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The Ambrose

3.5-star hotel in Santa Monica

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1255 20th Street, Santa Monica, 90404, CA, United States of America
  • Surprisingly pleasant. Service-oriented, super clean, inviting, contemporary. Great…

    Jul 15, 2019

  • Solid choice for a comfortable and clean stay in Santa Monica! We have college kids at…

    Sep 17, 2021

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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
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Dining options

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities
  • Shuttle services
    • Free WiFi
    • Parking available
    • Bathtub
    • Non-smoking
    • Gym
    • 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 - 30 min walk
    • Santa Monica Beach - 34 min walk
    • Santa Monica Pier - 37 min walk

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    Enter dates for 2 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


    • In Mid-City
    • Santa Monica College - 23 min walk
    • Third Street Promenade - 28 min walk
    • Santa Monica Place - 30 min walk
    • Santa Monica Beach - 34 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) - 29 min drive
    • Bob Hope Airport (BUR) - 45 min drive
    • Hawthorne, CA (HHR-Hawthorne Municipal) - 29 min drive
    • Van Nuys, CA (VNY) - 33 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


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

    Restrictions related to your trip

    • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

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


    • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


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


    • 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 & policies for additional details or extra charges

    In the hotel

    Food and drink

    • Snack bar/deli

    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
    • Tours/ticket assistance
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Free newspapers in lobby
    • Luggage storage
    • Porter/bellhop


    • Number of buildings/towers - 1
    • Year Built - 2003
    • Elevator
    • Garden
    • Terrace


    • 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 bathroom
    • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
    • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
    • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre
    • 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


    • Housekeeping - once per stay
    • In-room safe

    Fees & policies

    Mandatory feesPay at property

    You'll be asked to pay the following charges 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)

    PetsPay at property

    • Service animals exempt from fees

    ParkingPay at property

    • Secured self parking costs USD 35 per night with in/out privileges
    • Parking height restrictions apply

    Hygiene & 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.

    Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service.

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


    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 Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover and Diners Club. Cash is not accepted.

    Also known as

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

    *See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges


    • 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 Thai Dishes (3-min walk), Veggie Grill (3-min walk), and Earth Wind & Flour (7-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.
    • 6.0.Good

      Not impressed

      Was expecting this place to be stellar based on reviews and we were let down. The air conditioner wasn’t working in our room and we were told to try turning it off and on again and wait and see. Well, it never dropped below 79 degrees so we requested a room change. They were accommodating (luckily not booked) and we got a room that was able to cool off to 75 degrees. Still not fabulous, but better than the alternative. Also, the fire alarm in the unit crackled all night long, which is a wiring issue. So you’ll need some headphones or white noise to drown it out. Rooms were very clean, but the bathroom lighting is AWFUL, so beware ladies who care about what your makeup looks like, you’d be better off doing it with your eyes closed. Overall, was disappointed especially for the hefty price tag this hotel came with. We will not be back.

      Nicole, 1 night trip, Sep 10, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Amazing hotel in a peaceful neighborhood with incredible

      Ashley, 2 night trip, Aug 27, 2021

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    • 6.0.Good

      Just Adequate

      One of the reasons I booked your hotel was because of the delicious breakfast . If you are not doing it because of Covid or whatever, your guests should be warned ahead of time. A simple text or email would do the trick. Also, Grab bars should be a must in the bathrooms that means in all bathrooms. You should have a mat of some sort in the tub/shower. It is very slippery. The staff, however, was very courteous and helpful.

      Barbara, 3 night family trip, Aug 26, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Best Hotel Experience in a Long Time!

      Overall, our stay at the Ambrose was amazing. The location is excellent--very quiet area, loved that we were across the street from Tartine (best pastries in the area!), walk to Whole Foods and Trader Joe's for snacks, and close to so many things we wanted to see. We loved the free coffee 24/7 too! Even though parking was expensive at $35 a day, it was nice to have the peace of mind that it was underground and completely protected. Also free charging for our Tesla, which was great. The courtyard was lovely--we sat out there for coffee every morning and watched the world go by, as well as did the "Santa Monica Sips" happy hour every evening and enjoyed the mild weather and lots of conversation. The room was spacious, quiet, and clean, my top 3 most important attributes that I look for in a hotel. The only complaints I had were that if they are going to clean the room every 3 days, that we need a larger trash can! I support the eco-friendly nature of this cleaning schedule, but the tiny trash can (and no recycling bin) needs to be replaced with one that will hold 3 days worth of trash. I don't want to call someone to pick up trash in the middle of our visit. The shower head was annoyingly weak, so it took much longer than usual to wet and rinse my hair. I get that the "rain shower" type of shower head is supposed to be "luxurious", but I'll take something that actually rinses my hair even if it's more plebeian. These were minor complaints though, we will DEFINITELY be back!

      3 night family trip, Aug 19, 2021

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    • 8.0.Very good

      The hotel was great, very clean and quiet. The hotel was very comfortable the bedding was good quality. Will definitely stay at the Ambrose hotel again.

      1 night family trip, Aug 7, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Outstanding Service

      PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: Inga and Taylor at the front desk are both exceptional ladies. They graciously answered all my questions and made me feel welcome. Inga and Taylor are outstanding representatives for The Ambrose. They should be recognized and rewarded.

      Kaden, 5 night business trip, Aug 1, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Great stay. Comfy beds great staff. Coffee and wine

      Jodi L, 2 night family trip, Jul 30, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Great place to dtay

      Great staff. Great pillows and bed. Coffee soda available. Wonderful location

      3 night trip, Jul 29, 2021

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    • 8.0.Very good

      Still in covid lockdown.. no room service or meals available at the hotel

      Michael, 3 night business trip, Jul 22, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Lovely place

      The hotel is in excellent condition and beautiful. People should be aware that it is too far to walk to the beach, but the hotel provides bicycles. . . .

      David, 3 night business trip, Jul 18, 2021

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