Simple, well designed rooms, stand-up showers, and functional lobbies are why I normally go for Aloft properties. This hotel is the Aloft experience, for the most part. The only bizarre things are the location and parking in a garage across the street.
The hotel is in a weird part of town where there seems to be ample land and yet it's curiously jammed up against all these apartment complexes. The entire thing reeks of a deal crafted by city government to "revitalize" a part of town in lieu of a new stadium a few blocks away that is currently just a hole in the ground.
The hotel is set right against the street with no porte-cochere or obvious signage for where to go to unload a car. This was odd since most of the guests seemed to be business travelers in rental cars. Parking is available across the street in a ramp (what Minnesotans call a parking garage).
There are some good comfort food restaurants within walking distance to the hotel along with light rain transportations a few blocks away. The whole area has this feel of "trying to hard."
The rooms are normal aloft types. The main reason I love these hotels is the stand-up showers and well-lit vanity area. The also, cleverly, don't waist space on closets. The beds are comfortable and the wall-unit ac works well. The lack of true "black-out" curtains was a bummer here. My east facing room got the full force of a very early sunrise.
This hotel would be a winner if it had a better location and actual on-site parking.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Aloft Minneapolis is a bold new hotel featuring loft-inspired design for an easy Twin Cities stay. Stroll out our door to explore downtowns trendy Mill District, rich in history and culture. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aloft Minneapolis Hotel Minneapolis