According to a recent survey, 42% of Americans are planning on taking a road trip this Summer. Fill up your tank and soak in the stunning views along California’s most iconic road trip routes in the world – the coastal PCH highway, where views of the Pacific Ocean complement idyllic beachfront pit stops that embody the best of the Summer.
For road trippers headed South on PCH, the bustling beachside community of Santa Monica offers endless sights, an abundance of sun, sand & surf-oriented activities, as well as stunning luxury five-star oceanfront stays to recharge before hitting the road.
Where to stay & what to do? Santa Monica’s five-star luxury mainstay Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows channels the best of quintessential SoCal beach living, situated across five expansive acres on the bluff north of the pier overlooking the Pacific Ocean. A one-stop-shop for a Summer respite, Fairmont Miramar offers unique accommodations for the whole family, world-class dining & imbibing options, a relaxing onsite Exhale Spa, as well as a slate of new programming to usher in the Summer season, including:
Nestled throughout this contemporary seaside oasis, around the garden and pool, reside 31 individually designed bungalows that draw inspiration from the property’s coastal location, offering various configurations, including four bi-level suites replete with large soaking tubs, private terraces, and a coastal ambiance to pair, the bungalows reflect the vibe of the Santa Monica beach community—ideal to live out all your beach house dreams with 4-8 people.
- Dining & Imbibing
NEW Afternoon High Tea Service ($95 pp), featuring an elegant spread of sumptuous scones, exquisite pastries, and finger sandwiches designed to pair with a vast selection of freshly brewed Lot 35 loose-leaf teas from Fairmont Miramar’s exclusive luxury tea collection, served on brand-new garden-inspired Bernardaud porcelain.
Soko, an 8-seat sushi bar helmed by veteran Sushi Chef Masa Shimakawa, Soko Sushi is a tribute to the humble origins of sushi with SoCal sensibilities in a stunning luxury beachside locale with a convivial atmosphere. As a tribute to the origins of sushi, the name ‘Soko’ means ‘storeroom’ which is a literal interpretation, given that Soko Sushi is set in a simple storeroom in the hotel’s main-floor lobby.
Redesigned Lobby Lounge + Library designed with glamour & aspirational relaxed coastal California chic details.
Farm-to-Table Local Cuisine at FIG Restaurant helmed by Executive Chef Damon Gordon with an ultra-seasonal and locally sourced ingredient-driven menu replete with heritage-inspired dishes, shareable plates, and tableside offerings
- Wellness & Relaxation
New fitness classes at Exhale Spa, including Barre, Flow Yoga, Power Yoga, HIIT30 & Cardio Sculpt.
- Summer Programming
Miramar Beach Club: Miramar guests have the exclusive opportunity to be escorted to a secluded section of Santa Monica Beach by Miramar’s beach butlers to lounge & snack with a view of the Pacific Ocean and the sand in their toes. Guests can experience the complimentary Miramar Beach Club Friday through Sunday, from 12pm to 4pm.
Miramar Pool and Poolside Cinema: Catch some rays or cool off in the pool, surrounded by the lush Miramar Gardens. Enjoy a meal poolside with a seasonally inspired menu from the outdoor kitchen. Beginning Memorial Weekend, park yourself poolside every Saturday and select Sundays to enjoy family-friendly films, popcorn, and food & drinks from FIG through Labor Day weekend. Reservations are complimentary for Miramar guests and $20/pp for visitors.
Beach Cruisers: Take a ride along Santa Monica’s 22-mile coastline with a complimentary beach cruiser available for guests from our Valet Desk.
BMW Experience: The house car will drive you within a few miles of the hotel. Visit the beach or boardwalk and be sure to check out Abbot Kinney in Venice.
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