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The Ambrose Hotel

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1255 20th Street, at Arizona & 20th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Fresno
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Off the busy, noisy tourist streets, but still convenient. Clean, very comfortable bed, great front desk service and a delicious continental breakfast. Bikes to borrow, car service to beach or shopping. Great place.

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Tucson
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Potential for a lovely boutique hotel but needs to sharpen amenities and service for the price. The breakfast was the exact same for 5 mornings in a row. The parking was excellent. The staff did call the day before to give us an upgrade which we appreciated.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Forget about over-priced hotels and recognized names in the area. The Ambrose is amazing! You will honestly forget that you do not live here for a moment because it feels like you are residing in a posh condo complex. I have lived in CA for three years now and I am so happy that I booked this place for my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Ambrose Hotel in Santa Monica provided us with an exceptional 5 night stay in August 2015. The staff was consistently helpful, the breakfast options were healthy & delicious and the central location made it ideal. Highly recommend this property! Only wish they had a pool but...everything else was greatly!

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Upholland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great hotel in a quieter part of Santa Monica. It was about a 25-30 minute walk to the beach and shops. There are restaurants close by. The rooms very spacious and clean. The breakfast is good and the staff are extremely friendly and helpful. We plan to visit this hotel again next year.Thank you.

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent three pleasant nights at the Ambrose in Santa Monica. Very nice hotel, comfortable, quiet, sophisticated. We enjoyed the outside sitting area, among other things; great place to relax and read. Car service to downtown Santa Monica is helpful.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

for anyone concerned about construction - it has been completed and the hotel is very peaceful. stayed in the suite on the fourth floor and it was perfect. quiet location that is still fairly central, free shuttle to the beach, great breakfast, free wifi. ankit at the front desk is the best! he was very friendly and helpful, five stars... More 

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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice little hotel with friendly staff and comfy rooms. Would come back for sure. Rooms are nice and well lit, with a nice balcony. Staff was very helpful and accommodating. The bed was way too comfortable, we were tempted to stay in.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What the Ambrose lacks in beachfront, it makes up in total comfort and a more pleasant location that lets you enjoy the very walkable neighborhood. Close to several bars/restaurants as well as Whole Foods and super-accessible to all the non-freeway major roads. Excellent value with a rate way lower than all of the places with too much noise and annoying... More 

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Land O Lakes, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The bed was extremely comfortable. The room could have used a coffee maker. The hotel is nicely decorated! The staff were very friendly at the front desk and very informative. Not alot of things to do in the area of hotel!

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