With thoughtful designer details throughout (creamy yellows, dark woods and contemporary artwork), this 47-room inn sits right on Malibu's most pricey and scenic beachfront. Featuring ocean and pier views, balconies and luxurious feather bedding, rooms offer a relaxed yet sophisticated stay. This Mission-style hotel is situated on the narrow strip of multi-million dollar land (called Billionaires Beach, where some of Americas wealthiest make their homes) between the Pacific Coast Highway and the Pacific Ocean. The property reopened following extensive renovations to offer guests a private, albeit pricey, beach house environment. Nearly all accommodations have a fireplace, and you'll also appreciate the 32-inch high-definition flat-screen plasma TVs, in-room wine racks featuring California wines, toiletries by Molton Brown and high-speed Internet access. House restaurant, The Carbon Beach Club, serves California coastal cuisine. Seclusion reigns supreme here, only to be interrupted by a lovely breakfast served on the inn's umbrella-shielded beachfront deck. The friendly staff will help you arrange activities that might include kayaking, surfing lessons, wine tasting at local Malibu vineyards, massages or excursions to the nearby mountains for hiking. This is an ideal location for L.A. locals to get away from the pressures of the city without having to drive for hours.