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“Amazing Hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401 (Santa Monica)   |  
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Ranked #7 of 34 Hotels in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Amazing Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

I had a wonderful stay at the Fairmont - amazing hotel! The service was excellent, dining experience at Fig wonderful and our room was beautiful. The location of the hotel is in an ideal spot on the north end of Santa Monica (the loveliest area). It is right across from the beach and walking distance to great shops and restaurants. They have a fantastic spa, wonderful dining, great views and exemplary service. I cannot say enough great things about this hotel and highly recommend!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here on a business trip and its been truly awesome. The staff are all very friendly and up-beat, and very accommodating. I felt taken care of throughout the entire stay, these folks anticipated my every need. The hotel is awesome to begin with, the ambience is great, and the location is great. It's across the street from the beach, two blocks from some great shopping. I would recommend this hotel for anyone visiting Santa Monica or Los Angeles. We did a bicycle tour and rode from The Pier to Venice Beach and it was great. I really did not realize just how much this area has to offer. I would definitely recommend Santa Monica for family vacation, and this hotel in particular for its rooms. The suites have sofa sleepers, and the staff will make sure your experience is wonderful. I can't wait to bring the family, I know our two teenage boys will love it. I think a good place to bond with family as you do something's actively together. You will be awesome in your teens eyes if you bring them here for vacation. The beds heavenly.

Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We trust the Fairmont brand and have always had good stays. Get a room facing north on a high floor - in the ocean tower with private balcony. I got this tip from another traveler on tripadvisor and had no problems! Great view and no noise.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

This is just the most amazing wonderful hotel. The staff are fantastic, they cant do enough for us. The hotel is beautiful, the rooms just wonderful. We have a junior suite set up, so our daughter has her own space and so do we. The food is yum. The pool is just delightful. The location to LA, Malibu, Venice and the shopping in Santa Monica, make this THE PLACE to stay in California.
Happy Days. Just kicking back and relaxing. Love it so much had to jump on here and tell you, while we are still staying!!! Thats a first!

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Expected high standards of Fairmont. Checked in and the room was late - not available until 5pm. Room itself was described as "full ocean view" but was 30% obscured by the other hotel tower. We complained and were upgraded to a slightly larger room, though down a floor and a view more of palm trees than the ocean. Hotel restaurant is closed on Sunday evenings. And the hotel gym is completely closed tomorrow due to "ongoing renovations" and is being moved to one of their function rooms. Overall the service I'd expect from Best Western not Fairmont!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Brent Bolthouse opened the new Bungalow which is at the entrance of the Fairmont Miramar Hotel. Its the hot spot in Santa Monica right now and gets Vegas style lines around 9:30pm. The ambiance is fantastic - all outdoor with fantastic lights dangling from the trees. On a Thursday night, its a UCLA - very young crowd which was the only downside. I'm sure the loud crowd would get annoying if you're staying at the hotel, but the Lounge is a great place to visit if you're looking for nightlife - its completely unique.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

We reserved a room 6 months ago at a rate of $275/nt. When we got here we are shown a room in the old unrenovated section of the hotel. It looks like the carpet bedding furniture etc from the 70s. The bathroom was filthy as were the walls and bedding. We spoke with Carly the rooms manager and after a lot of back and forth (they wanted us to pay for an upgrade) they show us to a suite that was supposedly recently renovated. Their idea of recently must be very different from mine because the bathroom grout was digusting as was the stained and beat up furniture.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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CarlySkinner, Director of Rooms at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, responded to this review, June 22, 2013
Dear Jenirose –

Well hello again! I have to say, your review is incredibly unfair. You had booked our lowest category room at a deeply discounted rate, and even before you arrived we had given you a complimentary upgrade. As soon as you expressed dissatisfaction, our Front Desk team and I went above and beyond to accommodate within our limited means as we were sold out and had very few alternative options available. While I apologize that we were unsuccessful, your comments and review are incorrect and misrepresent our property, so I feel the need to respond accordingly.

As always, I encourage you and anyone reading this on Trip Advisor to reach out to me directly at carly.skinner@fairmont.com to discuss this and anything else further. I hope you were able to find accommodations elsewhere and are enjoying your time in Santa Monica.

Carly Skinner
Director of Rooms
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Additional Information about Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

Address: 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401
Location: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Santa Monica
#3 Business Hotel in Santa Monica
#5 Romantic Hotel in Santa Monica
#5 Luxury Hotel in Santa Monica
#7 Family Hotel in Santa Monica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows 4.5*
Number of rooms: 302
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Fairmont Miramar Hotel And Bungalows
Fairmont Santa Monica
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