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The Ambrose Hotel

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1255 20th St, at Arizona & 20th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Camarillo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Room was advertised as deluxe but was very small. Otherwise good experience at the property. Please install soap holders and repair refrigerator for the mini bar. The room service was exceptional and the food was very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ambrose is located in a mostly residential neighborhood in Santa Monica. The room I had was very recently redone and was very pleasant. The breakfast was included and there was much to choose from to get a healthy meal. I was thee only one night si couldn't take advantage of all they had to offer, like the complimentary driver.

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Llangollen, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great 6 night stay. Hotel under renovation but no noise or problems. For the first 3 nights we stayed in one of the older rooms on level 3 and the last 3 nights in one of the recently renovated rooms. Both were comfortable and of an excellent standard. Only criticism would be the pillows. Really need better ones... More 

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Glen Allen
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really expensive, just not for Santa Monica. Breakfast is average, staff is very nice, walking distance to Whole Foods, the beach and the Promenade. The bed though - that was totally awesome! The Ambrose compares favorably to other Santa Monica hotels.

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Calgary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice quiet location, and modern (a bit sterile) decor, but I was not impressed moving rooms for our two night stay particularly when the hotel was half full or less. The second room was very inferior especially the pillows and this was a total letdown. We were also overcharged, however, this was fixed without an issue. We booked as... More 

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Greenwood Village
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waiting for completion of renovation to adequately review property. Still love location, waiting for completion of renovation. Staff is helpful and responsive, beds are very comfortable. New furniture and TV's are needed to complete renovation.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good location friendly staff, its a place i would definitely recommend & most likely be the place i will stay in for future travels around the area & the city. The place was clean breakfast was good not disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I rarely ever write a review, but I was so pleased with my stay at the Ambrose. If you stay there ask for Jorge! He was so very kind. He had worked his night shift and instead of just up and leaving he continued to help other guests including me. You could see how exhausted he was but still maintained... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Boutique hotel was really impressive in the attention to detail, a great self-serve breakfast and nicely-appointed rooms were extremely serene and enjoyable. The parking garage was very convenient. The Whole Foods store a block away was super-handy.... Great pizza for the kids to eat back in the room, while we went out for an alone dinner! There something totally... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the L.A. marathon day, the hotel should have real shuttles (mini vans or bigger) or rent extra vehicles to take the marathoners to the shuttles. One car is not enough for such a big event. We had to take a taxi for a couple of miles to meet with the marathon shuttles. It was also tough to get back... More 

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