Fairmont Miramar Luxury Hotel & Bungalows offers luxury accommodations right across the street from the beach.…More The hotel, originally built in 1889 as the Miramar, a residence for Nevada senator John P. Jones, one of the founders of Santa Monica, has a long history in the city. The home was sold in 1912 to King C. Gillette, inventor of the safety razor, and, in 1921, was again sold, to Gilbert Stevenson, who converted the estate into a hotel.
During the 1920s the Miramar was the city's most popular hotel, with apartments built for long-term guests, Greta Garbo being among the first to move in. Over the years, the Miramar became a destination for many celebrities and political figures, more bungalows were added and ownership changed several times.
Today, accomodations are available in the standard guest rooms, suites and bungalows. Guests have access to a wide range of luxury amenities, including babysitting, concierge, housekeeping, laundry service, gift shops, fitness center and a pool. Fig Restaurant is located in the hotel, as is Exhale Spa, which offers an array of spa services. Business services are available, as well as facilities for events and meetings of up to 900 people.
Fig Santa Monica is located at the beautiful and historic Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows at Ocean Avenue and…More Wilshire. Named for the landmark 123-year-old Moreton Bay Fig tree in front of the hotel, the restaurant's menu uses local, organic and sustainable ingredients. Chef Ray Garcia visits the Santa Monica Farmer's Market looking for ingredients, while Fig's official "forager," Kerry Clasby, travels to farms all over California, looking for the best ingredients. All meats and seafood are purchased from trusted sources that practice natural and sustainable farming.
The menu includes such unique entrees as Red Beet Risotto, Seafood Pot, Short Rib and Pancetta Meatloaf and Carrot Pappardelle, made with braised rabbit, peas and mint.
The laid-back restaurant has a wine bar and a cheese bar, with specialty cheeses categorized by cow, ewe, goat, blue-veined and stinky. Cheese flights are available.
Breakfast is served daily until 11am, with lunch served from 11am - 2pm, Monday through Saturday. Dinner begins at 5pm, Tuesday through Saturday. Sunday brunch is from 11am - 2pm, featuring $3 tacos, breakfast specialties and lunch entrees.