An air of tranquillity pervades the four-story Ambrose, which blends right into its mostly residential Santa Monica neighborhood. The decor incorporates many Asian accents, following the principles of feng shui. Management prides itself on following "green" guidelines—cleaning products are nontoxic and water use is reduced. Social consciousness here also means comfort: rooms have deluxe, chenille throws, Italian 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.