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The Ambrose

  • 1255 20th St. Map It
  • Santa Monica
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  • Recycling bins in each room
  • Nontoxic housekeeping products used
  • Food service a plus for weary travelers
  • Free Wi-Fi and parking


  • Quiet, residential area of Santa Monica

Updated 05/08/2015

Fodor's Review

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.

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1255 20th St., Santa Monica, California, 90404, United States

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310-315–1555; 877-262–7673

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 77 rooms
  • Rate includes Breakfast

Updated 05/08/2015

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Nov 30, 2009

The Ambrose Review

Nice hotel in a mundane area. First room we had was not so great, but once we got changed to another room we were very pleased -- nice comfy bed and large bathroom. Great to have windows that open. Buffet breakfast has juices, fruit, yogurt cereal and several pastry selections...quite good.

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Jun 13, 2009

good place to stay

Quiet location. Nice breakfast despite awkward seating. Good service from front desk. We were able to walk to the beach although it is a bit of a hike for some people. Would stay here again.

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