Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

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15 expert recommendations



Pool, spa and glorious seclusion in rooms from two towers or private bungalows—some with ocean-hanging balconies.


Condé Nast Traveler 83.1

The Fairmont Miramar hotel in Santa Monica is rich with history—it’s actually located on the very plot of land that the town’s founder John P. Jones settled on with his family. Full review →



Since Michael Dell acquired the property in 2006, the Fairmont has transformed into the one of the buzziest hotels in Santa Monica. Full review →


DK Eyewitness

On the site of the private home of Santa Monica’s founder, Senator John Jones, the Miramar has welcomed guests since the roaring 1920s.

For the ultimate in luxury, book a poolside garden bungalow.

Fodor's Tick 5

Low-rise and extremely luxurious, residential-style bungalows built between 1920 and 1946 are outfitted like minimansions, complete with butler service. Full review →


Frommer's 33

The hidden Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows is for people who prefer their luxury hotels low-key and unobtrusive, yet within walking distance of the area's best attractions. Full review →


Gayot 49

It is a place of legend, beginning with the awesome Moreton Bay fig tree that is the centerpiece of the beautiful courtyard at the entrance. Full review →



Historic SoCal elegance fuses seamlessly with eco-chic design at this sleep mere steps from the beach. Full review →


Lonely Planet

Fairmont Miramar is a block from the bluffs and the promenade, shaded by gorgeous old trees, and home to a fabulous restaurant and one of Santa Monica's best night spots. Full review →


Oyster 4.0

Luxurious (though small) rooms, an excellent spa, and a devoted staff make this five-acre, 302-room property one of the best hotels in Santa Monica. Full review →


Rough Guide

Swanky hotel that’s a fixture near the north end of the Promenade, with designer-furnished suites and tropical-flavoured bungalows.


Star Service Tick 4

It boasts the city's finest meeting space amid lovely gardens, and panoramic ocean views are visible from top-floor venues and accommodations. Full review →

Because of their proximity to the rear entrance, and thus their lack of privacy, Bungalows 152, 153 and 156 should be avoided at all costs.

Time Out 70

The Miramar has been pampering the glamorous and the powerful in California for nearly a century: past guests have included everyone from Greta Garbo to Bill Clinton. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Since the 1920s, privacy-seeking Hollywood starlets—among them Greta Garbo and Marilyn Monroe—have found refuge at this bluff-perched resort overlooking Santa Monica beach. Full review →


Zagat 4.5

A "special hotel for a special occasion", this "romantic" Santa Monica "grande dame" pairs "world-class" service with "upscale rooms" and "exquisite bungalows".

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Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

4.5 Star Hotel fairmont.com

101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401

  • Fitness Center
  • Multilingual
  • Business Center
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Spa
  • Conferences
  • Tennis Court
  • Beachfront

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