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Huntley Santa Monica Beach
Ranked #5 of 36 Hotels in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 21, 2013

Love the proximity to the beach. The room itself was pretty basic though - and the bathroom was average. I am sure there are other options available at similar prices that are at least as good if not better.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Huntley Hotel S, Hotelier Consultant at Huntley Santa Monica Beach, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2013

Dear tricky_ricky_toronto,
It was a pleasure to serve you again and we appreciate your return visit. We are excited to share with you, that we have started our guest room refurbishment program. Our new bathrooms will be well appointed and our new Bvgari guest amenities are highly appreciated by our valued guests.
With our deepest appreciation for your continued business.
Tim Lee
Hotelier Consultant

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Reviewed September 20, 2013

Arrived at the Huntley tired after a 14 hr flight-just the right place to be-lovely foyer and the staff are very pleasant. this hotel is close to many restaurants and the 3rd st promenade Highly recommend

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Vicki J
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Huntley Hotel S, Hotelier Consultant at Huntley Santa Monica Beach, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2013

Dear Vickij20,

Thank you for taking the time to share about your stay with us. Thank you also for acknowledging our wonderful staff as well. We look forward welcoming you back, when your travels brings you again to sunny Santa Monica Beach.
With our deepest appreciation Vicki for your business.
Tim Lee
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

We stayed here for the first night of out honeymoon on a stop over before flying to Tahiti. Having read reviews in here about noise from the penthouse bar, we specifically emailed the hotel in advance to say that, as this was first night of honeymoon and would follow an 11 hour flight and be the night before further travel, we eould like to specifically request a quieter room away from the penthouse bar and elevators etc.

We had to chase a reply, but eventually heard back confirming our request had been noted and we would be allocated an appropriate room.

However, on arrival we were given a room 1 floor below the bar and directly opposite an elevator!!! Quite literally exactly what we had asked to avoid.

Despite this being out honeymoon, there was no acknowledgement of these, not even so much as a congratulations. We also ha a room with 2 beds.

When we called down to complain about location there was no real apology, but they did agree to move us. Someone came up with a key and told us new room number. No offer to help with luggage. Pretty frustrating start and last thing you need after such a long journey.

Room was fine. Clean, big, but just average. No facilities to make coffee/tea.

Location good and not too far from beach or shops.

Bar was nice. Didn't eat at restaurant.

They were kind enough to give us extra hour before checkout.

Overall was nice enough, but pointless contacting them in advance and compared to every other hotel throughout our honeymoon, disappointing failure to offer even basic congratulations.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Huntley Hotel S, Hotelier Consultant at Huntley Santa Monica Beach, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2013

Dear SamK05,
Thank you for sharing your experience with us and to hear that your overall stay was nice. We sincerely apologize for the lack of coordination from our front desk team. It is not the level of service that we are known for, but in this situation we have failed. I hope you will give us another opportunity to provide your the service and care you deserve. Please contact me should you decide to stay with us again. Allow me the opportunity to personally assist you and to ensure you a most memorable stay. Congratulations and we wish you many wonderful years of happiness!
Tim Lee
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Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

On arrival the lobby/reception area smelled lovely, it was very ambient with candles lit at night and you could tell it had been newly refurbished.
Room 1215 was a very spacious room with queensize bed. There was a lot of attention to detail ie hotel logo-printed bin liners. The hotel monogrammed robes were a
gorgeous towelling/velour combo with matching slippers. There was an abundance of complimentary items, the only thing I can think was missing was a sewing kit! The Minibar was well stocked with 2 types of different vodka, beers, soft drinks, wine, champagne and snacks. Unfortunately for me, no gin though :-(. There was an
ice bucket provided with an ice machine very near to our hotel room, and as an added touch, they even provided a cocktail shaker!
Our room was really quiet, and we had upgraded to an ocean view room which was well worth it. The bed was massive, with luxury feather pillows and good quality linen. The room included all mod cons like large tv,DVD player and even an iPod dock (ours didn't work but we failed to report it so our loss!)
The turn-down service was a nice touch as they turned the radio on set to a mellow station, with a chocolate and card printed with a sleep quote (on my side of the bed only!), curtains drawn and soft lighting lit.
The staff were all very helpful and polite without it feeling it was 'just their job'.
The penthouse restaurant was amazing, I will write a separate review of that.
All in all we enjoyed a fantastic stay at the Huntley - along with all the other perks as others have mentioned ie location, restaurant etc I could not recommend this hotel highly enough.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Huntley Hotel S, Hotelier Consultant at Huntley Santa Monica Beach, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2013

