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Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

Santa Monica, California

Located on the heart of Santa Monica on Wilshire Boulevard is the historic 1920s-era Fairmont Miramar, a beach-front resort hotel with signature fig tree and elegantly manicured lawns, swimming pool and ocean view rooms and bungalows.

We organize stays to this property as part of a longer customized itinerary, please contact our travel specialists to start crafting your vacation.

At a Glance

  • Great location just a couple of minutes' walk from the beach at Santa Monica

  • Family friendly with interconnecting rooms available

  • Ocean Views from the Tower Suites

  • Fantastic restaurant, Fig, a local's favorite

  • Experience the wow-factor with the newly renovated Tower Suites and Bungalows

  • Great base for exploring the best of L.A with an ocean breeze

Beach, Couples, Family, Honeymoon

Insider's View

The new chef at Fig Restaurant really concentrates on locally sourced ingredients with a twist - try the Pork Belly Hero with a pomegranate soy glaze - delicious!

Scott Dunn team

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows or take a look at our itineraries to California

Description

This historic Santa Monica property is perched above Santa Monica Beach and frequently draws celebrity guests to Los Angeles' elite seaside neighborhood. Inside the gates, the lobby's polished marble floors and manicured grounds evoke the grand 19th century mansion that once stood here, and was the hotel's original building.

The elegant entrance lobby has lovely spacious seating with chess and checkers board on the coffee tables and provides a perfect place to relax and have a drink or a quick nibble while the children play board games.

Families are particularly well catered for at the Fairmont Miramar. The Miramar Beach club offers a private area on the beach, and provides complimentary games and activities including beach volleyball, boogie boards and buckets and pails for children. Yellow and white striped parasols decorate the sprawling beach, where the Beach Butler serves snacks and drinks and complimentary towels as standard. Feel like a celebrity while being escorted to and from the beach in the hotel's open top Jeep Wrangler.

The rooms here are spacious and spread out over three main buildings, the bungalows, a six-storey Palisades wing and a 10-storey tower building built in 1956. This unique combination of room types and bungalows allow many tastes and styles to be catered for. The bungalows are fantastic for young and multi-generational families and feature exquisite rooms with French doors that open onto private patios. We recommend rooms in the ten-storey Ocean Tower with spectacular view of the Pacific and Santa Monica Beach. The six-storey Palisades wing has more traditional rooms with less of the wow-factor. All of the rooms have a personal touch and offer a unique experience in the premier Santa Monica destination.

Accommodation

302 elegant guest rooms and suites offer a unique choice of experience within the property and great amenities. The ten-storey Ocean Tower reveals spectacular views of the Pacific and Santa Monica Beach, while the six-storey historical Palisades wing has traditional guest rooms with decor and design that reflect the exterior of the historic Palisades building.

The bungalows, located in the beautiful Miramar Gardens, were built between 1920 and 1946 and are unique in design and emphasize the relaxed comfort of Southern California style living. They offer a living room with a sofa bed upstairs and a king bedroom located on the lower level.

Nestled among tropical flowers, palm trees and tranquil waterfalls, the 32 luxurious secluded garden bungalows are ideal for families and feature spacious rooms with French doors that open onto private patios. Finally, Bungalow One is a customized three-bedroom suite ideal for those seeking a larger contemporary beach-side oasis.

Premier Ocean View Room

Fairmont's Premier Ocean View room have been furnished by Los Angeles based interior designer Lynda Murray. Approx. 275 sq ft, these accommodations blend the classic with the contemporary and feature unique design elements reminiscent of early Southern California days. During your stay, enjoy breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean from the spacious balcony with views facing north towards Malibu or south to the Santa Monica Pier.

Deluxe Ocean View Room

These rooms are 275 sq ft and can have either a king-sized bed or two double beds and are located in the Ocean Tower facing northwards towards Malibu or southwards to the Santa Monica Pier. Views can be appreciated from your own private balcony .

Fairmont Palisades Room

These rooms are 400 sq ft and located in the historic Palisades Building. These rooms don't have ocean views but offer a tranquil and relaxed environment with one king bed or two double beds.

Deluxe Room

These rooms measure 275 sq ft and are located in the 10-storey Ocean Tower, each with their own private balconies, city or garden views and a king-sized bed or two double beds.

Signature Ocean View Suite

The Signature Ocean View Suites are located in the Historic Palisades wing and feature a classic but contemporary decor, views of the ocean, a king-sized bed, sofa bed in the living room and measure 500 sq ft.

