Wish You Were Here: Ace Hotel, Downtown Los Angeles

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A hotel that perfectly reflects the hip, eclectic and cool vibe of downtown Los Angles, the Ace Hotel is the perfect spot for superstars, film nerds, and wandering travellers alike.


(Photo: Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles/Facebook)

Formerly known as the Texaco Building of downtown LA, the Ace Hotel sits above the historic United Artists Theatre, which occupies three floors of the 13-storey building, and was built in 1927. The theatre seats 1600 people in its delightfully gothic looking amphitheatre.

A few floors up you’ll arrive at the recently renovated Ace Hotel, an artisan design hotel that’s rife with turntables, cartoon sketches, cooler-than-you fashionistas, and a box office that moonlights as a juicery. It’s over the top, and very LA – which is perfect if you want to embrace the cool and live it up like a local.


The boutique hotel features 182 rooms, a rooftop pool with a killer view, a restaurant and three rad bars. Rooms are art-deco in style, with vintage-style furniture adding to a prominent ’70s vibe across the hotel. You’ll want to don your flares and rainbow shades just to feel apart of it all.

Prices for the Ace Hotel in downtown LA start at $249USD ($339AUD) per night.

(Lead image: Paolo Gamba/Flickr)

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