Ace Hotel Seattle
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Ace Hotel Seattle
Ace Hotel Seattle
Ace Hotel Seattle
Ace Hotel Seattle
Ace Hotel Seattle
Ace Hotel Seattle
Ace Hotel Seattle
Ace Hotel Seattle
Ace Hotel Seattle
Ace Hotel Seattle
Ace Hotel Seattle
Ace Hotels—whose growing brand epitomizes a cool, unfussy, überhip hotel stay—debuted at this site in 1999, and it has become a kind of template for the company’s trademark style. While offering the essentials (including serious coffee by Stumptown), the Seattle Ace Hotel is very much a budget property and doesn’t provide fancy amenities (in fact, standard rooms share a bathroom). But the minimalist guestrooms, with their vintage furnishings and original, Pop Art-esque artwork hanging on walls, are spotless and cozy, and the hotel does offer a comfortable, convivial stay in the supremely walkable neighborhood of Belltown. The brick building has high ceilings and hardwood floors, and a few of the rooms have partial water views. Common areas aren’t large, but they’re the kind of spaces that invite conversation with fellow travelers.
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Neighborhood Vibe
The Ace Hotel sits at the south edge of Belltown, home to a thriving restaurant scene and great clubs for live music. Folks who like the Ace might like the divey Rendezvous, where bartenders pour a wicked drink. Right next door is the 65-seat Jewel Box Theater, a great place to catch kitschy burlesque or cabaret-style shows. It’s a short walk to Seattle Center, with its arena rock, glass art, and a surprisingly excellent food court that features local restaurants. Black Bottle, on First Avenue, a few blocks north of the hotel, serves serious food and drinks in a casual room, and it’s very reasonably priced.
Need to Know
Rooms: 14 rooms with shared baths; 14 with private baths. From $109.
Check-in: 3 p.m.; check-out: 11 a.m.
Dining options: Breakfast is a DIY affair in the common kitchen—waffles, juice, and coffee, everything one needs to start the day. For late risers and/or bigger eaters, Cyclops Café sits next door and starts serving at 11 a.m. Otherwise, there’s Macrina Bakery & Cafe, which opens at 7 a.m. to serve a full breakfast and a spectacular array of baked goods.
Spa and gym details: The Ace offers $15 discounted day pass to the Seattle Athletic Club, about half a mile away. The club offers some spa services like massage, manicures, and pedicures.
Insider Tips
Who's it for: Hipsters. Millennials. Wearers of skinny jeans and riders of fixies. Budget travelers who want more privacy than a hostel. (Or sometimes all of the above.)
Our favorite rooms: There are two interior rooms with access to a private courtyard that opens up to the sky. They’re also really quiet because they don’t face the street.
Plan ahead: Access to the lobby and rooms is via a long staircase—up which guests will need to haul their luggage. Pets are welcome.
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