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The Ambrose

1255 20th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404, United States
+1 310 315 1555

Cheapest
rate per night

9.0

Excellent
based on 642 reviews
The Ambrose - Santa Monica, CA, United States
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HotelTonight $375
TripAdvisor $394
Expedia $417
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Good to know

Distance to city centre 2.2 km
Location rating 8.0
Nearest airport Los Angeles
Distance to airport 12.0 km

Rooms

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Double rooms

$436+

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King bed
$436 per night
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Unknown
$440 per night
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Queen bed
$449 per night
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Double bed
$453 per night
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Unknown
$453 per night
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Queen bed
$497 per night
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Queen bed
$498 per night
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Unknown
$513 per night
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Queen bed
$522 per night
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Unknown
$548 per night
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Queen bed
$675 per night

Standard rooms

$492+

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$492 per night

King rooms

$417+

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$417 per night
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$475 per night
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$481 per night
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Unknown
$531 per night
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$531 per night
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$531 per night
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Unknown
$533 per night
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$533 per night
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$548 per night
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$549 per night
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King bed
$568 per night
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Unknown
$575 per night
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Unknown
$698 per night

Premier rooms

$502+

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$502 per night
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Unknown
$517 per night
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$546 per night
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$568 per night
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Unknown
$584 per night
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Queen bed
$585 per night
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King bed
$604 per night
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Queen bed
$718 per night
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Unknown
$751 per night

Traditional rooms

$394+

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$394 per night
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Unknown
$444 per night
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King bed
$585 per night

Premium rooms

$622+

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Queen bed
$622 per night
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Queen bed
$680 per night

Reviews

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additional cost of parking in 20 reviews
breakfast was good in 65 reviews
choice of breakfast in 58 reviews
cubed in 3 reviews
desk staff in 55 reviews
fantastic hotel in 35 reviews
friendly staff in 86 reviews
good breakfast in 64 reviews
location was good in 41 reviews
maker in room in 57 reviews
outrageous prices in 3 reviews
room nice in 76 reviews
santa monica in 6 reviews
tea making facility in 13 reviews
value for money in 7 reviews
wee bit in 9 reviews
  • Excellent
    Oct 2019
    9.2

    Nice location , nice services , nice bed

    When we checked out we saw an occupancy tax rate on the bill for services they mentioned were for free (breakfast, happy hour). Sounded weird to me. Rate wasn’t that high so nothing extremely relevant (and services were extremely good) but lacked a little bit of transparency in my opinion. Apart from that everything perfect and we loved the place .

  • Excellent
    Oct 2019
    9.2

    Everything was perfect! I checked in and was not happy about the room - it was noisy as facing the inside where they play music during the day. They promptly changed it to a room on the back which was a dream! I could hear crickets during the night - so nice!! and everything was perfect. Bed is really comfy and I really appreciate the Occitane products in the toilet, they smell super nice :)

    All good!!

  • Excellent
    Oct 2019
    10.0

    The staff has great customer service and very friendly. The room is very nice and the hotel as the best location.

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  • Excellent
    Sep 2019
    8.3

    Location away from the centre of Santa Monica was fine as we wanted a bit of walking and found plenty of nice places not far away. Our room was very nicely fitted out and was really spacious. All amenities and fittings were of high quality.

    We arrived very early on check-in day and didn't feel a big effort was made to get us into a room earlier than standard time or keep us posted on progress with room cleaning.

  • Good
    Sep 2019
    7.1

    Highlights: Mr Hugo and Mr Enrique were the best! Hugo was very attentive/ thoughtful. He definitely made my experience better- especially one day that I was sick. Matthew and Nick (front desk) were also nice and polite. Congratulations to all of them and to the HR department for hiring such service-oriented people.

    Overall: Breakfast: somehow limited and same options every day. In room dining: poor offer. Place and surroundings: the hotel itself has nice common spaces, but it’s placed in a desolated spot near by clinics and a funerary. Transportation: bus one block away. Hotel’s Tesla was not available most of the time- limited use. Personal experience: I checked-in late because my flight was delayed. They gave me the worse room and not what I booked. It was facing an alley-VERY noisy in the early morning since trucks load and unload things there- and had a communicating door to other room-. I requested a change and said no other room were available. Then I went again to front desk once I found my original booking and expecting to talk to the manager... And Oh! They did find some better rooms then! The change was definitely better. Type of Guests: polite, varied, good. *In summary: I’ll say though you can find a better place in Santa Monica -especially since Ambrose is not cheap at all- this hotel offers the pros of a boutique facility and the environment is quiet, allowing guests to rest or undertake medical treatments in the hospital near by. The hosts and other employees are kind. * Recommendations: Dine out. Pay Uber. Don’t ever ask for a small room. Beware of rooms facing the alley. Rest! Enjoy Santa Monica!

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Overview

With a stay at The Ambrose in Santa Monica (Mid-City), you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica College. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa

9.0 Excellent

based on 642 reviews

9.1

Vibe

8.9

Service

7.0

Value

0.0

Pool

Things to know

  • Clean rooms
  • Nice building
  • Comfortable beds

Check in

15:00

Check out

12:00

Cancellation/pre-payment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

AMENITIES

Complimentary breakfast
Fitness centre
Free Wi-Fi
Disabled access
Business centre
Car hire
Concierge service
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Bicycle hire
No smoking
Tennis
Air-conditioned
24-hour front desk
Safe
Storage available
Terrace/Patio
EV charging station
Lift
Hiking
Library
Laundry facilities
Hairdryer
Free Internet
Pets not allowed
Parking (surcharge)
Room service
Golf
Express check out
Airport shuttle

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Location

Most popular landmarks

  • Revolver Gallery 1.3 km
  • Santa Monica Museum of Art 1.3 km
  • Bergamot Station 1.3 km
  • Third Street Promenade 2.1 km
  • Santa Monica Place 2.1 km
  • Santa Monica Pier 2.6 km

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