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Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows
Santa Monica, CaliforniaEnter your email address and zip code for pricing and availability
Why Stay At Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows
This Santa Monica, CA, beachside inn epitomizes classic Hollywood glamour, thanks to the sweeping, palm-studded entrance, a large, umbrella-clad pool deck, and FIG restaurant, where a polished crowd dines on seasonal dishes such as quinoa with apples and roasted carrots.
Since the 1920s, privacy-seeking Hollywood starlets—among them Greta Garbo and Marilyn Monroe—have found refuge at this bluff-perched resort overlooking Santa Monica beach. The property's 32 stand-alone bungalows, with patios surrounded by thick tropical greenery, are still coveted by A-listers today—but plenty of nonfamous luxury-seekers appreciate the 302 Edwardian-meets-California-cottage rooms set in the 1924 Palisades Building or the newer 10-story Ocean Tower. Snob appeal is blissfully absent here: service is warm rather than white-gloved; the scene around the pool and at the Exhale spa is laid-back, and the cuisine at the inventive, farm-to-table FIG restaurant is unfussy. It's a perfect mix of Beverly Hills luxe and barefoot Santa Monica.
If you're staying for a weekend, arrange to stop by the nearby Santa Monica Farmers' Market on Sunday morning to pick up local produce, flowers, and more.
Mingle with fellow guests over hand-pressed blueberry and thyme cocktails courtesy of mixologist Charlotte Voisey, who serves drinks next to the Lobby Lounge's waterfall at dusk.
Arrive at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) which is approximately 8 miles (25-45 minutes depending on traffic) from the hotel.101 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, California, United States
Hotel FeaturesBack to Top Property Amenities
- Outdoor Pool
- Fitness Center
- Spa Services
- Meeting Rooms
- Business Center
- Laundry Service
- Ecologically-Sustainable Practices
- Private Balconies
- Flat-Panel Televisions
- Video Game Systems
- In-Room Safes
- Mini Bars
- Wireless Internet
- Fig Restaurant
- Lobby Lounge
- Poolside Dining
- Room Service
- Organic Cuisine
Why We Love Santa Monica
Bask beneath a brilliant sun. Soak-in laid back California elegance, without skimping on style.
2600 Ocean Front Walk, Santa Monica. 1-310-939-9000.
Tours from $35 per person.
Where to Shop: Enjoy the street performers along Third Street Promenade as you make your way to the year-old Santa Monica Place mall, which houses all major brands and shops (when the shopping tires you out, relax over a drink at its new rooftop Dining Deck). Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica.
Where to Eat: The hip and earthy Rustic Canyon restaurant—set in a sleek stone and timber ranch that abuts the Santa Monica Mountains—is a great choice for California fresh cuisine, such as crispy white polenta with farm-fresh eggs and wild mushrooms paired with a Russian River Sauvignon Blanc.
1119 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. 1-310-393-7050
Dinner for two $95.
Where to Drink: A well-heeled crowd comes to sip oaky California Chardonnays and snack on wine-steamed black mussels during the nightly happy hour at Fraîche, beginning at 5 p.m.
312 Wilshire Blvd. 1-310-451-7182
Drinks for two $12.
Why Go Now
Through October 18, 2011
"Life at the Miramar" Exhibit
An up-close look at the history of the Miramar, from its days as a senator's party house to its emergence as a glamorous hotel.
Santa Monica History Museum.
Wednesdays through October 26, 2011
Movies on the Deck
Watch Breakfast at Tiffany's and other classics every Wednesday at dusk under the California sky. The best part? It is free.
Santa Monica Place Dining Deck, 395 Santa Monica Place.
November 4-6, 2011
Contemporary Crafts Market
Jewelers, ceramists, glassblowers, and artists head to the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium for the 26th-annual designers showcase.
1855 Main St., Santa Monica.