Get Inspired on Your Stay
Since the 1940s, our historic bungalows have been a time-honored retreat for creative escape and community. A home away from home on Pacific Coast Highway, every corner of our Malibu getaway is filled with a story waiting to be discovered.
A Fixture on PCH
In 1949, Hotel June began as the Malibu Riviera Hotel, founded by creative, art-loving newlyweds Wayne and Helen Wilcox — a couple who imbued the property with a sense of home (even using rooms 1, 2, and 3 as their family residence). In the early 1950s, Wayne took up photography, building a dark room on the property; the black and white photos you’ll see throughout the property and in our bungalows are the work of his eye, capturing a special moment in Malibu history.
A Place Where Creativity Blooms
The Wilcox’s casual hospitality, soulful creativity, and good-natured ease was contagious, attracting artists, musicians, and writers to stay and create work during their stay. Most notably, Bob Dylan took up residence in the motel in 1974 to write his seminal album “Blood on the Tracks” in bungalow 13.
From Native Hotel to Hotel June
After a change in ownership and an extensive renovation in 2016, Malibu Riviera Hotel was reborn as Native Hotel, keeping many of its charming details intact while layering in elevated comforts and design-driven details. In 2021, the property will reopen as Hotel June with the original Native ownership team remaining intact, guided by a shared vision to honor the property’s history, authenticity, and soul — and its deep roots to the local Malibu community.