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We are big fans of the old fairmonts and this one didn't have the same character as others we have stayed at but none the less was a great hotel. Location was fab, loved the balcony with ocean view. Had champagne and strawberries sent up...More
We stayed in one of the Suites. The amenities were wonderful, along with the poolside dining. We also ate at the Restaurant on site. It was all organic cuisine and California inspired. The drink specialty of the day was vodka, blueberry tonic. It was very...More
This is an excellent property insofar as facilities, location and room comfort go. However, it appears that the hotel has decided to cater to the local under 30 crowd for nightlife which results in roving loud drunks and destroys the charm of some of the...More
Not what I expected from a Fairmont property. Basically a facelifted Holiday Inn from the 70s. Ocean view means a sideways sliver of water you wont see from your bed. Also party central, so don't go there for a nice cozy weekend because loud drunks...More
Great facilities, staff and service. Upgraded mr to ocean view room a bit small but comfortable. Restaurant is vry good only had breakfast but awesome. Pool is small but very nice, comfortable lounge chairs. Do direct access to beach but very good location.
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Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller
coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
The Palisades room is larger and more European so that is just a preference (We liked it for size but the Signature is more modern). Not much noise if you are away from the elevator hall traffic. Tip: Call the front desk to... More
The Palisades room is larger and more European so that is just a preference (We liked it for size but the Signature is more modern). Not much noise if you are away from the elevator hall traffic. Tip: Call the front desk to ensure things are the way you want them either a day before or as soon as you check in at the hotel. If a light sleeper, bring the eye masks and earmuffs!