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 First class location, quality and service

May 7, 2021 FiFixxxx Auckland, New Zealand

I stayed here a couple of nights waiting for a flight home. Room was spacious and very well appointed and in my case with good ocean/beach views. I arrived from the airport at 10 am expecting to leave my gear and check in later in the day but the room was ready and I ad a no fuss early check in. Similarly on my day of departure, I had a late… Read more
I stayed here a couple of nights waiting for a flight home. Room was spacious and very well appointed and in my case with good ocean/beach views. I arrived from the airport at 10 am expecting to leave my gear and check in later in the day but the room was ready and I ad a no fuss early check in. Similarly on my day of departure, I had a late evening flight and they accommodated this with a suitable late check out time for no fee. (I know they can’t always do this if they are full but they were able to do so in this case and again without fuss. Location is handy to the ocean/beach, Santa Monica pier and downtown Santa Monica Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Definitely not a luxury experience

Apr 13, 2021 Kaylen26 Austin, Texas

While I understand that we should all be more gracious and understanding due to COVID, this hotel stay was not worthy of a supposed 5 star luxury property. One elevator was out - forcing guests to use the service elevator, There was literally no service - you had to go through the front desk to get towels, shampoo, etc. as the housekeeping staff… Read more
While I understand that we should all be more gracious and understanding due to COVID, this hotel stay was not worthy of a supposed 5 star luxury property. One elevator was out - forcing guests to use the service elevator, There was literally no service - you had to go through the front desk to get towels, shampoo, etc. as the housekeeping staff could not be bothered when I asked her directly for these basic items. Despite touting their 24 hour fitness center, it was closed. Several of the features in the room, including the "cool" bedside tablet didn't work. I have stayed in several other properties in Santa Monica (Loews, Le Merigot) and I would recommend them instead. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Helpful concierge representative named Blake!

Mar 8, 2021 RLPR13

My wife and I spent 2 nights at The Huntley Hotel in Santa Monica this month. I specifically wanted to point out that Blake from concierge was EXTREMELY HELPFUL AND COURTEOUS!! He attended to our every need and we are grateful.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Seemed like a business hotel

Feb 9, 2021 cbgChicago Chicago, Illinois

I made a huge mistake and booked this room without realizing one major detail for what my family was looking for. A pool! I couldn't believe I missed that very major detail. We have always stayed at Loews but it was sold out. The downtown area was close and easy to walk to but to get to the beach with all the gear you need with kids, it was a hike… Read more
I made a huge mistake and booked this room without realizing one major detail for what my family was looking for. A pool! I couldn't believe I missed that very major detail. We have always stayed at Loews but it was sold out. The downtown area was close and easy to walk to but to get to the beach with all the gear you need with kids, it was a hike or you would definitely want to drive or uber it. I would not recommend this hotel for families. They are very tiny and definitely not a resort feel. No balcony either (at least not our room) so we were cramped in. It definitely felt more like I was in town for a business trip, not a family vacation. Covid had happened about a week later though,so at least got to get one last trip in! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Pleasantly surlrised

Jan 19, 2021 lvtohike Charlotte, North Carolina

Booked on the way to the hotel and was pleasantly surprised on arrival. Staff was courteous and helpful on check in and when I needed dining help given the COVID restrictions. Their onsite dining is closed but delivery is available from most local restaurants. The view from the room was great, definitely worth the extra fee for an ocean view. … Read more
Booked on the way to the hotel and was pleasantly surprised on arrival. Staff was courteous and helpful on check in and when I needed dining help given the COVID restrictions. Their onsite dining is closed but delivery is available from most local restaurants. The view from the room was great, definitely worth the extra fee for an ocean view. There is just one elevator however so going back and forth to the 16th floor was a bit time consuming. Would definitely stay there again. Read less