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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
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rome
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Room was very nice. Parking was easy. Close to several sites you want to see in the area. Very professional staff. Breakfast was perfect. Loved the experience! I will definitely stay here the next time I am in the area.

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Recently redecorated and better than ever! Wonderful staff, lovely rooms, free continental breakfast and free Wi-Fi. I've always enjoyed this hotel, but with updated design it is even better! I highly recommend this great little boutique hotel!

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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a good business hotel. It is centrally located, and has a complementary shuttle within a close radius. Easy walking distance to beach and restaurants. The rooms are large and comfortable, and the continental breakfast spread will set you up for the day. Staff are welcoming too.

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Papeete
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is great as it is calm and safety. You can had the driver around 3 miles of the hôtel and use bicycles. The Team is friendly and professional.We had a lot of advices to visit and enjoy Santa Monica. The rooms and breakfast are excellent.

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Santa Rosa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was warm and welcoming and most helpful My room was clean and set to rights as soon as i requested service. When I asked for directions they were given clearly and recommendations for restaurants were quite good.The concierge staff know what they are talking about. I felt I was a valued customer.

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Kensington, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've stayed at the Ambrose several times. Originally we picked it for its convenience to family living in Santa Monica. While we continue to value its proximity, we've found the Ambrose comfortable, really a great place to stay. We will certainly be back, and we recommend it highly. It's not cheap, but given the high prices of Santa Monica it's... More 

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Sacramento
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On this visit, I requested (and received) a room on the 4th floor, far away from the ongoing construction at the hotel. The newly renovated room was roomy, furnished nicely, had a HUGE television, and was very clean. Construction is supposed to be completed in the next 3-5 weeks (I think). Even so, as long as you get a room... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great hotel and location in Santa Monica! Friendly staff. Comfortable rooms and lovely amenities. The Ambrose Hotel, halfway between the beach and the 405 freeway, is close to shopping, restaurants and tree lined streets. Surprisingly, it is not well advertised. So glad we discovered it! It is an excellent choice for Santa Monica.

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Ann Arbor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Ambrose is an excellent small and intimate hotel. The staff are eager to help and make your stay as comfortable as possible. The location is excellent if you are staying in Santa Monica. It is a bit pricey, but everything is in S.M.

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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this hotel - have stayed multiple times now. It's the perfect place to stay during a business trip when all you want is to unwind at the end of a busy day! Love the car service within immediate area. So alleviates one more stress when on the road!

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