Fairmont Miramar

Santa Monica, Los Angeles

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The hotel

Overlooking Santa Monica Beach, Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows is conveniently located just nine miles from the Los Angeles International Airport and just minutes from The Getty Center, Beverly Hills, West Los Angeles, Century City, Malibu and Venice Beach. Indeed, all guest rooms have been designed to have the lowest impact on the environment. Rooms are either in the Ocean Tower with spectacular views of the Pacific or in the historical Palisades wing. Nestled among tropical flowers, palm trees and tranquil waterfalls are 32 secluded garden bungalows with exquisite furnishings and French doors that open onto private patios. Fitness enthusiasts will love the outdoor splash pool, whirlpool and health club. Massage is also available for those in need of pampering or simply pull up a sun lounger and soak up the sun. For fabulous dining, look no further than the new FIG Restaurant with Chef Jason Prendergast seasonal Bistro food. The Lobby Lounge is another great place to eat and chill out. Set against the soothing Koi fishpond and waterfall featuring open-air outdoor seating, the Lobby Lounge offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails making it a great place to socialise with friends and family. Combining the charm and romanticism of a seaside cottage, with the comfort and casual style of a Baja inspired casita, The Bungalow is Santa Monica’s most distinct lounge. The Bungalow is the perfect location to enjoy an intimate evening where you can relax in an atmosphere featuring sweeping outdoor decks leading to dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean and enjoy a refreshing cocktail or small bite from the exclusive bar menu from the FIG Restaurant. Many of Southern California's attractions are just a stone's throw from the hotel, including Santa Monica Pier and its historic carousel as well as Third Street Promenade - famous for its fine restaurants, live entertainment, movie theatres, shopping, local artists' scene and a weekly farmer’s market.


  • Wheelchair access
  • Families
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Close to Beach

Where is it

Overlooking Santa Monica Beach, 3 blocks from Third Promenade with its shops, bars and restaurants. Santa Monica Pier is 8 blocks. Transfer time from Los Angeles International Airport: 25 minutes.

Hotel information

297 rooms, suites and bungalows. Rooms offer air-conditioning, 42" flat-screen TV with pay-per-view films, safe, telephone, WiFi*, bathrobes, Keurig coffee maker, honor bar*, hairdryer, iron and board. Fairmont Ocean Tower Rooms offer a balcony with a city view and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Fairmont Palisades Rooms are located in the Historical Palisades Tower with city or garden views and 1 king size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Deluxe Rooms and Deluxe Ocean View Rooms are located in the 10-storey Ocean Tower and offer 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Premier Ocean View Rooms offer views of the Pacific Ocean from the balcony with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Palisades Suites have laidback luxury decor, with a comfortable seating area, and a city or garden view. With 1 x king-size bed or 2 x double beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Signature Bungalows are located in private Miramar Garden, and come in a variety of configurations, with modern surf-inspired beach decor, soaking tub, and enhanced amenities. With 1 x king-size or 2 x double beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

FIG Restaurant (chef Jason Prendergast seasonal bistro), the Lobby Lounge with soothing koi pond. Dogtown Coffee, open for grab & go. The Bungalow bar and lounge (hip surf-style bar, with comfortable sofas and nooks across the patio). Soko (sushi pop-up). Poolside Kitchen (outdoor dining, with waterside bar). 

Heated outdoor swimming pool, spa tub, fitness centre, Exhale Mindbody Spa*. Fig Marketplace. Lloyd's Barbershop*. Glam & Go Blow Dry Bar*. WiFi*. Laundry service*. 24-hour room service*. Business centre. Babysitting services*. Valet parking $50 plus per night (payable locally, subject to change).

This hotel has a resort fee of $45 plus tax per room, per day (payable locally, subject to change)

Resort fee includes:- Year-round Luxury House Car use within 3 miles (5 miles for Bungalow guests) - One exhale® Fitness Class Yoga, Barre, HIIT - Daily Bike Rental* - Pool Amenities - 10% Off Spa Services at exhale® Mind Body Spa& - EV Charging Stations - Enhance Children's Amenities* - Unlimited Internet Access Priority Access to The Bungalow Santa Monica Fairmont& - FIT Golf Clubs* - Summer Miramar Beach Club Poolside Cinema. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating A Thanksgiving Retreat

