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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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Outstanding Hotel with beautiful beach views

Sep 19, 2020 CLovelady

Gorgeous boutique hotel centrally located in Santa Monica Clean rooms, friendly staff, free WiFi, customer service is fantastic! We have stayed in two different rooms and the views from the rooms are gorgeous!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Elevator not working don’t stay here be safe

Sep 7, 2020 2kidMomma

We went over Labor Day wknd 2020 based on great (past) reviews and nice pics and descriptions online. Me, my husband, two kids ages 7 and 9. I will end review w some positives but here were the negatives: Covid pandemic ongoing so with that perspective, the shock was when we arrived was they only had one of two lobby elevators working and sign… Read more
We went over Labor Day wknd 2020 based on great (past) reviews and nice pics and descriptions online. Me, my husband, two kids ages 7 and 9. I will end review w some positives but here were the negatives: Covid pandemic ongoing so with that perspective, the shock was when we arrived was they only had one of two lobby elevators working and sign was up saying the other elevator closed for renovations. I had booked about two weeks prior and there was no email warning us. You can barely stretch both arms in the one working elevator it’s a small square with quedtionable (if any) circulation :/ If I was not looking through Covid lense, I would just be annoyed about waiting on an elevator (we were on 14th floor). The reason for my review is to warn all that it was the scariest part of our trip and was a dishonest move by Hibtldy Hotel. They had a line OUT THE DOOR crammed with people waiting to board elevator. Sign said no more than 4 people in at a time amd masks must be worn. The stoned college kids who kept getting on were not wearing masks. People were rightfully asking the front desk staff: why was there no email warning if this was not a malfunction but a planned renovation. Furthermore, you would think they would have a soothing measure such as (? passing out a cold water or drink or warm choc chip cookies 😆 while people stood for over 30 min trying to get to their room?!) Are you kidding me? It felt like a dishonest trap: lure people on a busy long weekend, not bothering to warn them an elevator renov going on, jam pack the hotel to make their money before the next shut down. Many other people were openly voicing their frustration while in line for elevator. We voiced this as well. They comp’d valet and food. It won’t chsnge life and limb risk to me amd loced ones if we end up sick from that elevator. Other negatives: 1. carpeted rooms kinda gross for beach town could feel sand bumps under carpet 2. older property in general 3. no pool 4. no pancakes (my kids :)) 5. they give towels for beach 6. trek to beach be ready to walk Positives: 1. Pretty interior lobby 2. clean bathroom 3. nice staff 4. good room service 5. fyi penthouse restaurant is now on 2nd floor to allow for open air dining and menu and drinks decent Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A Beautiful Gem with Gorgeous Views

Sep 1, 2020 HJ6586 Las Vegas, Nevada

This place is amazing! The room is clean and beautiful, and the views are spectacular! The customer service is fantastic. Everyone from the valet to the check in has been extremely pleasant. Thank you Jake for making me feel so welcome. We will be back!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Clean Glamorous Gem in Santa Monica - LOCATION & Style!

Aug 30, 2020 NLioness M Kirkland, Washington

1. Spacious rooms 2. Lovely old hollywood glamour in terms of vibe/style of outside of building. Set off the main busy street :) 3. Still hip but that makes it a bit challenging due to elevator issues under covid. 4. Hand sanitizer and masks at valet. 5. Overnight valet is $55 6. Ask about lower room if you can take stairs...so you can avoid… Read more
1. Spacious rooms 2. Lovely old hollywood glamour in terms of vibe/style of outside of building. Set off the main busy street :) 3. Still hip but that makes it a bit challenging due to elevator issues under covid. 4. Hand sanitizer and masks at valet. 5. Overnight valet is $55 6. Ask about lower room if you can take stairs...so you can avoid elevator wait times. This is a challenge probably for many/most hotels during Covid time as they limit how many folks can be on elevator (smart/CA gov rules) 7. 2nd floor terrace for morning breakfast or just coffee/mimosas...yummy! Good music at right level (not too loud/cafe del mar sound). Avo toast divine & easy to share as presented in 3 small pieces. Beautiful presentation. Manager Emilio (?) from Greece and Liz our server were lovely! 8. Love the rooms...gray silver tones...some great views of ocean from some. Beds perfect ! has worn well since our last visit a few years ago. perfect pillows (not too soft , not too hard). Bulgari amenities. 9. One of the best locations for walking...and set off the busy main street so is quieter (yeah! and we know as have stayed at other properties in the area). To pier, the promenade, the beach...all so close Thank you Jacob and team! Definitely Recommend this gem!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Five stars for Huntley and five stars for Jacob!

Aug 1, 2020 CAMPMICKEY9

After driving from SC and running into issues with a previously booked hotel, The Huntley really came through with welcoming us in last minute. Jacob is the epitome of everything you'd want from guest services. He knows exactly how to make you feel special and wanting to come back. Make sure you get a corner room for a gorgeous view!