Ace Hotel, Portland

1022 Southwest Stark Street, Portland, OR 97205, United States of America (show on map)

Expert reviews

Fodors review:

“Located in downtown Portland just a stone’s throw away from the famous Powell’s City of Books, the Ace Hotel is a hipster’s paradise. With a design aesthetic that perfectly blends modern and cozy, this hotel is a favorite with travelers looking for a unique and stylish hotel experience in the heart of the city.”

Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Portland.

Lonely Planet review:

“A well-established brand, the Ace fuses industrial, minimalist and retro styles to great effect. From the photo booth in its lobby to the recycled fabrics and salvaged-wood furniture in its rooms, the hotel feels very chic and very Portland.”

Guest rating

This an aggregated customer review rating of Ace Hotel, Portland. We have taken customer review ratings from hotel booking sites, search engines, the official hotel website and other travel platforms. This is the average of all those ratings. We only list places that have a customer review rating of at least 4.0 out of 5.0

4.3 out of 5.0

Ranked 7th in Portland


What guests liked

All you need to know

Ace Hotel is working upon building suitable living spaces for the city of Portland, where travelers from all across the world can enjoy their stay. The Ace Hotel has renovated old existing buildings and added new infrastructure to make it look appealing.

There are different types of rooms available with all the modern facilities to suit all the guests. It has single rooms, standard rooms, and premium deluxe rooms. All the rooms come are equipped with standard amenities such as free internet, mini bar, bathrobes, furniture, and a lot more. The ace hotel also allows you to bring in your pets to stay.

The Ace Hotel also takes care of the food and drinks need of its guests. Clyde Common is off the lobby of the hotel, but it is not exactly part of it. This restaurant offers quite many local dishes which attract tourists. It is a good hangout spot for locals and tourists.

Ace Hotel has a 36-seat bar named Pepe le Moko just beside Clyde Common. It is a 16-foot bar with a bartender in the middle. It gives a great ambiance with booth seating spaces. The bar stays open every day from 4 pm to 2 am.

Room 215 at Ace Hotel is known for serving delicious local breakfast to guests. They work in the Ace hotel to help serve guests a better food experience. The breakfast comes at a minimal price of $12 per guest. You can have breakfast in Room 215 from Tuesdays to Saturdays from 7 am to 11 am.


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Recent guest reviews


29 May 2023

Claw foot bathtub


Only one entry and exit


21 April 2023

interesting experience


possibly the black colour everywhere.


11 April 2023

good service location everything was perfect except the cold showers not sure if I would come back because of that

location the radio and tv small free breakfast Photo Booth clean chill areas

cold showers


5 April 2023

Only an overnight, but a clean, well appointed room in a greet location.

Funky and well located.

Bathroom outside of room. minor inconvenience.


4 April 2023


a great place


29 March 2023

Truly an experience!

I loved the aesthetic (especially for the cost) and all of the subtle touches such as the radio turned onto welcome my arrival.



23 March 2023

Very good

Noisy, but that's fine. Part of the charm (and value).


22 March 2023

Very good

Room was very cute and cozy

Water temperature / pressure was inconsistent, but that's the only bad thing I can say.


24 February 2023

Had a few issues while there because of the old building. The staff made everything right (did a hack to have hot water

It was walkable to many places all downtown.

It is older so had some issues


3 January 2023

Great little hotel, would stay here again.

Perfect location to walk to restaurants & shopping, delicious breakfast pastries & drinks every morning, coffee shop in the lobby, cool reading loft on floor 1 1/2. Comfortable beds & massive shower.

Could use a comfy chair in the room, just had a table & stools. People parked out front in the hotel loading zone for ages while having coffee—we ended up walking our luggage up from the garage blocks away.


30 November 2022

Want to feel like a cool Portlandian? Book here. Just be warned, we experienced some downsides.

The whole place just feels cool. From the lobby to the rooms, it’s all very trendy without trying too hard. room was a decent size and we LOVED the Rudy hand wash/shampoo. The breakfast is a nice touch. love the candle scent in the lobby and the location is bang on for exploring the old town and CBD area of Portland.

