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The Ambrose - Eco-Friendly Santa Monica Accommodations

Each of our Craftsman influenced guestrooms at the Ambrose Hotel blends comfort with sustainable features. Every guestroom is unique to enrich your experiences. From our Deluxe to Studio accommodations, there is an array of guestroom types to select from. Features include spacious bathrooms, some with separate bathtubs and showers; balconies and terraces, select guestrooms feature vaulted ceilings with ceiling fans. Our Studio guestrooms feature terraces that can entertain up to 10 people while enjoying a vibrant Santa Monica atmosphere. All guestrooms feature complimentary Wi-Fi and include a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast.

For the convenience of our guests, in-guestroom comforts at  the Ambrose Hotel include:

  • Sumptuous Ambrose Bed with luxury Bed Linens
  • Luxury Robes and Bath Linens
  • C.O. Bigelow Bath Amenities
  • Complimentary High Speed Wi-Fi Access
  • Mini Bar includes Selection of Refreshments and Spirits
  • Professional Guest Laundry and Dry Cleaning with Same Day Service
  • Complimentary USA Today, Los Angeles Times or Wall Street Journal are available 

About The Ambrose Hotel

Hotel Overview

The Ambrose hotel provides a distinctive and meaningful guest experience. Our unique approach to hospitality centers on a deep commitment to both guest satisfaction and environmental preservation. By carefully blending sustainable living, stylish design, appreciation of local culture, and attentive service, we create an inspirational lifestyle that is highly sought after.

Based in Santa Monica, California, The Ambrose hotel is an acclaimed boutique hotel dedicated to providing exceptional hospitality while minimizing the negative environmental impacts of hotel construction and operation.

The Ambrose hotel offers a guest experience that is rendered with a diversity of environmentally respectful practices. Our soothing environments are cleansed with natural, non-toxic products. We prudently borrow the earth’s resources through environmental management techniques. We express appreciation of our local community through charitable service and philanthropic donations. At The Ambrose hotel, guests rest well knowing they have made responsible lifestyle choices without sacrificing comfort or style.

It is our innovative combination of luxury, culture, high design and sustainability that has earned the Ambrose Hotel a loyal following of discerning travelers aspiring to make a difference in the world. Our creation of naturally beautiful boutique hotel environments with a conscience is what makes us The Ambrose hotel.


Services & Amenities

Whether your visit is for business, pleasure or a little of both, every moment of your stay at The Ambrose hotel will be enhanced by luxurious guest amenities and refined service. Enjoy a workout in our fully equipped fitness center or ask our Concierge to make arrangements for you to visit one of several spas in the area.

For guests interested in hosting a meeting or special event at the hotel, The Ambrose hotel features The Study, an elegant and sophisticated space with a garden-view. The Hotel provides superb meeting planning and catering services support. To keep you connected with the office, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet is offered in all guestrooms and social areas.  

For the convenience of our guests,  The Ambrose hotel offers the following amenities and services:

  • All Concierge Staff
  • Complimentary Continental Breakfast
  • Serving organic Groundworks coffee
  • Preferred Hybrid Vehicle Parking
  • In Room Dining Service
  • 24-Hour Fitness Guestroom with:
    • Treadmills
    • Elliptical Machine
    • Exercise Bicycle
    • Free Weights
  • Complimentary Local Transportation within 3 miles radius of Hotel *
  • Recycling Container in Every Guestroom
  • Meeting Guestroom incorporates Green Practices
  • Parking – 25.00 per Day with In/Out Privileges
  • Wi-Fi Internet Throughout Hotel
  • Complimentary use of The Ambrose signature bicycles

* Does not include Santa Monica Airport


Awards & Certifications

Excellence Award – Stewardship of the Natural Environment Sustainable Quality Award 2013:
Presented by Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce's Environmental Affairs Committee to businesses which exhibit an awareness of sustainability in the areas of energy conservation, water savings measures, waste reduction and pollution prevention.

California Green Lodging Program Leadership Level Certification:
The California Green Lodging Program acknowledges and promotes lodging facilities that demonstrate water and energy conservation, waste minimization, recycling, environmentally friendly purchasing, program sustainability, and pollution prevention. The program is committed to demonstrating the highest standards of integrity and environmental ethics for the State of California.

Sustainable Works Green Business Program Certification:
Facilitated by the City of Santa Monica, Chamber of Commerce, Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Sustainable Works, this certificate endorses companies and organizations that commit to running a green business by meeting set environmental and resource efficiency.


