Ace Hotel Kyoto

245-2 Kurumayacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
213 Rooms
Cutting-Edge & Happening
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MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

The first Ace hotel in Asia is the Ace Hotel Kyoto, designed by Kengo Kuma and Commune Design. (We won’t be offended if you stop reading right there, and go straight to selecting your dates.) Kuma’s primary contribution as architect was his powerful revision of an early modernist telephone exchange by Tetsuro Yoshida, a departure from the minimalist-luxe concrete symphonies we’re used to. And Commune and Kuma together were responsible for adapting Ace’s eclectic, bohemian aesthetic to Kyoto, paying tribute to this historic city without falling into shoji-screen clichés.

What they’ve created could hardly be more impressive, and is a reminder that the Ace hotels don’t chase trends so much as establish them. The rooms, as always, stop well short of ostentatious luxury, aiming instead at a young, creative audience, the sort of people who’d know what to do with modernist furniture, an in-room turntable, and maybe an acoustic guitar.

And the public spaces, again in typical Ace style, are every bit as important — and inspiring — as the rooms. Here you’ll find the first Stumptown Coffee shop in Japan, as well as a typically versatile lobby space and two restaurants: Mr. Maurice, an Italian-American restaurant with a rooftop cocktail bar, and Piopiko, a taco bar and cocktail lounge by Los Angeles chef Wes Avila.

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Ace Hotel Kyoto
245-2 Kurumayacho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Doctor on call
  • Air conditioning
  • ATM/bank office
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Cribs (subject to availability)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Designated smoking area

Need to Know

  • Rooms cannot accommodate cribs.
  • Extra beds are available for adults 13+ years old at ¥6,215 per adult, per night.
Check in: 3 pm
Check out: 12 pm

Credit cards accepted

Sustainability Measures and Certifications

We ask every hotel in our selection how they are working to make a positive impact on the planet and in their community. This hotel has confirmed the following measures are in place.
Guest Rooms and Public Spaces
  • Conserves energy when rooms are empty
  • Uses energy-efficient heating and cooling
  • Uses energy-efficient lighting
  • Stocks eco-friendly shampoo and soap
  • Gives guests the option to reuse linens and towels
  • No single-use plastic straws
  • No single-use plastic toiletries
  • No single-use plastics
  • Creates seasonal menus from locally sourced produce
  • Offers vegan menu options
Community and Environment
  • Purchases from locally owned businesses
  • Hires locally with fair wages, benefits, and advancement
  • Actively supports the needs of the local community
  • Trains staff in local cultural heritage

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