The Ace Hotel, in many ways, has set standards for boutique hotels that are affordable, funky and are more than just a place to stay, but rather a real destination. The scene-y lobby is just as often packed to the gills with freelancers working away as with creatives having a cocktail.
We're suckers for great coffee and fittingly, excellent roasters, Stumptown, opened their first NYC location here. There are also two restaurants on site - the John Dory & The Breslin - to satisfy your seafood or hearty cravings.
Accommodations are reasonable by NYC-standards, rooms are varied and interesting, and the staff is wonderfully production-savvy.
Photos courtesy of the Ace Hotel.