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Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
Ranked #14 of 36 Hotels in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 19, 2012

Located in the middle of all the action in Santa Monica but very private and secluded. Close to beach, pier, restaurants and shopping. Great rooms and service. I would definitely recommend! Easy access to highways, PCH and the airport!

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 16, 2012 via mobile

Great hotel in the perfect location, minutes away from the third street promenade and the santa monica peer. The rooms are very specious and super clean. The best touch was the nespresso machine in the room. Loved having a proper espresso first thing in the morning!

  • Stayed: November 2012
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

Come back again and again to this hotel. Decently situated in Santa Monica. Decent breakfast restaurant, nice gym, and optional gym classes available. Staff are very accomodating and try hard.


Also great for an early Calfornia morning stroll only steps away from the beach!

Fairmont is a respected chain, and they don't drop the ball here.

Room Tip: Be sure to get the newly renovated rooms in the OLD wing. they are larger and more spacious.
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 14, 2012 via mobile

The location is perfect for walking or renting a bike and biking around. Right across from the beach. Legendary service and a truly gorgeous restaurant. Worth the investment all the way! Got a good deal online.

  • Stayed: December 2011
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

I stayed on the American Express Platinum Fine Hotels and Resorts Program. The staff was great, but the suite they gave me was decorated about 40 years ago and never updated! The carpet was old and stained. I had to call housekeeping because the bathroom floor had sticky stains right around the toilet, which unfortunately I discovered with my bare feet. It was sickening. There are MUCH BETTER fine hotels and resorts properties in the LA area. I would not stay there again. The spa is terrible as well. There was NOTHING five star about my experience other than the staff I had the pleasure of interacting with. The suites they show on the website looked nothing like the one I had.

If you are a beach lover, be careful where you walk near the hotel. There are numerous homeless people all along the urban beach and the park across from the hotel. The stairs/ foot paths over the PCH to the beach smell of urine. Our assumption was the homeless people sleeping all along the way are using them as urinals!

After having a perfect experience at The London West Hollywood, these two nights were a disappointing end to the trip. We should have stayed at The London. When I return in December I will stay at The London again, but not The Fairmont.

Room Tip: Be sure you insist on a renovated room. This hotel is TIRED!
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

We often travel to LA to see our son who lives there. We stayed at the Fairmont because we won a charity auction which included this property for a 3 night stay. We upgraded to a suite and added a 4th night. Our initial room overlooked the parking lot. The windows had poor glazing so the room was quite noisy. The next morning the hotel manager, who was very friendly, apologized and moved us to a suite on the other side of the hall. The room was much quieter (except for a noisy minibar frig in the living room) and as it faced the ocean- much prettier. All the staff were quite friendly. The hotel has a great location in Santa Monica- across from Palisades Park which has a great walking/jogging trail overlooking the ocean from a bluff, and one block from the 3d street promenade. Santa Monica is very nice but impractical if you are going anywhere else as you are stuck taking the highway called the "10" which took us over one hour to traverse 3 miles on a Friday afternoon. Our suite was competent. It had a good sized living room with a couch, easy chair, writing desk and large television. The carpeting was fine. The decoration was pleasant. The room had a digital thermostat. The bed was comfortable and the pillows were okay (not great but not bad). On the downside, there is only a tub/shower with a shower curtain (okay if you have little kids taking a bath but otherwise annoying). Also, the bathroom only has one sink. If you stay in a bungalow the tub/shower has a glass enclosure. Also, if you stay in the tower, there are nice balconies overlooking the ocean but the rooms are small. The grounds are pretty and there is a pool and jacuzzi. We have also stayed at the Loews in Santa Monica but liked the Fairmont better (as the rooms are nicer), although the Loews pool area has a separate seating area with fire pits which are quite nice on a cool evening. The price for the suite was $429 plus tax which I thought to be quite reasonable for LA.

Room Tip: If you want a nice view of the ocean stay in the tower. If you want a suite with a separate living...
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

I came here for work and only work in the Hollywood area, so let me start with this, only stay here if you are going to be in and around Santa Monica. If you are going to be in downtown LA or Hollywood this hotel is WAY out of the way. However, if you do stay here, while the rooms are a little older and not as modern, the service is OUTSTANDING. From the friendly valets who learn your name to the room service people who brought me cough medicine because I said I wasn't feeling well when I ordered my food, I could not have asked for better service. The beds are very comfortable as well. Rooms are also very spacious which is nice and they have espresso machines in the room! My only issue outside of location which will not be an issue for everyone is just that it's not as modern as other hotels. Other than that, it's perfect

Room Tip: Being on a top floor helps alot
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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Address: 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401-1106
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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 Business Hotel in Santa Monica
#3 Romantic Hotel in Santa Monica
#4 Spa Hotel in Santa Monica
#7 Family Hotel in Santa Monica
#9 Luxury Hotel in Santa Monica
Price Range: $436 - $837 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows 5*
Number of rooms: 302
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