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The Most Luxurious Hotels in Malibu for the Ultimate Coastal Retreat

Miley Cyrus is right (like always), the sky really is more blue in Malibu. It’s the one place where both LA locals and tourists agree, Malibu is the perfect place to get away and escape from the everyday hustle. It’s peaceful, gorgeous, and has some of the best hotels to book a staycation or overdue vacation. Whether you’re seeking a serene stay, a vibrant beachfront experience, or a blend of both, we found some luxe and very chic hotels that will check all the boxes. Each of these hotels have their own unique aesthetic charm and are dedicated to crafting an unforgettable experience for its guests.  Check out our glamorous list of hotels to book a stay…trust us, you won’t want to leave.

1. Nobu Ryokan Malibu

Address: 22752 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265

Just steps away from the renowned Nobu restaurant, Nobu Ryokan Malibu stands as a five star hotel that embodies the perfect mix of serenity and sophistication. This luxurious stay effortlessly blends traditional Japanese elegance with contemporary design. Each room has a minimalist aesthetic that creates a tranquil atmosphere. It offers direct beach access with the soothing sound of waves as your lullaby. This is an adults only hotel with prices ranging from $2,000 a night and up. Told ya it was luxurious. They also have a rotating list of exclusive offers for their guests. This past summer, they offered an extra layer of lavishness to Beachfront Suite guests with the custom “Diamond Menu”, curated by celebrity and Hollywood jeweler Martin Katz. It included breakfast in bed with a side of diamonds ( to try on, of course). Right now, they’re offering experiences like cruising the coast in a luxury car, a Taste of Nobu and learning the art of Japanese bathing.

2. Surfrider Hotel

Address: 23033 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265

The Surfrider Hotel is the epitome of Malibu’s laid-back, California cool, surfer style luxury. If you’re seeking a more chic and relaxed atmosphere, look no further than this elevated boho hotel. It sits right on the iconic Pacific Coast Highway, across the street from the beach (yup the ocean is just steps away), this boutique hotel offers a genuine home away from home experience. Styled to resemble a beachside retreat, it combines surf culture with a modern twist. The exclusive rooftop deck has a bar and restaurant that overlooks scenic ocean views. This is a great go-to place for sipping cocktails while watching the waves and embracing the essence of Malibu. Fun fact, the Surfrider Hotel is passionately committed to sustainability, and collaborates with select brands and products that contribute to preserving our planet. We love that!

3. Malibu Beach Inn

Address: 22878 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265

This oceanside gem – the Malibu Beach Inn – exudes elegance and has a unique an intimate charm. It’s just a short walk from the stunning Malibu Pier. Each room at the Malibu Beach Inn features a private balcony, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the breathtaking surroundings. Whether you’re sipping your morning coffee and watching the waves or indulging in a glass of wine while the sun sets, these balconies offer a front row seat to the ever changing beauty of the Pacific Ocean. This really is paradise for beach lovers. To complete the experience, the Carbon Beach Club restaurant is just as exquisite. This is where culinary excellence meets breathtaking views, ensuring every aspect of your stay to be nothing short of extraordinary.  

4. Hotel June Malibu

Address: 28920 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265

Situated in Central Malibu, Hotel June Malibu is a modern sanctuary that stands as a testament to the art of relaxed luxury. With its mid-century design and comfortable yet stylish grounds, this hotel is a heaven sent. You can choose to bask in the sun by the pool or opt for a stroll to the nearby beach. The hotel offers unique amenities to guests like surfboards, bikes, pilates and more, plus this boutique hotel gives a tranquil escape that perfectly captures the essence of coastal living. Don’t miss out on their current offer too. Hotel June Malibu is gifting a complimentary third night stay after booking two nights with their flexible reservations. Count us in.

5. Calamigos Guest Ranch and Beach Club

Address: 327 Latigo Canyon Rd, Malibu, CA 90265

Calling all nature lovers! Calamigos Guest Ranch and Beach Club is the place to be. Hidden deep in the hills of Malibu, this coastal escape has rustic elegance mixed with modern luxury. It gives guests the full experience with cozy cottages surrounded by nature’s beauty. Some cottages even have bathtubs right on the private patios.  Enjoy amenities such as horseback riding, spa treatments, and fine dining while surrounded by the tranquility of the mountains. The ranch aslo has a huge pool, pickleball courts, and a community lounge that serves up late night drinks. Want to spend the day at the beach, no problemo. The exclusive Calamigos Beach Club is less than a 20 minute drive that includes a private beach and parking for resort guests. Guests can even be driven to the beach club for conveinence. Have the best of both worlds at Calamigos Guest Ranch and Beach Club.

6. The Ranch Malibu

Address: 327 Latigo Canyon Rd, Malibu, CA 90265

With multiple locations,The Ranch Malibuis the ultimate retreat for guests to focus on themselves and escape the hectic world. Centered around four key pillars – fitness, weight loss, dietary consultancy, and organic cuisine – this transformative experience can be yours, but you have to book a minimum six-night stay. In this digital detox haven, Wi-Fi is intentionally limited to the confines of the bedroom. Talk about the ultimate digital detox! Each day also has a set itinerary beginning at 5:30 a.m, where guests will embark on a holistic journey that includes exercises, meditative moments, restorative naps, and massages. The grounds are beautiful too with an expansive pool, cold plunges, sauna, expansive dining room, and upscale cottages. with Whether you choose to embark on this transformative adventure solo, with a private group, or alongside a corporate team, this sanctuary guarantees you’ll leave its serene grounds feeling restored and grounded.

7. Topanga Canyon Inn Bed and Breakfast

Ok boo, you might have to travel a little away from Malibu for this one, but it is truly a hidden gem. At the Topanga Canyon Inn,  you can choose to stay from two Mediterranean style buildings, the Casa Blanca and the Casa Rosa. Wake up to the sounds of nature and homemade breakfast as you are greeted by the breathtaking views of the canyon. The wilderness  surroundings will invigorate you and this immersive experience embraces a plethora of activities like captivating hikes and scenic bike trails. If you really miss the ocean, it’s only a fifteen minute drive. Just to note, make sure to have transportation. There is no public transportation in Topanga. 

There are plenty of things to do while you’re in Malibu. Check out our guide for first-timers.