This budget Starwood Hotels (Westin) property, inspired by the W Hotel chain, is a great option for young business travelers on a budget. Located in North Austin near The Domain shopping village, about 20 minutes north of downtown, the hotel features small trendy "green" rooms with contemporary design and tech-friendly touches. There are ultra-comfortable signature beds, over-sized shower heads, custom bath products, and useful "Plug & Play" connectivity stations. You'll also find a fitness center, heated outdoor pool, bar, and a 24/7 pantry for late-night noshes on healthful snacks. The hotel opened in November of 2009, so everything is still quite new. A nice bar menu with fab small plates was added more recently. Aloft is mere steps from a good many other restaurants, as well as department stores, cafés, and a high-end bistro movie theater. To get downtown, it's just a quick zip down MoPac (Loop 1)—okay, only late at night when there's no traffic. Seldom has a budget hotel felt less like one; Aloft offers good value so long as you don't mind staying so far north of downtown.
Fitness center, heated outdoor pool, bar, free parking, extended-stay and other discounts available, pets accepted, Wi-Fi (free)Web site Aloft
Map11601 Domain Dr. Austin
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