The Ambrose Hotel

1255 20th Street, Santa Monica, Los Angeles (CA), United States, 90404 - See map
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The Ambrose Hotel

"I hoped they enjoyed their view."

Thomas - May 15, 2017

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Property highlights
Hygiene Plus
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Check-in/out [express]
Hassle-free check in
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Popular landmarks
Berkley East Convalescent Hospital 60 m
Stephen E Needle DDS 80 m
University Of Santa Monica 170 m
Providence Saint John's Health Center 210 m
Diana Zinberg DDS Inc 250 m
Total Tooth Fitness 270 m
Emperors Cllege Clnic Trdtiona 310 m
SMC Pharmacy 310 m
Gehry House 500 m
UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica 570 m
Nearby landmarks
Venice Beach 4.77 km
The Getty Center 5.26 km
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum 12.22 km
Madame Tussauds Hollywood 15.16 km
Hollywood Walk Of Fame 16.31 km
Universal Studios Hollywood 16.84 km
Griffith Observatory 19.36 km
Hollywood Sign 19.49 km
Staples Center 19.82 km
Griffith Park 21.76 km
8.3

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Hygiene Plus
Wellness
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit
  • 840 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Room service [24-hour]

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Value for money8.3
Distance to city center2 miles
Location rating8.3
Nearest airportLos Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Distance to airport12.0 km

Rooms available at The Ambrose Hotel

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.7
Luxury Studio
Luxury Studio
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  • Room size: 44 m²/474 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Premier Two Queen Beds
Premier Two Queen Beds
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 queen beds
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Traditional Double
Traditional Double
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 queen beds
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Traditional King
Traditional King
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Premier King Room
Premier King Room
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Double Studio
Double Studio
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 double beds
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Studio King
Studio King
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Traditional Queen Room with Two Queen Beds
Traditional Queen Room with Two Queen Beds
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 2 queen beds
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Single Room
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    Room Assigned on Arrival
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      Frequently asked questions

      What time is check-in and check-out at The Ambrose Hotel?

      Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

      How do I get to The Ambrose Hotel?

      The Ambrose Hotel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 45 USD. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at The Ambrose Hotel also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Ambrose Hotel has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is available for a fee of 35 USD per day. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Los Angeles (CA) with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

      What is the smoking policy at The Ambrose Hotel?

      The Ambrose Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

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      What people love about The Ambrose Hotel

      • 9.6
        Exceptional
        Cleanliness

        "Very clean and luxury."

        Hiba

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        July 23, 2019

      • 8.4
        Excellent
        Staff 

        "Staff has been superb, easy location and nice and nice to stay there."

        Daniele

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        July 22, 2018

      • 8.0
        Very good
        Location

        "Really nice hotel in a super location."

        Allan

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        October 13, 2017

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      Service score
      8.9/10
      Cleanliness score
      9.3/10
      Room comfort score
      8.7/10
      Value for money score
      8.3/10
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      Overall rating:
      8.9
      Excellent
      517 reviews
      Cleanliness
      9.3
      Facilities
      8.6
      Location
      8.3
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      What travelers say they love:
      My family and I stayed at the Ambrose Hotel for 4 nights and...
      Ricky from Taiwan
      Family with older children
      More about The Ambrose Hotel

      More about The Ambrose Hotel

      Well-positioned in Santa Monica, The Ambrose Hotel is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in Los Angeles (CA). From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. For those of you who want to venture out, Peter B Fodor Md Facs, Lawrence M Bruksch, Md, Gehry House are just some of the attractions available to visitors.

      The facilities and services provided by The Ambrose Hotel ensure a pleasant stay for guests. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, facilities for disabled guests, express check-in/check-out.

      In addition, all guestrooms feature a variety of comforts. Many rooms even provide television LCD/plasma screen, carpeting, clothes rack, linens, mirror to please the most discerning guest. The hotel offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities, including fitness center. The Ambrose Hotel is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Los Angeles (CA).

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      Most talked about facilities

      Breakfast
      10 mentions
      Housekeeping
      4 mentions
      Beach
      3 mentions

      What they offer

      9.2
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "The staff are amazing."

      soraia

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      July 22, 2019

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      Nearest essentials

      Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
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      Food and dining

      Breakfast options

      Continental

      Nearby restaurants

      American cuisine
      American cuisine
      Pupusas Yeni
      3.4 km American
      Firehouse
      3.8 km American, Cafe, Diner
      Rose Cafe Restaurant
      3.9 km American, Cafe
      Mexican cuisine
      Mexican cuisine
      Nina's Mexican Food
      3.5 km Mexican
      Baja Fresh
      3.8 km Mexican
      El Super Taco
      4.0 km Mexican
      Asian cuisine
      Asian cuisine
      Nanban-kan Restaurant
      3.5 km Asian, Japanese
      Shima
      4.7 km Asian, Healthy, Japanese
      Restaurant Hama
      4.8 km Asian, Japanese, Sushi

      What's nearby

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      Reviews of The Ambrose Hotel from real guests

      Overall rating
      8.9
      Excellent
      From 517 reviews
      9.3Cleanliness
      9.2Room comfort and quality
      9.1Service
      Agoda Reviews (104)Booking.com Reviews (408)
      Rating via Agoda8.6
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      10
      Cleanliness9.3
      Facilities8.6
      Location8.3
      Room comfort and quality8.7
      Service9.0
      Value for money8.3
      High score for Los Angeles (CA)
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      9+ Exceptional (28)
      8-9 Excellent (9)
      7-8 Very Good (9)
      6-7 Good (3)
      <6 Below Expectation (3)
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      Mar - May (7)
      Jun - Aug (24)
      Sep - Nov (10)
      Dec - Feb (11)
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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Mary from United States
      Couple
      Traditional King
      Stayed 5 nights in July 2018

      Beautiful hotel with lots of extras!”

