Downtown Brooklyn is home to many hotels, but none with the independent, cool caliber of the Ace Hotel brand. Ace Hotel Brooklyn, a striking minimalist new-build, fits in well with its ever high-rising neighbors (the borough's first skyscraper to surpass 1,000 feet is under construction up the street) without sacrificing unique design elements. The facade's centerpiece is a ceramic mural coupled with a handsome sculptural light installation. Brooklynites and visitors alike will enjoy the newest member of the Ace family. Here's our full review.
The Look of Ace Hotel Brooklyn
Raw cement makes up the bones of the building, which is paired with natural woods, glass, leather, and textiles. The expansive Lobby Bar, outfitted with vintage and custom-made seating, offers an industrial-meets-retro aesthetic. Meanwhile, guest rooms feature large gridded windows and signature Ace touches like Smeg mini-fridges and acoustic D'Angelico Guitars.
The Vibe at Ace Hotel Brooklyn
Depending on the time of day or night, Ace Hotel Brooklyn has two distinct personalities -- and this is especially true with the aptly named Lobby Bar. Visit in the morning or afternoon to work alongside remote professionals sipping lattes and munching on baked goods from pastry chef Danny Alvarez. However, once the lights dim and the laptop screen closes, the space becomes a lively cocktail bar, making it the perfect place for a pre- or post-dinner drink. All the better if your dinner plans bring you to As You Are. The acclaimed on-site restaurant serves Brooklyn-inspired dishes, including a decadently juicy prime rib burger.
Who Will Love Ace Hotel Brooklyn
Young and young-at-heart urbanites will love Ace Hotel Brooklyn, as will dog owners traveling with their canine companions.
Who Might Not Love Ace Hotel Brooklyn
Families traveling with young kids and those who prefer a less-sceney vibe will want to look elsewhere for accommodations.
Best Amenity at Ace Hotel Brooklyn
The Lobby Bar is a truly spectacular space. Your afternoon spent here answering emails and people-watching could easily turn into an evening sipping Manhattans with friends.
What's Included at Ace Hotel Brooklyn
Your room comes complete with a fully stocked minibar, plush bathrobe, and flat-screen TV. Also, free cancellation is available up to 3:00 p.m. one day before arrival.
Fees and Extra Costs at Ace Hotel Brooklyn
The destination fee ($25 per night) includes free wifi, phone calls, and fitness center access.
How to Get a Deal at Ace Hotel Brooklyn
Check the hotel's offers page when booking, as seasonal promotions are usually available. As of publication, guests can use code BAKESALE to receive 15% off standard rates and a $10 per day bakery allowance from As You Are.
In the Neighborhood of Ace Hotel Brooklyn
Fulton Street Mall in Downtown Brooklyn, located two blocks north of the hotel, is lined with retail stores. City Point, a multi-level complex that's home to DeKalb Market Hall, is also not to be missed. Be sure to stroll down Smith Street and Court Street, where you'll find dozens of local restaurants, bars, cafes, and mom-and-pop shops. Lastly, Brooklyn Bridge Park, with its iconic Manhattan skyline views, is a 25-minute walk away.
Nearest Airport to Ace Hotel Brooklyn
LaGuardia and JFK airports are roughly equidistant drives. From the Hoyt-Schermerhorn subway station (one block from the hotel), you can easily hop on the A train to the JFK Airtrain.
Ace Hotel Brooklyn is a welcome addition to a bustling neighborhood that was severely lacking, not only a vibrant boutique chain hotel but also a buzzy place for visitors and Brooklynites to meet over coffee or cocktails.