Ace is the place for hipsters staying in L.A.'s burgeoning downtown area.
Known (and loved) as bastions of cool, Ace hotel outposts attract the young and the restless. Design is modern, simple and tasteful — and in the case of the downtown L.A. Ace, it's also laced with a touch of history. The hotel resides in the historic United Artists building, which boasts dramatic, ornate details and a terrific location for discovering downtown's ever-growing arts, dining and nightlife scenes. Along with flat-screen TVs and free Internet, accommodations come with Rudy's toiletries and custom Revo radios. Some are even stocked with acoustic Martin guitars. The vinyl albums behind the front counter are a nice design touch, and caffeine-addicted hipsters will appreciate access to Stumptown brews at the Coffee Counter. House restaurant L.A. Chapter serves fresh brasserie cuisine in a casual setting off the lobby, while Upstairs bar offers drinks and small bites around the rooftop's cool concrete pool. Within walking distance are the Fashion District, Jewelry District, Little Tokyo, Olvera Street, Disney Hall, Staples Center and Grand Park.