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Every member of Fairmont Miramar team is devoted to providing you with an unrivaled level of service that is both efficient and unobtrusive during your Santa Monica vacation for business or pleasure.
We understand the importance of exceeding your expectations and will take every measure to ensure your stay at our Santa Monica resort is memorable and extraordinary.

Combining historic elegance with modern appointments, our luxury Santa Monica hotel offers a beautiful swimming pool, extensive meeting facilities and a well-equipped Health Club.

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For over a century, Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows has welcomed guests seeking privacy and pampering. Today, the tradition continues in our Santa Monica oceanfront hotel.

Planning a Santa Monica wedding? Whether your idea of the perfect day is an intimate sunset wedding with an ocean view or a ballroom gala extravaganza, we are here to make every wish a reality. 

Weddings

As a luxurious Santa Monica beach hotel, Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows offers seaside sophistication for your Santa Monica Wedding. From the majestic Front Drive which boasts the iconic Moreton Bay fig tree, to the Starlight Ballroom with its exquisite details, to the romantic Sunset Terrace, brides-to-be have a wealth of elegant options for their special day. 

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FIG Restaurant, located at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, is an ingredient-driven seasonal bistro. Visit figsantamonica.com to learn more about what Zagat calls, "super ingredients, masterfully executed."

 

Hotel History

Nestled atop the scenic bluffs of Santa Monica beach, with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, sits the elegant The Fairmont Miramar Hotel Santa Monica. Originally the site of a private mansion owned by John P. Jones, a former U.S. Senator and the founder of Santa Monica, The Fairmont Miramar Hotel Santa Monica has served as an exclusive playground for Hollywood celebrities, and a quiet retreat for guests, since 1921.

Attracted to the hotel's luxurious accommodations, exemplary service and unobtrusive pampering, guests are as awed today as they were in the "Roaring Twenties," when Santa Monica was a popular seaside resort, and the Miramar a favorite getaway for members of Hollywood's fabled movie colony. Celebrities came in droves to the spectacular hotel, seeking a tranquil haven from fans and the prying eyes of the media.

In 1924 the six-story Palisades Wing was constructed to provide apartments for guests who planned lengthy stays at the beach. Scandinavian beauty Greta Garbo was one of the first celebrity guests to move into the wing and resided there for more than four years.

Nestled amid the hotel's beautifully landscaped gardens are 32 luxurious poolside bungalows, the only accommodations of this type in Santa Monica. These spacious rooms and bi-level suites are separated from the main buildings by the gardens and strategically placed fountains. Originally built in the 1930s, the bungalows have been meticulously restored to their former grandeur. Sporting sea blue-gray slate roofs, each bungalow is accessed through a private entrance, one reason they have been popular with celebrities seeking a higher degree of privacy.

Sultry blonde Jean Harlow rented one of the Miramar's bungalows in the early 1930s, and years later another famous blonde, Marilyn Monroe, frequently retreated to the Miramar when she wanted to disappear from the media. Throughout the years, the bungalows have attracted their share of public figures, including Eleanor Rooseveltand aviator Charles Lindbergh.

The Miramar has also hosted a number of distinguished political guests including former President John F. Kennedy, who was a frequent visitor in the early 1960s. In 1992, while campaigning for President, Govenor Clinton stayed in a tenth floor suite at the Miramar. The newly-elected President Clinton stayed there during a second visit in 1994, accompanied by guests Barbara StreisandSteven Spielberg and wife Kate Capshaw.

For the better part of this century, The Fairmont Miramar Hotel Santa Monica has been a celebrated Santa Monica landmark and a stunning tribute to the elegance and charm of a bygone era.

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