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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On the L.A. marathon day, the hotel should have real shuttles (mini vans or bigger) or rent extra vehicles to take the marathoners to the shuttles. One car is not enough for such a big event. We had to take a taxi for a couple of miles to meet with the marathon shuttles. It was also tough to get back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was looking for a hotel close to St John's Hospital in Santa Monica. I wanted a nice hotel within walking distance and where I felt safe walking at night. Even tough the hotel is undergoing renovation it did not effect me at all. I walked to the hospital in mid morning and returned late night. The room was very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This visit was much better as we only experienced noise from the fourth floor on the first day when we arrived. Although workers were also there on Monday we did not here any noise. It was nice and quite over week-end. Breakfast service was restored back to usual great quality and exercise room was back to normal as well. Staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like boutique hotels and this one did not disappoint. Rooms were quiet. My requested down pillows were there when we checked in. They had a hotel car to take us to dinner. The breakfast was fresh and bountiful and the staff was great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is close enough to walk to Wilshire or Santa Monica Avenue shops and restaurants and yet tucked away so its quiet and it doesn't feel like a business hotel. It's lovely inside, the rooms are spacious and comfortable - I really enjoyed staying there - it was a surprise to me - I expected something less and I... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This hotel is under construction. There is no lobby, and you have to check-in in the garage underneath the hotel (down a steep driveway). The rooms have thin walls and I the guests next door were easily heard. Overall with construction they should just close until they are ready to re-open.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The entire lobby is under construction and some of the rooms. It starts at 8am and it's pretty loud, it was hard to work. Room is clean but bed is super firm, I had problems sleeping. Front desk seems disorganized

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

A recent Super Bowl weekend in Santa Monica had me staying at the Ambrose, which is under renovation and expansion. Despite having to check in through the garage, the staff couldn't be more friendly despite the adversity caused by the construction. And Chad, their driver who taxis you out and about into downtown, was a delight ready with recommendations for... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

- I understand there were going through construction (which is cool), and the occasional noise and dust is fine. However, they had to do this one particular construction work that was almost overbearingly loud (you couldn't stay in the hotel lest your ears will hurt) for the majority of the day, and they gave me a notice by slipping in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here while having medical procedures for my daughter. The hotel was very clean and the staff went above and beyond! The took us and picked us up everyday! They made a less than wonderful week as enjoyae as possible!!

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