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The Ambrose Hotel

1255 20th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404-1351
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 20-06-16 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20-06-16 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#5 of 38 hotels in Santa Monica
Travellers' Choice
GreenLeaders Gold level
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, L'Occitane Bath products, High-speed WiFi, local certified organic Groundworks Coffee, Santa Monica Sips, 24 hour fitness center with Peloton bikes, EV and Tesla charging stations and a Tesla Model 3 house car service await all guests!
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Paid public parking on-site
Car park
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Snack bar
Car hire
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Cable / satellite TV
Complimentary toiletries
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Residential Neighbourhood
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Japanese


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75Somewhat walkable
Grade: 75 out of 100
44Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
3Attractionswithin 0.5 km
1,612Reviews16Q+A100Room tips
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Lbspal wrote a review Feb. 18
Riverside, California2 contributions
Excellent in cleanliness both room and bathroom. Beddings, towels smelled fresh and clean. Loved L’occitane toiletries Great safe secure parking. Location was perfect for us. Tartine bakery was right across hotel. Convenient place for coffee, breakfast or lunch.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Erik Kreft, General Manager at The Ambrose Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you Lbspal for staying with us! We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and are excited to welcome you back in the future!
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Abigail P wrote a review Feb. 16
1 contribution
My sister invited me for a getaway trip during President's weekend to Santa Monica. She insisted on The Ambrose Hotel as she had already stayed here and could attest to the safety and cleanliness of the property in addition to the ideal location. I felt welcomed and relaxed as soon as I arrived. The front desk professionals were kind and helpful. My personal room was deep cleaned and sanitized. I like the fresh air from my fourth-floor window too. The best discovery is a world-class bakery across the street, The Tartine. We also walked to some other fun establishments like Fromin Deli. Lastly, the staff is so kind. They helped me troubleshoot to get Netflix on my TV--who does that? These folks! Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: February 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: I stayed on the 4th floor, the top. Super quiet.
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Response from Erik Kreft, General Manager at The Ambrose Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you abigailp608 for celebrating your "sisters getaway" with us! So glad you enjoyed your visit! Isn't Tartine incredible across the street? Please come back and visit us again soon!
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Mireya M wrote a review Feb. 14
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Matthew went above and beyond! He is the epitome of sublime service. We wanted a little getaway for my birthday and he made it special despite the current circumstances. Navidad and Hilary were also extremely kind and helpful. Thank you to the entire staff for making us feel so welcome and taken care of.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Erik Kreft, General Manager at The Ambrose Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Mireya M Happy belated Birthday! We are so happy you choose to celebrate with us. We are very fortunate to have Matthew, Hilary, and Navidad on the team. They will be thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay! Please come back and visit us again soon!
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Carl M wrote a review Jan. 2021
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I just spent a week at the Ambrose Hotel, located next to St John’s Hospital on 20th street in Santa Monica. The hotel location is exceptional, everything you could ever want is within walking distance, no further than two blocks away. The most convenient amenity is a famous bakery from the San Francisco area named, TARTINE, which has opened directly across the street from the Ambrose... The best artisan breads, coffee and pastries… EVER! My daily ritual was to enjoy my morning coffee and the warm California sunshine while sitting on the Ambrose’s well-designed and comfortable patio in front of the hotel. The Ambrose hotel appears to be new, it’s very clean, hip and a great deal. The bathrooms are well designed and beautiful. But what sets this hotel apart is the exceptional service the front desk managers provide. Warm, friendly and perhaps the most helpful staff I've ever encountered in any hotel. My hat is off to the general manger, Erik, for assembling such a great team of associates... I'll be back!
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Date of stay: January 2021
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from Erik Kreft, General Manager at The Ambrose Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you CarlM2123 for your glowing review and your business! We are so glad we can provide all the comforts of home when your travels bring you to Santa Monica!
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Jocelyn B wrote a review Jan. 2021
Los Angeles, California1 contribution
We went to The Ambrose Hotel to celebrate our anniversary and we had such a wonderful time. This was our first time here. Even during COVID times things are very seamless and in good condition. The hotel was very clean and the rooms are really nice. We had a beautiful view and a balcony. We also were able to attend a happy hour at the bar area and we had the pleasure of meeting Shima who works for the hotel. She was such a pleasure to talk to and very polite in getting us silverware and things to eat out dinner that we had ordered in. I couldn't recommend this place more! Thanks for such great stay!
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Date of stay: December 2020
Response from Erik Kreft, General Manager at The Ambrose Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you Jocelynbrousseau for your kind review and specifically highlighting Shima! We are so happy you were able to stay with us to celebrate your anniversary during this extremely unique year! Looking forward to welcoming you back in the future!
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US$285 - US$448 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Ambrose Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Ambrose Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Chestnut Club (0.8 km), The Broad Stage (1.2 km), and Gehry House (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Ambrose Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a fitness centre, and a business centre.
Which room amenities are available at The Ambrose Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Ambrose Hotel?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea, free instant coffee, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at The Ambrose Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage, paid public parking on-site, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Ambrose Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Forma, Melisse, and Milo & Olive.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Ambrose Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Ambrose Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Ambrose Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Ambrose Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to The Ambrose Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Will Rogers State Historic Park (3.9 km), Annenberg Community Beach House (3.0 km), and Los Angeles California Temple (5.0 km).