Renovated from a historic 1950s era motel and named after traditional Japanese inns, Nobu Ryokan offers a unique blend of Japanese hospitality and Californian coastline. Located on the shores of Malibu’s Carbon Beach, the hotel’s naturally stained teak and ipe woods ease the eyes and mind with their warm, earthy tones and clean, linear lines.
Guests are drawn up the wide stone steps. They pass through floor to ceiling teak and glass doors that are found throughout the property to arrive at a reception lounge with artfully placed boulders, a rock wall, beamed ceilings and a glass and bronze stair to the upper level. Furnishing are comfortable and welcoming with thoughtful fabrics in natural linen tones. The reception opens to a lush garden designed in the Nihon Teien style interpreted with native California plant materials and species. Its’ meandering paths lead visitors to their guest rooms, to an intimate enclave with a grand outdoor board-formed concrete fireplace, or to the inn’s central ipe wood deck with its’ expansive views of the Malibu pier to the west, the Palos Verdes peninsula to the east and the endless sea to the south.