Even More Bonus Tips from the Hottest Hotel Insiders

By Sheri Winters of Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
January 14, 2013 | Santa Monica, United States
Even More Bonus Tips from the Hottest Hotel Insiders
Paradise Cove by millerm217, Flickr

I'm back with Part II: expert tips from members of my Fairmont Miramar family. I've had so much fun this past year sharing my insider tips with you that I thought I'd let some of my colleagues get in on the action. Enjoy!

Sally, Front Desk Agent
Best place for after-work cocktails:
La Sandia in Santa Monica. I like their happy hour for their mango margaritas, made with delicious fresh fruit.
Must-see: Around summer, you must see the beaches along Paradise Cove – it really is a paradise! In the winter at Christmas time, The Grove is fun with all the decorated shops and restaurants, and lots of celebrities walking around!

Dan, Lobby Lounge Server
Best local restaurant: Sushi Roku in Santa Monica. Their fish tacos are very fresh and the sushi is amazing!
Best place for after-work cocktails: Cabo Cantina in Santa Monica. It's a fun, sports bar with great margaritas.

Jake, Pastry Chef
Best local restaurant: Hatfield's in Hollywood. They have a very creative menu that's well-executed. But the real highlight is the tasting menu where the chef makes creations that are truly one-of-kind.
Best place for after-work cocktails: Public Kitchen & Bar inside the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Inside the Public is The Library Bar, a really nice cocktail bar that serves up very modern cocktail mixes.

Jeremy, Line Cook
Best local restaurant: Roy's in Los Angeles. It's Hawaiian-fusion and I like everything on the menu.
Best place to shop-till-you-drop: Melrose Avenue. When you love to shop and you have the money to shop, you must go to Melrose Ave.