Merrill Gardens at Huntington Beach

17200 Goldenwest Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

About the community

Merrill Gardens at Huntington Beach is situated between the San Diego Freeway and East Pacific Coast Highway in iconic Orange County. Enjoy being surrounded by parks providing ample outdoor recreation areas, near shopping and hospitals; not to mention being minutes away from the Pacific Ocean in 'Surf City USA'!

Merrill Gardens at Huntington Beach is classically designed and offers a wellness center, well-appointed library and lots of comfortable common areas. Residents are able to enjoy a landscaped courtyard with BBQ area, a theater and modern bistro. Most apartments have washers and dryers, a full kitchen and gracious deck or ground level patio. A formal dining room is also available for special occasions.

Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted living
Memory care
Independent living

Pricing at Merrill Gardens at Huntington Beach

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

Base fees by room type

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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.


Health Care Services

Memory care
Ambulatory care
Incontinence care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
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Meals & Dining

Meals provided

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Respite or short term stays offered

Community Amenities

Transportation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Transportation at cost
Property convenient to public transit


Dogs allowed
Cats allowed

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas



Memory care services

Wander guard or similar system available
Secured community
Designed specifically to accommodate memory loss

Languages spoken


Primary language spoken by staff



Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Activities on-site
Activities off-site

Reviews of Merrill Gardens at Huntington Beach


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May 26, 2021
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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Great Caregivers

I would have researched it more. It sits on a dangerous street, and I wouldn't recommend the community for this reason. They don't have help to get the residents to stores or shopping. The rate is great. The manager isn't nice or the lady at the front desk. The caregivers are nice.

January 8, 2021
Anonymous - Toured community

This is a beautiful facility. A little on the pricey side, but they have some nice specials. This will be a finalist.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Huntington Beach

January 11, 2021

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you ever need anything or have any questions.

November 29, 2020
Debra Tauscher - Loved one of resident/client
Wonderful Facility that will put your Mind at Ease

My mother is a new resident at Merrill Gardens In Huntington Beach. She moved in [date removed] and it was the best move she could have made. The facility is amazing and the staff is top notch. The facility is spotless. My mother had to move to an assisted living in a hurry in [date removed] after a fall and the facility that I placed her in was such a disappointment. My mother’s mental health was deteriorating and I had to find her a new place to call home. I was so lucky to stumble upon Merrill Gardens. She is 93 but still active and pretty mentally sound. She was able to move into a beautiful 1 bedroom with a full kitchen so she can continue her favorite hobby of baking. This has made all the difference and she is happy again. It was hard for her to leave her home but having a full apartment instead of just a room helped with this transition. The staff is so attentive and kind. They treat her like a queen and she loves all the attention. This helps relieve my worries due to the fact that I cannot visit her on a regular basis due to COVID. [name removed], the Director, is always there if you need her. She kept in contact with me over my mother’s first few weeks there with updates on her. [name removed] is also great. [name removed] the activities director knows all the residents and encourages them to participate in activities and socializing. Thanksgiving has just passed and we decided it was best for her to stay at the facility to avoid exposure to COVID. She called me after her Thanksgiving dinner and was so happy. Merrill Gardens made a wonderful feast that even impressed my picky mother. It sounds like it was better than what I served in my home. I am truly thankful that I found Merrill Gardens. I can honestly recommend it if you are looking for a place for a family member.

November 20, 2020
Nelson Mentzer Jr. - Loved one of resident/client
Happy at Merill Gardens

Merrill Gardens is a beautiful place inside and out and run by some truly caring people. My father has lived there for three years now and is very well taken care of which gives us, his children, peace of mind knowing they are there for him 24-7, something we could not do for him. My father has a balcony room with a view looking over the baseball and soccer fields at Ocean View High School which he loves to see the young people playing games and bird watch when no one is around. He has a choice of meals of which are perfect proportions for him and his needs. He enjoys the Bingo and other activities they offer along with the singers and musicians that frequent the facility.

November 24, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community

We were told by two separate residents that food wasn't that good which is a bummer as the food needs to be delish. The common areas looked tired with stained / worn furniture. Halls looked nice. Not the best layouts for common areas. Didn't get the feeling that the "care" would be wonderful as the staff had a ho-hum attitude.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Huntington Beach

November 27, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. Please contact our Vice President of Operations at [removed] if you are willing to speak further about your experience.

August 22, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community

Nice location.. too expensive for amenities offered. Great for very active people. Did not like activities offered. This place was just not for us.

June 28, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community

The facility was nice, clean and friendly. The person who was to do the tour wasnt there. So much for scheduling a need and nobody bothered to notify me. Epic failure.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Huntington Beach

June 29, 2018

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm sorry to hear that the person you scheduled the tour with wasn't there. Please contact our Vice President of Operations, Jeri Shields at [removed], if you are interested in scheduling another tour. Thank you.

April 19, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community

This is a beautiful facility. The staff went out of their way to make my daughter-in-law and me feel at home. The rooms are open and airy and the total facility is very inviting. The residents we met while on our tour were very friendly. This is definitely a place I will consider when making the move from my home to a senior living facility.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Huntington Beach

May 1, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave this online review for us. We are happy to hear that the team members at Merrill Gardens made you and your daughter-in-law feel at home!

April 5, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community

Beautiful place. Going to set up Another visit to take MIL to see and probably place her on the waiting list. FYI. 1 bed $5000-6000

January 23, 2018
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Pricing fog

The pricing on here is inaccurate. My loved one lives in a 1 bedroom and is paying $5250. They have mastered the art of the up-charge, this price includes nothing beyond rent/food. Pricing is constantly going up for any additional needs (medication monitoring, bathing, etc.) Just know that if you move your loved one here, expect price increases frequently!

Response from Merrill Gardens at Huntington Beach

January 29, 2018

Thank you for reaching out with this feedback. If you are willing to speak further regarding any pricing concerns, please contact our Vice President of Operations at [removed].

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