Occupying an especially picturesque stretch of Carbon Beach (directly on the shore, to be exact), the Inn was the first luxury hotel in Malibu. And while others have joined the club since, its calming minimalist interiors, ocean-facing balconies—every single room comes with one—impressive art collection, and on-site spa suite are still a big hit with both out-of-towners and staycationing locals. The Carbon Beach Club restaurant, which blessedly welcomes non-guests as well, is a good way to get in on the action without booking an overnight stay—and enjoying a top notch seafood meal in the process. Note: The hotel is in the process of revamping all 47 guestrooms, so be sure to ask for a renovated room when booking.

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