If you guessed the Ace Hotel Seattle, you’re right! We chose to stay at an Ace Hotel because of it’s minimal aesthetic, the price, and the location. The unconventional continental breakfast was a major bonus too, which I will cover more of later. We’re not a fan of hotels that check in on us all the time, and often don’t use the housekeeping service. Søren naps mid-day and goes to bed earlier, so I don’t like it when hotels don’t respect our privacy. A place once called us at 9:30PM at night on our phone to try to sell us a timeshare? No thanks! Ace wasn’t like this at all, they didn’t bother us once and were always very helpful when we did ask for help. The price was below other comparable Seattle hotels, but the amenities did not suffer as a result. The hotel is located in the Belltown district of Seattle, features a cafe/bar on the lower floor, and has plenty of other options within a short walking distance. It’s not far from Seattle center, which was really nice since we spent some time there. The room we stayed in was spacious and well appointed with two comfortable queen sized beds (loved those throw blankets!), a chair, a couch, and a desk. Wifi was provided and was very decent. On the wall were instructions to build various origami projects. Aiden had a lot of fun with some of the paper that was provided. We didn’t get stir crazy on the couple of days that we spent more time inside due to the rain. We had a private bathroom with a massive sliding door, a walk-in shower and luxurious toiletries. They were very generous with the towel rations, we didn’t even have to request extras! My favorite was the pearl+ charcoal and pearl soap. The only downside to this hotel for us was that it is located in the historic Glaser building. Built in 1909, this building does not feature an elevator, which meant carrying our stroller up and down lots of stairs. On the bright side, we got a really good workout!
Overall we had a really great time at this hotel, would definitely rate it a 9/10. The space was nice, it wasn’t crowded, I didn’t feel any pressure with extra sales, and the staff was extremely helpful. A little secret of mine is that I want to stay at all of the Ace Hotels, ha! Hopefully next on our list will be Portland, but we don’t have any other Ace Hotel plans just yet.