Ace Hotel New York
What We Love
- The ultimate gastropub, the Breslin, is one of the hottest tables in town and there are delicious sandwiches at No.7 Sub
- Musical amenities like record players and turntables can be requested from the front desk
- An in-house gym and four computer labs
What To Know
- The Ace Hotel is a scene, so be prepared for a packed house at all hours
- The Breslin gets very busy early, but reservations are not accepted
- It's not in a typical tourist area; you’ll have to walk a few blocks or hop in a cab to get to the sights
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Your dream vintage store come to life, from original stained glass ceilings and a 1904 tile floor to taxidermy and a photo booth. Even the staff is expertly styled with custom Chuck Ts, Levi’s skinnies, and Surface to Air tie chains. Wall murals, record players with a rotating vinyl collection (in some rooms), vintage furniture and Smeg minifridges stocked with Brooklyn Lager and beef jerky make you feel like you’re crashing at a friend’s pad. The flipside? Like most New York apartments, some of the 275 guest rooms are small. But the Ace is such a local’s hang that it’s easy to forget it’s a hotel. From April Bloomfield’s famous Breslin gastropub and seafood joint The John Dory to the buzzy lobby bar (packed with a mix of freelance creative types checking email and sipping Stumptown coffee during the day and a bespectacled, skinny jean crowd boozing at night) to the downstairs event space (home to DJ nights, movie screenings and celeb parties) to their edgy boutiques, you’ll be lucky if you ever make it back to your room.
In the Area
Most tourists know the hotel’s neighborhood because of Herald Square and Macy’s, but locals know it as Koreatown. Grab some Joo-Mool-Reok at Madangsui and then kick out some karaoke tunes by renting a private room at Gagopa. For a fine-dining splurge, head to chef Daniel Humm’s Atrium restaurant at the flawlessly styled NoMad hotel, a block away. Or stay onsite and score some new duds at the hotel’s outpost of the ultra-hip Opening Ceremony before checking out FIT’s free Museum of Fashion.
How to Get There
A very hipster and nice hotel, the lobby is a large bar with a buoyant scene which you have to cross in order to get to the elevators. Rooms are quite big, and if you read my reviews you'll notice I appreciate space very much; the only downside is that they tend to be a bit murky. The decor is a thoughtful take on rugged/industrial/reclaimed.The desk in room isn't very comfortable, but you can get away with working 1-1.5 hours without discomfort. Overall I would say it is a great place, specially because it feels true-NYC (whatever that means).
Ace hotel is my preferred hotel when visiting Manhattan. It is the most fun, cool and well run hotel! The little details are well appointed and my room is always clean! The staff is fantastic and make you feel as if you never left home. They help in any way possible and because I’ve been staying here for years now they consider me a part of the family.
Thank you Ace for another amazing experience.
Great location with a lively bar scene, delicious restaurant and even has a barbershop attached which is excellent. Excellent walking distance to many attractions. Well thought out interiors and beautiful rooms with Empire State Building views. We loved it