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The Ambrose Hotel

1255 20th St, at Arizona & 20th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404
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    4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What an awesome little place, like a cozy suburban home tucked in downtown. Clean, modern, great location and price for what you get. They also offer deals on hotel tonight. Surprisingly good breakfast at no extra cost in a comfy living room arrangement. Friendly and prompt late night room service and quality food at really good prices. I would recommend... More

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Atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel needs upgrading with regards to the lobby and room. Location is excellent for us because we are close to family and friends and the staff is very friendly and efficient. Would highly recommend this establishment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What an unexpected find! The hotel we originally booked was oversold so we ended-up at The Ambrose Hotel. Terrific place to stay! Great folks at the front desk, late-night room service, comfortable bed, lovely bathroom with outstanding amenities, and easy parking. Can't recommend too highly!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I know Southern California very well and find few places to lodge that are as peaceful and charming as The Ambrose Hotel. It is definitely a lovely hidden treasure tucked away from the chaos of Southern California yet close to everything! I look forward to my next visit.

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Sebastopol
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A little gem in Santa Monica...will be back. The only issue that I had was that it was a very warm day in la and arrived late to the hotel and the room was very hot...not much to be done and still this hotel was a great find.

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Denton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love staying here. Not a big hotel where you are just another guest. Great place to stay. Front desk is always helpful and willing to help. Very clean and comfortable rooms. The fruit in the morning is always fresh and very good.

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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

Livermore, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ambrose Hotel is a very charming and clean hotel located in Santa Mo nica with complimentary shuttle that will take you to the heart of Santa Monica for shopping and dining needs. Its clean, green, and comfortable. The staff are courteous and very customer service oriented with the focus on providing the best service to the client. Jose who... 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

Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed there for business which convenient and comfortable. They do have a free shuttle provided you travel within 3 moiles of the hotel. 3rd street Promenade (where Santa Monica Place is) is about 2 miles from the hotel. The Santa Monica Pier is about a couple of blocks from there.

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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. Your comments make it all worth the effort. More

Corona del Mar, California
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was nice, but this property definitely has it's flaws. The biggest one was that when I checked into my supposedly clean room, there were too long hairs on the bathtub! There were several other minor experiences that showed this was not a first class property. They included housekeeping removing items I didn't want removed (hangers) and leaving items... 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. Please feel free to reach me directly at 310-315-3180 or via email at gm@ambrosehotel.com More

Livermore, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very comfortable and quiet hotel...close to everything yet not on the main thoroughfare. Breakfast is great too...the strawberry jam is memorable. The vibe is very calming and the staff is very attentive and friendly.

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

Thank you so much for your positive feedback about the Ambrose Hotel. 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. 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): $$$
Number of rooms: 77
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