When staying at The Ambrose, guests are never far from the best Santa Monica attractions, including the popular beaches, the Santa Monica Pier, and the Third Street Promenade. From our laid-back residential neighborhood, Mid-City, travelers can easily access Santa Monica’s renowned shopping, restaurants, museums, and local events, too—with the added perk of having a quiet place to retreat to after you’ve spent a full day sightseeing.
Of course, Mid-City isn’t without its own distinct allure. Locals know this quiet stretch of Santa Monica for its arts and entertainment, including the galleries at the Bergamot Station arts complex and performances at The Broad Stage.
But our team knows that an important part of your Santa Monica trip, regardless of whether you’re here for vacation or for business, will be exploring the unique culture of downtown and surrounding Santa Monica’s countless diversions. Travelers staying at The Ambrose should consult our comprehensive Santa Monica guide, which includes all the best restaurants, shops, landmarks and attractions. After all, there’s never a lack of fun things to do in Santa Monica, California.
At The Ambrose Hotel, we don’t just want you to stay in Santa Monica—we want you to experience our vibrant, artistic city with the insider knowledge of a life-long resident. If you’re having trouble deciding what to do in Santa Monica, don’t hesitate to ask our concierge staff.
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