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by Joyce Davis (subscribe)
Joyce is a charming girl residing in New York I love travelling the world.
Published December 6th 2017
Ace Hotel New York is the fourth Seattle - based mini-chain, started in 1999 by a group of native Emerald City investors.
Ace Hotel NY
Ace Hotel NY, Photo taken by Joyce Davis

With 258 rooms, this is Ace's biggest property, and in some ways it's more conventional - for example, no guest has to share bathrooms.

The 1904 monumental building, formerly Breslin Hotel has been completely renovated and is now furnished with meticulously objects, some even found in flea markets and other vintage reproductions. Many of the building's original objects, including mosaic tiled floors and coffered ceilings in the lobby, have been preserved.

Along with vintage-inspired furnishings and clever, multi-layered room designs, the company has commissioned more than 70 artists to create a unique artwork for rooms and public spaces, including Michael Anderson's graffiti art sticker in the lobby.
Ace Hotel NY
Ace Hotel NY, Photo taken by Joyce Davis

The giant lobby, with Breslin Bar tucked in the back, is filled with attractive leather sofas, plaid upholstered chairs, and fur throws. Some may be put off by aesthetics, or think it is too artificial. But unlike many boutique downtown hotels, the general atmosphere never feels too cold. And with rooms starting less than $200, there are good reasons to stay in this hotel.

Entering Ace NY feels like walking in a Seattle bar; everyone treats you like a king or queen. Inside the hotel, young employees seem really friendly. This is actually a hotel - I felt more inclined to request a short soy milk than to discuss my room bill.

Yet the staff is completely available - and knowledgeable about the area. When friends and I met in the lobby before going out for dinner, a friend said he was in the mood for something "fresh and healthy". But when I asked the front desk for suggestions - the front desk clerks were very helpful - I not only have a close suggestion that forms the bill, but the clerk also produced a menu binder so I could check my options before deciding.
Ace Hotel NY
Ace Hotel NY, Photo taken by Joyce Davis

"Ace is in central Manhattan" says the Ace Survival Guide, which guests will find in every room. This is just a kind of precise. Broadway and 29th Street is one of the North-Western blocks of Flatiron, a commercial area.

For some critics, the gritty position is a head-scratcher: Despite having solid restaurant options in all directions, and although a jewel-like Madison Square Park is just a few blocks away.

Although the immediate surroundings are lackluster, it's true that the hotel is central to a lot of other big spots - although guests typically want to hop in a subway to get to them. Taxis are easy to find outside the front door, and a block away is the 28 station on the R / W subway line.

Rooms at Ace Hotel are heavy on design. The effect is incredibly cool. The aesthetics from Roman and Williams mixes vintage and modern, honoring this historic building and its New York surroundings while injecting a proper dose of Northwest flavor. The walls feature works of art customized by contemporary artists, making each room different. The intelligent design takes its cue from an industrial building environment. Things such as garment racks are made of repurposed hydraulic pipes fitted with black metal shelves, dark, industrial notes aside, funky elements such as turntables made in Portland, Oregon.

Ace Hotel NY
Ace Hotel NY, Photo taken by Joyce Davis

It is not necessary to look for conventional luxury signifiers. For ecological reasons, the shampoo, conditioner, and body wash are in large pump dispensers, like at a spa - but of high-quality stuff.

Room categories includes Castle, Cheap, Standard, Deluxe and Loft. But these categories have more to do with the assessment; the design team decided not to change the structure of the 105-year-old rooms, so there are actually 65 different types.

Turntables, refrigerator services and flashy amenities are not in every room but you can request. The so-called "front courtyard rooms" have small frosted glass windows that leave almost no natural light.

Bathrooms are surprisingly spacious compared to the rooms and have full bath/shower with vintage rain-style showers and fixtures. All rooms in this hotel have their own toilets.
Ace Hotel NY
Ace Hotel NY, Photo taken by Joyce Davis

The mini bar contains a creative selection of goods at reasonable prices with particular attention to independent and environmentally friendly brands. Reusable glass bottles and sparkling water are provided.

Philips flat-screen TVs are mounted on the walls; the basic cable package includes ESPN, CNN, Comedy Central, Bravo, and the like, plus movies on demand. The Music Hall radios/alarm clocks are high-quality speakers and jacks for iPods or laptops.

The hotel provides a Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, a fitness center, and four "computer labs" - located on 5, 7, 9, and 11 floors- instead of a single business center.
Ace Hotel NY
Ace Hotel NY, Photo taken by Joyce Davis

Hotel staffs are very accommodating to families. Some rooms are too small to hold free sunbeds and a $ 50-per-stay wheelchair. Moderate rates, informal and personal atmosphere make this a solid choice for families. Kids like to romp around the big hall. Deluxe rooms and lofts have folding couches. Cribs are free and additional beds cost $ 50 per stay.

The rooms are spotless - even the antique furniture and bathroom tiles are dirty and dust-free. Rooms, bathrooms, hallways and a lobby bar are all clean. Not even my black plasma TV had a fingerprint or a speck of dust on it.
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Why? Best place for family holiday
When: Every day
Phone: 212.679.2222
Where: 20 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001, USA
Cost: Varies
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