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“Ambrose santa monica”
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The Ambrose
Ranked #7 of 36 Hotels in Santa Monica
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“Ambrose santa monica”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

Very nice and clean kind of boutique hotel about 20 minutes walk from Santa Monica pier.also has a shuttle that you can call to bring you back. Breakfast and parking are included and bicycles are complementary

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General M, Manager at The Ambrose, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
Thank you for your positive comments on your most 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

Santa Monica has lots of very fancy hotels that cost a fortune. This is an economical alternative. Our room was a little "tired" with stains of the carpet and cracked sink. But it still seemed much better than an average chain hotel. I overheard a man who'd obviously paid a whole lot less for his room than mine so next time I'd check out the online deals before booking. The breakfast was good.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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General M, Manager at The Ambrose, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
Thank you Anne H from Berkeley so much for your positive feedback about the Ambrose Hotel.

We appreciate your research in finding us. We work very hard to deliver excellent service that is both warm and relaxed every day, for every guest, every stay.

Your feedback makes it all worth it.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

Everything about my stay at this hotel was perfect. Friendly Staff, beautiful building, and well kept rooms. The food was great, and the service was flawless. Two employees that should definitely be mentioned are Chad and Jose. Chad went out of his way to take the hotel's bikes to his home and fix them all up. Needless to say, he did an exceptional job. The bikes rode much more smooth making our trips down the shore much more enjoyable. Chad was extremely friendly and brought a great vibe to our trip. Next up is Jose, who ran the shuttle service for our stay. Jose went as far as rushing his break, just to come pick us up, even though it was not needed. Jose gave us a lot of great advice on where to go out and what to do around Santa Monica. Jose and Chad both had great charisma to them, and made our trip 10x better. I have stayed at many hotels, and The Ambrose is now in my top list. Thank you to all the employees; we shall definitely return.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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General M, Manager at The Ambrose, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
Thank you Patrick G so much for your positive feedback about the Ambrose Hotel.
We work very hard to deliver excellent service that is both warm and relaxed every day, for every guest, every stay.

Your feedback makes it all worth it.
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San Luis Obispo, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

The people at the front desk were very friendly and helpful. Very clean and comfortable room. A quite haven in the middle of Santa Monica. The Ambrose has lovely ambiance. Close enough to the beach and shopping, but not right in the noisy middle of traffic.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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General M, Manager at The Ambrose, responded to this review, 15 July 2014
Thank you Kim S so much for your positive feedback about the Ambrose Hotel-Santa Monica.

We appreciate your research in finding us. We work very hard to deliver excellent service that is both warm and relaxed every day, for every guest, every stay.

Your feedback makes it all worth it.
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Santa Monica
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

The hotel is located in a very nice, safe, quiet neighborhood. It was a very comfortable stay. If parking was complimentary and if there was a pool or a jacuzzi, I would have given it a 5. The price for the hotel was okay overall. I thought I was getting a good deal, only to find out that the parking was not complimentary and that it was very expensive to park there overnight.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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General M, Manager at The Ambrose, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
Thank you for your positive comments on your most recent stay at the Ambrose Hotel-Santa Monica.

We appreciate our first time local guest's and instantly get to know our boutique " vibe" throughout the entire hotel, staff and accommodations...

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. We will certainly take your suggestions into consideration for future stays.

Ask for our BEST GUEST "repeat" discounts on future stays, too.
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

We have been staying at the Ambrose almost since it opened and through two managements. The location is great within (long) walking distance of the beach and promenade, It is very close to medical facilities and is within ten minutes (by car) to West LA, one hour to walk to West LA.

I cannot say enough about the staff; introduce yourself and get to know them. They are the difference between a pleasant and exceptional stay.


  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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General M, Manager at The Ambrose, responded to this review, 7 July 2014
We couldn't have said it better...

Thank you for your positive comments on your most recent stay at the Ambrose Hotel-Santa Monica.

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

Your positive feedback makes it all worth our efforts.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

The Ambrose is a good hotel, I like here, because this hotel really clean and comfortable. All staffs really good help me a lot. They have free shuttle bus , can pick people go to the bleach or third street. The name is chadran this shuttle driver really nice. He talks friendly and really interesting man. Today was him pick up me and my friend to the bleach. After 9pm he pick up us back to the hotel. Thanks him, really nice guy.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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General M, Manager at The Ambrose, responded to this review, 7 July 2014
We couldn't have said it better...

Thank you for your positive comments on your most recent stay at 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...

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

Property: 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
#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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