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Vernon Hills
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Top-notch hotel experience. Felt like being welcomed into a friends luxurious home. It was as good a stay as i can remember and was effortless all the way through - from booking, checking in, enjoying the stay and checking out. The staff was very good, especially Tina lang at the front desk. She was exceptional.

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Oslo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stay at the Ambrose for two nights. It is in a quiet and good location - not to far for walking down to the seaside. Also they have a driver service and they take you max 3 miles from the hotel for free. The rooms are big and the beds are exceptional good, with silk duvets. Breakfast is OK,... More 

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

Thank you so much for your recent visit. We greatly appreciate the time you have spent to share with us the positive attributes to the hotel as well as areas to which we can improve. It is our greatest pleasure to provide exceptional service and exceed our guests expectations upon each and every visit. We have taken note of your... More 

Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed 3 nights while attending a seminar around the corner. Very clean, up to date and comfortable. Staff was friendly and attentive. I enjoyed the property and will certainly stay here again next time I'm in Santa Monica.

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

Thank you for your recent stay. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! More 

Seattle, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're looking for a place with roaches crawling out of the shower, generally poor but occasionally passable service, the Ambrose is the places for you. I have stayed at The Ambrose four times in the last four months on business and the fourth time was the last straw. Each time I've had a cockroach greet me every morning in... More 

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

Please accept my sincere apologies for your experience here at The Ambrose. I can assure you I have made note of your concerns to speak to management to further investigate this through the hotel. Should you wish to speak with us further, please do not hesitate to reach out to us directly at LMendoza@ambrosehotel.com. Thank you. More 

Northeast USA
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were very pleased with our 3-night stay at the Ambrose. Loved the breakfast in "the living room". A very convenient location to PCH, the Montana area, and Pacific Palisades. Would stay here again and recommend it to friends.

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

So happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. Whether it may be business or pleasure, we look forward to welcoming you back soon! More 

Los Angeles, CA
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95 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's hard to find a nice hotel in Santa Monica that is not super expensive. This place is just right. While it's been around awhile, it feels newly built. Nice beds, lobby, outdoor courtyard. Minimal street noise, though typical hotel hallway sounds. Very professional staff- helpful, cheerful. Breakfast offers high quality pastries, yogurt, and fresh fruit, plus instant cereals, etc.... More 

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

Thank you for your recent visit. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! More 

Orinda
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This boutique hotel is a gem. The ambiance is quiet and serene when you walk in. Staff are very friendly. It's a great location with superb amenities. The continental breakfast is one of the best that we've had with fresh fruit and gourmet pastries. Rooms are immaculate with luxury bedding. It was a great stay for the whole family.

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Thank you for your recent stay. Whether it may be business or pleasure, we hope to see you again soon! More 

Somerset, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in this Hotel for seven nights as part of a Wedding Party, and found our stay to be very comfortable and pleasant. The newly remodeled, upscale, green, Eco-friendly, Boutique Hotel is off the beaten path, but right in the middle of a residential neighborhood, and has quite a few nice Restaurants within walking distance. This was great, as... More 

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We are so pleased that you were able to celebrate the exciting festivities with us, and so happy we could be of assistance! We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share both the positives as well as the challenges you experienced. We continue to work hard to improve our overall service and appreciate you sharing your feedback with us.... More 

Portland, Oregon, USA
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57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have stayed in the Ambrose a coupe of times in previous years. We like this place because it is located conveniently close to Santa Monica, Westwood and is relatively short drive to Beverly Hills. There are many restaurants in the area. The Ambrose continues to offer a high quality place to stay. Its rooms are decorated tastefully; our room... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful comments. Whether it may be business or pleasure, we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I stayed at the Ambrose for two nights. The hotel was clean, reasonable, but lacked atmosphere, and was far away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Santa Monica. The breakfast was minimal. Not a holiday type of hotel and I suspect that it gets most of its business from the nearby hospital and people on business trips. I personally... 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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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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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 St, Santa Monica, CA 90404-1351
Region: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Price Range: £248 - £330 (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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“Recommend top floor rooms overlooking the courtyard”
 of 5 bubbles ManouchehrG, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We had a high floor suite”
 of 5 bubbles Sylvie748, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Level 1 rooms, 121, 123, and others have their own patio.”
 of 5 bubbles JKLS333, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Request a room facing the courtyard on a high floor if you prefer quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Maya07, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We were street side and it was very noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles TDWaters, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
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