Ace Hotel New York

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Photograph: Wendy Connett


Photograph: Wendy Connett


Photograph: Wendy Connett


Bourgeois hipsters tired of crashing on couches will appreciate the New York outpost of the cool chainlet founded in Seattle by a pair of DJs. The music influence is clear: Many of the rooms in the 1904 building boast playful amenities like functioning turntables, stacks of vinyl and gleaming Gibson guitars. And while you’ll pay for the sprawling loft spaces, there are options for those on a lower budget. The respectable "medium" rooms are outfitted with vintage furniture and original art; even cheaper are the snug bunk-bed setups. Should you find the latter lodging stifling, repair to the buzzing hotel lobby, where DJs or other music-makers are on duty every night; have a drink at the bar, sheltered within a paneled library salvaged from a Madison Avenue apartment, or sip coffee from the Stumptown café—the first in the city from the artisanal Oregon coffee roasters. Guests can also score a table at chef April Bloomfield’s massively popular restaurants, the Breslin Bar & Dining Room and the John Dory Oyster Bar. There’s even an outpost of one of the city’s hippest boutiques, Opening Ceremony, in case you find you haven’t a thing to wear. Rooms: 265.
Venue name: Ace Hotel New York
Address: 20 W 29th St
New York
Cross street: at Broadway
Transport: Subway: N, R to 28th St
Price: $359–$509 double. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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