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Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401   |  
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Ranked #5 of 34 Hotels in Santa Monica
Norwich, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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“One of the best hotels I have ever stayed in”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

What a fantastic place. Such good value and a great location for everything that Santa Monica and LA have to offer. Cant praise it highly enough. Used this hotel as a base to explore Los Angeles and the Santa Monica area and it was absolutely superb.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    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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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Just spent a long weekend at the Miramar and yes all the positive reviews are true. It is a fabulous facility with impeccable service. Our double room in the Tower was lovely, great view of the beach and the pool and bungalows below. we received nothing but the best service from the front desk staff, concierge and wait staff. BUT, the hotel seemed to have more going on than it could handle. there was a wedding and/or large function over the weekend which not only restricted access to the hotel via it's main entrance; it caused congestion in the bar and patio area so that it was near impossible to find a table or chair. I'm guessing that many guests at these functions were also staying at the hotel because the pool area was packed and after twice attempting to get some pool time into our visit, we just gave up. Most disappointing! To make matters worse, the hotel Restaurant, 'Fig' was closed for bar renovations on Monday morning which meant anyone who wanted breakfast was forced to find seating in the lobby bar or outdoor patio . Both areas became over-run with irate patrons while the desperate wait staff attempted to do their best. After waiting half an hour for our breakfast order, it arrived with an apology from our amazing waiter Mark T. Who informed us that it would be free of charge. So, yes I would recommend this hotel but suggest that when you book, find out if any renovations are happening and if any large events are booked during your stay.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows was a true pleasure! Every minute of my stay was made special and memorable by the staff. For starters, the property is stunning - beautiful lush gardens surround the hotel with an amazing view of the ocean form our room! Upon checking in each staff member was smiling and warmly welcoming all guests and visitors - such a joy to see this level of customer service! The room was fantastic, newly renovated in the tower above the main lobby. The pool area does get rather busy but we were always able to find a place to enjoy some sun and drinks. The hotel provides beach towels as well and they even sent us down to the water with a few ice cold water bottles! These small gestures were what truly set this place apart. I am not sure why this property is not the #1 hotel in Santa Monica - I stopped by the other top properties which were very nice - but I would hands down, no questions asked, send anyone and everyone heading to Santa Monica to this hotel!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Our favorite spot when we travel to California is always the Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows in Santa Monica. The staff is phenomenal. The rooms are amazing and the location is perfect. The service they provide always exceeds our expectations. Eating at Fig whether at Breakfast, Lunch, Happy Hour or Dinner always provides for a great meal. Chef Ray and General Manager, Jacob make sure that you are treated with the best food and hospitality in all of Los Angeles. We highly recommend this hotel and look forward to coming back very soon. Nancy and Steven C.

Room Tip: The Ocean views with balcony are fantastic.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We stayed here in June for a few nights at the end of our trip. We stayed in many different types of hotel but this hotel stuck out for us. We had a hotel room over looking the beach which was beautiful. With only a short trip across the road and down some steps you are on the said beach. The bar area was lively in the evening as it is obviously a popular spot with people who are not staying at the hotel. The staff are very attentive and could not have done more for us - especially giving us access to their driver whilst we ran some errands around Santa Monica saving us walking. The pool is quite small but it's not really an issue - the Pacific Ocean is only 50 metres away! The wifi is chargeable however we signed up for a members club which gave us free wifi so I'd recommend that you do that.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My husband and I stayed over a weekend for our anniversary. Perfect location! Very close to the Promenade Shopping area and Santa Monica Pier. The concierge was extremely knowledgeable of the area and handled all of our reservations. They even recommended an amazing blues bar for Saturday night fun. Took out the complimentary BMW bikes every morning for a cruise up the beach. Lovely spot!

Room Tip: Ask for an Ocean View upgrade when you arrive.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We stayed here for a week in June. We are Santa Monica locals but needed to be out of our house for maintenance and couldn't have picked a better hotel. We were so graciously upgraded at check-in to a bungalow which was so perfect for my husband and our two year old. We enjoyed the Fig restaurant so much. They totally accommodated our 2 year old son, which was so nice in a nice restaurant where we've noticed kids usually aren't super welcome. The food at the pool, FIG, room service and the lobby restaurant was all great. I am a very picky eater but I have zero complaints.
The hotel is in the perfect location in Santa Monica. The service is amazing and you will not be disappointed! To top off our lovely stay, I left behind my favorite pillow and David Yurman ring which were BOTH turned into lost and found!! The manager, Frank Boskovich so nicely emailed me telling me he had both which was so amazing! I am forever grateful!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
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 Luxury Hotel in Santa Monica
#6 Romantic Hotel in Santa Monica
#8 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
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