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The Ambrose Hotel

1255 20th St, at Arizona & 20th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Ranked #12 of 34 hotels in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great room, great location, outstanding service! Would certainly select this hotel again. Good size room and large bathroom. Hotel provides a van for transportation to the beach or nearby restaurants.

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Salinas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I enjoyed my stay. It's a good Santa Monica location and the overall hotel is very nice with clean and very comfortable accommodations. The staff was friendly and helpful. The continental breakfast was good.

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Temecula
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A quiet garden with water flowing and Bamboo greets you as you enter the Ambrose. The decor is rustic asian. The room we had was small but beautiful and cozy...not you average bland hotel room. The bedding was soft and inviting.The room had all we needed including a small desk, comfy chair, nice entertainment unit, and a great little balcony... More

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

Thank you Barbara C from Temecula for your positive review and comments about your 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... More

Santa Monica
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Ambrose hotel used to be a cutting edge tasteful hotel... it is now dated, the interiors need updating, lighter colors and even fresh flowers.... and the management needs to polish their services. The sheets used to be Matteo, bathroom products were Aveda. Now they have average sheets and bath products. Mediocre experience.

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

We’re very sorry to hear that your stay experience was not to your satisfaction. Our hotel is scheduled for renovations this year that will address these items that you had mentioned. Our service culture is to attempt to exceed every guest expectation on every stay and I am terribly sorry that this did not happen for you. Please feel free... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here on our family trip to LA. We wanted one room to fit ourselves and our 2 teenage children. It was a nice size room for us and we enjoyed the breakfast. But they need more tables and chairs for guests to enjoy the breakfast. Breakfast is very crowded and the buffet area is very small. It's not... More

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

Thank you for your positive comments on the Ambrose Hotel-Santa Monica. Our first time guest's frequently find our hotel and instantly catch our Santa Monica "vibe". We appreciate your research in finding us. We work very hard to deliver excellent service that is both warm and relaxed every day, for every guest, every stay. Your feedback makes it all worth... More

Kuala Lumpur
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We booked a premier king room and had requested for a balcony room. We didn't get one and this unavailability was not informed to is upon check in. I had asked for a change of room, the front desk said she needed to check with the front office manager and will call me back. Waited and waited, she never called... More

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

We’re very sorry to hear that your stay experience was not to your satisfaction. We attempt to exceed every guest expectation on every stay and I am terribly sorry that this did not happen for you during a sold out situation. We try to balance the needs of all our guest room type requests, and are limited to the availability... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cozy, quaint and very friendly. I loved how every single person who worked there greeted the guests and each other with smiles, hellos, good mornings, etc. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 star is that they are still working through some renovation issues. I will be back for sure!

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

We couldn't have said it better... Trish ! 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... More

Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my 4th stay - have the best breakfast, nice rooms, good decor and free bikes to use. Nice location to beach and promenade - about 8-10 blocks. Quiet area - near hospital but never heard noise. Always friendly service.

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

Thank you, Susan S from Houston so much for your positive feedback about your recent stay at the Ambrose Hotel-Santa Monica. We appreciate your return visits. Please be sure to ask for our BEST GUEST "repeat" discounts on future stays. We work very hard to deliver excellent service that is both warm and relaxed every day, for every guest, every... More

Phoenix
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our recent stay at The Ambrose was great! Hillary was so nice and helpful over the phone booking our reservation. Location and parking are great. Breakfast is very nice. Rooms are very clean. Loved the hard wood floors and terrace. Great stay! Looking forward to another stay at The Ambrose.

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Thank you Kristen M from Phoenix so much for your positive feedback about the Ambrose Hotel-Santa Monica. We work very hard to deliver excellent service that is both warm and relaxed every day, for every guest, every stay. Your feedback makes it all worth it. More

Colorado
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff, location and facilities (including self-parking which is essential in the area) deserve an outstanding ranking. However, the quality of the included breakfast is a negative. Too many pastries, muffins, and sweet offerings and a deficiency of healthy offerings.

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We appreciate your research in finding us. We work very hard to deliver excellent service that is both warm and relaxed every day, for every guest, every stay. Your feedback makes it all worth it. We’re very sorry to hear that your stay experience was not to your complete satisfaction about our continental breakfast. We attempt to exceed every guest... 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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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#2 Green Hotel in Santa Monica #9 Business Hotel in Santa Monica #11 Romantic Hotel in Santa Monica #13 Family Hotel in Santa Monica
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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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