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“smooth as silk”
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The Ambrose
Ranked #6 of 36 Hotels in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersGold level
Cambridge, Massachusetts
2 reviews
“smooth as silk”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

All the staff were friendly, the beds were comfy, breakfasts were tasty, cleaning staff were discrete and thorough, rooms were large, decor was tasteful. Can only say good things about this hotel. Lots of ease and no worries.

Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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General M, Manager at The Ambrose, responded to this review, December 2, 2013
We couldn't have said it better !!

Thank you chriskg01 of Cambridge, Massachusetts for your positive review and comments about the Ambrose Hotel - Santa Monica.

Our first time guest's frequently find our hotel and accommodations like their own home.
Our staff strives to provide service & accommodations that exceed our guest expectations on every visit, every day for every guest
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

I was only here for one night and so didn't have a chance to experience much of the hotel. The front desk person was very friendly and helped me arrange a cab for an early morning departure. The rooms were very large and very nice amenities in the room (toiletries very nice and nice assortment of tea and coffee). My only complaint would be the TV -- time to upgrade to newer technology. The TV was antique. Would love to go back on a future visit and stay longer.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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General M, Manager at The Ambrose, responded to this review, December 2, 2013
We couldn't have said it better...

Thank you SLKspingirl of Texas for your positive review and comments about the Ambrose Hotel - Santa Monica.

Our first time guest's frequently find our hotel and accommodations like their own home.
Our staff strives to provide service & accommodations that exceed our guest expectations on every visit, every day for every guest.
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed November 24, 2013

Great location, close to transport. Staff were very friendly and helpful (in particular Linda and Thomas).
Linda was great with local knowledge and helped plan my days with sights to see. Would recommend a stay at this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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General M, Manager at The Ambrose, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Thank you Annie H 55 from Sydney Australia for your positive comments about your recent stay at the Ambrose Hotel - Santa Monica.

We couldn't have said it better !! And our staff are extremely warmed to hear that they were able to accommodate your stay that meet's or exceeds your expectations. We strive to provide accommodations that exceed our guest expectations on every visit, every day for every guest.

Your positive feedback makes it all worth our efforts
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San Anselmo, California
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Reviewed November 23, 2013

Lovely convenient place to stay. Friendly and helpful staff. Really nice little continental breakfast is included. The rooms are comfortable enough, clean and a great size. Decor is really nice. Just a good homey place to stay when you're in the LA area.

Room Tip: Bring your own pillow if you like a soft down feeling one. Their's are hard and feel cheap.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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General M, Manager at The Ambrose, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Thank you for your positive comments about your recent stay at the Ambrose Hotel.

We strive to provide accommodations that exceed our guest expectations on every visit, every day for every guest.

Your positive feedback makes it all worth our efforts
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Detroit, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed November 23, 2013

Nice boutique hotel. Very nice breakfast including plain yogurt which is not easy to find. Great pillows for sleeping. Would have stayed longer but location at 20th not close enough to downtown (3rd St. Promenade area) for easy walking. I wanted to be able to walk into town, to beach often.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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General M, Manager at The Ambrose, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Thank you Lane B from Detroit Michigan !

We sincerely appreciate your positive comments about your 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 positive feedback makes it all worth our efforts
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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed November 22, 2013

Today a good friend asked me today for a hotel recommendation in Santa Monica. I didn't hesitate for a second. I explained about the amazing rooms, staff and amenities. It feels like home, plan and simple. Then came the feeling of longing to be there for the good vibes that it exudes. (I must be tired from my 18 hours of classes this semester). I hope one of these days to experience the Ambrose again. I'm not a Santa Monica fan, but would return in a heartbeat just to stay here.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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General M, Manager at The Ambrose, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Thank you " LV2sell from Tucson Arizona for your positive remarks about your recent stay at the Ambrose Hotel - Santa Monica.

We couldn't have said it better !!!!

We strive to provide accommodations that exceed our guest expectations on every visit, every day for every guest.

Your positive feedback makes it all worth our efforts.

Go Wildcats !!!
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

During recent business trip to Santa Monica decided to stay "off the run" at The Ambrose. Great decision with the differentiator being the complimentary car service. Morning organic breakfast was very fresh and enjoyable. If you can, 4th floor room overlooking small fountain would be room of choice.

Back to car service for those of you on business travel. I was lucky to have Drew and Jose as my regular drivers. Both of these gentlemen are excellent reflection of The Ambrose - personable, polite, knowledgable and very willing to assist.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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General M, Manager at The Ambrose, responded to this review, November 22, 2013
Thank you kwiztek of Toronto, Canada for your positive comments on 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... that are like their own home. We strive to provide accommodations that exceed our guest expectations on every visit, every day for every guest.

Your positive feedback makes it all worth our efforts. Drew & Jose will be pleased to know of your appreciation.
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Property: The Ambrose
Address: 1255 20th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404-1351
Location: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Ambrose 3.5*
Number of rooms: 77
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 
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