The True Spoon Travels to The Ace Hotel DTLA

May 26, 2016

Staycations are truly underrated, I’ve had some of the most amazing vacations less than an hour away from home. This last weekend I visited the Ace Hotel downtown Los Angeles (approximately 2.8 miles from my house) for an early birthday staycation with my love. The collective of hotels that call themselves Ace is so unique it’s hard to tag them to a sentence but I found a tag line that sums them up perfectly “A friendly hotel celebrating time-honored classics and creative gumption. Inspired design, unprecedented hospitality”. I’ve visited 4/9 of these hotel treasures and I’m bound and determined to experience every single location. Every Ace location is completely unique, the commonality of the group lies in the attention to detail, and the Exquisite design of everything including the braided leather toilet paper holder in the downtown location. I have frequented the historic downtown Los Angeles location built in 1927 for many a night of cocktails on the beautifully renovated roof but I had never stayed. Checking in felt like a fun novelty, being greeted and catered to will never get old. We adored our cozy yet modern king room, we loved it so much we opted for post dinner drinks in our jersey hotel robes instead of a downtown night out. I obviously woke up at 8 am like a crazy person, put on a vintage caftan, ordered my stumptown Americano at the coffee bar down stairs, and toured the entire hotel while it was blissfully empty. My babe and I sauntered down to L.A. Chapter, a brasserie with a commitment to locally sourced ingredients, in search of morning cocktails. We enjoyed some spicy bloody Mary’s while we narrowed our brunch selections. My boyfriend Nate has never met a breakfast sandwich he didn’t like, naturally he ordered L.A. Chapter’s version on brioche. I fell for the banana berry pancakes with honeycomb, when you’re already hungover you really need carbs, I’m obviously trying to make excuses for myself. After brunch we went upstairs to continue our Sunday funday with expertly crafted cocktail from the one place in LA where I’m happy to google 75% of the cocktail ingredients and pretend like Im cool enough know what’s what. I fell in love with the Astor Place cocktail featuring Japanese whiskey, yuzu, peche de vigne, lemon, and basil. Our five craft cocktails and rooftop karaoke sealed our perfect staycation, it was one for the books. It doesn’t matter if you live staycation or vacation distance, the Ace DTLA is truly a must visit, see you on the roof. Xoxo Celeste


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