Overview of The Ambrose

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4.5 / 5Wonderful
460 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Gym


What's nearby

Popular LocationSanta Monica Pier10 min drive
Popular LocationVenice Beach13 min drive
RestaurantFudruckers2 min walk
RestaurantChandni3 min walk
AirportLos Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.)25 min drive

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  • Traditional King

    Room amenities

    • 26 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Traditional Double- 2 Queen Beds

    Room amenities

    • 26 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Premier Room, 1 King Bed

    Room amenities

    • 28 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Premium Room, 2 Queen Beds

    Room amenities

    • 28 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Traditional Studio, 1 King Bed

    Room amenities

    • 33 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Traditional Studio, 2 Queen Beds

    Room amenities

    • 33 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Luxury Studio, 1 King Bed

    Room amenities

    • 37 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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About this area

Santa Monica

The Ambrose is located in Santa Monica. Third Street Promenade and Santa Monica Pier are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's popular attractions can visit Venice Beach Boardwalk and CBS Television City. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's going on at Staples Center, or consider a night out at Shrine Auditorium. Take the opportunity to explore the area for outdoor excitement like hiking/biking trails.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Santa Monica Pier - 10 min drive
  • Venice Beach - 13 min drive
  • Santa Monica Beach - 13 min drive
  • Venice Beach Boardwalk - 14 min drive
  • University of California Los Angeles - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Los Angeles Union Station - 18 min drive
  • 17th Street/SMC Station - 13 min walk
  • Los Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.) - 25 min drive


  • Fudruckers - 2 min walk
  • Chandni - 3 min walk
  • Thai Dishes - 3 min walk
  • IHop (International House of Pancakes - 3 min walk
  • V Lounge - 3 min walk

About this property

The Ambrose

3.5-star Santa Monica hotel in Mid-City, near Third Street Promenade
Along with a fitness centre, this smoke-free hotel has a 24-hour business centre and self parking. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and a free area shuttle are also provided. Other amenities include a meeting room, free use of bicycles and concierge services. All 77 rooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, plus fridges and LED TVs with cable channels. Other amenities available to guests include minibars, room service (during limited hours) and premium bedding.
The Ambrose offers 77 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and a safe. Beds feature premium bedding. LED televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.
Guests can surf the web using complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

Self parking: USD 28.00 per night
Electric car charging station
Parking height restrictions apply
Free local area shuttle up to 3 mi

Food and drink

Free continental breakfast available daily
Room service available

Things to do

Fitness centre
Free bike hire

Family friendly

Dry-cleaning service
Free local area shuttle
Free cots/infant beds
Laundry facilities


Free newspapers in reception

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Dry-cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken


Business services

24-hour business centre
1 meeting room




If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
Assistive listening devices available
Braille signage
In-room accessibility
Roll-in shower
Wheelchair-accessible business centre
Wheelchair-accessible lounge
Wheelchair-accessible parking
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
Wheelchair-accessible registration desk


Smoke-free property

Room amenities


Air conditioning
Blackout drapes/curtains
Free cots/infant beds
Premium bedding


Free toiletries
Shower/bathtub combination


TV channels

Food and drink



Iron/ironing board
Laptop-friendly workspace
Local maps



Check-in between 3:00 PM and 5:30 AM
Late check-in subject to availability


Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

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

Payment types

American Express
Diners Club

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:
  • Breakfast
  • Fitness centre access
  • Shuttle service
  • Additional inclusions
  • WiFi access (may be limited)

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

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Self-parking fee: USD 28.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 100 (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

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.

We should mention

Parking height restrictions apply

Property is also known as

Ambrose Hotel Santa Monica
Ambrose Hotel
Ambrose Santa Monica

Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


  • Disliked: Staff & service, amenities

I booked a room and spend a bunch of money at this hotel only because I was told when purchasing I would have a balcony and once I arrived they told me it’s “at random” and only some have balconies. Even though I purchased and payed for a room with a balcony. Also then I turned my tv on and got a noise complaint within 30 seconds of being in my room. Defiantly won’t stay here

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

The happy hour in the lobby at night featuring locally brewed beers was very enjoyable. We sat in the library room and had a nice time together enjoying the beer and light bites. My only issue was the pillows were too big (kings) and somewhat hard. Two smaller and softer standard sized pillows in the closet would have been appreciated. The staff were all very polite and friendly. I’d stay here again, but bring my own pillow.

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Had a wonderful experience! Great staff, the hotel car was a wonderful feature we used multiple times. Location was beautiful & we were able to walk around at night without issues. Breakfast was nice, although I do wish they had some fresh scrambled eggs. Very clean room, comfortable bed, nice bathroom. Would definitely come back and recommend to others!

Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020


  • Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities

The hotel itself was beautiful. Breakfast was great. Unfortunately, when I checked in, the staff did not advise me of a $30/night fee for parking. Upon my checkout, I was charged a ton of additional fees and that ruined my stay. It’s fine if those fees are disclosed up front, but I asked if there was a charge for parking and was told no, and that the additional amount “pending” was for incidentals and I would get it back when I checked out. Unfortunately, that staff member misadvised me and I ended up paying more for my stay than I was told. If I knew this, I would have stayed elsewhere. Disappointing when you are told you’re paying a certain amount for your stay and the hotel charges you undisclosed fees upon checkout.

Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020