Ace Hotel, New Orleans
New Orleans is a rare world city as much legend as it is a place. Beginning its life as a loose patchwork of wards situated between two lakes and a mighty river, New Orleans' cultural fabric is rich, varied in a way that could never be replicated anywhere else in the world. And: It's the home of American music.
Ace Hotel New Orleans sits on the corner of Carondelet and Lafayette streets in the Warehouse District of one of the best cities on Earth. The feel of weft and warp woven together by countless anthropologies and creation stories far too vast for any single person to own. So it belongs to the whole city.
The hotel is close to up-and-coming art galleries and shopping, museums, cocktails and just a jaunt to the classics of the French Quarter and the modernity of the burgeoning South Market District, a stone's throw to many of New Orleans' best gems like the Sports and Arts Districts, and just a bike ride to the lively Bywater and Marigny neighborhoods, as well as mystical nooks and corners you can explore on your own.
Ace Hotel New Orleans hangs its hat at 600 Carondelet in a beautiful 1928 Art Deco building, flanked by museums and galleries in the city's culturally-rich Warehouse District, long ago called the American Sector, and before that Faubourg Ste. Marie. The historic nine-story building stood until the middle 1970s as Barnett’s Furniture Store, a family business and the first importers of Scandinavian modern furniture in New Orleans.
The area surrounding New Orleans has been a melting pot before the beginning, and has the ability to reinvent itself while staying in place. New Orleans was an early haven for free people of color, and New Orleans' resilience, can-do attitude and populist self-reliance have been pillars of its city life hundreds of years before the Industrial Revolution.
It has a long tenure as one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, it's been ground zero to some of the most complicated tragedies our country has had, and it's given us more uniquely American inventions than anywhere. In these ways, it is perhaps the city living the American dream harder and more passionately than any other.
Things to Know:
- The Ace Hotel is located 20 minutes from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.
- Weather: For March temps can range from low 50's to high 60's.