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1111 Second Street, Santa Monica, CA 90403
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 07/04/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/04/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#10 of 38 hotels in Santa Monica
The Huntley Hotel is an oasis of understated contemporary elegance and comfort amidst the hustle and bustle of the cityscape. Surrounded by vibrant city and ocean vistas, this luxury Santa Monica hotel features 204 upscale guest rooms, along with 12 suites and a Presidential suite overlooking the Pacific. The hotel is also home to a rooftop restaurant, The Penthouse.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Nightclub / DJ
Highchairs available
Car hire
Valet parking
Paid private parking on-site
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Rooftop bar
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Air purifier
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Seating area
Separate living room
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Ocean view
City view
Non-smoking rooms
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English, French, Spanish, Arabic and 6 more
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DenverTraveller33456 wrote a review Jun 2022
Denver, Colorado40 contributions50 helpful votes
This was an excellent choice, thanks to Mr. Patel for his lovely E-mail prior to my 6 night stay re: A nice room upgrade per my American Express benefit. I have stayed at all the 5 star hotels in Santa Monica over many years and this is my new favorite, especially at a lower price than the other 5 stars, mainly because there is no pool . I took Uber everywhere, no need for a car. This hotel served as a good base to explore Sana Monica, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, Venice and Marina Del Ray with family and friends (who did have a car for day trip to Malibu) I shopped and went to all the great restaurants. I did some work from my room butthe WIFI was iffy, needed to be refreshed, so go outside already here anyhow. Location: 2 blocks from the beach (which requires a staircase down and cross Pacific Coast highway) . I prefer this quieter more residential location, not on Ocean Avenue. The actual beach beach in Santa Monica is not so great anyhow, (and the 2 or 3 hotels directly on the beach cost nearly double, so if you merely want to be near an ocean and see and feel the ocean, walking a block or two away is nice. The hotel is in the midst of great shops and restaurants and I had no problem getting 10,000 steps a day just walking around and enjoying the neighborhood. I cancelled my reservation at the Fairmont across the street after reading reviews about their noisy popular nightclub keeping guests awake and rebooked here and it was a great choice! Huntley Pros: Room beautifully decorated and remodeled with outstanding partial ocean and city view. Enjoyed the views extending towards hills of Palisades. Best view of actual ocean is from bathroom. Nice closet, two robes and slippers. Nice Bulgari soap amenities in bathroom. Nice towels. Quiet! Very little noise or no from neighbors and no late night noise from the penthouse restaurant as my room was several floors below. Very comfortable bed (what is the mattress, please?) Nice blackout drapes! Wonderful Nespresso Maker in room. Great full length mirror! Clean, quiet mini-fridge upon request and do not move anything in mini bar as it is electronic and will incur a charge. Air conditoning quieter than most hotels. Wonderful orange juice with room service very good simple breakfast of eggs, bacon, fruit and toast. Penthouse Restaurant views are spectacular, menu looks great, but didn't have chance to dine there Blake and Juan Carlos and Mr Patel at front desk worked very hard, long hours with the utmost grace and class and customer service. Blake checked me in with warm hospitality. Juan Caros offered me a wrapped mask (or two) when I needed it for Uber. I was pleased to see them every day. No one works harder than very kind and patient Mr Patel. Met Mario in the elevator and he inquired as to my stay and when I told him it was wonderful he became elated and was a delight. . The basic 2 elevators were working fine during my stay. I advise this hotel not to get a pool and thereby keep the room rates lower. Room service and housekeeping was excellent. To me this is a luxury city hotel in a walkable vibrant city with the ocean very close. Lobby is elegant, comfortable, medium/small and low key vibes. Guests are nice and well dressed casual and didn't appear to be late night party people! Met people from other countries in the elevator and lobby. CONS: There was a slight odd smell by the toilet - Can this be remedied? Some creaky pipes noises throughout walls sometimes but not at night. The glamorous marble shower could get a bit slippery. (Palsti mat available?) The room service chicken dinner needed a vegetable or fruit instead of 2 potatoes. Hint: If you need a very quick crossant or muffin early am, the Exhale Spa door directly across street, has a Dogtown Coffee to-go stand with very small assortment of to-go food and drinks in the lobby. So glad I tried the Huntley and was sad to leave my Santa Monica home. The service and responsiveness to my needs was exceptional and the luxurious home was relaxed and special. No complaints or problems whatsoever, since my requests were handled and accomodated by Mr Patel's graciousness before I checked in.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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stevendanielpugh wrote a review Jun 2022
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom27 contributions8 helpful votes
The hotel was excellent in almost every way, but the one thing which let it down was that for our room (615) the WIFI would last no more than 60 seconds before dropping out. As travellers you use the internet a lot to find restaurants, things to do or even check your socials, and this one thing just took it from a 5 star experience to a 4 star … although it could be just bad luck in our room. Still highly recommended!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Public parking behind the hotel was super cheap and well recommended. Check out 3rd street (3-4...
