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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
Fantastic service
Good internet service
Breakfast is average
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The Ambrose, Santa Monica

from $289
  • Standard Room
  • 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
  • Premier Studio, 1 King Bed
  • 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
  • Bicycle rentals on site
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

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Pillow menu
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • 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

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

Rollaway beds are available for an additional charge

Cribs/Infant beds are available for USD 0 per night

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

What’s around The Ambrose, Santa Monica


  • Santa Monica Pier - 37 min walk
  • Santa Monica College - 24 min walk
  • Santa Monica Museum of Art - 22 min walk
  • Santa Monica Place - 30 min walk
  • Camera Obscura - 34 min walk
  • Palisades Park - 34 min walk
  • Descanso Gardens - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Olvera Street - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km

Getting around

  • Santa Monica, CA (SMO-Santa Monica Municipal) - 11 min drive
  • Hawthorne, CA (HHR-Hawthorne Municipal) - 26 min drive
  • Los Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.) - 26 min drive
  • Burbank, CA (BUR-Bob Hope) - 40 min drive
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Free area shuttle

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 121 reviews

The Ambrose, Santa Monica
OK.Good location. Room was noisy. We were upgraded and then downgraded. Not super professional.
A Traveler, us1 night family trip
The Ambrose, Santa Monica
Very Good8.0
Hotel Ambrose
Good hotel with friendly service from the staff. Hotel is a little ways from the heart of Santa Monica (3rd street promenade and the ocean) however they offer free bike use and a car and driver service to get you where you need to go. I’d likely stay at the Ambrose again
Matt, us1 night trip
The Ambrose, Santa Monica
Quiet, friendly place
Receptionist was exceptionally friendly, lobby cookies very good, room clean and spacious, small balcony looking toward the ocean on 4th floor was a nice place to sit and enjoy sunset. Garage under the hotel was easy in and out though $ 27.50 extra. The area and hotel were relatively quiet given that it is in the city. Enjoyed our stay very much.
William R.III, us1 night family trip
The Ambrose, Santa Monica
Ambrose Hotel
Comfortable, friendly staff, great was spotless! Definitely recommend!
Vicki, us3 night romance trip
The Ambrose, Santa Monica
Great location next to the hospital
Craig, us2 night business trip

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The Ambrose, Santa Monica

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