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The Native Hotel

  • Where:
  • Why:Because Malibu.
  • When:July 2018
  • Who:Me and my private driver, I mean boyfriend.
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The Native Hotel Driving up to The Native Hotel brings some serious nostalgia. I love how the old sign peeks through the new one.

Driving up to The Native Hotel brings some serious nostalgia. I love how the old sign peeks through the new one.

The Native Hotel Pink pink pink pink pink pink pink pink pink pink pink pink pink.

Pink pink pink pink pink pink pink pink pink pink pink pink pink.

The Native Hotel Welcome to the slick but nostalgic, modern but mid century, lobby lounge. This place is ticking off all my boxes.

Welcome to the slick but nostalgic, modern but mid century, lobby lounge. This place is ticking off all my boxes.

The Native Hotel Reception with a little curated shop if you had forgotten anything, like, say, your style.

Reception with a little curated shop if you had forgotten anything, like, say, your style.

The Native Hotel The pink sofa by Early Work is a magnet.

The pink sofa by Early Work is a magnet.

The Native Hotel The room has some great design combinations. Retro fridge, antique Turkish rug, 1910 Italian industrial stools and other fun goodies to find.

The room has some great design combinations. Retro fridge, antique Turkish rug, 1910 Italian industrial stools and other fun goodies to find.

The Native Hotel A comfy bed, tick. Fun rescued fabric gowns, tick tick. Dutch doors?? Tick tick tick, bullseye!

A comfy bed, tick. Fun rescued fabric gowns, tick tick. Dutch doors?? Tick tick tick, bullseye!

The Native Hotel Room comes with a neat and cool area guide of where to go and what to eat. You won’t get lost. And another cute detail, theres an incense and a poem in the bullet shell keychain. Damn, should have totally pocketed that.

Room comes with a neat and cool area guide of where to go and what to eat. You won’t get lost. And another cute detail, theres an incense and a poem in the bullet shell keychain. Damn, should have totally pocketed that.

The Native Hotel Southern California bungalow chic. The concrete floors keep the place cool, and cool.

Southern California bungalow chic. The concrete floors keep the place cool, and cool.

The Native Hotel Attention, attention! to detail.

Attention, attention! to detail.

The Native Hotel A simple but nice breakfast is included, some granola, berries and coffee, what else do you need to see you off?

A simple but nice breakfast is included, some granola, berries and coffee, what else do you need to see you off?

The Native Hotel Malibu motel living.

Malibu motel living.

The Native Hotel Now go, seize the day, catch some waves.

Now go, seize the day, catch some waves.

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

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Plastic Free

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

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

  • Health & Wellness

    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.

  • Children

    I don't see why not.

  • Price

    Starts at $299.

  • Website

    Visit website

Point Dume Beach

Point Dume Beach

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Ollie’s Duck & Dive

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Malibu Farm

Malibu Farm

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Solid & Striped bathing suit

Solid & Striped bathing suit

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