Huntley Santa Monica

Santa Monica, Los Angeles

The hotel

Retreat to this stylish hotel in a residential pocket of Santa Monica, yet just a shell's throw from the beach and Third Street Promenade. The Huntley is both classy and playful, with a modern urban design, and those little touches that make a difference — we all love a chocolate on the pillow at turndown. But perhaps the real wow factor at the hotel is The Penthouse restaurant and lounge, where both locals and guests come up to the rooftop to watch the sunset over the Ocean. With signature cocktails (and happy hour too), and bar food like cured meats and tacos, this one is definitely worth a visit.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Close to Beach
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In the centre of Santa Monica just 2 blocks from the beach and a block from Third Street Promenade. Venice, Malibu, Hollywood and Beverly Hills are a short drive away.

Hotel information

204 rooms on 17 floors in one building. All have 60-inch HDTV, complimentary WiFi, DVD/CD player, mini-bar*, hairdryer, safe, iron and ironing board, bathrobes and slippers. City View Rooms have either, 1 king, 1 queen or 2 queen beds sleeping maximum 2 adults. 

Oceanview Rooms have either 1 king-size, 1 queen-size or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

The Penthouse restaurant and lounge (open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). Lobby level café. 24-hour in-room dining. Fitness centre. Business centre. Gift shop. Dry-cleaning service*. 24-hour concierge service. Complimentary WiFi. Valet parking.

This hotel has resort fees that are included in the room rate (subject to change). Exclusive room categories incur a resort fee of $28 plus tax per room, per day (payable locally, subject to change)

Resort fee includes: - High-speed WiFi throughout hotel – In-room Nespresso machine (4 capsules daily) – 2 bottles of water at turndown – Newspapers (Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Local Newspaper) – 24-hour fitness centre access with water, towels and fruit – 24-hour business centre – Domestic phone calls – Beach towels – Shoe shine service. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

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Jan 13, 2020 SpringCrocus Saint Charles, Illinois

Beautiful views, nice renovations, well kept and clean. The restaurant felt a bit out dated but had great views but was expensive. Very professional staff for check in, Bellman gave us a tour of room options and the concierge was very helpful. Love the coffee maker and black out curtains (although they didn't go all the way to the end). Would… Read more
Beautiful views, nice renovations, well kept and clean. The restaurant felt a bit out dated but had great views but was expensive. Very professional staff for check in, Bellman gave us a tour of room options and the concierge was very helpful. Love the coffee maker and black out curtains (although they didn't go all the way to the end). Would have liked a useable refrigerator (the well stocked and unused minibar had one). Great location. Nice and quiet (not below the restaurant). Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely hotel perfectly located for my seminar events and her shopping desires.

Jan 7, 2020 keng280 Oceanside, California

I attend a weekend seminar next door so this is perfect . My girlfriend can shop on the promenade while i work. Then we get together for lunch and dinner it works out great. 1 block from the park overlooking the ocean great for strolls.
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Dec 10, 2019 Cheriehedge London, United Kingdom

Super hotel and great restaurant We had a wonderful time Room was clean, large and comfortable Staff were helpful and it was my Birthday so gave us an upgrade Restaurant food in the penthouse was fabulous with a great view Definitely would go back
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Dec 10, 2019 bflalaland Los Angeles, California

