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1 room, 2 adults

The Ambrose, Santa Monica

3.5-star3.5 stars
1255 20th Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90404, United States of America

3.5-star hotel, convenient to Third Street Promenade
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
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Great room
Great location
Tasty breakfast
Fairly good value for money
193See all 193 reviews
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The Ambrose, Santa Monica

from $289
  • Traditional King
  • Traditional Double- 2 Queen Beds
  • Premier Room, 1 King Bed
  • Premium Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Traditional Studio, 1 King Bed
  • Traditional Studio, 2 Queen Beds
  • Luxury Studio, 1 King Bed

What’s around The Ambrose, Santa Monica


  • In Mid-City
  • Third Street Promenade - 28 min walk
  • Santa Monica Pier - 38 min walk
  • Santa Monica Beach - 45 min walk
  • Santa Monica College - 23 min walk
  • Santa Monica Place - 30 min walk
  • Original Muscle Beach - 39 min walk
  • Main Street Santa Monica - 41 min walk

Getting around

  • Santa Monica, CA (SMO-Santa Monica Municipal) - 5 min drive
  • Los Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.) - 14 min drive
  • Hawthorne, CA (HHR-Hawthorne Municipal) - 17 min drive
  • Van Nuys, CA (VNY) - 20 min drive
  • Burbank, CA (BUR-Bob Hope) - 27 min drive
  • Long Beach, CA (LGB-Long Beach Municipal) - 34 min drive
  • Los Angeles Union Station - 18 min drive
  • Van Nuys Station - 20 min drive
  • Los Angeles Cal State Station - 23 min drive
  • Free area shuttle

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 77 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Self parking *


  • Free area shuttle within 3 mi

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
Things to do
  • Fitness facilities
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 2003
  • Elevator/lift
  • Garden
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LED TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

The Ambrose, Santa Monica’s small print

Also known as

  • Ambrose Hotel
  • Ambrose Hotel Santa Monica
  • Ambrose Santa Monica


Parking height restrictions apply.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • Resort fee: USD 17.13 per accommodation, per night

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Breakfast
  • Fitness center access
  • Additional inclusions

Inclusions may be listed elsewhere on the page as free or for a surcharge.

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 50 (subject to availability)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 100 (subject to availability)

Self parking costs USD 28.00 per night with in/out privileges

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 193 reviews

Good 6.0
Service, noise and breakfast were not good.
The hotel altohugh has a nice outlook service is totally under any standard of a hotel with this porce tag. Room was noisy and did not change because only was available a superior one. Breakfast with very few options and run out of options one hor before the end of it. Not recommended if you want quality service and value for money.
Felipe, us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lovely boutique hotel, great value
Staff were super helpful. We appreciated use of free bicycles, happy hour and excellent breakfasts.
Marion, usRomance trip
Fair 4.0
Great hotel, not great staff
The staff was rude, and inconsiderate, the hotel room itself was awesome... I got double charged for parking as well. Our room was delivered late, when we asked about getting switched to a better room due to lateness they offered a $200 a night upgrade and refused to allow me to speak with a manager. Suboptimal
Josh, usRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
This is a quiet, upscale hotel in a non-touristy area of Santa Monica. As such, it is restful but not walking distance to much (although there is a light rail stop a couple blocks away). A lot of business travelers, but there is a garage, unlike places nearer the water.
usRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Ambose = A!
Boutique hotel in quiet area of SM with nice services like complimentary happy hour (with a terrific staff) and numerous healthy options at breakfast. Outdoor area for dining is a nice bonus.
Marc, us4 night business trip

The Ambrose, Santa Monica

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