A short walk from the Malibu Pier, this beachfront hotel has recently refreshed its 47 guest rooms and public spaces. Premier Ocean Front rooms mix beachy and Danish modern styles, with wood floors, vaulted wood-beamed ceilings, gas fireplaces and balconies with unobstructed views of the beach and pier but have cramped shower-only baths. The Carbon Beach Club Restaurant serves delicious Mediterranean-inflected dinners and rich breakfasts on a sublime terrace jutting toward the sea. On the public beach below it, the hotel services a row of loungers. There is also a spa suite for expensive but highly professional massages. Complimentary guided yoga practice is available every morning (registration must be confirmed by 7 p.m. the previous evening). Though well-located for visiting the Getty Villa and hiking in the Santa Monica Mountains, the hotel is primarily a place to simply relax.
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Lowest Rate: King Pier View, $570; Editor’s Choice: King Ocean Front Junior Suite, $960.
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