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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed at this hotel in mid July. Was disappointed by the rooms after readying the hotel websites and images. No bathtub or balcony in room and very basic amenities. Housekeeping did not replace basics such as soap and bath wash once used. Hotel is new, but rooms are cheaply finished. For the price of this hotel you would be better... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I really liked this hotel, the location, the rooms, the beds, the balcony, the friendly service, the car to take you where you need to go, the continental breakfast and afternoon tea and coffee, the ability to walk to restaurants, drug stores, shops and the grocery store. It is not near the beach or the best shopping but a driver... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went here for two days, booked without checking it up on TA. afterwards I saw that there were complaints on building noise etc... This is all done and this hotel is nothing but a pure gem! Friendly staff, very nice rooms and super comfy beds. It is very clean as well. The complementary breakfast does not include warm dishes like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Ambrose was a lovely place to stay. A convenient location - close to Whole Foods and restaurant options. A short walk to downtown Santa Monica. Comfortable and attractive facility. Warm and welcoming staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thanks for a memorable experience. Every detail was perfectly thought for the guests. The location was good 30 min walk to the beach or 10 min by car. The room was perfectly clean and the bed was very comfortable. The front office was very helpful. My only comment would be the room service was not available at 09:45 pm although... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had to make an emergency trip to Santa Monica as my son was undergoing unexpected surgery at UCLA Medical Center. I needed a nice property in close proximity and had room service as I was staying long hours at the hospital. Ambrose was perfect - delightful staff, breakfast included, good room service offerings and wine - always important! I... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel has been completely renovated and is a polished Gem. Parking is only $20 per night compared to twice the price at the other Santa Monica hotels. Say hello to Jessica and Alfred at the front desk! Don't forget about the complimentary breakfast in the lobby in the am!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're just on a business trip it will fulfill the purpose. Breakfast does not deserve the name and you're having it in the lobby. The coffee is very good though. Housekeeping was very friendly....

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am stunned to give a hotel 5 stars but this place is everything. Location is perfect. You walk through the double wood and glass doors in to a zen garden mecca of the friendliest staff who go out of their way to make sure your stay is amazing. The rooms are impeccably clean and did I mention the 60"... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The only place to stay in Santa Monica! Staff pays attention to every last detail and make you feel welcome. The hotel is beautiful and well maintained. Has that super relaxing California vibe. A must if you are looking for a place in the area!

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