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The Ambrose Hotel

3.5 of 5 1255 20th St, at Arizona & 20th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404
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    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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2005

Spent ages looking for a hotel and went by the #1 rating and reviews on tripadvisors site. Travelled from Las Vegas for one night stay so wanted little hassle. Booked 6 weeks in advance and when we turned up they had overbooked. In fairness they tried to accommodate us but the options just weren't suitable and they didn't seem that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2004

i used to live in southern california... but now visit only on business... i am thrilled to have found the ambrose!!! it's a GREAT combination of boutique hotel and bed and breakfast... the rooms are terrific--luxuriously comfortable and also very geared for convenience.... the staff is wonderful... the breakfast every morning in the living room is perfect... and i love... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2004

I echo all the other comments about the pleasant environment - and the very soft sheets.... BUT for me it was the employees who really made the difference. They were exceptionally helpful - especially Josh. I've travelled on business (a lot!) and stayed in many fancy hotels, and the attitude of the employees at The Ambrose was beyond anything I've... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2004

I decided to go with the Ambrose after reading all the reviews and loved it!!!! My boyfriend and I had a corner suite which included: your own big patio with a gas fireplace!, a huge bathroom that was shaped like a long hallway (tub on one end, sink and shower in the middle, and the toilet at other end.) The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2004

Excellent 4-night stay. Very friendly staff, comfortable rooms, especially beds, tasty breakfast and handsomely-designed common areas. Free parking and breakfast make it a good value. Quiet location, but not in the midst of things (need to drive, not a good walking location, but that's LA).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2004

We recently stayed for three days and could not fault this hotel. Lovely huge bed with feather quilts and stacks of pillows. It was soothing to return to our room after a day of shopping, driving, sunbathing. Breakfast was fine, a great selection of danish pastries, Starbucks coffee, more danish pastries, all taken informally in the 'dining area' and out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2004

Stayed 4 nights recently on the recommendation of trip advisor. Was amazed at the quality of the hotel for the money. The room furnishings were quality as were the aveda products in the bathroom. Home cinema in room was a nice touch. The free breakfast was a pleasant suprise as was the quality of what was on offer. Free car... 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): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Ambrose Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 77
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Also Known As:
Ambrose Hotel Santa Monica
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Santa Monica
#10 Business Hotel in Santa Monica
#10 Romantic Hotel in Santa Monica
#13 Family Hotel in Santa Monica

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