My wife and I were graced with The Huntley Hotel only a few days ago. Los Angeles to me is always being out of my norm. I've lived my whole life in New York Cities premier Upper East Side, and I never thought a boutique hotel could almost capture the raw emotion and luxury that was I've been use to. After reading some of these reviews people have left, it almost pysched me out, with how negative and quite distorted these "so called well traveled" people made the Huntley out to be. First off the architecture of the building itself is breath taking. The entrance way into the Huntley has the feel like I'm walking into a gorgeous building off Park ave, a great view of their non-stop to the Restaurant and Bar, fully glass elevator. Once inside this gem, your eyes catch the style and utter chicness of its Stingray front desk, or its White Piranha covered wall. I approached the front desk, only to find friendly yet professional front desk agents. I've read a few reviews where people have knocked their front desk for not kissing their.... um.... yeah... enough. Have you people never stayed in a Luxury Hotel? Are you new to this? Hotels of this caliber are supposed to have a demeanor of professionalism. The front desk was exceptional, they were quick, friendly and straight to the point, just how I like them. Leaving the elevator we were thrust into an amazing dark wood, low lit hallway with silver coral coming from different areas of the walls. I loved it, the design was amazing and quite tasteful. I hate tacky white walls and bright lights in hallways almost as much as Bloomberg. We arrived in our room, and found it to be quite spacious, great furniture, comfortable with great sheets king bed, a large plasma screen, and a mini-bar stocked with some of my favorite liquors. I dined at the Penthouse, their restaurant, and can only hope that one day their Chef will open a location in the City. The view was spectacular from the Penthouse and had a bar scene that was Hollywood chic without the exorbitant attitude. We rented a car, 30 dollars a day I believe thats what we payed, not bad at all, apparentley no one on Tripadvisor has ever had a car in NYC, if your complaining about 30 dollars, dont bother coming to New York! Kudos Huntley Hotel, I now know where I am staying next time!
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