10 things to know about the Malibu Beach Inn

A luxury boutique hotel located on Carbon Beach, aka Billionaire’s Beach, the Malibu Beach Inn offers enviable views of the Pacific Ocean and is just a 5-minute walk from Malibu Pier and a short drive from Santa Monica, Beverly Hills and downtown. .

With 47 rooms, expect an abundance of glass and balconies to showcase the gorgeous ocean views. Then there is the Carbon Beach Club Restaurant which serves Pacific and Mediterranean Coast inspired dishes with a fine selection of wines, unwind at the daily CURE Spa and relax on the private beach while taking in the ocean scenery. . Gregory Day, President of Hospitality, shares 10 things to know about this boutique hotel.

A private beach in Malibu: It is very rare in California that a beach hotel owns the land on which it is located. However, Malibu Beach Inn is just that hotel. The property sits on Carbon Beach in Malibu (a beach often referred to as ‘billionaire’s beach’ for the number of wealthy people who have homes on this stretch of sand) in a natural cove that allows minimal outing to those outside. from the hotel property line. This allows guests to relax on the hotel’s Italian lounge chairs largely uninterrupted, while other beach hotels are set up on public beaches.

Wine your way: CBC Restaurant (eponymous acronym of Carbon Beach Club) at the Malibu Beach Inn has won six (6) consecutive Wine Spectator Awards. And while the wine program is certainly all you would expect given the accolades, that’s what it is. not on the wine list that will impress you. First of all, the wine list is certainly excellent with a nice balanced selection of new and old world wines (heavier on California and Italy; an impressive selection of rosés; while most bottles are the standard 750ml size, there are also half bottles (375ml) and large sizes in each section), and certainly their program by the glass is well built with a hearty 6oz. pour (most restaurants our 4.5 to 5 oz.). However, if you see something on the bottle list that piques your curiosity, they’ll open any bottle on the list and serve it by the glass (with a minimum commitment of 2 glasses)! So if you really want to experience a glass of Dominus Estate Christian Moueix (wine rated # 1 by Wine Spectator in 2021), you can do so at CBC Malibu.

34 steps: Access to the beach, as we mentioned, can be tricky in California and Los Angeles is no exception. The wide beaches of Santa Monica are beautiful but your walk from the hotel to the water can be the length of 3 or 4 football fields. The Malibu Beach Inn is 34 steps away. 34 steps in their private staircase (which is grandfathered – in Malibu you can’t build private stairs to be the beach) and you’re literally in the water. The proximity to the hotel is so close to the ocean that the displayed tide chart (daily) will let you know when the beach is available. At certain times of the day, the ocean is under the hotel!

A taste of Daylesford Spa in Malibu: The Bamford family have owned and operated the Daylesford Spa in the UK for many years. Their famous line of Bamford (and last name) spas is a keepsake for anyone who visits. Malibu Beach Inn is the only hotel in North America to offer its in-room line for free in all room categories. The shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body lotion and ground soap bars all have a wonderful geranium scent and are all organically and biodynamically produced in the UK.

In fact, they change the sheets every day: Like most luxury hotels, the Malibu Beach Inn offers guests the option of not doing this, but the age-old question in a hotel of “have they or not” when it comes to changing linens is indisputable given that this charming property has three (3) different colors of linen! Each day you are greeted with a new color of bottle green, washed blue or brilliant yellow. The hotel uses the family-owned Bellino Fine Linens hat shop from Italy.

Everything in the hotel has been specially designed for its space: With so many designers using production facilities across the globe, Malibu Beach Inn designer Waldo Fernandez opted to have everything specially built in the Los Angeles area for each room. Adorned with Japanese-inspired white oak-Scando, the bed, the tables, the chest of drawers, the desk-Everything was handmade for each room. Mixed with soft grays and deep blues, the overall aesthetic is both contemporary and comfortable.

This is not your ordinary refusal: As many hotels have abandoned turndown service (even before the pandemic), the Malibu Beach Inn leans heavily on it and insisted on maintaining the service even during the year that will not be named! In addition to comfortable slippers, bed mat, bathrobes and waters, MBI offers a magnificent duo of chocolate truffles from Luxury Chocolatier Vosges. This is not an ordinary “pillow” and if you cannot make it to the hotel you can order it from www.vosgeschocolate.com.

How is the Wi-Fi? Not to be too technical here, but not all free Wi-Fi is created equal. Plus, the Malibu Beach Inn offers free Wi-Fi, it’s plentiful with a 200MB network dedicated to guest internet. Don’t hesitate to broadcast live!

Yes sir : In addition to each seat offering an ocean view (both inside and out), the CBC Malibu restaurant at the Malibu Beach Inn has Top Chef France finalist David Fricaud as its executive chef. Chef David’s blend of California coastal and Mediterranean cuisines, paired with his natural French technique, creates surprising dishes using the finest ingredients available.

The biggest is not always the best: One of the biggest perks of Malibu Beach Inn’s size (the oceanfront boutique property has just 47 rooms) is that it naturally lends itself to smaller overall crowds. There’s no need to rush out to sunset and place your book and briefcase on your lounge chair. They will be there when you are ready. And although the oceanfront restaurant is open to the public, hotel guests still get priority seating. Its size also gives staff the unique ability to connect with their guests. As one of the best hotels in the world, it boasts of consistently being in the top 10 for overall guest satisfaction, it was chosen as the # 1 hotel in Southern California by Conde Nast Reader’s Choice Awards and the # 1 boutique hotel in North America. at the World Travel Awards.

See more of Malibu Beach Inn on malibubeachinn.com.

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