My wife and I decided to take a mini vacation up north from Newport Coast to Santa Monica for a few days.
I booked with my AMEX Platinum card through the Fine Hotels and Resorts Website. By doing this, the resort guarantees early check in (12pm), late check out (4pm), breakfast included, and upgrade, and a resort specific amenity. The amenity here is a Spa Credit, which we were happy to use.
We arrived around 130pm on a busy Sunday Afternoon, but were warmly greeted by the valet and porters. Our bags were taken and held, as we checked in.
Our room was ready, but the folks at the desk said they have a upgrade for us if we could wait til 3pm. We decided to get a snack at the local restaurant FIG, which was pretty good. This is also the place where you get your breakfast every morning. After eating, we went back down to the main desk. The agent said she was going to personally check on the room herself, and said if I wanted a drink at the bar (on the house), while I wait.
Our room was ready in the next 5 minutes and boy, it was worth the wait! We booked an ocean view room (which usually is just a peek of the ocean), but were upgraded to a head on ocean front room. The room was a little small, but the view was fantastic.
We had dinner planned later that night at Via Veneto and discussed this with the concierge. They offered us the use of their house car with a driver for free (as long as the place was within Santa Monica City Limits.)
The next day, we had breakfast at FIG. I wasn't sure what our spending limit was, but we definitely didn't starve. Typical breakfast selection with some Mexican themed breakfast dishes.
We decided to have a Spa day as well, and were hoping for a couples massage. Alas, they didn't have any rooms that would fit a couple, but we had great massages anyway.
- Also Known As:
- Fairmont Miramar Hotel And Bungalows
- Fairmont Miramar Hotel
- Fairmont Santa Monica
- Santa Monica Fairmont
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