We decided we were going to stay overnight in Miami as we had a party to go to at the SLS South Beach. We stumbled upon the Aloft and made reservations as its a new hotel and brand we hadn't yet stayed at.
This hotel definitely has a modern, contemporary, fun vibe. The lobby area is great with the w xyz lounge, a pool table, a snack shop, and TVs. There is also a flashy ticker that runs along the wall. On Thursdays they have a DJ in the lobby and happy hour which was cool. The bartender was horrible though, we had to wait 20 minutes for 2 drinks and the bar wasn't packed at all. She then messed up an order for a dirty martini twice, pouring way too much vermouth! I usually would never send back a drink, let alone twice but the drink was literally undrinkable.
The room was crisp and modern, we were on the 13th floor (of 14) and had a great view of Brickell and downtown Miami. I loved that the rooms also came with a balcony but was surprised there were no chairs on them. The bed was comfortable, and in true W style the bliss amenities were in the bathroom and shower. They give complimentary bottled water which is a refreshing touch. A large flat screen is mounted on the wall and a great workstation and chair are in the room as well. The bathroom was really modern and spa inspired. All in all, I liked this hotel but the service could be stepped up. I called for a cab and instead of just calling one to the hotel I was told I'd have to call. Not a big deal, but little things like that & extensions of service make for a better experience. Other than that I'll definitely explore other aloft hotels in the future when traveling.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Celebrate your style at Aloft Miami-Brickell! Set in the financial district and minutes from Downtown, Port of Miami, Miami Beach, and major attractions like American Airlines Area and Bayside. Walk & explore -only a block from Brickell Metro train station and Mary Brickell Village (shopping, restaurants, nightlife, groceries).Our new Brickell hotel is unlike any other hotel in the Miami-Brickell area. You can mix and mingle over drinks and appetizers at our in-house W XYZ Bar. Relax in our Re:mix lounge, while shooting a game of pool and listening to some tunes. Plan a meeting in Tactic, our sleek meeting space, and come check out our beautiful Backyard for outdoor events!Rest easy, our guest rooms start on the 7th floor. Featuring loft-inspired rooms and suites with ultra-comfortable signature beds, oversized showerheads, custom amenities by Bliss Spa, and more. Every guest enjoys a 42" LED TV, desk with ergonomic desk chair, and connectivity station to maximize work and play.About Us:Aloft Miami-Brickell opened in August 2013. This vibrant and fresh hotel brand is a vision of W Hotels and part of Starwood. Offering 'Style at a Steal' this select-service hotel features loft-inspired rooms and suites set in a fresh and vibrant atmosphere. Offering 'Style at a Steal' this select-service hotel brand is doesn't feature room service, but does feature:(All items open 24 hours unless otherwise listed)* Re:fuel Grab & Go Snack Station- featuring healthy snacks, light meals, and sweet treats. * Re:mix Lounge- featuring mood music, a pool table, comfortable seating, and board games. * Re:charge Gym- connect your iPod/Android to brand new Life Fitness equipment, free weights, and yoga mats.* In-Touch Business Center- Check emails, print directions, or just surf the web.* W XYZ Bar- enjoy signature cocktails and appetizers. (5pm-12am)* Splash Pool- take a dive, swim some laps, or simply catch some rays. (6am-11pm)* Tactic Meeting Room- available for rent. ... more less
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