If you are comparing reviews and prices on nice places in santa Monica, don't look any further! I spent one night at a nearby hotel, (marriott) and had a terrible experience, then walked into the Fairmont after also checking out the Loews and the Shutters, but this was truly a oasis!
Believe me, I compared them all, and the fairmont is hands down nicest.
Great service, clean,comfortable and welcoming.
I arrived, completely exhausted, at about 8 am, the Friday after thanksgiving, after a sleepless night at a competing hotel. The front desk staff was wonderful and found me a very comfortable bungalow room, and I was able to check in right away, and go right to sleep. (Sad that I lost half a day of my 3 day trip, but it was a great place to rest!)
It was a peaceful and perfectly lovely place to spend a few nights.
The spa was also very nice, though it is kind of different than many, the front desk of the spa, the dressing rooms and waiting area, and the treatment rooms are all in different places... It kind of breaks up the "mood" to have to walk from place to place, through public spaces, while indulging in spa services, but I guess that's just the only way they can do it, and it was still overall very pleasant.
The hotel has bicycles that guests can use at no charge. This was a fantastic service that I learned of through reading tripadvisor reviews. I had a lovely afternoon ride along the beach path. The location of the hotel is perfect, right by the beach, and the promenade. Don't miss Main Street shopping, a little further down the way...
The pool area was clean and nice, however, the sun only actually shines over a few of the chairs at any given time, and only for a few hours of the day... But that is partly due to the pretty palm trees in the courtyard area.
The restaurant was nice, food was good, but some very strange things on their menu... I guess they wanted to have "something for everyone", there is no true theme to the fare, but meals were good none the less.
It is also a very dog friendly hotel, it was great to see so many happy dogs and their people. I will definitely return to the fairmont Miramar on future visits, the extra cost is well worth it.
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- Also Known As:
- Fairmont Miramar Hotel And Bungalows
- Fairmont Santa Monica
- Santa Monica Fairmont