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The Surfrider Malibu
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Malibu
Reviewed 10 January 2018

My husband and I stayed here twice in the month of December for a few nights layover on our way to/from Australia. We were absolutely delighted with this transformed property. With its creamy beige and grey interior tones, natural woods and hammocks, the Surfrider is a dream location for any traveler or for locals who need a chill weekend getaway. Would definitely recommend the Malibu suite! The staff is friendly and helpful, respectful of your privacy. The owners really care about your experience, and the food and drinks on the rooftop are splendid. We had both breakfast and dinner up top and had a hard time deciding if the view was better at sunrise or sunset. Easy to cross the street at stoplight intersection below to get to the beach and the pier. Even if you are not a surfer, it's great to watch them from this elevated spot. Highly recommended!

Room Tip: Spring for an upstairs room looking out at the water. Well worth it!
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  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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SurfriderMalibu, Owner at The Surfrider Malibu, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Thank you thank you thank you :) So nice to hear that how much we care, shows. Can't wait for your next visit. Bring on summer!!! xo

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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Rooms are large, comfortable and very nicely decorated. The food is delicious and the restaurant/lounge on the terrace which offers a great view on the ocean is absolutely amazing.
The staff couldn’t be more friendly.
I can’t wait to go back.

Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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SurfriderMalibu, Owner at The Surfrider Malibu, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Hi Cedric!
Sorry it took me so long to respond to your beautiful review. Crazy holiday times! We were so happy to have met you during our first holiday season and can't wait till you guys are back. I hear its freezing over there?!! Maybe we will see you sooner than later :)
Thank you again. It means so much to us.
~ Emma

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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights over the weekend & really loved this new fun hotel. The rooms are small but very chic and the greatest part is the rooftop bar/restaurant with the view over the ocean.

There is a fireplace & heaters & wonderful attentive waitstaff making this a very very fun relaxing beautiful place .

We would highly recommend this hotel for a stay in Malibu. Easy access & parking.

Stayed: December 2017, travelled with family
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SurfriderMalibu, Owner at The Surfrider Malibu, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2017

Thank you so so so so much. We loved you and can't wait for you to come back :) See you soon xo

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Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

My wife and I recently spent a night at the recently renovated Surfrider Inn. What a transformation! We have often visited Malibu over the years and were truly impressed. The new owners have succeeded in capturing the essence of Malibu’s legendary casual chic beach elegance. The use of natural woods, soft color palette in furniture and fabrics are just right. The staff were genuinely welcoming, from Derrick (sp?) to the restaurant staff. We also met Emma, one of the owners, who could not have been nicer. And, of course, as others have mentioned the rooftop restaurant with its magnificent view of the Pacific and the Malibu Pier, is breathtaking - something straight off the big screen. We had a moon-filled dinner that was splendid. We look forward to our next stay. Bravo!
Joseph and Ellen
Paris, France

Stayed: December 2017, travelled with family
Thank Joseph A
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SurfriderMalibu, Owner at The Surfrider Malibu, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2017

Thank you so very much for your kind review and for coming back to visit us so soon. Excited for next time... maybe with your now half Aussie daughter!! See you soon.

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

We had the most amazing stay here! After a warm welcome and a room upgrade (what a great surprise on our anniversary) we enjoyed a cocktail on the rooftop terrace with a magnificent view over the beach. The decoration of the entire hotel (rooftop terrace, lobby, rooms) was gorgeous! Our room was so very comfortable, nice beds, great shower and ammenities. In the morning we had a nice breakfast (excellent food) overlooking Malibu beach. We felt at home! Hospitality of Emma and her team was excellent! We only stayed 1 night, but we will absolutely return here in the future. Can't wait! Thank you Emma and team and best regards from the Netherlands!

Room Tip: Best view on the top floor! But every room is amazing!
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  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Rebecca G
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SurfriderMalibu, Owner at The Surfrider Malibu, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Hi Rebecca,
Thank you so so so SO much for such a thoughtful review. So sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you and say thank you. We are so appreciative and hope to see you back here soon.
Emma x

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Additional Information about The Surfrider Malibu

Address: 23033 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-4935 (Formerly Surfrider Beach Club)
Region: United States > California > Malibu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Malibu
Price Range: $474 - $762 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 20-room Surfrider Malibu is a modern California Beach House located directly across the street from the famous Surfrider Beach in Malibu, California. The former 1953 motel has been converted into a boutique hotel capturing the essence of California's beach life. Featuring 18 rooms and 2 suites, along with a vaulted ceiling lobby, 2nd floor library, incredible roof deck and bar, outdoor shower, on-site parking, native and sub-tropical planting and completed with sustainable design and locally sourced materials. ... more   less 
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Surfrider Beach Club Hotel Malibu

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