Sustainable Works Green Business Program Certification

Sustainable Sites

Eco friendly exterior maintenance practices have been implemented. Bicycle storage and changing facilities have been added to the property. A preferred parking program for alternative vehicles is in place. Complimentary Los Angeles Metro transit passes have been added to our team member benefit package.

Water Efficiency
Annual water efficiency has been maximized to reduce the burden on our potable water supply and wastewater system. Low flow toilets and water saving faucet aerators have been installed. Sprinkler systems are adjusted according to season and garden areas have been planted with drought tolerant native species.

Energy & Atmosphere
All electronics and systems throughout the hotel are Energy Star Certified. Efficient compact fluorescent lighting throughout.

Materials and Resources
A guestroom recycling program is in place. 75% of all waste is recycled or composted. A sustainable purchasing program has been implemented in an effort to reduce the impacts of pollution caused by virgin resource extraction and processing. All Ambrose team members are encouraged to reduce waste by reducing consumption of all disposable materials, composting all organic materials and fully utilizing all materials prior to their disposal.

Indoor Environmental Air Quality
The Ambrose hotel considers our housekeeping team to be one of our best defenses against poor indoor air quality concerns. A thorough green cleaning program is in place. Eco friendly non-toxic, biodegradable cleaning products are used throughout the hotel. Our sustainable purchasing plan also includes low VOC paints, sealants and adhesives.


Sustainable Internal Operations

Energy Conservation:

  • ALL appliances are Energy Star rated
  • Compact fluorescent lights with dimmers throughout the hotel
  • Energy efficient LED exit signs
  • Energy efficient front load washing machines
  • Energy efficient photocopiers with double sided capacity
  • Regularly scheduled in house maintenance of our HVAC system (coils checked and cleaned, compressor pressure checked, complete belt check)
  • Economizers on A/C unit which increases fresh air circulation and uses cooler outdoor air when available
  • Weather stripping to close air gaps around doors and windows
  • Preventative maintenance on ALL of our equipment to keep it efficient and effective
  • Guestrooms naturally ventilated with opening windows


Water Conservation:

  • Water broom & dry sweep to clean concrete and asphalt
  • Linen and towel reuse program
  • Low flow toilets (1.28GPF) and water saving faucet aerators (1.75gpf)
  • Sprinklers adjusted according to season
  • Native plants


Non-Toxic Housekeeping Practices:

  • Ecolab Green Seal certified cleaned guestrooms, non-toxic, biodegradable cleaners made from replenishable natural resources: hand dishwashing soap, basin, tub and tile cleaner, all purpose cleaner, laundry detergent, chlorine free bleach, furniture polish and carpet shampoo. Eco-lab’s commitment to sustainability begins with its approach to creating products, programs and services that reduce safety risks and environmental impacts, emphasizing closed systems that minimize opportunities for exposing our guests to chemicals.
  • No aerosol spray cans or toxic cleaning chemicals used on property
  • Team training meetings to introduce our new staff members to non-toxic cleaning procedures
  • Low VOC Green Seal certified water based paints


Waste Reduction:

  • Hotel wide Recycling Program - Currently diverting 75% of our waste from landfills
  • Recycling bins in all public areas
  • Compost all organic waste
  • Office bulletin board, dry erase white boards, staff in-house email and voicemail communication eliminating unnecessary paper printed reports
  • 100% recycled bath tissues, napkins, copy paper etc.
  • Reuse packaging for shipping
  • Employee use policy for guestroom service/catered leftovers
  • Glass cups in all guestrooms, mugs for all staff members - no disposable utensils or tableware – No Styrofoam allowed on property.
  • All clients are encouraged to recycle used business meeting materials and to use linen and glassware instead of disposable paper products


Alternative Transportation:

  • The Ambrose Signature bicycle rental
  • Complimentary carpooling to popular neighborhood locations
  • Big Blue Bus and LA Metro bus route maps provided for staff and guests
  • Employee bike storage/shower
  • Annually participate in Santa Monica’s ride share program survey
  • Preferred parking spaces for hybrid vehicle
  • 4 Tesla Destination Charging Stations available to hotel guests
  • The Ambrose Hotel actively participates in Los Angeles Metro's Transit Access program by providing all Ambrose employees with complimentary bus passes. In an effort to lower employee commuting costs and in honor of our commitment to sustainability, all Ambrose team members are eligible for this new addition to our benefits package.