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Ace Hotel

The Ace Hotel, Flatiron District

At a Glance

    Pros

  • in-house destination restaurants
  • supercool but friendly vibe

    Cons

  • dark lobby
  • caters to a young crowd
  • may be too sceney for some
  • neighborhood itself isn't the most exciting

Fodorite Reviews

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Ace Hotel Review

The Ace is not your ordinary boutique hotel. The lively lobby melds Ivy League library with curiosity cabinet—taxidermy, mosaic tile floors, wooden bookcases, antique sofas—while the staff wear custom Levi's, Converse sneakers, and collared shirts. The vibe is unstuffy and down-to-earth, making it a popular hangout for freelancers and creatives. The rooms run from "cheap" and "bunk" (yes, they really have bunk beds) to "superdeluxe," indicative of the hotel's inclusive high/low ethos. No two rooms are alike, with original artwork and curated found furnishings like turntables, Gibson guitars, and exclusive Pendleton wool blankets. With two in-house restaurants run by celebrated chef April Bloomfield—the Breslin gastropub and the shellfish-focused John Dory Oyster Bar—along with the crowd-pleasing No. 7 Sub shop and Stumptown Coffee Roasters in the lobby, you won't have to travel for trendy dining or celeb-spotting.

2011 Fodor's 100 Hotel Award Winner

Ace is the Place
Are there any other hotel lobbies that require a bouncer for entry on Friday and Saturday nights? Not in New York City, anyway. The Ace had its genesis as a utilitarian brand in the Pacific Northwest offering inexpensive boutique stays with offbeat outfittings like sinks and flags salvaged from flea markets throughout the countryside. But here in New York, it has evolved into a creative collaboration featuring of-the-moment food from chef April Bloomfield at the Breslin and John Dory restaurants, and cult brands like clothier Opening Ceremony and Stumptown Coffee. The hotel has become the nightlife nexus in a newly hip neighborhood, the Garment District (recently rebranded as NoMad, i.e. North of Madison Square Park). Even by day the lobby is a mobile office for New York's startup set, so bring a hoodie and a cocktail dress for your stay.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 20 W. 29th St., at Broadway Flatiron District, New York, NY 10001 | Map It
  • Phone: 212/679–2222
  • Website:
  • Subway: N, R to 28th St.; 1 to 28th St.
  • Location: Flatiron District

    Hotel Details

  • 272 rooms, 8 suites.
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 02-20-2014

Fodorite Reviews

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    A Paradise of Urban Cool

    I got an amazing deal in January for this hotel, and I was delighted by my stay. The staff are hip and helpful, the rooms are well-designed and modern, and the atmosphere is fun and relaxed. This is definitely a "hipster" hotel, so consider other accommodation options if that's not your scene. Make sure to get a cup of coffee downstairs, too - they offer delicious Stumptown blends straight from Portland. The only undesirable aspect is the neighborhood - this hotel would be much better suited in Williamsburg than its current (overly commercial) location.

    by getbackzack, 9/10/12
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    Ace Hotel Review

    Dark, dank, windowless rooms. Unreliable AC. Horrific service.

    Awful location. You're stuck using the hotel restaurant because it's not a residential or restaurant neighborhood.

    Maybe in Portland this passes for a hipster scene but it's a joke in NYC.

    Stumptown coffee, which has an outlet adjacent to the hotel, is the ONLY good thing about the place.

    by CeCe_Shelburne, 6/24/11

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