Off the beaten path in a serene Santa Monica neighborhood, you’ll find revitalization in a crafted boutique that feels like home.


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  • Stay Well® Rooms

    Stay Well® Rooms

  • Non-Smoking Hotel

    Non-Smoking Hotel

  • Air Purification

    Air Purification

  • In-room Yoga Mats

    In-room Yoga Mats

  • In-room Healthy Snacks

    In-room Healthy Snacks

  • Hiking Trails

    Hiking Trails

  • Organic Food Options

    Organic Food Options

  • Vegetarian Food Options

    Vegetarian Food Options

  • Gluten-Free Food Options

    Gluten-Free Food Options

  • Guest Bikes

    Guest Bikes

  • Circadian Lighting

    Circadian Lighting

  • Hypoallergenic Bedding

    Hypoallergenic Bedding

  • Vegan Food Options

    Vegan Food Options

  • Fitness Programs

    Fitness Programs


  • Whole World Water

  • Clean the World Partner

  • Water Efficient Fixtures

  • A\C Energy Saver

  • Towel Program

  • Heater Efficiency

  • Green Roofing + Furnishing

  • Bee Program

  • Recycle Program

  • EV Stations

  • LED Lighting

  • Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

  • Responsible Watering

  • Room Temperature Control

  • Green Sustainability Team

  • Eco-Friendly Bath Products

  • Composting

  • Renewable Energy

  • Water Bottle Program

  • Organic Pillows + Linens

Community Impact

  • Local Community Mentorship

  • Local Artisan Products

  • New Jobs Created

  • Locally Sourced Coffee

  • Hires Locally

  • Pays Fair Wages


  • Conde Nast Award
  • LEED Certified
  • LEED Silver Certified
  • Green Key


The Setting

On the leafy streets of a Santa Monica neighborhood comes a craftsman-inspired boutique with all the kind trimmings. Let’s check the list, shall we? The first prestigious LEED EB (existing building) hotel in the U.S., an inspiring offset carbon footprint program in place, a partnership with Clean the World to redistribute partially used soap, the City of Santa Monica Sustainable Quality Grand Prize Award recipient, the  State of California’s Green Lodging Program Certification, and TripAdvisor’s Gold Green Leader Certification to name a few. They’ve also implemented the EarthView® proprietary sustainability program – more on that here: EarthView Furthermore, an ideal location in proximity to Santa Monica’s great cultural scene, bike-friendly streets, hike-friendly hills and stunning beaches should put The Ambrose on any “must-stay” list. 

Sleep and Sanctuary

Travelers will find few spaces more inviting than those at The Ambrose Hotel. The 77 rooms feature an updated California Craftsman style that lends a cozy residential feel. Subtle design touches please guests at every turn, from the fresh color palette to the lighting. Some rooms feature vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, and terraces or patios -- perfect for soaking up the temperate climate we enjoy most of the year. Modern, welcoming, and brightened by natural light, all studios and rooms also have spacious bathrooms with luxurious showerheads, bath products by L'Occitane, and plush La Bottega cotton robes and slippers.



  • Public Transportation

  • Air Conditioning

  • Complimentary Coffee/Tea

  • Ipod Dock

  • Laundry Facility

  • Happy Hour

  • Library

  • Conference Rooms

  • Baby Crib Service

  • Gym

  • Mini Fridge

  • Family Friendly

  • Business Center

  • Bath Robes

  • Flat Screen TV

  • Minibar

  • Concierge

  • Complimentary WiFi

  • Handicap Accessible


Check-in: 3 PM | Minimum check-in age of 21 | Late check-ins subject to availability
Check-out: 12 PM | Late check-outs upon availability
Special check-in instructions
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 AM, please get in touch with the property in advance

Pets are not allowed unless a service dog

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



Kind Eats and Drinks
  • Socalo is a beachy, California canteen and Mexican pub from award-winning chef/owners Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken
  • Get your day off to a great start at Tartine, located across the street from Ambrose in an uber charming space
  • Eat and drink optimistically at True Food Kitchen
Conscious Culture
Mindful Adventures
Do Good for the Day
  • Support ocean conservation by visiting the Heal the Bay Aquarium under the Santa Monica Pier; find 100 local species and hand-on activities for all
  • Donate a hygiene kit and help The People Concern in Santa Monica meet the basic needs of homeless neighbors in the region
  • Drop off food to Westside Food Bank, volunteer for its annual 5K Hunger Walk, or hook up with its network for other volunteering opportunities
Be Kind to Yourself


1255 20th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404


By Plane

10.7 mi from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) (Taxi approx: $60-$65)

By Train

Santa Monica is served by the Santa Monica Metro E Line which provides an easy way to visit multiple attractions during your stay in Santa Monica, from the Pier to downtown Los Angeles.

By Bus/Metro

The Ambrose Hotel can be reached by taking the Green Line Shuttle (G shuttle) from the International terminal to the MetroRail/Lax Flyaway station. Then taking the R3 Rapid Big Blue Bus towards Downtown Santa Monica. Transferring at 4th & Santa Monica to the 4 Metro bus and exiting at 20th st. The whole trip should take about 1 hr 13 min. Expect to pay about $12-$13. 

By Automobile

Let’s be unfortunately honest. Renting a car will be your best and most efficient bet for exploring Los Angeles and its communities. LAX is served by every major car rental agency. Upon exiting LAX via Sepulveda Blvd,.use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Lincoln Blvd.

Lincoln Blvd curves right and becomes CA-1 N/Lincoln Blvd. Turn right onto Ozone Ave. Turn left onto 11th St and continue for 1.3 miles. Turn right onto Santa Monica Blvd. Turn left onto 20th St. The hotel is at the intersection of Arizona & 20th St. 

Santa Monica hotel parking is a rare amenity, and we’re pleased to be able to offer parking spots to our guests for $35 plus tax per evening per car. Guests at The Ambrose with electric vehicles have access to four charging stations (two Tesla and two universal), included with the cost of parking.