The quintessential Portland hipster hotel, the Ace is sandwiched between Stumptown Coffee and Clyde Common restaurant, a block from Powell's Books and the Pearl District, and right in the heart of downtown's ever-trendy West End neighborhood. The minimalist-chic rooms are outfitted with comfortable, futon-style mattresses, locally made furniture, flat-screen TVs, and original wall murals—some have vintage accessories like turntables and vintage vinyl collections; others
have iPod docks. Some rooms have private bath/showers, other share. The cool common areas have large comfy couches and well-stocked bookshelves. There's a black-and-white photo booth right inside the front door, and the bar, Pepe Le Moko, is a see-and-be-seen favorite for cocktails and tapas. This is the flagship of the growing Ace brand, which is headquartered in Portland.