Polina Sova

The Native Hotel

with Polina Sova www.polinasova.com
  • Where:Los Angeles, California

  • Why:Because Malibu.

  • When:July 2018

  • Who:Me and my private driver, I mean boyfriend.

Highs & Lows

  • The design of The Native is impeccable. Even the snacks in the minibar are cool looking.

  • Location! Close to some sweet local Malibu establishments and Points Dume Beach.

  • Apparently Bob Dylan wrote the album Blood On the Tracks in room 13.

  • We stayed during the heatwave in one of the three rooms that don’t have AC. The Native is working on having it in all rooms, California permits are not easy.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Plastic Free

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Total: 43/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Motel

  • Vibe

    Mid-century modernist Americana motel.

  • Location

    Point Dume Malibu, a 5 minute drive from the beach.

  • Rooms

    13

  • Music

    BYO, there's a speaker in the room.

  • Year Opened

    First built in 1947 by the Wilcox Family then restored and reopened by Folklor and SKG Investments in April 2017.

  • Designed By

    Folklor

  • Pool/Gym

    The Pacific Ocean is down the hill.

  • Restaurant

    Food truck by Chef Ludo Lefebvre coming fall 2018.

  • Bar

    Maybe the food truck will serve booze...

  • Minibar

    Full of hip looking snacks.

  • Wifi

    Yes, free.

  • Children

    I don't see why not.

  • Price

    Starts at $299.

Tucked away accessible by stairs, no selfie sticks, just pure chill.

Point Dume Beach

Point Dume State Beach, Westward Beach Road, Malibu, CA, USA

Tucked away accessible by stairs, no selfie sticks, just pure chill.

Locals bar with surprisingly delicious food. Get the ahi tuna! Yum.

Ollie’s Duck & Dive

Ollie's Duck & Dive, Heathercliff Road, Malibu, CA, USA

Locals bar with surprisingly delicious food. Get the ahi tuna! Yum.

Busy but delicious cafe on the Malibu Pier.

Malibu Farm

Malibu Farm Pier Cafe, Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA, USA

Busy but delicious cafe on the Malibu Pier.

Don’t be an amateur, pack your cool one piece. This is is from Solid & Striped and is called The Malibu. I mean..

Solid & Striped bathing suit

28920 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA, USA

Don’t be an amateur, pack your cool one piece. This is is from Solid & Striped and is called The Malibu. I mean..

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