4.53km from Martin's Corner Bar & GrillWent to the Ace for a local night away and the Ace thoroughly impressed me. Since the pandemic I’ve been to a handful of properties to get away locally. I’ve never stayed at the Ace before but have been there for a wedding when they first opened and another art/music event, some time ago, pre covid. As far as how they’re operating, I haven’t had this experience at any other property. They give you sanitizing wipe packets upon check in for the room. As we approached the room, there was a sticker seal on the door - indicating that the room was cleaned and hadn’t been opened since then. On their site, they share they are keeping rooms empty for 24 hours after cleaning for precaution. These things were a nice touch and I appreciate that as a guest in a covid world. The room was nice and not particularly small even though it was a “small” room. Large shower and toilet with the sink separate from the enclosed bathroom. Comfortable headboard which I want to find for myself. Room was clean and the record player with records is an awesome touch. I liked that there were shelves for my beauty products/hairbrush in the sink area as opposed to having to leave it on the sink top. Hangers and extra hooks, but no drawers in the room, which I would’ve liked, but wasn’t a big deal. There’s a hot water kettle in the room but no glasses or cups, which was a mild bummer but sharing so you can note and request at the front desk, which I imagine could provide. Reservation came with breakfast which was grab&go from the front desk and pretty impressive. Likely due to City Mouse(Lula) running their food service. Options that morning were smoked salmon, yogurt parfait, or overnight oats. We got the smoked salmon and parfait with coffees to go back to the room which tasted like a decent medium/light roast. The smoked salmon came with crisp bread, creme fraiche, hard boiled egg, red onions. The salmon was beautiful and easily one of the best quality lox I’ve had in this city. Yogurt parfait came with Greek yogurt, fruit cup(berries and plums), Honeycrisp apple, and a house made granola bar that was delicious. I was pleasantly surprised with my stay at the Ace. Between the location and experience, I’d come back to stay for sure even though I live 10 minutes away.