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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
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Fantastic service
Great location
Great room
Pool should be renewed
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From 1,389 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Ambrose, Santa Monica

from $259
  • 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

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

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.

Parties and events are allowed on site. 

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.

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

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 159 reviews

The Ambrose, Santa Monica
Quick family gathering
Always wonderful with great staff
Patrick, us1 night trip
The Ambrose, Santa Monica
Highly recommended
Jacques, us1 night trip
The Ambrose, Santa Monica
Average and expensive.
Property was average. The courtyard was dirty, unkempt and the plants were all dead. The outdoor fire didn’t work and despite a call to reception it was not fixed. Not at all what was pictured on their website. The room was spacious but the sheets and bedding had a “unique” smell. The carpets were stained all throughout the property. The breakfast was paltry served on paper plates and paper cups. Nothing warmed except toast and there were no coffee facilities in the room. Breakfast consisted of odds and ends including unpeeled boiled eggs. Very odd. When you park downstairs you have to go back with the parking pass that reception give you after you check in to avoid being towed. You also have to go to reception for ice because there isn’t ice makers on the individual floors. No one tells you that when you check in so the elevator became a very useful ally. All in all for a $500 stay it is extremely disappointing. Lorews prices but nothing close to the standard. Service at reception was friendly.
Daragh, us1 night trip
The Ambrose, Santa Monica
A great LA Boutique Hotel
It was a great hotel and enjoyed the free happy hour. The bar late night was excellent.
A Traveler, us1 night trip
The Ambrose, Santa Monica
It was a good stay, really enjoy having the shuttle service available. However, they need to work on the continental breakfast prep. Be careful plenty of alcohol in the room for purchase & additional tax apply like staying in a Resort. Underground parking is $30 or can park across the street for $6 per day.
Brenda, us1 night trip

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The Ambrose, Santa Monica

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