This aloft is a typical aloft, if you've stayed in one before. It's currently under construction but they only work during the day. It didn't bother us since we were gone all day. The rooms are spacious. The beds are pretty soft but we slept great. The only complaint I have is the hotel has really thin walls. The doors slam really hard so you hear everyone on your floor that's opened/closed their door. Also you can hear your neighbors. We normally bring a fan to drown out the noise but forgot it this time. The shower is nice but the water pressure is a not strong as I am use to with other hotels. I know Austin is very Green so that could be the reason. The hotel staff is always friendly. The food area downstairs has most every thing you need. We used the wxyz bar at other aloft locations but have not used this particular one. It looked like the others that I've been to.
The location of the hotel is superb. The Domain has some great restaurants and many shops. Many of the shops are high end, such as Neiman Marcus, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany but they also have some regular stuff such as the Apple Store, Lucky Brand, Coach and JCRew. They are also almost done with a Whole Foods Grocery Store, which will be a nice addition. There are also residents who live at The Domain and you'll see them walking their dogs or out and about. We've stayed at the Domain a couple of time and always felt very safe. If you want more chain restaurants, you can head in either direction on the MoPac (local highway) for cheaper choices. The area is just fantastic.
Overall, the hotel is very good but in an excellent location. Enjoy!