      This was my first time planning a trip to the LA area. I chose The Ambrose because it was considerably less expensive than the beachfront hotels- but the location seemed like it would still be good. It greatly exceeded my expectations. They have a car that will take you within a 3 mile radius of the property, and they have bikes that they loan out on a first come basis.--so it was very easy to get to the beach. It never took more than 5 minutes for an Uber, so it was easy to get to Hollywood, Downtown LA and the airport. The continental breakfast was a wonderful spread of fruit, yogurt, cereal and danishes...and this was also free. So many extras that make this an incredible place to stay. On top of all that the hotel staff was very friendly and efficient. I highly recommend!

      Reviewed July 09, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Jeanette from United Kingdom
      Family with teens
      Traditional Double
      Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

      A must stay”

      So pleased with our two night stay. The staff couldn't do enough to help, were very polite and friendly. The hotel it's self was very clean and comfortable. The location is just 3 miles (ish) away from Santa Monica Pier but the car service that is offered covers that, or in our case we used Uber, never had to wait more than a couple of minutes for a driver and it only cost five or six dollars Overall excellent value for money and would definitely stay again.

      Reviewed August 20, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Ray from United States
      Family with teens
      Traditional Double
      Stayed 1 night in August 2019

      This place was excellent a real gem!!! We were looking for a last minute no hotel and it was perfect”

      They treat everyone with kindness, my family saw the place and told me we didn't belong there, but the front desk treated us excellent and made us feel at home. We even got an upgrade to a double queen with a balcony. They have a shuttle that will take you anywhere within 3 miles and pick you up. They also have a evening reception where they offer snacks and drinks! 🤯 Will definitely stay there again best hotel in Santa Monica

      Reviewed September 13, 2019
      8.0
      Excellent
      Ricky from Taiwan
      Family with teens
      Traditional Queen Room with Two Queen Beds
      Stayed 4 nights in December 2019

      Wonderful Hotel”

      My family and I stayed at the Ambrose Hotel for 4 nights and had a wonderful experience. Rooms were large and clean. Staff were very helpful and polite. Breakfast was great too - loved the coffee! Would certainly stay there again were we to return to Santa Monica.

      Reviewed January 08, 2020
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Thomas from United States
      Couple
      Traditional King
      Stayed 1 night in May 2017

      Exceptional”

      Overall, it was a very pleasant stay at the Ambrose. The staff is fantastic. Everyone has a positive can-do attitude at all hours of the day. A very simple breakfast of coffee, tea, baked goods and fruit is included. Whole Foods, drug store, dry cleaners, banks, car rentals and a few restaurants are all walking distance away. As for areas of improvement: 1) the WiFi log in shouldn't require the user to complete six fields each time, 2) the front desk should tell guests to reserve the car service 15 minutes ahead and they will try their best to accommodate. Right now, guests are told 10 mins and when the car is late, guests get antsy. No guests will complain if a car came in 5 minutes when their expectations are 15. 3) the bicycles are stylish to look at but uncomfortable to sit on and awkward to peddle. 4) Despite closing the shower door, water leaks out because water running down the door falls onto a flat piece of tile. The shower door enclosure is not designed well. This results in puddles on the bathroom floor and a soppy bath mat. If someone slips from the puddle, that's a lawsuit. 5) Housekeeping enters the rooms too soon after a knock. They literally dipped their card, knocked and turned the knob faster than I could say no. I hoped they enjoyed their view.

      Reviewed May 15, 2017
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Alison from United Kingdom
      Family with teens
      Traditional Double
      Stayed 3 nights in August 2018

      Perfect little hotel! ”

      Pleasantly surprised. Lovely hotel. Small and staff extremely helpful and friendly. Room very clean. We had complimentary drinks served in the evening and a courtesy shuttle service to Santa Monica Pier, which was a bonus! Absolutely loved our 3 night stay here.

      Reviewed August 05, 2018
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Annette
      Family with teens
      Traditional Double
      Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

      wonderful staff, plentiful breakfast, nice happy hour”

      Our stay at the Ambrose was quite nice. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We took advantage of the hotel’s driver who would drop or pick up within a 3 mile radius. The breakfast was delicious and had many options. We were pleasantly surprised to find a nightly happy hour where we met fellow travelers and also enjoyed conversations with the bartenders. It’s a far walk from the beach area but again, you can use the driver service if you want to visit the pier and beach area. Would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone. It’s a great hotel!

