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The Ambrose Hotel

3.5 of 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very nice aesthetics, currently having a lobby remodel that will include a bar, great enhancement and will encourage an even more relaxing stay, looking forward to coming back. Staff was very warm and hospitable, well informed on local activities. Town Car service was very nice, prompt pick up and drop off. Continental complimentary breakfast was very good and a perfect... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I often stay at the Ambrose when I am in Santa Monica on business. It has free parking, a wonderful breakfast, and is away from the hustle and bustle but very comfortable and quiet. Its a smaller hotel and I have always felt the staff has given great service to me.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had a great experience at the Ambrose hotel despite the fact that they were undergoing reservations. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. They also made me feel at home and very welcome. My room was spacious and comfortable and had a small balcony. I would definitely come back to the Ambrose and can't wait to see what it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Arrived and was greeted warmly by the gal at the front desk. She was very helpful and let me know of all the amenities that were available at the hotel. This included a complimentary ride to anywhere within 3 miles. This was very helpful as I had an interview within the area. Staff has great local knowledge and suggested some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We've been staying at The Ambrose every three weeks for nearly a year. We happened upon the hotel, and I'm so glad we did! We love staying there; the staff, the breakfast, the rooms. Even with the construction, our stays have been excellent. The staff go out of their way to make us feel welcome. We feel like family when... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Hotel was under renovations during my visit and boy does it need it. The hotel room was dirty, stains on lamps, rugs, dusty. Housekeeping didn't replelish my soaps, lotions, etc. no attention for detail. The gym is also closed, but they have free access to a gym that is 3 blocks (5 minute walk). Wait for the renovations to be... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Should have read about the remodel. We stayed on the 2nd floor. BADLY in need of a remodel. Gross stains in the hall carpets, dinged/scratched furniture, armoire drawers wouldn't close, sagging room chair, poor "breakfast", noisy hotel due to construction, noisy neighborhood (due to HOSPITAL zone, ambulance deliveries), not many food options within walking distance, too far from beach. On... More 

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Bainbridge Island
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The first room they put me in hadn't been cleaned. The rooms are dusty and loud from them remodeling their lobby. The rooms are outdated and need a complete remodel, grout dirty, tiles in bathroom missing, stains in bathtub.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is going through a remodel and you can see potential but the property is a little rough around the edges until it's done. Otherwise you will find charm in need of a lot of soft " updating". Would reccomend waiting until it's done to stay.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On the plus side, the staff is very nice and the location is good. When I stayed there the hotel was being remodeled. Hopefully, in addition to remodeling the lobby, they'll change the furniture and the stained rugs in the hallway. The chair in my room was thoroughly bottomed out. Either it's seen more than its fair share of customers... 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): $$$
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
#10 Romantic Hotel in Santa Monica
#12 Business Hotel in Santa Monica
#15 Family Hotel in Santa Monica

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