Ambrose Hotel - Santa Monica

ex. The Ambrose Hotel

1255 20Th Street, Santa Monica, CA, United States, 90404show map
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FabulousBased on  103 reviews
Overview

Ambrose Hotel is a fine option to stay in Santa Monica. The hotel, built in 2003, is renowned for its organic architecture.

The property is located in Santa Monica district, 7 km from Santa Monica Museum of Art . The city center is 1 km away from the hotel.

Guests will find themselves a 15-minute walk from Santa Monica Museum of Art train station. The hotel is located 20 minutes' drive from Los Angeles International airport.

Rooms

There are 77 guestrooms featuring tradition king studio, tradition king room and tradition queen room equipped with climate control, a private safe, a pantry, ironing facilities and a wardrobe. They feature bathrooms with a bathtub, a hairdryer and terry bathrobes.

Eat & Drink

A day at Ambrose Hotel begins with a free breakfast. Guests can dine at Thai Dishes and Opaque - Dining in the Dark located within a 5-minute walk of the property.

Services

Comforts like a baggage storage, a safe deposit box and a lift are provided on site.

Relax

Such on-site leisure facilities as a library, a tennis court and a golf course are available for the guests' use.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

High-speed internet access is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site at USD 25 per day.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   77.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

USD 25 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Snack bar

Shuttle

Free shuttle service

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Water sports
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

  • Free shuttle service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Catering service

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's pool

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Swimming pool
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa centre
  • Sauna
  • Library

Room view

  • Garden view
  • City view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathroom telephone
  • Sink

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 16 yearsExtra bedThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
18th Street Arts Complex18th Street Arts Complex2700 ft
Santa Monica Historical MuseumSanta Monica Historical Museum3300 ft
University of Santa MonicaUniversity of Santa Monica700 ft
Emperor's College of MedicineEmperor's College of Medicine1000 ft
Montessori Teacher TrainingMontessori Teacher Training2000 ft
Saint John's Health CenterSaint John's Health Center400 ft
Santa Monica Ucla Med CenterSanta Monica Ucla Med Center1700 ft
Orpheum TheaterOrpheum Theater2000 ft842 South Broadway, Los Angeles
The Performing Arts Center Santa Monica CollegeThe Performing Arts Center Santa Monica College3800 ft1310 11th Street, Santa Monica
Bergamot StationBergamot Station4200 ft2525 Michigan Ave
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Thai DishesThai Dishes700 ft1910 Wilshire Blvd Ste 1
The Veggie GrillThe Veggie Grill700 ft2025 Wilshire Blvd
KooKooRooKooKooRoo600 ft2002 Wilshire Blvd
Opaque - Dining in the Dark, LAOpaque - Dining in the Dark, LA700 ft2020 Wilshire Blvd
Fromin's DelicatessenFromin's Delicatessen800 ft1832 Wilshire Blvd
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Bright ChildBright Child1.1 mi
Gordon Brothers EnterprisesGordon Brothers Enterprises1.7 mi
China Cultural Arts CtrChina Cultural Arts Ctr3700 ft
Angels AtticAngels Attic1.2 mi
Reed ParkReed Park1.0 mi
Santa Monica Comm and CulturalSanta Monica Comm and Cultural1.4 mi
Will Rogers State Historic PKWill Rogers State Historic PK2.3 mi
Mountains Recreation and CnsrvtnMountains Recreation and Cnsrvtn3.0 mi
Vidal Sassoon AcademyVidal Sassoon Academy1.2 mi
Santa Monica Public LibrarySanta Monica Public Library1.0 mi601 Santa Monica Blvd
Angel\'s AtticAngel\'s Attic1.2 mi516 Colorado Avenue
Third Street PromenadeThird Street Promenade1.3 miThird Street between Wilshire Boulevard and Broadway, Santa Monica
Santa Monica PlayhouseSanta Monica Playhouse1.2 mi1211 Fourth St., Santa Monica
MagicopolisMagicopolis1.3 mi1418 4th Street
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Getting around
Airports
Santa Monica (SMO)2.0 mi
Bus
Bus stop700 ft
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Reviews
7.8
FabulousBased on  103  reviews
  • 9.2
    Superb

    The Ambrose provided us with a relaxing environment in which to unwind after a long flight from Australia and before tackling the travails of a cross-US flight. All staff were friendly and professional and we appreciated the environmental sustainability practices there. We appreciated the fruit and yoghurt for a healthy breakfast and the bagels were good when we wanted a little decadence. We also very much appreciated the free shuttle to and from downtown.

