Ambrose Hotel

1255 20th Street At ArizonaSanta Monica90404USA
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About Ambrose Hotel

Ambrose Hotel is an eco-friendly boutique hotel in Santa Monica, located two miles from the beach. The hotel provides complimentary Wi-Fi, an organic breakfast and a free shuttle service within three miles of the hotel.

All rooms feature air conditioning, flat screen TVs, a minibar, coffee maker, bathrobes and natural toiletries. Guests can choose from a “Pillow Menu.” Select rooms have a balcony.

Ambrose Hotel has a 24-hour fitness center, free bike rentals, and professional laundry/dry cleaning service. Guests can relax in the courtyard garden area with a koi pond. Reception is open 24 hours a day.

Room service is available all day and night. For a quick bite nearby, visit The Veggie Grill. For a more serious meal, Bistro of Santa Monica serves Italian and French cuisine.

Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Pier is two miles away. The Getty Museum is a 15 minute drive.


1255 20th Street At Arizona, Santa Monica, CA, 90404, USA
Telephone: +1(310)3151555 | Fax: +1(310)3151556 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • 24-hour room service
  • Business centre
  • Car park
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Hypoallergenic rooms
  • Laundry service
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Porter service
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Fan
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / corridors
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Organic Breakfast

The organic continental breakfast gets a lot of compliments. It is plentiful and has a good variety of foods with healthy options. The only problems guests have run into is limited seating in the breakfast area. All rooms also feature Starbuck's Fair Trade Organic coffee.


This eco-friendly boutique hotel is LEED certified. The Ambrose makes a lot of effort to minimize their carbon footprint and encourages guests to do the same. Only organic and locally grown foods are served on premises. There are recycling bins in every room. Rent one of the complimentary bikes and ride to the beach instead of driving. If you have a longer road trip, Hybrid car rental is also available onsite. In addition, if you're arriving by a hybrid car, you'll receive preferred parking onsite.

Lots of Freebies

Aside from the complimentary breakfast, the hotel has lots of free amenities. Guests appreciated the local area shuttle and not having to worry about finding parking in Santa Monica. If you'd like to get some exercise on your way to the beach, bike rentals are always complimentary. Wi-Fi is also free on the entire property. Looking for a night in? On select days, the hotel hosts evening activities, like yoga.

Negative Reviews

Not Oceanfront

Even though the hotel is only two miles (approximately 20 blocks) from the beach, guests thought it was too far to comfortably go to and from every day and not the most interesting route to walk. If you don't want the hassle of driving, the hotel's complimentary shuttle will take you within three miles of the hotel.

Old Plumbing

While most guests have had no problems, several did complain about a lack of hot water. The shower had to run for several minutes to warm up properly, not a very eco-friendly habit.

Limited Wi-Fi

The complimentary Wi-Fi can have a poor signal in some rooms. Guests also said the internet speed was too slow for surfing the internet comfortably.

Rating Overview

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8.7 out of 10 based on 911 reviews