4.7 out of 5

"Unfortunately, the city had a blackout and we were left with no television nor telephone service and the next morning the toilet in the room would not ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 17 Oct 2016

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Santa Monica awaits you at The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, a recipient of the prestigious Travel & Leisure 500 award in 2011. You'll be 1.1 km (0.7 mi) from Santa Monica Pier and 3.6 km (2.2 mi) from Venice Beach. Highlights at this beachfront hotel include 2 restaurants, 2 bars/lounges, and a full-service spa.

You can enjoy LCD TVs with digital channels, and all 302 rooms feature WiFi, wired Internet, and coffee/tea makers. Minibars provide refreshments, and 24-hour room service is also available. You'll find nice touches like bathrobes and designer toiletries to enhance your stay. Free newspapers, free bottled water, and safes are also available.

A relaxing day at exhale can include massages, facials, and body treatments along with aromatherapy and mani/pedis. The bistro, Fig Restaurant, serves Californian cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The hotel's own bar/lounge is a nice place to enjoy a drink. Spend the day at the beach and enjoy the onsite outdoor swimming pool, 24-hour health club, and spa tub. 25000 square feet (2323 square meters) of event facilities include conference space, and other business amenities include limo/town car service. Additionally, you'll find a sauna, WiFi in public areas, and free use of bicycles. Each morning full breakfast is available. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Attractions within a 15-minute drive of this 5-star Santa Monica hotel include Sony Pictures Studios and Santa Monica College.

The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows ratings based on 26 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0
3 out of 5
Unfortunately, the city had a blackout and we were left with no television nor telephone service and the next morning the toilet in the room would not flush and was about to overflow...with the telephone in the room not working I had to go downstairs to report it to the front desk. Don't get me wrong it's a beautiful place, the car service was great and the staff was 5 stars wonderful!

Posted by , from S on Oct 17, 2016

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5 out of 5
Pros: Great staff, great location, great hotel.
Location: Walking distance to beach and shops
We were on our honeymoon, had a bottle of champagne waiting for us in our room (very kind and thoughtful).

Posted by on Sep 5, 2016

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5 out of 5

Fabulous hotel with high class touch!

Love the miramar and its staff. They are impeccable and the service is always top rate. Only negative comment is our room was above where the maids gayhered in the am to fill their carts and they were rather loud with their conversations at 8am. I did not bring it to the hotels attention at the time of stay. Everything else was great! Highly recommend!!

Posted by , from Bedford, NY on Aug 15, 2015

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5 out of 5

Fabulous hotel

Great place, excellent location, great service, I keep coming back!

Posted by , from Florida on Nov 7, 2013

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5 out of 5

This hotel was perfect for a fun but also relaxing vacation

Pros: Close restaurants, comfy beds, great location, free 2 minute shuttle to the ocean, work out facility that overlooks the ocean
I highly recommend choosing the fairmont while staying in Santa Monica. The location couldn't have been more convenient. Its walking distance from the ocean, 3rd street promenade (amazing shopping) and tons of different restaurants. Although the Fairmont is in the city and walking distance to all of these fun and upbeat locations it still feels private and secluded from the noise of downtown. The main reason I am taking my time to write a review for the Fairmont is because of how amazing and accomidating the staff and service were throughout my stay at the hotel.

Posted by , from Bend, OR, USA on Aug 1, 2012

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5 out of 5

Go - you'll love it

Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet
Consistently great. Casual elegance at it's best. The service and location can't be beat

Posted by on Dec 28, 2011

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5 out of 5

Outstanding service

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet
Cons: no free parking
An excellent choice to spent a very nice time in Santa Monica. Superb service, outstanding quality, relaxing atmosphere...5 stars.

Posted by , from Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico on Nov 15, 2011

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5 out of 5

This is one of the very best

This is a perfect place, in a perfect spot. The entrance is fitting for Santa Monica. The park and beach are right across the street and also ideally located to 3rd Street and central Santa Monica. I had guest for dinner by the pool, which was perfect.

Posted by , from New Orleans on May 8, 2011

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4 out of 5

Great location to the beach!

Comparative to other Fairmont properites, I did not think this was over the top impressive. A very polished city hotel at the beach.

Posted by , from San Francisco, CA on Apr 13, 2011

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4 out of 5

Very Elegant Hotel

Pros: Quiet
Cons: bad service at restaurant
For the most part the Hotel Staff was excellent! Room was luxurious with beautiful ocean views. Restaurant Service was horrible and ruined an otherwise excellent weekend, had to get up and leave the restaurant (I would have missed my flight) after complaining several times to restaurant staff and waiting for over 1 hour and 1/2 for breakfast food that didn't even need to be cooked- restaurant service was very poor.

Posted by , from Danbury, CT on Apr 13, 2011

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About the The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

Location 101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Property Features

The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows offers its guests a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour health club. There are 2 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 2 bars/lounges and a bar/lounge. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are available in public spaces for a fee. Limo/town car service and meeting rooms are available. Event space at this hotel measures 25000 square feet (2323 square meters) and includes conference space. A spa tub, a sauna, and spa services are also featured at the luxury The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows. Parking is available for a fee. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 5-star Santa Monica hotel.

  • 302 guestrooms or units
  • 10 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • 2 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 12 conference rooms
  • 25000 sq ft of conference space
  • 2323 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1914
  • Bar or lounge
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Computer for guest use
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge) , Wired Internet access (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge) , Wired Internet access - surcharge


Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Los Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.) (14.5 km / 9 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows offers 302 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. 42-inch LCD televisions come with premium digital channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. In-room wired and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Refrigerators and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • HD television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator available
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily.

Fig Restaurant - This bistro specializes in Californian cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Guests at this Los Angeles-area location enjoy a year-round outdoor splash pool and spa tub set amid lush landscaping. The 24-hour health club provides free weights, cardio equipment, and men's and women's locker rooms with saunas. Complimentary bicycle rentals are available for guests. The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows is across the street from Palisades Park's jogging and walking path, and four blocks from Santa Monica Beach. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Free bicycles on site

Spa Services

The Exhale Mind/Body Spa at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows offers a relaxation lounge; a menu of therapy services and fitness programs; and fully appointed changing rooms with steam, sauna, lockers, and showers. A spa pavilion includes five therapy rooms and an area dedicated to nail care.

  • Sauna in spa
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets are welcome and stay free
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • Pets allowed (no fees)


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 30.00 per accommodation, per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 16 and USD 40 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 5.99-15.99 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room wired Internet: USD 5.99-15.99 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 5.99-10.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wired Internet in public areas: USD 5.99-15.99 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 55.00 per night (in/out privileges)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Fairmont Hotel Miramar
  • Fairmont Miramar
  • Fairmont Miramar Bungalows
  • Fairmont Miramar Hotel Bungalows
  • Fairmont Miramar Hotel
  • Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
  • Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows Santa Monica
  • Miramar Bungalows
  • Miramar Fairmont

You should know

  • Children 17 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly using the information on your booking confirmation.

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