With a wonderfully manicured garden setting on the bluffs looking overlooking Santa Monica Beach and the Pacific Ocean the luxurious Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows, Santa Monica is a popular choice amongst discerning Californian travellers. The hotel’s superb facilities and upscale accommodations combined with its close proximity to Santa Monica’s Beach and Pier’ and its convenient access to lots of local attractions are just some of the things that makes this Fairmont hotel such a great place to stay during your break in Santa Monica.
Recently renovated, the hotel’s guest rooms and suites feature a host of home comforts including; 42”flat screen TV, Keurig, coffeemaker, safe, refreshment centre, high speed internet and bathrooms with fluffy bathrobes and luxury bath products. Book one of the Ocean Tower rooms for superb Pacific Ocean sunset views overlooking Santa Monica Beach.
The hotel’s 32 secluded garden bungalows nesting amongst tropical palm trees and trickling waterfalls provide more spacious accommodation, additional amenities and private gardens with their own loungers – perfect for families and larger groups.
FIG, the hotel’s flagship restaurant and a favourite amongst with discerning local diners concentrates on serving fresh, simply prepared dishes with an emphasis on flavour and quality – for something more casual head to the Lobby Lounge, set beside a tranquil Koi fishpond and soothing waterfalls, it’s a great place to get together with friends for some tasty snacks and refreshing drinks.
Start, and maybe even end your evening with some happy hour drinks at the Bungalow, this beautifully decked lounge serves amazing cocktails and tasty snacks from its trendy beach side setting – grab your favourite tipple, settle round by the fire pit and let the world go by.
A wonderful choice, the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows has a fantastic array of facilities for guests to enjoy. Hop Aboard the hotel’s top-less Jeep® Wrangler and head on down to the Miramar Beach Club for a fantastic day by the beach – enjoy a game of beach volleyball with fellow travellers or hit the waves on a boogie board, there’s even buckets & pails for the kids to have fun with. The beach is private, has its own loungers and complimentary towels and benefits from having the attentive Miramar Beach Club Beach Butler staff on hand serving up soft drinks, snacks and a full beach menu. It’s all covered by the resort free and it’s exclusively set aside for hotel guests.
Hotel guest can also hire BMW cruiser bikes from the Fairmont – they’re a fantastic way to get some fresh air and exercise whilst exploring the Pacific coastline and Ocean Drive.
The well-equipped fitness centre complete with Pelton Bikes and Cybex equipment is ideal for keeping those workout routines going, and after a busy day out and about in the Californian sunshine it’s a real treat to pamper yourself with a visit to the Exhale Mind & Body Spa where you’ll find a host of luxury spa treatments and salon services on offer.
There’s also an outdoor pool and hot tub that’s perfect for some poolside chill out time and shops and services on site includes Lloyd’s barbershops, Glam & Go the blow dry bar, and Altier, a jewellery shop offering a great choice of ready-made jewellery as well as custom designed pieces, engagement rings and vintage luxury goods, including watches, accessories and handbags.
Outside the hotel there’s a whole world of excitement waiting for you thanks to the hotel’s superb location placing you’re close to all of Santa Monica’s major attractions and within easy driving distance of exciting Los Angeles and its major attractions including Hollywood, Disneyland and Universal Studios.
Take a short walk over to Santa Monica Pier and get your photograph taken beneath the famous end of Route 66 sign, and while you’re here take a ride on the pier’s iconic red and yellow Ferris wheel – the views from the top are truly spectacular. The Pier also houses Pacific Park, a full service amusement park along with lots of restaurant’s bars, souvenir shops and lively street performers. No matter what time of day or evening you visit – a trip to Santa Monica’s Pier is always exciting.
Head on over to Venice Beach and take a stroll along the world famous Venice Beach Boardwalk taking in Muscle Beach Gym and Venice Beach Skate Park. Other popular Santa Monica activities include beachcombing, swimming, surfing and biking along the Marvin Braude Bike Trail, and of course browsing the city’s trendy shops and sophisticated boutiques at Santa Monica Place and along 3rd Street Promenade.