The Ambrose

1255 20th Street | Santa Monica, CA 90404-1351  [SEE MAP]Santa Monica, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Complimentary electric car service to attractions within a 3-mile radius
Rooms along the alley can be noisy due to commercial

Situated in a quiet, serene area of Santa Monica, California, The Ambrose charms guests with an updated and eco-friendly atmosphere. Guests looking for some relaxation, the hotel’s elegant rooms come equipped with luxury linens, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi access. Start your day with complimentary continental breakfast before working up a sweat at the fitness center. Alternatively, catch up on emails at the business center (both are open 24/7). If you’re looking to explore, jump on one of the house bicycles (first come, first served) or take the house electric car service to attractions within a 3-mile radius of the property, including downtown Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Pier. Upon return, wind down at the on-site bar and lounge serving drinks and snacks. Recent guests applaud the ease of on-site parking (albeit for a fee), but they note that the rooms along the alley can be a little noisy because of commercial traffic.

 

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Location
Santa Monica, CA
Hotel Class
3.5-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 77 rooms
Primary View
Neighborhood
Style
Modern
Best For
Business travelers, Families, Couples, Solo travelers

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  • 3.5Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating
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Critic Reviews

Oyster.com

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While it mostly caters to business travelers, if you're an Earth-loving tourist who doesn't mind staying inland, it's a fantastic, Zen-like alternative to Santa Monica's enormous beachfront hotels.

Fodor's

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An air of tranquillity pervades the four-story Ambrose, which blends right into its mostly residential Santa Monica neighborhood.

Frommer's

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Guest rooms are luxuriously furnished in keeping with the Arts and Crafts theme, with solid, dark wood furniture and textiles in rich, earthy colors.

Frommer's Very Highly Recommended

Travel + Leisure

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Eco-conscious guests will be glad to know The Ambrose is LEED EB Silver-certified due to their green design.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1440 have reviewed the The Ambrose, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 1440 reviews 4.0 (based on 1440 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Guest room decor at The Ambrose is soothing with an Asian style that blends well with the zen atmosphere of the property. As the first LEED-certified hotel, each room is equipped with environmentally friendly amenities. Guests will find it easy to keep up with work during their stay with a desk and complimentary Internet provided in every room.
  • Bathtubs available in some rooms
  • Free in-room Wi-Fi, minibar stocked with healthy snacks and 24-hour room service
  • Terraces provided in Studio guest rooms

Standard room size300 square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Although The Ambrose is not within walking distance of the beach, its location 2 miles away allows guests to enjoy a tranquil neighborhood surrounding the property. Several restaurants are within walking distance, and the hotel is quick to recommend dining locations that promote sustainability.
  • Complimentary transportation to destinations within a 3-mile radius
  • Bus stop located across the street
  • Preferred parking available for hybrid vehicles
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking ($20)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

Although The Ambrose does not offer an on-site restaurant, complimentary breakfast is provided for each guest.
  • Several restaurants within walking distance
  • Complimentary Starbucks coffee provided in every room
  • 24-hour room service is available

Number of restaurants

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Fitness

The Ambrose features a fitness center that offers exercise bikes, elliptical machines, treadmills and free weights. Guests can also take advantage of complimentary transportation to nearby parks for additional recreation options.
  • Fitness center open 24 hours a day
  • Complimentary bikes available from sunrise to sundown
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles (free)
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats

Business

The Ambrose offers a business center and meeting room for business events. The Study is available to host meetings with up to 15 attendees, and catering and beverage services are provided upon request.
  • Catering services provided by Rustico Catering
  • Faxing and printing services
  • Audiovisual equipment available

Number of meeting rooms1

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

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