Huntley Santa Monica

Santa Monica, Los Angeles

Virgin rating

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
  • Restaurant
  • Close to Beach

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, mini bar*, Nespresso coffee machine, hairdryer, safe, iron and ironing board, and Bvlgari bathroom amenities. 

Deluxe City View Rooms are located on floors 3-8, and have either 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults. 

Premier Ocean View Rooms are located on floors 9-17, with either 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults. 

Gym. Bicycle rental (4 hours complimentary). 

Complimentary WiFi access. 24-hour room service*. 24-hour concierge. Valet parking*. Laundry service*. 

This hotel has resort fees that are included in the room rate (subject to change). Exclusive room categories incur a resort fee of $35 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.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great place to stay in Santa Moniva

Mar 4, 2024 PetraCasa Lugano, Switzerland

We had an amazing time, everything was perfect. The location is amazing, the room is big and the beds are very comfortables. Staff was super kind and they offer bikes and transport. I would definetely recomand it, and I hope soon to be back.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely hotel, perfect nights sleep

Mar 2, 2024 Alexandra T

A very quick over night stay in Santa Monica and the Huntley didn't disappoint! Well appointed room - sadly not much of a sea view but it was very comfortable with lovely amenities. The hotel bar/restaurant was great for a drink (although closes early) and breakfast. All the staff were very helpful and pleasant. Would recommend.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Ok but I am sure there would be better options.

Mar 2, 2024 Average J

The hotel is ok I guess although the mini bar doesn’t get restocked from day to day, the lifts are extremely slow, the staff in the hotel are friendly and very helpful, the rooms are extremely clean and house keeping do a awesome job of cleaning the room each day. The Penthouse Restaurant on the top floor is only worth attending if you want to… Read more
The hotel is ok I guess although the mini bar doesn’t get restocked from day to day, the lifts are extremely slow, the staff in the hotel are friendly and very helpful, the rooms are extremely clean and house keeping do a awesome job of cleaning the room each day. The Penthouse Restaurant on the top floor is only worth attending if you want to spoil your visit, regardless of which type of table you pre book the rude staff will seat you wherever they see fit and then will only provide drink and dinner service when they get around to it and forget going to the bar to order yourself a drink, that’s not allowed either. Basically the Hotel is ok, it’s clean and the Hotel Staff are friendly but I would think there are far better options in the Santa Monica area to consider before considering The Huntley. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing weekend Getaway hotel

Feb 28, 2024 monique988 Pico Rivera, California

The hotel was amazing. The rooms were really well cleaned and furniture was in good condition. I booked their regular room with an ocean view and it was great. The staff were really friendly and made me feel welcomed. Also a great location and good amenities
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very nice hotel at premium price point

Feb 26, 2024 JetCityDoc Palo Alto, California

The Huntley is a well-located, elegant hotel with very pleasant rooms (although mine largely overlooked a parking lot with a "peek-a-boo" view of the ocean). Staff were pleasant and attentive. My only concerns were that there are only two elevators, so waits are not uncommon and occasionally far too long, and the rates were VERY high while I was… Read more
The Huntley is a well-located, elegant hotel with very pleasant rooms (although mine largely overlooked a parking lot with a "peek-a-boo" view of the ocean). Staff were pleasant and attentive. My only concerns were that there are only two elevators, so waits are not uncommon and occasionally far too long, and the rates were VERY high while I was there. I know they have dynamic pricing, and I stayed on business and therefore didn't have to directly bear the cost, but I can't say it was a good value when the room is $600-700/night. Read less