The Huntley Santa Monica
This luxurious 209-room hotel sits a block back from the Santa Monica oceanfront. Each of the spacious rooms is beautifully designed and features contemporary décor and modern amenities including cable television, DVD and CD player, air-conditioning, in-room safe and Internet access. Upper floor rooms also offer partial ocean views. The hotel offers two dining options: the Penthouse Restaurant, offering 360 degree views of the city and ocean, as well as the Lobby Level Café, serving up a range of pastries and coffees.
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All of the rooms are elegantly decorated in a neutral palette of silver and grey, with fluffy throws and the occasional contemporary chandelier. Rooms are air conditioned and feature Wi-Fi, LCD TV, mini bar, coffee maker and bathrobes. Some rooms have partial ocean views and the Huntley king rooms work well for families with an extra sofa bed.
Located just a short distance from oceanfront Palisades park, The Huntley is only a short walk from some of Santa Monica's most famous attractions including the pier, the shopping district of Third Street Promenade and the Farmer's Market. There's a variety of bars and restaurants just a short distance away.
Food and Drink
The Penthouse restaurant and bar is a bright, lively environment with panoramic views stretching along the coast towards Malibu and over Santa Monica. There's a glass lift to the top which we find adds to the anticipation. Seasonal Californian cuisine is available in the fine dining restaurant, or order smaller sharing plates at the bar and take a cabana to enjoy the views. The restaurant is also open for breakfast and is popular with locals for weekend brunch.
Facilities and Activities
The hotel has a 24 hr fitness room and business facilities.
One of the best located properties in Santa Monica, just a short stroll away from the busy promenade and shopping district, this property is a secluded stay to escape the crowds. Decent sized rooms feature a clean & minimalist style, and, although there are no direct ocean view rooms, mid-to-higher floor rooms allow for a partial ocean view. The Penthouse restaurant is popular for weekend brunches and dinners, therefore it is advisable to book in advance to secure a table.
Places & hotels on the map
Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
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Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
This guided tour takes you through the highlights of both Santa Monica and Venice Beach by electric bike.
Immerse yourself in the world of film-making and celebrities on this one-hour walking tour of Hollywood. During the walk you’ll visit the area’s key landmarks as well as lesser-known attractions.
On this guided tour, you’ll learn about the history of Los Angeles, hike to the top of Mount Hollywood to watch the sunset over the city below and visit the Griffith Observatory.
Take in the sites of Sunset Boulevard, Beverly Hills and Venice Beach in a 1960s Cadillac on this privately-guided tour in los Angeles.
This is an opportunity to try a private surf lesson from an experienced instructor at the Kapowui Surf Club on Los Angeles's famous Santa Monica Beach.
With this VIP tour, you will be treated like a star from the moment you arrive at Universal Studios.
Go behind the scenes of your favourite shows and films at Warner Brothers, the world's busiest motion picture and television studios with a rare look into the world of entertainment.