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4.4 out of 5

"Amazing Hotel in Santa Monica!!! Staff and service are remarkable. Quiet comfortable clean rooms. Continental breakfast in the morning was amazing! ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 21 May 2017

Hotel Description

3.5-star hotel near Third Street Promenade

In Santa Monica

Your stay at this Mid-City hotel places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica College. Santa Monica Place and Santa Monica Pier are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Free shuttle, breakfast

This hotel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and a free area shuttle. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center and free Internet in public areas. There's a fitness center on site, and laundry facilities and concierge services are also offered.

Free Internet, refrigerators

The 77 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, LED TVs with cable channels, and refrigerators. Other amenities include minibars, premium bedding, and hair dryers.

Traditional King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$289* Per night/room Oct 28 - Oct 29

Premium Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Traditional Studio, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Traditional Double- 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Premier Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Luxury Studio, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Ambrose ratings based on 25 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Ambrose

Everyone (4)
5 out of 5

Posted by on Oct 16, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 16, 2018 by Ambrose Management

Thank you for your feedback.

4 out of 5
Nice quiet hotel and great with proximity to UCLA medical center Santa Monica

Posted by , from Westlake Village CA on Oct 8, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 16, 2018 by Hilary West

Thank you for staying with us, glad you enjoyed your stay.

5 out of 5

30th Wedding Anniversary!!!

Pros: Staff were amazing!! Rooms were beautiful and very clean. Liked the breakfast in the morning. Having parking available. Quiet
Cons: Nothing. Loved this hotel!!!
Location: Close to beach, Santa Monica Pier, Montana Street, great restaurants, shopping on the Promenade.
Amazing Hotel in Santa Monica!!! Staff and service are remarkable. Quiet comfortable clean rooms. Continental breakfast in the morning was amazing!! Parking available for $25 a night which is the going rate for nice boutique hotels. Bikes available to use for an easy ride to the beach. Lovely stay. When i spoke with Alfred and mentioned that i wanted to surprise my husband with a special treat for our anniversary, he had a beautiful cake and 30th Anniversary card delivered to our room!!! Alfred even went that extra mile and purchased candles for the cake!!! A surprise to both my husband and i was that our room had it's own private balcony with beautiful furniture and a gas fireplace. Beautiful space to have a glass of wine and watch the fire. I will absolutely stay here again. My husband and i were very impressed with the service and staff at the Ambrose!!!

Posted by , from Wisconsin on May 21, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 28, 2017 by GM Ambrose

Thank you for the very nice feedback and Happy Anniversary! I am glad that Alfred and the team provided you both with amazing service and that you enjoyed you stay. We look forward to your return to Ambrose Santa Monica. Warm regards, Matt Bernard General Manager

5 out of 5

Great Hotel

My daugher and I enjoyed your hotel very much!! Not only was it beautifully furnished and comfortable but the staff were very kind and professional. We also enjoyed taking the bikes for a ride around town. Another pleasant addition was the breakfast spread!!! Very well done!! We will definitely recommend you to friends and family!!

Posted by , from Seattle on Aug 30, 2016

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1 out of 5

don't bother

We went to the Ambrose, despite its terrible location, because it supposedly has a free shuttle to parts of Santa Monica you might actually want to visit. Not so for kids under 8. They don't post this on their website, mind you. The staff is terrible and unresponsive. The room was tiny and overlooked a parking structure. The location is far from shops, restaurants, or the beach. Oh, and it's expensive. Look elsewhere...

Posted by on Dec 9, 2012

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4 out of 5

I will stay in this hotel again.

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet, good location
Cons: getting old need some rennovations
This is my third time I stayed in this hotel. I still liked it because of it's location, breakfast, and the convenient parking. However, the rooms are getting old and they need some rennovations.

Posted by , from SF on Jul 28, 2012

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5 out of 5

Reliably satisfactory

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
The hotel is older and has been gently used. The staff are always accomodating and repsonsive. I have some back problems and when I found I could not sleep comfortably in the bed (it is a very comfortable bed for most) a bed board was promptly installed. The continental breakfast is wonderful. This is our fourth stay and as the headline suggests were quite satisfied again.

Posted by , from Phoenix, AZ, USA on Jan 16, 2012

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4 out of 5

Quiet and Convenient near the Beach

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Quiet, location
Cons: showing a little wear and tear, no pool
My daughter picked this hotel for us on a trip to SM in 2005. It was fresh and lovely and we had a fabulous room which really stood out in our memories. On our return trip in 2010 with husband and son in tow five years later the Ambrose was beginning to show it's age in the flooring and furnishings in the lobby area. Breakfast is good, but is definitely continental only. We booked 2 rooms and one was too small and drab. They generously allowed us to tour all available in the superior class we paid for until we found the perfect one. Staff are polite and helpful but this is definitely not a hotel where you get fawned over. The value, serenity, location and comfort can't be beat. Picky husband and son arrived later that day and husband raved about it but 14 yo old son said it was too "zen" for him, albeit he loved playing with the full size zen garden in front of the fireplace. I will stay there again.

Posted by , from Houston on Apr 26, 2011

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4 out of 5

weekend getaway

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Quiet
A quick last minute trip to Malibu, excellent hotel well located near the activities we planned to visit.

Posted by on Apr 23, 2011

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5 out of 5

Breakfast was delicious

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Quiet
Room was clean and comfortable, breakfast pastries were delicious, underground parking was free and convenient and location although away from the beach was convenient for traveling around.

Posted by on Apr 13, 2011

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Property Features

The Ambrose offers its guests a fitness center and complimentary bicycles. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. A 24-hour business center and a meeting room are available. Free breakfast is served daily. A free area shuttle within 3 mi is available. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and a garden are also featured at the business-friendly The Ambrose. Parking is available for a fee. This 3.5-star Santa Monica hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 77 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Built in 2003
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • 1 conference room
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Free area shuttle
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Los Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.) (16.9 km / 10.5 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle within 3 mi
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Ambrose offers 77 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Beds feature premium bedding. LED televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Santa Monica hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Minibar
  • LED television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center and complimentary bicycles.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Free bicycles on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are 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.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Parking height restrictions apply


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 17.13 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Breakfast
  • Fitness center access
  • Additional inclusions

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: USD 28.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Early check-in fee: USD 50 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 100 (subject to availability)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Ambrose Hotel
  • Ambrose Hotel Santa Monica
  • Ambrose Santa Monica
  • The Ambrose Hotel
  • The Ambrose Santa Monica
  • The Ambrose Hotel Santa Monica
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.