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Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows Santa Monica

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At a Glance

    Pros

  • walking distance to beach and Third Street Promenade shopping and dining

    Cons

  • pricey in-house dining

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Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows Santa Monica Review

A mammoth Moreton Bay fig tree dwarfs the main entrance; the modernized lobby lounge opens onto a heated patio. Fig, the hotel's inviting restaurant, emphasizes local and seasonal ingredients and inventive combinations. Low-rise and extremely luxurious, residential-style bungalows built between 1920 and 1946 are outfitted like minimansions, complete with butler service—a favorite perk of visiting VIPs. Standard rooms in the 10-story tower offer tight quarters, but they do come with beautiful ocean views, alabaster light fixtures, carved wood armoires, Bose stereo systems, and goose-down duvets. Eco-conscious efforts include 50% off parking for hybrid vehicles, and "green" meetings.

    Hotel Details

  • 251 rooms, 51 suites, 32 bungalows.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 05-10-2011

Fodorite Reviews

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    Getting what you pay for

    We stayed right after Christmas in a 7th floor Ocean Tower room. It was a nice sized room with a comfortable bed and good shower. We really enjoyed the balcony with its ocean and mountain view. There were some palm trees slightly obstructing the view, but the hotel gets an "A" for mentioning this on its web site when describing the rooms.
    On the other hand, the web site said there were coffee makers in the rooms, but we discovered they had been removed recently.
    The location was very convenient to the beach, the pier, shopping and good restaurants.
    The hotel is expensive but so are all of the quality hotels in Santa Monica. I did think $28 a day for valet parking was excessive, but again, by checking the web site and/or talking to the reservations clerk, I was warned.
    I would do some price comparisons but be willing to stay there again.

    by mscarls, 1/1/08

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