The hotel is situated in the centre of Santa Monica, however the sandy Santa Monica State Beach is just a five-minute walk away. The hotel's Miramar Beach Club provides complimentary sun loungers and beach towels and watersports are available on the beach, though these are not operated by the hotel.
Though the hotel doesn't have a children's club, families are made very welcome at Fairmont Miramar Hotel Bungalows and there are a number of treats and amenities available to make a child's stay more comfortable, including child-size bathrobes and a healthy snack mini-bar. Miramar Beach Club is complimentary for hotel guests and is a great place for families to retreat to during the day, with complimentary transfers provided by the hotel's open-top Jeep (though its only a five-minute walk away). While at the club, children have access to beach toys and boogie boards, while the Beach Butler service provides snacks, drinks and a full menu.
Spa & Wellness
Exhale Spa offers award-winning spa therapies designed to revive and restore, including the popular True Facial and Flow Massage using Organic Botanicals products.
The hotel also boasts a 24-hour fitness centre on the second floor of the Ocean Tower, replete with a range of state-of-the-art equipment including cardio machines, free weights, a punch bag, exercise bikes, treadmills, yoga mats, multi-gym and an outdoor verandah for yoga. In addition, there is a heated outdoor swimming pool, a whirlpool, steam rooms and a dry sauna. Personal trainers are available at an additional cost.
Los Angeles is very close by and, in addition to attractions that are family-orientated, such as Universal Studios and Disneyland, there's so much more to see and visit, including the bright lights of Hollywood, the Getty Museum at the hilltop Getty Center (replete with European and American decorative art, sculptures and paintings) and Los Angeles Zoo's 1,200 animals.
The designer boutiques of Rodeo Drive can be found just thirty minutes away in nearby Beverly Hills, while closer to the hotel, Santa Monica Place is bursting with designer stores such as Tiffany & Co, Michael Kors, Burberry and Louis Vuitton.
The nine-acre Santa Monica Pier is a must-visit while staying at Fairmont Miramar Hotel and is conveniently close to the hotel. Visit its famous carousel (a national Historic Landmark), take a ride on its red and yellow ferris wheel, have a two-hour trapeze lesson at the pier's Trapeze School of New York, visit the arcade, do a spot of fishing or enjoy dishes of fresh seafood at the pier's seven restaurants. For those who love to bike-ride, there's a twenty-six-mile trail along the coastline, while there are opportunities to enjoy paddleboarding and surfing at Bay Street, a popular surf spot, with companies that offer rental of equipment and lessons.
For arts and culture, check out Bergamot Station, an old train depot containing no fewer than thirty-five galleries, while for gourmands, the four-times-weekly Farmers' Market is a must-visit and is incredibly popular with top chefs, celebrities and local residents, who adore the fresh, organic produce.