The Ambrose

1255 20th St, at Arizona Santa Monica, Santa Monica, California, 90404, United States
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Luxury Boutique Hotel in Santa Monica

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by written on March 27, 2011

The Ambrose Hotel is an elegant boutique hotel in Santa Monica. Its decor and spacious rooms are said to be inspired by Feng Shui, accentuated with Asian artwork. It is located in inland, away from the beach on 20th street and Arizona Avenue, in a very quiet area that is convenient for going in either direction, the beach to the west, or the rest of LA to the east. The hotel provides free parking, but for those without the convenience of a car a shuttle is available if arranged in advance. A good breakfast buffet is also included in the price, and while there is no restaurant at the hotel, a full menu of 24-hour in-room dining is available, and each room's minibar also contains a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. There is also an adequate gym for those who like to work out. In summary, the Ambrose is a very comfortable hotel with excellent service and a convenient location, at a reasonable price for the area ($225 in March 2011). I highly recommend this hotel.

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A little bit of Japan

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 9, 2006

The Ambrose is a recently opened, independent, boutique style hotel. I doubt you will find a better hotel for your money in Santa Monica - the main reason being it's located a short car drive from the expensive sea-front (but therefore the tramps as well). The distance wasn't a problem for us, and if you don't have a car (or want to pay the $9 in a taxi), then you can always use their London taxi cab that will take you anywhere within Santa Monica... FOR FREE !

Basically ideal for anyone who wants luxury accommodation, but can't afford the likes of Shutters on The Beach or The Casa del Mar.

Beautiful rooms, corridors and an outdoor waterfall / Koi pond all touch on an Asian inspired theme. For once, a hotel whose website pictures actually look like the reality.

Unique Quality: Other perks are the underground parking with elevator access, free Starbucks breakfast, decent fitness room (for a hotel), and mega friendly, helpful staff. Rooms are plush with widescreen TV's and CD / DVD systems.

These are the few gripes we had about the place:

No bar - you have to get booze from an over-priced and under stocked mini-bar (or like us from the local supermarket, then put it in the mini-bar)

No pool - even though for some reason we both assumed from the old website that it did

Also, book your own taxi through Yellow Cabs ((tel: (310) 456 5303 or (877) 733 3305 or (888) 793 5569) - the firm The Ambrose are in partnership with charge about 50% more for the same journey.

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Address: 1255 20th St, at Arizona Santa Monica, Santa Monica, California, 90404, United States

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Amenities at The Ambrose

  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Business Services
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  • Continental Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet

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