$349 per night

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Malibu, California
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Bob Dylan, James Dean, and Marilyn Monroe are just a few of the superstar guests who have stayed at the midcentury property.

Originally built in 1947, the Malibu Riviera Hotel was a popular jaunt for celebrities of the 1950s and '60s—in fact, Bob Dylan wrote the album Blood on the Tracks in room 13. Today, the property has been given new life as Malibu's Native Hotel, located right off the Pacific Coast Highway and close to picturesque Zuma Beach and Point Dume.

Modern home with Outdoor, Trees, Shrubs, Slope, Walkways, Vertical Fences, Wall, Wood Fences, Wall, and Flowers. Designed by Los Angeles-based creative agency Folklor in partnership with SKG Investments, Native retains the previous motel’s charm with original features like the stone fireplace and concrete aggregate floors. Check-in features design-conscious updates, such as a Jerry Johnson sling rocker and chair and a wood bar sofa from Early Work.  Photo 3 of Native HotelView Photos

Designed by Los Angeles-based creative agency Folklor in partnership with SKG Investments, Native retains the previous motel’s charm with original features like the stone fireplace and concrete aggregate floors. Check-in features design-conscious updates, such as a Jerry Johnson sling rocker and chair and a wood bar sofa from Early Work.

Modern home with Living Room, Sofa, Pendant Lighting, Chair, Coffee Tables, and Terrazzo Floor. The rooms were designed to echo the region’s bungalow-style homes with simple midcentury elements. Each of the 13 rooms feature exposed white wood beams and offer private patios with handmade hammocks. Bed frames by Design Within Reach host Casper mattresses where guests can rest their heads after a long day of surf and sun. Photo 4 of Native HotelView Photos

The rooms were designed to echo the region’s bungalow-style homes with simple midcentury elements. Each of the 13 rooms feature exposed white wood beams and offer private patios with handmade hammocks. Bed frames by Design Within Reach host Casper mattresses where guests can rest their heads after a long day of surf and sun.

Modern home with Bedroom, Bed, Bench, Wall Lighting, Shelves, Rug Floor, and Terrazzo Floor. Early 20th-century accessories such as Italian desk stools and ice boxes keep the feel retro-chic, while custom robes made from African fabric and Native’s own all-natural toiletries add idiosyncratic touches. Photo 6 of Native HotelView Photos

Early 20th-century accessories such as Italian desk stools and ice boxes keep the feel retro-chic, while custom robes made from African fabric and Native’s own all-natural toiletries add idiosyncratic touches.

Modern home with Storage Room and Shelves Storage Type. On property, Chef Ludo Lefebvre of L.A.’s outstanding Petit Trois serves up Coffee & Waffles in the hotel’s charming 1947 Airstream trailer. The spot offers locally-roasted coffee and specialty waffles—try the ham and gruyère waffle, or the coconut and dried shrimp.  Photo 7 of Native HotelView Photos

On property, Chef Ludo Lefebvre of L.A.’s outstanding Petit Trois serves up Coffee & Waffles in the hotel’s charming 1947 Airstream trailer. The spot offers locally-roasted coffee and specialty waffles—try the ham and gruyère waffle, or the coconut and dried shrimp.

Modern home with Exterior, Shed Building Type, Camper Building Type, and Metal Siding Material. The hotel has also collaborated with Brooklyn designer Jill Lindsey for a curated retail shop at check-in with objects and clothing by local and international designers.  Photo 8 of Native HotelView Photos

The hotel has also collaborated with Brooklyn designer Jill Lindsey for a curated retail shop at check-in with objects and clothing by local and international designers.

Modern home with Bedroom, Bed, Wall Lighting, Shelves, and Terrazzo Floor. As if you needed another excuse to visit Malibu, Native beckons as a stylish getaway with a storied past. Rooms start at $400 a night. Photo 10 of Native HotelView Photos

As if you needed another excuse to visit Malibu, Native beckons as a stylish getaway with a storied past. Rooms start at $400 a night.

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  • Sam Shendow

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