My New Year’s resolution? More date nights like these.
For our first overnight date since Sophia was born ten months ago (!!), I knew exactly where I wanted to go. I had been hearing buzz about the new Ace Hotel since it opened up a few months ago in the West Loop and had to experience it for myself.
The modern but warm vibe is right up my alley.
A black makeup washcloth?? Genius.
We had a medium skyline view room which was perfect for the two of us. I seriously want the gorgeous blanket that is on the bed and their bathrobe that feels like a sweatshirt, both items are actually available for purchase from their shop. The view from our room sparkled at night, which was a nice touch.view from the Way Down bar
We stopped at the Way Down bar on the 7th floor for a drink and apps (Tom loved the short rib Nachos). The bar is casual with a friendly atmosphere and the music was so good I briefly considered going out dancing but then I remembered I have a hard time staying awake past 10:00 p.m. these days so that wouldn’t work well. Chicago’s Restaurant Row is right around the corner so there were tons of great dinner options nearby. We ended up going to Momotaro for a Sushi dinner, sushi being another thing we have cut down on a lot, because we usually have a picky eater in tow. We then went back to the room and stuck on a movie, it was his choice so obviously something DC was on the list to watch (I’m not a massive fan of DC comics/movies but he loves it!), anyways it was whatever was on the TV at the time, did you know different states differ in tastes between Marvel and DC (click here) well I didn’t but of course my partner did! Anyway, it really was a great night overall.
The hotel restaurant City Mouse was our choice for breakfast in bed the next morning, the pretzel cinnamon roll is a must-have in my opinion, but if you are on a New Year’s health kick, the Avocado toast + soft boil egg was a big thumbs up as well. Or if you just want to live it up like me, have both 🙂
I left with tons of home decor inspo. Also side note: I kicked myself for not bringing more outfits because there were so many beautiful areas that were perfect for the ‘gram. If you are looking for a cool and cozy place to stay when visiting Chicago, or you are from Chicago but desperately in need of a date night out, do check out the Ace Hotel.
What is your favorite must-visit hotel in Chicago?