Mix of Japanese minimalism and Californian coastline

Nobu Ryokan, Malibu


-       This boutique Japanese garden vibe hotel has 16 one-of-a-kind luxurious suites that overlook the beautiful Malibu coastline. As soon as you step into the rooms you can smell the reclaimed teak wood with a mixture of their signature lemon grass NOBU essence scent. You will even find Japanese suede that lines the hallways and lush gardens throughout the property to give that tranquil sanctuary feel.

-       My favorite part of the suites, is the covetable teak soaking tubs which represent the traditional Japanese design. All you need is a cup of tea and it pretty much feels like you’re out of California and in Japan.

-       Everything but the running water you can control yourself with the  in-room iPad, to opening the curtains to view the waves to setting the alarm clock in the morning (you may just want the ocean waves to be your alarm clock at this place though… just saying).

-       This hotel is for the minimalist who wants to relax in a peaceful retreat and escape from their hectic lifestyle. The attention to detail with the linens, towels, and bathrobes will have you saying awe after your first night here. Rooms start in the $2000’s and you can’t book directly via the site. Please contact me if you’re interested in a one of a kind stay here.



Hotel rooms: 16 suites

Spa: NO, but they have an outdoor pool with pool service

Great for: Writers, Couples (not good for kids or families)  

Nearby Hot spot restaurants:  Nobu Malibu- a must if you stay here of course, Malibu farms is close as well.