I'm still kind of laughing about this hotel. First of all, I would probably stay again if the price were right. But it's odd, strange really. The room is like an Ikea vision, all sleek and modern and it almost works. There were problems - the door to the hallway was about 1/8th of an inch offline, which left a gap which meant that you heard everyone in the all. The staff was inventive and gave me masking tape, so with that an a towel, I was able to block the noise.
The bathroom door does not close completely. The engineer came up and it's clear that the problem is a poorly made slider. There wasn't anything he could do. Listen, the secret to my long successful marriage is that we retain a bit of privacy and the bathroom doors really should shut.
Finally, I mentioned to the desk clerk that I found it surprising that there were no drawers for clothes, and he told me that "people on the go don't use dressers." Direct quote. As it later turned out, I saw the marketing literature that the Aloft is for "people on the go and people in the know." Well, I'm on the go 24 weeks a year and I like a drawer. Perhaps I'm not in the know.
It seems like a harmless pretension to position this a high style concept and is amusing in its way. Last week it was filled with Browns fans, who are great people but not really Mac carrying, funky glasses, skinny jean sorts.
There are highlights. The neighborhood is cool. The location to other parts of Cleveland is good. The bar seemed like fun although I'm not a bar person. The beds were very comfortable.
So, overall, if the price were right, I'd come back. But it's a little silly isn't it?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Aloft Cleveland Downtown is located in the heart of the business and entertainment district, near the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum, Quicken Loans Arena, and the Cleveland Convention Center. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aloft Cleveland Downtown Ohio