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“Fantastic location and a unique vibe in groovey Santa Monica, CA”

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Huntley Santa Monica Beach
Ranked #7 of 36 Hotels in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
Dana Point, California
1 review
“Fantastic location and a unique vibe in groovey Santa Monica, CA”
Reviewed 9 April 2014

We stayed at this fabulous hotel on Monday evening- I was recommended by a past guest and so glad we did. The valet & front desk greeted us immediately as we exited our car with kids. The best addition to this wonderfully appointed hotel was the concierge, named Norton. He gave us suggestions on where to take the kids, esp the 3rd street prominade which was a quick walk. Since parking is such a chore, A walking tour was best. He was the best I have met in a long time and we travel once a month. Norton handed us both his card and we found ourselves calling him a couple times for more suggestions. bravo..Thanks for a pleasant visit..Kids loved the spa tub in the room too.

Room Tip: The higher the floor, the better the ocean view..
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Huntley Hotel S, Hotelier Consultant at Huntley Santa Monica Beach, responded to this review, 10 April 2014
Dear Lisa W,
It was a honor to have you and your family as our guest and we thank you for your wonderful review. I am pleased that Norton was able to provide you with wonderful recommendations that met your needs. We look forward welcoming you and your family again and until then, our sincere appreciation Lisa for your business. Tim Lee - Hotelier Consultant
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

If you want to stay in style in Santa Monica then the Huntley is the place to do it. The attention to detail is incredible; from the linen in the room to the decor in reception, it's clear that a great deal of thought has been put into the design. The location is perfect - 5 mins from Santa Monica pier and the beach; 5 mins from downtown shopping. It is pricey, but I would say good value considering the level of comfort and luxury. Check out the Penthouse restaurant for amazing views of Santa Monica and LA.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Huntley Hotel S, Hotelier Consultant at Huntley Santa Monica Beach, responded to this review, 3 April 2014
Dear Mike B,
It was a pleasure having you as our guest and we are pleased that we have exceeded your expectations. The Huntley Santa Monica Beach is truly situated in the most ideal location, close proximity to 3rd Street Promenade, shops, restaurants, Santa Monica Beach and the iconic Pier.
We look forward welcoming you back and we thank you most sincerely Mike for your business..
Tim Lee - Hotelier Consultant
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solihull
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Reviewed 29 March 2014 via mobile

Booked this on a weekend 3 for 2 deal, still not cheap but well worth it to spoil yourself.

The hotel is contemporary modern, the Lobby is understated but the rooms are a real treat . I was assigned an end room, it has 2 x king sized beds, very very comfortable beds, sofa, chair, 46 inch TV and very spacious .

On 2nd street it's 5 minutes walk to the coast and 10 mins and you're at the pier.

3rd street promenade is also 2 minutes walk away with lots if life and shopping happening.

The hotel even though busy especially with the Penthouse restaurant was quiet in the rooms.

We'll worth it, 1only 4/5 though as no hot drink making facility - us Brits like our tea ;-)

Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank chris M
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Huntley Hotel S, Hotelier Consultant at Huntley Santa Monica Beach, responded to this review, 30 March 2014
Dear chris M,
Thank you for sharing your positive stay with our viewers. We are pleased that you found a new home when traveling to Santa Monica Beach! The Huntley is very popular for having the best location, like you have mentioned, so close to everything one would need for a very enjoyable stay.
We do provide complimentary Coffee Makers and Tea Kettles upon requests. Please let us know when you make your future room reservations and we will make sure to always provide one in your room for all future visits. With our sincere appreciation Chris for your business. Tim Lee - Hotelier Consultant
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
Reviewed 24 March 2014

Everything about my stay at the Huntley was amazing!! Starting from the gentleman who took my reservation (Carlos I believe his name was) to the front desk agents (Monica and Akemi) who accentuated the style and beauty that the Huntley has to offer.

The location of the Huntley couldn't be in a better place. Walking distance from the beach, the promenade (outdoor mall), bars and all of the best restaurants in Santa Monica. The views of Santa Monica and the ocean that our room provided were absolutely breathtaking to say the least. 10/10 would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone thinking of visiting Santa Monica; of course ask for Carlos in reservations to assist in making your reservations and there's no way you can go wrong!

