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The Ambrose Hotel

1255 20th St, at Arizona & 20th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Ranked #10 of 34 hotels in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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South Pasadena
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel is like arts and crafts meets Thailand. Lovely facility, altho the carpet in the hallways was gross, the rest of the place is very clean and beautiful. Staff is nice. The circulation from lobby to parking to room is a confusing. Continental breakfast is a definite value. Great spread and wonderful place to eat it.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I don't know if the quality of the rooms justify the price per night. The TV in my room was an old tube tv. The balcony was a nice surprise especially with the wonderful weather in Santa Monica. The breakfast is quite delightful as well.

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Naperville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel is located in a residential area. It is convenient to Santa Monica and the surrounding communities. The continental breakfast, which is complimentary, is very good. Parking used to be free, but there is now a $20 charge per day.

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Long Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I cant rave enough of how much i enjoyed staying at The Ambrose, I arrived late evening, and the front desk, well he was amazing, unfortunately i don't know how to spell his name, but he was very welcoming and fun. checked me in right away. In the parking structure, i met Chad, who was kind enough to help me... More

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General M, Manager at The Ambrose Hotel, responded to this review

We couldn't have said it better... Thank you for your positive comments on your most recent stay at the Ambrose Hotel-Santa Monica. Our first time guest's frequently find our hotel and instantly get to know our Southern California " vibe" throughout the entire hotel, staff and accommodations... We strive to provide accommodations that exceed our guest expectations on every visit,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here great continental breakfast. Very comfy. Just a lil noise traffic. Shuttle to main shopping and food. Would definitely stay here again. Bed and pillows comfy. Rooms tiny but who stays in the room. Nice and close to Santa Monica pier with shuttle.

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General M, Manager at The Ambrose Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments on your most recent stay at the Ambrose Hotel-Santa Monica. Our first time guest's frequently find our hotel and instantly get to know our Southern California " vibe" throughout the entire hotel, staff and accommodations... We strive to provide accommodations that exceed our guest expectations on every visit, every day for every guest. Your... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second stay at the Ambrose. It is conveniently located and is a great price for the area. Some of the room was a little dated and worn but it didn't detract from the stay(biggest issues was there was a wardrobe and not a closet which didn't allow my long dresses to hang without wrinkling) . I was... More

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General M, Manager at The Ambrose Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments on your most recent stay at the Ambrose Hotel - Santa Monica. Our first time guest's frequently find our hotel and accommodations like their own home. Our staff strives to provide service & accommodations that exceed our guest expectations on every visit, every day for every guest. Your feedback makes it all worth it. More

Pilot Point, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our 2 nights at the Ambrose were overall very good. Extremely courteous employees and a very clean and quiet hotel. Only one issue and that was with one of their shuttle drivers. He is dangerous! All the other van drivers were extremely safe and courteous and made for an enjoyable short trip down to the beach and back. We can... More

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General M, Manager at The Ambrose Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments on your most recent stay at the Ambrose Hotel-Santa Monica. We strive to provide accommodations that exceed our guest expectations on every visit, every day for every guest. We apologize for the driver who we've identified and made some changes with. Your positive feedback makes it all worth our efforts. More

Carrollton, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful hotel, clean and contemporary room, and the staff was great and friendly. Price is very competitive with area hotels, and location is very close to shopping and the beach. The parking garage is fairly small and tight, but that's typical of this area. Highly recommended.

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General M, Manager at The Ambrose Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments on your most recent stay at the Ambrose Hotel-Santa Monica. Our first time guest's frequently find our hotel and instantly get to know our Southern California " vibe" throughout the entire hotel, staff and accommodations... We strive to provide accommodations that exceed our guest expectations on every visit, every day for every guest. Your... More

Spokane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Met my needs for business trip. Convenient location and helpful staff. Especially enjoyed the shuttle service and drivers. 24 hour restaurant and pharmacy within walking distance. Short distance from shopping and Santa Monica pier.

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General M, Manager at The Ambrose Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments on your most recent stay at the Ambrose Hotel-Santa Monica. Our first time guest's frequently find our hotel and instantly get to know our Southern California " vibe" throughout the entire hotel, staff and accommodations... We strive to provide accommodations that exceed our guest expectations on every visit, every day for every guest. Your... More

Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great small hotel without the anonymous feel of budget chains. A bit old, a little worn, but clean and it has great staff. We enjoyed the complimentary breakfast, being able to hire bicycles and hang around the library while we waited for the cab to the airport. Would recommend a stay here.

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General M, Manager at The Ambrose Hotel, responded to this review

We couldn't have said it better... Thank you for your positive comments on your most recent stay at the Ambrose Hotel-Santa Monica. Our first time guest's frequently find our hotel and instantly get to know our Southern California " vibe" throughout the entire hotel, staff and accommodations... We strive to provide accommodations that exceed our guest expectations on every visit,... 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): $$$$
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#2 Green Hotel in Santa Monica #5 Business Hotel in Santa Monica #9 Romantic Hotel in Santa Monica #12 Family Hotel in Santa Monica
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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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