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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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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Newport Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago NEW

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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Camarillo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room was advertised as deluxe but was very small. Otherwise good experience at the property. Please install soap holders and repair refrigerator for the mini bar. The room service was exceptional and the food was very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Ambrose is located in a mostly residential neighborhood in Santa Monica. The room I had was very recently redone and was very pleasant. The breakfast was included and there was much to choose from to get a healthy meal. I was thee only one night si couldn't take advantage of all they had to offer, like the complimentary driver.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great 6 night stay. Hotel under renovation but no noise or problems. For the first 3 nights we stayed in one of the older rooms on level 3 and the last 3 nights in one of the recently renovated rooms. Both were comfortable and of an excellent standard. Only criticism would be the pillows. Really need better ones... More 

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Glen Allen
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really expensive, just not for Santa Monica. Breakfast is average, staff is very nice, walking distance to Whole Foods, the beach and the Promenade. The bed though - that was totally awesome! The Ambrose compares favorably to other Santa Monica hotels.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice quiet location, and modern (a bit sterile) decor, but I was not impressed moving rooms for our two night stay particularly when the hotel was half full or less. The second room was very inferior especially the pillows and this was a total letdown. We were also overcharged, however, this was fixed without an issue. We booked as... More 

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Greenwood Village
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Waiting for completion of renovation to adequately review property. Still love location, waiting for completion of renovation. Staff is helpful and responsive, beds are very comfortable. New furniture and TV's are needed to complete renovation.

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