This little bit of unexpected whimsy in The Ace Hotel deserved its own post. In the second floor library sits a giant filing cabinet of sorts from many moons ago. Maybe an agricultural seed company or a local bank. Some kind of utilitarian company. It makes for a wall of drawers. Using the house notepads and pencils, all very 1922 elementary school in design, past guests have filled the drawers with quotes, comments, statements, confessions and drawings.
We could have spent hours going through them. Hotels have an inherent bit of mystery, a kind of "if only these walls could talk" air about them that in many hotels you are glad they don't talk, but when you are in a unique and interesting space you wonder what kind of a person trod before you.
In the end the drawers did not contains the answers to life's mystery but it made of an enjoyable 30 minutes of rifling through drawers. And we left some mysteries of our own for guests of the future.