If you are looking for that “Oh so special” place, look no further. Nobu Ryokan is the best kept secret you don't want to share, hence, it is almost impossible to find its phone number, nor will you find it on the GDS. While Malibu has long had a shortage of places to stay, that’s all changing now and a prime stretch of PCH is getting a modern update with the arrival of the Nobu Ryokan just a few yards up the street from Nobu Restaurant on Carbon Beach.
Here, the intimate 16-room hotel is done up in a minimalist Ryokan-style. The generously-sized rooms are a nod to both California and Japanese design with clean lines, tatami mats, wraparound terraces, and floor-to-ceiling windows to maximize the ocean views. Guests naturally have priority booking at the restaurant next door, but there’s also a special in-room dining menu for those who don’t want to leave the comfort of their kimono robe. A luxurious private hideaway like no other, Nobu Ryokan Malibu is softly lit, clad in wood and decorated in soothingly neutral tones providing perfect refuge.