– ok, the Ace Hotel in downtown LA is so great…..words cannot express my joy. I’m a big fan of The Ace in NYC (spent many a night having chilled libations there with friends) but this could be a close second! Its moody, dark, elusive, artsy, and has a great roof top view with pool. But at the same time it feels comfortable and not pretentious – meaning: for hipsters and regular folk alike. I love the sketches on the walls, the tiles, the cafe style dinning area, and i love how it has kept true to the downtown vibe/architecture. Definitely worth a peek if you are not planning to stay!