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Huntley Santa Monica Beach
Ranked #7 of 36 Hotels in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
Airdrie, Scotland
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14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great hotel.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

We stayed at the Huntley for 3 nights in July. High standard of accommodation, spacious rooms and luxurious toiletries. It's a relaxing environment and perfectly located for 3rd street and the beach. Staff all pleasant and professional. Ate twice in The Penthouse and wonderful on each occasion.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank DonLogan
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Huntley Hotel S, Hotelier Consultant at Huntley Santa Monica Beach, responded to this review, 4 August 2014
Dear DonLogan,
It has been a pleasure to have you as our guests and we thank you for your wonderful review. We look forward to your return. Thank you for your business and your trust that you have placed in us! Sincerely, Tim Lee - Hotelier Consultant
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  • Location
    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
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco, California, United States
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

I used to live in the area and was trepidatious of the hotel given the club scene at the penthouse, but I was very happy with my experience. The room was large and spacious with a great ocean view and the bathroom was modern. The promenade and the pier are a short walk away and of course there is Santa Monica beach right across the street. Staff was courteous and even the crib for the baby was better than usual hotel fare. And if you get the chance, have breakfast at the Penthouse if only for an excuse to use the bathroom . . . :)

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Huntley Hotel S, Hotelier Consultant at Huntley Santa Monica Beach, responded to this review, 4 August 2014
Dear Joe B,
We are pleased that your experience was a very memorable one. The Huntley Santa Monica Beach is truly situated in the most ideal location, close to 3rd Street Promenade, shops, restaurants, the Pier and famous Santa Monica Beach. We look forward to your return, when your travels brings you back to sunny Santa Monica Beach! With our sincere appreciation Joe for your business. Tim Lee - Hotelier Consultant
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Seattle, Washington
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30 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

I stayed at the Huntley as part of one of my regular business trips to Santa Monica. Here is what I liked about it:

Really beautiful views
Awesome beds & linens
Great housekeeping & amenities
Close to beach, shopping, restaurants
Textable valet
Delicious food

My only negatives is that I could hear my neighbors in the rooms next door, and also, it took a long time for the elevators to come and go. I think its because one of the elevators is dedicated to the penthouse. The Penthouse is a great place for drink and food. The view from the ladies handicapped stall is amazing, and they serve low sugar drinks which is great for me. Altogether, I would totally stay there again.

Room Tip: Great views from the higher up rooms.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Brandywigs
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Huntley Hotel S, Hotelier Consultant at Huntley Santa Monica Beach, responded to this review, 1 August 2014
Dear Brandywigs,
Thank you for your wonderful review regarding your stay with us. We look forward to your return, when your travels brings you back to Sunny Santa Monica Beach! With our sincere appreciation for your business and the trust you have placed in us. Thank you, Tim Lee - Hotelier Consultant
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Pensacola Beach, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

My stay at the Huntley Hotel was fabulous! The staff is very accommodating especially Norton the concierge. The property is located in a convenient spot to the Pier as well as Third Street promenade. The room had a nice view of the ocean. Make sure you use the glass elevator- great view of the ocean and beach.

The Penthouse has a chic uptown feel and somewhat decent prices for food and drinks. A great place to watch the sunset.

We rented bicycles from the Gift Shop ($20.00 for 4 hours) and rode to the Pier then down to Venice Beach. Very easy ride and lots of people watching material available!

There is a car service available for $45.00 to transport you to airport if needed. Much better than any of the shuttle services.

Overall, the amenities, location and feel of the Huntley was spectacular. Would highly recommend this hotel to anyone traveling to Santa Monica.

Room Tip: Ask for an ocean view
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Huntley Hotel S, Hotelier Consultant at Huntley Santa Monica Beach, responded to this review, 29 July 2014
Dear Lori92963,
Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are pleased that we have exceeded your expectations. Our staff understands the importance of ensuring our guests received the service they expect and deserve. We look forward to your return and our sincere gratitude for your stay with us. Thank you, Tim Lee - Hotelier Consultant
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Seattle, Washington
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545 reviews
108 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

With only a block between the hotel and the beach, the location is fantastic. The staff was very attentive to their guests - from the front desk staff, gift shop/cafe, and valets (but not housekeeping, as described later). We had a king single on the 14th floor with a decent view of the beach, the room windows face north and south, while the beach is to the west, so I'm not sure how many of their rooms have a full ocean view. Rooms are nice and the toiletries, towels, linens are top quality with a comfortable bed, chair, desk, clothes cabinets/drawers. The gym is small, but adequate and not stuffy. They have an evening turndown service where they empty out trash, close the curtains, turn on some classical music, and leave you with two nice squares of chocolates. In terms of cons: there are only two elevators in an 18 story building. So wait times can be long, especially since they have a lively nightclub on the roof which brings in lots of non-guests at night looking to use the same elevators. Our toilet continued to run unless you shook the handle (which seemed on the verge of falling off). The air conditioner was really loud but luckily the windows could be opened. We stayed for 3 nights and the toiletries weren't replenished at all. So we were at the bare drops of shampoo/conditioner by the end of the stay. The housekeeping staff didn't replace the bathroom floor mat on the last night - so we had to use a towel. Last con- no free coffee, but there are plenty of good coffee shops just around the corner.

Stayed July 2014
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Huntley Hotel S, Hotelier Consultant at Huntley Santa Monica Beach, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
Dear loveDCA,
Thank you for your positive comments regarding our staff service, location and amenities. We are pleased that you departed with wonderful memories. We wish to apologize for the housekeeping inconsistencies which you have experienced. Coffee Makers and Tea Kettles are delivered by our In - Room Dining. We look forward to your return, when your travels brings you back to sunny Santa Monica Beach. Thank you, Tim Lee - Hotelier Consultant
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Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

At the end of a busy holiday I chose this hotel as we wanted a place to wind down and relax before returning home. I specifically requested a room with an ocean view and was very disappointed to find my room although classed as an ocean view room (Or so I was told) had very little ocean view. You could see the ocean if you stood at the head of the bed in the very corner of the room. As other reviews state the parking is expensive, in our case we stayed two nights and was charged for 3. We did contact the hotel by phone when returning home and was advised the $37 would be refunded. I have not seen this happen and it has been about a month since we left. The room itself iwas clean and the staff friendly.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Huntley Hotel S, Hotelier Consultant at Huntley Santa Monica Beach, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
Dear Deb W,
Thank you for sharing your experience with us and your positive comments regarding our friendly staff and our housekeeping team. Our sincere apology for the valet overnight charge. Please be advised that I have personally removed two (2) nights of valet fees. We thank you for bringing this to our attention once again. We look forward to your return when your travels brings you back to sunny Santa Monica Beach. Sincerely, Tim Lee - Hotelier Consultant
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Lake Worth, Florida
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

Two queen beds in one room. I know sounds silly, but with two teenagers trying to find hotels that offer that is hard. Most are two double beds.

Great hotel, staff and service excellent. Rooms are clean and modern. Free wifi, free water. The Penthouse is a happening spot for the locals. We went up to have drinks and it was very nice. Many people having dinner, club atmosphere.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank justkayla
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Huntley Hotel S, Hotelier Consultant at Huntley Santa Monica Beach, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
Dear justkayla,
Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are pleased that you departed with positive memories. Thank you for your business and your trust that you have placed in us. Sincerely; 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 #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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