Ace Hotel

2423 1st Ave., Seattle, Washington, 98121, United States

The Ace is a dream come true for both penny-pinching hipsters and folks who appreciate unique minimalist decor, with such touches in the rooms as army-surplus blankets, industrial metal sinks, and street art breaking up any notion of austerity; the cheapest rooms share bathrooms, which have enormous showers. Almost everything is white—even the wood floors and brick walls have been painted—making elements like randomly placed tree stumps pop in the gallery-like spaces. A small dining room hosts a Continental breakfast and has a vending machine with unusual items like Japanese snacks and hangover cures. This is a very specific experience and aesthetic: if you're not soothed (or stimulated) by the stripped-down quality of the rooms or not amused by finding a copy of the Kama Sutra where the Bible would be, you may want to stay elsewhere.

PROS

  • ultratrendy but with some of the most affordable rates in town
  • good place to meet other travelers
  • free Wi-Fi

CONS

  • half the rooms have shared bathrooms
  • not for people who want pampering
  • neighborhood rife with panhandlers
  • lots of stairs to get to lobby

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 206-448–4721

HOTEL DETAILS

14 standard rooms, 14 deluxe rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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