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  • Hardwood floors + ultra-soft bedding in a Signature Bungalow.
  • Conscious cuisine at <i>FIG Restaurant</i>.
  • Stylish setting (and decadent dining) at <i>Lobby Lounge</i>.
  • Luxe lounging in garden sanctuaries outside of personal Bungalows.
  • Debonair details of a Deluxe Room.
  • Honey-hued beauty in a blissful Bungalow.
  • Beach-inspired elegance in Bi-Level Bungalows.
  • Panoramic views of Santa Monica in Palisades Suites.
  • Santa Monica Pier stretches on the peaceful Pacific.
  • Plush furnishing on open-air terraces.
  • Bright colors + bold flavors at <i>Fig Restuarant</i>.
  • Warm hues + natural light animate a Fairmont Room.
  • Breathe blissfully at <i>Exhale Spa</i>.
  • Exotic entrance to palm-laden paradise.
  • Tangerine umbrellas shade posh loungers near the pristine pool.
  • Far-reaching views from a Ocean View Deluxe Room.
  • Light-hued woods (<i>and</i> personal saunas) warm master baths.
  • Dive into an opulent oasis.
 
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Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows

Santa Monica, California

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Hotel Report

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.

The Scoop

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.

Insider Tips

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.

Preferred Airport

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 Features

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Property Amenities
  • Concierge
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Spa Services
  • Gardens
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center
  • Laundry Service
  • Babysitting
  • Ecologically-Sustainable Practices
In-Room Amenities
  • Private Balconies
  • Flat-Panel Televisions
  • Video Game Systems
  • Bathrobes
  • In-Room Safes
  • Mini Bars
  • Wireless Internet
Dining & Nightlife
  • Fig Restaurant
  • Lobby Lounge
  • Poolside Dining
  • Room Service
  • Organic Cuisine
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Why We Love Santa Monica

Bask beneath a brilliant sun. Soak-in laid back California elegance, without skimping on style.

Don't Miss

Outdoor Excursion: Don't miss a two-hour bike tour through the canals of Venice Beach with the energetic young guides at Legend's Beach Bike Tour, located at various Perry's Café beach stands in Santa Monica and Venice. You'll also cycle past the beachfront homes of Hollywood stars and then head up to Malibu.
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.

Santa Monica Pier on a sunny SoCal day.

Santa Monica Pier on a sunny SoCal day.

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.

Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows

Santa Monica, California

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