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“time warp motel”
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Native Malibu
Ranked #1 of 4 Malibu B&B and Inns
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“time warp motel”
Reviewed 29 February 2012

Well what can I say about this Motel. It felt like a forties Motel and has never been upgraded. I and my new wife went to this Motel late in the day and got the last room on the presidents day weekend. The room was very dusty and the floor dirty, the decore old and wornout. The reception Lady was very nice but never again.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 December 2011

Good location. Not at the beach, off PCH, but $110 vs. $400 nearby. Simple. Clean. But, deadbolts don't lock. Wireless router not connected to Internet. No soap or shampoo. Simple things stopping this from being a great place. Not bad if no big expectations.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Chicago
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Reviewed 17 September 2011

A quirky, cozy hideaway near the beach. I emphasize: it's a beach motel- not the Ritz, not the Radisson, not The Ramada. This was our third visit in the last few years and we'll stay there again. Here's what to expect: a clean, modest, comfortable room, a sweet little patio in back, flowers, butterflies, the scent of eucalyptus on the ocean breeze. A big smile from Gary, the helpful manager (a classic laid-back Southern Californian). Ceramic tile floors, ceiling fans, a powerful shower in the spotless bathroom, wireless internet, minifridge, iron and coffeemaker. No free shampoo, conditioner, or moisturizer. No air conditioning-- not needed so near the ocean. Right across PCH is The Sage Room, a fine, intimate Italian restaurant. Here's what NOT to expect: a cookie-cutter overpriced chain motel that offers much less character and comfort for much more money.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 August 2011

We found this motel to be very very expensive for what it is. It was the last night of our honeymoon so it was a really disappointing end. The rooms were tired and not particularly welcoming.

Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Grants Pass, Oregon
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Reviewed 1 December 2010

As a single woman traveling on my own, I can say this was the most frightenig Motel I have ever been in. I was exhausted, paid without checking the room, and that was a mistake. I had a blanket in my car and put that on top of the bed. I slept maybe` 2 hours between the roaring Santa Ana Winds (or something) that blew through the door and window cracks. Pubic hairs were all over the bathroom, and petri dish experimants could have been done in the shower. Filfthy cold tile floors, and way too many extra windows, doors and mirrors that you just knew were being used for spying. I had driven 14 hours and am shamed to say I used the pillows after covering with a clean (?) towel. 2 Pillows rolled up into a tight circle/knot and could be placed under the neck for some road-relief from strain.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Native Malibu

Property: Native Malibu
Address: 28920 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90265-3905 (Formerly Malibu Riviera Motel)
Region: United States > California > Malibu > Malibu
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Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Malibu
Price range (per night): ₹ 17,826 - ₹ 27,514
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Native Malibu 2.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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