Stayed here a long weekend in early October 2005 in room 304. It was a very large room with an outside patio and fireplace. Very high quality furnishings, linens, very clean room. The common areas are very nice, well furnished, computer/internet access in the den. The breakfast in the morning was very nice, good coffee and pastries. I have nothing bad to say about the facility itself.
The location is average with some sirens from the nearby hospital. I took a daytime (very long) walk to the beach which was kinda scary...I would never do it after dark! The London-style cab was useful to go to Ocean Drive to eat and a $10 taxi ride back to the hotel.
The hotel staff was certainly not in keeping with the otherwise high quality of this hotel. With exceptions, they had poor attitudes and seemed uninterested in the guests.
I would certainly stay here again, as it is a great value. Ask for room 304!
- 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