Our room was above the lobby. Even though they lock the front door at sundown to only let people staying in, they continue to play their music at a loud volume all night. The bass reverberates through the walls and none of us could sleep. Also, the shower in our room didn’t get hot in the mornings. we even left it running for 10 mins to warm up. it didn’t. lukewarm showers at best. One morning the brekky room wasn’t open either. no explanation, just locked. we counted on it to grab a pastry and go, but had to buy brekky somewhere else that day. staff were blasé about everything too, don’t expect a stereotypical US hotel greeting or much friendliness at all. almost felt like anything we asked them was an inconvenience.


15 November 2022

The charm of the hotel makes for a pleasant short stay

the charm of the hotel and the rooms was nice. the charm was a pleasant surprise for the middle of downtown Portland. also enjoyed the cleanliness and simple room layout.

the tv orientation in the room was awkward. and the bathroom was a little small. wish there was a microwave in the room, but the mini fridge was nice to have.


15 October 2022

Fun stay downtown

The aesthetic was vintage and modern. It was in a good area of the city with easy street parking. The temperature in the room perfect.

We booked a room specifically because it was one of the only ones listed with a walk-in shower instead of a bath. We were given a room with a bath. Either we were given a different room or the description on this site is wrong.


14 October 2022

The staff were welcoming and the rooms were clean and comfortable.

The Ace is a cool hotel for young people or families with teens.

Downtown Portland has changed and so the location of the Ace is no longer ideal due to visible homelessness, business closures and terrible service likely due to staffing shortages. Most of the restaurants we remember visiting pre-COVID have been permanently closed. it’s really sad.


2 October 2022

chic, minimalist stay in a good location for walking.

good location walking distance to great bars and restaurants and the river. cool industrial decor. breakfast of pastries and coffee served in the morning. claw foot tub!

rooms are so dark and minimalist.


1 October 2022

I would stay there again but I would probably select a room with better lighting.

Quiet rom, hotel location is great, convenient to the train service so it was easily reached from the airport. Coffee shop next door was excellent. Located close to Powell books. Delicious muffins and danishes at breakfast. Comfortable bed. Seating areas I hotel were interesting.

The room was quite dark even with the shade opened, the room was on the back of the hotel. The lighting in the room was quite dim. Also one had to be mindful of the step-up into the bathroom-especially in the middle of the night.


27 September 2022

Very good

When I checked out I was told that they would email me my bill which they never did! I was asked for my email when I checked in which they might of gotten wrong or they just forgot to send it.


22 September 2022

A classic portal into the DIY aesthetic of the Pacific Northwest.

We liked the help yourself breakfast room with anything you need throughout the day. Our room was minimally decorated with an open-concept shower that has its charm.

Sound travels between floors.


13 September 2022


Coffee room

Shared restroom


5 September 2022

Fun hotel with a comfortable yet industrial feel.

The desk clerk who checked us in was friendly, energetic and helpful. The nighttime doorman was also very friendly. Decor in the lobby was very well done. The half floor common area was really cool, as was the breakfast room on our floor. Our beds were comfortable and had nice linens. The room itself was on the small side, but had a cool industrial feel. I like that they offer reusable glasses rather than disposable plastic ones. The hotel is near a pizza place with a nice little bar around the corner. There’s a ton of other restaurants near by as well. It’s also very nice that the hotel doesn’t have weight or breed restrictions on dogs.

The website indicated that the room had a mini bar. It was actually an empty fridge. A sign in our room said that the lobby had beer and wine for sale, but they do not. I’m not sure if it’s a licensing issue or something else, but it would have been nice to have a night cap at the end of the day. My bill had a convenience fee that I was not aware of when I booked the room. I’m not sure what this fee pertains to. Like most Portland hotels, there is no parking. We parked three blocks away at the US bank garage. Unfortunately my car window was smashed overnight. I don’t know if I would have had a different result had I parked at the Union Bank garage as suggested by hotel staff, so that may be on me. It’s not the hotel’s fault that it happened, but it does speak to what kind of neighborhood the hotel is in. It looked as though someone had walked through the garage smashing windows at random, not just mine. I would stay at the hotel again, but only if I didn’t bring a vehicle.


