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“Enjoyed staying at the Huntley” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Huntley Santa Monica Beach

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Huntley Santa Monica Beach
Ranked #6 of 36 Hotels in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
Austin, TX
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16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Enjoyed staying at the Huntley”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

The room and beds were very comfortable. The staff was very helpful and friendly. Regardless of what other reviews have said, we were dressed very casually and received excellent service. The towels were very nice.

As others have said, get a room higher up but at least 2 floors below the penthouse restaurant/bar. The restaurant/bar is not a rooftop bar but on the top floor. The view is great. The view from the last stall in the women's bathroom is also great.

The valet service was great, the car was there right away.

Room Tip: You can't get a full water view, only a side view. You'll be happier knowing that going in.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jacic
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Huntley Hotel S, Hotelier Consultant at Huntley Santa Monica Beach, responded to this review, 8 June 2014
Dear jacic,
Thank you for you wonderful review and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We have passed on your wonderful comments regarding our staff service and in particular our valet attendants. We look forward to your return when your travels brings you back to sunny Santa Monica Beach. With our sincere appreciation jacic for your business. Thank you, Tim Lee - Hotelier Consultant
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

We paid to dollar for our room, in Australia a room over 400 will get you something top end. This hotel is nowhere near e top end - the finished in the room were rough and my wardrobe at home is bigger than the room. The hotel is full of LA wannabes so be prepared to feel completely put of place if you don't like wearing showy clothes. It is pretentious with no substance to back it up. We weren't treated well because we don't like to appear we have money. Lesson to staff - do not judge books by their covers! Do not recommend this hotel. To add to the poor value for money, it was incredibly noisy with doors slamming constantly and herds of elephants walking above us.

Room Tip: Choose another hotel !
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MSAustralia229
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Huntley Hotel S, Hotelier Consultant at Huntley Santa Monica Beach, responded to this review, 10 June 2014
Dear MSAustralia229,
Our team has met and discussed your visit with us. We sincerely hope you will find the right hotel that you can call home. We are most happy to provide you recommendations should you require any assistance on your next visit to Los Angeles or Santa Monica Beach.
Thank you, Tim Lee - Hotelier Consultant
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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

Firstly, the beds here are the most comfortable I’ve ever experienced in a hotel before, we had a sound sleep every single night. Rooms are average size and are clean.

We had breakfast once at the penthouse which has amazing views of the beach. I saw an item on the room service breakfast menu which they didn’t have on the Penthouse menu but they still made it for me when I requested it, even though room service and the restaurant kitchens are different, which I thought was top class service.

We stayed here on the first and last stop of our honeymoon trip to the French Polynesia and the hotel kindly held some of our luggage whilst we were away due to our flight weight restrictions, we really appreciated that.

Location of the hotel is great, being minutes away from the 3rd street promenade and plenty of good quality eateries. However we did hire a car at the airport to get around LA as public transport is limited. We used the valet at the hotel which was efficient.

The main standout for this hotel is their wonderful service, I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nisha_sun_worshiper
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Huntley Hotel S, Hotelier Consultant at Huntley Santa Monica Beach, responded to this review, 8 June 2014
Dear Nisha_sun-worsh,
Thank you for staying with us and we appreciate you recognizing our wonderful staff. They are truly the main reason why our guests keep returning! The two most important features that makes a guest stay wonderful, is the comfort of the bed and shower experience. We are pleased we have met your expectations. We look forward to your return and with our sincere appreciation for your business. Thank you, Tim Lee - Hotelier Consultant
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Zurich, Switzerland
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

We ordered a room for two adults. we received a room with 1 queen! That does not correspond to a room for 2 adults
The Elevator was very noicy (only the second night, first night was ok)
The Room was clean, the empoyees friendly and correct.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Martin S
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Huntley Hotel S, Hotelier Consultant at Huntley Santa Monica Beach, responded to this review, 31 May 2014
Dear Martin S,
Thank you for your positive feedback regarding our staff friendly service. We do apologize for our bed types which are on request basis only. Kindly provide us the name of which your room reservations was made under. I will make sure to include a note in your personal profile to always assign you a king bed on all future visits! We look forward to your return Martin and our sincere appreciation for your business. Tim Lee - Hotelier Consultant (email: tim@thehuntleyhotel.com)
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Madison, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

1> The hotel is in serious need of physical reconditioning (e.g., absence of blinds in bathroom, broken internet,...). Needed repairs, if I understand correctly, are in progress.
2> The service here is really excellent. And they do whatever they can to compensate for physical problems. It's unfortunate that they have to do so, especially in such an expensive hotel.

+>very comfortable beds
+>Easy walk to beach, center of Santa Monica, buses, etc.
+>Excellent transportation services (car/driver) at quite reasonable prices for farther distances.
+>Good penthouse' restaurant with extraordinary 360 view of Santa Monica/LA/ocean.

Room Tip: Avoid the top floor rooms it's noisy under the very busy restaurant - and try to get a room that...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Burton2014
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Huntley Hotel S, Hotelier Consultant at Huntley Santa Monica Beach, responded to this review, 31 May 2014
Dear Burton2014,
Thank you for your review and sharing your experience with us. Yes we are very excited to share with you and our readers, that the iconic Huntley Santa Monica Beach is undergoing a complete guest room refurbishment program! This will include many upgrades to meet our valued guests needs. From very large HD televisions screens, newly installed quiet A/C' units for sleep comfort and much much more! You just have to return to experience our soon newly renovated rooms.
Thank you for you wonderful comments regarding our hard working staff. I must agree, they do have to be even more service oriented to make up for our shortcomings, and they do it very very well and always with our Huntley personalized hospitality!
We look forward to your return when your travels brings you back to sunny Santa Monica Beach.
With our sincere appreciation Burton for your business. Tim Lee - Hotelier Consultant
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

This hotel is absolutely amazing. The rooms are spacious and the staff is friendly, courteous, and attentive. The view overlooks Santa Monica as well as the ocean and the windows in the room open a little bit if you need some fresh air. The rooms are very clean and beautiful. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who is staying in Los Angeles or just want a little get away.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Brittneyfarah
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Huntley Hotel S, Hotelier Consultant at Huntley Santa Monica Beach, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Dear Brittanyfarah,
It was a pleasure having you as our guest and we are pleased you departed with wonderful memories. We look forward welcoming you back soon and our sincere appreciation for our business. Thank you, Tim Lee - Hotelier Consultant
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Derby, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

I am new to Trip advisor, i stayed here two years ago, so i apologize for the delay.
This is an amazing Hotel in a great location, the rooms are spacious, clean and modern.
The rooftop bar and restaurant are to die for, and the views are amazing of the ocean .

Service is great, friendly staff all round.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MikefromDerby
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Huntley Hotel S, Hotelier Consultant at Huntley Santa Monica Beach, responded to this review, 24 May 2014
Dear MikefromDerby,
Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience with us. We are so pleased that the memories are still fresh and we hope your positive memories will last for a life time! We look forward to your return and our sincere appreciation fMike for your business. Tim Lee - Hotelier Consultant
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Property: Huntley Santa Monica Beach
Address: 1111 Second Street, Santa Monica, CA 90403 (Formerly The Huntley Hotel)
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Region: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 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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