We arrived at the Aloft, and it was curious that you walk upstairs (or take the elevator) to the lobby. The lobby has a bar (with live music at night), a pool table, a small eatery, lots of comfy places to sit, and an outside terrace, lit with flaming heaters at night. We were welcomed warmly, and at 1pm, our two rooms were ready. We had requested connecting rooms with a balcony, and that's what we got! The view was awesome, looking out to the mountains.
The rooms are different--not generic. How refreshing. They are probably smaller than those familiar generic rooms, but so much more fun! We had mountain view rooms, and the bed faces out the window, so you can wake up and see the mountains from your bed. The balcony is just a little step out balcony, with glass walls, so it gives one a feeling of...well, being very high up. The bathroom has a large vessel sink, and the commode has a door you can shut (in with the shower). The shower was large, modern pretty, and had a weak spray. The amenities were in dispensers, and were nice (shampoo, body wash). There is an i-pod alarm clock, plenty of outlets, a nice tv, and a desk. Interesting note: one wall of the shower is opaque glass, and that wall is shared with the bedroom area, so that if the shower light is on, you can see it from the bedroom.
And oh! The elevators! Check out the elevator floors! They have tiles of--how do I describe it?--well, just go see them. They are so cool--they shift color and design as you step on them--very cool.
The staff was warm and friendly, ready to serve. The location was great, the place is clean, and has an awesome vibe. Very quiet in the room. We love this newish hotel! We will be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Aloft Asheville Downtown hotel offers a great view of the mountains while being situated in the heart of downtown Asheville, within walking distance of shopping, restaurants, and art galleries. ... more less
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