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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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Long Beach
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Wifi worked only occasionally in the room which is not acceptable. The remodel is almost complete and the Hotel will look very nice when completed. This hotel is a couple of miles from the beach and the promenade but is a good alternative to the busier beach hotels.

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Worcester, UK
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I enjoyed my stay at The Ambrose. The location is a little way out of the Downtown area but only a 20 minute walk away. The room was comfortable and I had very few complaints. In fact I think the only real issue is with the owner's description of the hotel as "luxurious". Unfortunately, when you describe a hotel as... More 

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Valrico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great hotel. Attentive staff. excellent breakfast. The hotel is charming and has a great, non-corporate feel. I would love go back and check it out again once they've finished renovations. Did I mention they had a great breakfast?

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Honolulu
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I chose this hotel because of its location near St, Josephs hospital. I booked by phone. The staff was very nice, but nothing could make up for the noise. It was like living on a construction site. No one told me they were renovating or I would not have booked there. They said the construction would go from 9;30 til... More 

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The Woodlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel is quiet and comfortable. Very clean. We were in the renovated rooms. Shuttle service is fantastic for accessing Ocean Ave and local restaurants and shops. Staff really nice and helpful. On the down side, the breakfasts lack proteins, and coffee is so-so. Should be easy to fix.

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Santa Barbara, California
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would like to give the Ambrose Hotel a good review. I really would. Why? The staff was very friendly and tried hard. They are in the middle of a remodel and except for an hour of workmen throwing things around, it wasn’t bad. Our room was small, but had a nice clean aspect, that you would expect form a... More 

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Tucson
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Ambrose staff was gracious and helpful as always. The continental breakfast was excellent, with fresh berries and yogurt and amazing pastries. We like the location and the hotel, but the prices are a bit high. Renovations are currently in progress, but did not cause any disturbance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have stayed at this hotel previously, it is welcoming, peaceful and clean. Great location, very nice breakfast (a big notch above most 'breakfast included' deals). Comfortable beds, linens, and pillows (a big deal for me, the princess and the pea!). Quiet, which is also a big deal to me. I also want to note my gratitude for the customer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great service, excellent location and staff was friendly and kind. Clean rooms, nice breakfast and shuttle to Santa Monica Pier was awesome perk - no need to worry about parking/taxi into town. Great!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Revisited after recent refurb - it was all looking good. Rates are very reasonable for the area and location, free shuttle service and breakfasts are great. Staff are always friendly and helpful - making you feel confident that you're always in safe hands at the Ambrose!

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