A Fresh, Funky, Fashionable Hotel
Travelers expecting a standard chain hotel in suburban dominated Vaughan will be in for quite a surprise when they check into Aloft. Inspired by loft style accommodations, Aloft features ultra-modern design with funky retro touches, super stylish finishes, and a lot of comfort.
To say that the rooms of Aloft don’t resemble your typical hotel room is an understatement. You essentially enter through the bathroom, with the main door being right beside the open bathroom area. While the bathroom lacked the tub I so adore, it did have a large, brightly lit, glass shower and one very nice touch – built in shampoo and body wash dispensers attached to the wall. What a great idea! Environmentally friendly, economical, and streamlined. The fact that they were filled with Bliss products was a nice bonus touch.
The bedroom, only separated from the bathroom by a partial wall, featured a massive comfortable bed, small desk, flat screen TV, and industrial looking, unfinished ceilings with unadorned white walls. Winning touches included a kind welcome note with a bottle of water and bag of trail mix from the manager, an awesome robin’s egg blue retro alarm clock, up to date magazines – and complimentary coffee and green apples in the lobby the next morning.
As I was traveling for work, I bypassed the pool, fitness, and bar area (although it looked awesomely cool!) in favor of catching up on my computer. The wi-fi was easy, fast, and reliable – and that always makes for a good experience! Plenty of outlets in the room meant it was easy to charge my devices no matter where I was working.
I have only one complaint. Aloft was easily one of the sleekest, chicest, funkiest hotels I’ve ever been in – but it had horrible views of a shopping center and a parking lot. It was a dismal view in the morning!
Overall, I would recommend Aloft for anyone looking for a fresh, trendy alternative to the standard hotel, as well as for busy business travelers who are looking for a cheerful and funky environment after toiling away in a dull conference room all day!
As always, I welcome and encourage your feedback. Do you like hotels with unusual decor?
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My hotel room was included in a press trip with Central Counties Tourism. This did not affect my review and all opinions remain my own.
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