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“VERY BASIC BUT HAS AMBIANCE”
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Ace Hotel
Ranked #56 of 100 Hotels in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Palm Springs
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138 reviews
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“VERY BASIC BUT HAS AMBIANCE”
Reviewed 21 July 2013

This hotel gets consistently high reviews, but still the rooms are very mimimal and I believe in most cases have a shared bathroom. The location and price are great although staying on a Saturday it was noisey outside until about 2am. For Seattle the price of the room is very good. Staff definitely helpful and friendly. I did miss my own bathroom and probably would not stay here again except for an one night transit. Good walking to everything is a plus.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

Stayed here for only 1 night on the end of an Alaskan cruise. The service was great, the rooms and bathrooms were well equipped and clean.

Location is excellent, walking distance to everything and some great restaurants and bars around made it really easy to spend our time in Seattle and see enjoy the city!

If we ever return to Seattle we will happily stay here again!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 10 July 2013

We only stayed one night, but wished we had more time here. Great location in Belltown, comfy beds and Ed at the front desk went above and beyond to make us feel at home.

If you have any interest at all in design, you'll be quite pleased...need proof? As we were checking out, a minor celeb from TLC/Home & Garden fame was checking in and taking pictures of the beautiful lobby!

Ace Hotel, I'll be back.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 10 July 2013

I love this place! I call it my "Seattle home" as I visit Seattle several times a year and I don't feel right unless I'm staying here. From the cheapest rooms, where you have to share a shower down the hall, to the fanciest rooms that make you feel like a freaking rockstar -- Ace is the best! Their beds are the most comfortable beds I've ever slept in, their decor is just awesome, and the rooms are very minimalist but with everything a weary traveler could need.

The only negative: it's REALLY loud on Fridays and Saturdays -- there's a bar that plays loud music directly under the most affordable rooms, and there are a lot of drunken "whoohoo-ers" wandering beneath your window at night. To this day, the worst fight I've seen in my LIFE has taken place right outside the window to our room. BUT! That is to say, that's not the hotel's fault, just know that it's a lively neighborhood come night time.

The upside of the neighborhood is that EVERYTHING is within walking distance. Bars, restaurants, hair salons, etc. I wish I could live at the Ace Hotel in Belltown.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Kelowna, Canada
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Reviewed 10 July 2013

We have stayed at the Ace in Portland and knew what to expect with this property and were not disappointed in the least. Yes, you are sharing a bathroom/shower with the other guests but, you are lucky if you even see another guest. There are lots of shower rooms available and the only other people we saw were the staff, who were beyond lovely! Be warned that if you have an issue with stairs, this may not be the place for you as the lobby is on the second floor and breakfast is 2 flights down, but the front desk staff offered to bring up and take down our luggage, which was great and the breakfast room was worth the climb (Stumptown coffee = yum!). My only "complaint" was the fact that the room was a bit stuffy. There was a fan in the room, which moved the air a bit, but, being July, it was warm. Our room did face 1st Ave and was on the first floor, so opening the window was not an option (bar downstairs and traffic noise). When we go back (and we will) we will ask for a room that does not face the busy street. Cudos to the Ace people for having such a great product and having cool staff to man the helm.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 7 July 2013

Our room was small, but sufficient. We used the share a bath option and it was a great deal! Many bathrooms per hotel rooms per floor. Hotel, rooms and bathrooms were super clean. Besides not having elevators for the luggage, this place was awesome. Super location in Belltown. I don't believe they had parking, but didn't need a car as everything was so close! Efficient, helpful and knowledgeable staff. They had a laundry room for guests and kitchen we could use. Included continental breakfast!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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El Paso, Texas
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Reviewed 6 July 2013

We spent 6 nights at the ACE in late June early July. I read all the reviews on Trip Advisor about the ACE and checked out the photos too. I looked at other hotels at the $200 a night price point and location within Seattle. I chose the ACE due to its price and location. I was not disappointed. I would gladly stay at the ACE again, and in fact I hope I get the chance too. It is a perfect hotel from which to explore Seattle.