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LisaBKelly wrote a review May 2022
Acton, Massachusetts5 contributions1 helpful vote
Really enjoyed our 4 night stay at this hotel. Super quiet rooms and great manager of the front desk. The location is super for walking to all the great restaurants in downtown Santa Monica and over to the Promenade. Only piece missing is a pool. Restaurant at the top was a bit snooty (both clientele and staff) and not to my style.
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Date of stay: May 2022
Response from Janak Patel, Guest Services / Front Office at Huntley Santa Monica Beach
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Lisa Kelly, Thank you for choosing to stay at The Huntley Hotel and making our hotel your preferred destination hotel. I enjoyed conversing with you and your husband and we were pleased to have you stay at our hotel. I am glad you enjoyed the hotel room and your whole stay. I do apologize on behalf of the Penthouse Restaurant of the experience you had while dining and drinking there. Hopefully the next time you do decide to stay at the hotel, you will have an amazing experience at the Penthouse Restaurant. We do anticipate the jacuzzi and spa area with the cabanas to be completed soon for our guests to enjoy. Thank you again for staying with us. Warmest Regards, Janak Patel Front Office Manager
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Susan D wrote a review May 2022
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Exceptional stay at the Huntley Hotel. Hosted a bridal shower at the hotel and the Event Director, Mandy Amini, was amazing to work with in planning the event. Mandy's attentiveness to detail and charming personality made the planning of the event fun and effortless. The catering team was professional, helpful and a pleasure to work with as well. Food was delicious! Overall, this was a wonderful experience and I would do it all over again!
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Date of stay: May 2022
Response from Janak Patel, Guest Services / Front Office at Huntley Santa Monica Beach
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for choosing to stay at The Huntley Hotel and making our hotel your preferred destination hotel. We are pleased that you enjoyed the bridal shower and the food as well. We appreciate the kind sentiments about Mandy and her team as well as the hotel. Mandy will always go above and beyond to please her clients. We hope you come back soon. Than you again for staying with us. Warmest Regards, Janak Patel Front Office Manager
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Sophie L wrote a review May 2022
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The Huntley has a very detail-oriented, attentive event and catering team. Their group rates were gracious for their level of service. We came to the Huntley looking to indulge our employees after two long years of virtual Zoom meetings, and the Huntley was perfect for it. The banquet event team was ready for any questions, which gave our ops team a well needed break. They were able to fix the "buzz" from the speakers, a unique request from an attendee. Catering was on time and well coordinated. The event planning coordinator was happy to hold our hand in the months leading up to the event, with email or phone responses within hours consistently. Concierge and front desk were also very attentive and responsive to the needs of our group. Excellent and outstanding, our teammates will remember this event for a long while to come!
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Date of stay: April 2022
Trip type: Traveled on business
Response from Janak Patel, Guest Services / Front Office at Huntley Santa Monica Beach
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for choosing to stay at The Huntley Hotel and making our hotel your preferred destination hotel. We are pleased you enjoyed the rooms and the events as well as all of our hotel staff. We appreciate the kind sentiments for our hotel. Thank you again for staying with us and having events with us as well. We hope you visit us soon. Take care and be well. Warmest Regards, Janak Patel Front Office Manager
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Travel Trooper 194 wrote a review May 2022
Hong Kong, China300 contributions75 helpful votes
Very much enjoyed this hotel! Lovely Bvlgari bathroom amenities and a comfortable bed. Great minibar selection of sweets and drinks and had a great view from my room of the beautiful palm tree lined skyline. Elevators were a bit of a challenge at times and the gym was small but the beach was just a couple blocks away with restaurants and bars all within walking distance so didn’t spend too much time in the hotel.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
Marianna Celia wrote a review Apr 2022
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Words can not express the outstanding customer service received from these three ladies, Mandy Amini, Diane Nomura and Erin McGarry. They were the best to deal with for handling my teams stay at the hotel to making sure the conference room was to our standards while guiding with their knowledge on food choices. They upgraded my entire block to ocean view Premier rooms! What a great surprise! The rooms were clean, beautiful property. This was our first visit and we will definitely be booking here again. I highly recommend Huntley Hotel.
