The Surfrider Malibu

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The Surfrider Malibu

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with restaurant, near Malibu Lagoon State Beach

9.4/10 Exceptional

190 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Laundry facilities
23033 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA, 90265
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Breakfast available
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach towels
  • Self parking
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Library
For families
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Eastern Malibu
  • Malibu Lagoon State Beach - 4 min walk
  • Pepperdine University - 39 min walk
  • Surfrider Beach - 1 min drive
  • Malibu Pier - 1 min drive
  • Malibu Colony Beach - 1 min drive
  • Topanga State Beach - 8 min drive
  • Paradise Cove - 10 min drive
  • Malibu Hindu Temple - 11 min drive
  • Will Rogers State Beach - 12 min drive
  • Topanga State Park - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • Hawthorne, CA (HHR-Hawthorne Municipal) - 46 min drive
  • Los Angeles Intl. (LAX) - 47 min drive
  • Van Nuys, CA (VNY) - 51 min drive
  • Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) - 65 min drive
  • Chatsworth Station - 34 min drive
  • Van Nuys Station - 38 min drive
  • Simi Valley Station - 42 min drive

About this property

The Surfrider Malibu

The Surfrider Malibu features a rooftop terrace and puts you within a 10-minute drive of Pepperdine University. You can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or wind down at the end of the day with a drink from the bar/lounge. Other highlights at this upscale hotel include a snack bar/deli and a terrace. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff and beach location.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 20 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 6:30 AM - 10:30 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 10:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite self parking (USD 20.00 per night)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Yoga classes
  • Beach nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1953
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Library


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 43-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Minibar
  • Electric kettle
  • Bathrobes

Sleep well

  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Awards and affiliations

The Surfrider Malibu is listed in the 2020 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List of the world's best places to stay.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between USD 15 and USD 30 per person (approximately)


You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Self parking costs USD 20.00 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global).


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Surfrider Malibu Hotel
Surfrider Hotel
Surfrider Malibu
Surfrider Beach Club Hotel Malibu
The Surfrider Malibu Hotel
The Surfrider Malibu Malibu
The Surfrider Malibu Hotel Malibu

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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Pingdan, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

David, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Shannon, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Michael, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The best hotel in the world
This is the best hotel in the world. In our interactions with the staff and our observations of others’ interactions with the staff, I have never seen a more amenable hotel staff. The property is perfectly curated and cared for, every detail has been accounted for. The restaurant is for hotel guests only and the food is exquisite. The view from the rooftop dining area is stunning. This hotel is the best.
Nathaniel, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

From the friendly staff to the amazing food and great rooftop bar, we had an amazing stay at the surf rider. Looking forward to our next stay!
Steven, 2-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Great location, minimalist design, a bit on the pricey side, and staff somewhat aloof, but a comparatively good lodging option when staying in the Malibu area.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Janay, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

the best of the Bu
We loving going to the Surfrider for a quick little staycation (hate that word). It's close by, but you feel like you are far away. The food is exceptional, and you can only eat at their restaurant if you stay at the hotel (which I kinda love). The views from the rooms are gorgeous. Truly one of the best hotels ever. You don't need to bring your surfboards or SUP boards. They have some you can borrow. You can walk everywhere. Close to shops and food and across the street from the ocean.
Jaime, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

This is our new favorite place to stay! The hotel was beautiful, the beds were perfect and the food was absolutely brilliant. We tried as much food as we could in the 2 days there and everything was incredible. We visited in February which we were told is the off season so it was a bit slower around that area (a good thing for us because it means it's a little more chill in the area) but were told in summer months it gets a bit busier. The hotel is directly across the road from the Malibu Pier and public beach which was great, especially if you grab a picnic lunch from the hotel with drinks to take with you. Every staff member we met were friendly and kind and made sure we had everything we needed. We will be back very soon.
Brent, 2-night romance trip
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