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Marin County, California
1 review
Reviewed 13 July 2014

We are enjoying our stay at The Ambrose. It is clean and offers a nice continental breakfast plus free wireless. Last night we discovered the hotel shuttle, which made our dinner outing really easy. The driver Chad Van had great tips about local restaurants and was up-beat. He drove us safely to the restaurant and picked us up quickly when... More 

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

Thank you for your positive comments on the Ambrose Hotel. Our first time guest's frequently find our hotel and instantly catch our Santa Monica "vibe". They get to know our entire hotel, staff and accommodations like their own. We strive to provide accommodations that exceed our guest expectations on every visit, every day for every guest. Your positive feedback makes... More 

West Lafayette, Indiana
1 review
Reviewed 10 July 2014

This was my second time to stay at the Ambrose. Both times have been very good experiences. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The Ambrose is in a nice location with many good places to eat in walking distance. The only complaint that I have is that they were fully booked for some of the times I have wanted... More 

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

Thank you for your positive comments on your most recent stays at the Ambrose Hotel-Santa Monica. We strive to provide accommodations that exceed our guest expectations on every visit, every day for every guest. Your positive feedback makes it all worth our efforts. More 

1 review
Reviewed 10 July 2014

Not only is this gorgeous little boutique hotel all green and sustainable, but the staff has always treated me and others like family. They care about details and always have my room ready exactly the way they know I love it, which is rarely the case when traveling and dealing with allergies so I really appreciate them. Mornings are also... More 

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

We couldn't have said it better... Thank you for your positive review and comments about your most recent stay at the Ambrose Hotel - Santa Monica. Our first time guest's frequently find our hotel and accommodations like their own home. That is the highest accomplishment that we can get !! Our staff strives to provide service & accommodations that exceed... More 

Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

Very nice and clean kind of boutique hotel about 20 minutes walk from Santa Monica pier.also has a shuttle that you can call to bring you back. Breakfast and parking are included and bicycles are complementary

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

Thank you for your positive comments on your most recent stay at the Ambrose Hotel-Santa Monica. We strive to provide accommodations that exceed our guest expectations on every visit, every day for every guest. Your positive feedback makes it all worth our efforts. More 

Berkeley
1 review
Reviewed 10 July 2014

Santa Monica has lots of very fancy hotels that cost a fortune. This is an economical alternative. Our room was a little "tired" with stains of the carpet and cracked sink. But it still seemed much better than an average chain hotel. I overheard a man who'd obviously paid a whole lot less for his room than mine so next... More 

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

Thank you Anne H from Berkeley so much for your positive feedback about the Ambrose Hotel. We appreciate your research in finding us. We work very hard to deliver excellent service that is both warm and relaxed every day, for every guest, every stay. Your feedback makes it all worth it. More 

1 review
Reviewed 10 July 2014

Everything about my stay at this hotel was perfect. Friendly Staff, beautiful building, and well kept rooms. The food was great, and the service was flawless. Two employees that should definitely be mentioned are Chad and Jose. Chad went out of his way to take the hotel's bikes to his home and fix them all up. Needless to say, he... More 

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

Thank you Patrick G so much for your positive feedback about the Ambrose Hotel. We work very hard to deliver excellent service that is both warm and relaxed every day, for every guest, every stay. Your feedback makes it all worth it. More 

San Luis Obispo, California
1 review
Reviewed 10 July 2014

The people at the front desk were very friendly and helpful. Very clean and comfortable room. A quite haven in the middle of Santa Monica. The Ambrose has lovely ambiance. Close enough to the beach and shopping, but not right in the noisy middle of traffic.

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

Thank you Kim S so much for your positive feedback about the Ambrose Hotel-Santa Monica. We appreciate your research in finding us. We work very hard to deliver excellent service that is both warm and relaxed every day, for every guest, every stay. Your feedback makes it all worth it. More 

Santa Monica
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 July 2014

The hotel is located in a very nice, safe, quiet neighborhood. It was a very comfortable stay. If parking was complimentary and if there was a pool or a jacuzzi, I would have given it a 5. The price for the hotel was okay overall. I thought I was getting a good deal, only to find out that the parking... More 

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

Thank you for your positive comments on your most recent stay at the Ambrose Hotel-Santa Monica. We appreciate our first time local guest's and instantly get to know our boutique " vibe" throughout the entire hotel, staff and accommodations... We strive to provide accommodations that exceed our guest expectations on every visit, every day for every guest. Your positive feedback... More 

Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

We have been staying at the Ambrose almost since it opened and through two managements. The location is great within (long) walking distance of the beach and promenade, It is very close to medical facilities and is within ten minutes (by car) to West LA, one hour to walk to West LA. I cannot say enough about the staff; introduce... More 

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

We couldn't have said it better... Thank you for your positive comments on your most recent stay at the Ambrose Hotel-Santa Monica. We strive to provide personal accommodations that exceed our repeat guest expectations on every visit, every day and for every guest. Your positive feedback makes it all worth our efforts. More 

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Reviewed 5 July 2014

The Ambrose is a good hotel, I like here, because this hotel really clean and comfortable. All staffs really good help me a lot. They have free shuttle bus , can pick people go to the bleach or third street. The name is chadran this shuttle driver really nice. He talks friendly and really interesting man. Today was him pick... More 

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

We couldn't have said it better... Thank you for your positive comments on your most recent stay at the Ambrose Hotel-Santa Monica. Our first time guest's frequently find our hotel and instantly get to know our Southern California " vibe" throughout the entire hotel, staff and accommodations... We strive to provide accommodations that exceed our guest expectations on every visit,... More 

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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
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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 - $551 (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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“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
“We were street side and it was very noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles TDWaters, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
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