Room Tip: Rooms on the south west corner have the better views but can be a bit noisy.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Huntley Hotel S, Hotelier Consultant at Huntley Santa Monica Beach, responded to this review, 25 March 2014
Dear Omar C,
We are so pleased that we have exceeded your expectations. Starting with Carlos who assisted you with your room reservations, followed by Monica and Akemi at the Front desk, you were truly receiving our Huntley style of service excellence. Our staff understands the importance of meeting our guests demands and expectations for which they deserve. Our guests arrive with anticipation and depart with an adventure to be remembered. We look forward to your return when your travels brings you to Sunny Santa Monica Beach. With our sincere appreciation Omar for your business.
Tim Lee - Hotelier Consultant
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Paramus, New Jersey
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

Okay, whoops. We assumed there was a pool but there isn't. Having said that, we loved the top floor lounge - great vibe, good drinks.
Location is perfect for whatever you want to do. The rooms (renovated?) were really lovely. I would stay there again if I were in Santa Monica. Went with girlfriends.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank bckathleen1982
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Huntley Hotel S, Hotelier Consultant at Huntley Santa Monica Beach, responded to this review, 24 March 2014
Dear bckathleen1982,
Thank you for staying with us and we are pleased that you will be returning. We are excited to share with you that we will be upgrading and refurbishing our guest rooms soon. The Huntley Santa Monica Beach truly, has the very best location and walking distance to all shops, restaurants, SM Beach and just 1 block from the ever popular 3rd Street Promenade. With our sincere appreciation for your business. Tim Lee - Hotelier Consultant
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

Luxurious bedroom but no bathtub.
Helpful staff, excellent food, unbeatable location.
Two pillowcases were stained, but that's OK there were five pillows and I have only one head.
There is no toothpaste provided, not convenient if you have no checked in luggage and can't carry much liquids. They sell it in the shop in the lobby.
There is no "master switch" in the room - or a slot to put the keycard to turn the electricity on, so I go through the 3 or 4 switches every time I come and go.
The sockets are typical US sockets, most luxury hotels now have "international" sockets where every worldwide appliance can be plugged.
2 elevators for 19 floors and a busy night bar are not enough.
It's a good hotel though.

  • Stayed March 2014
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Huntley Hotel S, Hotelier Consultant at Huntley Santa Monica Beach, responded to this review, 24 March 2014
Dear misccold,
Thank you for staying with us and we appreciate you sharing your experience. The Huntley is truly situated in the best location, close to everything in Santa Monica Beach. We do apologize about the stained pillowcases. Toothbrush Kits are available by contacting Housekeeping. i have made a note in your personal profile to always place two (2) sets of Dental Kits in your room prior to all future visits. We are excited to share with you that we will soon start our guest room refurbishment program which will include lots of upgrades like you have suggested. We look forward to welcoming you back. Our sincere appreciation for your business. Tim Lee - Hotel Consultant
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

The hotel is beautiful and in a really good location – just blocks from the beach, great shopping, and dining. The views from the Penthouse bar and restaurant are stunning. But that bar gets CRAZY! I got little to no sleep due to the party people coming and going at all hours of the morning both nights that I stayed here. One night I ended up waiting through two crowds of people who were going to the bar, just so I could get up to my room. On that topic, it doesn't seem to be very safe that there is no key card access to any of the guest room floors. Anyone who wants to get to any of the floors is free to at any time. Basically, I didn't feel very safe or happy to be in this hotel. When I checked out and was asked how my stay was, I told them that it was very loud and hard to sleep. The woman at the desk just said, oh yeah, probably just people leaving the bar. I sure didn't feel like they cared about me as a guest. And it's NOT a cheap hotel for them to treating guests that way. Overall, I was disappointed. At least, the hotel is located in a good area.

I got an “ocean view room” which was sort of a misnomer. It was really a view of a parking lot and if you looked to the right you could see the ocean. It should have been called an “Ocean view bathroom”, because the view from my bathroom was stunning. The room was very clean and the cleaning staff did a great job. The décor was beautiful and the room size was just about right for me, alone. Unfortunately, for the money, I would choose a different hotel next time I’m visiting Santa Monica.

Room Tip: Do NOT get a room close to the stairs, or under the bar/restaurant. Perhaps one of the lower levels...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Meadow N
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Huntley Hotel S, Hotelier Consultant at Huntley Santa Monica Beach, responded to this review, 20 March 2014
Dear Meadow N,
Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the size and decor of our guest rooms and the service from our Housekeeping staff. We do apologize about the noise coming from our Penthouse Restaurant & Lounge, which is the most popular place of all Santa Monica Beach. We hope you will give us another opportunity and please contact me personally so that I may ensure your stay is perfect. Tim Lee-Hotelier Consultant
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Property: Huntley Santa Monica Beach
Address: 1111 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90403-5003 (Formerly The Huntley Hotel)
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Region: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #7 of 36 Hotels in Santa Monica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Huntley Santa Monica Beach 4.5*
Number of rooms: 204
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