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Ace Hotel New York

by Jaymie DeGaetano
Ace Hotel New York exterior / Ace Hotel New York
by Jaymie DeGaetano

In 1902, the French Renaissance-inspired Breslin Hotel opened its doors on 29th Street and Broadway. At the time, the Broadway blocks below 34th Street were the place to be, hotels and entertainment abound.

In 2010, after two years of extensive renovations, Ace Hotel New York opened its doors, leading the way in revitalizing the neighborhood we now know as NoMad. Today, a decade later, with new-construction hotels following suit, the Ace Hotel remains the aesthetically historical anchor of this increasingly vibrant stretch of Broadway. Here’s our review of this trend-setting property.

It's All in the Details

What You Need to Know 

The Look of Ace Hotel New York

Here, vintage is the new modern. Guest rooms are equipped with ‘50s-style Smeg refrigerators and record players paired with samples of the hotel’s vinyl collection (inquire with guest services for more). Dark, handsome finishes run throughout the hotel, from the grand lobby bar to the black-carpeted hallways to the guest rooms with charcoal-colored carpeting and black and gray bedding. With grand common spaces, colorful pops of artwork, and warm wood accents, things never feel stuffy or confining.

The Vibe at Ace Hotel New York

Ace Hotel New York is abuzz, day and night, with a mix of hipster-leaning creative types, professionals, and an eclectic mix of international and stateside guests.

From morning to afternoon, the spacious hotel lobby quickly fills with locals and out-of-towners sipping cold brews and oat milk lattes from on-site Stumptown Coffee Roasters. Come happy hour, trade the coffee for a lobby bar cocktail.

Luckily, on the accommodation-level floors, late-night quiet hours are strictly enforced, so any private room parties have to carry on the festivities elsewhere.

Who Will Love Ace Hotel New York

Anyone looking to experience first-hand why New York is known as “The City That Never Sleeps.” 

Who Might Not Love Ace Hotel New York

Couples looking for a quiet getaway, families with children who have an early bedtime, and anyone who prefers a brighter, sleeker aesthetic. 

Best Amenity at Ace Hotel New York

Few bars in New York stand the test of time, but after a full decade and counting, The Lobby Bar still strikes a perfect balance of chicness and approachability.

Money Matters

What's Included at Ace Hotel New York 

Wifi is included in your room rate. 

How to Get a Deal at Ace Hotel New York

Low-season winter travel typically yields the lowest rates. Book directly through the hotel (check out the seasonal offerings!) and score steeper discounts for longer stays.

In the Neighborhood of Ace Hotel New York

NoMad has long stood in the shadow of its next door neighborhoods, Koreatown and the Flatiron District. However, like most of Manhattan's once-gritty neighborhoods, NoMad is coming into its own. Nosh on Montréal-style bagels at Black Seed, browse local bestsellers at Rizzoli Bookstore, or pick up a new fragrance at Le Labo. Less than a ten-minute walk uptown, head to nearby tourist attractions like the Empire State Building. 

Nearest Airport to Ace Hotel New York

Taxi or transportation app transfers from any of the major three New York airports to NoMad takes roughly 30 minutes, depending on traffic.

Nearest Public Transportation to Ace Hotel New York

Local N and R subway service is just around the block at 28th Street and Broadway. Walk four blocks north to Harold Square for express service 

The Bottom Line

Ace Hotel New York is the catalyst of revitalizing NoMad, and remains the neighborhood's coolest establishment a decade later. For a party-centric Manhattan getaway, Ace serves as a fantastic home base. 

It's All in the Details