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“Quiet, Friendly, Efficient, Comfortable, and Well-appointed Luxury.” 5 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) (Santa Monica)   |  
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Ranked #10 of 34 Hotels in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Montana
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“Quiet, Friendly, Efficient, Comfortable, and Well-appointed Luxury.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

After staying at three other "4-star" hotels in Santa Monica, I discovered that the Huntley met or exceeded almost all my expectations. The Staff was efficient and cordial. The room was quiet and well-appointed, and the beds were super-comfortable.

The location is one city block from Ocean Avenue and a couple of city blocks from shopping at the Third street Promenade, which couldn't be more convenient.

We ordered food from room service and it arrived promptly and was delicious!

My only small disappointment was that the Huntley charges an additional fee for a WIFI connection.

I enjoyed my stay at the Huntley. I highly recommend it to others.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 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, April 23, 2014
Dear WorldtravelerMont...
Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us. We are pleased that we have exceeded your expectation and we look forward welcoming you back. With our sincere appreciation 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
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

This was one of the worst hotel experiences I have had. The only thing it has going for it, is that it is located in a great location in beautiful Santa Monica. Yes it's near the beach and steps from the promenade, so great for shopping. I didn't get the room I booked, even though I booked many months in advance. I got a queen bed, not a king. I addressed this repeatedly with the front desk and their only response was the hotel was full. The hallways were dark with weird overpowering wood walls. The room was tight, felt beat up, the view was blocked most of the time with heavy levels of condensation. The walls were paper thin, you could hear everything going on next door, even whispering. This is something of a party hotel too so good luck getting past the bouncer in the evenings attempting to get to the packed elevators. And yes all of this can be yours for an astronomical price. Never again.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Huntley Hotel S, Hotelier Consultant at Huntley Santa Monica Beach, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
Dear Chris C,
We are sorry that you did not appreciate all that our property offers and why our loyal guests keep returning. Our Penthouse Restaurant & Lounge creates a very long line and crowd because it is the most popular place of all Santa Monica! We will be undergoing guestroom refurbishment with wonderful upgrades.We hope you will give us another opportunity to serve you. Tim Lee
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Boca Raton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We had a wonderful stay here last month. Beautiful decor, lovely and helpful people working hard to make guests feel at home, and the fragrances made me feel like I was in a spa!
Great location to see all of LA.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Huntley Hotel S, Hotelier Consultant at Huntley Santa Monica Beach, responded to this review, April 16, 2014
Dear TravelLoverBoca,
Thank you for staying with us and we are pleased you had a memorable stay. We look forward to your return and we thank you most sincerely for your business. Tim Lee - Hotelier Consultant
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Dana Point, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We stayed at this fabulous hotel on Monday evening- I was recommended by a past guest and so glad we did. The valet & front desk greeted us immediately as we exited our car with kids. The best addition to this wonderfully appointed hotel was the concierge, named Norton. He gave us suggestions on where to take the kids, esp the 3rd street prominade which was a quick walk. Since parking is such a chore, A walking tour was best. He was the best I have met in a long time and we travel once a month. Norton handed us both his card and we found ourselves calling him a couple times for more suggestions. bravo..Thanks for a pleasant visit..Kids loved the spa tub in the room too.

Room Tip: The higher the floor, the better the ocean view..
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  • Stayed April 2014, 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, April 9, 2014
Dear Lisa W,
It was a honor to have you and your family as our guest and we thank you for your wonderful review. I am pleased that Norton was able to provide you with wonderful recommendations that met your needs. We look forward welcoming you and your family again and until then, our sincere appreciation Lisa for your business. Tim Lee - Hotelier Consultant
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

If you want to stay in style in Santa Monica then the Huntley is the place to do it. The attention to detail is incredible; from the linen in the room to the decor in reception, it's clear that a great deal of thought has been put into the design. The location is perfect - 5 mins from Santa Monica pier and the beach; 5 mins from downtown shopping. It is pricey, but I would say good value considering the level of comfort and luxury. Check out the Penthouse restaurant for amazing views of Santa Monica and LA.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 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, April 3, 2014
Dear Mike B,
It was a pleasure having you as our guest and we are pleased that we have exceeded your expectations. The Huntley Santa Monica Beach is truly situated in the most ideal location, close proximity to 3rd Street Promenade, shops, restaurants, Santa Monica Beach and the iconic Pier.
We look forward welcoming you back and we thank you most sincerely Mike for your business..
Tim Lee - Hotelier Consultant
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Booked this on a weekend 3 for 2 deal, still not cheap but well worth it to spoil yourself.

The hotel is contemporary modern, the Lobby is understated but the rooms are a real treat . I was assigned an end room, it has 2 x king sized beds, very very comfortable beds, sofa, chair, 46 inch TV and very spacious .

On 2nd street it's 5 minutes walk to the coast and 10 mins and you're at the pier.

3rd street promenade is also 2 minutes walk away with lots if life and shopping happening.

The hotel even though busy especially with the Penthouse restaurant was quiet in the rooms.

We'll worth it, 1only 4/5 though as no hot drink making facility - us Brits like our tea ;-)

Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Huntley Hotel S, Hotelier Consultant at Huntley Santa Monica Beach, responded to this review, March 30, 2014
Dear chris M,
Thank you for sharing your positive stay with our viewers. We are pleased that you found a new home when traveling to Santa Monica Beach! The Huntley is very popular for having the best location, like you have mentioned, so close to everything one would need for a very enjoyable stay.
We do provide complimentary Coffee Makers and Tea Kettles upon requests. Please let us know when you make your future room reservations and we will make sure to always provide one in your room for all future visits. With our sincere appreciation Chris for your business. Tim Lee - Hotelier Consultant
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Everything about my stay at the Huntley was amazing!! Starting from the gentleman who took my reservation (Carlos I believe his name was) to the front desk agents (Monica and Akemi) who accentuated the style and beauty that the Huntley has to offer.

The location of the Huntley couldn't be in a better place. Walking distance from the beach, the promenade (outdoor mall), bars and all of the best restaurants in Santa Monica. The views of Santa Monica and the ocean that our room provided were absolutely breathtaking to say the least. 10/10 would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone thinking of visiting Santa Monica; of course ask for Carlos in reservations to assist in making your reservations and there's no way you can go wrong!

Room Tip: Rooms on the south west corner have the better views but can be a bit noisy.
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  • Stayed March 2014, 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, March 25, 2014
Dear Omar C,
We are so pleased that we have exceeded your expectations. Starting with Carlos who assisted you with your room reservations, followed by Monica and Akemi at the Front desk, you were truly receiving our Huntley style of service excellence. Our staff understands the importance of meeting our guests demands and expectations for which they deserve. Our guests arrive with anticipation and depart with an adventure to be remembered. We look forward to your return when your travels brings you to Sunny Santa Monica Beach. With our sincere appreciation Omar 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 > 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 #10 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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