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You’re an original, and so are we. Stay in our Fairmont Miramar luxury accommodations at Santa Monica Beach — an eclectic collection of stylish rooms. Our property includes an immaculately restored 1950s ocean-facing tower, a historic residential Palisades wing and private 1930s garden bungalows.
Set up residence at your own garden bungalow. Renowned Los Angeles interior designer Michael Berman reimagined these 31 original 1930s bungalows, set among the palms and fountains of our fragrant gardens. Looking for a little solitude? These are the west side’s only private bungalows. The cluster of freestanding suites includes four bi-levels. Each channels modern Southern California surf design, with a fresh color palette of cooling grays and blues, organic elements throughout, custom lighting and locally inspired vintage artwork.Learn More
MID-CENTURY-MODERN OCEAN TOWER
Wake up to a sea breeze or take in the pastel sunset from your private balcony with vistas of the Pacific. It’s all about views from our midcentury-modern Ocean Tower, a one-of-a-kind in Santa Monica, built in 1959. The 10-story’s 176 guest rooms look out to the Pacific—with panoramas of the iconic beachfront landscapes, the Pier and Malibu—and nearly all have sunny balconies. Our skilled craftsmen have restored the tower to its original style. Walnut-grain wooden desks, and dressers set the classic tone, accented by oh-so comfortable beds, iconic 50s furniture and lighting, and vibrant So Cal photography.
CLASSIC-MEETS-CONTEMPORARY PALISADES ROOMS
Get a taste of the casually elegant Santa Monica lifestyle in a residential ambiance. Overnight in the spacious Palisades guest rooms and suites of our six-story 1924 historical wing, where politicians and Hollywood stars once stayed. These are all appointed in sleek, clean design melding contemporary and classic motifs with timeless furnishings and vintage touches, bright floral sculptures using natural objects found on local beaches and hand-distressed hard-wood floors. Each includes a marble wet bar area and desk that converts from workspace to dining table. Choose from city, lush garden or serene ocean views. The Palisades is ideal for families or guests looking for extra space in a unique historic setting.Learn More
A LANDMARK HISTORY
British expat John P. Jones co-founded Santa Monica in 1875 after making his fortune in silver mining in 1840s California. Mr. Jones built his family a Victorian-style mansion on the hotel’s current coveted site overlooking the Pacific Ocean in 1889, naming it Miramar, or “ocean view” in Spanish. Mr. Jones’ wife, Georgina, put in the lovely rose garden and planted many trees around the new town, including the property’s signature Moreton Bay fig tree, now nearly 100 feet high with an enchanting 130-foot canopy. Not surprisingly, the graceful fig with its huge trunk and gnarled roots is a favorite spot for engagements, weddings and snapshots. The landmark property became a hotel in 1921. Once dubbed the “Hollywood Hideaway” for the high-profile VIPs, politicians and starlets who flocked to the hotel—John F. Kennedy and Eleanor Roosevelt, Cary Grant, Marilyn Monroe and Greta Garbo (a resident for four years), to name a few. Learn more.
We are proud to have Green Hotel Certification status: all of our 297 comfortable, stylish rooms are environmentally low-impact.
Drink, dine, visit the barber and the beach, workout and work on wellness, celebrate the season or hit the lounge… only at The Miramar.
IT ALL HAPPENS HERE
There’s no need to leave the resort, unless you want to, of course. The Miramar is the hub of Santa Monica. Eat field-to-fork at FIG and sip cocktails Baja-style at The Bungalow. Take a barre class or get a massage at award-winning Exhale spa. Shop, primp, play on the beach or watch movies by the pool.Learn More
Wine & Dine
Treat yourself to a top Southern California dining venue, FIG, celebrated for its deceptively simple bistro fare — fresh, flavorful and market-driven. Nosh on a turkey wrap or acai bowl by the pool, or play billiards and sit by the deck firepit at our lively indoor-outdoor Bungalow lounge. Relax and order in or stage a romantic dinner for two in the privacy of your own guest room.Learn More