The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
What We Love
- A stone’s throw from Third Street Promenade shopping and the beach
- Swaying palm trees, koi ponds, tranquil waterfalls and tropical flowers bestow a Shangri-La vibe
- Restaurant and in-room dining options that cater to guests with specific dietary needs, including gluten-free, macrobiotic and vegan
What To Know
- Internet access is free to Fairmont President’s Club members; otherwise there's a $5.99 - $15.99 per day charge depending on the wireless speed
- Valet parking costs $40 plus tax per night
- Complimentary charging for Hybrid vehicles courtesy of Tesla
- The Lobby Lounge & Patio is open from 7 a.m. - midnight
- Parking On Site
Imagine if Julian Fellowes had set Downton Abbey in a laid-back Southern California beach town instead of the drizzly Yorkshire countryside. The Fairmont Miramar offers all the good things of manor house life — impeccable service, a staff that goes above and beyond — with none of the stiff upper lip. Guestrooms are decked out in mahogany furnishings and a palette of cream, avocado and cerulean that mirrors the mellow Santa Monica environs. Flip-flops are as welcome as Jimmy Choo heels.
Bed and Bath
The most modern rooms are in the recently renovated 10-story Ocean Tower, which offers spectacular Pacific Ocean views. The look is more surfer-Edwardian in the Palisades Building, which dates from the 1920s. The 32 cozy bungalows — possibly the next best thing to staying at a very chic dowager countess’s private home — are nestled among secluded bougainvillea-scented gardens. Each features French doors that open to a private patio. All rooms feature Frette linens and overstuffed comforters as well as Nespresso coffee machines and iPod docking stations.
Chef Ray Garcia presides over Fig, the on-site restaurant, where the focus is on farm-to-table dishes. This being California, you can never go wrong with a plate of greens. Try the warm quinoa salad, which features market-fresh chard, roasted carrots and apples. For sunset bites and drinks, sit by the koi pond in the lobby lounge and order the Flower Power, a potent cocktail made with Hendrick’s gin, aloe vera and pineapple juices, aromatic bitters and St. Germain elderflower liqueur. Sweat it all out at Exhale, the fitness studio and spa, which offers a bevy of daily core fusion classes as well as therapy treatments (acupuncture, prenatal massage, shiatsu) poolside and in-spa.
How to Get There
awesome experience at the Fairmont, pleasant rooms as well we tried the bungalows which are amazing ,totally renovated and gorgeous. Staff was so helpful and kind and very friendly.
when we left our flight home was cancelled and I had to call back the hotel too see if they had a room and could accommodate us. Reservations were very helpful and also gave us a great rate as we were stuck. I can not say enough good things about the property.. Fig restaurant is great try the fish tacos they were heavenly !
I had a an amazing experience in the hotel I will be coming back every few weeks. The staff is extremely helpful! Katy the front office manager is the true professional this kind of hotel needs she is top quality and super polite!
Overall, a good stay at a fine property, well located with easy access to shopping and restaurants. The check in was pretty easy and when I requested a different room (I detest 1st floor rooms), the team easily accommodated me and moved me to their top floor. Room was super spacious and airy, quiet and the bed was amazing! Great turndown service, with a bottle of water in the nightstand. Fig restaurant was pretty good too! Only big downside is the valet
Is super pricey at $50/night but that’s LA for you! A good experience overall.
We had the most amazing week at the Fairmont Bungalow’s in Santa Monica. The restaurant on site was charming and delicious and the Bungalow bar was a really cool spot for drinks. They have an exhale spa, a blow dry bar, complementary bicycles and many other perks. But the best part was the staff was incredible. They were very attentive to every little detail. They were friendly and happy and you could tell they loved their life and their job. I can see why. Santa Monica blew us away. We met incredible people and had more fun than we could have imagined. I especially wanted to point out how amazing Katy Lee, the manager on site was. I noticed she had an adorable photo of a mom and baby behind the front desk that she had been sent by a husband to print out and have in the room for when they arrived for their spring break. That attention to detail blew me away. She was beyond helpful and made our stay perfect.
We will be back!
I was lucky enough to stay at the property through my job and upon arrival was immediately impressed. The staff is attentive and welcoming, professional and approachable. The grounds are beautifully maintained, the view is incredible and the food in the restaurant FIG is to die for. Highly recommend the lobster Cobb salad- you won’t be disappointed 😉.