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The Ambrose

3.5-star hotel, convenient to Santa Monica Beach

  • Free WiFi
From
$339

Restrictions related to your trip

This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local, and health advisories for this destination before you book.

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1255 20th Street, Santa Monica, 90404, CA, United States of America
9.0.Superb.
  • I love the location, the outdoor space, and comfort of the rooms. The only negative this…

    Mar 9, 2022

  • 10/10 recommend staying here! Not one complaint. The staff was very accommodating for our…

    Feb 9, 2022

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to SafeStay (AHLA - USA) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Safe
Quiet
Walkable
Convenient
Dining options
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 77 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Housekeeping once per stay
  • Fitness center
  • Self parking
  • 24-hour business center
  • Terrace

For families

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Terrace

What’s around

  • In Mid-City
  • Santa Monica College - 23 min walk
  • Third Street Promenade - 28 min walk
  • Santa Monica Place - 31 min walk
  • Santa Monica Beach - 33 min walk
  • Santa Monica Pier - 37 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • 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

Landmarks

  • In Mid-City
  • Santa Monica College - 23 min walk
  • Third Street Promenade - 28 min walk
  • Santa Monica Place - 31 min walk
  • Santa Monica Beach - 33 min walk
  • Santa Monica Pier - 37 min walk
  • Original Muscle Beach - 39 min walk
  • Main Street Santa Monica - 42 min walk
  • Venice Beach - 3.1 mi / 4.9 km
  • University of California, Los Angeles - 3.1 mi / 5 km
  • Venice Beach Boardwalk - 3.1 mi / 5 km

Getting around

  • Los Angeles Intl. (LAX) - 31 min drive
  • Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) - 47 min drive
  • Hawthorne, CA (HHR-Hawthorne Municipal) - 29 min drive
  • Van Nuys, CA (VNY) - 34 min drive
  • Long Beach Municipal Airport (LGB) - 33 min drive
  • Los Angeles Union Station - 18 min drive
  • Van Nuys Station - 20 min drive
  • Los Angeles Cal State Station - 23 min drive
  • 17th Street/SMC Station - 13 min walk
  • 26th Street/Bergamot Station - 19 min walk
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1255 20th Street, Santa Monica, 90404, CA, United States of America

At a glance

Hotel size

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

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-5:30 AM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local, and health advisories for this destination before you book.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Children

  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Pets

  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome

Internet

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms

Parking

  • Secured onsite self parking (USD 35 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • Business center
  • Number of meeting rooms - 1

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 2003
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library

Accessibility

  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible public restroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Braille signage
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Grab bar - near toilet

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • 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

More

  • Housekeeping - once per stay
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Mandatory feesPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:

  • Resort fee: USD 28.55 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee inclusions:
    • Fitness center access
    • Shuttle service
    • Concierge service
    • Additional inclusions
    • WiFi access (may be limited)

Optional extras

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

ParkingPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Secured self parking costs USD 35 per night with in/out privileges
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Hygiene and cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

Policies

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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

*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, The Ambrose does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Self parking costs USD 35 per night. Electric vehicle charging is available.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - 5:30 AM. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge of USD 100 (subject to availability).
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Chandni (3-min walk), Thai Dishes (3-min walk), and Veggie Grill (3-min walk).
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Hollywood Park Casino (15-min drive) is nearby.
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as cycling. Enjoy amenities like a fitness center and a garden.
9.0.Superb.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The staff were friendly and responsive. The property has a lovely outdoor patio in the front as well as a nice reading nook. It was great the hotel provided guests with coffee drinks, tea and water 24/7 at the bar. Also there is wine in the evening. I love that Tartine is across the street along with a 3 nice vintage and jewelry boutiques. The area was safe and quiet. The cozy rooms were clean and had plush robes and bedding and L'Occitane bath products. It was a definite plus that the fitness room had Peloton bikes. We enjoyed our stay at the Ambrose, and it was conveniently located to what we had planned during our weekend.

    Judy, 3 night family trip, Jan 13, 2022

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing.

    Kristine, 2 night business trip, Jan 13, 2022

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Nice in great areas 1 1/2 miles from beach

    john, 4 night family trip, Dec 30, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Ambrose hotel is a nice hotel to stay at. Great location to the hospital, quiet, friendly staff, and nice rooms. Only negative I would say no restaurant to eat at.

    Janine, 1 night romance trip, Dec 19, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great location and stay

    I had a wonderful time and stay. Every staff member took time to greet me and were so helpful.

    Edie, 2 night trip, Dec 8, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    The hotel is very nice and extremely clean. I appreciated the friendly staff and the morning coffee. However, the website should but does not note that they are not serving breakfast at this time. Also, they only clean your room after three nights. I understand there are pandemic labor shortages, but at this price point, I think the room should be cleaned at least every other day. Finally, the room A/C cannot be set below 68 degrees.

    Anne, 5 night family trip, Dec 1, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    So-so but expensive hotel experience

    The Ambrose is fine, but a few things to note: $35/day parking and even though we found street parking we were strongly discouraged from trying to find street parking; also, there is NO more free breakfast. Further, we had a window that looked out on a narrow alley and then a medical facility- we could see the patients in their rooms. We asked to move to the street side (that being preferable, though on the street), and they told us we could not because we had not booked a "premium" room. So, we paid about $350/night to have a horrible view (we kept our blinds shut the whole time we were there) and were awoken by incredibly loud garbage trucks early Friday morning. The coffee service is definitely low quality, too- basically drip coffee with fake sweeteners. I'd probably go back to the Santa Monica Palihotel, where I've stayed before, next time I'm in the area.

    Zoe, 3 night trip, Nov 18, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Such a nice hotel

    Audrey, 1 night romance trip, Nov 14, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The Ambrose has a lovely lobby which opens out onto a wonderful patio. The staff is great and could not be more helpful. Rooms are spacious and well acquitted. Enjoyed the complimentary happy hour. We did miss what had been a sumptuous buffet breakfast, which was not offered due to COVID.

    Dennis, 5 night romance trip, Nov 11, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    All the staff were great and very helpful and friendly. Beautiful common area off the lobby. Location is terrific. Only minus is dated plumbing. Water pools in shower due to dip in middle and drain at end. We would definitely go back.

    James, 2 night romance trip, Nov 11, 2021

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