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“Christmas was lovely”
Review of The Ambrose

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The Ambrose
Ranked #3 of 36 Hotels in Santa Monica
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

We came to Santa Monica to have Christmas dinner with close friends from Wisconsin, whose son and daughter-in-law live there. They recommended the Ambrose to us, in part due to its proximity to their kids' apartment. We took their advice and thoroughly enjoyed our short time there (one night). The mostly Asian art and the calm, quiet environment were very nice. The holiday decorations were lovely and appropriate, not overdone. The breakfast was the best of any hotel complimentary breakfast we have had in recent years. The cost was more than we generally pay, but it was a holiday; we were there to visit good friends and we really enjoyed the stay.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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General M, Manager at The Ambrose, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2014

Thank you for your positive comments on the Ambrose Hotel.

Our first time guest's frequently find our hotel and instantly catch our Santa Monica "vibe". They get to know our entire hotel, staff and accommodations like their own.

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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Reviewed 26 January 2014

We needed a place for New Year's Eve and most things were sold out and crazy expensive. The Ambrose was expensive, but not crazy. It's got underground parking, which is nice in the middle of a tight neighborhood. The decor is interesting and a visual relief from chain hotels. We missed the included breakfast (slept in on New Year's Day), but when we told them they brought out some things for us. All in all, very comfortable.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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General M, Manager at The Ambrose, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2014

We couldn't have said it better...

Thank you for your positive review and comments about the Ambrose hotel.

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Reviewed 26 January 2014

We have stayed at the Ambrose Hotel at least 8 times over the past 5 years. It has been a favorite of ours and we always recommend it to friends. (Our daughter also attends Pepperdine University) However after being charged $800 for a reservation we cancelled, we will no longer be patronizing the Ambrose. Management has not made any effort to mutually resolve this situation.

Stayed: January 2014
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General M, Manager at The Ambrose, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2014

Please contact me directly, at 310-315-3180 and ask for the General Manager.
My email is gm@ambrosehotel.com


Available, MON - FRI, 9AM - 6PM, PST

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Reviewed 26 January 2014

good service, breakfast uncomfortable in the lobby, everyone has to find a place to sit somewhere (sofa, library,...), but very good for the US, a bit worn out rooms, could be cleaner, parking for a reasonable price, therefore recommendable

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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General M, Manager at The Ambrose, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2014

We appreciate your consideration and positive comments about your recent stay at the Ambrose hotel - Santa Monica.

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Reviewed 26 January 2014

We have stayed at the Ambrose many times over the past few years. For us, it has been the perfect trans-pacific stopover or for visiting our son at UCLA. Both the staff and the service have remained at a consistently high standard, and the breakfast is wonderful.
it has been a welcome respite from the typical hustle and bustle.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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General M, Manager at The Ambrose, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2014

We couldn't have said it better...

Thank you for your positive review and comments about the Ambrose hotel.

Our frequent guest's grow to 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.

Your feedback makes it all worth the efforts !

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Reviewed 26 January 2014

I like the decor and delectable pastries they serve for breakfast. It's location is also quite convenient. It's quiet near the and ask for the London cab which will take you to the nice restaurants and shopping area near Third Street Promenade

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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General M, Manager at The Ambrose, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2014

Thank you for your positive comments on the Ambrose Hotel.

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.

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Reviewed 24 January 2014

attractive hotel, very nice , comfortable accommodations. in a quieter part of town. good breakfast with fresh fruit, pastries, yogurt. you can sit by a charming fountain outside for coffee or tea. front desk folks were very helpful and friendly. i was running late for an event and they got me into a room in a hurry. hotel looks like designers had input from frank lloyd wright. we were in two rooms. only complaint might be a little more lighting. my friend says it was a bit too dark to put on her makeup. not far from beach, restaurants, a whole foods. they will be adding a bar, and that should be a big plus. i will definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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General M, Manager at The Ambrose, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2014

Thank you for your positive comments on the Ambrose Hotel.

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.

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Additional Information about The Ambrose

Address: 1255 20th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404-1351
Region: United States > California > Santa Monica > Santa Monica
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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
#10 Family Hotel in Santa Monica
#12 Romantic Hotel in Santa Monica
#13 Business Hotel in Santa Monica
Price Range: £230 - £306 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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