Hip hotel chain Ace have given the old United Artists Building a typically trendy makeover, turning a handsome 1920s film studio into one of the hottest tickets in downtown Los Angeles.
The striking Gothic exterior was inspired by Barcelona’s Sagrada Família cathedral, but inside you’ll find a stripped back industrial aesthetic and a relaxed, youthful vibe. The South Broadway location drops you in one of LA’s most exciting neighbourhoods, ideal for urban explorers who love being in the heart of the action.
The roof terrace is the hotel’s social hub, a great place to kick off a night on the tiles, and there’s also an excellent restaurant and a beautifully restored 1920s theatre. Ace have a loyal LGBT fanbase, perhaps unsurprisingly as the company was founded by three gay friends, and their hotels always attract a diverse and open-minded crowd.
Includes return economy flights. Two people sharing a room for 3 nights, departing in December 2018. Contact us for your specific requirements. From price for guidance only, all subject to availability.
- Hip hotel in a trendy part of downtown Los Angeles
- Historic building with a striking Gothic exterior
- Home to a beautifully restored 1920s theatre
- 182 rooms and suites with industrial vibe and exposed ceilings
- Rooftop pool & bar
- Bistro-style restaurant
The Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles is situated on South Broadway, in a trendy up-and-coming neighbourhood. You’re right next to the fantastic Fashion District, one of the best areas in the city for shopping, and the wider Downtown area is full of buzzing bars, galleries and boutiques.
It’s a short walk to The Broad, LA’s striking new contemporary art museum, and next door is the Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall. Other nearby attractions include the Museum of Contemporary Art, Grand Park and Grand Central Market, a historic emporium where you’ll find a great selection of food stalls.
LA’s best known neighbourhood for LGBT nightlife is a little further out in West Hollywood, while the most popular beach with the gay community is Will Rogers Beach in Santa Monica. Both are about a 30-minute drive from the hotel.
An industrial vibe defines the 182 rooms and suites, with exposed ceilings and minimalist décor. All rooms have a flatscreen TV, WiFi, mini bar and custom Revo radio, and some open onto a private terrace or include quirky features like an acoustic guitar or a vinyl record player.
Up on the sunny rooftop there’s a small pool and bar, inspired by legendary Hollywood nightclub Les Deux Café, where you can drink in the fantastic city views and meet new friends at the regular events, parties and pop-ups. The fantastic Theatre is a painstakingly restored 1,600-seater movie palace, hosting occasional concerts and premieres. Other facilities include a 24-hour gym, retro photobooth and bicycle hire.
The Best Girl restaurant takes its name from the first film ever screened at the Theatre, and offers a bistro-style ambience under the expert guidance of chef Michael Cimarusti. Up above the restaurant is the Mezzanine, a communal dining space that’s great for events and special celebrations, and there’s also a coffee counter just by the lobby.
Amenities & Activities
- Air Conditioning
- Fitness Centre
- Cycle Hire
- Rooftop Lounge
- Outdoor Swimming Pool
The Other Broadway
The Ace Hotel is in the heart of LA’s old Broadway theatre district, and the lavish 1920s movie hall is one of the hotel’s most visually arresting features. The Theatre was originally built for the United Artists film studio, founded by Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, D.W. Griffith and Charlie Chaplin with the aim of breaking free from the creative constraints of the Hollywood establishment. The Theatre was reopened in 2014 by Ace Hotels, and remains true to the independent spirit of its founders.
How to get here...
Several international carriers fly direct from London to Los Angeles, including British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Norwegian. Flight time is approximately 11 hours 15 minutes.
The hotel is located in Downtown Los Angeles, approximately 30-45 minutes’ drive from the international airport.
Everyone drives in LA, and a hire car is a great option for exploring the city and beyond. Let us know if you would like a car to be included within your holiday quote.
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