    There were rather too many high-sugar high-fat pastries on offer to be able to construct a healthy breakfast.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The staff were very helpful, and the Breakfast that was provided was very good. The free shuttle to the beach was also excellant.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Well-mannered staff. Huge balcony. Own parking. Free trip on a short distance. Comfortable location: not close to noisy roads, but 15 minute walk to the Promenade with stores and reataurants.

    No spare room for the breakfast - in fact breakfast in the lobby.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The staff were very knowledgeable about the area and very helpful. The continental breakfast was the best we had on our road trip.

    It was odd eating breakfast in the lounge. There was only one table where you could sit and eat in a normal fashion and one of the days we were there a party were having a business meeting around it which we felt inconsiderate as there were other rooms available where such a meeting could have been held. no coffee making facilities in the room or coffee available in reception. In 17 days of California travelling in hotels of varying standards this was the only one not to have either facility.

  • 10.0
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    The service was very personable and attentive. The room was very comfortable. The Ambrose was everything I like about small hotels.

    I would have likes more options with fruit at breakfast and less emphasis on the baked goods. This is a minor criticism.

  • 10.0
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    I loved the location, the dark wood furniture w/ clean lines, and the spa like comfort of the rooms. Much better than staying in a stark cold room at a Marriott or Hilton.

    Would have liked a better selection of healthy snacks in Honor Bar and more healthy choices on 24 hour menu.

  • 9.6
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    very confortable bedding - very nice breakfast buffet - helpful staff - secure parking

    a little noisy between rooms - not enough eating space for breakfast

  • 10.0
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    Loved it! The environment was great and stuff was very friendly. Strategical position for going to the beach and Santa Monica shopping venues also with hotel drive. We liked our room greately for its furnishing and wooden finishings.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Fabulous craftsman styling, lovely yard available for breakfast dining, delicious breakfast buffet, reasonable prices for very comfy accommodations and located in a quiet residential block, yet close to shopping and the beach - yea!

    On the weekend mornings, breakfast area was a zoo.

  • 10.0
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    Our family vacation started in San Francisco, we drove the PCH, and ended in Los Angeles. The Ambrose was one of our most pleasant surprises on our trip. We originally booked the Ambrose based on the positive comments from Booked.net. These comments mostly centered around the great location. We found many more positives. The staff was great, the pastries at breakfast were wonderful, the room was spacious and clean, and the overall ambiance was modern and relaxing. We would highly recommend the Ambrose.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The Ambrose was excellent for us - we needed somewhere relaxing and fresh. The Asian decor was really well done and a change from most US hotels we have been in for the last month. Loved the breakfast in the lounge area - good choice and excellent ambiance. Appreciated having free wi-fi and free on-site parking. Location was also excellent - not in the hottest spot in Santa Monica but a nice local area with cafes nearby (with car).

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Great hotel for staying the weekend. Good location for the local area of Santa Monica. Courtesy Car available for guests which is great because the parking can be a bit of a pain.

    No coffee making facilities in rooms or at reception.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    It was quiet and charming. I really liked the breakfast in the front room. I like that there was always water and tea out. The location was very close to the things we needed during our stay. It was just what we were looking for.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The Arts & Crafts style of the hotel was a welcome break from soulless corporate hotels and the room was quiet and very comfortable. The staff at reception were very welcoming and the fresh pastries for breakfast delicious. It was a perfect hotel if your are out working/sight seeing/shopping all day - there is little open space for lounging about in the sun but consequently the other guests appeared mostly there on business and not out partying, which made for quiet and restful nights - we shall be returning next year.

  • 10.0
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    I like craftsman architecture. It was clean, neat, relatively small and comfortable. Great restaurant within a few blocks (The Wilshire Restaurant). We had a good time.

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Highlights
8
FabulousBased on  103 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 16 yearsExtra bedThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Santa Monica (SMO)2.0 mi
Bus
Bus stop700 ft
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