You Get What You Pay for With This Portland Anti-View
You know the scene. You open the door to your brand new hotel room, run over to the window, open the blinds and bam, you are hit with the anti-view. Maybe you are looking down a dirty alley, witnessing a drug deal, staring at an air shaft in the face, or seeing a brick wall. Whatever you are viewing it is not extremely pleasurable. Help out your fellow hotel mavens by uploading your anti-views to the HotelChatter/Flickr photo pool, or by sending the photo along to us. Remember to tell us the name of the hotel and the room number with the not-so-easy-on-the-eyes view.
This is a classic case of "you get what you pay for." A stay at the Ace Hotel in Portland, Oregon comes with the hipster cache that the other three Aces also enjoy, but oftentimes that means sacrificing things like valet parking and chocolates on your pillow at turndown. For rooms starting from $95 per night, however, that's completely understandable.
Just a word to the wise: when booking at The Ace Portland, there is the option of rooms in the front and rooms in the back. While it's true that the back rooms are quieter, what's left out is that they may face a cement block wall no more than a few feet away. Can you see the sky? Nope. Do you know if it's raining? Nope. Is it quiet and private? Yes. For a couple days' stay, an anti-view this bad is perfectly fine. Any longer and you begin to feel a little claustrophobic and removed from the scene you're trying to be a part of, by staying at The Ace.