We were visiting family in Santa Monica and found this hotel. The King size bed was very comfortable and the room was spacious. We were on the third floor facing onto the courtyard with our own little balcony. It was sufficiently roomy that I painted plein air two mornings in a row. The street noise was minimal, and very quiet from 11 pm to 6 am. The included breakfasts were fabulous: Fresh fruit salad, choice of yogurt, cereal, muslix, coffee, tea and herbal tea, croissants (chocolate, plain and almonds), sticky buns, muffins, toast, jam etc. We were two adults eating breakfast, but I saw a few families with young children, under 10 years old, who found plenty to eat. Fresh fruit such as apples and oranges were available during the day. We did not have our own car, so we did not have to pay for parking. Coming from a big city, $20 is not an outrageous amount to pay for parking in a city next to LA. I saw some complaints about the hotel being run down. I did not see any worn carpets, our TV was a flat screen, the bathroom was spacious. It is not the Fairmont Miramar, but neither is the price. This is not a luxury hotel, but it is an excellent hotel.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Ambrose Hotel Santa Monica