Lodging >The Huntley Hotel
1111 Second St, Santa Monica, CA | Directions 9040334.018758 -118.501567
Neighborhoods: Wilshire Montana, West LA
One of my favorite hotels with a spectacular view of the west coast. Walking distance of all hip spots in Santa Monica and plenty of shopping and eating nearby. Make sure you check out the Penthouse for an amazing meal and people watching.
I've never stayed here, but as a diner, the views don't get much better. The food is stellar too, actually, which surprised me a bit.
Chic everything. From lobby to restrooms, to the breathtaking ocean views. Perfect for a "stay-cation" or just for out-of-town honeymooners.
The Huntley is a very posh Hotel. With beautiful scenery, an eclectic blend of food, decor, and ambiance - Huntley is a worthy hotel. Stop at the Penthouse bar. Beautiful and a plethora of cocktails and a bar menu that will tempt you.
This Hotel is PERFECT – I had the most amazing stay at The Huntley. When you enter the lobby, you are immediately taken aback by the incredible contemporary decor and style. The front desk employees are super friendly and eager to make your stay perfect. The rooms are exceptionally re-done, and are extremely comfortable, clean, and have amazing ocean views. The suites are to-die-for. If you open your window, you can hear the ocean - which is the perfect way to spend a vacation in Los Angeles. And on top of all that - the new restaurant Penthouse has the best steaks, amazing flatbreads, and fabulous desserts. This hotel is perfect.
Don't miss a stay at the fabulous spot! – the Huntley is so unique and definitely THE place to stay in Santa Monica. it's a block from EVERYTHING and every room has an awesome view. walking into the lobby is like walking into an art exhibit and things only get better from there. the restaurant is fabulous, the service is lovely and i wouldn't stay anywhere else.
BEST BEACH ESCAPE – The Huntley Hotel is absolutely gorgeous! Totally modern, serene, chic and elegant. I stayed at The Huntley while on a business trip in Los Angeles. The location is superb. One block from the beach. And convenient to Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. From the moment I made my reservation to the moment I checked out of the hotel, I was impressed time & time again. The staff was so attentive. They remembered my name! The lobby is stunning and the rooms are absolutely perfect. The property is high-tech and meets every needs for a business traveler like myself. The beds are the most comfortable I have ever slept in. The bathrooms are spacious, modern and clean. And rooms are quiet. Then there is this spectacular rooftop restaurant called THE PENTHOUSE. I have never seen anything like it. It is on the 18th floor of the hotel and surrounded by windows with the most breathtaking panoramic views. The decor is modern, white, hip, with in-door cabanas and so much more. I met with colleagues both for breakfast and lunch meetings. And then met up with friends for dinner. I was thoroughly impressed with the food, drinks and more importantly with the service, the staff. THE HUNTLEY HOTEL is ?the? hotel to stay in when visiting LA.
Amazing transformation – This property has been completely renovated since I last visited. What a difference! You notice the change as soon as you drive up. Gorgeous, unique and funky decor in the lobby - the entrance very upscale now. The valet parking guys were friendly, helpful and bellman right there to assist too. The lobby/front desk was crowded when I was checking in so I did have to wait a a little while. Rooms were comfortable...great beds w/ all white duvets (very crisp/clean)....and full size hair dryers (I hardly ever see that in hotel rooms these days)!
Without question, the best view in Los Angeles is from their restaurant on the top floor - Penthouse. I did have lunch as well as drinks/ appetizers during the few days I was there. The crabcakes were amazing! The service at Penthouse was good - just a little slow but it all still seems very new and some staff were visibly in training but everyone was nice and accommodating (even with all of my special requests)!! I would highly recommend this hotel. I love the changes and really like that it is located in more of a residential area off of Third St. - so close to everything and rates are still pretty reasonable.
WOW! Amazing Location and Breathtaking Views – My friends have been telling me to check out the Huntley when I come down to California. I took their advice and decided to stay at the Huntley. The lobby is very modern and chic and so are the rooms! I stayed in a premier ocean view room, and you could see all the way from Catalina Island to Malibu! Even the bathroom had a perfect view of the ocean. For me, that was an expericence of a lifetime, to take a shower while watching the sunset. It was just like having your own villa by the ocean.
I also tried out their new restaurant The Penthouse. Since I was a hotel guest, the concierge made me a reservation for me, and I was just amazed with how beautiful the restaurant was. This is definitely LA's new hotspot, and has the best view in all of Los Angeles. The restaurant has open skylights, a fireplace with a red neon glow in it, and private cabanas, which just add so much to the great atmosphere. The food was amazing! I have never tasted food like this in my whole life.
If you're looking for an unforgetable experience, you need to stay at the Huntley, and definitely check out their rooftop restaurant, The Penthouse.
great location! – this place is great if you don't have a car. 3rd street and the beach are walking distance which makes it really convenient. the lobby of the hotel is really cool. it has a really good decor. they burn these really good smelling candles in the lobby that they sell in the gift shop. the gift shop also has really yummie sandwiches if you don't want to go up to the restaurant. but...i do suggest you go up to the penthouse restaurant for a meal or drinks while you're there because the view is amazing! and the decor is really chic too. they have this huge bar and the roof opens up. it's really cool. reservations are probably a good idea because they're super packed on weekends. we went up for drinks on a thursday at like 11pm and the bar was still super packed. the rooms in the hotel are really nice too. very elegantly decorated. the two best things in the room are the beds and the plasma tvs. the bed is super comfy. all in all the place is pretty sweet.
The Key Ingredients for an Unforgettable Experience: Luxury, Location, and Love – Simply put, the Huntley Hotel Santa Monica Beach is THE quintessential hotel experience in Southern California. As a seasoned traveler, I have stayed in five star hotels across the globe and to date, none have matched the elegant and emotionally gratifying experience we had at The Huntley Hotel Santa Monica (ideally nestled near the corner of 2nd Street and Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica). To start with, the hotel's suites are absolutely stunning. Each room is equipped with a Plasma Screen television and one of the most comfortable beds I've ever slept in in my entire life. In fact, I asked one of the friendly staff members at the front desk where they get their beds and she took the time to introduce me to their sources for beds and bedding. Even though these kinds of amenities shined throughout our experience, nothing matches the ocean views from the hotel rooms and their chic new restaurant, "The Penthouse." We had heard very positive reviews from the press and some friends who had attended the opening and let me just share my sentiments, "The Penthouse did not disappoint." In its essence, The Penthouse matches any top restaurant in Southern California. It matches the decor of Asia de Cuba (The Mondrian), trumps the service at L-Orangerie, and the food is creative, sumptuous, and suitability priced. I would recommend The Huntley Hotel and the new Penthouse Restaurant for any traveler or restaurant goer who seeks service, luxury, and fun in an atmosphere that celebrates life and its finer pursuits.
Best loung and food – great place, great service, you must go and experience it on your own, Things really have changed in this place, the decor is wonderful, the food is great the food is excellent. The management is great and very organized.
Absolutely Gorgeous Hotel! – The Huntley is a truly amazing establishment! Down to every last detail, from A to Z, inside and out, all is simply remarkable. I've never experienced anything like it. The style & decor, the ambience, and the warmth and friendliness of all the staff-- all truly exceptional and worthy of high praise. But don't take my word for it-- go and experience the beauty of it all yourself!!!
best hidden treasure in the west side – fantastic location, great vibes, very cool & hip atmosphere plus the rooftop Penthouse restaurant is 'the bomb!'
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