Wife and I (you already know she's fabulous) spent the weekend in Santa Monica as we live 45 minutes north in a "bedroom community". While we haven't stayed there previously, we had some great memories of dinners and/or drinks and dancing in The Penthouse so we wanted to check out the hotel as well.
We were lucky to have been upgraded to a suite with a view of the Pacific Ocean on a top floor (15th). I was a bit worried about noise from the restaurant and in fact, could hear it as we got out of the elevator but found it completely disappeared once you moved away from the elevator shaft. The room had nice amenities including an oversized tub with console for make-up outside of the bathroom with included a nice shower for two. The main feature of the room was how the TV (at least 60 inches) swiveled between the bed, tub and sitting areas. My wife keeps saying i should mention the "well designed living space"...whatever that means. I was also pleasantly surprised to see the prices in the mini fridge were very reasonable....$3.00/Pringles and $5/beer (yes, my staples). Unfortunately for my wife, we had game 6 of the Dodgers NLCS on Friday and on Saturday the Notre Dame vs. USC games so I was a bit distracted at times from the deep tub with a cold beer in my hand. But I'm getting off point.
Overall, great stay! The room was spotless and my wife was raving about the towels. We slept like babies and we were steps away from the countless restaurants, shops and beach. We had a fabulous meal at Tar and Roses and brunch at the hotel with a beautiful view of the ocean.
A highlight of the weekend was my wife and I heading up to The Penthouse at 1:00am on Friday and dancing like we used to years ago with a very nice crowd of locals and visitors...albeit a bit younger than us (late 40s).
Would recommend for those looking for an edgier alternative to other established hotels in the area.
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Thank you for staying with us and for your very positive review. We have shared your experience with our staff and it has been an honor to serve you. The Huntley Santa Monica Beach is truly situated in a most convenient location, walking distance from 3rd Street Promenade, restaurants and shops. The famous Santa Monica Pier and beach is also in walking distance. We look forward to your return when you wish to have another weekend get away! Our sincere appreciation Mr. and Mrs. Kelley for your business.
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