An air of tranquillity pervades the four-story Ambrose, which blends right into its mostly residential Santa Monica neighborhood. The decor incorporates plenty of beach chic, in spite of the property's being a bit too far from the sea to walk there. Management prides itself on following "green" guidelines—cleaning products are nontoxic and water use is reduced. Social consciousness here also means comfort: rooms have 100% virgin cotton Egyptian linens, Frette towels and robes, and a minibar with health-oriented elixirs. Windows are double paned for quiet; upper floors have partial ocean views. Room service and the expanded continental breakfast buffet include healthy choices. A taxi is on call for free short jaunts in the area.