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Date of stay: April 2022
Trip type: Traveled on business
JP wrote a review Apr 2022
Saint Louis, Missouri1 contribution
We were in and around S. California for 4 days. From Santa Barbara to West Hollywood, West Hollywood to Laguna Beach, and then back to Santa Monica before leaving town. If you love Santa Monica or haven't seen it, this hotel is perfectly positioned to walk around. The decor is simple contemporary and have a vibrant feel to thigs. An experience you would expect from Los Angeles. Of all four nights, our evening here was the most affordable of the four. After watching the sunset, walking the pier and 3rd street promenade, we came back to the hotel and headed up to their PENTHOUSE Restaurant/Lounge on the top floor. Marissa and Peter @ the PENTHOUSE RESTAURNANT made our last night great. Marissa has a tough job being the Director of First Impressions and controlling the experience upstairs. But she was incredible to work with, was open, professional, and understanding in making our time great. Peter was an inspiration once we got a table and we had the best conversation. Amazing personality and We wish nothing but the best to both of them. We have stayed here before, and the rooms and overall hotel are great. Lastly, Magno and Akemi made it easy to help us after forgetting something at the hotel. The whole experience was great. Thanks to everyone mentioned!!!
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Date of stay: April 2022
Trip type: Traveled on business
MrnMrsBales wrote a review Apr 2022
Haslemere, United Kingdom92 contributions79 helpful votes
It’s a good hotel in a good location. Friendly staff. Rooms are clean and very nice, with good nespresso machines and nice bathroom toiletries. All good. However, if you want a pool or some outside space might be worth researching other hotels. The Wi-Fi was a bit temperamental too. However a good hotel and good staff.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Janak Patel, Guest Services / Front Office at Huntley Santa Monica Beach
Responded Apr 12, 2022
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Bales, Thank you for choosing to stay at The Huntley Hotel and making our hotel your preferred destination hotel. We highly appreciate the kind sentiments in regards to out hotel staff and amenities inside the room. I do want to apologize for the WiFi being a bit spotty and not working the way it should have been, we are always improving our network systems and we have improved our WiFi connectivity by addressing other technological issues and have amped our speeds up as well. We are also in the process of constructing a pool and having more outside space that guests can utilize and enjoy. Hopefully by your next booking in the near future, you will get to enjoy our new amenities that we will have to offer. Thank you again Mr. and Mrs. Bales for choosing to stay at The Huntley Hotel. I hope you all the best and be well, take care. Warmest Regards, Janak Patel Front Office Manager
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Tamara Jones wrote a review Mar 2022
1 contribution
Beautiful property and location. I experienced excellent service from staff and management was very helpful. I had a wonderful experience and would highly recommended the hotel for its rooms and meeting space.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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Frequently Asked Questions about Huntley Santa Monica Beach
Which popular attractions are close to Huntley Santa Monica Beach?
Nearby attractions include Montana Avenue (0.1 miles), Third Street Promenade (0.1 miles), and The VOID - Santa Monica (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Huntley Santa Monica Beach?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Huntley Santa Monica Beach?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Huntley Santa Monica Beach?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Huntley Santa Monica Beach?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Huntley Santa Monica Beach?
Conveniently located restaurants include Burger Lounge, Tender Greens, and Hillstone Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Huntley Santa Monica Beach?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is Huntley Santa Monica Beach located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Santa Monica.
Are any cleaning services offered at Huntley Santa Monica Beach?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Huntley Santa Monica Beach offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Huntley Santa Monica Beach?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Hindi, and Arabic.