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“An uber cool and laid back Malibu boutique. The perfect balance of simplicity and luxury is all in the fine details, scented candles, organic materials and private balconies with Pacific views. The rooftop restaurant is perfect and the staff are as friendly as you will find anywhere. Beach-chic!”

“An uber cool and laid back Malibu boutique. The perfect balance of simplicity and luxury is all in the fine details, scented candles, organic materials and private balconies with Pacific views. The rooftop restaurant is perfect and the staff are as friendly as you will find anywhere. Beach-chic!”

Hotel Review

The vibe is that of an upscale beach house, rather than a hotel, guests are welcomed as friends and told to 'make yourself at home'. This continues throughout the interiors, where cut and paste furnishing and lobby areas have been thrown to the wayside in favour of coffee tables filled with fascinating books, reclaimed teak floorboards and wicker lampshades. The restaurant favours local, seasonal ingredients, and crafts almost everything in house from scratch.  And it's guests only. The Surfrider Suite comes with hammocks and loungers, and an outdoor eating area that faces the sunset- bliss!

Recommended for
  • Beach Life
  • The ultimate beach chic getaway- paired back luxury rooms offering views of the pacific and the best surfing beach in California
  • Total relaxation
  • Relax, unwind and enjoy- rooftop cocktails by the firepit and listening to waves crashing on your private terrace
  • Surfing
  • Take advantage of your location and hit the beach for some surf (beginners should ask reception for instructors)

Recommended For

  • Beach Life
  • The ultimate beach chic getaway- paired back luxury rooms offering views of the pacific and the best surfing beach in California
  • Total relaxation
  • Relax, unwind and enjoy- rooftop cocktails by the firepit and listening to waves crashing on your private terrace
  • Surfing
  • Take advantage of your location and hit the beach for some surf (beginners should ask reception for instructors)
  • Hotel Entertainment
  • The guests only rooftop bar and restaurant is a total winner, wonderful food, unbeatable views and artisan cocktails
  • Sights nearby
  • Within a short walk of Malibu Pier, a great place to people watch and grab a bite
  • Great walks
  • Head off for an evening stroll and discover the magic of Malibu's sunsets!
  • Romantic
  • Owner managed
  • Eco
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Barefoot Luxury
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Good wine list
  • House party feel
  • Disabled access
  • Restaurant
  • On the beach
  • Artworks
  • Boutique
  • Chic
  • Child friendly
  • Views
  • Wellbeing
  • Luxury
  • Intimate

Facilities

  • Parking
  • USD 15 per day
  • Safe
  • Wifi
  • Towelling robes
  • Bar
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • Outdoor dining
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Good wine list
  • Disabled access
  • Restaurant
  • Child friendly
  • Sitting Room
  • Room service
  • Views
  • Suites
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Air conditioning

Activities

  • Surfing
  • Take advantage of your location and hit the beach for some surf (beginners should ask reception for instructors)
  • Hotel Entertainment
  • The guests only rooftop bar and restaurant is a total winner, wonderful food, unbeatable views and artisan cocktails
  • Sights nearby
  • Within a short walk of Malibu Pier, a great place to people watch and grab a bite
  • Great walks
  • Head off for an evening stroll and discover the magic of Malibu's sunsets!

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"The Surfrider is the ultimate Malibu launch pad, a former motel that is now decidedly boutique and found in the heart of one of California’s most famous enclaves."

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

The Surfrider

"An unpretentious, stylish hotel in Malibu with a roof deck so amazing you’ll end up there every night."

Originally published by Conde Nast Traveler (view article)

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"Built in 1953, the iconic motel has been reimagined as a chic surf lodge with 20 airy, light-filled rooms, every one of which has a balcony with a view of the beach."

Originally published by Vogue (view article)

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