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The Ambrose, Santa Monica

3.5-star3.5 stars
1255 20th StreetSanta MonicaCA90404United States of America

3.5-star hotel, convenient to Santa Monica College
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
  • Collect nightsYou can collect® Rewards nights here
Fantastic service
Great location
Great room
Pool should be renewed
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From 1,411 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Ambrose, Santa Monica

from $229
  • 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


  • Santa Monica Pier - 39 min walk
  • Santa Monica College - 25 min walk
  • Santa Monica Museum of Art - 22 min walk
  • Third Street Promenade - 29 min walk
  • Santa Monica Place - 31 min walk
  • Santa Monica Beach - 35 min walk
  • Venice Beach - 3.4 mi / 5.4 km
  • University of California Los Angeles - 4.2 mi / 6.7 km

Getting around

  • Santa Monica, CA (SMO-Santa Monica Municipal) - 11 min drive
  • Hawthorne, CA (HHR-Hawthorne Municipal) - 21 min drive
  • Los Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.) - 25 min drive
  • Van Nuys, CA (VNY) - 27 min drive
  • Burbank, CA (BUR-Bob Hope) - 37 min drive
  • Los Angeles Union Station - 29 min drive
  • Van Nuys Station - 29 min drive
  • Los Angeles Cal State Station - 31 min drive
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • 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


  • Children (17 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • 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

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • 24-hour room service
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 -
  • Year Built
  • 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
  • Pillow menu
  • 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

Self parking costs USD 25.00 per night with in/out privileges

Cribs/Infant beds are available for USD 0 per night

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 163 reviews

The Ambrose, Santa Monica
A great find in Santa Monica
Great rooms, extra friendly and helpful staff. Very good breakfast. Car service an extra bonus. This was the first time I had seen the patio finished and it it beautiful. Have recommended this hotel to a few people and most have stayed.
Tracy, us3 night trip
The Ambrose, Santa Monica
Very Good8.0
Good stay.
Our stay was great except for having a cold breakfast but we were told that the kitchen was being redone so that may be the reason.
A Traveler, us2 night trip
The Ambrose, Santa Monica
Okay but better out there
A business and pleasure trip, this hotel was booked for proximity to a show at Santa Monica Airport. Smiling and courteous staff, but the extra fees: $100 deposit on arrival on top of the room rate and being charged 2 parking fees when we didn’t bring a car or were even asked about one is downright annoying and I am still trying to correct. By the time all the extra fees and taxes are added, for a one night stay, I have to say I feel that more honest rates should be quoted than this. Add to that, the e-mail requests from the hotel trying to get me to upgrade my room by paying $40 to $60 plus for a one night stay and I just felt that almost $400 for an at best average hotel in Santa Monica was a little too much and I was being nickel and dimed.
Neil, us1 night trip
The Ambrose, Santa Monica
Very Good8.0
Hotel wasn’t bad but they lack amenities no room service the coffee was horrible it was always cold in the afternoon no fresh coffee on in the afternoon coffee didn’t come on till 630 so God for bid if you’re in early riser
Michael, us3 night trip
The Ambrose, Santa Monica
Quick family gathering
Always wonderful with great staff
Patrick, us1 night trip

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The Ambrose, Santa Monica

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