Malibu Beach Inn
What it is
A 47-room hideaway on Billionaire’s Beach.
What it isn't
Gaudy. This is a modernist version of La-la-land escapism.
What we think
If Malibu Barbie were a real, live lady and not a plastic corporate vision, she would undoubtedly hole up here. Cuddled in her custom robe by the slate fireplace under the exposed beam ceiling in her 400-square-foot seafront room, it’s the perfect place to listen to Top 40 on the Bose speaker, fatten up on treats from the Dean & Deluca bar, and contemplate why exactly she is still with Ken. Locals find the on-site Veronica Skin & Body Center is the ideal place for a gold stem cell facial, and you might indeed spot a Barbie-esque starlet waiting for hers in repose.
You're here because
It’s close to all the Tinseltown sights without being among the madding crowds. On the white sand beaches of Malibu, you begin to understand what the Beach Boys were singing about for all those years.
Locavores from all over SoCal make a beeline to Carbon Beach Club restaurant for two reasons: one, it overlooks Carbon Beach itself, which is as cinematic as seaside boites come. And second, the food is—as some Hollywood agents would say—“to die.” Tonight, you order the local cioppino with baja shrimp, and a Something Wicked cocktail (with vodka, luxardo apricot, curtis lime bitters and chile sesame oil), just like a certain Malibu Barbie might do.
A quick skip from Surfrider Beach and the Malibu Pier, not to mention the “secret” beach—secret to everyone but seagulls—at Malibu Lagoon. LAX is just a 36 minute drive away, on a good day.
Carbon Beach Club Restaurant - Creating seasonal land and sea menus.