Santa Monica, California
What it is
An ultra-luxe seaside retreat with 297 rooms, topnotch service and a gardenside spa with a zen lounge.
What it isn't
Hungry. Four on-site restaurants include FIG Restaurant, a SoCal bistro where comfort food dishes include chips and Kaluga caviar creme fraiche onion dip; rosemary fries with avocado ranch; and Maine lobster rigatoni.
What we think
When celebrities tire of the L.A. scene, they check into Fairmont Miramar for next level indulgences just a quick drive from home. Here, Deluxe Ocean View Rooms are as cinematic as they come, with their floor-to-ceiling windows and subtly coastal color palette by designer Lynda Murray. Each is fitted with a Keurig machine and plush robes for late nights raiding the refreshment center; if you’re hankering for anything from a Nespresso machine to a dog bed for Fluffy, just ask. It’s worth booking a 600-square-foot Bungalow Suite for your own leaf-shrouded sunny patio, accessed via sliding French doors from your wood-floored living room.
You're here because
The hotel is just across the road from Santa Monica State Beach, and their beach concierges will happily escort you there in BMW X7s—and loan you cruiser bikes, natch.
After a barre class in the spa and stint in the steam room, you’re more than ready for your treatment: the aptly-named Magic Facial, that infuses your skin with antioxidants, sound waves and light therapy. When it’s over, you do a double take: it’s you, but five years younger.
Restaurants & Bars
FIG Restaurant - seasonal, Mediterranean-influenced bistro
The Bungalow - refreshing cocktails and exclusive bites by FIG Restaurant, a beachside experience with expansive ocean views
Lobby Lounge - perfectly mixed cocktails, premium pours, imported and domestic beers, and wine by the glass.
Across the street from the glimmering Pacific Ocean, and just a few blocks up Ocean Avenue from the Santa Monica Pier. Foodies rejoice: the hotel is within walking distance of Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee, where flavors include Saigon Cinnamon Crumb and Salted Malted Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.