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Viceroy Santa Monica vs Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

Both properties are recommended by professional reviewers writing for major publications. On balance, Viceroy Santa Monica ranks slightly better than Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows. Viceroy Santa Monica ranks #12 in Los Angeles with praise from 16 reviewers such as Concierge, BlackBook and Travel + Leisure.

Viceroy Santa Monica
8 / 10
1819 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
From $221 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Restaurant
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Fodor's
"Glamorous socializing takes place in the pool and cabana area amid all-white armchairs and divans." Full review
Insight Guides
"An urban retreat on the beach with a sauna and whirlpool."
Oyster
4.0
"It's best known for its sexy bar and pool scenes, but the Viceroy boasts substance as well." Full review
DK Eyewitness
"The couple behind the stylish Maison 140 and Avalon has created a fantasy environment that transports guests back in time to Colonial England."
Concierge
"This 162-room hotel was so hot when it opened in 2002 that it immediately became the Viceroy Group's flagship hotel."
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Try to get one of the rooms on the upper floors, with views of the ocean a couple of blocks away.
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Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
8 / 10
101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401
From $321 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
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Frommer's
"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
Fodor's
"Low-rise and extremely luxurious, residential-style bungalows built between 1920 and 1946 are outfitted like minimansions, complete with butler service." 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
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."
i
For the ultimate in luxury, book a poolside garden bungalow.
Rough Guide
"Swanky hotel that’s a fixture near the north end of the Promenade, with designer-furnished suites and tropical-flavoured bungalows."
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