Tucked away along Southern California’s Pacific Coast Highway, Nobu Ryokan’s unassuming wooden doors slide open to reveal a serene, exclusive escape that effortlessly blends Malibu’s famed Carbon Beach with a luxurious Japanese hideaway. Combining California’s stunning oceanfront setting with Japanese Zen-like minimalist interiors, Nobu’s beautiful boutique hotel takes inspiration from the simplistic aesthetic of a traditional ryokan with smooth textures of polished teak, bronze and limestone, which are accented with Japanese soaking tubs, tatami mats and shoji screens.
Home to just 16 bedrooms here you will find privacy guaranteed. Garden rooms seamlessly blend indoor and outdoor living with private patios, outdoor fireplaces and lush gardens with soothing stones imported from Japan; while beachfront rooms are complete with private decks protruding over the beach for hypnotic views of the ocean and beyond. As an incredibly well thought through offshoot of the global restaurant group, Malibu’s Nobu Ryokan is the perfect paradise to hide away from the rest of the world.