This hotel was fine for one night. There are over 100 Aloft hotels (part of the Starwood chain), but I chose it because it was at least a little different than the typical cookie cutter chain hotels.
The lobby was definitely the most interesting part. There was club music playing in the lobby when we arrived at 11pm. Gossip headlines were displayed on a board as well (cheesy but different). There is a small snack area in the lobby where you can purchase food (no free breakfast here).
The room was modern and was very different than the typical hotel room which was cool. Everything looked cheap (think Ikea furniture), but who cares since the room price was pretty low for the area (I paid $130). The things I liked the least were that the bed was very stiff, the carpet was really stained, and interestingly the only soap in the room was a dispenser of shampoo/conditioner mix. No hand, face, or body soap.
Also as others have said, the walls are paper thin. I was hoping the people who have complained about the noise in their reviews were just being picky/old, but the complaints are true. It sounded like there was a party right outside my door at 1am.
The hotel is in the middle of suburbia (down the street from IKEA), so do not expect culture here. It worked for me since I was in town for a wedding nearby. It’s in a nice area and you’ll be safe here. Price is good. Overall I would have probably been happier (and gotten more sleep) at a chain hotel, but at least I can say I tried it out.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Aloft Bolingbrook, located in The Promenade shopping center near Mac's, Ikea, and the Arena Auto Auction; is just a short drive to Chicago. Our hotel has a fully-outfitted boardroom and free wifi. ... more less
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