Huntley Santa Monica Beach
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Right in the heart of Santa Monica, the Huntley Santa Monica Beach Hotel is a superb choice for your California getaway. A stone’s throw from Santa Monica’s beautiful beach, you’ll also be within easy walking distance of the area’s iconic Third Street Promenade and the Santa Monica Pier. Great for exploring the wider L.A. area too, you’ll be able to reach Venice Beach, Beverly Hills, Hollywood and Downtown with ease.
Offering inviting four star accommodation, the luxurious Huntley Santa Monica Beach Hotel is a welcome retreat. Feel right at home in the hotel’s oversized rooms and marvel at their simply breath-taking ocean views.
Effortlessly stylish and contemporary, The Penthouse is the Huntley Santa Monica Beach Hotel’s onsite restaurant – a must-visit when staying here. Home to contemporary American cuisine and creative cocktails, it’s the perfect place to indulge during your stay.
Hotel Facilities & Services
- Total Rooms Number: 204
- Non-Smoking throughout the hotel
- 24 hour front desk
- Lift to all Floors
- Concierge Desk
- Internet Access
- Mini bar
- Room Service 24hr: Yes
- In Room Safe
- Non Smoking Rooms
- Iron/Ironing Board
- Gym Free: No
- Name: Los Angeles International Airport
- Distance: 18.2 kilometres
Bar and Restaurant
- Bar in Hotel
- Restaurant in hotel
- Nearest Airport Name: Los Angeles International Airport Distance: 18.2 kilometres
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 1209 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
The hotel turns into a toilet at night.
Stay Date: 04/2017, LouiseHalim wrote this review.
Hugely disappointed with our stay at this hotel. It is not a suitable environment for couples, families or anyone over 20. The penthouse attracts very drunk women and loud men who party until 3am. The staff apologise for this though which is great bu… See more
Hugely disappointed with our stay at this hotel. It is not a suitable environment for couples, families or anyone over 20. The penthouse attracts very drunk women and loud men who party until 3am. The staff apologise for this though which is great but when you stay in a hotel you do want to sleep and that's something that's just not possible here. Women were vomiting at the lift and we tried to use the stairs so the kids did not have to hear the swearing from the very drunken groups here. We were refused and my 9 yr old daughter skidded on the vomit when we were forced by hotel staff to queue for the lift. They have security staff to help with the queuing at the lift which is a sensible idea. After the nightclub closes most people use the stairs and generally run up and down the corridors shouting and screaming. Again, staff are good at apologising. They were as fed up as us sadly. Reception staff are not helpful and did not welcome us. Please see my other reviews. I don't write bad reviews because I use tripadvisor to help me find great accommodation. I wish I had been warned. I wish I knew what I know now. All the bad reviews for this hotel are accurate sadly. Collapse
Santa Monica Surprise
Stay Date: 04/2017, Kimberly H wrote this review.
This spot reminds has the aesthetic of the Aria Suites in Vegas which is a plus (although Aria Suites still gets two thumbs down from me for a HOST of reason...but I digress...). The rooms were large and with groovy Austin Powers-esque sensibilities… See more
This spot reminds has the aesthetic of the Aria Suites in Vegas which is a plus (although Aria Suites still gets two thumbs down from me for a HOST of reason...but I digress...). The rooms were large and with groovy Austin Powers-esque sensibilities with the dimming lights and hip-meets-mod fixtures. Heard that the rooms were recently upgraded and that the rest of the hotel common areas were soon to follow, but even in their present state, the place was immaculate, inviting, and modern. The Penthouse was a bit too young for we 40+ers who just wanted a dark bar to have a drink. I'm sure the DJ, crowded dance floor, and location to the best of Santa Monica play a role in how it wasn't a great fit for an older set, but I could see it being a real draw for the "kids." Oh...the room walls were a little thin. Had a crying baby next door who honest to God sounded like they were in the room with us, but even that wouldn't keep me from coming back the next time I'm in town. Collapse
Beautiful but disappointing
Stay Date: 04/2017, AirSeaTravelGuru wrote this review.
