection of sake and wine, and an A lister crowd to accompany it. The hotel's serene ambiance and attentive service create an intimate setting, perfect for couples and travelers seeking a serene escape. Hint: Book their cruise the coast package where "Ryokan Malibu guests can choose from an array of luxury vehicle packages to truly experience the playful local landscape that the iconic coastal city of Malibu provides. With a selection of Lamborghini Huracan EVOs, Bentley GTC Convertibles, Rolls Royce Ghosts, and more, guests can ride in style along the PCH at one of Malibu’s famed beaches while overlooking the Pacific Ocean"

Need to Know

Each of these Malibu hotels caters to a specific type of traveler, offering a unique blend of amenities and activities to enhance the guest experience. Whether you're a couple seeking romance, a surf enthusiast, a lover of modern design, a nature lover, or a seeker of Japanese luxury, Malibu has a luxury hotel that will make your stay truly memorable. Cheers to exploring the best of Malibu in style and comfort!

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