My wife and I, our two year old son, and our 20lb dog stayed here on a few occasions. We recently sold our home, and in-between moving into our new house, we stayed here as a little mini vacation. I'll spare anyone reading this, a novel with 15+ paragraphs to sift through. Maybe only 10-12.
The main points:
• clean and well designed rooms. These aren't the depressing, tan colored walls, carpet and floral colored polyester bedspread hotels that many of us are used to. The Duvet has a new sheet/cover put on each day, the towels are clean and abundant, and the colors/decor are stylish but welcoming. As a designer, I appreciate stepping into a room that looks like someone cares how it looks.
• Great shower - big, glass shower with great water pressure and scalding hot water (which I like)
• There is no complimentary breakfast, but there are some decent options in the lobby for drinks (energy, protein, juice, sparking water, etc.) fruit, snacks and if you want, they can make you an assortment of breakfast items. It's pricier than let's say, going to the store, getting the ingredients, and making it yourself, but you're also staying in a hotel, so, stop complaining.
• It's pet friendly. We love our dog, but we're not one of those crazy families that thinks their dog is a child, or that it should be allow into a restaurant, or that dresses their dog up in clothes, but when we move from our home, we needed a place to stay with our dog, until we could move into our new home. They allowed our dog to stay in the room, and it even came with a small dog-bed type of pillow on the floor, that was designed for dogs. The rooms were also very clean, which was something I was worried about in a dog-friendly establishment, but you never were given clues of any previous canine presence.
• Wi-fi is a little weak and spotty - it's a hotel, so you can't expect to run your business from here, but I had trouble getting a consistent signal to the wi-fi and I have a brand new laptop so it's definitely the wireless network that has issues
• The TVs are large, but both times we stayed here, it was difficult to change the channels or figure out how to get it to work in the first place. I sound like my grandmother, ranting about technology, but it seriously seemed like the TVs had problems with their setup.
• The salt water pool - my wife and I went back for a 2nd stay, just for the pool. Salt water pools don't seem to be that popular yet on the East Coast, but I was so psyched to swim in this thing. It's wam, shallow enough that I could take my 2 year old into it, and the salt water is a nice change from the skin-burning chlorine that is in most hotel pools.
• The courtyard outside the bar can encourage loud, inebriated, late-night discussions, so if you have kids or like sleeping, don't get a room that overlooks the courtyard. The noise ended around 12:30 on a friday, but I'm sure this can happen during the week, and if I had a business meeting that next day, this would not fly with me.
• The walls are somewhat thin, and I agree with previous reviews, that the doors tend to SLAM shut so on a night with a full hotel, you'll be hearing some occasional slamming, or loud conversations.
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- Aloft Lexington offers a modern and bold travel experience in a historic Boston suburb, surrounded by revolutionary battlegrounds & quaint New England towns and just 20 min from downtown Boston. ... more less
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