The Ace brand is a gay owned design hotel.
A friendly hotel celebrating time-honored classics and creative gumption. Inspired design, unprecedented hospitality and the best bed you'll ever sleep on.
The Ace chain, viewed as hip and urban, was begun by three gay men in 1999. Alex Calderwood, Wade Weigel, and Doug Herrick successfully turned a Seattle halfway house into a destination hotel before opening more properties in Portland, Ore., New York City - Manhattan, Palm Springs and Los Angeles. Many of the hotels are frequented by celebrities, media, and LGBT patrons.
The hip, gay-owned Ace Hotel chain has become very popular for the energetic vibe.
Like all Ace Hotels events and gay events are hosted at the hotel all year long.
We attended Horse Meat Disco NoLo - Southern Decadence at Ace Hotel New Orleans, September 2016 and 2017.
More about this gay event: The UK’s finest disco operators, Horse Meat Disco, make their New Orleans debut with tried and tested underground disco, Italo and rarities that have been rocking crowds from their base in Vauxhall, London, to dancefloors worldwide since 2009. To experience a night with Horse Meat Disco is to experience a night of pure bliss, paired with the hot and sexy energy of Southern Decadence weekend, this is sure to be an unforgetable night, not to be missed.
This year marks the 45th Anniversary of SOUTHERN DECADENCE and who better to usher us into the Grand Ball Room of the ACE HOTEL than this iconic London based crew.
Throughout the year many events are hosted at Ace Hotel Properties.
We visited in February and had an amazing stay. Room was spacious and we had two large queen beds. Our room faced construction across the street and we couldn't hear anything. Beds were comfy. Food was amazing and rooms were super clean. Great quality products in bath and plush robes. The vibe seems aimed at fun-loving young adults, and staff was welcoming and accommodating. Front desk was always staffed and valets/security present at all times. Easy walk to trolleys and Rouses in walking distance. -Jessica P
Inviting upbeat hotel
Stayed here for a weekend wedding. The hotel is fascinating because the lobby is youthful, fun, feels a lot like Brooklyn. Super helpful attentive check in, which was complicated, great front desk service.
But once in our double room, it was peaceful, serene, and loved the balcony. Decor is dark, lighting subdued, velvet drapes, antique furniture, but modern bath. Room temp, bedding, cleanliness all top notch. Plenty of space for two.
The restaurant is very good, the bar and coffee shop terrific. All enclosed so no need to go far to eat, get a great morning coffee, scone or full breakfast, and plenty of seating in the lounges. Try the to-die-for homemade cookies!
For others, the room has the most stocked adult beverages fridge and bar I've ever seen! I liked being minutes walk from French Quarter because it's way less disturbance at night, but still super close. But the people who worked throughout the hotel were its best feature. Friendly and helpful at every step. -maryann s
This is such a hipster chic cool hotel. Rooms are large funky Retro - loved the green fridge and Vinyl records .. old school. Nice little gym. Great bar, super cool.
And great live music every night. Roof top pool is nice -Kelly H, Melbourne, Australia
Good location, Nice Pool, Great vibe, Excellent Coffeeshop
Great spot. More hip and modern than some of the other Nola hotels. Nice location in the Warehouse district. Close enough to French Quarter to walk, but far enough away that you don't hear all the noise. The trolley in front can be a bit loud, but it doesn't run at night so it's not really a problem. The pool scene was a bit too "cool" for me but I still enjoyed it. Stumptown coffee in the lobby is a huge plus. We had a corner room and it was fantastic. Our room wasn't quite ready at check-in, but the front desk clerk remedied it by buying us drinks, which is just great customer service as it should be, so no hard feelings! We would happily stay here again. -hausman1982, Austin, Texas
Fantastic stay at The Ace Hotel in New Orleans
We had an absolutely amazing stay at The Ace Hotel in New Orleans. I knew that the location was good, and I figured the restaurants and rooms would also be up to Ace standards (meaning, awesome,) but what I wasn't expecting was for the staff to be so great and friendly. Every time we entered the hotel we were greeted like old friends coming home. Justin was always there with a smile and great tips on things to do around town. We really couldn't have asked for a better experience. Our room was huge and super comfortable. I had never been to New Orleans and I came to celebrate my 40th birthday and I had the BEST time. I'm so glad we chose The Ace. -LosAngelesSara, Los Angeles
A good Ace property with style.
Good-sized rooms where you'll lose your black t-shirt if you put it down anywhere, but even hipsters get points for trying to be memorable. Insane bathroom design makes the entire thing steam up for ages if anyone takes a shower, but it's not a deal breaker. -A_Oakley9027, Los Angeles, California
Great place for a Birthday Surprise
Came to New Orleans on a surprise birthday trip. Arrived at 10 AM and was able to check in immediately. Had a corner room on the 3rd floor. It was charming but hipster at the same time. Friendly front desk staff and bellmen. Located on streetcar line which can be a little noisy at times. Visited the Alto rooftop bar on Sunday before checking out. Great views of the city. -Marianne B, Bradenton, Florida
Hip romance with a modern jazz flavor
Stylish, convenient, has it all! Suite #718 was one of our best hotel experiences! Restaurant, bar, concert, DJ set... Plus you can fix your own cocktail in the comfort of your room! Great front desk staff- thank you guys for making our stay unforgettable! -Anton
Ace Hotel New Orleans sits on the corner of Carondelet and Lafayette streets in the Warehouse District of one of the best cities on Earth. The feel of weft and warp woven together by countless anthropologies and creation stories far too vast for any single person to own. So it belongs to the whole city.
