Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
Santa Monica, California, United States of America
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 favourite
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
Best time to Visit
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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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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.
This historic Santa Monica property is perched above Santa Monica Beach and frequently draws celebrity guests to Los Angeles' elite seaside neighbourhood. 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.
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 customised three-bedroom suite ideal for those seeking a larger contemporary beach-side oasis.
|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.
|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.
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.
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 flavour 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 programmes, 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.
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.
Catch a Baseball Game
Sports fan or not, you can't help but enjoy the ballpark; it's an experience so quintessentially American. Chow down on dogs and beer, hear the barrel organ fire up the crowd and cry "Outta Sight" as a 'homer' is hit.
Hollywood Hills Private Hiking Tour
Go hiking in Hollywood Hills with a private guide. Be starstruck by the Hollywood sign, explore the Griffith Observatory and be inspired by beautiful views of the City of Angels, from the skyscrapers to Beverly Hills and beyond.
Santa Monica Farmers' Markets
There is nothing like wandering the aisles of the four Santa Monica Farmers' Markets. The textures, the smells and the colours – it's no wonder so many of L.A.'s top chefs choose to buy their produce and other seasonal favourites there.
Shopping on Rodeo Drive
Sunglasses from Dior...check. Couture from Chanel…check. Handbag from Louis Vuitton…check. Shoes from TOD’s…check.
Sweet-Spots Cycle in Santa Monica
An ideal tour for families, this three hour culinary cycle tour takes you through the best sweet-tooth foodie spots in Santa Monica to sample the best ice cream parlours and patisseries to hit the scene.
Universal Hollywood VIP Experience
Star treatment awaits the fortunate few on this exclusive guided behind-the-scenes tour, revealing world class production facilities & movie sets normally closed to the public and enjoying front-of-line access to all rides, attractions & gourmet lunch.
Universal Studios Hollywood
Located at one of the world's oldest running movie studios, Universal is a must for most children and adults in touch with their inner-child. Allow a full day to take in a studio tour, 3-D movies, movie-inspired rides and action packed re-enactments.
Warner Bros. Hollywood Behind the Scenes Tour
Warner Bros takes you “into-the-scenes” of your favourite shows at the world’s busiest motion picture and TV studio. From Batman to Argo, to The Big Bang Theory to Friends, the studio will show you how the magic is made. The tour is 3 hours for 8yrs+.
Your free time in Los Angeles - Scott Dunn suggests
Explore independently and you’ll experience some truly life-affirming moments of fun. Hike high into the Hollywood Hills, spot your favourite star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, delight in stellar art at the Getty or star-gaze at the Griffith Observatory.
Location & directions
Santa Monica, California, United States of America
Located just above Santa Monica beach at the end of the Wilshire Boulevard and across from palisades Park.
How to get there
An 11-hour flight to Los Angeles followed by a 30-minute transfer to Santa Monica.