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The Ambrose

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Luxury Studio, 1 King Bed | Terrace/patio
Luxury Studio, 1 King Bed | Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
Traditional Double- 2 Queen Beds | Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
Traditional Studio, 1 King Bed | Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk

Overview of The Ambrose

The Ambrose

3.5 star property

4.5/5 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
  • Parking available
1255 20th Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90404

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSanta Monica College3 min drive
  • Popular LocationThird Street Promenade3 min drive
  • Popular LocationOcean Avenue3 min drive
  • AirportLos Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.)33 min drive

Room options

About this area

Santa Monica

The Ambrose is located in Mid-City, a neighborhood in Santa Monica. Santa Monica Pier and Rodeo Drive are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Venice Beach and Santa Monica Beach. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's going on at SoFi Stadium, or consider a night out at The Comedy Store. Take an opportunity to explore the area for outdoor excitement like hiking/biking trails.

What's nearby

  • Santa Monica College - 3 min drive
  • Third Street Promenade - 3 min drive
  • Ocean Avenue - 3 min drive
  • Santa Monica Place - 3 min drive
  • Santa Monica Beach - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • 17th Street/SMC Station - 13 min walk
  • Los Angeles Union Station - 18 min drive
  • Los Angeles Intl. (LAX) - 33 min drive


  • Chandni - 3 min walk
  • Thai Dishes - 3 min walk
  • IHOP - 3 min walk
  • Veggie Grill - 3 min walk
  • Noma Sushi - 3 min walk

About this property

The Ambrose

3.5-star hotel located in Mid-City
At The Ambrose, you can look forward to a terrace, a coffee shop/cafe, and a garden. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a library and dry cleaning/laundry services.
You'll also find perks like:
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge), free bicycle rentals, and self parking (surcharge)
  • An area shuttle, an electric car charging station, and a 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance, a porter/bellhop, and coffee/tea in the lobby
  • Guest reviews say great things about the location
Room features
All 77 rooms feature comforts such as premium bedding and laptop-friendly workspaces, as well as perks like air conditioning and bathrobes. Guest reviews speak positively of the spacious rooms at the property.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with shower/tub combinations and free toiletries
  • 55-inch LED TVs with Netflix, Hulu, and streaming services
  • Refrigerators, free infant beds, and premium channels


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

  • Secured self parking on site (USD 35 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Electric car charging station on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking
  • Area shuttle
  • Free beach shuttle

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–1:00 PM: USD 5-25 per person
  • 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Fitness center
  • Free bicycle rentals

Family friendly

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Refrigerator
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Elevator
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting room


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk


  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Premium bedding


  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels


  • 55-inch LED TV
  • Cable channels
  • Hulu
  • Netflix
  • Premium channels
  • Streaming services

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator


  • Desk
  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Local maps
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 5:30 AM
Late check-in subject to availability
Late check-in fee for check-in between noon and 2:30 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 AM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Children up to the age of 17 years can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 28.55 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Fitness center access
  • Shuttle service
  • Concierge service
  • Additional inclusions

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 5 and USD 25 per person (approximately)
  • Secured self parking fee: USD 35 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Late check-in fee for check-in between noon and 2:30 PM
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

Parking height restrictions apply
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Is The Ambrose pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much does it cost to stay at The Ambrose?

As of Nov 29, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Ambrose on Dec 29, 2022 start from $279.2, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at The Ambrose?

Self parking is available for USD 35 per night.

What time is check-in at The Ambrose?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 5:30 AM. Late check-in is available from noon–2:30 PM for a fee.

What time is check-out at The Ambrose?

Check-out is at noon. Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability).

Where is The Ambrose located?

Located in Mid-City, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Santa Monica College, Santa Monica Pier, and Venice Beach. Santa Monica Beach and Venice Beach Boardwalk are also within 3 mi (5 km). 17th Street/SMC Station is 13 minutes by foot and 26th Street/Bergamot Station is 19 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Ambrose and receive a full refund?

Yes, The Ambrose offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Ambrose cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 414 out of 618 reviews" "
" "5 - Excellent 67%
Rating 4 - Good. 136 out of 618 reviews" "
" "4 - Good 22%
Rating 3 - Okay. 37 out of 618 reviews" "
" "3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 22 out of 618 reviews" "
" "2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 9 out of 618 reviews" "
" "1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness
It was not as nice as I hoped after reading reviews I think they were out of date.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

5/5 Excellent

Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Cute find!
I think it was an amazing boutique hotel. I just wish there was room services and a larger selection of food where they did serve at.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Hotel staff is very friendly.
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2022

2/5 Poor

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Spend your money in another hotel
We though we book a lovely boutique hotel, this is not! Book a chain hotel for the same or less money and you will get a better service. Let’s start with the fact that they have a ‘green policy’, which nobody mention to you, which means they don’t clean your room for the first 3 nights - which translate in ‘we are saving money on our cleaning staff’! So no water in the room after the first night or fresh towels but you do pay a fee for it! Nobody show us or told us what we had as a service, we saw no bicycle and the Tesla transfer you pay £25 per day is impossible to use: you can not reserve it in advance for a specific time, there is always a queue and it’s not available on Saturday before 11.30am! There is no tea or coffee in the room, which is a normal standard for a 4 start hotel. Entrance door is locked after 10pm and good luck waiting for somebody of the staff to open to you (we were lucky some guest inside open the door for us) and if you have any issues with your room, like a window not closing properly, be ready to wait for more than 4 hours and ask multiple times to fix it. Highly recommended to book somewhere else for the same money or less you will get a better service! We will definitely not book this not hotel again. Not a good value for money at all!
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 6 nights in May 2022

1/5 Terrible

The guy told me my reservation wasn’t showing up. And I wasn’t even able to stay there. I never stayed there. So I left. I never even stayed here. He said I had no reservation.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2022