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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 #8 of 34 hotels in Santa Monica
Philadelphia
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Luxe hotel at Santa Monica beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

i stayed at the Huntley over a weekend of business on a Friday and Saturday night. The staff was outstanding, facilities excellent, and hotel restaurant above par. Two criticisms: no coffee maker in the rooms, and the air conditioning didn't cool down the room very well. The bathroom was well designed with an incredibly great shower, and lovely bathroom amenities from Bulgari.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Huntley Hotel S, Hotelier Consultant at Huntley Santa Monica Beach, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Dear BotticelliDiva,
It was a pleasure having you as our guest and we are so pleased that we met your expectations. Coffee makers are provided through Room Service so please let us know on your return visit. We will also add a note in your personal profile to always place one in your room prior to all return visits.
We look foward to your return and we thank you sincerely for your business.
Tim Lee
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

I stayed here with my daughter. It's very hip and trendy. Nice lobby, good check in, great room with a partial ocean view and very comfortable bed. We loved breakfast at the Penthouse restaurant, great omelettes with a great view. Good location, friendly staff, I would stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 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, Hotelier Consultant at Huntley Santa Monica Beach, responded to this review, November 3, 2013
Dear Karen M,
Thank you for your positive comments regarding your stay with us. We are so pleased that you and your daughter had a memorable stay. We look forward to your return and our sincere appreciation Karen for your business.
Tim Lee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We recently had the opportunity to sample some of the fine dishes available at The Penthouse Restaurant overlooking the beach on Santa Monica. Not only were we impressed by the array of delicious, imaginative hors d'oeuvres (try the short rib sliders or the tuna tartar black sesame cones). We loved the substantive market salad with pumpkin seeds and buttermilk dressing.
Main courses include perfectly sautéed salmon, Jidori Chicken or braised short ribs.

The view from The Huntley Penthouse is breathtaking. To add to a truly blissful dining experience, try the warm chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream or the chocolate pot de creme. You won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Huntley Hotel S, Hotelier Consultant at Huntley Santa Monica Beach, responded to this review, November 2, 2013
Dear Sue W,
Thank you for sharing your positive experience. Our very talented Executive Chef Seth along with his assistants Chef Larry and Juan Carlos, have a passion for excellence. The Penthouse Restaurant and Lounge has become the most popular place to dine in Santa Monica. We look forward to your return when your travels brings you back to sunny Santa Monica Beach. Our sincere gratitude Sue for your business.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Love the location! The Penthouse was amazing! Elevators were not working when we arrived & had to take service elevator. Room service needs some improvement. Concierge ladies were very helpful. Richard & his wife have a great car service.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Huntley Hotel S, Hotelier Consultant at Huntley Santa Monica Beach, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
Dear Lesley H,
Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable stay. We apologize for the unexpected challenge with our guest elevators during your stay. I have shared your positive comments with our Concierge team and they were very touched. We look forward welcoming you back and our sincere appreciation Lesley for your business.
Aloha and until we meet again.
Tim Lee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

My fiancee and I decided to stay at a local hotel this past weekend and so we checked in to the Huntley. The front desk couldn't have been more helpful. We had a very nice room with all the amenities including a DVD player, luxury bath supplies, and a view of the ocean. We walked to the nearby 3rd St Promenade (very close) and enjoyed the farmers market

. The hotel provided us with bike rentals and we did the beach bike path past Venice Beach. Movie theaters were walking distance. We loved sipping drinks at the Penthouse Bar with its incredible views. Service was very friendly and extremely accommodating all around. We had lunch (outstanding) and enjoyed the atmosphere of the Huntley. A lot of little touches were evident from the lobby to the rooms and I would definitely go back. Really a wonderful experience all around. And nice to avoid the traffic by staying "home"

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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, Hotelier Consultant at Huntley Santa Monica Beach, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
Dear Bob R,
Thank you for staying with us and we are pleased that you had a most memorable stay. The Huntley Santa Monica Beach is ideally located in a quiet neighborhood, yet just a few steps away from the famous 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica Pier and Beach. Welcome to our Huntley Family and we look forward to your return! With our sincere appreciation for your business.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Was excited about coming to this hotel & although I loved the common areas, I was a little disappointed with the room. I found the bathroom was claustrophobic & the shower lacked water pressure. I asked for a beach view & received a view of the parking lot. Would have ranked it a little higher but for the price I paid I expected more.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Huntley Hotel S, Hotelier Consultant at Huntley Santa Monica Beach, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
Dear Mark J,
The Huntley Santa Monica Beach is situated in the most ideal location and loved by our many return guests. We are pleased that you also found our location amazing. We hope you will give us another opportunity when your travels brings you back to sunny Santa Monica Beach. Please contact me personally so that I can ensure your room has a much better view as well as a spacious bathroom. We understand this would make a difference when deciding to stay with us again. With our sincere appreciation Mark for your business.
Tim Lee
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

It was a lovely hotel with good attentive service. The location was good, whereby one could stroll down to the beach and have a wonderful Ocean Front walk for a whole day :), or go the opposite direction and explore lovely shops and restaurants in 3rd str. Promenade.
The room was clean and quiet, loved the provisions in the bathroom.
We did enjoy our dinners upstairs on the top floor but not for breakfasts. There was not a single dish during the dinners that failed the expectations of our taste-buds. Moreover, I would recommend to stay brave and go ahead with their chef's adventurous specials on the menu.
There was only one little "hiccup" during our stay - their elevators shut down during our stay, but the hotel team managed it quite well altering their staff elevators for guests and so on.

Room Tip: That's a no brainer - rooms on the top floors overlooking the beach side.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Huntley Hotel S, Hotelier Consultant at Huntley Santa Monica Beach, responded to this review, October 27, 2013
Dear Vivacita,
Thank you for sharing your experience with us and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
We apologize for our guest elevator that was placed out of service due to unexpected repairs. When this happens, we understand the inconvenience it places on our valued guests.
We look forward welcoming you back and our sincere appreciation Vivacita for your business.
Tim Lee
Hotelier Consultant
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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 34 hotels in Santa Monica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Huntley Santa Monica Beach 4*
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