This is a new hotel, open about ten weeks when I arrived in August 2013. The illuminated sign at the top of the building says "aloft, a vision of the W hotels". My last hotel review in April was the W in San Francisco. Now I must say, the similarities are the minimalist design and the focus on the under forty travelers. I didn't like the W, I liked aloft. The big difference, aloft was new, clean and fresh, W was not. aloft was reasonably priced and W was not. aloft was in Cleveland and W as in San Francisco, OK the cities are different to be sure. If you don't like minimalist, then stay away from both hotels.
The hotel is located in the "warehouse district" a typically gentrified piece of redevelopment seen in many cities nowadays with nice restaurants, bars and shops within walking distance from the hotel. The streets were well lit and seemed safe to walk at night.
It is located at 1111 West 10th Street however it will not program in a Google GPS in my car, because the address is too new. I used 1200 and it was close enough. It's setting is on the river and a view from that side of the hotel reveals bridges, train tracks and the river. It is a ten minute drive to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Science museums. The hotel's general manager was nice enough to procure a couple $18.00 general admission tickets for me when I called a few days before my arrival.
The lobby is spartan, bigger than the W, but that is the style. The staff were pleasant and eager to help meet any and all of my needs. They had $25/day unlimited in/out parking. There was live music off the lobby bar on theFriday night when I was there.
All the rooms are the same size, rather simple but neat and basic. My wife likes comfy and not such a "sterile" environment and I was instructed to choose traditional the next time around. The attached photos should show you what I have described. Personally I would go back there again, if she will agree!
- Also Known As:
- Aloft Cleveland Downtown Ohio
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