Tuesday, May 5, 2009
If you're staying in Seattle
It's all about the Ace Hotel.
When my parents lived in Victoria, British Columbia, I had the chance to spend a few nights in Seattle one spring break during college. Despite the rain and the doom and gloom of it all, I dug it. Best pint of Guinness I've had in the country since my semester in Ireland. Great record stores (and I do mean albums...yes, the old school kind). And damn good pubs with patrons that talk about things other than work (that was a bit of a swipe at DC, I know).
But I must admit, it was a bit tough leaving the Ace Hotel. At that time, I'd never stayed in a boutique hotel so me being wide-eyed and bushy-tailed back then, I soaked up the experience.
Every room maintains a unique aesthetic. And while they're all different, as you can tell from the photos, they each maintain a starkness that is certainly part of the Ace's style.
If you go, let me know. I'd love to hear about your experience.