This is a hippster place for sure and it feels like Portland..indie, quirky, hip, resourceful. innovative, and green (in the enviromentaly conscious sense). You feel this from the moment you walk into the lobby and it is reflected throughout the rooms, elevator, and restaurant. The rooms are really cool (9 types to choose from) and indie hip with odd but whimsical "murals" on the walls, mid century and retro (or other period) furniture, low beds, clawfoot tubs, books, recycled and refurbished lamps, shelves, tables, chairs etc...some rooms have record players and hardwood floors..most have mini bars stocked with locally procured items. Some rooms are more quiet than others (street facing can be noisy) and you can choose this at booking.
The location of the hotel is perfect.. right at the juncture of downtown, the pearl district, and northwest district. There are dozens of restaurants, bars, food carts, and shops within a few block radius of the hotel including Powell's Books which is a block down. Parking for the hotel is done on the street or at a parking lot nearby and there is very easy access to the 405 expressway.
We did not eat at the hotel's restaurant Clyde Common (wish we would have) as we arrived to late but it is very popular and one of the best in Portland and beneath Clyde is the Pepe Le Moko zinc bar...super cool!. We did however eat breakfast at the attached deli Kenny and Zukes. I had the Breakfast Dog with eggs, bacon and cheddar, and hash...really, really good!
There is also a Stumptown Coffee attached to the hotel and lots of food carts nearby.
We also stayed at The Nines hotel downtown for 3 nights on arrival in Portland and though it is a great hotel in it's own way ...very sleek, modern, and sterile. The Ace is real Portland earthy, retro, and urban hip. If I am completely honest with myself I prefer The Ace in all it's cool vibe quirkiness and I really look forward to staying here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A friendly, urbanized version of the welcoming country inn along a country lane. ... more less
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