The Ambrose Hotel
The Ambrose Hotel
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8.0
Very good

"Staff are friendly and helpful."

Cheryl

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April 11, 2018

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8.3
/
10
Exceptional cleanliness
9.1
Recommended by 96% of guests
Value for money7.8
Distance to city center2 miles
Location rating8.0
Nearest airportLos Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Distance to airport12.2 km
  • 840 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

Room choices
8.7
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
This property is in high demand!Last booked 7 hours ago
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 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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Traditional Double
Traditional Double
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 queen beds
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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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Run of House
Run of House
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 super king bed or 2 doubl...
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      What people love about the property

      • 7.7
        Very good

        "My stay was nice."

        Massimo

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        March 19, 2016

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      9.0
      Excellent

      "Very nice hotel in a good location."

      Terrie

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      March 20, 2016

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      What to eat nearby

      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 they offer

      9.2
      Exceptional

      "Helpful staff, large rooms, nice workout space."

      Sharon

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      June 28, 2016

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      Real reviews from real guests

      Agoda Reviews (49)Booking.com Reviews (344)
      8.3
      /
      10
      Cleanliness9.1
      Facilities8.2
      Location8.0
      Room comfort and quality8.7
      Service8.7
      Value for money7.8
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      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
      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
      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
      8.4
      Excellent
      Daniele from Italy
      Couple
      Traditional King
      Stayed 2 nights in July 2018
      Great surprise”
      Staff has been superb, easy location and nice and nice to stay there. Strongly suggested.
      Reviewed July 22, 2018
      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
      8.8
      Excellent
      Barbara
      Family with teens
      Traditional Double
      Stayed 3 nights in June 2018
      Attentive, friendly staff, clean, quiet rooms”
      Free bikes; great location to beaches, museums and restaurants; close to I10; restful atmosphere.
      Reviewed June 24, 2018
      8.0
      Excellent
      Cheryl from Singapore
      Couple
      Traditional King
      Stayed 2 nights in March 2018
      Small Cosy Hotel”
      If you are looking for a small cosy hotel, this is the right place for you. Staff are friendly and helpful. As room doesn't come with a kettle and it was prompt delivered upon request. Ps. toiletries were from l'occitane.
      Reviewed April 11, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Virginia from United States
      Family with young children
      Traditional King
      Stayed 1 night in December 2017
      We enjoyed our stay, staff was helpful, knowledgeable and super friendly.”
      Thank you so very much for all the extra attention you gave my family and I. You have a clean and beautiful facility and most importantly excellent staff that take pride in serving us. Thanks again to all whom made our trip this weekend extra special!
      Reviewed January 02, 2018
      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 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
      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
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Anne from United States
      Couple
      Traditional Double
      Stayed 1 night in July 2016
      Hidden gem”
      Worth it
      Reviewed July 25, 2016
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Sharon from United States
      Business traveler
      Premier King Room
      Stayed 3 nights in June 2016
      Relaxed, peaceful”
      This is a quiet, relaxing place to stay. No hustle/bustle. Helpful staff, large rooms, nice workout space. Car service to get you places nearby and free bikes (first come, first serve). It's about a 1 1/2 mile walk to beach and the outdoor mall/shops. Other restaurants and shops nearby.
      Reviewed June 28, 2016
      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
      7.7
      Very good
      John from United States
      Solo traveler
      Premier King Room
      Stayed 2 nights in August 2015
      Liked it very much! ”
      Quiet, away from crowd, all you need without the frills.
      Very nice experience. I would highly recommend it to travelers who value a quiet, private stay away from any crowd or tour group or tour bus. The complimentary breakfast is a little basic, no cooked items, but other than that, it's a great quiet small hotel, perfect for those who appreciate peaceful tranquility.
      Reviewed August 23, 2015
      9.7
      Exceptional
      Susan from New Zealand
      Solo traveler
      Traditional Double
      Stayed 3 nights in July 2015
      Ambrose hotel”
      the green culture. the staff. the free local transport
      Comfortable. All our needs were met. They could enhance the greenest by offering guests a reduced linen change as so many hotels do now.
      Reviewed July 13, 2015
      5.7
      Ronald from United States
      Couple
      Traditional King
      Stayed 3 nights in October 2014
      Ambrose not fine during construction”
      Location, room comfort, staff
      Very disappointing. During first-floor construction, there's no lobby, no comfort area, no real breakfast, no room service. You'd think that with all of these inconveniences, a discount on room rate would be offered. But no. I really liked this hotel my first visit, but the lack of concern for hotel guests during remodeling (i.e. no concession on prices) is not good.
      Reviewed October 28, 2014
      8.3
      Excellent
      Ronald from United States
      Family with teens
      Traditional Double
      Stayed 3 nights in June 2014
      Quiet, comfortable and convenient”
      Location, cleanliness, staff assistance
      Very good
      Reviewed June 24, 2014
      6.7
      Good
      Sandra from New Zealand
      Couple
      Traditional Double
      Stayed 1 night in December 2013
      Comfortable”
      Large room, clean, good gym and friendly staff,
      A quiet location (20 blocks from the beach) comfortable and clean
      Reviewed January 08, 2014
      6.3
      Good
      Philip from United States
      Couple
      Traditional King
      Stayed 4 nights in December 2013
      Nice Hotel: Scary Service”
      1. Location, 2. Ambience, 3. Decor
      Hotel is well situated and cozy. The décor and layout is impressive and very comfortable. Our problem was the inept service and the lack of accountability for errors (like assigning us a room that already had a guest in it-much to our embarrassment). There was no restaurant or hot breakfast available. The breakfast room was often over-crowded without available seating. The tariff was far too steep for the facilities and service provided. My advice: Go somewhere else unless the rooms are available for cheaper price.
      Reviewed January 06, 2014
      12
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