Energetic, friendly and design-forward: you know you’re always in for a good time at an Ace Hotel property. At Ace Hotel New York in Midtown Manhattan, the buzz is near permanent: from the lobby that hosts mahjong nights as well as check ins to the loft-feel rooms furnished with guitars and turntables there’s certainly something in the air. The kicker? You’re within walking distance from Times Square and the Flatiron and Empire State Buildings. Read on for the full review.
Where is Ace Hotel New York?
In Midtown Manhattan proper, on West 29th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues. It’s mere metres from 28th Street Station — for connections along the R and W lines — and, only a few turns from the Queens Midtown Tunnel, about 30 minutes from JFK Airport by cab. From LaGuardia, it’s even less (about 25 minutes in traffic).
What’s near Ace Hotel New York?
Pick a direction and you’ll probably stumble on a bucket list sight within at least a few blocks. Times Square is a 16 minute wander up Broadway, while the Empire State Building is a 6-minute walk up 5th. In town for a show or basketball game? Madison Square Garden is just eight minutes walk from your front door.
Smart platform beds with plaid blankets begin your journey into homey comfort, while organic, biodegradable, sustainable and oh-so-soft latex mattresses complete the picture. Even the smallest private rooms include bathrobes, award-winning Japanese bathroom products and a Smeg fridge, stocked with mini-bar goodies. More expensive room types secure you larger spaces, as well as views of the surrounding skyline.
Restaurants and bars
Begin at Stumptown, a friendly cafe with a neighbourhood feel and forget what you know about hotel coffee — it’s excellent here. French-Viennese Koloman is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a mix of fancy and get-your-hands-dirty plates: think lobster burgers or fennel tagliatelle with caviar and vermouth.
For casual drinks and quick bites, you’ll want The Lobby Bar, which serves craft beers and fried chicken sandwiches, among others.
Travel for work
Even the smallest room type has a desk for remote working and wi-fi is free throughout the hotel, but if you’re planning on meeting clients or colleagues, the hotel has a number of smart, light-flushed places to hire for more formal gatherings.
The basement houses the hotel’s gym, which houses elliptical machines, heavy bags, treadmills, free weights and a stretching room.
What you need to know
The lobby is the place to be. Like the city itself, it seems there’s always something happening and the calendar is stacked with visits from international DJs to art installations. Mingle and blend for an authentic NYC experience.