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The Ambrose

3.5-star hotel, convenient to Third Street Promenade

  • Free WiFi

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1255 20th Street, Santa Monica, 90404, CA, United States of America
  • The hotel was upgraded. It is very clean. The front desk people are very friendly and…

    Jun 12, 2021

  • The location was great. surrounded by a nice neighborhood, walkable distance to the shops…

    Jun 11, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to SafeStay (AHLA - USA) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Dining options
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking available
  • Bathtub
  • Non-smoking
  • Gym
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 77 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Housekeeping once per stay
  • Fitness center
  • Self parking
  • 24-hour business center
  • Terrace

For families

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Terrace

What’s around

  • In Mid-City
  • Third Street Promenade - 28 min walk
  • Santa Monica Beach - 34 min walk
  • Santa Monica Pier - 38 min walk
  • Santa Monica College - 23 min walk
  • Santa Monica Place - 30 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Traditional King
  • Traditional Double- 2 Queen Beds
  • Premier Room, 1 King Bed
  • Premium Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Traditional Studio, 1 King Bed
  • Traditional Studio, 2 Queen Beds
  • Luxury Studio, 1 King Bed

What’s around


  • In Mid-City
  • Third Street Promenade - 28 min walk
  • Santa Monica Beach - 34 min walk
  • Santa Monica Pier - 38 min walk
  • Santa Monica College - 23 min walk
  • Santa Monica Place - 30 min walk
  • Original Muscle Beach - 39 min walk
  • Main Street Santa Monica - 42 min walk
  • University of California Los Angeles - 3.1 mi / 5 km
  • Venice Beach Boardwalk - 3.1 mi / 5 km
  • Westwood Village - 3 mi / 4.9 km

Getting around

  • Los Angeles Intl. (LAX) - 25 min drive
  • Bob Hope Airport (BUR) - 40 min drive
  • Hawthorne, CA (HHR-Hawthorne Municipal) - 23 min drive
  • Van Nuys, CA (VNY) - 28 min drive
  • Long Beach Municipal Airport (LGB) - 33 min drive
  • Los Angeles Union Station - 18 min drive
  • Van Nuys Station - 20 min drive
  • Los Angeles Cal State Station - 23 min drive
  • 17th Street/SMC Station - 13 min walk
  • 26th Street/Bergamot Station - 19 min walk
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1255 20th Street, Santa Monica, 90404, CA, United States of America

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 77 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-5:30 AM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Secured onsite self parking (USD 35 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Snack bar/deli

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • One meeting room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 2003
  • Elevator
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Braille signage
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Grab bar - near toilet

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

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

Be entertained

  • LED TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Housekeeping - once per stay
  • In-room safe

Small print

Also known as

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

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 100 (subject to availability)

Secured self parking costs USD 35 per night with in/out privileges


Parking height restrictions apply.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • Resort fee: USD 28.55 per accommodation, per night

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Fitness center access
  • Shuttle service
  • Concierge service
  • Additional inclusions
  • WiFi access (may be limited)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, The Ambrose does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Self parking costs USD 35 per night. Electric vehicle charging is available.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - 5:30 AM. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge of USD 100 (subject to availability).
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Thai Dishes (3-min walk), Veggie Grill (3-min walk), and Earth Wind & Flour (7-min walk).
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Hollywood Park Casino (15-min drive) is nearby.
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as cycling. Enjoy amenities like a fitness center and a garden.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great hotel stay

    I really enjoyed this hotel. It’s clean and comfortable and in a great location. Tartine (bakery and restaurant) is right across the street! The hotel has a nightly happy hour and will make you a terrific coffee / espresso drink at any time. Self parking on property is easy. I’ll definitely go back.

    Melanie, 3 night family trip, Jun 11, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Ambrose Hotel

    It was the best hotel to stay at here in Santa Monica. I would really recommend it if your looking for the best hospitality. Everyone that works here is so nice and does the best job they can to make sure that their customers our happy. Plus is only 10 minutes away from the beach and there is many really great restaurants near by. Another thing that I liked is that the other guest here are really friendly as well. Overall I would rate this hotel a five star because the service was amazing and were able to help us out at any time and the hotel is always maintained and in great, clean condition. It was my first time here at the Ambrose Hotel but it won’t be my last it is worth it !

    Jesse, 1 night trip, Apr 5, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great hotel! We would come back.

    Mary, 2 night trip, Apr 1, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great service

    Dillon, 2 night trip, Feb 14, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Clean and well-maintained

    Very clean hotel, quiet room, staff were nice and friendly. Close to Santa Monica Pier, and they also offer bicycles. The only issue was I read somewhere that parking was free, but when we checked in, we were informed there is a fee for parking which was a bummer.

    Soroosh, 1 night trip, Feb 13, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Not a good value!

    The place was nice, and I thought it was reasonably priced until I saw the final bill which came in 20% higher due to "resort fees". It was not a resort. It is a hotel squeezed between a couple of apartment buildings. The Santa Monica beach is still a couple of miles away. If they feel like they are worth the extra $30/night, then just increase the hotel price. Slapping on a mandatory fee that is not effectively disclosed is unreasonable and unfair.

    4 night business trip, Nov 15, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    good weekend.

    no ex-fan in bathroom . toilet set keep sliding to left but screws were tight. only cleaned room every four day. we had garbage can overflowing .but over all liked it.

    3 night trip, Oct 23, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    very nice room..quiet and close to everything

    I had to have a medical procedure done at St John’s I needed quiet room close to hospital. The room had everything I asked for...including a small balcony I even got a coffee maker in the room because I could not go to lobby.

    Alyce, 4 night trip, Oct 12, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    Everything was fine except they charge $28 per day for parking. There was no breakfast.

    Customer, 2 night family trip, Oct 9, 2020

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  • 4.0.Fair

    No “breakfast” included while listEd as “good breakfast included”. Too far away from the beach, there is no way you can take “walking distance” to reach there. The room I got is 2 Premium queen beds with extra fee added. I asked for second or third floor view, but they told me such “Premium”rooms do not offer with that... I really not sure how they named it as “premium”. Also when I jump on my bed, the first thing I realize is it’s not clean. At least not got cleaned on the day I moved in, because I could see dust laying on top of the bed (though some white substance). Feeling really not comfortable with staying in the room

    Anne, 1 night family trip, Sep 6, 2020

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