We gravitated toward this hotel due to its LEED certification, complimentary organic breakfast, free local cab, free parking, and reasonable rate for LA. All of these things met our expectations.
The location worked for us. It's in a more residential area of Santa Monica, but it's LA so you're going to need to drive to things regardless. The free local cab made it convenient for us to go to restaurants, bars, and points of interest in the Santa Monica neighborhood without having to find parking. Service ends at 10pm, but was always promptly available when we needed it and the driver's were all very friendly. Expect a lot of driving and traffic lights to drive yourself out to West Hollywood area.
The hotel decor was well done. The rooms were average size and had your typical amenities. We felt welcome, comfortable, safe, and the parking was conveniently placed under the hotel accessible from the hotel elevator.
The complimentary organic breakfast was exceptional, much more than we expected or typically find at a hotel. Breads, pastries, juices, coffee, tea, fresh fruit, yogurt, cereal, etc. It was nice not having to worry about breakfast every morning before heading out to explore the city.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located at the corner of 20th and Arizona Street, The Ambrose is in a quiet and unassuming neighborhood and is known for being an eco-friendly property. Having just completed an extensive, multi-million dollar renovation of all 77 guestrooms and public spaces, the distinctive California Craftsman design has been revitalized to reflect the essence of a large private home. Luxury linens, C.O. Bigelow bath products, complimentary in-room HSIA WiFi, complimentary continental breakfast, complimentary fitness center access and complimentary house car service await all guests! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ambrose Hotel Santa Monica