fairmont-miramarThe bungalows at the Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica really do have a homey feel. That feeling can partially be credited to the large comfortable room, but more so ascribed to the layout of the grounds: the landscaped walkway to each bungalow, the walkout patio with an umbrella table and lawn chairs and the expansive lawn in the center.

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fairmont-miramar2Kids will feel special when they find their name spelled out in sponges in the tub. Parents will feel special when they delight in Chef Ray’s fresh cuisine at Fig, which is inspired daily by the local Santa Monica Farmer’s Market. Everyone will enjoy the pool, in-house barbershop, Exhale spa and most of all, the location.

In a city where driving is a daily challenge, guests will find a welcome respite at the Fairmont Miramar. The Third Street Promenade with street entertainments, restaurants and a huge mall is a block a way. The cliffs overlooking the beach are literally right out the front door. If you are looking for an outdoor workout, the infamous 4th Street stairs is a short walk away through a beautiful neighborhood.fairmont-miramar3The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows prides itself on being an oasis for celebrities and tourists in an urban, highly populated area. I like it for a California family vacation because it feels safe, the bungalows are spacious and there is something fun to do within walking distance for families traveling with kids of any age.