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
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Historic SoCal elegance fuses seamlessly with eco-chic design at this sleep mere steps from the beach
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.
The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
101 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, California 90401
How to Get There
The preferred airport for The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows is Los Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.) - 12.1 km / 7.5 mi. Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property’s location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.