The Ace Hotel NOLA is a hip boutique hotel in the Warehouse District and a 19-minute walk from Bourbon Street. With three bars on site, finding a good time at The Ace in the Big Easy is just that — easy. Make sure and stroll up to their rooftop pool, to catch rays and take in some delicious libations.
OUR ARTICLEBY: Alex Temblador Contributing writer
Some of the greatest male artists of all times have hailed from New Orleans. From musical men like Fats Domino, Earl King, Lil Wayne, and Frank Ocean to literary greats like Truman Capote and George Washington Cable, the city molds men to achieve their greatest potential. With such a riveting history of male artistic achievement in the Big Easy, shouldn’t your hotel put you in the same mindset of those greats?
Window seats in the rooms call to writers who needs visual inspiration from a historic city
Perhaps that’s why we were attracted to Ace Hotel New Orleans. As we stood on the lush patio of their heated rooftop pool with a frozen drink in hand, we heard the tunes of jazz bands float upward on the warm, humid air and enjoyed the panoramic views of the 300-year-old city, and we couldn’t help but think: we are here. New Orleans called, and we came to the right place to stay.
Set in a 1928 Art Deco building in the vibrant Warehouse District, Ace Hotel New Orleans sits at the crossroads of music, food, and art, offering an all-around experience for the male traveler.
A stay here begins with style, clearly displayed in the lobby which harbors historic terrazzo floors, French-inspired furniture, and a deep, rich wooden bar serving Southern libation favorites like the Sazerac. From there, we moved to The Gallery where the modern man can immerse himself in thought-provoking artistic works, followed by a stop in the Three Keys, an intimate music venue, where soulful tunes are played near-nightly.
It’s all about the detail — and that’s true for the rooms at this property. The spacious rooms combine simplistic furnishings with high-quality material and brands from the retro Smeg refrigerators to the custom matelassé quilts, and large glass showers or deep soaking tubs. The beds and pillows are legendary in comfort, while the provided Rudy’s Hair and Body Products showcases the hotel’s appreciation of male travelers.
Window seats in the rooms call to writers who needs visual inspiration from a historic city, just as it did for Tennessee Williams. With a turntable, a curated vinyl selection, and Martin guitars in some rooms, the musically-talented among us can succumb to the tuneful soul of NOLA that has bred musical geniuses like Louis Armstrong.
While the rooms are a haven, there’s plenty of on-site to draw travelers to socialize. A morning workout in the hotel’s spacious gym can be followed by a strong brew from Stumptown Coffee. Shop in Friend, the casual menswear boutique attached to the hotel, before getting a fresh cut at Parker Barber, a classic barbershop with an old-school vibe. Enjoy an evening at Josephine Estelle, an upbeat restaurant serving Italian cuisine influenced by the American South.
With plenty to do on-site, it’s easy to forget that the non-stop revelries and touristic attractions of the French Quarter sit close by. Bourbon Street is just a 10-minute walk away from Ace Hotel New Orleans. Before you make your way out on the town, take advantage of the hotel’s classic photobooth – a Hand Grenade or two makes for a hazy night, and you’ll want something to remember it by.
Exclusive vinyl pressing at the Ace Shop
With three bars on property, you’ll have a tough time leaving. Good luck!
Stumptown Coffee Roasters downstairs, it’ll keep you jazzed up during your stay
Head to Seaworthy for a bite and cocktail friendly oysters before embarking on a night full of haunts
The Parker Barber next door. No excuses not to stay sharp during this visit