Nov 30, 2023 1198877 Miami, Florida

A Diamond member, I have stayed at this property many times and always book a suite on the top floor. This trip, I added a second room for family as we were celebrating Thanksgiving on property. First thing to mention, which the hotel does not share with guests, is the labor strike taking place at this property. Crossing a well justified picket… Read more
A Diamond member, I have stayed at this property many times and always book a suite on the top floor. This trip, I added a second room for family as we were celebrating Thanksgiving on property. First thing to mention, which the hotel does not share with guests, is the labor strike taking place at this property. Crossing a well justified picket line is no way to begin a peaceful family vacation. There were loud demonstrations every day in and around the hotel main entrances. At a minimum, the hotel should post a disclosure notice on its website. The hotel is well located if you're spending time in SM. It's directly across from the beach and many rooms have balconies. Rooms are older (stains on the carpet, dated fixtures), but clean. Housekeeping is attentive. Beds and linens are comfortable. Last time I stayed, there was some wet carpet from a leak that I elected to ignore in favor of the views. This time, the air conditioning was not working properly. Water pressure in the shower isn't great but the towels, robes and slippers all hit the mark. There is a small safe in the room. At check-in, I was provided two (2) $50 coupons for the spa. Grateful, I tipped the front desk associate $100 for taking good care of me. Later that day, when I tried to book spa services for later in the week, the entire spa schedule was booked five days out. I later found out the spa had limited staff for that week. Why encourage guests use services the hotel does not have capacity to accommodate? Quality of service and amenities seems to have decreased significantly since the pandemic or after 2021. Boxed water on check-in but none in the room. Even in-room dining didn't include the usual glass or pitcher of ice water. In room fridge remains empty, barely cold enough, and there are limited amenities in the room overall. First time I ever ordered groceries to the hotel, but it worked great for simple things like proper soap, bottled water, tea and coffee service items. I was able to request an electric tea kettle for my room. There's a lot of promotion of sustainability on property but the boxes of water, peeling paper cups with a chemical film inside, splinted bamboo stirrers and reusable soap and shampoo dispensers with who knows what inside just screams cheap and inappropriate for the cost of admission. The hotel can recycle glass water bottles, offer spoons and porcelain mugs while being super sustainable. Over the last few years, as the hotel amenities and services disappoint, the hotel night club's footprint, relative to the overall hotel, has grown in scale, along with the noise (and in-view port-a-potties), sometimes until the wee hours of the morning. If you prefer the quiet, ask for a pool facing view. It's definitely more peaceful on that side of the hotel but you will miss the sight of striking workers circling the legendary fig tree at 7AM daily. I called for the house car once, to no avail. Another time, it was a 10 min wait. In all the times I have stayed at the hotel, I have never been able to enjoy the courtesy car, but it looks efficient when I see staff using it. In addition to the spa being fully booked as of 11/20, the property's sole restaurant was fully booked for Thanksgiving. I did try to pre-book, but never received a response until I inquired on property. There were also no meaningful vegan options and the hotel seemed overwhelmed by general menu substitutions. There was limited capacity for hotel guests, so it seems. Normally, food at this property is appreciated for its fresh ingredients and abundance of delicious healthful options. Allergies, substitutions and preferences were historically catered. But recent menu changes in tandem with holiday related menu limitations (staff shortages?) made dining on property, even room service, less desirable. One meal was served alongside totally raw potatoes. Not undercooked, but raw, hard, and inedible mini-Yukon golds. The next evening, one of the menu's new items (gnocchi) came undercooked and waterlogged. The texture of a morning omelet was like rubber (a key staff member insured delivery of the perfect scrambled eggs the next day- thank you amazing Lou). There was undressed arugula piled high and treated like wasteful garnish, alongside an oversalted protein and atop a broken greasy sauce for $58. Hours of operation for dining options are limited. No overnight menu. For east coasters hoping to start early, they don't begin accepting orders until after 6AM, if they open on time to accept your order. Another gating front desk item is the issue of applying credits at check-out. As a diamond member, I have available upgrades and don't utilize them so to insure my choice room. But I expect standard discounts to apply automatically, without prompt and a time-consuming phone call for an accurate accounting of my bill, post check-out. Management should have long ago automated this process for optimal transparency and efficiency. The in-room electronic check-out process was unavailable. Even calling ahead, I wasn't able to close my folio with the credit issue resolved. I still had to call the billing department after my trip. The same "glitch" as the last time was blamed. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fab Service

Nov 24, 2023 Dalia M

Maricela at the lounge restaurant is fantastic! She’s super serviceable. I ate there with my partner during a busy holiday weekend. She made sure our drinks and food arrived on time. Throughout the meal she also made sure we were comfy. The food is fantastic too.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful Anniversary Getaway

Nov 22, 2023 Alicia W

Thank you for a wonderful stay at your property! We were celebrating our 25th anniversary and everyone treated us like royalty: Nico on the reservations team made things so easy to book (thanks for the Ocean Facing upgrade, the sunsets were magical), Antoine at Concierge who set up all our dining and activity reservations, Danny at Concierge who… Read more
Thank you for a wonderful stay at your property! We were celebrating our 25th anniversary and everyone treated us like royalty: Nico on the reservations team made things so easy to book (thanks for the Ocean Facing upgrade, the sunsets were magical), Antoine at Concierge who set up all our dining and activity reservations, Danny at Concierge who added a few extra ideas to try and they were a hit, Victoria at the Front desk for a very warm and excited welcome, Jose at checkout who is one of the kindest hearts we met, Chris at the Fig for breakfast was fantastic and handled a bustling crowd like a champ while still giving us personal attention, Anna was our room attendant and she always made sure we had everything we needed! I was even impressed by the friendly service from Royal service and very quick delivery of a corkscrew & wine glass we needed. The property was beautiful as well! The rooms are a bit small but it's a beachside hotel so that's pretty normal. The only 2 annoyances we faced were: 1. a broken elevator our whole stay which caused a slight delay in getting up and down the tower and 2. The 7:00 wake up every morning from the chatting and banging in front of the hotel, not a pleasant way to start the day. I know that is out of your control though. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Summer Vacation in November

Nov 16, 2023 yvrhkgist Vancouver, Canada

Great stay at the Miramar. Excellent location, we'll appointed rooms and overall great facilities. Love the Gym, Pool and being right by the beach. Proximity to 3rt Street primanade and countless excellent restaurants is another bonus. We also used Hotel provided bikes that Antoine arranged for us to go to Venice Beach and bike along the Beach
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel with Outdated SPA

Nov 15, 2023 susanrQ8647ZM

Our room and the food were excellent. Their SPA is outdated and the facility needs upgrading ! There is not even a private changing room and the robes we were given do not pockets. The lockers are rather broken and you need to walk outside- sometimes in the cold-to meet the therapist at the area where the service is provided