A stylish boutique hotel overlooking the Pacific in Malibu.
Located on the Pacific Coast Highway, the hotel is about 20 minutes from downtown Santa Monica and 20 minutes from Los Angeles International Airport. A short walk or drive will take you to the finest shops and restaurants in Malibu. Additionally, your balcony overlooks the Malibu Pier and the ocean, with waves crashing just feet away.
While maintaining an intimate and hip feel, the hotel is modern and minimalist in design. Its small lobby opens directly onto a deck that overlooks the beach. Black-and-white photographs of local spots are common, as are cryptic posters that assert artistic messages. During your stay, staff members welcome you by name and provide complimentary bottled water and cookies. There is no fitness center or swimming pool at the hotel, but there is a Spa Suite that specializes in facials and hot stone treatments. Wireless internet is available throughout the building – as well as on the beach below.
All 47 rooms have stunning ocean views and balconies with tables and chairs that overlook the beach. With custom white oak furniture and fabrics in blues and greys, the rooms are reminiscent of Scandinavian minimalism. Italian linens cover the large and comfortable beds. A gas fireplace and a sofa that can be converted into a bed add a nice touch to this room. The hotel includes amenities such as Nespresso machines and motion-activated lights. It seems the toilet senses your presence: the lid of the toilet rises spookily when you enter, and the seat of the toilet gets warmer.
The restaurant is on a raised deck above the beach so all the tables have ocean views – the hotel’s breakfast is excellent.
Rating: 9.1 (Superb) Rooms: 47