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The Ambrose

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2010

Have always loved staying here, and have been for years, even get remembered by the lovely staff who can't do enough for you and drive you around in the London cab. Thanks for another great stay. Just one thing, the breakfast is awful, for me anyway, plates and plates of sugary muffins and danish pastries, toast and jam, fruity sugary... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2010

We stayed at the Ambrose for one night as part of our honeymoon roadtrip and loved it. We chose the Ambrose after finding an excellent rate on Tablet.com's private sale. Free parking and free continental breakfast is rare in America but to have these coupled with such a relaxed, comfortable and classy hotel in such a fab location is like... More 

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Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2010

This was our second stay at The Ambrose on a vacation that included multiple hotels. The Ambrose was once again convenient, quiet, clean, well-appointed, and pleasing to the eye. The beds are comfortable, the room and bathroom is clean and new, and the included breakfast with pastries from Urth, fresh strawberries, yogurt, cereal, etc was more than wonderful. Nice outdoor... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2010

We stayed here by a recommendation from a nearby company that has a discount arrangement. The hotel looks nice, it's clean, the employees are very friendly. There is a really nice outdoor garden area with seating and a fish pond with the sound of running water. The continental breakfast was enjoyable as well. The major down side was the lack... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2010

I stayed at the Ambrose for a business trip over the weekend and would recommend it to anyone wanting a reasonably priced hotel that's not one of the big chains. Sweet zen styling and modern rooms. The bed was very comfortable, the closet space ample, etc. Only complaint was that there was a door connecting to another room - so... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2010

The Ambrose is simply a great, comfortable hotel. The rooms are very comfortable, the facility is new, clean and sustainable, the staff is effective and friendly and the location is good (a 15 minute walk to Santa Monica Promenade and Pier). Added perks include a fantastic free breakfast every morning, free (fast) wireless and a free hotel shuttle to drop... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2010

Pros: nice place to be, lovely staff, good breakfast, free Wi-Fi, free London cab which is very useful. Cons: better showers please, small room for the price, ye olde TVs, heavier weights in the gym.

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Palm Beach, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2010

I was not expecting 4 star but a solid 3 would have been nice. checking in had all the charm of being processed through a federal prison. The rooms are gloomy. you can hear EVERY SINGLE THING going on in the rooms above, beside and beneath you.

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Burbank, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2010

M wife and came here for three nights to begin our honeymoon. The management was very accommodating and gave us a breakfast in bed and upgraded us to a nicer room for free. The complimentary bikes and taxi were amazing and we really enjoyed chilling out in Santa Monica for a few days. A great hotel!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2010

Four years since our last visit which we enjoyed. So another trip planned to California and didn't look any further than the Ambrose for accomodation at the start and end of our trip. The hotel hasn't changed and is up to the highest standard in look and service from the helpful staff. Added bonus of a breakfast, which has plenty... More 

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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $330 - $464 (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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