Ace Hotel Portland just might be the hippest hotel in town, and thanks in part to its relatively low rates, it has little trouble attracting guests. Found downtown near the vibrant Pearl District, this trendy hotel enjoys a fine location. Its central location allows guests who get the urge to get out and explore an easy walk to any number of attractions. There are also a number of the free bikes to get around. Various options for staying busy at the Ace Hotel itself only add to the allure of a stay, and for those who are of an eco-friendly mind, it is worth noting that the hotel has many green elements. These elements include touches such as low-VOC paints and vintage furniture.
The Ace Hotel in Downtown Portland offers 79 total guests units, and these units come in a variety of shapes and sizes. For travelers on a tight budget, one of the basic rooms that shares a bathroom with two or three other rooms might be the way to go, while those with more to spend might prefer a standard room with a bathroom or one of the deluxe rooms. All of the rooms, regardless of price, feature artsy decor with a funky edge, not to mention flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and high-quality bedding. In the larger and more expensive rooms, a clawfoot tub and a turntable for playing vinyl records often figure among the added perks. Room service is available during normal restaurant hours, adding to the simple but luxurious appeal that the Ace is known for.
The Ace Hotel Portland has been labeled a boutique hotel on more than one occasion, thanks largely to its stylish edge, and this helps to make it especially popular with anyone who favors creativity. In the eclectic lobby, an old black and white photo machine that still works mixes with a large coffee table that was partly made out of a big industrial door, and murals on the guest unit walls are a definite break from your more standard hotel room decor. As far as the hotel's hip facilities are concerned, a cool espresso bar, an inviting restaurant and bar, and a convenient deli that makes its own pastrami are among the highlights. Guests can also take advantage of the relaxing lounge, the coin-operated laundry machines, the small business center, or even The Cleaners event venue during a stay at the Ace Hotel in Downtown Portland. The Cleaners often hosts DJs or bands and can be rented out for all kinds of private events, such as wedding receptions or corporate meetings.
The dog-friendly Ace Hotel Portland is among the city's most popular hotels for a reason. Guests get a lot of bang for their buck during a stay, and the bohemian nature of the place seems very appropriate when you consider the city that it is found in. There are other cheap hotels in Portland that offer lower rates, but few, if any, have this much to offer. The location alone is reason enough to give the Ace Hotel in Downtown Portland a look when planning your visit to Oregon's largest city, and if you have an artsy personality, then all the better.
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