Malibu Beach Inn, Malibu
By Laura van Hoff
Smack on Carbon Beach in Malibu sits the Malibu Beach Inn. It's really the only choice in Malibu so prices reflect that reality, but what you get are very comfortable rooms with balconies right over the sand and the sound of breaking waves to fill the room. Gas fireplaces and a comfortable reading chair make lounging around a no-brainer. Standard Oceanfront Queen rooms offer a nice seating area with sofa and coffee table, fireplace, beachfront balcony and comfy beds. Lounge chairs on the sand give you an easy way to hang out on the beach and being able to access the beach from the property is a big bonus. A comfortable fireside desk and good, free WiFi make working from the room easy. Surfers can walk five minutes up the beach for some decent surf just on the north side of the Malibu Pier. On-property is The Carbon Beach Club restaurant, offering a gorgeous outdoor patio above the sand at the edge of the waves. The super-stellar Nobu restaurant is just next door, also right on the beach for an excellent waterfront dining option.