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West Seattle
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our room at the Ambrose was spacious and well-appointed. The room had a large, comfortable armchair, and a true king-size bed with quality bedding. Another BIG plus was the underground parking, which was secure and well lit.

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AmbroseGM, General Manager at The Ambrose, responded to this review

Dear RoadtripTTCF, Great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for taking the time to share your feedback here on Trip Advisor. There is certainly a lot to love about the Ambrose and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best regards, Matt Bernard General Manager

Santa Monica
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Love this hotel. Stayed here many times. Always an enjoyable experience. Great location, friendly staff and well appointed rooms. Will surely be returning again and would highly recommend to everyone.

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Dear Linda S, Thank you for your stellar review and recommendation from your most recent stay with us and becoming part of the Ambose family! We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Warm regards, Matt Bernard General Manager

Wien
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For holiday or business purposes alike. The only tiny flaw is the seating in the breakfast room. Not very comfortable and too few seats. That might be better in summer, when you can sit outside in the small garden. But the buffet is great.

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Dear susannevienna2017, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review here on Trip Advisor. As you know we had a "cool and rainy" spell during your visit with us where our beautiful outdoor patio was not available due to the conditions. I can assure you that our patio and garden area is "open for business" and...

750 E. Northern Ave. 1059
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found our stay to be so very comfortable and well taken care of during our 2 day stay at this great location! Our stay included a breakfast which was well provided with fruit, pastries, juice and great coffee!

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Dear philipr351, Thanks for taking the time to submit a review here on Trip Advisor. It's great to hear you enjoyed our amenities and location. We hope we can be your hotel of choice when visiting Santa Monica. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! All my best, Matt Bernard General Manager The Ambrose Hotel

Petaluma
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice hotel in downtown Santa Monica. The people all were so nice, rooms were comfortable and clean. Nice high ceilings made it feel even more spacious. Convenient parking below ground. Continental breakfast in lobby each morning.

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Dear Susan P, Thank you for the great review here on Trip Advisor. We are very proud of our stellar service, cozy and comfortable guest rooms and our deluxe complimentary breakfast. Please come back and visit with us again soon! Sincerely, Matt Bernard General Manager The Ambrose Hotel

Redwood City, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a lucky pick...just read about it online. We were pleasantly surprised with the clean, modern rooms and guest amenities. Nice lounge and breakfast options. The location is away from the busiest areas, so it's quieter...not a lot of restaurant choices in walking distance, but many within a short drive. We would definitely recommend The Ambrose.

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Dear Kurt S, Reviews like these makes all of the work we put into our hotel truly worth it! I am thrilled to hear you had such an enjoyable experience and do appreciate you taking the time to write such a lovely review of our hotel. We do hope to welcome you back to the Ambrose Hotel in the very...

Cardiff By The Sea
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you do not want to stay in the hustle and bustle and enjoy a walk or bike ride, this hotel is a perfect option. They are very green and conscious also by having organic teas and coffees and wonderful refreshments.

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Dear heatherfX5613IO, Thanks for the great review! I enjoyed reading your great tips for travelers looking to relax and get the most out of their trip to Santa Monica! Thank you for pointing out our continued commitment to our environment. Please come back and visit us again soon! Best regards, Matt Bernard General Manager The Ambrose Hotel

Burlington, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Comfortable hotel and quaint. A little off the beaten path - about a couple miles from the Santa Monica pier. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. They have a house car that will take you to places within 3 miles of the property. Beautiful decor.

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Dear Enniroc8691, Thank you for the great review! It is always awesome to hear when we exceed our guests expectations as this is the goal with all our guests. With close proximity to the Santa Monica Pier and Montana Avenue; we believe we are the perfect hotel destination. Thanks again for taking the time to share your feedback and we...

Pacific Palisades
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The sprinkler in bathroom is fixed on the wall & can't move. When open the sprinkler the water come out is ice-cold & will make people uncomfortable. For breakfasts no hot drink. Even the bottle marked with hot milk the milk is still cold.

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Dear 1emilyz, Thank you for your review and I do apologize we fell short of your expectations. I have met with our engineering team to make sure this issue the shower head was corrected. Additionally, I can assure you that we have resolved the beverage issues noted in your feedback. If you do decide to give us another try please...

Santa Monica
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Superlatives in every regard. Friendly staff, clean and comfortable accommodations. Morning breakfast buffet is excellent. Location close to beach and shopping but does require transportation or a 30 minute walk one-way.

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Dear L1647JWdavidn, Great to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. Thank you for sharing your feedback here on Trip Advisor. I am most pleased to hear that the staff was friendly and treated you well. We take great pride in providing excellent service and I am happy to hear it made a positive impact on your trip. We hope...

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Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located at the corner of 20th and Arizona Street, The Ambrose is in a quiet and unassuming neighborhood and is known for being an eco-friendly property. Having just completed an extensive, multi-million dollar renovation of all 77 guestrooms and public spaces, the distinctive California Craftsman design has been revitalized to reflect the essence of a large private home. Luxury linens, C.O. Bigelow bath products, complimentary in-room HSIA WiFi, complimentary continental breakfast, complimentary fitness center access and complimentary house car service await all guests! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Ambrose

Address: 1255 20th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404-1351
Region: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Price Range: $412 - $566 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Ambrose 3.5*
Number of rooms: 77
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Also Known As:
Ambrose Hotel Santa Monica
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Santa Monica
#12 Romantic Hotel in Santa Monica
#13 Business Hotel in Santa Monica
#14 Family Hotel in Santa Monica
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“All the rooms are quiet, thanks to great sound proofing. If you can, go for one on a higher floor with a Santa Monica Mountains view.”
 of 5 bubbles 12may, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Recommend top floor rooms overlooking the courtyard”
 of 5 bubbles ManouchehrG, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We had a high floor suite”
 of 5 bubbles Sylvie748, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Level 1 rooms, 121, 123, and others have their own patio.”
 of 5 bubbles JKLS333, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Request a room facing the courtyard on a high floor if you prefer quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Maya07, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
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