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Malibu Riviera Motel

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 15 February 2015

Worst place ever. A total dump. Looks like something out of 'Psycho'. The Female Manager (daughter of the owner) also must be out of Psycho. When I showed up today with my wife for Valentine's day with a fully paid for confirmed reservation she said, 'too bad', there were no rooms. They were over-booked, blamed it on Expedia and slammed...

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7Thank BillTaub
Caloundra, Australia
Reviewed 9 December 2014

The windows would not close and the window blinds were broken. Stains on the wall. Shower area was really bad. The room was really old and shabby. The traffic noise kept us awake. The internet was supplied but I had to go to the office area to get reception. The sheets and towels were clean which is all I can...

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3Thank 296davo
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 3 November 2014

I accidentally booked this place thinking it was the Malibu Country Inn around the corner - where I had stayed before and had a good experience. All prepaid on Expedia though, so by the time I realized my mistake, it was too late. I read the reviews though and saw a mix of opinions, so I hoped for the best....

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6Thank CVR2011
Pasadena, California
Reviewed 12 September 2014

We were delighted by this funky, old school motel (one of the first to be built on Pacific Coast Highway). What it lacks in amenities like air conditioning it makes up for in charm and history. We were told that Marilyn Monroe slept here (with whom we know not), and Bob Dylan spent several months year composing "Blood on the...

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5Thank interfaithquaker
Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 24 May 2014

My Grandfather lived above Paradise Cove in Malibu, California. My 11 year old Daughter & I traveled from Las Vegas, Nevada for 2nd Anniversary of his deah. This was closest motel & best price. Employees were very friendly & shared neat history of place when I booked room & changed reservation. I love Marilyn Monroe & booked room she stayed...

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6Thank Angela B
Reviewed 29 April 2014

My boyfriend and I recently took a trip to Malibu and had the pleasure of stumbling upon this little motel... It felt like a perfect combination of beach motel and cabin in the woods and I fell in love with it! I agree with Ann S. about it being old school from the 40's but that's part of what makes...

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4Thank Annadine L
North Carolina
Reviewed 20 April 2014

Picked this place because it was on the Pacific Coast Highway, getting late and they had a room available. Quaint, but close to being a dump which is a shame because the place looks like it has great bones. A bit run down, but everthing was workable and basically clean, but not immaculate. Glad for the tile floors in the...

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3Thank 4dgirl
Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 9 April 2014

Stayed at this nightmarish skid row crack motel and I had to get completely intoxicated into an oblivion to fall asleep on the filthy springy mattress. Then I woke up and the nightmare began again. As I stepped into the broken trickling shower trying to wash them scum off my body from the bed my shower quickly turned into a...

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9Thank Idontsugarcoat
Beverly Hills, California
Reviewed 14 March 2014

The Malibu Riviera was on my way home. I stopped in to take a room and was Thrilled that the staff were very friendly,The Room was your classic Motel from it's Org 1940's Old School Malibu & 3rd Generation running it.

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2Thank Ann S
Napa, California
Reviewed 26 August 2013

The photo of inside the room of the bed here is from the Malibu Hotel not the Riviera. The other photos are accurate. Do I really need to have 200 characters to say that the photo is from the wrong hotel?

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Malibu
The Malibu coastline is like a chameleon. In some areas it resembles the French Riviera with its lush, green hillsides descending into crescent-shaped shorelines. In others, it feels 100% Southern Californian with beaches wide and flat as a football field, and often crowded with beach-goers lounging on towels and playing volleyball. Other coastlines still feel secluded, tucked under tall cliffs and dotted with stunning rock formations. In certain areas, where the ocean waves are just right, surfers can be seen bobbing in the water. Up in the mountains to the east hikers take in truly stunning views of the ocean and the sprawling Los Angeles landscape. And along Pacific Coast Highway, restaurants are filled with visitors and locals from all walks of life. Stumble into the right place at the right time, and you’ll likely encounter a celebrity.
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Additional Information about Malibu Riviera Motel

Address: 28920 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-3905
Region: United States > California > Malibu > Malibu
Price Range: $283 - $532 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Malibu Riviera Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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“Don't stay here.”
 of 5 bubbles 296davo, 9 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Bob Dylan stayed in room 10 and Marilyn apparently stayed in room 6”
 of 5 bubbles interfaithquaker, 12 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Allegedly Marilyn Monroe who I love stayed in room 10. It's at the very end farthest away from PCH & next to hot tub!”
 of 5 bubbles M3349GEangelab, 23 May 2014 | Read review
“Room 10 IS Where Bob Dylan stayed and wrote music back in the day was what I was told”
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 of 5 bubbles 220anns, 13 Mar 2014 | Read review
“I have no tip.”
 of 5 bubbles safadds, 25 Aug 2013 | Read review
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