Yes, what a luck girl I am.. For my birthday, my parents suprised me with a plane ticket to NEW YORK! 4 days christmas shopping with my mother, i can’t believe it!
Arriving at the JFK international airport, a taxi brings us to the Ace Hotel. I was still freezing, because it was so cold on the plane, so always remember to bring a warm sweater on a long distance flight!
Our hotel is located 20 W 29th street, New York City, NY 1001,in a historic, turn-of-the-century building in Midtown Manhattan.
The atmosphere when you enter is like walking into coffee shop: Everyone treats you like a regular and the Doormen around the front of the hotel is giving you familiar “What’s up?”, which makes you feel like you’ve been here all your life. In the evening there are DJ’s playing and a lot of young people nipping on drinks. I like that it is not one of those formal places, where you have to Dress up super chic, just to have a morning coffee.
It’s easy to get to museums, shops, restaurants, theaters, parks, bars or wherever you may be going by foot, cab, bike, train or bus. It also has some of the best dining and shopping right in the building. “The breslin” has really tasty food, but i thought the restaurant was a bit too dark and the music too loud to have relaxed conversation. But i guess that is part of the concept
The Ace’s rooms are heavy on design, but not in any traditional hotel way. The effect is of some kind of cool and cozy college dorm room. There are slogans painted everywhere and there is even an ancient record player.
For ecological reasons, the shampoo, conditioner, and body wash are in large pump dispensers, but it’s high-quality stuff from co-owner Alex Calderwood’s Rudy’s Barbershop.
There is Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, even in the in-house gym.
I love the rustic furniture of the lobby, the furs on the couch and the plaid armchairs.
I can totally recommend this hotel to everyone who is tired of snobby, overbearing luxury Hotels. Who likes caviar anyways?