We stayed here in October for 4 nights and were very pleased with the hotel and the staff. Breakfast was available every morning (toast, bagels, cereal, milk, coffee, juice etc). The hotel has laundry facilities. The front reception staff were very helpful and happy to help us with our enquiries and happy to call cabs for us when needed. Hotel is not near the pier, however, for $1 you can catch the Big Blue bus from across the street which will take you to the pier. There is a Trader Joe's supermarket next door. Room has microwave, fridge and coffee making facilities and the rooms are spacious enough for many suitcases. I would definitely stay there again and recommend this hotel to other travellers. We stayed in a courtyard room on the ground floor.
Great hotel and rooms are very nice and the bed was perfect, nice morning breakfast, (hot and cold). I would recommend this hotel to anyone and everyone. I travel around the world quite often and this was an unexpected surprise for the type of hotel you would think you were getting a basic room and No it was completely opposite, nice and elegant and big.
I really enjoyed my stay at this hotel. It is a small place without the amenities such as restaurants and pools but it is tastefully appointed, intimate and well located. Noticed that the TV is a bit old and there is no movie menu but I am fine with that. Some people may be bothered by this. I do not need to be in my room watching movies when Santa Monica is right outside my door. Great neighborhood, nice baked treats in the morning buffet, friendly check-in staff.
Jon from Portland, OR
All Rates Include- Continental Breakfast- Wi-Fi And Local Shuttle.Affordable luxury and LEED Certification make The Ambrose a …More
"Priced right in comparison to room and amenities"
I was going to the ucla medical center in Westwood calif for a Dr. appt. There were other motels or hotels much closer to ucla . But were much more and out of my price range . All though this motel was further south about 30 mins of UCLA and located in Venice Beach, Ca., I thought I was in a very safe neighborhood. It was about a mile from the beach and the marina in marina del Rey., for the price you can't beat it I would stayed there again. Room was clean and comfortable and I liked having all the amenities.
Me & my wife stayed here for a week.
We found the motel with no problems at all, just get the free airport bus to the LAX tranportation hub & catch the Big Blue Bus No3 from stop 12 ($1 fare each) & just under an hour later get off at the corners of Pico & Lincoln Blvd's & you'll see the big white/blue motel sign.
Check-in was no problem at all & the room was great, bed was good, tv had a lot of choice, bathroom/shower was really clean.
Only downfall to room was the lack of air-con & the ceiling fan was good provided you had the window open.
The window did have an insect cover, so should you need to open window, the little nasties could not get in.
Wi-fi is ok, the closer your room is to the main office the better the signal, as our room was at the back of the complex, we had to use the courtyard outdoor table & chairs area to use the wi-fi.
Beach is 20 mins walk from motel, simply exit the motel & turn left, walk to Pico & turn left & follow Pico all the way to beach, or catch Big Blue Bus No. 3 ($1 fare, 5-10 mins)
If you want to goto Hollywood, you can walk (about 20 mins) left out of hotel & simply follow Lincoln Blvd to Santa Monica Blvd & catch bus 704, or catch bus No.3 to beach & catch bus 704 from beach & then get off at Vermont/Sunset to use subway to Hollywood & Highland, then you can see chinese theatre at the main exit.
I suggest you buy a metro week pass ($25) which enables you to use metro buses & subway.
All-in-all our stay in LA was fantastic.
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