Beautiful hotel close to 3rd Street Promenade and the beach. Great location to beach, restaurants and 3rd Street Promenade. It's very trendy and upscale and decorated beautifully but the staff (front desk) was not friendly and not helpful at all. I'v… See more
Beautiful hotel close to 3rd Street Promenade and the beach. Great location to beach, restaurants and 3rd Street Promenade. It's very trendy and upscale and decorated beautifully but the staff (front desk) was not friendly and not helpful at all. I've stayed at some beautiful 5-star hotels and this certainly looks like one but they treat their guests with disdain. I was not impressed with front desk or the Penthouse staff at all - they act like they are doing a favor if they deign to speak to the guests. Someone had a horrible headache and requested aspirin -- housekeeping doesn't stock any, giftshop was closed and the only recommendation the front desk has was to go the the nearest gas station several blocks away --?? No offer to help and I was surprised that they didn't have anything to help -- it being a trendy "party" hotel seems like they'd have something on hand. Our room was on 15th floor- gorgeous view but was extremely noisy 24 hours a day with weird sounds/vibrating noises - I thought maybe it was the Penthouse restaurant that turns into a bar/club at night but it was constant -- turns out the front desk told us at check-out that it was probably the elevator. For an upscale, expensive hotel, they should warn guests or insulate the elevators much better. As a travel industry professional,I wouldn't stay here again for a 5-star experience-- just visit the (very noisy) Penthouse for drinks and "to be seen". Collapse
Really like this hotel
Stay Date: 04/2017, Benandjacksdad wrote this review.
Stayed here for one night for a meeting nearby. Super convenient location in Santa Monica. Stayed in Jr suite which had a great bed, tub, shower and amazing views. Didn't get a chance to check out the food, but the bar on top of the hotel is ver… See more
Stayed here for one night for a meeting nearby. Super convenient location in Santa Monica. Stayed in Jr suite which had a great bed, tub, shower and amazing views. Didn't get a chance to check out the food, but the bar on top of the hotel is very cool and has amazing views. Overall, I will be back again the next time I am in Santa Monica. Collapse
The worst hotel that I've ever stayed at (all things considered)
Stay Date: 02/2017, Scott R wrote this review.
We ended up booking this hotel on short notice (~11pm at night) due to a delayed flight that caused us to miss an international flight. This was when there were heavy rains into Los Angeles Feb 17 2017. We booked through Expedia for $404.11. The ex… See more
We ended up booking this hotel on short notice (~11pm at night) due to a delayed flight that caused us to miss an international flight. This was when there were heavy rains into Los Angeles Feb 17 2017. We booked through Expedia for $404.11. The expectation was that our credit card benefits covered the cost of the hotel as trip delay protection so price wasn't too much of a worry otherwise we wouldn't have chosen this price point. The hotel looked great online although I should have spent more times reading the reviews about the nightclub on the top floor. The hotel looked great from the outside and in the lobby. We noted that while waiting in line to be helped, there was a man, woman and two children discussing a situation with the hotel front desk. The issue appeared to be that they didn’t have two rooms with an adjoining door between them. Besides that, they were upset at how loud the music was on the top floor. We weren’t aware that on the top floor (which is also a restaurant), they have a dance/night club. It’s just our luck that we ended up getting the 17th floor which is just under the 18th floor restaurant/dance/nightclub. We weren't aware of how many levels the hotel had when they gave us our keycards so we were on our way to the room. The elevator ride literally was like being transported from a quiet hotel lobby to a nightclub within a few seconds. We got off of the elevator and the noise was terribly loud and concerning how a hotel room could be within the vicinity. We ended up getting to our room and the noise was just as loud. On top of the noise, the automatic night light type of light flickered in the bathroom. After a few moments of not detecting motion, it turned off but was quite annoying. We also hadn’t yet eaten dinner so I decided to check out the restaurant menu. I don’t quite remember what was on it but it still appeared to be open and I just decided to check it out. I rode the elevator up one floor and was greeted by a bouncer and a huge crowd of people. I immediately turned around to go back to our room. Even if there was a restaurant somewhere past the crowd, I wasn’t in the mood to deal with these people tonight. We ended up ordering delivery pizza which was pretty decent but very spendy comparable for the size but also included an expensive delivery fee. Welcome to California. The noise from above went on for hours. It wasn't just music but was a combination of laughing, music, talking and feet against the floor. That went on assumingly until bar close and I woke to the noise of tables and chairs being moved. I’m not sure what time this was but obviously some sort of cleanup needs to occur between a nightclub setup and a restaurant which involved sweeping, mopping and moving furniture. The noise didn’t end with the cleaning and rearrangement of the room, there was noise when breakfast was being served in the morning (chairs moving, tables moving and walking sounds). Since our credit card appeared to be covering all meals during our trip delay, we decided to try the breakfast at the restaurant. This was our first time at seeing the top floor in restaurant layout and we could see where all the noise was coming from. The food was decent enough and pretty expensive. A few days after our international tip ended, I looked up my credit card transactions and found a second charge for the hotel stay directly from the hotel. I exchanged a few emails with the hotel and the charge eventually was removed but it shouldn’t have happened to begin with. In summary, this would be a decent enough hotel if it didn’t have a nightclub on the top floor with all the noise to be made. The double charge was quite annoying but was taken care of. The other complaints exchanged in the email were acknowledge but nothing beyond saying thanks for the feedback. An incredibly disappointing stay for $400 a night. Collapse
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