We're close to up-and-coming art galleries and shopping, museums, cocktails and just a jaunt to the classics of the French Quarter and the modernity of the burgeoning South Market District, a stone's throw to many of New Orleans' best gems like the Sports and Arts Districts, and just a bike ride to the lively Bywater and Marigny neighborhoods, as well as mystical nooks and corners you can explore on your own.
The city has an expansive soul that is palpable, self-assured in a way that sustains hope and grit and sadness at once. We're still new, but we love calling New Orleans home.
Rooms and Suites evoke the ornate inheritance-rich decadence of the city. A custom cotton matelasse quilt designed by us specially for NOLA, window seats for divining plans large and small, as well as Roman and Williams lighting and bespoke furnishings inspired by the French Deco building. All rooms come with a flat screen television, fully-stocked minibar and Smeg refrigerators, Tivoli Radio, free WiFi, Rudy's toiletries and Pearl+ soaps. Some rooms have turntables, some rooms have Martin guitars.
GOD IS IN THE DETAILS
*Room service, always
*A gym, open all the time
*Valet parking, day and night
*24 hour front desk help
*The best bathrobe
*Rudy's Hair and Body Products
*Really comfy hypoallergenic mattresses
*Turntable with curated vinyl selection (select rooms)
*Acoustic Martin guitars (select rooms)
*Original artwork from local artists and Ace friends
DINING + DRINK
JOSEPHINE ESTELLE - Ace's own New Orleans-inspired osteria.
Josephine Estelle is an osteria helmed by James Beard Award-nominated chefs Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman — lifelong best friends who hail from just up the mighty Mississippi in Memphis, Tennessee. For their latest culinary opus, Andy and Michael take their wooden spoon to the seasonal, craft-centric philosophy of Italian cuisine, stirring it up with fresh flavors of New Orleans and the American South.
ALTO - You can see everything up here.
Alto is Ace Hotel New Orleans' rooftop garden. From 10am–9pm, you can relax poolside while snacking on small plates, sipping seasonal cocktails and enjoying panoramic views of the city. The hotel's culinary partners, Chefs Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman have crafted an Italian-inspired menu focused on salads, seafood and spiedini. In addition to cocktails, Alto's inspired bar offers a rotating tap, frozen drinks, craft beer and fine wine.
Our menu changes according to what's seasonally and locally available. As a result, tonight's offerings may differ from the menus you see here.
SEAWORTHY - Cocktail-friendly oysters from American waters.
Seaworthy is an oyster bar that highlights wild-caught and sustainably harvested Gulf Coast, East Coast and West Coast oysters. The restaurant was opened by Ace Hotel in collaboration with seamen and New Orleans natives Alex and Miles Pincus and nightlife impresario Adrien Gallo, the trio responsible for New York's Grand Banks. They've brought Chef Daniel Causgrove on to infuse the locally sourced menu with Southern tradition and to mix cocktails far-flung in origin, poised to quench the legendary thirst of sailors and New Orleanians alike.
LOBBY BAR - The bustling bar in the heart of Ace New Orleans.
In the heart of Ace New Orleans' French Deco-inspired living room, the lobby bar serves up bright cocktails and homey yet polished Southern and Italian victuals seven days a week. Amidst spirits, trinkets and art work, you can sidle up to a Sazerac or enjoy the near-nightly entertainment off the lobby in our intimate music venue, Three Keys.
STUMPTOWN - Meticulously sourced, perfectly roasted and expertly brewed.
Stumptown is one of Ace's oldest, dearest friends, and we're happy to have them along for their very first venture south of the Mason-Dixon. Based in Portland, Oregon, Stumptown's committed to sourcing, roasting and brewing the best coffees available anywhere.
ROOM SERVICE - All day every day from Josephine Estelle.
Room service is available from Josephine Estelle. Call the front desk by pressing 0.
OUR PUBLIC SPACES
Three Keys is the intimate music venue inside Ace Hotel New Orleans, a lively social hub with events nearly every night of the week — live jazz, DJs, pop-up shops, salons and creative collaborations of all kinds. Let us know how you'd like to use it.
The Gallery at Ace Hotel New Orleans is our special space where fine art, fashion, music, literature, performance and culinary arts mingle and manifest.
Guests enter the hotel through our sultry lobby space, inhabited by found objects, custom and found lighting plus French Deco-inspired furnishings all curated by long-time collaborators Roman & Williams. We saved the historic entryway's terrazzo floors, which resonate with a century's footfalls. The lobby's a perfectly romantic spot to host to customize your own private event — tell us what you're after and we'll make it happen.
We have a gym. It's fully equipped for all manners of working out — weight lifting, cardio, circuit training and the like. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.