With headquarters in Portland, Oregon, the Ace Hotel brings a dose of Pacific Northwest cool to the Flatiron District of Manhattan. Located in a turn-of-the-century building, the Ace has become a hub for stylish visitors and freelancing New Yorkers—locals often set up shop in the hip lobby to work and sip Stumptown coffee. The aesthetic is laid-back yet creative, with fun local art, free Wi-Fi, and quirky touches like tabletops made from discarded Hubble telescope lenses. The Ace is unpretentious and inviting, with a social and interactive lobby and two destination restaurants. Rooms range from small bunk rooms to spacious loft suites—offering a match for a variety of price points.
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Where Broadway meets 29th Street, the Ace Hotel is a landmark in the Flatiron District. This changing neighborhood is increasingly the home of trendy restaurants and cocktail bars such as the NoMad Restaurant and the NoMad Bar. The Ace is home to several of the neighborhood's most popular restaurants, including the Breslin and the John Dory Oyster Bar. Neighborhood favorites include Eleven Madison Park for an upscale night on the town or Num Pang sandwich shop for an affordable bite. The immediate neighborhood is bustling with life, from the freelancers who utilize the Ace's hip lobby to the flower district along 28th Street. Madison Square Park, the Flatiron building, and Penn Station are all within easy walking distance.
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Rooms: From $429. 272 rooms, 8 suites. Check-in: 3 p.m.; check-out: noon. Dining options: From Chef April Bloomfield, the Breslin is a cozy restaurant with a meat-centric menu including a famous lamb burger. A lighter option is the John Dory Oyster Bar, a seafood-focused, airy space with signature cocktails, sharable dishes (oysters are a must), and convivial counter seating. Stumptown Coffee Roasters, based in Portland, are fanatics about sourcing and brewing the perfect cup—these quality cups fuel much of the work done in the lobby. The No. 7 Sub shop is a casual sandwich shop with big subs full of carefully sourced ingredients. Spa and gym details: There is no spa, but the fitness center is open 24 hours.
Who's it for: Design-conscious travelers looking for a hip scene. Business travelers with an affinity for design and good eats—the lobby is an easy, central base for meetings. Our favorite rooms:The giant loft suites have special touches including a turntable, a banquette built into a bay window, and a claw-foot tub. Retro touch:The photo booth in the lobby works—hop in and snap a few photographs.