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Chicago
Reviewed 7 August 2014

The Ambrose Hotel was wonderful for adults traveling (not a kid-friendly hotel). Very quite, comfortable room, average continental breakfast, 22 blocks from the beach/shopping/ (a little to far to walk/bike) so count on some type of transportation to get around. Staff very polite. Expensive, but so is everything else around it.

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Thank you Karen M from Chicago 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.

Trabuco Canyon
Reviewed 6 August 2014

All the staff was friendly and professional, the hotel was clean and nicely decorated and moderately priced for the area. Complementary breakfast and shuttle service within Santa Monica was a nice feature.

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Thank you 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.

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 6 August 2014

I had an amazing stay at The Ambrose during a recent trip, thanks is great part to Thomas and Hilary, who were just the nicest. If you're looking for a nice place to stay right in the middle of bustling Santa-Monica, this is it.

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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. 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, every day for every guest. Your...

Brooklyn
Reviewed 5 August 2014

stayed here on a business trip and really enjoyed the hotel. the room was spacious and beautiful with a nice outdoor deck. The food was yummy and I loved the complimentary breakfast. Staff was very friendly and helpful too! I used their complimentary shuttle service to go to my office every day!

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Thank you Andrea Rose from Brooklyn 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, every day...

Reviewed 4 August 2014

We stayed for a couple of nights in the middle of holiday season and were very pleased with the experience. The room was well laid out and the staff were very helpful. The garage worked well (the only comment I would have here was that the card reader was at an odd distance from the driver's window but it worked)...

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Thank you Charlotte L 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.

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 4 August 2014

I was looking for affordable accommodations in Santa Monica to attend a friend's wedding. The Ambrose was the perfect choice. Convenient location, affordable, free parking for my rental car, complimentary breakfast, and, most importantly, clean and comfortable. I will definitely be staying here again next time I visit Santa Monica!

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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, every day for every guest. Your...

Solna, Sweden
Reviewed 3 August 2014

This hotel was a perfect match for our three days stay in LA. The rooms were large, clean and quiet. All staff were very keen on taking care of their customers, breakfast was great. Inhouse gym and shuttleservice within a threemile radius (extra plus to Chad Van).

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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, every day for every guest. Your...

Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

Nothing was too much trouble! Complimentary car service was brilliant! And I hope the management see this review and give credit to chad (one of the drivers) for being excellent at his job. He coincidentally took us every day and was the reason we knew about most activities in the area as well as just being a friendly guy and...

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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, every day for every guest. Your...

Wllington
Reviewed 1 August 2014

The hotel exceeded all expectations and I would recommend this. Great value if you don't mind being away from the main buzz of Santa Monica. Had a great nights sleep and the balcony on the room was a lovely bonus where you could actually sit outside and enjoy the early morning sunrise.Very nice staff!

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We couldn't have said it better... Thank you for your positive review and comments about your recent stay at the Ambrose hotel. Our first time guest's frequently find our hotel and accommodations like their own home. Our staff strives to provide service & accommodations that exceed our guest expectations on every visit, every day for every guest.

Rangiora, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 July 2014

Fantastic! This hotel topped the 7 hotels we had previously stayed in on this tour; quiet, clean, friendly, helpful, great breakfast too, although I would like to suggest more chairs & tables, more bowls for cereal and mugs, especially when you have a full house as we had to share these items for breakfast. We are a kiwi farming couple...

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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.

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Santa Monica
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 )
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
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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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  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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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: $424 - $606 (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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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“I love the 4th floor facing front.”
 of 5 bubbles foodierd, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“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
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