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Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

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101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Fort Myers, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great hotel for business or a vacation get away. The receptionist was extremely welcoming and was more than happy to answer all of my questions. The room was a standard upscale hotel room. I was there for business and the room was equipped with the normal necessities (hangers, iron, safe, wifi availability for $). I had breakfast... More 

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Scottsdale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is now my favorite hotel to stay at in Santa Monica The concierge was very helpful. The location is great. The bedding was dreamy. Pool was a bit crowded. Exercise facility could use a few more cardio machines. Staff was friendly and helpful.

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CarlySkinner, Director of Rooms at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, responded to this review

Dear Sharon W – Thank you so much for your post and for the shout-out to our Concierge team! Its true our pool can get quite busy, but just wait for our Beach Club to open up Memorial Day weekend and we will take you right down to the beach! And as far as our gym goes, during your next... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'll do the hotel room we stayed in and is rather dated and could use an upgrade it was clean and perhaps reminiscent of a bygone era. The service however, was the best I witnessed and experiencedin any hotel for many years and I'm a frequent traveler. Truly enjoy staying here!

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CarlySkinner, Director of Rooms at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, responded to this review

Dear “A TripAdvisor Member” – Thank you for your review and also for acknowledging the fantastic service provided by our Miramar team! And we hear you about the rooms – which is why there is a plan in place to replace all of them over the next two years. We finished the Ocean Tower last year, and are now in... More 

san diego
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What this hotel has going for is the location. On Ocean Blvd and Wilshire, steps from the beach, The Promenade, etc. It is one of the few Los Angeles hotel location, that has the most going for it. The view, which of course is the Pacific, my room faced Malibu, nice! Malibu, Beverly Hills, Venice, etc. is just a short... More 

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CarlySkinner, Director of Rooms at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, responded to this review

Dear cabotip – You are absolutely correct – location, location, location. And thank you for highlighting the unique and rich history our property holds. I wish you found us more deserving than three stars, but perhaps during your next visit we can show you some of our suite options which offer significantly more space than others. You will also be... More 

San Francisco
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66 reviews 66 reviews
42 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

great location in Santa Monica and very professional and sincere service. The only reason why it isn't a 5 star in my book is that is lacks a little soul and charming or interesting character. Unlike Shutters or Casa del Mar that have real identity and charm, the Fairmont is sort of an odd layout in a couple of unattractive... More 

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CarlySkinner, Director of Rooms at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, responded to this review

Dear Minibarmuncher – To begin – that is a fantastic user name. And next, thank you for your review! Though I have to disagree with your comment about soul and charm. Between the residential-style bungalows sprinkled throughout the grounds, our famed Bungalow lounge, our restaurant Fig which is a favorite of both guests and locals, our newly renovated Ocean Tower... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

After staying at a very comfortable Fairmont in San Francisco, we decided to stay at another in Santa Monica on the same trip…but what a disappointment. We previously stayed at Shutters on the Beach when in the area and will definitely go back there next time. Upon arrival, the valet parking was chaotic, slow and appeared to be poorly managed.... More 

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CarlySkinner, Director of Rooms at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, responded to this review

Dear ASLCLT – Please accept my sincerest apologies for your disappointing stay. It sounds like a poorly serviced visit from start to finish and that is certainly not the standard we hold ourselves to. We strive to exceed expectations, not be considered “par”. Please reach out to me directly (carly.skinner@fairmont.com) so I can set things right. Carly Skinner Director of... More 

Chesterfield, Michigan, United States
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124 reviews 124 reviews
10 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My family and I stayed for 4 nights. It is an exceptional location. The pool is nice for a family, although it gets crowded quickly. Our room was a bit small, but it was a great home away from home. The staff was always quick to help, All in all, we really enjoyed it!

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CarlySkinner, Director of Rooms at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, responded to this review

Dear Brian S – Thank you so much for your review! And I’m so pleased you enjoyed your stay enough to call us “exceptional”! Our pool does fill up quickly, but between Memorial Day and Labor Day we offer an additional service with our Beach Club and can shuttle you and your family straight down to the beach. We also... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The hotel itself is great and very conveniently located. The complaint I have only because I expect more from Fairmont is the service from the front desk, concierge and the pool. The front desk was not very helpful. Upon check in and simple questions there was attitude. At the pool - zero service. Food and drinks would take over 30mins... More 

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CarlySkinner, Director of Rooms at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, responded to this review

Dear Trish S – Seeing a “but…” in the title of your post made me nervous, but it sounds as though it is well deserved. My apologies for the lapse in service and thank you for giving us four stars despite that. Our team is here to take care of our guests, and the fact you left feeling uncared for... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed 4 nights in this cosmopolitan spot with the gorgeous Santa Monica sunsets in view over the Pacific and super sweet BMW bikes to use on the house. Such a great spot as there are really good restaurants within walking distance. We'd recommend the Blue Plate Oysterette and hip roof top bars the Shang Ri La. Check in was late... More 

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CarlySkinner, Director of Rooms at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, responded to this review

Dear Lorie M – This is such a wonderful review to read, mostly because it highlights the efforts of our team to create memorable experiences for our guests. Thank you so much for the shout-outs for Ray, Lupe, and Renato! Ray is one of our newer team members and a fantastic example of the direction we are headed in, and... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at the hotel for two nights. fantastic opportunity with superb mountain bikes complementary. Amazing access to lovely beaches and cycling pathway. we went all the way to Venice beach. Walking distance to Whole Food for lovely salads and on the go meals and also lots of restaurants and shops. amazing location. Parking at hotel is seriously overpriced....however very close... More 

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CarlySkinner, Director of Rooms at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, responded to this review

Dear Marina R – Thank you so very much for the five stars! Our location makes us a fantastic destination for those who want a prime spot for exploring Santa Monica and those who want everything in one place so they never have to leave. Our rates are always competitive with the other luxury properties in the neighborhood, so I... More 

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