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The Ambrose Hotel

#18 of 34 Hotels in Santa Monica
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1255 20th St, at Arizona & 20th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404
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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

    The hotel is close enough to walk to Wilshire or Santa Monica Avenue shops and restaurants and yet tucked away so its quiet and it doesn't feel like a business hotel. It's lovely inside, the rooms are spacious and comfortable - I really enjoyed staying there - it was a surprise to me - I expected something less and I... More 

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    Kirkland
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    2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    This hotel is under construction. There is no lobby, and you have to check-in in the garage underneath the hotel (down a steep driveway). The rooms have thin walls and I the guests next door were easily heard. Overall with construction they should just close until they are ready to re-open.

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    Phoenix
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    2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    The entire lobby is under construction and some of the rooms. It starts at 8am and it's pretty loud, it was hard to work. Room is clean but bed is super firm, I had problems sleeping. Front desk seems disorganized

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    Riverside, Connecticut
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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    A recent Super Bowl weekend in Santa Monica had me staying at the Ambrose, which is under renovation and expansion. Despite having to check in through the garage, the staff couldn't be more friendly despite the adversity caused by the construction. And Chad, their driver who taxis you out and about into downtown, was a delight ready with recommendations for... More 

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    Seoul, South Korea
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    1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    - I understand there were going through construction (which is cool), and the occasional noise and dust is fine. However, they had to do this one particular construction work that was almost overbearingly loud (you couldn't stay in the hotel lest your ears will hurt) for the majority of the day, and they gave me a notice by slipping in... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    We stayed here while having medical procedures for my daughter. The hotel was very clean and the staff went above and beyond! The took us and picked us up everyday! They made a less than wonderful week as enjoyae as possible!!

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    Miami Beach
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    2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    There was no warning that the first floor is completely under construction. The check in has been moved to the vestibule next to their parking garage. The check in process was tediously slow, only one person could be helped at a time and I had to wait nearly ten minutes to leave the building in the morning because the construction... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    This is a great boutique hotel. Rooms are comfortable and spacious. Yes they are renovating at the moment, but the work does not begin until 8am. If there for vacation it may be an issue, but if staying for business you are usually up before it begins. The temporary lobby in the garage is a little weird, but really it's... More 

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    2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Staff is friendly but they don't seem equipped to handle someone that travels frequently. Room has old tvs, limited room service and lack of amenities on premises. In addition, they were doing construction on the entire first floor during my stay, which I was unaware of until I got there.

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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Despite the building works on the first floor lobby, I had a very relaxing stay. The hotel informed me beforehand of the construction, so I knew what to expect and didn't mind. After all, one tends to spend more time in the room than in the lobby, and the rooms at the hotel are especially spotless and airy, a pleasant... 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 > Santa Monica
    Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
    Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Ambrose Hotel 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
    #11 Romantic Hotel in Santa Monica
    #15 Family Hotel in Santa Monica
    #16 Business Hotel in Santa Monica

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    • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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    • Free Breakfast
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Free Breakfast
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    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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