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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
I received a lovely welcome back amenity from the General Manager. Elizabeth and Gerric from the Front Desk were very warm and welcoming. Crystal from the Accounting Team was very prompt and helpful in resolving a billing query. This is a fabulous hotel and I look forward to returning. You can not beat the location and service. Patricia
I'm a Southern California Native who grew up in the Venice/Santa Monica area with my best friend. I still live near the beach but she lives 58 miles from the ocean now. For her 60th birthday, I took her to the Fairmont Miramax Resort for a weekend getaway. From the moment we arrived we were transported into luxury and pampering. We had an amazing oceanview room with a balcony we utilized to the fullest. We enjoyed the hotel service so much, we decided to just stay at the hotel for dinner at the Fig Restaurant, after dinner drinks by the Coi pond and a champagne breakfast with a cool ocean breeze before checking out. We also walked across the street to gaze upon the Ocean waves and the 3rd Street Promenade to do some shopping and watch the street entertainers. Best weekend ever.
The hotel is located in a good location. The rooms are nice and clean with comfortable beds. The staff is kind. The dressing rooms at the gym were under reconstruction so we could not make full use of the facilities including sauna. The hotel is a little bit overpriced for the value offered.
Just spent three days at the Fairmont for a work event and it was above and beyond. An Verbeeck on the sales team was always available and helpful.
The staff was on point ALL the time. The catering was amazing - definitely not your typical hotel food. Service was A+.
I highly recommend this hotel for business and pleasure.
If your budget can afford this location you are lucky. I have been there several times and it is exquisite. Lunch by the pool, drinks in the Bungalow, and all of it by the beach! Local professionals like to hang there and mix with the well-heeled tourists. Everyone has a great time.