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Where to stay in Malibu

If you're a first time visitor to Malibu, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but the hotels may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about neighborhoods and places to stay in Malibu.

What's the best area of Malibu to stay?

The top mentioned neighborhoods and areas that people talk about in and around Malibu are:

Here's what Trippy members had to say:

"Not much to do here so being in Santa Monica gives you much better and easier access to the surrounding city."  See More

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What are some good hotels in Malibu?

Depending on the neighborhood you choose, you may want to research hotels in the area. If you'd rather start with the most recommended hotels in Malibu, here's a list to get you started.

Here's what Trippy members had to say about hotels:

"Dinner or even drinks at Malibu Beach Inn is an amazing way to splash out and if you can afford to stay there, well done, do it!"  See More

"I've also heard really good things about Casa Malibu Inn On the Beach."  See More

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Where did you get these suggestions?

Trippy is a great resource for planning your trip because you get advice from real travelers. We suggested neighborhoods and hotels based on the recommendations of the Trippy community. This gives you a quick overview, but if you're looking to do more research, here are some of the questions that we used to find this information.

profile  Barbara Raynor from Hampstead asked:
Quaint inexpensive places to stay in Malibu?  (4 answers)

profile  Andrew Werhane from Manhattan Beach asked:
Lunch recommendations near Getty Villa - Views? Kid Friendly?  (4 answers)

profile  Courtney Robinson from Los Angeles asked:
Places to eat in Malibu?  (8 answers)

What if I plan my trip around food?

If you're a foodie or just love to eat when you travel, you might decide to stay in a hotel close to a restaurant you want to try. Here are some places to eat in Malibu.

Want to research more popular restaurants in Malibu? Click the blue button below.

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What if I don't have a car?

Maybe you're looking for a happening area with lots to see and do, or you want to be walking distance from tourist attractions. Check out some of these places and see there's a hotel nearby.

Want to research more popular attractions in Malibu? Click the blue button below.

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Where can I find out more about Malibu?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from Malibu locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Malibu.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.

Flying into Malibu? There are 3 alternative airports, so make sure you compare all your flight options. Find international, domestic, and local airports in Malibu.

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