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The Ambrose Hotel

1255 20th St, at Arizona & 20th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Ranked #10 of 34 hotels in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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Wllington
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Rangiora, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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... More

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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. More

Laguna Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed just one night for a wedding at Shutters. This was a perfect solution. They provided free shuttle service anywhere local. The driver was great, funny and got us there on time. The breakfast the next morning was fabulous. Fresh organic berries and fruit with a wide array of pastries , muffins and toast. Great coffee too. The only... More

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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. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed one night. The hotel is lovely. My room was very nice, although I had reserved a king bed and had 2 doubles instead. Because check-in was so difficult, I decided to count my blessings been though the bed was wrong. I was alone so it wasn't a big deal. Went to check in and was told they were completely... More

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

We appreciate your research in finding us. We’re very sorry to hear that your stay experience was not to your satisfaction. We attempt to exceed every guest expectation on every stay and I am terribly sorry that this did not happen for you. More

Austin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our first stay at a "green" hotel - we live in Austin, and are involved in green building, and run a non-profit that provides green building grants for non-profit, affordable housing developers. So, we were not disappointed - the rates were reasonable, the location is great, and the folks at Ambrose really do try to get it right... More

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

Thank you Gary C from Austin for your positive comments about your most recent stay at the Ambrose Hotel - Santa Monica. We take great pride in serving our accommodations in a green environment. We're extremely happy to hear that we met or exceeded your expectations. Please ask for our "repeat " guest promotions on your return visit. More

Wylie
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

the Ambrose Hotel was great in general. the only negative was their front desk. they are not very friendly and seem to get irritated very easy with any question you may have. no warm greetings from them

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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. I'm very sorry that you experienced less than excellent service from our Front Desk staff. We pride ourselves on delivering service that exceeds our guest expectations. We're sorry to hear that this... More

San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Spacious rooms, very clean, with helpful, courteous staff. Check-in was quick and painless. Price was excellent for the value. I would stay or recommend this hotel anytime. The Continental breakfast was also very good.

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

We couldn't have said it better... Thank you Christian Q 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... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'm a frequent business traveler to LA and have chosen the Ambrose time and time again. Friendly helpful staff, quiet comfortable rooms, safe secure parking and quiet location all add up to return visits for me.

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

We couldn't have said it better.... Thank you Grant C 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. Tip: be sure to ask for the BEST GUEST... More

Centreville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful, quiet hotel in Santa Monica not far from the Santa Monica Pier and Third Street Promenade. Comfortable rooms, friendly and helpful staff. Offer a shuttle service to destinations within 3 miles of hotel; we took advantage of this and it was great! Complimentary continental breakfast is the BOMB (served until 9:30am). Quiet garden in front of hotel with water... More

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Thank you Janet W 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

Raleigh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hotel was perfect. Clean and much better quality then a chain hotel. The entire staff, especially the Front desk, was extremely friendly and helpful. Nice location. Close enough to the beach but far enough away from the crowds. Quiet. Take a walk over to Montana street for a nice walk. One small problem was with the general breakfast area. There... More

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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... More

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Address: 1255 20th St, at Arizona & 20th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Location: United States > California > Santa Monica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#2 Green Hotel in Santa Monica #7 Business Hotel in Santa Monica #11 Romantic Hotel in Santa Monica #12 Family Hotel in Santa Monica
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Ambrose Hotel. Unique . Influenced by design, yet also inhabits the sights, sounds and tastes of its surrounding neighborhood. Your Place. That warm feeling of being at home. In fact, the last thing we want to do is make you feel like a guest. Because truth is, we’re guest’s in your life… sharing space . Of something bigger. A memory. A stay experience. Luxury. With it comes authentic service and a feeling that you’re in a special place quite unlike anywhere else in Southern California, Santa Monica… or , the world. ... more   less 
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