Sunday, February 20, 2011

    Wanderlust: Ace Hotel, Palm Springs

     The Ace Hotel in Palm Springs seems to be a wonderfully laid back escape. Like visiting your cool hipster friend's cottage. Built on the foundations of an old Howard Johnson it's been transformed from generic chain hotel into something unique with a character all of its own. Each suite is furnished with vintage furniture pieces andunique touches of art and memorabilia, casually pinned on the slatted wood frames. Some rooms even feature vinyl record players en suite.

    A wonderfully unpretentious atmosphere to really relax and take in the view of the mountains in your hammock or float away in the pool with a boozey sno cone.

    The bigger suites come with their own private patio complete with fire pit. Perfect for lounging with friends. (Love the Acapulco rocker!)

    One of my favourite features of the Ace Hotel - you can even bring your dog along!



    The Ace hotels are a wonderful chain; the one in my hometown, Seattle, is fab, in a great part of town at that. Didn't know about the Palm Springs hotel, but now I do. Thanks for the tip. (And glad to see America embracing the European-style boutique hotel; so many over here in Europe to choose from, but fewer in the US.)
    All the best,


    This place sounds so incredible. I would just love that hammock. I think hammocks are the epitome of fun laziness.


    Love the fireplace, the Acapulco rocker, the rug and the pillows, all perfect.

    elissa @ faucethead said...

    i could totally lounge in that hammock right about now. i'm hoping to check out the ace new york one of these days but this one isn't looking too shabby either.


    Michael - definitely agree - so happy to see a surge in creativity and more unique boutique hotels starting to emerge! Definitely change for the better!

    DB - fun laziness! haha, love it!

    Elissa - definitely do! Would love to hear your take on both of them!


    LOVE the Ace! They do such a great job making each room look unique and amazing.


    Love the Ace! I've stayed at the Palm Springs location and its such a fun experience! xoxo