      Reviewed June 03, 2019
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Joan from United States
      Family with teens
      Premier Two Queen Beds
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

      Fantastic hotel”

      The Ambrose was perfect from start to finish. The staff, facilities, beds, rooms were perfect and the breakfasts were the best hotel breakfasts I have ever had. The parking underneath the building was so convenient.

      Reviewed February 23, 2019
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Dominic from United States
      Couple
      Traditional Queen Room with Two Queen Beds
      Stayed 2 nights in November 2020

      Second Visit and Simply the Best”

      Friendly attentive staff, great location and the softest bedding. The Ambrose has many cozy spots to just relax, day or night, inside or out with fireplaces and table heaters. The bakery directly across the street is one of the best in Southern California.

      Reviewed November 24, 2020
      7.6
      Very good
      Keith from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Premier King Room
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

      Ideal location”

      The Ambrose is situated perfectly for either Santa Monica or Hollywood. Staff are welcoming and very helpful. We stayed twice in just over a month and found ourselves looking forward to returning..

      Reviewed December 09, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Mohammed
      Couple
      Premier King Room
      Stayed 6 nights in January 2019

      Exceptional”

      Breakfast incredible, Staff were really nice. The location is perfect too close to the Santa Monica downtown 20 minutes by walking.

      Reviewed June 26, 2019
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Mel from United States
      Solo traveler
      Traditional King
      Stayed 1 night in January 2021

      Ambrose Hotel”

      Great staff and location in the heart of Santa Monica close to everything!

      Reviewed January 21, 2021
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Frances
      Couple
      Traditional King
      Stayed 1 night in December 2018

      Fabulous value for Money Boutique Hotel”

      Great Hotel and loved the happy hour each night. Ensure you get a room away from the 24hr gym. A little distance from the beach but hotel offers a courtesy service when possible which is just great. New Hotel GM is very professional and accommodating.

      Reviewed January 31, 2019
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Tiekeyla from United States
      Group
      Studio King
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2020

      Nice, but there is no shuttle or breakfast due to COVID-19”

      Beautiful place, but I didn’t get the room I reserved, and I was told at check in that there was no breakfast. Those were the two reasons that I booked this hotel. I wish I knew that beforehand. Honestly, I would have canceled. Overall, it was a beautiful stay, and the staff was super friendly minus the things I truly wanted.

      Reviewed October 20, 2020
      8.0
      Excellent
      Allan from Ireland
      Family with young children
      Traditional Double
      Stayed 3 nights in September 2017

      Very good”

      Really nice hotel in a super location. Only had two issues. If you book directly with the hotel, which was much more expensive, car parking is free for stays of three nights or more. Parking is charged at €25.00 per night plus tax which is over the top. The car park is big and was half full when we were there. Secondly, the breakfast was nearly gone by 9.00 but closes at 9.30. When we asked for coffee, plates and cutlery, the first answer we got was that it had been busy and was close to closing so they were not bothering to restock the breakfast. We complained and the lady at reception assisted at the second request. If breakfast closes at 9.30, that is not 9.00. It basically meant "We were busy so we are not bothering" which is nonsense, particularly for a 4 star hotel. Relatively minor because they did do something about it and we really liked the hotel. It is beautiful.

      Reviewed October 13, 2017
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Thomas from New Zealand
      Couple
      Traditional King
      Stayed 1 night in October 2016

      A Great Hotel and Enjoyable Stay”

      The hotel was recommended to us and met expectations on all elements. The breakfast was v good and a nice touch was being able to have a late casual takeaway lunch in the garden area before travelling to the airport. Staff even made a cup of tea for us even though facilities were closed!! We will recommend it too.

      Reviewed October 12, 2016
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Rolf from Germany
      Family with teens
      Traditional Double
      Stayed 1 night in July 2019

      Great Performance!”

      Very good organized Hotel, nice interior, Great pricing, we appreciated the stay, many thx

      Reviewed July 25, 2019
      9.0
      Exceptional
      Terrie from United States
      Couple
      Traditional Double
      Stayed 2 nights in March 2016

      Great experience!”

      It's difficult to mention only 3 things. The car and driver was nice to have on the property. The cleanliness and extra touches. The breakfast was very nice. The staff was wonderful on all shifts!

      Very nice hotel in a good location. All the staff was friendly and accommodating especially Arion, she was exceptional: very pleasant, informative, very professional, she is wonderful member of your staff and a true asset to the hotel!

      Reviewed March 20, 2016
      8.4
      Excellent
      David from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Traditional King
      Stayed 1 night in April 2019

      Nice hotel in weho”

      Pros - very nice hotel, with cool rooms Parking valet attendant very helpful Cons- lack of breakfast choices - for the price they should offer more than just a continental breakfast

      Reviewed April 18, 2019
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Jonathan from United States
      Business traveler
      Traditional King
      Stayed 6 nights in February 2019

      Exceptional”

      My only problem was with the water pressure in the shower. It was very weak. Unfortunately, this is true with many hotels in LA. I understand that they need to be conscious of water conservancy, but it's annoying.

      Reviewed February 16, 2019
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