The hip Ace Hotel chain’s new outpost in Downtown LA may first and foremost be a hotel, but you hardly need to be a guest to enjoy its many charms. The former United Artists building also houses a rooftop hot tub and bar, a coffee shop, a restaurant and an ornate theater that hosts concerts, film festivals and more.
The architecture of this landmark building also sets it apart from other Ace Hotels. Built in 1927 to house Mary Pickford’s renegade film studio, the building reflects her love of Spanish architecture. It’s ornate details and stone spires resemble a Spanish cathedral or castle. It’s always fun to be a guest at the Ace. You get preferred access to the sceney rooftop and the rooms come with great extras like acoustic Martin guitars, Revo radios, and Rudy’s toiletries. Rooms feature color blocked bedspreads (a new twist for the Ace), exposed concrete ceilings and white tile bathrooms.
Food is, luckily, never an after thought at the Ace and the hotel’s main restaurant, L.A. Chapter serves American cuisine with an exotic twist and includes dishes like king salmon cooked a la plancha and a killer burger with grass-fed beef, grilled pineapple, pickled beets and a sunny side up egg. For breakfast, the Moroccan scramble with house made merguez sausage, crushed avocado and cilantro is a must order. At the Upstairs Bar you’ll find a variety of intriguing tipples both on draft and made to order. The El Toro Verde with tequila, cucumber, lemon, thyme agave, and absinthe is perfect for a sultry LA night.
929 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015