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Dubai
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simple but comfy hotel. Not too many frills but overall an enjoyable stay. Staff were great. Simple breakfast . Decent location . It is JLT the ultra glamorous location but a decent and practical location

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AmbroseGM, General Manager at The Ambrose, responded to this review

Dear Faaaamily, Thanks for taking the time to review us here on Trip Advisor. I am glad that you enjoyed our comfortable Santa Monica hideaway and had a relaxing stay with us. I am most notably proud that our amazing team took great care of you. Please pay us a visit when you are back in Santa Monica to enjoy...

Redwood City, United States
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

This was a lucky pick...just read about it online. We were pleasantly surprised with the clean, modern rooms and guest amenities. Nice lounge and breakfast options. The location is away from the busiest areas, so it's quieter...not a lot of restaurant choices in walking distance, but many within a short drive. We would definitely recommend The Ambrose.

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AmbroseGM, General Manager at The Ambrose, responded to this review

Dear Kurt S, Reviews like these makes all of the work we put into our hotel truly worth it! I am thrilled to hear you had such an enjoyable experience and do appreciate you taking the time to write such a lovely review of our hotel. We do hope to welcome you back to the Ambrose Hotel in the very...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hadn't been to The Ambrose since they did their latest remodeling. It's quite lovely. And the staff is especially courteous and helpful. And the breakfast...yes you get breakfast, too...was really quite good. For a tourist destination like Santa Monica, I think The Ambrose is a very good value.

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AmbroseGM, General Manager at The Ambrose, responded to this review

Dear D. M, We appreciate you taking the time to post this thoughtful review here on Trip Advisor. We truly agree that The Ambrose offers tremendous value in our amazing location, steps away from all that Santa Monica has to offer. We are certainly proud of our fun and friendly service, enhanced breakfast offerings spacious and comfortable guest rooms. We...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for a week and enjoyed our visit. The Good: - Very nice hotel; clean and well-maintained. - Staff was very friendly and helpful. They always said, "Good morning", as well. - Great coffee; smooth and hot! - The continental breakfast was fresh and delicious with a great selection. - Rooms have large flat screen TVs and high...

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AmbroseGM, General Manager at The Ambrose, responded to this review

Dear GlockRocker, Thanks for staying with us at The Ambrose Hotel and providing your feedback here on Trip Advisor. I am extremely pleased that you enjoyed our modern and spacious guest rooms; our complimentary deluxe starter breakfast and shuttle service. Most notably I would like to thank you for the wonderful comments surrounding our guest service team. We take great...

San Francisco
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you don't mind staying at a lovely hotel but away from the beach, the Ambrose is for you. This isn't a budget hotel by any means. But starting with the Craftsman-style design and architecture of the hotel to the good-size and very clean rooms, it is just a very nice and relaxing place. I was a little nervous about...

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AmbroseGM, General Manager at The Ambrose, responded to this review

Dear Christina D, Thank you for taking the time to provide this wonderful review here on Trip Advisor! We are particularly proud of our very convenient location in Santa Monica being the perfect "jump off" point for all of the amazing attractions in very close proximity, such as Montana Avenue and the Promenade; and for pointing out that our stellar...

Tiburon, CA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The general ambience of the hotel is very nice: A luxury property I guess you'd say. Beds, bathroom, lobby, cleanliness, and design all very good. Some minor but irritating flaws for $400+ a night: 1. Lighting was awful. One bedside lamp for two double beds, and it towered above the bed so the bright LED shines right in your eyes....

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AmbroseGM, General Manager at The Ambrose, responded to this review

Dear BinkySez, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with you feedback here on Trip Advisor. I am certainly pleased to hear that you enjoyed our spacious spotless guest rooms. I also appreciate the feedback regarding the LED guest room lighting. I hear you loud and clear regarding our current food and beverage program. We have partnered with a...

Katy, Texas
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

On my recent stay in Santa Monica, stayed at The Ambrose for 4 nights. Pros: Lovely hotel. Nice continental breakfast with fresh fruit and pastries, bikes to borrow to ride around. Cons: The walls are so thin I can hear the conversation from the guests next door. There are children and it sounds like they are having a soccer game...

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AmbroseGM, General Manager at The Ambrose, responded to this review

Dear P_B1of6, Thank you for taking the time to provide your review here on Trip Advisor. We certainly appreciate you sharing the wonderful comments regarding our deluxe complimentary breakfast and bicycles. We look forward to your return to The Ambrose Hotel when you travels bring you back to Santa Monica. All my best, Matt Bernard General Manager

Phoenix, AZ
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I've been staying at The Ambrose in Santa Monica since it was built (maybe more than 15 years ago!). They have finally finished their remodel and it's superb. The zen vibe is still there but the rooms are much brighter (especially the bathrooms). The beds are still comfy. The linens are wonderful. The breakfast has been improved and seating outside...

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AmbroseGM, General Manager at The Ambrose, responded to this review

Dear foodierd, Thank you for providing such a wonderful review of your stay at The Ambrose Hotel here on Trip Advisor! I am most certainly pleased that you are enjoying the remodel, amazing beds and linens and most notably our excellent team. Stay tuned for even more improvements in breakfast and throughout our food and beverage program as we make...

Santa Rosa, California
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Arrived for a one night stay. Check-in was efficient and pleasant enough. Requested quiet room upon booking and was rewarded with a room away from elevator. Room was clean and nicely decorated in modern style. No balcony. Tasty, excellent quality continental breakfast. Pricey, but as it's in Santa Monica it's to be expected.

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Dear Victrola78, Thanks for taking the time to provide a review here on Trip Advisor. We are certainly pleased that you enjoyed our delicious complimentary breakfast and our quiet and comfortable guest rooms. We truly feel that we provide a tremendous value for our guests with the many wonderful complimentary options available, amazing location and individualized service which is second...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 8 March 2017

The lobby, lobby lounge (library), and common spaces are very nice. Comfortable atmosphere. I didn't expect a hotel like this to serve a complementary breakfast so that I was a nice surprise. Staff was friendly. The room was spacious and well appointed. The bathroom a bit small but fine for one person. This is a good hotel for a business...

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AmbroseGM, General Manager at The Ambrose, responded to this review

Dear MBarb10, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback here on Trip Advisor. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay; most notably that our amazing team, spacious guest rooms and deluxe breakfast were top notch! We look forward to welcoming you back to The Ambrose. Warm regards, Matt Bernard General Manager

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  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre 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 St, Santa Monica, CA 90404-1351
Region: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Price Range: $425 - $657 (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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See which rooms travellers prefer

“I love the 4th floor facing front.”
foodierd, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are quiet, thanks to great sound proofing. If you can, go for one on a higher floor with a Santa Monica Mountains view.”
12may, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Recommend top floor rooms overlooking the courtyard”
ManouchehrG, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We had a high floor suite”
Sylvie748, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Level 1 rooms, 121, 123, and others have their own patio.”
JKLS333, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
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