From Pink to Chic

Oftentimes our guests ask us about the history of Malibu Beach Inn. Perhaps they visited the area many years ago and have vague memories of a tiki-themed restaurant where the hotel now sits. Or even more common, they wonder what happened to that bright pink hotel that used to be here?

We’d like to invite you to take a walk with us through the history of Malibu Beach Inn…

From 1961 through the mid-80’s, 22878 Pacific Coast Highway – the current address of Malibu Beach Inn – was home to two popular tiki-themed restaurants: the Tonga Lei Polynesian Restaurant for much of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s and the Don the Beachcomber Inn for a short stint in the mid-80’s. 

Then, in 1989, 22878 Pacific Coast Highway became the official home of the Malibu Beach Inn…

Yes, it was pink. Very pink. What can we say? Pink and green were synonymous with tropical paradise back then. And with a prime location and views of the ocean from every room, you couldn’t get much closer to paradise than this…

In October 2006, it was decided that the pink had outstayed its welcome and it was time for a more refined, updated look. Malibu Beach Inn underwent extensive renovations, including completely refinished interiors and exteriors, the addition of the Carbon Beach Club and expanded meeting space, all designed to complement the property’s location on Malibu’s exclusive Carbon Beach. 

And finally, in October 2007, after renovations were complete, Malibu Beach Inn re-opened its doors as the only luxury oceanfront hotel in Malibu, offering unparalleled levels of luxury and service…not to mention absolutely stunning views!

One of the most noticeable changes was the stately, yet elegant entrance.


And of course, since the former property did not have a restaurant, Carbon Beach Club was a remarkable addition that continues to be a favorite dining spot for hotel guests and local residents.

And finally, the brand new CURE Spa at Malibu Beach Inn was unveiled, allowing hotel guests and local residents to enjoy luxurious spa treatments by top professionals in an atmosphere of sophistication.

Although our appearance may change, it remains our quest to continue providing nothing less than an immaculate oceanfront getaway and unprecedented, impeccable service. 

We look forward to continuing our history with you…

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