We have stayed at the classy Miramar more than a dozen times; it only gets better.
The service is superb, the rooms are well appointed and the food at its restaurant is world class. It is so convenient to 3rd Str promenade, the Santa Monica pier and the Ocean yet hidden in its 5 acre lush gardens, it is an oasis.
Highly recommend the Bungalow rooms; they don't have much oceanviews, but you feel like in your own home, no public elevators or corridors. Nice fragrant flowers in the garden. They are great for a hide-out as well, so private noone except the Bungalow concierge knows you are there. They can be pricey at $500+ but Santa Monica is not cheap. Even the 3 star hip/cool pretentious hotels with tiny rooms can be $300-$400.
We heard that they are adding a Spa which should make it a great urban resort experience.
Also, don't forget - if you have a hybrid car they park for free. If you book a restaurant or activity through their concierge, the hotel has its own car/driver to take you within Santa Monica proper, so no need for a rental car. they took us to our dinner in a Maserati and picked us up. We just tipped the driver.More
- Free Wifi