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
- 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
My room had a 7 foot mural of a giant bird. That’s truly all you need to know. I would stay here again just for the bird mural. I told a girl that I painted it and she may have believed me. I told her I’m the bansky of hotels, just leaving bird murals in every room I sleep.
I got this on a name your own price deal. It was over New Year's and hotels were fairly pricey. I really wanted to like it. But as much as they try with the dark lighting, different music and unconventional decor and art, it's just not that nice. New York City hotel rooms have a reputation for being small. I've stayed at several others, and this room was SMALL. Could barely keep our luggage in the room and walk around the bed.
The biggest issue though was the heat in our room went out, twice! And this was with 10 degree weather outdoors and poorly insulated windows. Our TV also lost the cable connection, then the guy working on it tried to say it was because I plugged something into a different HDMI port (I didn't, and had nothing with me I could have).
They are really trying hard to be a cool hang out spot. But failing pretty hard at being a comfortable hotel.
Great hotel so well situated and a perfect place to meet up with a friend for the weekend
Hotel room was sizeable for NYC and well appointed with comfy beds. To be honest 5 stars could easily just go to the fact I’ve found a hotel room with a plug under a long mirror! Lighting also great as often US hotel rooms are dingy! Finally awesome bar and restaurant where both food and drink are highly recommended
Loved this place, truly a great experience. The room was fantastic because of the cleanliness and the whole aura of it. It just had a different vibe then what you normally associate with a hotel. Loved the vinyl records and turntable in the room and the style of the bathroom. The room had a rustic style to it and the proximity to the subway was so convenient. If you got bored in the room, you can easily go down to the bar for a few drinks or even chill in the lounge and meet new people. The hotel itself had a fantastic nightlife and if it's not up to your standards just head out the door, you're in NYC! We definitely recommend it to you and the family, our kids loved it.
Hi after a few of the mixed reviews we weren't to sure about the Ace. But it turned out far better than expected.
It started all well when the check in suggested we wait for an hour and could get a far better room, so we went and had a coffee at the bar which btw was great coffee. Reception was very helpful.
The lobby is very crowded, but tbh we hardly used it.
The location is excellent you hardly need to use the Subway, an easy walk to pretty much most places. We walked back from a NYE party in Times Square - NYE no issue at all.
The room was far bigger than expected, an excellent bath room with traditional fittings really made it feel special, the bed was very comfortable plenty of storage space. WIFI was excellent.
Two things for improvement -
The room is a little dark and I suggest install of better lighting.
The fridge was encased in a annoying steel box, no really need for that, the door was problematic and I suggest it would of been better in just a plain cabinet.
Also had a meal in Breslin, which although pricey was very high quality.
All in all a good stay.