I stayed at this hotel on business and found the hipster vibe and modern design refreshing. My standard room was very small but laid out thoughtfully, with tasteful yet functional design elements like hooks instead of a closet, shelves instead of a dresser, a sink that sits on top of the counter, wall-mounted dispensers for shampoo, soap, etc. rather than little bottles, and translucent glass in the shower that let natural light through. This modern style is not for everyone but it didn't bother me. In fact, I rather liked it. The neighborhood seems good and there are several decent restaurants within walking distance.
There were a few negatives of my room and the property in general:
The desk chair was too short for the desk and the height could not be adjusted.
The toilet was leaking and would refill with water every few minutes.
The *closet* was not tall enough to hang pants without folding them.
There is no proper restaurant in the hotel. Instead, they have an assortment of junk food and hot-plate items that are generally pretty awful tasting as well as unhealthy.
Although my company paid for the room, I still thought it was a bit high ($160) considering everything.
I think if you like the noveau hipster scene and you can get a better rate than I did, I think the Aloft could be a good choice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Aloft Minneapolis is a bold new hotel featuring loft-inspired design for an easy Twin Cities stay. Stroll out our door to explore downtowns trendy Mill District, rich in history and culture. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aloft Minneapolis Hotel Minneapolis