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“Hipster, in a good way” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ace Hotel
Ranked #57 of 100 Hotels in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Berkeley, California
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Hipster, in a good way”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

Affordable, simple, vintage, like your dad's tweed jacket.

In the middle of Seattle's hip Belltown neighborhood, this spot is close to great restaurants, coffee shops, bars, and a nice stroll from Pike Place Market.

The hotel itself is simple, clean, and is outfitted for practicality with all the amenities you'd expect out of a hotel. Many rooms don't have their own bathrooms, but there is an array of private bathrooms down the hall with toilets, showers, etc. that are frankly nicer than most hotel bathrooms.

The free self serve breakfast downstairs has a great selection of breakfast foods if you're looking for a quick bite.

At $109 a night, this place is a great deal.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Hawthorne, NJ
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76 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013

Just spent a week at the Ace Hotel. The location is excellent. It is close to major attractions as well as being close to many of Seattle's buses.

The room was clean, and the decor quite attractive.

While we had a room with a private bath, the shared bathrooms seemed to get a lot of attention from housekeeping and appeared spotless.

Four out of five stars. Fifth star is reserved. Hotel is more pretty noisy. I'd suggest avoiding a room near the spotless bathrooms at all costs as they are a source of noise in the evenings as well as early and mid-mornings. I'd also like to see the hotel upgrade the bedding and offer up an acceptable pillow.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Mikef100
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Clifton, New Jersey
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59 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013

Excellent location, very convenient to get around the city and a great value. We stayed in a room with a private bath (116), but observed that the shared bathrooms appeared VERY clean. However, the room we stayed in was on the hall with the shared bathrooms, so we certainly heard people as they went in and out of the bathrooms....why is it that some people cannot QUIETLY close doors? Would stay here again, but probably would request a different room. If you are a light sleeper or someone who sleeps in, this may not be the place for you. I thought the bed was comfy, but the pillows were awful! When we asked for non-feather pillows, we were met with a strange look, but 2 very flat non-feather pillows were procured from the depths somewhere. We did not try the breakfast.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Dallas, Tx
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

I love this place. The location is perfect; just a short walk to the market and to numerous pubs and cafes. I didn't have a car, so I cannot comment on the parking. Don't be afraid of the shared bathrooms. They seem to be cleaned many times a day. I can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

The Ace is a great hotel, especially for those that like Urban decor (exposed brick, mid-century modern furniture, street art). Every room is a little different. This is actually our second stay at the Ace and we enjoyed it both times.

Keep in mind this is very much an Urban boutique hotel. Rooms are small, they're refurbished floors and walls, and the windows are thin. You can hear a lot from the outside. If your style is more Marriott and Hyatts, you probably won't enjoy your stay.

They have the option for in-room bathrooms or shared bathrooms. Make sure you check when booking. I didn't realize that on our first booking and luckily they had an in-room bathroom available. I didn't stay in the shared bathrooms, I was never a fan of hostels, but the one down the hall was really clean and nice.

The location is great. You can walk to Pike Place fairly easy and there's tons of food and bar choices on the same street. We walked to Capitol Hill just fine and the cab back was only $8. It's just outside of downtown enough that it's quiet at night and much easier to find parking. As for the parking, it sucks just like any major city. It's expensive, about $26 per day, but the Ace has an easy lot. We ended up doing a lot of street parking. A great tip to know for the meters is you can pre-pay at night. So the metering ends at 8pm. If you get back late and just need to park overnight you can pre-pay till noon, the 4 hr maximum. So you don't have to wake up at 8am and pay or move your car. That will only be $8 vs the $26 from the hotel.

The best part about the Ace is the staff. Everyone is so nice and helpful.

All and all, I would recommend this for any Seattle trip, but only if you like that street art, hipstery, Urban feel.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the street can be noisy. The room facing the west, especially the higher floors have vi...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank HereTravel
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Vancouver, Canada
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34 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

We love the ACE. Perfect location, walking distance to Pike Place market and downtown but in the heart of a funky new area with lots of offbeat shops and great cafés. Very friendly staff. The room we had was slightly larger with its own bathroom - funky rotating wall separates the room from the tiled, moderne design-y bathroom. Everything in tasteful white and slate grey. Bed super comfy - great bedding. Restored furniture. Minimalist design - but the result is warm and comfortable. Added bonus: breakfast in the friendly downstairs kitchen with waffles, yogurt and great coffee. Who could want more? Good value for money.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

I had read a lot of great things about the Ace hotels. Everything I read was true, and more. I have done the hostel/shared thing before, but this is like glam hostel with perfect boutique shared bathrooms. Everything is super clean, the rooms are spacious and the location is perfect if you want to go to Pike Place or the Space Needle. A bit on the pricey side, but worth it.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank jessicax0
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Additional Information about Ace Hotel

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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #57 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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