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Best Hotels for Celebrity Sightings in Los Angeles

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

Set on five expansive acres atop the bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows is the perfect retreat. Grand gates and a cobblestone-lined driveway lead to a magnificent oversize Moreton Bay Fig Tree tree that predates the 100-year-old property. The five-acre, 297-room hotel is made up of multiple buildings, including the modern and renovated 10-story gleaming white Ocean Tower which gives guests stunning seaside views that reach Malibu. Top-floor suites come with two furnished balconies overlooking the beach. A six-story Palisades wing was constructed in 1924. And 31 residential-style secluded Bungalows set in the tropical flower-filled Miramar Gardens.

Farm-to-Table Local Cuisine with a seasonal menu. The FIG restaurant, named for the enormous tree in front of the hotel, serves seasonal dishes made with local ingredients. Chef Jason Prendergast, Director of Culinary Experience, sources local and organic ingredients from the nearby Santa Monica Farmer’s Market.

Soko, an 8-seat Tokyo-style 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.

The Bungalow at the Fairmont Miramar is an indoor/outdoor bar and lounge created by hospitality pro and Los Angeles nightlife mastermind Brent Bolthouse. Always buzzing, the spacious patio includes a wooden deck overlooking the ocean, an outdoor firepit, eclectic mismatched couches for lounging, a billiard room, a back garden, and a large, high-ceilinged bar.

One of California’s best beaches and the beauty of the Pacific Ocean are just a short walk. The Santa Monica Pier and the 3rd Street Promenade are also well within walking distance, as is the Metro. Take advantage of beach lounge chairs, volleyball, boogie boards, free bicycle rental, and beach toys for kids.

Take in the fresh ocean breeze while lounging by the large, outdoor palm-shaded heated pool tucked away between the towering palm trees. The guests-only pool has a full-service menu. Get your massage by the pool or in the privacy and comfort of your room.

Exhale Mind Body Spa has six treatment rooms that provide guests with everything from massages and body wraps. Enjoy new fitness classes at Exhale Spa, including Barre, Flow Yoga, Power Yoga, HIIT30 & Cardio Sculpt.

24-hour indoor-outdoor fitness center, complete with TRX trainers and a Peloton has ocean views. The indoor/outdoor space also has cardio machines and free weights.

The Fairmont Miramar Hotel and Bungalows welcomes two pets of any size for an additional fee of $100 per pet, per stay. Both dogs and cats are allowed. Pets are welcome in every guest room and suite, including 31 bungalow hideaways. Pets get their swag: all-natural cat or dog treats, a food and water bowl, a luxurious bed to use during the stay, and a collapsible travel bowl plus pet-waste bags.

Celebrity Sightings

Rumored celebrity sightings include Anthony Hopkins, Paul Newman, Steven Spielberg, and Britney Spears.

Hollywood History

With a Hollywood history that dates back to the 1920s, the hotel has played host to John F. Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe, Greta Garbo, and Paul Newman. Greta Garbo was one of the first guests to move into the six-story Palisades Wing, built-in 1924 for long-term stays.

Filming Location

Throughout its 100-year-history the resort has borne witness to countless movie sets. In a season five episode of Entourage, the hotel stood in for a Hawaiian resort. Project Runway and Denise Richards: It's Complicated were also was filmed at the hotel. Other films include Fracture, That Touch of Mink, The Blue Dahlia, and The Domino Principle. TV episodes include Columbo, Knots Landing, Starsky and Hutch, and Mod Squad.

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Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

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