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Santa Monica

Clean air, beautiful beaches, scenic mountains, a pedestrian-friendly downtown and hundreds of fine-dining options are a few of the features that have made Santa Monica one of the most favored among L.A.-area destinations. Moments from the beach, guests at our LA boutique hotel will find themselves within walking distance of many of the area's top attractions.

  • Santa's Monica's stunning beach is the city's greatest natural asset. Blessed with 3.5 miles of sandy coastline and more than 340 days of sunshine per year, THE HUNTLEY hotel serves as the perfect backdrop for the sun-kissed, fit California beach lifestyle.

  • The Pacific Coast Bicentennial Bike Route picks up on Ocean Avenue, a two minute walk, bike ride or blade from THE HUNTLEY hotel front doors. Palisades Park overlooks the ocean along Ocean Avenue. At the southern end of the park is the world-famous Santa Monica Pier, with a jumbo Ferris wheel and a scream-inducing roller coaster among its attractions. The pier also offers quieter amusements, such as strolling, fishing, and dining.

  • Discover the Getty Center one of the world's premiere cultural destinations. See masterpieces of Art in the J. Paul Getty Museum Collections, changing exhibitions, breathtaking views, and magnificent architecture. Enjoy lunch or dinner, indoors and out; stroll in the gardens and shop in the Museum store.

  • Just one block away, do a little shopping at pedestrian-only trendy Third Street Promenade; find apparel, gifts and home furnishings at Zara, Pottery Barn and Urban Outfitters. Shops and cafes are open late; the street entertainers are always captivating.

    Adjacent 2nd and 4th streets, and cross-streets Broadway and Wilshire Boulevard, have their own draws. Find the first Westside outpost of hip Melrose Avenue vintage shop Wastleland and several good dining options on 4th Street. There's a satellite location of trendy Melrose Avenue clothing and beauty boutique Fred Segal on Broadway.

  • Montana Avenue is one of L.A.'s hottest destinations for chic shopping. You'll find 150 shops, boutiques and restaurants such as Porch, happening Planet Blue, and Room With a View for gifts. American Cinematheque screens cinema classics, cult favorites and special series at historic Aero Theater. Among hip dining destinations are new pan-Asian Yu Cuisine and Father's Office, a pub serving what may be L.A.'s best burger.

  • A historic train station transformed into a dynamic and lively arts complex, Bergamot Station is home to the Santa Monica Museum of Art, 33 galleries, nearly a dozen shops and a café.

  • Stroll through the the famed Wednesday Farmer's Market (where local chefs shop for produce) and sample California's finest in fresh produce and gourmet foods.

  • Visit Main Street, a beachside neighborhood rich in history and architecture featuring a broad range of stylish galleries, salons, boutiques and restaurants. The Frank Gehry-deisgned Edgemar complex houses the Museum of Contemporary Art satellite store, the Edgemar Center for the Arts. The Sunday Farmer's Market is a local tradition; its in the parking lot adjacent to the Victorian house that serves as the California Heritage Museum. After dark, dining options include Chinois on Main, among Wolfgang Puck's best, and Schatzi on Main.

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