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|Distance to city centre||2.2 km|
|Nearest airport||Los Angeles|
|Distance to airport||12.0 km|
|"Rooms were modern and nice bathrooms."||(in 54 reviews)|
|"The morning breakfast was amazing!!!"||(in 41 reviews)|
|"The location is very good"||(in 27 reviews)|
|"Too expensive, and parking also cost too much"||(in 6 reviews)|
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|additional cost of parking||in 20 reviews|
|breakfast was good||in 65 reviews|
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|fantastic hotel||in 35 reviews|
|friendly staff||in 86 reviews|
|good breakfast||in 64 reviews|
|location was good||in 41 reviews|
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|room nice||in 76 reviews|
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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 .
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 :)
The staff has great customer service and very friendly. The room is very nice and the hotel as the best location.
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.
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!
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.
based on 642 reviews
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- Clean rooms
- Nice building
- Comfortable beds
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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
|Santa Monica||3.2 km|
|Los Angeles||12 km|
|Los Angeles Westwood-UCLA, California||5.2 km|
|Inglewood Westchester, California||10.2 km|