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Located in the coastal beach town of Malibu, California, Native is a 13-room hotel that’s surrounded by acres of lush greenery and perched on the Pacific Coast Highway. Originally built in 1947 as the famed Malibu Riviera Motel, the classic one-story building on 4.5 acres of land was acquired by SKG Investments and completely overhauled and designed by Los Angeles-based creative agency Folklor, taking on a new, contemporary look while preserving its old paradise charm. The mid-century modernist retreat, which includes an outdoor gathering space and wellness center, is steps away from some of the country’s most idyllic beaches including Zuma Beach and Point Dume.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Concierge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Quaint
HOTEL CLASS
Location
Full view
49Car recommended
Grade: 49 out of 100
13Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
1Attractionwithin 0.5 km
Contact
28920 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-3905
Getting there
Los Angeles Intl Airport38 km
Bob Hope Airport45 km
Neighbourhood
Malibu
The Malibu coastline is like a chameleon. In some areas it resembles the French Riviera with its lush, green hillsides descending into crescent-shaped shorelines. In others, it feels 100% Southern Californian with beaches wide and flat as a football field, and often crowded with beach-goers lounging on towels and playing volleyball. Other coastlines still feel secluded, tucked under tall cliffs and dotted with stunning rock formations. In certain areas, where the ocean waves are just right, surfers can be seen bobbing in the water. Up in the mountains to the east hikers take in truly stunning views of the ocean and the sprawling Los Angeles landscape. And along Pacific Coast Highway, restaurants are filled with visitors and locals from all walks of life. Stumble into the right place at the right time, and you’ll likely encounter a celebrity.
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

Absolutely loved our experience at The Native. Sam, Lauren, and Alex were phenomenal and perfect for the vibe of the hotel. The robes are to die for. And I'm already dying to come back. The decor was minimal but very well curated. Overall A+ on...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank shaneof
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This is a charming, hipster motel in a bad location (right off PCH) with no amenities like a gym, pool or room service. If it was $200 a night it would be my amazing tip for friends, but at $350 a night when I stayed...More

Date of stay: August 2018
2  Thank 819jmc
Reviewed 21 August 2018

This hotel is run by spoiled children that fancy themselves a hipster. It is noisy, uncomfortable and ownership clearly has no sense of customer care or brand loyalty . Whereas it seems one way online, the reality is a different story.

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank johnnylobo
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

First off the kids weren’t overly keen about the lack of air conditioning, the trendy fans did work well as the evening cooled off though. The hotel space was relaxed and nicely done, close to PCH but quieter than expected. The best thing is it’s...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank edwardp88
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Native Hotel positions itself as a mid-century modern Boutique. More accurate is one step above camping out in a tent. At $300 a night this place is a joke. Despite its ideal location, do not stay here! The walls are paper-thin and the place does...More

Date of stay: April 2018
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Response from KELinCO | Reviewed this property |
It would be a bit of a walk. You'd have to walk through the neighborhood to the tip of Point Dume. There is beach access there. Actually a pretty walk through a short trail and down some steps to the beach. There is... More
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"Room 13 is where Bob Dylan wrote "Blood on the Tracks", so if possible I'd try to snag that..."
shaneof
27 Aug 2018
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"ask about the AC if it's the summer"
819jmc
27 Aug 2018
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"Stay away from this roach palace"
johnnylobo
21 Aug 2018
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"Can't go wrong with any of the rooms. If a larger one is needed, get the one with the bunks!"
KELinCO
14 Apr 2018
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PRICE RANGE
US$222 - US$1,118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
malibu riviera hotel malibu
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Malibu Riviera Motel
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaMalibuMalibu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
13
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