The Old Photo Booth at The Ace Hotel


A photographer’s paradise! For all us old school, black & white lovers, this photo booth is NOT for the faint of heart. This is NOT one of those cheesy sticker photo booths that you’ll find in the mall, nor is it the rip off sitting in your local movie theater lobby; this is the real deal!

Sporting the classic era-appropriate looks that it was surely created with, this booth is updated in only the sense that you pay by card. One swipe, 4 dollars and a few seconds later and you’ve got 4 quick chances to strike a pose or funny face of your choosing. After a patient wait of 3 or 4 minutes, the results are that crystal clean old fashioned strip of jet black and cream white shots that the older folks desperately miss from their youth, and the youth intensely crave a chance at experiencing.

This booth is right inside the lobby of the Ace Hotel and is open to the public for use, regardless of whether you have any business at the hotel. It doesn’t hurt that there’s an entrance connecting the lobby to the very suave Clyde Common bar & restaurant. After 2 drinks my boyfriend and I found ourselves spending an ultra quick $30 in that classic machine (oh, how fast that money went, even faster than money spent on alcohol I tell you!).

Still don’t believe me? Try it for yourself, and smell the photos right after they pop out. That ultra rotten smell is proof of the age of this great booth, something that modern ones probably had on the top of their list of stuff to eliminate. It’s a love-hate thing that always goes back to love; the smell may be horrific, but the amazing souvenirs brought away from the experience are enough to overpower any and all of your senses combined!

written by strangelilgirl on 2009-08-24 in #world #locations #ace-hotel #black-white #north-america-team-2 #souvenirs #jewels-of-the-city #old-school #the-shutterbugs #city #photo-booth #lc-a-race


  1. cinzinc
    cinzinc ·

    cool! u should upload what the booth can produce =)

  2. northwardnimbus
    northwardnimbus ·

    yes. this is a winner! love photobooths.

  3. graefin
    graefin ·

    I love those booths!

  4. buster_adams
    buster_adams ·

    To those who wants to find photobooth like that in Paris: check out "Le point Ephemere" "Le palais de Tokyo" and "Le 104"

  5. buster_adams
    buster_adams ·

    to get other photobooth locations go to

  6. stouf
    stouf ·

    I love the last one !

  7. dirklancer
    dirklancer ·

    wow - two years ago ;) still awesome.

  8. onthegophotobooth
    onthegophotobooth ·

    Old is gold. Still in a very good condition.

  9. onthegophotobooth
    onthegophotobooth ·

    Old is gold. Still in a very good condition.

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