There are not enough stars in the universe for The Huntley Hotel, which gave us the most amazing, magical, wedding weekend, reception, and hospitality that one only gets from family. There’s no exaggeration to that statement; the incredible staff feels like extended family. Mandy, the hotel’s Director of Events (a.k.a Fairy Godmother) was on our… Read more
There are not enough stars in the universe for The Huntley Hotel, which gave us the most amazing, magical, wedding weekend, reception, and hospitality that one only gets from family. There’s no exaggeration to that statement; the incredible staff feels like extended family. Mandy, the hotel’s Director of Events (a.k.a Fairy Godmother) was on our picture list and is going in our wedding album. The majority of our wedding guests also stayed at The Huntley and they all echoed our appreciation for an amazing, unique, and truly magical weekend. There is so much to write about The Huntley and they go above five stars in every possible category: luxurious style, comfort, hospitality, food, food, food, and their attention to detail extend to the moon and back. None of that, however, would happen without the caring, friendly and expert hotel staff, such as Tyler, Mandy, Adrian, Jesse, Alex, Eddie, Ramon, Manny, and Jose, who helped prepare and produce our wedding weekend. We also appreciate Peter, from the upstairs Penthouse bar, whom we’ve gotten to know from a few prior visits. He came down to see us on our wedding day, and along with the other bartenders, he took great care of us and our guests as our reception moved upstairs. Lastly, the concierge team of Stephen and Carlos, as well as Jacob, the front office lead, catered to us, and our guests, on multiple occasions. Tyler and Mandy were always available to help us prepare and answer any question. Without fail, they promptly responded to us for months, so quickly in fact, we wondered if they all didn’t have clones answering their emails and phone calls (more magic). We examined almost all of the other venues in Santa Monica, especially the hotels, but because of Tyler and Mandy’s care and attention, there was no question in our minds that The Huntley was the perfect venue for our reception. (We had to call or email other venues multiple times before we got a response – if we ever got one.) While our wedding reception was small, it felt like a big Hollywood production full of romantic style and touches. We hosted the reception in the hotel’s beautiful, private, indoor / outdoor Regal room. (No additional decorations, beyond table flowers, were necessary.) Mandy and Adrian, the Events Manager, left no detail unattended or overlooked. We knew we were in good hands going into our day, but when it arrived the exceptional service continued, especially from Adrian, Jesse, Alex, Eddie, Ramon, Manny, and Jose. First, Mandy came early that afternoon to see us and ensure we were calm, collected and in her excellent hands. She escorted us around the hotel for our “first look” photos, helping to adjust my bride’s train. Second, that evening after the reception started, I quickly learned that Adrian had the timeline completely under control. A few times he, or our DJ asked if it was “OK” to do something a certain way, which of course it was – better than we’d thought about. As such, I deferred all further decisions to their expert hands thus leaving us with nothing to do but enjoy being newlyweds and spend time with our family and friends. The Huntley also accommodated some special, unique requests, such as a ping pong table next to the dance floor, which they separated perfectly with beautiful white sofas, TV hookups for someone’s toast, and when one of our guests asked for a martini with blue cheese olives, Eddie made them appear. While he may not have pulled those olives out of a hat, it felt like it and that care and attention is but one of many examples of how The Huntley produced a magical day and evening. Did I mention food? Exceptional!! I’m not sure we qualify as foodies, but a few of our guests do and they commented how their steak entrée was perfectly cooked. All of our passed hor d'oeuvres during the cocktail reception were fantastic, and yet again, Mandy magically appeared with a special plate for my bride and I as she knew that we’d get to talking and not eating if she didn’t tend to us personally. While there is a lot more to write about the food, in closing on this topic, The Huntley’s room service burger should be a contender in Los Angeles’ best burger battle. The Huntley’s hotel accommodations are definitely not to be overlooked and they rise above five-star standards. The rooms and beds are very comfortable --as we experienced and as our guests commented – and beautifully decorated mixing contemporary design and east coast Hamptons vibes to create a unique beach style of its own. When one looks around the hotel rooms, and out the windows to the amazing views of Santa Monica beach, Malibu, the mountains, and the Los Angeles skyline, there is no harsh transition. Rather, it is clear The Huntley’s design and comfort fits perfectly within the splendor and beauty of Los Angeles. No physical structure, business, or hotel, however, exists on its own so the very bottom line about The Huntley is that it is run by a team of magicians, and our Fairy Godmother, who gave us the best day and weekend of our lives. Read less
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Dec 9, 2019 JBjeffreyl Malibu, California

I like it because it's smaller and has a warmer intimate feeling than the bigger hotels- and a very busy, sassy, cool People Bar and Restaurant upstairs with a View- Trendy and Fun- Dress for Success-