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The Ambrose Hotel vs Hotel Casa Del Mar

Both The Ambrose and Casa del Mar are praised by expert reviewers. On balance, Casa del Mar ranks significantly better than The Ambrose. Casa del Mar is ranked #5 in Los Angeles with recommendations from 18 reviewers including DK Eyewitness, Lonely Planet and Zagat.

The Ambrose Hotel
8 / 10
1255 20th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404
From $158 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Laundry Service
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Frommer's
"If being within walking distance of the ocean isn't crucial, but a soothing, peaceful environment is, I've found your hotel." Full review
Oyster
3.0
"This 77-room, midrange boutique hotel is one of the most environmentally focused hotels in Southern California." Full review
Rough Guide
"Excellent choice for inland Santa Monica with Craftsman-styled decor and boutique rooms that have internet access and include continental breakfast."
Fodor's
"An air of tranquillity pervades the four-story Ambrose, which blends right into its mostly residential Santa Monica neighborhood." Full review
Travel + Leisure
"The property features four floors, 77 guest rooms and is a short drive to the beach and Third Street Promenade shopping corridor." Full review
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Hotel Casa Del Mar
9 / 10
1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, CA 90405
From $450 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
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Frommer's
"Rooms are laid out for relaxation, not business, so travelers with work on their minds should stay elsewhere." Full review
Fodor's
"In the 1920s it was a posh beach club catering to the city's elite; now the Casa del Mar is one of SoCal's most luxurious and pricey beachfront hotels." Full review
DK Eyewitness
"An imposing presence overlooking Santa Monica Beach, this 1926 beach club has been restored to its original grandeur."
Concierge
"On the fourth floor is the Murad Spa—although massages can also be had in poolside cabanas—and the 75-seat, first-floor restaurant, Oceanfront, has spectacular sunset views."
Jetsetter
"A mod take on a California beach club, with prime oceanfront views and a top-notch seafood restaurant."
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