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“Good alternative to the chain hotels” 4 of 5 stars
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Ace Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2423 First Ave., Seattle, WA 98121 (Belltown)   |  
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Ranked #36 of 98 Hotels in Seattle
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Vancouver, BC, Canada
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28 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good alternative to the chain hotels”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

This was our second stay at an Ace (Portland previously). Exactly what we expected it to be. Reclaimed, renovated old character building in quirky Belltown. Great location, easy walk (5-ish blocks) to Pike Place Market, Space Needle, etc. yet lots of interesting restaurants, bars in the neighbourhood.

We got a deluxe room in the back corner (#119) that had a view of the side street and a partial water view. There was a funny divot in the old floor under the carpet. I was finally taller than my girlfriend! Comfortable bed, flatscreen TV, leather couch, free wifi. Rudy's Barber Shop toiletries. The sink didn't have much surrounding counter space.

Note: The windows are double pane but the nature of the old openings means the windows don't fit perfectly which means you will hear traffic noise more than you would expect.

Friendly staff, apparently a free waffle breakfast downstairs.

Its not perfect, but I'd take it's character over some generic mega-chain any day.

Room Tip: Room 119 is a corner unit with partial water view and street view. NW facing.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Seattle
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43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

My boyfriend and I have spent many nights at the Ace Hotel over the years and I couldn't be fonder of the place. That said, we hadn't been there in at least a year when we realized our keys were locked inside my apartment sometime last month. It was after midnight and the resident manager had apparently gone to bed, so we walked into the Ace and were immediately checked in to a simple room with windows overlooking Wall St at the reasonable nightly rate of $89.00. Check in was quick, simple and casual.

I was sad to see that the chess board in the lobby was gone, but they do have a computer available for guest use and a hip selection of complimentary magazines. Our room did not have a private bathroom, just a sink. The shared bathrooms were clean, white and spacious and there was never a line to use them.

The complimentary breakfast is quite possibly the best thing about the Seattle Ace Hotel. It's self serve, available from 6-11am and delicious. The breakfast room is accessible to guests at all hours and is equipped with a snack machine, coffee, a microwave, dishes and a coin op washer and dryer.

There are a couple rooms that are really cool, 116 features a spinning glass mirror wall between the bathroom and bedroom as well as a private terrace (if I recall correctly) and 128 (as well as others) has a sexy glass wall between the shower and bedroom. Many of the rooms feature Shepard Fairey type stencils on the walls and minimal, modern furnishings.

Room Tip: Two of my personal favorites are rooms 116 and 128.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We always hear so much hype about the Ace Hotels, so we finally stayed at THE one. For downtown Seattle the location was perfect for us ~ on the edge of center and a little off the beaten path. The size of the hotel was perfect as well - small. No fuss no muss service - meaning no bell person trying to aggressively take our bags, but the men working the front desk were kind but not intrusive. The room was small, that's no big deal in our book. We liked that we had a big window.

Unfortunately it was kind of downhill from there. The bed was a full - my tall man's feet hung over the end. We had read these reviews about the rooms being so clean - they didn't seem very clean to us. Kind of grimy and in fact, the room seemed like it was time for an update, everything was worn, especially in the bathroom. But the worst part of this hotel is it is not sound proof. You can hear EVERYTHING. Every time a person moves it echoes throughout the floors and walls, every creak in the floor, every shower running, every toilet flushing, everyone blowing their nose - everything. We were lucky to hear everyone coming home late at night and felt bad knowing in a few hours we would be waking them all up when we got up at 3:30 am to go to the airport.

We really wanted to like this hotel because it is very much us, but what isn't is very not us. We expected a bit more than there was in terms of quality. If the Ace took care of the noise, upgraded the interiors, and got better beds, we would be back. But I think next time we'll head somewhere else.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

This was our first time at the Ace Hotel in Seattle. We walked in at 8pm on a weekday and they were able to provide us with a room for two evenings. I love the attention to detail at this hotel. From the lovely soap, to the make-it-yourself waffles in their breakfast, we felt cared for down to every last detail. The staff were very helpful and the location was excellent. We found it an easy walk to Pike Place Market and a variety of shops and restaurants. It felt great to stay in a hotel that isn't cookie cutter.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Winter Park, Florida
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164 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Had a great stay The hotel is just a short walk from the ferry dock (we were coming from Victoria). The staff helped us navigate around. Everything seemed to be within walking distance from the hotel..Pike's Market, the Space Needle area,etc. We even walked to the transit station to catch the train to the airport. No car rental!! Everything was very neat, clean and organized..and a great breakfast . Would definitly come again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Had a great stay! They let me pay cash so as not to hold alot of money on my credit card as I was low on funds. I spent almost every dime on a last minute trip to Seattle Bumbershoot 2012! Loved the hotel location, cleanliness, and the continental breakfast! The only negative comment that kept me from giving 5 stars was the $180.00 price for the room. But a last minute booking when most hotels were fully booked was fair I guess. No hotel parking lot either, but also no hotel charge for parking. I would come back!!! Hopefully I can try Ace Portland, LA, or NY someday...

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

If you're looking to skip the standard chain hotels this is an awesome spot. The standard room is a little small, and the twin bed was a tough fit for my 6 foot tall husband but everything else was perfect. The atmosphere rocks and all of the staff was super helpful and very kind. Great location and even better waffles included in the breakfast with coffee, tea and fruit out all day in e shared, community spaces.

Room Tip: You can upgrade your room to a bigger bed and private bath but if not at least a room that doesn'...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Ace Hotel

Address: 2423 First Ave., Seattle, WA 98121
Location: United States > Washington > Seattle > Belltown , Downtown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 98 Hotels in Seattle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Ace Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 28
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