Housed in the landmark 1927 United Artists building, the Ace Hotel is located on Broadway amidst the bustle of DTLA. The rooms are industrial-chic and the rooftop bar and pool is always buzzing with a stylish and eclectic crowd.
OUR ARTICLEBY: Alex Temblador Contributing writer
They say in LA that it’s either about who you know or where you’re at, and where it’s at is Ace Hotel Los Angeles. There’s a rebirth in Downtown LA, and since 2014, this historic property has been welcoming visitors who want to be in the mix of the biggest up-and-coming downtown in America.
The design of this Ace Hotel is a mix of historic and vintage, with a touch of Spanish elements, the likes of which aren’t usually found outside of Spain. Take for instance, the Majestic Theater, which has a Spanish cathedral-like design with ornate details that allude to the Sagrada Familia. There’s also stone spirals that rise high from the rooftop tower keeping a watchful eye on the City of Angels.
we encourage you to pop out that Platinum AMEX card and make a commitment to Ace Hotel Los Angeles. It’s the easiest one you’ll ever make.
Whereas the historic Spanish design reigns in public spaces, the rooms give off a 70s vibe with simplistic furnishings of the retro variety, open-floor plans, and Smeg refrigerators. Turntables with vinyl selections from Amoeba Music and Martin guitars in some rooms transport guests to LA in the 70s when sex, drugs, and rock and roll permeated the air. Minibars, free Wi-Fi, and Rudy’s Hair and Body Products for men make for a more comfortable stay.
A visit to the Ace Hotel must include time in their top-rated public spaces from the well-equipped gym to the stunning theater. Best Girl is their on-site bistro, named after the first film, My Best Girl, screened in the theater in the 1920s. It’s complemented by a coffee bar serving Stumptown Coffee.
Partying like Angelenos isn’t hard to do at the Ace Hotel. The rooftop pool is inspired by Donald Judd’s concrete block sculptures found in Marfa, Texas. It sits epicenter to Upstairs, the hotel’s bar that offers twists on classic drinks. Whether it’s day or night, tunes light up the sky, drinks overflow, and you haven’t even left your hotel.
Regardless if you’re looking for a comfortable bed, a rooftop bar where day drinking is made easy, or a location in the hot-spot of DTLA, we encourage you to pop out that Platinum AMEX card and make a commitment to Ace Hotel Los Angeles. It’s the easiest one you’ll ever make.
Some of the rooms have acoustic guitars for a casual strum to release your inner Wilco
5 minute stroll from events at the Staples Center and 1.1 miles from The Broad
Amenities are around every corner — coffee and juice bar, 24/7 gym, and a shop selling vintage vinyl and custom clothing
Look up who is playing at the 1920s Spanish Gothic-style theater attached to the hotel, in LA you never know who’s making an appearance