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The Ambrose Hotel vs Shutters on the Beach

Both properties are endorsed by writers. On balance, Shutters on the Beach scores significantly better than The Ambrose. Shutters on the Beach has a TripExpert Score of 96 with approval from 22 reviews such as Frommer's, Departures and Oyster.

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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Shutters on the Beach
9 / 10
1 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405
From $495 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
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Concierge
"Shutters feels like a rambling seaside villa that's been plucked from Martha's Vineyard and dropped onto the boardwalk below Santa Monica Pier."
Fodor's
"The beachfront location and show-house decor make this one of SoCal's most popular luxury hotels." Full review
DK Eyewitness
"This delightful hotel right by the sands of Santa Monica takes the beach cottage to new heights."
Rough Guide
"This white-shuttered luxury resort south of the pier is the seafront home to the stars."
Frommer's
"The views and sounds of the ocean are the most outstanding qualities of the spacious, luxuriously outfitted rooms." Full review
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