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The Ambrose

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1255 20th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Henderson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Ambrose is an oasis in the bustle of Santa Monica. From the beautiful front garden to the wonderful breakfast and the cocktail hour in the evening; it is a perfect combination of luxury and relaxation. The location is perfect for getting to Third Street and the beach, but also so close to the shops on Montana Ave and many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great boutique hotel. Clean comfortable room. Upgraded to room work large patio and fireplace. Continental breakfast with fresh breads and fruit. Very good coffee. Staff was warm and professional as well as helpful. Best robe provided in hotel room. I will definitely stay here again.

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Santa Monica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For someone looking for a little something out of the ordinary for a hotel stay in the Santa Monica area at a moderate rate, we would recommend the Ambrose. The rehab that was just completed was very successful, giving the place a bit of a European or Asian flair.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The good first. Located in Santa Monica. There on business and close to meeting. Room was OK, nothing extraordinary for the price (more on that later.) In-room refrigerator, which should be a "given" in hotels at this price range. Some restaurants within walking distance. Now the rest. Very expensive, $400+. Told to stay there by client and that client had... More 

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Santa Monica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Ambrose continues to be a wonderful off the beaten track, lovely boutique hotel. The rooms are tasteful and the bedding is exceptional! They serve a wonderful breakfast and offer free shuttle service around town!

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Fresno
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is convenient to the area I visit most often and it is very clean. The staff are so very helpful and kind which is a rarity these days. We have stayed at several different hotels in Los Angels over the years as we visit however, most of them are so generic that it boars a person to distraction.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good hotel. Nice position to reach buses and trains. I appreciated also the free car service, especially for the day of departure, when the time is usually short! Good and tasty european-style breakfast. Extremely polite employees. I suggest it.

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Santa Monica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful clean rooms. Nice hotel but the walls are very thins. We were a b le to hear the person next door snoring. In the morning you could hear the showers, toilets flushing and people in the hallways. If it wasn't for the noise this hotel would be a very good hotel and I would have recommended it.

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Lupe M, Manager at The Ambrose, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit. We greatly appreciate the time you have spent to share your feedback with us. It is our focus to continue to improve the property and create exceptional experiences for our guests. I can assure you I will take this feedback to our team in hopes of resolving this issue at the soonest. We do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Ambrose is tastefully appointed, immaculately clean, and the staff is warm and helpful down to the last person. It truly was a delight to come back to the hotel every evening. And the breakfast buffet, resembling a Continental Breakfast spread, is excellent; among the choices are excellent pastries from a bakery, a fresh fruit salad and excellent coffee. No... More 

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Lupe M, Manager at The Ambrose, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit. We are so pleased to hear of your wonderful experience and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! More 

Las Vegas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great hotel. It was clean, safe and quaint. It was an easy and cheap trip to the beach in Uber. The staff was professional and courteous. I would definitely stay again and I would recommend this hotel to family and friends.

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Thank you for your recent stay. We are so pleased to hear of your wonderful experience. Please also know, we have our complimentary house car available to our guests to transport you within a 3 mile radius of the hotel, an alternative to uber! More 

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Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Room Service
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located at the corner of 20th and Arizona Street, The Ambrose is in a quiet and unassuming neighborhood and is known for being an eco-friendly property. Having just completed an extensive, multi-million dollar renovation of all 77 guestrooms and public spaces, the distinctive California Craftsman design has been revitalized to reflect the essence of a large private home. Luxury linens, C.O. Bigelow bath products, complimentary in-room HSIA WiFi, complimentary continental breakfast, complimentary fitness center access and complimentary house car service await all guests! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Ambrose

Address: 1255 20th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Location: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Price Range: $326 - $465 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Ambrose 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
#12 Romantic Hotel in Santa Monica
#13 Business Hotel in Santa Monica
#14 Family Hotel in Santa Monica
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