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“very understanding” 4 of 5 stars
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Huntley Santa Monica Beach
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1111 Second Street, Santa Monica, CA 90403 (Formerly The Huntley Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #9 of 34 Hotels in Santa Monica
Nelson, New Zealand
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“very understanding”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

friendly efficient staff clean rooms top breakfast but a little on the exepensive side very close to the shopping plaza only 10 mins walk to the main beach and cycle track we had a slight hiccup on the 2nd to last night the fire alarm went off in the nightclub so all the patrons scrambled down the stairwell clop clop clop for about an hour the night manager put it right without hesitation by wiping off our breakfast account and allowing us a late checkout on the last night to catch up on the lost sleep handy as we had a late flight that evening all in all very happy.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Huntley Hotel S, Manager at Huntley Santa Monica Beach, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Dear stu d,

It was a privliedge to serve you at the Huntley Santa Monica Beach! We apologize again for the inconvenience during your stay and am happy to hear your time with us was still enjoyable. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Richmond, VA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I've been staying at hotels along Ocean Ave for over ten years for work trips. So, please read this knowing my review pertains to business travel.

If you are young, or a cougar, or looking to meet someone young or who is a cougar - this is a great place to stay. If you are on a holiday trip and get a good deal on this hotel, and can tolerate some noise, and the room not being AS clean as the Fairmont (which is literally right across the street) and you don't mind seeing young, drunk girls in the lobby on a Friday night - who are wearing 5' heels and who need to constantly pull down their skirt because it is WAY too short - then this is a place to stay.

Do they have a "hip" bar/restaurant on the top floor? Yes. Is there a cool elevator that is all glass so you can check out the view on your way up? Yes. Is this hotel brilliantly located at the end of the 3rd Street Promenade, and just one block off of Ocean Avenue? Yes. Did this hotel used to be a motel and did it used to have a Mexican restaurant at the top floor? Yes.

Look, the staff was all nice enough. The "text" to request for your car from valet is cool (though truth be told I walked out to the valet to find a confused guest about to drive off in my rental car - which is a testament to how "lax" the service can be.) The rooms are higher end than a Holiday Inn for sure, and they are clean enough, but if you can get a better price at the Fairmont I would stay there in a heartbeat over the Huntley. That is, unless you are looking for a party. Then stay right where you are at the Huntley. That seems to be what they cater to these days.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Huntley Hotel S, Manager at Huntley Santa Monica Beach, responded to this review, November 9, 2012
Dear mmstravels,

Thank you for your feedback! We appreciate you taking the time to let us know your experience and rely on valued customer comments to continue to improve. We hope you will consider us again for your next visit to Santa Monica.
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verrierdale
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

We loved this hotel. Great sea views from our large and very clean & luxurious room. Very happy with everything about this hotel including the penthouse bar. Staff were very friendly and helpful.
Perfect location.Not suitable if you require a swimming pool.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Huntley Hotel S, Manager at Huntley Santa Monica Beach, responded to this review, November 2, 2012
Dear sashalute,

On behalf of the entire staff and management of the Huntley Santa Monica Beach, we want to thank you for choosing to stay with us. We are delighted you had such a positive experience and look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

We were invited to a lovely wedding outside of Santa Monica and are now stuck due to Hurricane Sandy heading toward PHL. I cannot tell you how exceptionally accommodating this staff has been to us. We are so grateful! The building is contemporary and beautiful. The staff is helpful and the location is about two long city blocks from the ocean. A must-see if the rooftop restaurant, The Penthouse". The light alone is worth checking out. We will definitely recommend this place and look forward to staying here again. The beds are super yummy with luxurious sheets, luscious terry/cotton robes (think spa-quality), soft slippers, newspapers, and quiet rooms. Really, this place is fantastic. Take the glass elevator to The Penthouse for full effect when you come here for a drink at sunset. LOVE it!!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Huntley Hotel S, Manager at Huntley Santa Monica Beach, responded to this review, November 2, 2012
Dear BoyXGirl,

It was a pleasure to have you stay with us at the Huntley Santa Monica Beach! We are delighted you had such an enjoyable stay and look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012 via mobile

Arrived late 10pm tired after long trip. No help offered with bags and made feel as if we had shot the staff's pet! The service got no better over our 5 day stay. Had upgraded our room to a sea view. They should have said car park, building and partial sea view. For the cost, this hotel frankly is a waste of money and the staff a disgrace.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Huntley Hotel S, Manager at Huntley Santa Monica Beach, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
Dear Shane L,

Thank you for your comments. We're sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations and we are sharing your comments with our Front Office and Management. We take our guest feedback very seriously and would assure you a much more positive experience the next time. We do hope you will consider us again for your next visit to Santa Monica.
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Tampa, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

too overpriced for what you get. posh lobby and restaurant doesn't match up to the rooms which are only average. Rooms need repair, flooring in shower very slippery and drain was sharp metal, afraid to stand on it. No fridge in room. In room bottled water available for $7.96 a pop. Parking only with valet @ $30day. You are paying for location.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Huntley Hotel S, Manager at Huntley Santa Monica Beach, responded to this review, October 5, 2012
Dear travelsalot1946,

Thank you for your feedback. We're sorry to hear that your expectations were not met. Please know that our parking charges are one of the lowest in Santa Monica at $30 while others are at $35 - $40 per night. We are sharing your comments with the Management and hope you will consider the Huntley Santa Monica Beach again for your next visit.
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Hotel staff were professional and very helpful. The rooms were large and modern, which is great when travelling with kids. Hotel is well located and walking distance to shopping, cinemas as well as the beach. The downside of the hotel was that there wasn't a swimming pool and we stayed over the weekend and it was very noisy and woke me up during the night (we stayed on a lower level floor). On the plus side the beds and pillows are so comfy. I was surprised that there werent any tea/coffee making provided in the rooms especially considering there was a full mini bar. Overall it is a nice hotel to stay at.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Huntley Hotel S, Manager at Huntley Santa Monica Beach, responded to this review, October 5, 2012
Dear shell12_12,

It was a pleasure to have you as a guest at the Huntley Santa Monica Beach. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at the Huntley Santa Monica Beach and hope you will visit us again soon!
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Address: 1111 Second Street, Santa Monica, CA 90403 (Formerly The Huntley Hotel)
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Location: United States > California > Santa Monica
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #9 of 34 Hotels in Santa Monica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Huntley Santa Monica Beach 4*
Number of rooms: 204
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