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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent boutique ocean view hotel in the heart of downtown Santa Monica

Mar 11, 2020 Eigerhike Los Angeles, California

Excellent hotel. Rooms are meticulous. Service is top notch. Penthouse restaurant is superb with the best steak and seafood. View from the high floors are amazing. Very convenient valet parking. Only a few steps away from the Third Street Promenade and most restaurants. Also easy access to the beach via bridges over PCH. 24 hours room… Read more
Excellent hotel. Rooms are meticulous. Service is top notch. Penthouse restaurant is superb with the best steak and seafood. View from the high floors are amazing. Very convenient valet parking. Only a few steps away from the Third Street Promenade and most restaurants. Also easy access to the beach via bridges over PCH. 24 hours room service with smile. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Water & elevator

Mar 8, 2020 DEATravelers Houston, Texas

The Huntley is nice hotel with a nice staff. We were there over a weekend which may be an unfortunate time to visit. Apparently you can not drink the water in Santa Monica but the house keeping really didn’t leave water bottles. We did call for extra bottles but no one showed up. I would think at every opportunity water bottles would be available… Read more
The Huntley is nice hotel with a nice staff. We were there over a weekend which may be an unfortunate time to visit. Apparently you can not drink the water in Santa Monica but the house keeping really didn’t leave water bottles. We did call for extra bottles but no one showed up. I would think at every opportunity water bottles would be available which they were not. The elevator situation is bad. There are only two elevators in the hotel. The rooftop bar/restaurant is very popular so you need to give yourself at least 5-10 minutes extra to get & from your room because of the wait for the elevator & the lines in the lobby to get on the elevator. Unfortunately, we will not be staying there again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Outstanding from top to bottom

Mar 6, 2020 Elizabethrap Santa Monica, California

Blake, in the front office, was so helpful with every request. In addition to Jake the hotel manager and all of the staff. They are all professional and willing to help in whatever way possible. Thanks again to you all.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating GREAT HOTEL AND IMPECCABLE CUSTOMER SERVICE

Mar 5, 2020 IM-RJ

Our company loves the Huntley hotel. It is where we reccomend all of our employees for business trips within the Santa Monica area. Not only is this hotel beautiful, the staff were always able to accommodate any business needs we had. From group room blocks, to breathtaking conference rooms and mouthwatering resturants. The staff has always gone… Read more
Our company loves the Huntley hotel. It is where we reccomend all of our employees for business trips within the Santa Monica area. Not only is this hotel beautiful, the staff were always able to accommodate any business needs we had. From group room blocks, to breathtaking conference rooms and mouthwatering resturants. The staff has always gone above and beyond to ensure that we received impeccable customer service. A few names that defintely stands out are Mandy, Tyler, Maria and Diane. I am utterly grateful for all they have done for us and continue to do. If you are considering this hotel for business or leisure I reccomend it, you will not be disappointed! I would give 10 stars if I could :) Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A Midwesterner's take on California Beautiful

Mar 4, 2020 Cruiser148921 Indianapolis, Indiana

What can I say, I'm from the absolute middle of the country, so oceans and beaches are foreign to me. And...it is probably fair to say that Hoosier is about as different from a Californian a character can be. But I will tell you, despite that difference, I was really so pleased with my experience in Santa Monica last week and in particular with… Read more
What can I say, I'm from the absolute middle of the country, so oceans and beaches are foreign to me. And...it is probably fair to say that Hoosier is about as different from a Californian a character can be. But I will tell you, despite that difference, I was really so pleased with my experience in Santa Monica last week and in particular with the Huntley. What a beautiful spot! Walking into my room at sunset and seeing Santa Monica Bay bathed in golden sunshine...well that's pretty special. On top of that, the room was fantastic, with great personal amenities and a comfy bed. My only recommedation would be to include some sort of business desk-type place, to make it easier to work on a computer. I found the desk just a bit narrow and the coffee maker sorta took up most of the space. That said - who wants to work when the beach is that close?! I would like to come back though and see the penthouse view. Can only imagine. I want to also public recognize the Front Desk staff for helping to make a mix up in reservation ultimately less stressful. I will be back! Read less