Dear Lweeze,
Thank you for your very positive feedback regarding your experience with us. Sewing Kits are available through Housekeeping and I have made a notation in your guest profile, to always have one placed in your room for all future visits. We look forward welcoming you again, when your travels brings you back to sunny Santa Monica Beach. We sincerely appreciate your business.
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

Fantastic location within walking distance to the 3rd street promenade. Spacious room. Had drinks in the bar upstairs on our first night - great views and cool bar for sunset drinks. Would have been nice to see some little extras like complimentary bikes.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank oreghe
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Huntley Hotel S, Hotelier Consultant at Huntley Santa Monica Beach, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2013

Dear oreghe,
The Huntley Santa Monica Beach is very much appreciated by our many return guests, for our outstanding location. Just one (1) block from the famous 3rd Street Promenade as well as walking distance to the Santa Monica Pier, restaurants and Santa Monica Beach. Yet we are situated in a quiet neighborhood setting. We look forward welcoming you back and we our deepest appreciation for your business.
Tim Lee
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

The reception was warm and friendly when we arrived. After check in we went to our queen size room and while it was not the largest queen size room we have stayed in it was clean and large enough for two people. The hotel is only a block away for the beach (mind you there is still walk to get to the beach as the sand seems to go for miles) but that is not their fault.
We did not use their restaurant facilities as the menu seemed small but that is only our opinion.
We stayed for 6 nights and must admit if we come back to Santa Monica would be happy to stay here again as it was an enjoyable experience

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ray S
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Huntley Hotel S, Hotelier Consultant at Huntley Santa Monica Beach, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2013

Dear Ray S,
Thank you for sharing your experience and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. We are also pleased that you have decided to return, when your travels brings you back to sunny Santa Monica Beach. The Huntley Santa Monica Beach, being just one block from the popular 3rd Street Promenade, walking distance to the Santa Monica Pier, restaurants and the beach, makes us a very convenient location for many of our return guests. We appreciate your nice feedback about our wonderful front desk staff. With our deepest appreciation Ray for your business.
Tim Lee
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

Our stay in Huntley Santa Monica has been an absolute pleasure, our visit was an example in professionalism, class, and quality service, starting with our arrival, smart tidy bell men are awaiting courteous polite and helpful, nothing presumptuous in the least, notably our bellman Anthony (aka.christian bale), was always extremely helpful with anything we didn't know, above all else was genuine and understated and classy. Next our receptionist Elizabeth Sanchez was the epitome of friendly understanding and sympathetic to our requirements, she couldn't have been more fantastic, I lost a valuable possession and drastically needed to retrace my steps as to where this item had ended up, you were helpful throughout and my valuable item was retrieved. A special thankyou to you Elizabeth, you are an asset to The Huntley Santa Monica, and the hospitality business as a whole. Finally the general manager David Cohen in allegiance with Elizabeth was wonderfully accommodating and the epitome of understated class, and I would affirmatively state that this is the Mercedes Benz of hotels, and is in safe hands under your leadership, a massive thankyou David, this is a fantastic hotel, good views, wonderful clean facilities, first class restaurant lounge bar upstairs, nothing I can say against this place, it was a privelage to stay in this hotel, and I genuinely wish them all the best for the future, best regards, Mr and Mrs Clark, (James&Timea)

Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Huntley Hotel S, Hotelier Consultant t at Huntley Santa Monica Beach, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2013

Dear James C,
We are pleased that we met your expectations. Thank you for sharing your experience with us and our readers. We have shared your positive comments to Anthony, Elizabeth and David for service excellence! We look forward to your return Mr. & Mrs. Clark and we sincerely appreciate your business.
Tim Lee
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Address: 1111 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90403-5003 (Formerly The Huntley Hotel)
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Location: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #5 of 36 Hotels in Santa Monica
Price Range: $371 - $603 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Huntley Santa Monica Beach 4.5*
Number of rooms: 204
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