Palisades Suites

The Palisades Suites (in the Palisades Wing) are available with views of the city or garden, measure 500 sq ft and feature one king-sized bed and a double sofa bed. These suites have an elegant feel with dark woods, a large parlour area and luxury marble bathroom (with separate bath).

Bungalow One

Bungalow One is a customized three-bedroom suite ideal for those seeking a contemporary beach-side oasis, envisioned by LA-based Interior Designer Michael Berman is the convergence of a Southern California beach house with the glamour of a mid-century pad it combines fresh color palates with organic natural elements throughout. Measuring a spacious 2500 sq ft, it boasts 3 bathrooms (switchable privacy glass in master bath, round La Cava bath tub in wet room), private patio, 4 samsung smart TVs and California King size bed.

Bungalow Suite

These suites have views of the Miramar Garden, a king-sized bed and 600 sq ft of living space.

Bi-Level Bungalows

Between 800 to 1000 sq ft, the Bi-Level Bungalows feature one king-sized bed, sofa bed and ocean views. These unique bungalows were constructed between 1920 and 1946 and are located in the Miramar Gardens with a master bedroom on the lower floor and living room on the upper.

Signature Bungalow

Measuring between 305 and 335 sq ft, with one king-sized bed or two doubles and views of lush gardens, the Signature Bungalows are set in the Miramar Gardens adding both privacy and beautiful surroundings.

Miramar Ocean View Suite

The Miramar Ocean View Suite as its name suggests boasts spectacular views of the ocean and is a spacious 785 sq ft with a king-sized bed and a sofa bed in the living room. Located in the Palisades wing, Lynda Murray has included hardwood floors, a velvet wing-back king-sized bed, wet bar, dining table/desk and sofa bed in the living area.

Tower Suite

The Tower Suites are located on the top floor of the Ocean Tower, 550 sq ft and feature a king-sized bed and amazing coastal views of Malibu, the Santa Monica Pier and Catalina Island from furnished balconies. The suites are custom-furnished with a custom-built upholstered king-sized bed in the bedroom and sophisticated living room featuring furniture.

Childcare

The hotel welcomes children of all ages and children aged 17 and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room. The hotel provides cribs, rollaway beds and inter-connecting rooms upon request. For children aged 4-12, sand toys are available at the Miramar Beach Club (seasonally), there is a stuffed animal toy chest at check-in and a healthy snack mini-bar are all available.

For teenagers, BMQ Beach Cruiser bikes and in room movies are also available.

Facilities

FIG restaurant features fresh, local and organically grown ingredients straight from the Santa Monica Farmer's market. The Chef focuses on ingredients that are in season, simply prepared and with a focus on flavor and quality. FIG is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and guests can enjoy a casual or intimate dining experience among FIG's communal table and pewter bar.

There is a year-round outdoor splash pool and spa tub set amid lush landscaping. Fitness enthusiasts will appreciate the well-equipped health club, open 24-hours and provides free weights, cardio equipment and saunas, topped off with fabulous views out to the ocean.

The Exhale - Mind/Body Spa at the Fairmont offers an extensive menu of therapy services and fitness programs, with a spa pavilion featuring five therapy rooms and a nail-care salon.

The Bungalow is a new social hotspot uniquely position at the corner of Ocean Avenue at The Fairmont Miramar. It serves refreshing cocktails, including their famous margaritas and exclusive bites from FIG restaurant itself. It provides a comfortable, stylish and intimate space, complimented by superior service and has become a welcome addition to the burgeoning Venice and Santa Monica creative scene.

The Barbershop at Fairmont offers classic shaves and cuts to prepare you for any special occasion, or just to treat yourself.

Activities

Guests are invited to take part in the Sunday morning yoga classes in August. At other times of the year, private yoga, Pilates, stretch and run classes are available for guests as well as guided hikes into Temescal Canyon, which climbs over 1000 feet in its first mile.

For guests who would like to take advantage of the surfing, there are a number of surf shops within an easy walk where rentals can be arranged.

Location & Directions

Santa Monica, California

Located just above Santa Monica beach at the end of the Wilshire Boulevard and across from palisades Park.

When to go

Los Angeles has a year-round climate. Santa Monica enjoys moderate to warm temperatures, averaging 20 to 25 most of the year. Summer (June - September) is the peak-tourist season, this is when the weather is hottest but beaches can be over crowded. January and February are the rainiest months. If you are visiting in May, June or July, watch out for the 'marine layer', a cloudy overcast, almost fog-like cloud which may affect the beach and first mile or so of the coastal strip, especially in the mornings.

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