Did I mention its great location at the corner of 1st Ave and Wall St.? Well it is perfect as you are right in the middle of Seattle and can walk everywhere. Not to mention that Belltown is a very hip and happening location too, if you are looking for nightlife. We were in Seattle to explore the city and all it had to offer. The ACE was our base camp. We made walking trip to the following places:
Pikes Place Market - easy walk right out the hotel front steps, make a right on 1st Ave and walk - too easy.
Seattle Center - The tower, music experience, etc. Another easy walk. Out the hotel front door and head north and west. North up Wall St. and then West on any of the numbered avenues. Explore them all. 2nd has good shopping and eats. 3rd is the same. etc.
Pioneer Square - Again out the front door and right on 1st Ave, past Pikes Place Market about another mile.
The Water Front and Aquarium - Once again out the front door and right on 1st Ave. Pikes Place Market and the stairs to the water.
The ferry terminals. We made two trips. One to Victoria, BC. The ferry is a 10 min walk from the ACE. Out the side door after a great breakfast (more on that later) make a left and walk down to the water. Go right and the ferry terminal is right there. Victoria BC is a great day trip, but it's a $500 day with the ferry ride ($240), bus and admission to Butchart Gardens ($120), and tea at the Empress ($140). Once in a lifetime trip, so do it if you can. It's fantastic.
The second was to Bremerton to a friend's house for dinner. You could walk or catch the bus to Columbia Ave. Head South on Columbia and the Bremerton Ferry dock is right there. $7.50 for the ride over and the ride back is free. Take the 9PM ferry back in the Summer for a spectacular Sunset and views of Seattle at night.
Ballard Locks - well I wouldn't necessarily recommend walking, but we did kind of by mistake as the tourist map was NOT to scale and I failed to notice the red letters stating the locks were 5 miles from Seattle center!!! We took the bus back for $2.50. They are definately worth seeing and you couls easily spend a day checking out Ballard and the locks.

So, back to a review of the ACE. The room, we had a deluxe, so we had our own bath/shower was exceptionally clean, comfortable, and nice. Those that face 1st Ave might be noisy, but there's only a couple that face that way. Wall St is a little noisy, with vehicle traffic but it didn't bother us. In fact, we enjoyed the "sounds" of the city. We were generally in bed by midnight and pretty worn out from the days adventure, so we slept good every night.

The room was small, but with only two of us no problem. The bed was very comfortable and the linens were crisp and clean. The desk was functional, but really just used it to put things on at the end of the day. The one chair was nice to sit in and ready, put my shoes on, or enjoy a cold beer in. There's a sink in the room - we didn't use it. The bathroom had a shower, sink, and toilet. They were clean and worked well. The shower was a stand up for one with no bath. The shower head was high, about 7-8 feet and the water pressure was a little on the low side, but the water was hot! The ACE provides body wash, shampoo, and conditioner - all in the shower. The toilet was good - no issues. The sink was small but functional and had a nice mirror above it.
The main room had a large window with a roll down shade and window air conditioner. The shade and ac worked good.

Security. The room had a good lock on it as well as a deadbolt from the inside. The hotel front door is locked at midnight, but each guest room key ring also has a key for the front door for those late night partiers.

Breakfast. Make your own waffles, two types of very good granola, low fat milk, soy milk, juice, coffee, fruit, toast, and yogurt. Great start to the day. The breakfast room is on the first floor. The hotel guest rooms are on the second and third floor.

The staff. Front desk staff was friendly and willing to help. The front desk guy carried my friends luggage down the stairs for her when we left, which was nice. It's about 20 steps or so. The breakfast staff and rooms staff were always friendly and always had a nice greeting as well as willing to help in any way.

I have stayed at every type of hotel from no starts to 5 starts. The ACE is one I would go back to and strongly recommend if you are going to Seattle and want to see the sights. The price and location just can't be beat.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 23 on the second floor facing Wall St and it was fine.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Ace Hotel
Address: 2423 First Ave., Seattle, WA 98121
Region: United States > Washington > Seattle > Belltown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #56 of 100 Hotels in Seattle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Ace Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 28
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