3 September 2022

Loved the hotel and the Pearl District but for any guests with cars, the parking is tough.

Loved the decor and overall vibe of the hotel. Breakfast was great. It was quiet and I could see it being a perfect place to work if you were there on business. We had a room for two, but our adult kids were in a room for four, and that was also perfect for them.

Parking was a real problem that very nearly ruined our experience. It was hot when we were there and we were strongly warned at the front desk the only safe parking option was a brewery block garage 4+ blocks away, which did not have in-and-out privileges. I parked there initially for the afternoon, but it was hard to find (poor signage), hard to get to driving (many one-way or closed streets), a long walk in the heat (would require multiple trips for me, the driver, because we went back out a couple of hours later for the evening) and not at all clear where long-term spots in the garage were located (guy in the booth was also not helpful but listed many places we could not park overnight). When we returned to the area later that night after dinner, in the dark, still hot out, it was way too much to manage, so we ended up parking in the lot catty-corner from the hotel entrance on 10th Street, which was very convenient, about the same price, and completely safe—for us walking back and the car overnight. But still we worried all night long because of the front desk warnings—this was a rented car and we had to catch a flight out of PDX the next morning—would have been a big hassle and possibly a missed flight if the car had been damaged as the front desk had warned might happen. I suggest you work out a better parking arrangement for guests—and a simple idea would be to have valet parking.


3 September 2022

so fun

loved the alternative aesthetic, beds were comfy , staff who friendly



30 August 2022

I felt immersed in the Portland scene by staying at this hotel-lots of weird places to visit nearby!

Very cool vibe with the facilities & staff. Free bottled water whenever asked. The claw-foot tub was extraordinary after a long train ride. There were plenty of good restaurants nearby - short walk. The lobby was a fun place to hang out.

I missed having a comfy chair in the room to watch TV or relax - the only place to sit was at the desk or on the bed. The lighting was very dim...maybe a dimmer switch would have given me the option for brighter lighting. The coffee at the free breakfast was not good...and Portland should have the best coffee, even the free stuff. I had to buy coffee out to experience a good cup of coffee!


25 August 2022

We had a very nice time at the Ace Hotel

it was convenient and the decor was unusual and had a nice feel. it reminded me of my college dormitory days

The room needed more lighting and the air conditioner unit was not functioning very well. The floor seemed gritty.


19 August 2022

The Ace continues to be an excellent property with good vibes, great location, and well priced.

It had been 9 years since I'd stayed at the Ace Portland and the vibes are still there. Very clean and comfortable well appointed rooms. The location is perfect.

Breakfast bar was out of all items at 9:15am, no hot water in 2nd floor shower (but you can always go to another floor).

Hotel facilities


  • - 24-hour front desk
  • - Laundry (additional charge)
  • - Dry cleaning (additional charge)
  • - Fax/photocopying
  • - Luggage storage
  • - ATM/cash machine on site
  • - Concierge service
  • - Pet bowls


  • - Non-smoking rooms
  • - Facilities for disabled guests
  • - Family rooms
  • - Lift
  • - Heating
  • - Allergy-free room
  • - Non-smoking throughout
  • - Air conditioning

Food & Drink

  • - Snack bar
  • - Wine/champagne (additional charge)
  • - Coffee house on site


  • - Shared kitchen


  • - Wheelchair accessible
  • - Toilet with grab rails
  • - Higher level toilet
  • - Lower bathroom sink


  • - 24-hour security
  • - Key access
  • - Security alarm
  • - Smoke alarms
  • - CCTV in common areas
  • - CCTV outside property
  • - Fire extinguishers
  • - Access to health care professionals
  • - Face masks for guests available
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