New Orleans has quickly become one of my favorite cities so I was very excited to finally check out the trendy Ace Hotel that opened its doors in early 2016. Since then, the Ace Hotel New Orleans has been transforming the Warehouse District with its lively rooftop bar, restaurants and intimate music venue.
Read about my experience staying at the Ace Hotel NOLA below!
– The Hotel –
The boutique hotel chain has become known for its minimalist yet hip aesthetic and New Orleans’ Ace Hotel is no different.
As soon as you enter, the trendy yet upscale vibe is apparent with the restaurant, coffee shop and music venue all converging around the buzzy lobby bar.
Located in a 9-story art deco building, the hotel boasts 234 rooms as well as a rooftop pool and its own music venue, Three Keys, which hosts intimate shows almost every night of the week.
– The Rooms –
The minimalist design is carried throughout the rooms with dark tones and modern accents. For a lucky few, a record player and Acoustic Martin guitar sit awaiting your evening jam session and, for all guests, localized amenities from craft brews to Zapps potato chips are stocked in your Smeg refrigerator.
In addition to the fully stocked fridge, the rooms feature Rudy’s hair and body products, Pearl+ soap and super comfy hypoallergenic mattresses. Plus, onsite amenities include free WiFi, 24-hour room service, gym and valet parking.
– Food & Drink –
Located on the bottom floor, Josefine Estelle serves up delicious Italian dishes like cacio e pepe in a modern dining hall with a lively atmosphere. And just down the block is Seaworthy, the hotel’s own oyster bar serving up fresh seafood and artisanal cocktails. If you happen to be visiting on a Tuesday, check out the ‘Crew Mess’ prix fixe dinner!
And upstairs, both guests and non-guests can enjoy the pool while cooling off at one of New Orleans most fun, eccentric rooftops.
Located on the rooftop is Alto, the poolside bar with delicious seasonal cocktails as well as small plates for snacking on. And for your morning jumpstart, grab a coffee at Stumptown Coffee Roasters located just off the lobby.
– Location –
Located on the corner of Carondelet and Lafayette streets in the Warehouse District, the Ace Hotel New Orleans is ideally located for exploring the city. Not far from the French Quarter, Bourbon Street and Jackson Square are an easy walk, and with a street car stop nearby, you’re never far from fun.
Plus, the Warehouse District is home to plenty of delicious restaurants – make sure to check out Drip Affogato Bar across the street from the hotel for a sweet treat!
Read Next: The Ultimate Guide to New Orleans